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Instructors 2019

Curtis Benzle
Tony Clennell
John Colbeck
Eddie Curtis
Lisa Ehrich
Dorothy Feibleman
Alessandro Gallo
Carol Gouthro
Mette Maya Gregersen
Simon Levin
Sandy Lockwood
Brenda Mc Mahon
Donna Polseno
Lisa Reinertson
Marcia Selsor
Ellen Shankin
Liz Summerfield
Luca Tripaldi
Tip Toland
Lucia Zucconi


17.2019 The Blossom Session
Drawing Form from Nature: sketch, hand-build, slip techniques, and firing.
Robbie Heidinger www.robbieheidinger.com
April 27 – May 3, 2019

Handbuilding. For all

Find new forms drawing from the natural beauty, right outside our doorstep at La Meridianas' Nature Classroom. We will start with sketches that will inform and inspire our work. Then we transfer these ideas into paper patterns that will be applied to slabs of clay. Students will learn how to handle the material in its various states. They will become comfortable getting the material to stand up and hold its form. Robbie Heidinger will demonstrate many ways to incorporate texture into the work, using both found objects and imagined surfaces. As the work sets up we will apply slips, learn resist techniques, monoprinting on clay and more; all to create beautiful vessels fit for the Etruscan gods. Morning demos will prepare you to go from a basic cup structure to goblet, then ewer etc....
Discussions, handouts, and inspiration will be provided - this is an ALL LEVELS class so individual attention will be given to each student to help them reach their goals. The workshop takes place in the Nature studio, in the gardens of La Meridiana and may be reached climbing a set of stairs.

The total cost of the course is 1300 euros
Deposit: 400 euros
The workshop fee includes the following
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room; single room on request, add 200 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast, final dinner
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days

La MeridianaRobbie Heidinger. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from NYU and many years as a commercial animator and textile designer in NYC, Robbie chose to explore the intersection between painting and clay to further her artistic expression. In 1995 Robbie received an MFA in Ceramics from RISD. In 2009 she was awarded Massachusetts’ highest honor -- an Artist Fellowship in Crafts. She has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums across the country. Some highlights are The Archie Bray Foundation, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Howard Yezerski Gallery, San Angelo Museum of Art, and permanent collections of The Crocker Art Museum, CA, Lawrence Art Center, KS, and The Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, NY. www.robbieheidinger.com









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Loc. Bagnano, 135 - 50052 Certaldo (Italy) - Telefono: +39 377 2709500 - Fax: +39 055 7472458 - info@lameridiana.fi.it