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La Meridiana Ceramic Courses

Instructors 2011

Course number:
01 Pietro Maddalena
17 Richard Phethean
18 Robbie Lobell
24 Susan Nemeth
25 Pietro Maddalena
27 Luca Tripaldi
27a Virginia Pates
28 T.Toland & B.C.Stichter
29 Pietro Maddalena
30 Luca Tripaldi
31 D.Polseno &      R.Hensley
33 P.Maddalena &             O.Mengucci
34 Ruthanne Tudball
36 Luca Tripaldi
37 Lorri Acott-Fowler
38 Pietro Maddalena
38A Pietro Maddalena
40 Melissa Farquhar
41 Carolyn Genders

31 Confident Pots!
Donna Polseno & Rick Hensley

July 31st - August 13th, 2011
Throwing and handbuilding. For all

This course is an opportunity for further development for students who have already gained some degree of throwing and clay working experience. It will be a chance for practicing, perfecting, and personalizing work as well as experimenting with some different methods. We will use stoneware clay to make pottery forms for functional and decorative use that will be fired in reduction kilns. There will be various projects presented for students to concentrate on depending on their skill level and interests. Each day there will be demonstrations of different forms such as cups, bowls, vases pitchers, teapots and various lidded forms. Several of these forms will be thrown and altered or made with slabs and coils. We will talk about timing! When to attach handles, spouts, feet and when to bend, trim, and alter. There will be an emphasis on surface treatment with discussions and demonstrations of the use of pattern and decoration as a way to enhance and personalize forms using slip and with wax resist glazing technique.

Cost € 1.480  It includes welcome dinner, lunches, lodging, tuition, materials and firings

La MeridianaDonna Polseno made her studies and graduated in 1974 at Rhode Island School of Design. She has received important grants and has been teaching in some of the most well established Schools and Universities of the USA. Her sculptural work is about the female figure and pottery and how they relate to each other symbolically. Since a few years she is regularly in Italy where in 2008 she was one of the six artists at the International Ceramic Sculpture Show “CONCRETA” in Certaldo , Florence.

Richard Hensley is internationally known for his distinctive porcelain pottery. He has been a studio potter for 30 years and a teacher at Hollins University for the last five years. He has been published in books and magazines, shown in museums and the recipient of the prestigious NEA Fellowship. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and in Izmir, Turkey. He has taught in short term positions at several prestigious universities and at the Jingdezhen Institute for Ceramics in China. 

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