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Instructors 2012

Pietro Maddalena
Richard Phethean
Victor Greenaway
Curtis Benzle
Wally Asselberghs
Sue Morse
Saura Vignoli
Ken Shipey
Leah Leitson
Thomas Welti
Carolyn Genders
Sasha Wardell
Luca Tripaldi
Patty Wouters
John Colbeck
Orietta Mengucci
Rick Hensley
Donna Polseno
Susan Nemeth
Ellen Shankin
Judith Duff



 


PROGRAMME    2012 - 31st year !

01 Throwing marathon
Pietro Maddalena - www.pietro.net
January 2nd - 6th, 2012

The not to miss throw-a-ton for all those suffering throwing abstinence.
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15 Easter in clay
Richard Phethean - www.phethean.clara.net
April 5th - 12th, 2012

A busy session producing work suitable for slip-decoration techniques.
More experienced throwers will be encouraged to increase the scale and scope of their work.
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16 White Earth-Red Earth:
Expressions in Porcelain and Bucchero

Victor Greenaway - www.victorgreenaway.com
April 15th - 21st, 2012

A challenge of combining and enhancing two contrasting materials.
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17 Porcelain: Color and Light
Curtis Benzle - www.benzleporcelain.com
April 22nd - 28th, 2012

Learn to amplify the extraordinary qualities of vitreous porcelain.
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18 Exploring Naked Raku and Ferric Chloride -
The Basics

Wally Asselberghs - www.wallyasselberghs.be
Sue Morse - www.suemorse.com
April 28th and 29th, 2012

Two days of investigation, experiment and test, learning how to use and control the properties of these techniques.
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18a Exploring Naked Raku and Ferric Chloride - Advanced
Wally Asselberghs - www.wallyasselberghs.be
Sue Morse - www.suemorse.com
May 1st - 3rd, 2012

Astonishing results with cross-over techniques. This can be a follow up to course 18 or booked singularly.
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19 Majolica. Mediterranean decors
Saura Vignoli - www.ceramichevignoli.com
May 6th - 12th, 2012

Nothing beats majolica when it comes to bright colours and painterly decoration.
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20 Study abroad in Italy
Ken Shipley - www.shipleypottery.com
www.artapsu.com/tag/ceramics/
May 13th - 26th, 2012

Study abroad in Italy. Earn college credits through Austin Peay State University of Tennessee while studying in Italy.

22 Study abroad in Italy
Leah Leitson
http://warren-wilson.edu/blogs/art/leah-leitson/
May 27th - June 9th, 2012

Study abroad in Italy. Earn college credits through Warren Wilson College of North Carolina.
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24 Italian Inspiration and Italian Techniques
Potters Council Conference
http://ceramicartsdaily.org
June 4th - 16th, 2012

For the second time with Potter's Council: an extraordinary itinerary designed to provide visual stimulation as a valuable teaching and learning tool.
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25 The human figure in clay
Thomas Welti - www.welti-art.ch
June 17th - 23rd, 2012

Plastic figures with clay: The human body in the abstract.
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26 Pattern and Colour using Vitreous Slips
Carolyn Genders - www.carolyngenders.co.uk
June 24th - 30th, 2012

A challenge to combine form, surface and colour leading to uniquely personal and individual work.
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27 Raku and Tuscan fun
Pietro Maddalena - www.pietro.net
July 1st - 7th, 2012

Raku as a firing technique for brilliant colours.
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28 Jewelry in Porcelain.
Sophisticated jewellery with fine porcelain

Luca Tripaldi - www.giallocaino.com
July 8th - 14th, 2012

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29 Saggar firing
Patty Wouters - www.pattywouters.be
July 15th - 21st, 2012

Saggar firing in combination with Terra Sigillata, different clays, combustibles and  sulphates as colorants.
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30 Paperclay with Porcelain
Luca Tripaldi - www.giallocaino.com
July 22nd - 28th, 2012

Tips and tricks out of Lucas endlessly surprising bag of ideas.
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31 The Art of the Wheel
John Colbeck and Pietro Maddalena
www.pietro.net
July 29th - August 11th, 2012

Two potters and educators with a broad and profound knowledge of ceramics, and long and wide experience of teaching. Together for a world class workshop.
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33 Sign and Colour. Decoration techniques
Pietro Maddalena and Orietta Mengucci
www.pietro.net - www.oriettamengucci.it
August 12th - 18th, 2012

Unlimited possibilities of expression with texture, color and pattern through an inspiring ceramic process.
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34 Terra Rossa
Rick Hensley - www.richardhensleypottery.com
August 19th - September 1st, 2012

A throwing course with joy and happy curiosity about making pots and learning new and simple ways to form clay into vessels.
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34a Sculptural Forms for the Garden
Donna Polseno - www.donnapolseno.com
August 19th - September 1st, 2012

Fresh garden pots and sculptures in Tuscan terracotta clay.
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36 The Agate technique
Susan Nemeth - susannemeth.co.uk
September 2nd - 8th, 2012

Sensual objects with a satin like surface using staining and layering slips and porcelains for a range of pure colour and soft, matt feel.
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38 Throwing, throwing and more throwing
Ellen Shankin - www.ellenshankin.com
September 16th - 29th, 2012

Throwing and altering, investigating forms and training skills with a master back for the 6th time!
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40 Sculpting expression into the figure
Beth Cavener Stichter - www.followtheblackrabbit.com
September 30th - October 13th, 2012

A chance to understand and learn from the working process of one of the most interesting figurative ceramic sculptors today.
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42 Relationships: Form - Glazing - Firing
Judith Duff - www.judithduff.com
October 14th - 27th, 2012

Creative problem solving for making functional and sculptural forms by combining hand-built and thrown parts.
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44 Ceramics in Tuscany with Jeff Shapiro
October 26th - November 7th, 2012
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