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Instructors 2011

Pietro Maddalena
Richard Phethean
Robbie Lobell
Ken Shipey
Susan Nemeth
Luca Tripaldi
Tip Toland
Beth Cavener Stichter
Eduardo Lazo
Donna Polseno
Rick Hensley
Orietta Mengucci
Ruthanne Tudball
Lorri Acott-Fowler
Gay Smith
Melissa Farquahr
Carolyn Genders


CONCRETA 2010
La Meridiana International Sculpture Exhibition
September 10th – October 30th , 2010

 


PROGRAMME    2011  - 30th year !
WORK IN PROGRESS

01 Throwing marathon
Pietro Maddalena - www.pietro.net
January 2nd - 6th, 2011
A four days marathon for all those suffering throwing abstinence.
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17 Easter in clay : Slipware in the European tradition and as a contemporary art form
Richard Phethean - www.phethean.clara.net
April 23rd - 30th, 2011
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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18 Clay cooking pots - From the kitchen to the table
Robbie Lobell - www.robbielobell.com
May 1st - 14th, 2011
Clay Cooking Pots  -  From the Kitchen to the Table
Make your own high fire flame ware cooking pots. This is a  workshop designed for both students with wheel-forming and/or handbuilding experience.
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20 Study abroad in Italy
Ken Shipey
May 15th - 28th, 2011

24 The agate technique. Inlaid coloured porcelain
Susan Nemeth - website      
June 5th - 11th, 2011      

Susan is known for her sensual objects with a satin like surface. In this workshop we explore colour and design, using various techniques of staining and layering slips and porcelains. Firing and finishing techniques will produce a range of strong, pure colour and soft, matt feel.
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25 Sign and color. Decoration techniques
Pietro Maddalena - www.pietro.net
June 12th - 18th, 2011
Explore the infinite possibilities of expression with texture, color and pattern that only ceramic processes can offer.
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26 Study abroad in Italy
Frank Goryl
June 19th - 25th, 2011

28 The domestic and the wild.
Sculpting gesture into the figure

Tip Toland and Beth Cavener Stichter
www.tiptoland.com - www.followtheblackrabbit.com
July 3rd - 16th, 2011
Two outstanding American sculptors, for the first time in Europe to teach a workshop. They produce expressive, haunting sculptures that touch a nerve in most people exposed to them. Their joint teaching is complementary in order to offer different building techniques for large figures.
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29 Throwing techniques and vapour glazing
Pietro Maddalena - www.pietro.net           
July 17th - 23rd, 2011
A brief and intensive experience of making and firing with this unique technique
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30 Smoke firing with paperclay and porcelain
Luca Tripaldi
- www.giallocaino.com            
July 24th - 30th, 2011 
Work will be smoke fired in order to trap a variety of beautiful greys and shades of iridescent colours.
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31 Confident Pots!         
Donna Polseno and Rick Hensley   
www.donnapolseno.com - www.richardhensleypottery.com
July 31st - August 13th, 2011  
Throwing and handbuilding for both functional and decorative uses with an emphasis on harmonization and highlighting shape through decoration.
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33 Raku with Tuscan fun
Pietro Maddalena and Orietta Mengucci
www.pietro.net - www.oriettamengucci.it
August 14th - 23rd, 2011

Interested in throwing or hand building? Want to improve your technique, expand your visual vocabulary? Experience raku ? This is the course you have been looking for.
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34 Realizing and exploring your own creativity through throwing and soda glazing
Ruthanne Tudball - www.ruthannetudball.com
August 24th - September 3rd, 2011
Deal with the scale, utility, context and meaning of objects.
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36 The magic of crystalline glazes on porcelain
Luca Tripaldi - www.giallocaino.com
September 4th - 9th, 2011
Create unique pieces and jewelry using the glamour of this really special glazes.
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37 Raku sculpture with  paperclay
Lorri Acott-Fowler - www.lorriacottfowler.com
September 10th - 17th, 2011
A new way of working using paperclay that will be raku fired.
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38 Luxuriating in form and surface
Gay Smith - www.gertrudegrahamsmith.com
          
September 18th - October 1st, 2011
Soda firing. For the second time at La Meridiana, Gay teaches with passion and expertise that comes from her long experience as a master potter.
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40 Mastering dinnerware      
Melissa Farquhar - www.quintessentialclay.ca          
October 5th - 16th, 2011
Canadian Melissa Farquhar is producer of elegant tableware in fine porcelain. In this workshop she investigates function and form, specifically for food vessels, without neglecting to investigate the food itself!
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41 Pattern and colour using vitreous slips
Carolyn Genders - www.carolyngenders.co.uk
October 16th - 22nd, 2011
Develop design ideas and use of colour, texture and pattern to create exciting ceramic surfaces, drawing inspiration from the Tuscan landscape, particularly beautiful in the autumn when the colours are rich and vibrant.
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Loc. Bagnano, 135 - 50052 Certaldo (Italy) - Telefono: +39 377 2709500 - Fax: +39 055 7472458 - info@lameridiana.fi.it