Karin Putsch-Grassi www.putsch-grassi.it
July 2nd – 8th 2017
Handbuilding or throwing. For all
The aim of this course is to broaden the awareness of the range and variety of work possible with this firing technique. It will provide an introduction to many aspects of the making, decorating and firing, with particular attention to surface treatments.
Beginners will be making forms with slab techniques, those who have experience of throwing may choose to work on the wheel. Karin will introduce the particular technique that she has developed and called “cut and stretch”. It allows for elegant to rustic surface effects.
After the initial days of making, there will be various firings, so to allow each participant to understand the process and to apply on the final pieces. Karin will talk about her experience of Raku that she has practiced for many years in Italy and broadened by travelling and working in Japan. Through group demonstrations she will show and explain the various concepts and techniques and then assist each participant individually so to permit successful learning for students of all levels.
The total cost of the course is 980 euros; Single price supplement: 150 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 150 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days
Karin Putsch-Grassi was born in Germany in 1960. She apprenticed with Albrecht Kiedaisch in Tübingen and subsequently earned a “Maestro d’Arte” diploma in Florence, under the ceramicists Salvatore and Stefano Cipolla. She opened her own studio where she worked and experimented with local clays, glazes and firings. After attending several workshops with John Colbeck, in 1989 she moved to London for a year, where she earned a diploma in ceramic art at the Goldsmiths’ College. She has participated in various seminars all over Europe, where she has been able to explore innovative techniques under the Master Ceramicists Takeshi Yasuda, Ruthanne Tudball, Wally Keeler, and Daphene Corregan.
Karin Putsch-Grassi’s works have been displayed at numerous exhibitions and museums throughout Europe and in Japan and have found a place in many private collections. www.putsch-grassi.it