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PROGRAMME 2018 - 37th year !

January 7th – March 31st 2018
The residential twelve week course for an in depth training on throwing, clay bodies, glazes and firing.

Application for the 2019 edition will open
in May 2018

01 Throwing Marathon
One more ton of clay to be centred!
Franco Rampi
January 2nd – 6th 2018

Throwing. For all

15 Understanding Porcelain
Understand the peculiar qualities of porcelain in order to throw successfully on the wheel, adding hand built sections.
Antoinette Badenhorst
April 8th – 21st  2018

Throwing and decoration. Intermediate and advanced
17 Porcelain: Colour and Light
The extraordinary potential of vitreous porcelain.
Curtis Benzle -
April 22nd – 28th 2018

Handbuilding. Beginners/Intermediate
18 On the Path of Shino
Porcelain and Carbontrap Shino glazes.
Sharon Warrington  
April 29th – May 12th 2018

Porcelain/Carbon-trap Shino Glazes, Throwing
19 Jewelery in Porcelain
Design, make and assemble sophisticated jewellery in fine porcelain.
Luca Tripali
May 6th – 12th 2018
Hand building. For all
21 Study Abroad with APSU
Study abroad in Italy. Earn college credits through Austin Peay State University of Tennessee while studying in Italy. 
Ken Shipley
May 13th  - 26th 2018

Throwing. Intermediate and advanc
23 Clay, Gnocchi & More
Learn how to make and use flameware. With Italian cuisine!
Franco Rampi
Lucia Zucconi
May 27th – June 6th 2018

Throwing, handbuilding, cooking. Non beginners
24 Slip Ware Masterclass
A glorious decoration technique in a contemporary interpretation.
Richard Phethean 
June 9th – 16th 2018
Throwing, decoration. Masterclass
25 Woodfiring Symposium with Diagonal 11
Creation of a common piece, to be woodfired in the “Bagnano Express”
June 17th – 30th 2018
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26 Inlaid Porcelain
Coloration and stratification of slips and porcelain bodies to obtain intriguing.
Susan Nemeth
June 24th – 30th 2018
Handbuilding. For All
27 Mould making & Bone China
Paper mould making techniques and casting pieces in bone china with a master of materials.
John Shirley 
July 1st – 7th 2018
Mould Making and Casting. For all
28 Watercolour on Porcelain
The use of soluble metallic salts, for captivating colour effects. 
John Shirley 
July 8th  – 14th  2018

Decoration techniques. Intermediate
29 Naked Raku and Mica Infusion related Bare Clay Techniques.
Naked Raku over colourful surfaces.
Kate & Will Jacobson
July 15th – 28th 2018

Raku. For all
32 Stoneware Throwing
A two weeks training on the wheel with an exceptional potter and educator of profound knowledge and humanity.
John Colbeck
Assistant instructor: Franco Rampi
August 5th – 18th 2018

Throwing. For all
34 Porcelain Throwing
An advanced course about throwing and finishing porcelain vessels.
John Colbeck
Assistant instructor: Franco Rampi
August 19th – September 1st 2018

Throwing. For all
36 Tuscan Sculpture Symposium
Sculpture from the life model. With possibility for casting
Facilitators: Lorri Acott and Adam Schultz
September 2nd – 15th 2018  

Sculpture. Intermediate and advancedl
138 Advanced Jewelry in Porcelain
Further techniques for sophisticated jewelry in fine porcelain.
Luca Tripaldi
September 16th – 22nd 2018

Hand building. Advanced
38 Shape’n Shake in Tuscany
Ellen Shankin -
September 16th – 29th 2018
Throwing. Intermediate and advanced
For information and booking please write to Ellen Shankin: 
39 Screenprint on Clay: The Ship
Transferring images with the possibility of superimposing colour.
Maria Geszler-Garzuly
September 23th – 29th 2018

Handbuilding. For all
40 The Layered Figure
Coil-building the human form and developing surface imagery through drawing, carving and texturing.
Adrian Arleo
September 30th  - October 13th 2018

Sculpture. Non beginners
42 The Ceramic Animal
Figurative sculpture with special techniques of surface treatment.
Andreas Hinder
October 14 – 20, 2018
Handbuilding. For all
PICCOLPASSO- Tutored Residency
A tutored ceramic experience, structured around the proposals of participants.
John Colbeck & Franco Rampi
October 21st  - December 15th 2018


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