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PROGRAMME 2019 - 38th year !

Tony Clennell
& Franco Rampi
January 6th – March 30st  2019
The residential twelve week course for an in depth training on throwing, clay bodies, glazes and firing.

Applications for the edition of 2020 will be open May 1st to June 15th 2019.

14.2019 Clay, Gnocchi & More
Learn how to make and use flameware. With Italian cuisine!
Franco Rampi
Lucia Zucconi
April 4th – 14th , 2019

Throwing, handbuilding, cooking. Intermediate

16.2019 Transitions
A course that combines hand building and throwing to create composite forms.
Eddie Curtis
April 16th – 27th 2019


17.2019 The Blossom Session
Drawing Form from Nature: sketch, hand-build, slip techniques, and firing.
Robbie Heidinger
April 27 – May 3, 2019

Handbuilding. For all
18.2019 Spring throwing marathon
Franco Rampi
April 28th – May 4th, 2019

Throwing. For all
19.2019  Exuberant Clay: Exploring Form and Surface
Carol Gouthro
May 5th – 18th, 2019

Handbuilding. Intermediate/Advanced
20.2019 Soluble salts in low fire saggar
Marcia Selsor
May 5 - 11, 2019

Throwing and handbuilding. Intermediate

21.2019 Porcelain: Colour and Light 
The extraordinary potential of vitreous porcelain.
Curtis Benzle -
May 19th – 25th 2019

Handbuilding. Beginners/Intermediate

22.2019 Porcelain, metalsmithing and resin techiques
The use of clay, resin and metal for jewellery and sculpture.
Luca Tripaldi
May 26th – June 1st, 2019

Handbuilding. Advanced

220. 2019 The Expanded Vessel
Making vessels for serving and containing
Kala Stein
May 26 - June 4, 2019
Throwing and/or handbuilding. Non beginners

23.2019 Inspiration from the Italian Renaissance and Beyond
Figurative sculpture with the live model
Lisa Reinertson
June 2nd – 15th, 2019

Sculpture. For all

24.2019 Jewellery in Porcelain
Design, make and assemble sophisticated jewellery in fine porcelain.
Luca Tripali
June 9th – 15th 2019

Handbuilding. For all

25.2019 The Vessel/Figure Revisited
Hand-building methods for vessels with reference to the figure.
Lisa Ehrich -
Donna Polseno -
Susan Mollet
June 16th – 29th, 2019

Handbuilding. Intermediate

27.2019 Exploring Form for the Table
Woodfiring and an Italian Feast
Sandy Lockwood -
June 30th - July 13th 2019

Throwing, woodfiring. Intermediate and advanced

28.2019 Clay waves
Spontaneity and study in a workshop that combines handbuilding and the use of organic shaped moulds
Mette Maya Gregersen
June 30th – July 6th , 2019

Handbuilding. For all

29.2019 Rainbows
Colour, transparency and texture with liquid porcelain.
Luca Tripaldi
July 14 – 20, 2019

Slip casting and decoration. For all.
30.2019 Summer Throwing
Franco Rampi
July 25th – August 3rd, 2019

Throwing and Glazing. Beginners and Intermediate

32.2019 Stoneware Throwing 
A two weeks training on the wheel with two exceptional potters and educators.
John Colbeck
Franco Rampi
August 4th – 17th 2019

Throwing. For all

34.2019 Porcelain Throwing
Throwing and finishing porcelain vessels.
John Colbeck
Franco Rampi
August 18th – 31st 2019

Throwing. For all

36.2019 Sculpting from life
Methods for handbuilding the figure solid and painting it realistically when fired.
Tip Toland and Alessandro Gallo
September 1st – 14th, 2019

Sculpture. Intermediate and advanced

37.2019 Advanced Jewellery in Porcelain
Further techniques for sophisticated jewelry in fine porcelain.
Luca Tripaldi
September 15th – 21st 2019

Handbuilding. Advanced

39.2019  Shape’n Shake in Tuscany
Throwing Intensives with a master potter of great experience.
Ellen Shankin
September 15th – 28th 2019

Throwing. Intermediate and advanced
For detailed information and booking please contact Ellen Shankin.

40.2019  Nerikomi Magic
Coloured, laminated porcelain.
Dorothy Feibleman
September 29th – October 5th, 2019

Handbuilding. Intermediate and advanced

41.2019 Creating Dimensional Wall Art
Ondulating and dimensional ceramic tile murals
Brenda Mc Mahon
September 29 – October 12, 2019

Tile Making. For all

42.2019 Piccoli Fuochi
Making for non-glaze finish in a 48 hours wood-firing
Simon Levin
October 6th – 19th 2019

Throwing, woodfiring. Intermediate and advanced

43.2019 Form & Decoration
A two-month intensive course on throwing and decoration techniques for stoneware.
John Colbeck & Franco Rampi  
October 20th  - December 14th 2019
Application for the 2019 edition are open from December 1st 2018 to March 1st 2019.
44.2019 Fireworks
Community woodfiring in La Meridiana’s “Bagnano Express” 
Teja Hlacer and David Trueb
November 3rd – 9th 2019

Woodfiring. Non-beginners
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