The acquisition of technique is an enabling experience. The more skill a person has, the greater confidence and freedom of expression there is.
Our intensive courses are particularly suited to the present, where many people find themselves with more time available. The major length also makes the complication of nowadays travel more worthwhile and for many this is a good time to invest into formation. As testified by former students, the instruction received in an intensive course resonates for many years to come, contributing to amplify the breadth of inspiration and the skill o transform these inspirations into personalized, well executed work.
Specifically in the field of functional ceramics, La Meridiana offers  long-term courses that aim to build a strong foundation in the knowledge and practice of ceramics. They are scheduled annually and can be attended following an application process.


Every year from January to March. Application  by written proposal.

On Centre has a strong focus on throwing, glazing and firing for functional ware. The program includes the throwing and finishing of both functional and one of a kind objects, the study of claybodies and glaze compositio,n and the development of a personal visual vocabulary. A woodfiring is also part of the programme.


This two-month long course is hold every year from  mid-October to mid-December and provides a foundation in throwing, an introduction to glaze theory, to loading and firing kilns.
Application is by written proposal.

On the Wheel!

The course lasts one month. It is a full immersion into throwing and you will have to worry about nothing else than clay. A chance for real progress.