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Instructors 2016

Curtis Benzle
Rick Berman
Sunshine Cobb
John Colbeck
Lisa Ehrich
Carolyn Genders
Maria Geszler-Garzuly
Andreas Hinder
Kate & Will Jacobson
Sandy Lockwood
Pietro Maddalena
Ute Naue-Müller
Susan Nemeth
Donna Polseno
Heike Rabe
Ellen Shankin
Luca Tripaldi
Sharon Warrington
Lucia Zucconi


28 The Ceramic Animal
Figurative sculpture with special techniques of surface treatment.
Andreas Hinder
July 10th - 16th 2016

Handbuilding. For all

In this workshop Andreas Hinder will share his wide experience of modeling the animal figure. Tips and tricks for easily building of an abstract or figurative sculpture are part of the topic as much as the search of a meaningful expression and of an appropriate surface design.
How does a figure stand on its feet, being those 2 or 4? Which static structure is at the base of the composition? How can we show posture, facial expression and movement? How can we inspire the form with life? Which marks and textures to tell of skin, bristles or fur? All these questions allow for interesting experimentation on various levels.
Participants are welcome to bring sketches for their own projects. The ideas will be worked out by means of smaller models / maquettes in two or three variations. The instructor will hold group demonstrations and, in one to one conversation with each participant, discuss the way of best realizing the projects. The aim is to support each participant in the realization of their own work.
He will demonstrate his construction technique, how initially a socket or the like is made and then build the figure from bottom to top, helping static with temporary auxiliary walls, how best joining parts to avoid future cracks, how to take off weight from the clay feet during the construction. Each participant will finish one or more small to medium size figures.
There will be information for building large, multi-part figures for outdoors, about the composition of engobes, firing curves, frost resistance, base solutions and other questions that will arise during the workshop.

Cost: € 960
The workshop fee includes the following:
- Tuition (class is 6/7  hours per day with 12 hours studio time)
- All Materials
- Lodging in double room; single room add extra cost of 140 €
- Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
- A freshly prepared full Tuscan lunch with wine on all working days


La MeridianaAndreas Hinder trained as a ceramicist and ceramic designer in Höhr Grenzhausen. Since 1994 he has his own studio where he works as a full time ceramicist.
His distinctive animal sculptures are built in stoneware, with a variety of surface structures and finishing.
His small and large sculptures for indoors and frost prof sculptures for outdoors are found in many private and public collections. They fit into the tradition of the artistic representation of the animal that reflect Human attitude, without depriving it of dignity.

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