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16-2021 – Simon Levin – A Lot of Fire

16-2021 – Simon Levin – A Lot of Fire
 April 18 – May 1 2021
Making and firing for non-glaze finish
Throwing or handbuilding, woodfiring. Intermediate and advanced


Ever want to understand a wood kiln?  Repetition is key. 

Techiques taught

In this innovative class we will load and fire the La Meridiana Train kiln twice in two weeks.  The course will cover loading, and firing techniques, as well as kiln design, developing clay bodies and making a firing schedule based on aesthetic preferences. 

Teaching Method

Through focused exploration and experimentation of the new kiln, your work, and a variety of clay bodies we will set the stage for a tremendous amount of growth. Attention will be given to making techniques as we fill each kiln load, but this is essentially a kiln class, where we learn by doing.  Students will leave the two week course more confident and capable to wood fire. A basic knowledge of throwing or hand-building techniques is required.

The Artist

Simon Levin: “In 1993 I fell in love with the movement of flame through a wood-kiln. Its sensuous quality is something I seek to capture in my work with soft forms, full curves and flame paths etched into the surface. This quest led me to an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. I now own Mill Creek Pottery in Wisconsin, where my apprentices and I work to advance the cause of wood-fired pottery.
In 2013 I was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taiwan exploring the potential of local materials. Recently I have been a visiting artist, lecturer and kiln builder at The China Academy of the Arts in Hangzhou. There my apprentices and I have been bringing a technology that originated in Asia and has evolved in the incubator of the United States back to Asia. Clay is central to my life.”

DATE: April 18th – May 1st 2021

LEVEL: Throwing or handbuilding, woodfiring. Intermediate and advanced



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Additional info

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 440 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast, final dinner
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days

Payment - Refund Policy

A deposit is required at registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the payment on-line. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, you will receive confirmation of registration once the deposit has been accredited in our bank account. The balance must be paid at the beginning of the course.

You may withdraw within 14 days of registration without incurring in any penalties and will have the deposit fully refunded.  No refund of deposits past 14 days of registration, pursuant to articles 53 and following of the EU consumer protection legislation.
If La Meridiana cannot hold the course due to unforeseen events beyond our control, La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a voucher for a different course of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years. The deposit will be transferred to the new course.

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