16a-2024-Carson Culp – Throwing Marathon

April 14 – 20 2024
Unlimited clay and the wheel

Throwing. For all levels


Throwing Marathon – back to the starting line again!
There have been many sucessful editions of this classical course and it is still in great demand. This workshop consists of a five intensive days on the wheel, with t
ons of clay available.

Techniques taught

Starting with a revison of the basics, the Throwing Marathon continues with demonstrations on the wheel of different forms, including bowls, cups, plates, vases and pitchers. Then, techniques for completing some of the work like trimming, pulling handles, addition of feet, will be shown. On the wheel we’ll be pulling and pushing, altering forms, cutting and adding clay. Round pots, oval pots, square pots, handles, spouts, lids, wings and horns!

Teaching method

Teaching is based on demonstrations and much individual attention. Throughout the well structured programme, each session will provide new inputs and stimulus. Students will have plenty of time to practise all techniques shown and find inspiration in the on site ceramic gallery that shows a wide range of ceramic pots and vases.The Throwing Marathon does not include any firing but focusses totally on the making. It opens up a perspective of worryfree training and experimenting and is a great opportunity for real progress. Video clips for individual repetition of all techniques shown will be available to all students.


A delicious mid day meal is included on all working days. Students will study in the suportive environment of La Meridiana.

The Artist

Carson Culp is currently based in Portland OR. He has been an apprentice at the Leach Pottery, a resident in Japan, Mexico, Italy and the US. He likes to use traditional techniques to make work that is relevant. As a potter, he is dedicated to his craft and open to the exploration of forms, new and old. In addition to opening his own studio in Portland, he has taught in clay studios during his residencies. Since 2023 he collaborates with La Meridiana. https://culppottery.com @culppottery


Carson Culp


Sunday April 14 (arrival) – Saturday April 20 (departure) 2024




For all levels

Total cost:

€ 1720

Deposit for booking

€ 500

Payment and 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, the registration will be confirmed once the deposit has been accredited in our banking 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. If the course cannot be hold or the student cannot participate due to treasons related to the pandemic, the student may also electo to have his deposit refunded, minus an administration fee of 60 euros.

Additional Information

The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day;
Studio open 11 hours per day;
All materials and firings;
Lodging in shared double room in apartments of simple standard at maximum 15 minutes walking distance.
Single room and/or upgraded accommodation on request, at additional fee. All apartment types have shared kitchen and shared bathroom facilities. Please note that at times, not all room types may be available.
Freshly prepared three course lunch with wine on all working days;
Welcome breakfast, Welcome and Final dinner;
Coffee break in the mornings and in the evenings.


At booking, you may choose your preferred room type but please note that depending on the availability, certain types at times may not be offered.

Course  including lodging in Standard accommodation in double room at maximum 15 minutes walking distance Euro 1720
Course including lodging in Standard accommodation in single room at maximum 15 minutes walking distance Euro 1980
Course including lodging in upgraded accommodation with use of swimming pool in shared double room at maximum 8 minutes walking distance Euro 1900
Course including lodging in upgraded accommodation with use of swimming pool in single room at maximum 8 minutes walking distance Euro 2080
Course without lodging Euro 1460

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