May 2 – 8 2021
A glaze course for the understanding of glaze materials and glazes.
Some experience required
In this course, students will receive specific information about the nature of glazes and the part played by different materials in their formation, in order to gain a base for approaching the making of their own glazes.
Nature of the course
The workshop will focus on oxidation glazes at high temperature, for firing in the electric kiln. Firstly, participants will mix and fire glaze tests and material tests. These tests will cover many practical aspects: mixing and preparing a glaze batch, designing a glaze experiment, applying a glaze (on tiles and small test-pots), testing glazes on different clay-bodies (stoneware and porcelain), and firing. These visual supports, joint with the technical explanations will guide the participants to comprehend how a glaze works, why it does what it does, in addition to understanding the role of the different raw materials and the colors that can be achieved. Successively each participant will design a personal experiment in order to learn how to modify and adjust a glaze.
The approach of this course relies on a practical and empirical method. Infact, the comprehension of glazes will derive from the observation of phenomena perceived in the glaze experiments. Furthermore, the scientific approach derived from the work of Herman Seger will be introduced on the last day, once the practical work has been completed.
Basic knowledge about ceramic materials is recommended. There will be a maximum of 8 participants.
After her studies in Art History in Paris and Florence, Eve Carrobourg pursued in the field of ceramics. She was trained at La Meridiana under the guidance of its founder Pietro Maddalena and John Colbeck. She extended her collaboration by staying as workshop-technician for the School where she discovered a true passion for glazes.
After having completed a specialization on high-fire glazes in France, she worked as a full-time teacher on glaze-technology at the CNIFOP Ceramic Centre in France.
She was prized by the “Marcel-Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation” to fulfill a research on glazes. She is currently completing her research in order to publish a book on high-fire glazes, to be released in 2022.
May 2 – 8 , 2021
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5 working days in the studio
Some experience required
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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 at additional fee of 220 euro 180 euro per week;
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.
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.
La Meridiana is equipped to comply with the current safety standards regarding Covid-19, including social distancing between people in and outside the studio. The daily maintenance of hygiene measures is guaranteed. Please note that participants will be required to follow the security protocol and to comply with some simple precautions.