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18-2021 – Antoinette Badenhorst – Understanding Porcelain

18-2021 – Antoinette Badenhorst – Understanding Porcelain
May 2 – 15 2021
Learn about the peculiar qualities of porcelain in order to throw successfully on the wheel, adding hand built sections
Throwing and decoration. For the intermediate and advanced level


The objective of this porcelain workshop for students is to get and understanding of the medium porcelain. It has different requirements than other clay bodies and when understanding these, it will become easier to use it and to create incredibly fine and intricate objects with it. Other than porcelain that was naturally found in ancient China, Western porcelain is manmade. With it came characteristics that need specific understanding in order to be successful as a porcelain artist.

Techniques taught

During the workshop we will work simultaneously on 3- 5 objects; a combination of hand building and wheel throwing techniques. In that way students will learn to control the drying phases of the porcelain. They will also learn to work with porcelain beyond the wheel, because Antoinette will show and use all possible techniques during the altering process.

Teaching method

Students will be allowed to practice on more pieces on the wheel or by hand building, but Antoinette will control the quality to make sure that just the best five pieces get fired. She would like to encourage students to bring samples or images of their work so that she can understand their needs from the beginning.

Studio space and logistics

This class is suitable for intermediate to advanced students.

The artist

Antoinette Badenhorst is a professional ceramic artist from South Africa with a strong calling for teaching. In the more than 30 years of her career she has taught to students of all levels in many continents. In her work she is focussing mostly on porcelain and has launched successfully an  e-course on understanding porcelain. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and her accomplishments in the field of ceramics and of teaching have been honoured in articles and publications of international magazines. When not travelling for teaching she lives and works in the USA with her husband. www.porcelainbyAntoinette.com



October 6th – 19th 2019


Throwing or handbuilding, woodfiring. Intermediate and advanced


Euro 2300,00



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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