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22-2019 – Luca Tripaldi – Porcelain, metalsmithing and resin techiques

22-2019 – Luca Tripaldi – Porcelain, metalsmithing and resin techiques
Date: May 26th – June 1st, 2019
Author: Luca Tripaldi
The extraordinary potential of vitreous porcelain

In this course, you will learn basic metal techniques in combination with resins and silicones and clay. We will make jewels joining brass, silver, epoxy resins and ceramic components.
People not particularly interested in jewellery making may, once learned the techniques, apply those to create bigger objects or sculpture. The possibility to integrate metal structures and elements in resin with ceramics is increasingly appreciated and explored by ceramists. Colour and transparency are peculiar to resins to an extent that is not found in ceramics while metal adds strength and can embellish, protect and support a ceramic shape.
Most of the exercises will focus on the basic processing techniques of the two mixed media materials; others are specifically aimed to investigate the possibilities offered by their combination.
Regarding jewellery, we will tackle brazing in its various applications, making rings, closures, chains, bases for pins and cage structures starting with brass and silver wires and plates, the metals used in the course. We will experiment with the use of silicone for making molds in which to cast resin. We will learn how to modify the resin in its density, color, transparency, hardness and surface structure and how to include various materials. We will make both solid shapes or just delicate shells.
The equipment furnished during the course is easy to find at a reasonable cost, once back home. Students will discover that to set up a well-equipped workstation at home, an investment of approximately 300-500 euros is sufficient.

Luca Tripaldi was born in Turin, Italy, where he currently lives and has his studio. After training in graphic design, he worked for ten years in Mario Audello Studios as a sculptor, making masks and special effects for many opera houses like “Scala di Milano” and “Arena di Verona”. In 1998 he opened his own ceramics studio in Turin. He uses porcelain, preferring unglazed surfaces or only glazed in some parts with crystalline glazes and dry glazes, in order to get strong contrasts. The most part of his jewels are in black or white porcelain, decorated with ceramic transfers. He conducts an intensive teaching activitie, holding workshops throughout Europe and the United States. He writes a technical ceramic column for the Italian ceramic magazin ”La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo”.

DATE: May 26th – June 1st, 2019

LEVEL: Handbuilding. Advanced




Additional info

The total cost of the course is 1300 euros
Deposit: 500 euros
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 200 euros
Welcome dinner, welcome breakfast and final dinner.
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days

Payment - Refund Policy

You may withdraw within 14 days of registration without incurring in any penalties and will 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, the deposit will be fully refunded through the same system it was paid. (on-line or with banking wiring.)
La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a different course with similar characteristics and, in case of your acceptance, the deposit will be transferred to the new course.


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