June 13 – 19 2021
Because of unforseable problems, this year, the course will be taught by Teja Hlacer
Handbuilding. For all
Learn about various image transfer techniques to use on clay. starting from own photographs, sketches and drawings..
First step we print on clay slabs, with which subsequently we build objects inspired by the theme “Music and Instruments”. We will make sculptures to decorate and embellish, just as luthiers did in the past with their instruments. A Cellist herself, Maria notes how instruments resemble the human body, not only in form but also in voice, leading thus to a wide metaphorical meaning. We will learn how to produce the matrix for screen-printing in the dark room. We will use stoneware, porcelain and colored engobes, and the work will be fired at 1150 ° C.
Maria’s poetic approach, her sense of humor and her extensive experience make each of her workshops an unforgettable experience.
In accordance with Maria Garzuly, the course will be taught exceptionally by Teja Hlacer
Teja Hlacer was initiated to ceramics in her childhood. Whilst studying Cultural Anthropology, she nurtured her artistic talent in field research and studies of traditional pottery in Slovenia, her native country. Over time, her main interest has shifted to ceramics. Teja is an excellent teacher and masters many techniques in the field of artistic and functional ceramics. She has collaborated with La Meridiana for many years, assisting international clay artists and teaching workshops herself. Her work has been shown in galleries and in international group exhibitions. She regularly contributes to the recognition of ceramics in Slovenia and likes to share knowledge and making ceramics around the world.
“Maria Geszler-Garzuly completed her studies at the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Budapest in 1965. She worked as an industrial designer between 1966 and 1980, setting up her own studio in 1975. Her work is award-winning and can be found in museums and collections around the world. Her competent teaching style is appreciated by the students of workshops, seminars and simposiumns around the world. She says about her inspiration: “We are part of the wonderful or threatening nature that surrounds us – this philosophy of Rousseau has inspired me for decades in the creation of works of art. It is my way of looking at the landscape when I take photographs, the way I touch clay and porcelain when I take it in my hand. This is how I perceive wet clay and my silkscreen images when I organically create the curves and sculptures to decorate. It is the desire that leads to hills, endless meadows, waters and beaches, to then dissolve and get lost in “nothing”, “infinite”.
Maria Geszler Garzuli
June 13 – 19 – 2021
|Length of course
5 working days in the studio
Handbuilding, Surface techniques
For all levels
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.