June 20th – 26th 2021
The fascination of lightness and transparency
Handbuilding. For all
The appeal of paperclay derives from its excellent properties. By inserting fibre into the ceramic mixture, it becomes very workable and therefore lends itself to a wide variety of approaches. Porcelain paperclay, as used in this course, enhances the transparency of the porcelain further and allows for the making of very thin objects and extravagant shapes, almost impossible to achieve with other materials.
A variety of techniques will be addressed: Liquid paperclay, paperclay worked at the plastic state and in slabs, methods with dry paperclay. To create shapes we may use molds and cardboard supports. Furthermore, coloured paperclay will allow for beautiful effects.
Guided by the instructor, everyone will be able to express their creativity by creating light, thin and sophisticated objects. At the end of the course, everyone will have a rather broad knowledge of the techniques and potential of paperclay. Some pieces will be bisqued and glaze fired, others once fired to high temperature. The course is open to all levels of knowledge. Beginners may approach this material successfully, whereas the more experienced will find stimuli through the unusual possibilities the material offers.
Sara Kirschen was born in Rome in 1975. After earning a degree in sociology, in the early nineties she discovered a profound interest in the art of ceramics. Self taught, she is now a professional potter and teacher. In the past, she has attended workshops at La Meridiana, and assisted many artists, among others Susan Nemeth. Versatile with different techniques, coloured porcelain has become her favourite means of expression. www.sarakirschen.it
June 20 – 26, 2021
Handbuilding. For all.
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 euros
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 upon registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the on-line payment of the deposit. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the registration will be confirmed upon accreditation of the deposit in our banking account. The balance must be paid at the beginning of the course.
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, including social distancing between people in and outside the studio. The building is sanitized and 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.