July 12 – 18, 2020
Figurative sculpture and surface treatment.
Hand building. For all
In this workshop Andreas Hinder will share his wide experience of modelling the animal figure. Tips and tricks for the successful building of an abstract or figurative sculpture are part of the topic as much as the search of a meaningful expression and of an appropriate surface design.
How does a figure stand on its feet, being those 2 or 4? Which static structure is at the base of the composition? How can we show posture, facial expression and movement? How can we inspire the form with life? Which marks and textures to tell of skin, bristles or fur? All these questions allow for interesting experimentation on various levels.
Participants are welcome to bring sketches for their own projects. The ideas will be worked out by means of smaller models / maquettes in two or three variations. The instructor will hold group demonstrations and, in one to one conversation with each participant, discuss the way of best realizing the projects. The aim is to support each participant in the realization of their own work.
He will demonstrate his construction technique, how initially a socket or the like is made and then build the figure from bottom to top, helping static with temporary auxiliary walls, how best joining parts to avoid future cracks, how to take off weight from the clay feet during the construction. Each participant will finish one or more small to medium size figures.
There will be information for building large, multi-part figures for outdoors, about the composition of engobes, firing curves, frost resistance, base solutions and other questions that will arise during the workshop.
As a special treat during the firing of the pieces, Andreas partner Nicole Thoss will give a brief insight into the techniques of image transfer printing processes onto the leather hard surface. In her own practice of 15 years she has developed a variety of techniques.
Andreas Hinder trained as a ceramicist and ceramic designer in Höhr Grenzhausen. Since 1994 he has his own studio where he works as a full time ceramicist.
His distinctive animal sculptures are built in stoneware, with a variety of surface structures and finishing.
His small and large sculptures for indoors and frost prof sculptures for outdoors are found in many private and public collections. They fit into the tradition of the artistic representation of the animal that reflect Human attitude, without depriving it of dignity.
DATE: July 10 – 18, 2020
LEVEL: Handbuilding. For all
TOTAL PRICE: EURO 1200
DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING: EURO 400
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 200 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
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.