28A-2025 – Noemi Iglesias – Handmade Porcelain Flowers

July 6 – 12 2025

Marvelous flower bouquets in your finger tips.

For all

Fiore bianco

Introduction

The production of handmade porcelain flowers is an industrial decorative technique performed entirely by women throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in European ceramic factories. Due to the difficulty and time it takes to make each one of the handmade flowers, the technique has practically disappeared but during this course, we will recover the tradition.

Techniques taught

We will learn how to make different types of handmade porcelain flowers and floral elements such as leaves, pistils, or individual petals. The purpose of this course is to acquire the necessary knowledge to reproduce this technique so the participants can apply it individually in their personal studios. You will be able to make delicat bouquets or use the flowers as sigle decorative elements. Furthermore, through the inspirational attitude of the instructor, participants wil discover inedited ways to apply the techique and it’s simbolic value in their own work.

Teaching Method

At the beginning of each session, demos will be shown, delivering a thorough and explanation of each step. Then, there will be an individual follow-up, adapting the technique to the specific needs and knowledge of each participant, repeating the steps as many times as necessary. The course is divided into 5 sessions. You may ask for the complete programme writing to La Meridiana.

Logistics

Students will study in the beautiful environment of La Meridiana.

On every classday, a delicious meal will be served. At booking, you may select your preferred room type, choosing between standard lodging, single room and/or upgraded accommodation. Please note that depending on the availability, certain types at times may not be offered.

 

The artist

Noemi Iglesias (1987) is a Spanish artist working with sculptural media and long-durational performative formats. Since 2009 she has lived and worked in Greece, England, Finland, Italy, Hungary, China and Korea. In 2019 she finished her Master Degree at the Tainan National University of the Arts, where she researched on contemporary ceramic practices. Noemi Iglesias’ work is found in international collections and she has been invited to symposiums and featured in magazines. Besides working on her performances and installations she loves to teach. www.noemiglesias.com

 

Artista

Noemi Iglesias

Data

Sunday July 6 (arrival) – Saturday July 12 (departure) 2025

Length of course

5 working days in the studio

Level

For all levels

Technique

Porcelain

Deposit

€ 500

Workshop fee (without lodging)

€ 1900

Bookings for the 2025 Courses open on June 1st 2024

Workshop fee and lodging

The costs listed include both: the workshop fee and the lodging. 

Standard accommodation in shared double room, at 15 minutes walking distance from La Meridiana – Final course cost: Euro 2150
Standard accommodation in single room, at 15 minutes walking distance from La Meridiana – Final course cost: Euro 2400
Upgraded accommodation in shared double room with use of swimming pool, 8 minutes walking distance from La Meridiana : Final course cost Euro 2350
Upgraded accommodation in single room with use of swimming pool, 8 minutes walking distance from La Meridiana: Final course cost: Euro 2530
Private appartment on the grounds of La Meridiana with one bedroom, kitchen, bath and outdoor space. Final course cost: Euro 2600
Course without lodging Euro 1900

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.

 Cancellations
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 Italian consumer legislation, in accordance with the EU consumer protection legislation. In the event of disputes, the competent court is Florence. If the workshop cannot be hold because of an insufficient number of students, the deposit will be fully reimbursed.
Force Majeure
Students must know that cancellations may occur due to events beyond our control (e.g. pandemic, civil disorder, medical or family issues of the instructor). In such case, La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a voucher for a different workshop of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years. The deposit will be transferred to the workshop of choice.

Additional information

The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day;
Studio open 11 hours per day;
All materials and firings;
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.