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31A-2020 – Franco Rampi – Throwing Marathon

31A-2020 – Franco Rampi – Throwing Marathon
July 9 – 12 2020
Unlimited clay for an intensive training on the wheel
Throwing. For beginners and intermediate

Back to the starting line again!
This summer, Franco Rampi returns to teach this classic workshop.  It will consists of a four days intensives, with the inclusion of techniques for completing some of the work like trimming,  handles, addition of feet. On the wheel we’ll be pulling and pushing, altering forms, cutting and adding clay. Round pots, oval pots, square pots. Handles, spouts, lids, wings and horns! Tons of clay available, worryfree training and experimenting for a great opportunity for progress. Pieces will not be fired, but made exclusively for training purpose.


Participants should arrive at La Meridiana on the Thurstay morning, in readyness for the start of the course.

  • Thursday July 7: 10:am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday July 8:      9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday July 9:  9:00 am – 5: 00 pm
  • Sunday July 10:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • The studio will be open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm


In this course lodging is not inlcuded, however, you may find a wide selection of agriturismo, B&B or Hotels in the area. Contact us for suggestions.

The artist

Franco Rampi started working as a potter in 1981. After an apprenticeship in England and a cycle of studies in Italy, he opened his own studio in Tuscany. With his roots and training in wheel thrown production pottery, Franco’s personal works are individual in their form and idea, experimenting with unusual processes and combinations of clays and slips. He has been one of La Meridiana’s most treasured collaborators over the last decade.


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.

  • Body temperature will be checked before entering the building and sign the self-declaration at the entrance. Anyone with a temperature above 37.5 ° or any flu symptoms cannot enter and must contact a doctor.
  • It is important to keep your hands always clean: everything you need will be available.
  • everyone is responsible to follow the basic rules on social distancing and the use of masks.




DATE: July 9 – 12, 2020

LEVEL: Throwing. For beginners and intermediate



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Additional info

The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
Lunch on the working days
4 freshly prepared Tuscan Lunches with wine on the working days

Payment - Refund Policy

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.

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