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34-2021- Sara Kirschen – Slipcasting with porcelain

34-2021- Sara Kirschen – Slipcasting with porcelain
August 22th – 28th 2021

Elegant bowls with lofty design

Slipcasting. For all


Slip casting technique is surprisingly simple and effective and has not yet gained the attention it deserves, considering the very fine and sophisticated objects that can be obtained with this method.

The technique

Participants will learn slip casting with liquid porcelain and will be encouraged to use it in an artistic way. Different molds will be the base for making bowls, vases and containers on which to experiment various methods of decoration.
A part of the course will be dedicated to overlapping different colors and delicately engrave the objects. This way, once fired, the colors will be revealed in transparency. Furthermore, using sliptransfer, students will be able to create pictorial and material surface effects.
After the first firing, the objects will be carefully sanded, in order to obtain a clean and very smooth surface. Some will be glazed inside with transparent crystalline glaze and fired to high temperature, leaving the outside unglazed. These techniques are accessible for all.

The Artist

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



Sara Kirschen


August 22th – 28th 2021

Length of course

5 working days in the studio


Surface techniques


For all levels

Totale cost:

1300 €


€ 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 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.


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