Date: September 15th – 21st 2019
Author: Luca Tripaldi
Further techniques for sophisticated jewelry in fine porcelain.
The course is suitable for those who wish to expand the range of techniques at their disposal.
Our focus will be on slip casting with porcelain. The mould of any small form, be it a geometric solids such as spheres or cubes, or organic shapes found in nature like seeds or flowers, allow for precise reproduction in series, including the tiniest details. Being able to decide on the thickness is fundamental for the weightlessness in a jewel. Details like texture and surface decoration may be added to the cast forms by cutting and incising the moulds. The stratification of coloured porcelain slips will open further possibilities.
Those who prefer a more ludic and spontaneous approach to form will be delighted to create intriguing structures by immersing combustible materials in liquid porcelain, which when fired at high temperature will leave precious and unique exoskeletons in porcelain. Some of the elements obtained with the techniques described above may further be embellished with decoration and surface techniques, using metal salts, dry glazes with craquelé effects,
Luca Tripaldi was born in Turin, Italy, where he currently lives and has his studio. After training in graphic design, he worked for ten years in Mario Audello Studios as a sculptor, making masks and special effects for many opera houses like “Scala di Milano” and “Arena di Verona”. In 1998 he opened his own ceramics studio in Turin. He uses porcelain, preferring unglazed surfaces or only glazed in some parts with crystalline glazes and dry glazes, in order to get strong contrasts. The most part of his jewels are in black or white porcelain, decorated with ceramic transfers. He conducts an intensive teaching activitie, holding workshops throughout Europe and the United States. He writes a technical ceramic column for the Italian ceramic magazin ”La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo”.
DATE: September 15th – 21st 2019
LEVEL: Hand building. For all
TOTAL PRICE: EURO 1200,00
DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING: EURO 400,00
The total cost of the course is 1200 euros
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, ad 200 euros
Welcome dinner, welcome breakfast and final dinner
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days
Payment - Refund Policy
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.