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39A-2020 – Pietro Maddalena – Throwing Marathon

39A-2020 – Pietro Maddalena – Throwing Marathon
September 26 – October 2 2020
Artist: Pietro Maddalena
Unlimited clay for an intensive training on the wheel
Throwing. For beginners and intermediate

Back to the starting line again!
After many sucessful editions, Pietro Maddalena returns to teach this classic workshop. this is an unique chance to study with a legendary master of throwing.  It will consists of a five days intensives, with the inclusion of techniques for completing some of the work like trimming, pulling handles, addition of feet, etc. 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.. 

Pietro Elia Maddalena studied ceramics at the West Surrey College of Art & Design in England. After two more years of work at Dartington Workshop, he returned to Italy where in 1980 he established a studio in Certaldo, near Florence. Pietro is the founder and director of the International School of Ceramics LA MERIDIANA located in Tuscany, Italy. Also instructor and maker he says of himself : “ I am totally and continuously interested in the process of making. I see the craft object as a projection of the human spirit and the culture in which it was nurtured. In elaborating concept, material and process, my ultimate goal is the expression of beauty through sophisticated and sensual forms”.

DATE: September 26 – October 2, 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
Lodging in single room
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days
Coffee breaks in the mornings and evenings

Payment - 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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