40A – 2022 Franco Rampi & Lena Butschek – Throwing Marathon
September 25 – October 1 2022
Unlimited clay and the wheel
Throwing. For all levels
Throwing Marathon – back to the starting line again!
There have been many sucessful editions of this classical course and it is still in great demand. The workshop consists of a five intensive days on the wheel with tons of clay available.
Starting with a revison of the basics, the Throwing Marathon continues with demonstrations on the wheel of different forms, including bowls, cups, plates, vases, teapots, pitchers. Then, techniques for completing some of the work like trimming, pulling handles, addition of feet, will be shown. 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!
Teaching is based on demonstrations and much individual attention. Throughout the well structured programme, each session will provide new inputs and stimulus. Students will have plenty of time to practise all techniques shown. The Throwing Marathon does not include any firing but focusses totally on the making. It opens up a perspective of worryfree training and experimenting and is a great opportunity for real progress. Video clips for individual repetition of all techniques shown will be available to all students.
A delicious mid day meal is included on all working days.
Franco Rampi was born in Domodossola in northern Italy. He started working as a potter in 1981. After an apprenticeship in England and a further cycle of studies in Italy he opened his own studio in Tuscany. He produces both functional objects in small series and one off pieces. He works mainly in stoneware, whilst continuing his research on clays, slips and forms. For ten years he has been teaching and collaborating with La Meridiana and is a most apreciated instructor for his humour, empathy and skill.www.francorampi.it
Lena Butschek makes stoneware and porcelain tableware in her studio in Zirl, Austria. Upon finishing a language teaching degree, she changed course and started training in diverse ceramic disciplines with potters in Italy, Japan, Scotland and Spain. Lena went on to complete a two-year degree in conceptual ceramics at Ortweinschule in Graz. In 2019, she relocated to Devon, UK for an apprenticeship. Back in Austria, she opened her own studio and now spends her time both teaching and making. She is interested in quiet pots and creates the kind of tableware that inspires daily use and celebrates cooking as well as presenting good food. www.lenabutschek.com
Franco Rampi & Lena Butschek
September 25 – October 1 2022
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The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day;
Studio open 12 hours per day;
Lodging in double room; single room on request at additional fee of 230 euros. 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.
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.
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.