September 29 – October 12, 2019
Ondulating and dimensional ceramic tile murals
Handbuilding. For all
Learn how to create undulating and dimensional ceramic tile murals during this 14-day hands-on workshop. The program will teach participants several ways to make tiles and how to create volume, texture and dimension not generally see on the wall. It will also reveal new ways of glazing the surface.
Brenda McMahon will demonstrate how to create wall sculptures large and small, while sharing how to adhere, frame and hang these art pieces. In addition to tile making, Brenda shares her unusual and liberating glazing method which allows students to use dozens of colors, lightly layered onto the surface of their tile art. This glazing technique and softness of color is most closely associated with a watercolor palette allowing control and subtlety of color on the clay surface. No more heavy glazes that cover delicate detail. Instead, liberate your self and your color sense with this tile treatment. Finally, Brenda shares techniques on adding natural materials onto the tile mural and the best way to frame these art pieces.
During this 13-day workshop, there will be 7 studio working days, 1 bisque firing day and 1 glaze firing day. Studio days will be filled with techniques offered and ample time for participants to explore those techniques.
The workshop is held in the Nature Studio. Open on three sides, the studio is located at the base of the La Meridiana hill beside the wood kiln, a flight of stairs from the main studios.
Brenda Mc Mahon has been a full ceramic artist for over 20 years and has been teaching professional workshops for more than 15 years. Brenda’s ceramic work is in hundreds of private and public collections across the United States. She has created wall murals for hospitals and meditation centers and has been an award winning artist at juried art shows across North America. Originally from New York City, Brenda now resides in Florida where she splits her time between art shows and private commissions. This will be Brenda’s 4th ceramic workshop at La Meridiana International School of Ceramics. www.BrendaMcMahon.com
DATE: September 29 – October 12, 2019
LEVEL: Handbuilding. For all
TOTAL PRICE: EURO 2200
DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING: EURO 600
The workshop fee includes the following
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day for a small group of 9 students
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room; single room on request, add 400 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast, final dinner
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days
Payment and Cancellation policy
A deposit is required upon registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the on-line payment of the deposit. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the registration will be confirmed upon accreditation of the deposit 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 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.