Date: October 6th – 19th 2019
Author: Simon Levin
Making for non-glaze finish
What makes your work better? This two week course will aim to answer that question. We will fill this class with risk, results, assessment, techniques, personal attention, and information.
A new kiln was built for this class, a small wood-fired kiln that allows us to fire quickly and multiple times. Through focused exploration and experimentation of the new kiln, your work, and a variety of clay bodies we will set the stage for a tremendous amount of growth. Arrive with courage and be prepared to come home with a suitcase full of ideas. A basic knowledge of throwing or hand-building techniques is required.
Simon Levin: “In 1993 I fell in love with the movement of flame through a wood-kiln. Its sensuous quality is something I seek to capture in my work with soft forms, full curves and flame paths etched into the surface. This quest led me to an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. I now own Mill Creek Pottery in Wisconsin, where my apprentices and I work to advance the cause of wood-fired pottery.
In 2013 I was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taiwan exploring the potential of local materials. Recently I have been a visiting artist, lecturer and kiln builder at The China Academy of the Arts in Hangzhou. There my apprentices and I have been bringing a technology that originated in Asia and has evolved in the incubator of the United States back to Asia. Clay is central to my life.”
DATE: October 6th – 19th 2019
LEVEL: Throwing or handbuilding, woodfiring. Intermediate and advanced
TOTAL PRICE: EURO 2300,00
DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING: EURO 800,00
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The total cost of the course is 2300 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, add 400 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast, 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.
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