October 25 gennaio – December 19 2020
A two-month intensive course on throwing and decoration techniques for stoneware.
Form and Decoration is a course dedicated to throwing and firing functional ceramics, with a strong focus on decoration techniques. Continuous practice coupled with one-on-one attention from the instructors enables the ability to translate ideas into three dimensional objects. Exercises will aim to enhance skill and awareness, allowing participants to improve their pots in form and finish.
In decoration, exercises aim to encourage thoughtful and controlled application of glaze and cover a wide range of decorative possibilities from work done with clay immediately after throwing to work done with glaze, simple and more complex.
The practical work of the course is complemented by a series of six visual talks covering historical and contemporary aspects of ceramics. The teachers divide their time between demonstrations for the group and, as necessary, one-to-one assistance.
Students have a generous working space at their disposal. They will stay and study in the supportive environment of La Meridiana, with logistics like lodging, transportation and lunch taken care of.
Two foremost ceramicists of wide experience will tutor the selected group of nine students.
Application opens each year on February 1 for the edition that starts in October of the following year and is by written proposal. For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
John Colbeck has taught full and part time ceramics degree courses in the UK throughout his working life and was for many years the Head of Ceramics at Bath Academy of Art. In addition, he has taught many short courses and given lectures and seminars in the UK and abroad.
He has written extensively on the subject of pottery and is the author of Pottery, the Technique of Throwing (1969), Pottery, Techniques of Decoration (1983) and Pottery Materials (1988). The first two titles are available as classic reprints from Axner Supplies USA. In his personal body of work, John focusses on unglazed thrown forms in polished stoneware and porcelain.
Franco Rampi started working as a potter in 1981. After an apprenticeship in England and a cycle of studies in Italy, he openedn his own studio in Tuscany. With his roots and training in wheel thrown production pottery, Franco’s personal works are individual in their form and idea, experimenting with unusual processes and combinations of clays and slips. He has been one of La Meridiana’s most treasured collaborators over the last decade.
DATE: October 25 – December 19 2020
LIVELLO: A two-month intensive course on throwing and decoration techniques for stoneware.
COSTO: For cost and how to apply please contact email@example.com