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29-2022- Alistair Danhieux – Naked Raku

July 10 – 16 2022
Painting with smoke
Throwing and hand building techniques. Intermediate
29-2022- Alistair Danhieux – Naked Raku

Introduction

The aim of the workshop is to explore the technique of Naked Raku. Participants will leave the workshop with enough experience of the technique to be able to continue creating beautiful pieces independently.

Teaching Method

Through practical demonstrations and hands on work, we will go through all steps of creating with the Naked Raku technique, from construction to the final firing. Participants will use their preferred method of making for their pieces (hand-building, throwing, slab, etc.) We will then cover different methods of burnishing, preparation and application of decanted slip, preparation for the firing with different decoration techniques and finally, firing and post firing reduction. All pieces made by the participants will be taken home at the end; however the emphasis is on learning the technique rather than on production.

Materials

Materials used are a white grogged stoneware, slips and glaze specially prepared for Naked Raku. There will be Information and where to find these e materials. Participants should have some experience of working with clay and a basic knowledge of fundamental concepts in ceramics.

Logistics

On every classday, a delicious meal will be served. Lodging is included as well. For participation, a Green Pass ( Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate) is required.

The Artist

Curtesy Lola Hakimian

Alistair Danhieux After completing his education in Britain, Alistair decided to travel, first in Europe then in India and West Africa. He finally settled in St Amand en Puisaye, in France in 2003 in order to start a new journey, this time in ceramics. He completed two long courses at the CNIFOP in St Amand, the most important Ceramic School in France, concentrating mainly on throwing. Then he continued his ceramics education exploring his own style, notably with the Naked Raku technique and in 2007 set out as a professional potter. Alistair exhibits his work at ceramics fairs and in galleries all over Europe. He is regularly teaching CNIFOP. www.alistairceramics.com www.facebook.com/alistairceramics www.instagram.com/alistairceramics

Artist:

Alistair Danhieux

Date:

July 10 – 16 2022

Length of course

5 days

Technique:

Raku

Level:

Some experience required

Cost:

EURO 1360,00

Deposit for booking:

EURO 400,00

AVAILABLE!

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.

Cancellations
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.

Info

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 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.

Safety

For participation, a Green Pass ( Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate) is required. La Meridiana is equipped to comply with the current safety standards, including social distancing between people in and outside the studio. The building is sanitized and 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.