37A-2024 – Daphne Corregan – Conversation Pieces
September 8 – 14 2024
Abstract sculpture. Non beginners
Conversation pieces aims to develop a working method by responding and above all by experimenting with a theme related on the number two: Dialogues, Twinning, Duo, Double, Duality, Symbiosis, Connections, Dependencies….
We will work in two phases: The first days will be devoted to exploring the multiple possibilities of dialogue between two clay volumes in the form of games and experimentation. This will be done possibly with a workshop partner, with the idea of opening new perspectives. The second phase of Conversation pieces will focus on a more intentional and conscious work on the notions explored and analysed during the first investigations.
An important factor of the course will be the awareness of the space; around, between, and in relation to the objects installed in a fictitious place. The students will work from models in order to study light, perception and scale. Students will also observe how the sculptures/objects developed during the week occupy space. Emphasis is on the conceptual and practical elaboration of the pieces. In order to optimize the five days available, the pieces will not be fired but students will simulate the desired finishings with patinas or paint.
Corregan will follow the students collectively and individually, pointing out theoretical, critical and technical aspects as their work develops. As a group we will regularly look at images of contemporary artists in connection with our theme.
On every classday, a delicious meal will be served. Lodging is included as well. The workshop is suitable for all levels.
Daphne Corregan was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. USA. She moved to France in 1971 and studied at the School for Fine Arts in Toulon, Marseille and in Aix en Provence. At the Pavillon Bosio, a school of art and scenography in Monaco she taught ceramics from 1989 to 2015. She has led ceramic workshops and participated in numerous international symposiums throughout the world. Her work is exhibited internationally and is housed in many private and public collections. She was awarded the Medallion for Cultural Merits from Monaco and is member of the International Academy of Ceramics. www.daphnecorregan.com
Sunday September 8 (arrival) – Saturday September 14 (departure) 2024
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5 working days in the studio
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Some experience required
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The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day;
Studio open 11 hours per day;
All materials and firings;
Lodging in shared double room; single room on request at additional fee of 230 euros per week;
Shared kitchen facilities and shared bathroom.
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.
Payment - 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.
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.