My pottery is an expression of many things that I most love, such as the natural world, walking endlessly outside, landscape and still life painting such as my father did, cooking and using handmade pottery for the table, and a lifetime attraction to the sensibility of Asian design (dating back to my education and living next door to the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City). I love the rhythm of making objects that people handle and use in everyday life as opposed to the sculpture that I make that is concerned with ideas and concepts in a totally different way.
My glaze technique has become more and more fascinating for me and I treat each piece like a painting, yet with the very important distinction for me, that is completely involved with the melt and specialness of ceramic glazes, rather than trying to imitate painting itself. I use matt glazes and overlap them many times by dipping and using various resists. I use images from nature such as birds (my father was also an amateur ornithologist) leaves, flowers, grasses and moths.
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.
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 Italian consumer legislation, in accordance with the EU consumer protection legislation. In the event of disputes, the competent court is Florence. If the workshop cannot be hold because of an insufficient number of students, the deposit will be fully reimbursed.
Students must know that cancellations may occur due to events beyond our control (e.g. pandemic, civil disorder, medical or family issues of the instructor). In such case, La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a voucher for a different workshop of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years. The deposit will be transferred to the workshop of choice.
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 in apartments of simple standard at maximum 15 minutes walking distance.
Single room and/or upgraded accommodation on request, at additional fee. All apartment types have shared kitchen and shared bathroom facilities. Please note that at times, not all room types may be available.
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.
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.