19-2023 – Eddie Curtis – Textures in the Landscape

May 7 – 20 2023

Composite forms

Handbuilding, throwing and surface techniques. Intermediate

19-2023 – Eddie Curtis – Textures in the Landscape

Introduction

Textures in the Landscape is a course that enables the student to understand and utilise the processes and techniques required to make convincing landscape based vessels or sculptures.

Teaching method

Aimed at an intermediate or advanced level student, this course is designed to enable you make a fresh connection with clay. There will be an emphasis on the employment of variously achieved textures including the use of unique texture pastes developed by myself. As well as being a ‘hand builder’ for many years I have also had extensive throwing experience which I am able to share with students.

Since I first began my journey into creating textured forms in 2010 I have continued to develop and progress my techniques and I would like to share that knowldege with you. My approach is  experimental and observational and together we shall work with techniques that will inspire a way of working that helps you to create vessels, containers and/or sculptures with a singular identity of their own.

Techniques

My work incorporates and celebrates references to landscape in it’s broadest sense, utilising many techniques to build a composite and textured form.  I shall demonstrate how some basic, simple  techniques can be combined to give rise to apparently complex forms that completely belie their elementary beginnings.  My intention is to elicit a response from my students that begins with ‘I want to do that’ and develops into a confidencee to achieve that which they aspire to. By the end of the course you will have discovered the process of combining multiple techniques in a way that opens and enables your approach to making personal and uniquely inspired works.

Logistics

Course level is aimed at intermediate/advanced clay working. Throwing proficiency not essential. On every classday, a delicious meal will be served. Lodging is included as well.

The artist

Eddie Curtis established his studio in 1979 where his creativity began with the making of tableware as a production potter. He later developed work of an individual nature which he has exhibited in mainland Europe, Japan, India and the USA. His work has won many prizes in the UK, Belgium and Holland and most recently his uniquely individual textured works won him the Detlef-Schmidt-Wilkens Preis für Keramik. Oldenburger Keramiktage,Germany in both 2016 and 2017. He has demonstrated his techniques widely. www.eddiecurtis.com

Artist:

Eddie Curtis

Date:

7 – 20 maggio 2023

Length of course

10 working days in the studio

Technique:

Handbuilding, Sculpture

Level:

Some experience required

Total cost:

Euro 2600,00

Deposit for booking:

Euro 800,00

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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

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.