19-2023 – Eddie Curtis – Textures in the Landscape
May 7 – 20 2023
Handbuilding, throwing and surface techniques. Intermediate
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.
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.
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.
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
7 – 20 maggio 2023
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10 working days in the studio
Some experience required
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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.
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.
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.
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.