July 4 -14 2021
Intensive training, comunity and fun in a studio shaded by oak trees.
Throwing. For beginners and intermediate
This eight-day workshop consists in five days of intensive throwing training, followed by 3 days dedicated to glazing and decorating. There will be much individual attention for each students.
On the wheel we will approach the fundamental throwing techniques. The practice of different ways of manipulating clay, from preparation to throwing and finishing processes will expand familiarity with the medium for all. We will start with cylinders, and then make bowls, jugs and mugs. Adding handles and spouts will complete the methods taught. The throwing section will finish with a review of trimming skills. We will spend three full days with glazing, allowing for much calm in this final step of the making.
Starting with exhaustive demos, the participants will have sufficient time for training and to familiarize with the various glazes so perform the glazing process in a confident manner by dipping or pouring the glaze. We will use a stoneware clay and fire in reduction atmosphere to cone ten. Most of the dry work will be bisqued and a selection of this will be glazed and fired.
The workshop is held in the Nature Studio. Open on three sides, the studio is located at the base of the La Meridiana hill beside the wood kiln, a flight of stairs from the main studios.
Franco Rampi was born in Domodossola. He started working as a potter in 1981. After an apprenticeship in England and a cycle of studies in Italy he opened his own studio in Tuscany. He produces both functional objects in small series and one off pieces. He works mainly in stoneware, whilst continuing his research on clays, slips and forms. For ten years he has been teaching and collaborating with La Meridiana, and assisting John Colbeck in throwing and long term courses. www.francorampi.it
July 4 – 14 2021
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For all levels
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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 220 euro 180 euro.
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 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.
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.