August 7 – 13 2022
Experiment and joy in a course that stimulates freedom of expression.
Handbuilding. For all
In the course Double Function and Double Face we will work with low temperature clays, stains and colored clays. The partial use of glaze allows for great versatility in the designing of the objects. Our guideline will be the double face, meaning that we will strive to conceive objects that have a double function, such as a bowl that may have a different live as a decorative panel.
In Double Function and Double Face will be handbuilding, using plaster molds and stencils. Those interested and already capable in throwing may use the potter’s wheel. Stains will be incorporated into the clay bodies; the clay will be stretched and twisted and furthermore, inlay may be applied. In other words, our aim will be the creation of personal, expressive slabs, for the creation of objects that are multi-functional.
Isabella Fazzo’ s demos on her unique coloring and construction techniques will be complemented by reflections on form and functionality and on how these concepts can interact freely, without a pre-established approach. As a result, each student will be stimulated to study multifunctional forms, creating an active and participatory relationship with objects. Willingness to experiment is most appreciated. Multi-functional forms can be:
- Trays or bowls that become an installation or panel to hang on a wall.
- Reversed bowls or cups that become candle holders.
- A panel with flexible components that may be turned into placemats.
- Pillows that become containers.
Students will study in the beautiful environment of La Meridiana, hosted in nearby accommodation and a full meal will be served on all course days. The last kiln opening will be in the morning of Saturday, plan your travels so to not leave La Meridiana before 9.30 am.
For participation, a Green Pass ( Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate) is required.
Isabella Fazzo was born in Milan. She studied art, specializing in ceramics at the Royal Forest of Dean College in Gloucestershire, England. In Italy, she attended courses at La Meridiana and studied under the guidance of the founder Pietro Elia Maddalena, In 2008, she obtained a Master of Arts in Ceramics from U.W.I.C. Cardiff Metropolitan University. She lives in Florence where she works and teaches, collaborating with various institutions. She says of herself: “I move in many different fields of creativity and teach in these fields with joy, passion and astonishment. Life has brought unexpected as well as surprising experiences and perhaps most importantly, has led to look at it always with fresh sight. ” http://www.isabellafazzo.com
August 7 – 13 2022
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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 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.
For participation, a Green Pass ( Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate) is required. 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.