April 11 – 24, 2021
Low fire techniques, clay & drawing sessions
Handbuilding. For all levels
Stories are everywhere.
Some are cultural, familial or personal. Some are abstract and can exist without language. Our intent is to bring a few of these narratives out from wherever we find them, into our Artwork.
We will spend two weeks in the clay studio, intermingled with sessions of sketching and painting, in and outdoors. We will be using a local Terracotta Clay, hand building with slabs, embellishing what we make with coloured slips & local stains. Instruction on making wall pieces and simple slab pots will be offered. “How best shall I finish this piece to enhance its form & express my personal aesthetic”? We can address this question by exploring some of the techniques and design ideas demonstrated, like brush painting, resists, inlay, stencilling & sgraffito. You will develop your work according to your personal aesthetic… be it exuberant or minimalistic, subtle or wildly colourful, abstract or filled with imagery.
In an inspiring setting, we will have time for exercises, designed to open artistic options, build skills, and find new ways to approach our subject matter. The creative activity will be interspersed with storytelling, excursions, fine food and wines.
This workshop is open to Art lovers with all levels of experience. It is well suited to potters who want to explore colour, and to painters who just want to get their hands in some clay.
Jan Edwards became a Studio Potter after an education in Fine Arts and she has been making pots for forty years. Her home and studio are in Portland Oregon. There she makes unique, useful pots, custom dinnerware, decorative Tiles, and Drawings in Clay for the walls. She regularly teaches ceramics at the Community College and the City Art Center. She loves to travel, teaching workshops, especially about putting line, pattern and colour on clay work. www.clayjan.com
DATE: April 11 – 24, 2021
LEVEL: Handbuilding, drawing, painting. For all levels
TOTAL PRICE: EURO 2200
DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING: EURO 600
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 440 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days
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, you will receive confirmation of registration once the deposit has been accredited in our bank 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.