June 27 – July 3 2021
Mold making, slip casting and many other techniques for surprising porcelain jewels
For all levels
A brilliant course for those who wish to expand the range of techniques at their disposal.
Our focus will be on slip casting with porcelain. The mold of any small form, be it a geometric solids such as spheres or cubes, or organic shapes found in nature like seeds or flowers, allow for precise reproduction in series, including the tiniest details. Being able to decide on the thickness is fundamental for the weightlessness in a jewel. Details like texture and surface decoration may be added to the cast forms by cutting and incising the mouds. The stratification of coloured porcelain slips will open further possibilities.
Those who prefer a more ludic and spontaneous approach to form will be delighted to create intriguing structures by immersing combustible materials in liquid porcelain, which when fired at high temperature will leave precious and unique exoskeletons in porcelain. Some of the elements obtained with the techniques described above may further be embellished with decoration and surface techniques, using metal salts, dry glazes with craquelé effects, lustre and decals.
Tripaldi will share tips and tricks derived from his long experience. Students will make many small pieces and some of the jewelry and ojects will be finished according to each student’s project. The practical approach will help to understand and fix the memory of the processes, but students should also be prepared to take notes, given the large amount of practical and theoretical information conveyed.
Luca Tripaldi was born in Turin, Italy, where he currently lives and has his studio. After training in graphic design, he worked for ten years in Mario Audello Studios as a sculptor, making masks and special effects for many opera houses like “Scala di Milano” and “Arena di Verona”. In 1998 he opened his own ceramics studio in Turin. He uses porcelain, preferring unglazed surfaces or only glazed in some parts with crystalline glazes and dry glazes, in order to get strong contrasts. The most part of his jewels are in black or white porcelain, decorated with ceramic transfers. He conducts an intensive teaching activitie, holding workshops throughout Europe and the United States. He writes a technical ceramic column for the Italian ceramic magazin ”La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo”.
DATE: June 27 – July 3 2021
LEVEL: Handbuilding. For all
TOTAL PRICE: EURO 1400
DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING: EURO 500
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 euros
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.