Workshop fee and lodging
The costs listed include both: the workshop fee and the lodging.
|Standard accommodation in shared double room, at 15 minutes walking distance from La Meridiana – Final course cost:
|Standard accommodation in single room, at 15 minutes walking distance from La Meridiana – Final course cost:
|Upgraded accommodation in shared double room with use of swimming pool, 8 minutes walking distance from La Meridiana : Final course cost
|Upgraded accommodation in single room with use of swimming pool, 8 minutes walking distance from La Meridiana: Final course cost:
|Private appartment on the grounds of La Meridiana with one bedroom, kitchen, bath and outdoor space. Final course cost:
|Course without lodging
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 Italian consumer legislation, in accordance with the EU consumer protection legislation. In the event of disputes, the competent court is Florence. If the workshop cannot be hold because of an insufficient number of students, the deposit will be fully reimbursed.
Students must know that cancellations may occur due to events beyond our control (e.g. pandemic, civil disorder, medical or family issues of the instructor). In such case, La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a voucher for a different workshop of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years. The deposit will be transferred to the workshop of choice.
The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day;
Studio open 11 hours per day;
All materials and firings;
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.
In 2020 I built a 140 cubic foot anagama (cave) kiln which is fired with offcuts of wood from a local sawmill. The kiln is fired for around 50 hours and needs constant attention to build the temperature to above 1300 degrees centigrade. At this temperature, the ash from the wood melts to form a glaze. I explore and accentuate these protracted and extreme firings by developing my own clays, glazes and slips that respond to the flame, ember, and ash. I am fascinated by how the burning wood can imprint its energy onto the clay and how varying the atmosphere of the kiln can maximise the kilns potential. I aim to create vessels which intimately communicate the elemental processes that they have been through.