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24A-2022 – Luca Tripaldi – White Gold to Wear

June 5 – 11 2022

Porcelain necklaces and methods of assembly

Handbuilding. For all 

 

 

24A-2022 – Luca Tripaldi – White Gold  to Wear

Introduction

Porcelain is the most suitable clay for making ceramic jewellery, especially the elements of a necklace. Fired to high temperature it reaches complete vitrification. Of a pure and peculiar white, it feels pleasant on the skin even unglazed, hence the name white gold.

Techniques

In this course we will create diverse types of necklaces, using a variety of making for the single elements in porcelain. We will strive to find forms and surface textures that when fired will enhance the exquisiteness of the white gold. Students will assemble their elements into unique necklaces; reaching unexpected results as the instructor will show unusual methods of assembly that do not need the use of any ready-made parts. Furthermore, they will learn how to design and make wearable sculptures, exploring the infinite potential of white gold. Those who wish can later apply what they have learned also on larger objects or with other clays.

Logistics

There are 5 full working days in the studio. The workshop is open and teaching ocurrs  9 am to 5 pm. On every classday, a delicious midday meal will be served. Lodging is included as well.

The artist

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”. www.lucatripaldi.com

Artist:

Luca Tripaldi

Date:

June 5 – 11 2022

Length of course

5 days

Level:

For all levels

Technique:

Jewellery, Handbuilding, Porcelain

Total cost:

€ 1360,00

Deposit for booking:

Euro 500,00

AVAILABLE!

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.

Cancellations
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.

Info

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.

Safety

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. To acess the courses, students need to have a valid Green pass or equivalent document. Please note that participants are will be required to follow the security protocol and to comply with some simple precautions.