28A-2024 – Luca Tripaldi – White Gold to Wear
July 7 – 13 2024
Porcelain necklaces and methods of assembly
Handbuilding. For all
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.
In this course we will create diverse types of necklaces, rings and earrings, using a variety of making and surface techniques for the single elements. 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.
Luca Tripaldi was born in Turin, Italy. Currently he lives in Florence where he 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
Saturday July 7 (arrival) – Sunday July 13 (departure) 2024
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cinque giorni lavorativi nello studio
For all levels
Jewellery, Handbuilding, Porcelain
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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 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 one year. 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;
Lodging in shared double room; single room on request at additional fee of 260 euros per week;
Shared kitchen facilities and shared bathroom.
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.
La Meridiana is equipped to comply with the current safety standards regarding Covid-19, including social distancing between people in and outside the studio. 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.