37A – 2022 – Leman Kalay – Print Techniques on Clay

September 4 – 10 2022

The Use of Laser Printing & Monoprinting & Photocopy Printing on Clay

Surface Technqiues. Non beginners

37A – 2022 – Leman Kalay – Print Techniques on Clay


Print techniques on Clay will focus on methods that can be applied easily, and with simple materials. In fact,we will explore a variety of printing techniques in a different perspective. When hearing  the word of ‘printing’ it is common to think of screen-print or transferring with decals, but it is more than that…

Techniques taught

You will get the taste of some photography quality transfers with Laser Printing, for which you can use your own. preferred images. You will also be able to paint or draw with slip on different materials, to get the Monoprint experience in a unique painterly way. Lastly, Lithography (Photocopy) printing will give you the feeling of some artistic touches on your forms. These print techniques on clay allow to use transfers in any possible direction, in short, to express yourself with clay, color and images in a unique way.

How to use the techniques

We will not only focus on image transfers but in addition will  turn the printed slabs into forms that you have in mind. Printing methods will allow to create complex and compelling surfaces, useful for both, storytelling and decoration. These techniques are applicable for sculptural and functional work and are appropriate for all types of clays and temperature.

Studio space and logistics

The workshop will be taught in the Nature Studio in the gardens of La Meridiana, to be reached climbing a set of steps. On every classday, a delicious meal will be served. Lodging is included as well. The workshop is suitable for non beginners.

The last kiln opening will be in the morning of Saturday, therefore plan your travels so to not leave La Meridiana before 9.30 am.

The artist

Leman Kalay was born in Izmir/Turkey in 1981. She graduated from Izmir Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Traditional Turkish Ceramics and Restoration of Ceramics, in 2006. Later she received her MFA from the Department of Ceramic and Glass after completing her thesis titled “Printing Techniques that Can Be Used on Ceramic Surfaces” in 2009. Since 2008 she is sharing her experiences about the printing techniques all around the world. She received her PhD after completing her thesis, titled “Minimalist Instillations in Ceramic Art” in 2013 March.http://lemankalay.blogspot.com



September 4th – 10th 20222022

Length of course

5 working days in the studio


Surface techniques


Some experience required


Euro 1400,00

Deposit for booking:

Euro 400,00


Leman Kalay



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 230 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.

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.


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.