June 27 – July 3 2021
Throwing training with a final Raku firing
Raku express includes throwing, glazing and final raku firings. Over the past 50 years, the raku firing techniques have developed enormously, offering a wide range of surface possibilities. In this workshop we will explore the aesthetic possibilities of coloured glazes and of smoke effects , typical of the raku technique.
In Raku express, throwing will cover the first part of the week. We will make objects on the wheel that are suitable for our purpose of the second part, when we will be decorating and glazing. This includes developing pattern applying slips, then glaze the previously bisque-fired work. Firing will occur both on Thursday and on Friday in order to have as many opportunities as possible to develop our express raku firing tecniques.
Throwing techniques will be demonstrated and students will get instruction and much personal attention. Demonstrations in throwing will include basic processes and variations on vase form derived from the cylinder. Decoration techniques will include wax and tape resist, application of glazes and various glazing processes.
Riccardo Gori was born in Florence. After studies in Geology, in 1982 he started his training in ceramics, earning the diploma of Master of Throwing. By collaborating with artists, masters and historical workshops in Tuscany and Faenza he expands his knowledge of traditional and innovative techniques on the wheel and in glazing. He likes to teach in schools and educational workshops. In 2002 he opens his own studio, where he produces stoneware and porcelain objects and sculptures. In collaboration with his wife Silvia Ferraro he designs porcelain jewels with crystalline glazes. His work is shown in galleries in Italy and Europe and has been published in Ceramic Review. www.ceramichegori.it
June 27 – July 3 2021
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5 working days in the studio
For all levels
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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 euro 180 euro 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.
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.