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01-2020 – Sandy Lockwood & Franco Rampi – On Centre 2020

01-2020 – Sandy Lockwood & Franco Rampi – On Centre 2020

January 5 -March 28, 2020
A residential twelve week course for an in depth training on functional ceramics


Application for the 2021 edition  will open May 1 2020. Please write to info@lameridiana.fi.it for further information

On Centre is aimed at committed people who wish to develop in-depth skills for a professional approach to clay. It provides rigorous development of throwing skills and visual awareness through focused training and instruction about material and processes.

The primary aim of the course is to help participants achieve confidence and fluency, which comes from the ability to efficiently throw items in quantity. The participants will explore the possibilities and limitations of high fire materials, so that they can be selected, adapted and used with competence.
Continuous training, working in a small group of nine participants and one-on-one attention from the instructors allow consistent progress at an individual pace. The sharing of information, opinion and discovery within the group contributes to this further and will be encouraged in regular group discussions.

Students have a generous working space at their disposal. They will stay and study in the supportive environment of La Meridiana, with logistics like lodging, transportation and lunch taken care of.
Two foremost ceramicists of wide experience will tutor the selected group of eight students.

Sandy Lockwood has been making pots and teaching for over 30 years. She received her graduate Diploma of Visual Arts and subsequently the Master of Visual arts from Monash University Victory, Australia. In 1980 she established her Studio in the Southern Highlands. Her work is widely and internationally recognised. Her teaching experience ranges from teaching beginners to teaching postgraduate level, including many areas of ceramics practice. Sandy provides technical instruction, creative encouragement and personal support to develop both work and creative ideas. Students have reported that they enjoy the good humoured and mutually supportive atmosphere in her classes. www.sandylockwood.com.au


Franco Rampi started working as a potter in 1981. After an apprenticeship in England and a cycle of studies in Italy, he went on to open his own studio in Tuscany. With his roots and training in wheel thrown production pottery, Franco’s personal works are individual in their form and idea, experimenting with unusual processes and combinations of clays and slips. He has been one of La Meridiana’s most treasured collaborators over the last decade.

DATE: January 5 – March 28, 2020

LEVEL: In- depth training on throwing, glazing, firing and materials.

TOTAL PRICE: Please ask for information at info@lameridiana.fi.it  


The fee includes the following
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in single room
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days

Cancellation policy

You may withdraw within 14 days of registration without incurring in any penalties and will 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, the deposit will be fully refunded through the same system it was paid. (on-line or with banking wiring.)
La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a different course with similar characteristics and, in case of your acceptance, the deposit will be transferred to the new course.

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