August 23 – 29, 2020
A versatile technique for fine tactile and visual sensations.
Handbuilding. For all levels
We will create small objects where the surface decoration is integral to the object. The colors are soft and opaque and the surface, only obtainable with porcelain, is smooth and silky.
As a result, the porcelain vessels will be smooth and silky to the touch, with soft and opaque colours.
The technique is based on the use of stained porcelain slabs that are laminated, cut and overlapped. Subsequently, intervening in a variety of we will obtain random or structured patterns. Likewise, Nerikomi or millefiori and liquid slips can be applied. The decorated slabs, with use of plaster molds, will then be made into simple objects. After the bisq firing, pieces will be polished and prepared for the final firing.
All processes will be revised with clear and comprehensive technical explanations. Students, starting from a small project, will make their objects, followed by the instructor who will give individual attention to each participant.
Sara Kirschen was born in Rome in 1975. After taking a degree in sociology, in the early nineties she discovered a profound interest in the art of pottery- making. Self taught, she is now a professional potter and teacher. In the past, she has attended workshops at La Meridiana, and assisted many artists, among others Susan Nemeth. Versatile with different techniques, coloured porcelain has become her favourite means of expression. www.sarakirschen.it
DATE: August 23 – 29, 2020
LEVEL: Handbuilding. For all
TOTAL PRICE: EURO 1150
DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING: EURO 400
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 200 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
Freshly prepared three course lunch with wine on all working days
Coffee break in the mornings and in the evenings
Payment - Refund Policy
A deposit is required upon registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the on-line payment of the deposit. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the registration will be confirmed upon accreditation of the deposit 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 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.