35A-2022- Sara Kirschen – Slipcasting with porcelain

August 21th – 27th  2022

Elegant bowls with lofty design

Slipcasting. For all

35A-2022- Sara Kirschen – Slipcasting with porcelain


Slipcasting with porcelain is a surprisingly simple and effective technique. It has not yet gained the attention it deserves, considering the very fine and sophisticated objects that can be obtained with this method.

The technique

Participants will learn slipcasting with porcelain. They will be encouraged to use it in an artistic way to create bowls, vases and tiles. Different molds will be the base for making bowls, vases and containers on which to experiment various methods of decoration.
A part of the course will be dedicated to overlapping different colors and delicately engrave the objects. This way, once fired, the colors will be revealed in transparency. Furthermore, using sliptransfer, students will be able to create pictorial and material surface effects.
After the first firing, the objects will be carefully sanded, in order to obtain a clean and very smooth surface. Some will be glazed inside with transparent crystalline glaze and fired to high temperature, leaving the outside unglazed. These techniques are accessible for all.


Students will study in the beautiful environment of La Meridiana, hosted in nearby accommodation and a full meal will be served on all course days. Please note that 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

Sara Kirschen was born in Rome in 1975. After earning a degree in sociology, in the early nineties she discovered a profound interest in the art of ceramics. 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


Sara Kirschen


August 21 – 27 2022

Length of course

5 working days in the studio


Surface techniques


For all levels

Totale cost:

1300 €


€ 400


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.


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.


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.