August 25 – 31 2024
Unlimited clay and the wheel
Throwing. For all levels
Throwing Marathon – back to the starting line again!
There have been many sucessful editions of this classical course and it is still in great demand. This workshop consists of a five intensive days on the wheel, with tons of clay available.
Starting with a revison of the basics, the Throwing Marathon continues with demonstrations on the wheel of different forms, including bowls, cups, plates, vases and pitchers. Then, techniques for completing some of the work like trimming, pulling handles, addition of feet, will be shown. On the wheel we’ll be pulling and pushing, altering forms, cutting and adding clay. Round pots, oval pots, square pots, handles, spouts, lids, wings and horns!
Teaching is based on demonstrations and much individual attention. Throughout the well structured programme, each session will provide new inputs and stimulus. Students will have plenty of time to practise all techniques shown and find inspiration in the on site ceramic gallery that shows a wide range of ceramic pots and vases.The Throwing Marathon does not include any firing but focusses totally on the making. It opens up a perspective of worryfree training and experimenting and is a great opportunity for real progress. Video clips for individual repetition of all techniques shown will be available to all students.
A delicious mid day meal is included on all working days. Students will study in the suportive environment of La Meridiana.
Meike Schröppe was born in Argentina and lives currently between Germany and Italy. Her passion for ceramics finds expression both on the wheel and with figurative sculpture. Under the guidance of Pietro Maddalena, founder of La Meridiana she trained on the wheel and with Philippe Faraut (USA) she has studied ceramic sculpture. Currently she works towards a degree in Ceramic Design from the Technical School of Ceramics in Höhr-Grenzhausen. Since 2021, she has been collaborating with La Meridiana as a technician and instructor where students have appreciated her creativity and capability to give individual instruction in an understandable and implementable way. In her studio in Germany she produces utilitarian ware.