June 20 – 26, 2021
Design, make and assemble jewellery in fine porcelain
Handbuilding. For all
Five days dedicated to the creation of fine jewelry in porcelain, a ductile, precious and resistant material. The workshop is an opportunity to learn different methodologies that can be applied also on large objects or sculptures back in your own studio.
Luca Tripaldi will introduce a variety of making and firing techniques, from designing a porcelain jewel to different approaches of assembling necklaces, bracelets and earrings, many ways of making porcelain elements, the decoration of the surfaces with texture and how to valorize the beauty and sensuality of the unglazed porcelain clay body. Students will learn how to make porcelain rings, how to get reliable sizes and how to prevent the warping in the firing.
The instructor will start the workshop with the viewing of jewelry images by contemporary artists, encouraging students to a personal interpretation. He will share the tips and tricks derived from his long experience. Students will make many small pieces and some of the jewelry will be finished according to each student’s project. The practical approach will help to understand and fix the memory of the processes, but students should also be prepared to take notes, given the large amount of practical and theoretical information conveyed.
Luca Tripaldi was born in Turin, Italy, where he currently lives and has his studio. After training in graphic design, he worked for ten years in Mario Audello Studios as a sculptor, making masks and special effects for many opera houses like “Scala di Milano” and “Arena di Verona”. In 1998 he opened his own ceramics studio in Turin. He uses porcelain, preferring unglazed surfaces or only glazed in some parts with crystalline glazes and dry glazes, in order to get strong contrasts. The most part of his jewels are in black or white porcelain, decorated with ceramic transfers. He conducts an intensive teaching activitie, holding workshops throughout Europe and the United States. He writes a technical ceramic column for the Italian ceramic magazin ”La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo”.
DATE: June 20 – 26, 2021
LEVEL: Handbuilding. For all
TOTAL PRICE: EURO 1400
DEPOSIT FOR BOOKING: EURO 500
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 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 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.