July 25 – 30, 2021
Colour, transparency and texture with liquid porcelain.
Slip casting and decoration techmiques. For all levels
Using the slip cast technique we will make a series of bowls on which experiment with a myriad of surface effects regarding colour, transparency and texture. Slip casting will allow everyone, also those who do not have confidence in throwing or handbuilding with porcelain, to obtain elegant, thin bowls.
Firstly, by pouring liquid porcelain into plaster moulds, students will produce a series of perfect and thin bowls. They then will explore the potential of plaster moulds in different ways, for example by carving the plaster surface to create texture or by applying coloured slip for color patterns. Furthermore, the leatherhard bowls, when removed from the mould, may be altered, modified and further enriched with relief effects.
Particular attention will be devoted to the preparation of coloured porcelain slips, in order to understand the potential and the correct dosing of the pigments. We will choose from three different porcelain slips, depending on the type of technique used. Our theme is “the bowl” and the many variations obtainable with the techniques demonstrated.
Luca Tripaldi will demonstrate every technique, answering all questons. Students will proceed to experiment with their own pieces, but are also stimultae to take notes. For the workshop, La Meridiana will supply ready made moulds but on the last day, everyone will be able to make their own mould to take home.
All work will be glazed with a transparent glaze on the inside and left unglazed on the exterior.
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: July 25 – 30, 2021
LEVEL: Slip casting and decoration. For all levels
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
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
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.