November 8 – 14, 2020
Intriguing designs and satin like surfaces without glaze
Handbuilding. For all
In this course we will explore colour, pattern and imagery using various techniques of staining and layering slips and porcelains.
The decoration will be integral. The technique involves laminating layers of coloured clays inlaid with hand-cut patterns and then rolling and stretching the flat sheets ready for press moulding or slab building. The program will include painting and pouring slips, impressing clays, utilising stencils and adding fine inlay to create clay collages. Finishing techniques will enhance the qualities of the clay to produce a soft, matt surface before the works are fired, supported in sand and saggers.
There will be plenty of demonstrations as well as chances to experiment and develop the necessary design and technical skills to make colourful, inlaid bowls, plates, vases and tiles.
Susan Nemeth is a designer and maker of handmade porcelain vases, bowls and decorative platters. She trained at Bournville School of Art, Wolverhampton Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. Her work is inspired by the strongly graphic textile and ceramic designs of the 1950s and 60s. The painters, Ben Nicholson, Paul Klee and Eva Hesse influence some pieces. The decoration is integral using layers of coloured clays and slips. She has been awarded internationally and is mentioned in many publications.
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 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.