May 26th – June 5th, 2019
Respond to culture, place, and tools to develop work that explores the intersection of design, production, and the handmade. Focusing on pots and vessels, Kala Stein will lead projects to initiate experimental learning combining studio techniques and exposure to historic Italian ceramic traditions.
Along with concentrated studio time, we will aim to strike a fine balance between indulging pleasures of the Tuscan region with cultural and creative exploration. This workshop excursions and experiences to inspire our creative spirits: a cooking class and dinner with renowned Tuscan Chef Lucia Zucconi, Certaldo alto, Siena and a day trip to the town of Volterra where we will see the elegant to extravagant vessels of the Etruscan culture.
Each day in the studio, Kala will demonstrate a technique for making, introducing new ways to think though the ceramic process. Individual investigations are encouraged and supported with pop-up demos and one-on-one conversations. For both throwers and hand builders, some clay experience is necessary. Focusing on process over the fired result, we are not intending to glaze fire in this workshop; however, we can bisque in order for you to take home valuable tokens of the learning process.
The total cost of the course is 2100 euros; Single price supplement: 200 Euros. Deposit: 600 Euros
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, add 200 euros
- A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days
- 4 dinners, 4 breakfast.
- Excursions and hands – on cooking lesson.
Learn more at https://www.kalastein.com/workshops/