Alternative firing in Italy, May – 10th – 21st 2014 – (link through to artholidayitaly)
A hands on course amongst like-minded people focusing on alternative kiln building techniques and the making and decorating of fired clay work that is inspired by the idyllic nature of the Italian landscape and the cultural history of the region.
This intense 10 day course provides an opportunity to focus on the building and use of a variety of outdoor firing techniques (pit, barrel, raku, paper), the making of small scale expressive clay objects in the form of figurative sculpture using the life model as source, pinch pot hollow ware, semi relief plaques and decorative tiles upon which you will be encouraged to experiment with a multitude of surface techniques.
The course is open to all who wish to explore the primal fascination of fire on clay, whatever your level of experience.
*Course full this year but bookings being taken for next year.