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The simplest molds consist of only one piece of plaster and can be used with either solid handbuilding clay or liquid clay slip to shape object such as tiles. More complex molds, made of two or more pieces of plaster that fit together, are most often used with slip to produce hollow, slip cast objects such as vases. Our model can be an existing object or an object that we’ve made using clay or many other materials.

The most important aspect of making molds is diagnosing the model: mold must release easily from the model. To make a good diagnosis, it’s necessary to understand the concept of undercuts, indented areas in the model that can make it impossible to separate the model from the hardened plaster mold.

After the creation of a prototype we procede making professional mold by gipsy and than we make test with different kind of clays (porcelain, stoneware, white clay etc.) and firing tests.

Painting overglaze means painting on majolica white glaze. Majolica is a special Italian white glaze discovered on 13th century by the Arabian people in Spanish island (Majorca). From 14th century the Italian artisans has used this glaze. Today the glaze is the best solution for painting on ceramics.

This course teaches every secrets of majolica painting with the purpose of deepening different styles, especially the Renaissance on the chiaroscuro (shades – from light to dark), the study of faces and draperies to still life up to the landscape. All the secrets of the ‘chiaroscuro’ will be analyzed to create wonderful effects of depth and plasticity, such as to make each painting a true work of art. The design can be made free hand, with soft pencil, or by stancil and then retraced (underline) with the orange color by thin brush.

The special courses are divided into basic, intermediate and specialized. Every courses are different and they are teaching in international languages. The special courses ceramic are programmed with artists, designers, teachers and artisans who have made a special contribution to the ceramic world. In this session the learner/students are limited, will be specified for each course the original language with simultaneous translation and the number of max. enrollment.

Work in clay means work by hands; this is one of the most fascinating technique to create ceramic art pots. The first old technique of modeling clay is divided into different techniques, coilt built (colombino), slab and throwing wheel. All lessons are personalized and follow a special schedule to learn ¬†all techniques. It’s possible to use all kind of clays.

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