ALESSANDRA

RAKU FOR EVERYONE! (19/06/2017)

Cinzia è stata una favolosa insegnante che mi ha introdotta all'affascinante e vasto mondo della ceramica, dalla modellazione all'invetriatura e cottura con la tecnica Raku. Le ore di workshop sono volate lasciando un ricordo della giornata carico di entusiasmo e voglia di approfondimento.

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I first met pottery during my studies in Egypt, in the ancient village of Fustàt, the Old Cairo. That bright turquoise color, that is so common there, has completely captured me, making me fall in love with it for the rest of my life! It has been the first dye I produced. That has been the beginning of my educational background, experimenting materials, shapes and colors since then. A journey made of observation, of efforts, of accuracy, of euphoria and frustrations. In any case though, it has always been driven by the strength of passion. When questioned why do I do pottery, this is what I say. Because it captures me, it got me curious, it interests me, it comforts me, it directs my thoughts, it appeases my mind, it satisfies me, it teaches me to wait and to accept errors, it allows me to express my creative energy, it reminds me that the nature has its own rhythms and rules to be respected. Clay is warm, malleable, it is pressure-sensitive, it is in complete harmony with the growing project. It evolves, reaching the moment when it will be fired in the furnace. This will give the artwork back in at least twenty four hours. After so many years, opening the lukewarm furnace, is still a moment of great emotion!

CINZIA | Ceramist


THE STORY
I first met pottery during my studies in Egypt, in the ancient village of Fustàt, the Old Cairo. That bright turquoise color, that is so common there, has completely captured me, making me fall in love with it for the rest of my life! It has been the first dye I produced. That has been the beginning of my educational background, experimenting materials, shapes and colors since then. A journey made of observation, of efforts, of accuracy, of euphoria and frustrations. In any case though, it has always been driven by the strength of passion. When questioned why do I do pottery, this is what I say. Because it captures me, it got me curious, it interests me, it comforts me, it directs my thoughts, it appeases my mind, it satisfies me, it teaches me to wait and to accept errors, it allows me to express my creative energy, it reminds me that the nature has its own rhythms and rules to be respected. Clay is warm, malleable, it is pressure-sensitive, it is in complete harmony with the growing project. It evolves, reaching the moment when it will be fired in the furnace. This will give the artwork back in at least twenty four hours. After so many years, opening the lukewarm furnace, is still a moment of great emotion!
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ALESSANDRA

RAKU FOR EVERYONE! (19/06/2017)

Cinzia è stata una favolosa insegnante che mi ha introdotta all'affascinante e vasto mondo della ceramica, dalla modellazione all'invetriatura e cottura con la tecnica Raku. Le ore di workshop sono volate lasciando un ricordo della giornata carico di entusiasmo e voglia di approfondimento.

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WORKSHOP

RAKU FOR EVERYONE!

Cinzia, ceramist

96

An appreciation day for Raku pottery and nude Raku. The participants will be asked to decorate and glaze three artifacts made and prepared just for them. The objects will then be baked in a special gas fueled oven and completed within the end of the day with the Raku and nude Raku techniques. This is an old Japanese process that creates stunning objects: covered in marked cracks or strong iridescent metallic colors that aren't reproducible. An important part of the course will be a careful analysis of the coats you can use, as to allow every student to learn how to decorate in full autonomy. During the course of the day there will also be the opportunity to observe the workshop, see the process that goes in to making pottery and lastly to see the various finished products. The seminary starts at 10:00 and finishes at 18:00 and breaks briefly for lunch (which is included). The pieces will be left to the students at the end of the day.

SENIGALLIA, An

WORKSHOP

CREATE YOUR RAKU JEWELRY

Cinzia, ceramist

96

The participants will learn to create in full autonomy small shapes of clay or gres, that after the drying time will be baked and sent by post (free in Italy). We will also have some pearls in various shapes for you to decorate that will be put in the oven right away and processed with the Raku pottery procedure, these you will be allowed to take home at the end of the day and will be ready to be made in to necklaces, earrings, broaches or anything you want. The Raku technique origins in Japan and it allows the glaze to dry in a shorter amount of time, creating a very particular pattern and iridescent colors. The pieces you create will be of great impact and most of all.....completely unique! The seminary starts at 10:00 and finishes at 18:00 and breaks briefly for lunch (which is included).

SENIGALLIA, An

WORKSHOP

CERAMIC RESTORATION

Cinzia, ceramist

60

The ancient or modern ceramic restoration work begins with the finding of all the fragments, the assembly with appropriate adhesives and the plaster or resin integration of the missing parts, and the reconstruction of some parts if necessary. The final stage is the pictorial reparation, which will adapt the new parts to the original color of the original piece.

SENIGALLIA, An

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