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Pottery Holidays in Italy – Ceramic Courses in Liguria

I offer weekend pottery courses as well as 5-day and 9-day intensive pottery courses in my ceramics studio in Liguria, Italy. The courses take place in the Ligurian mountain village of Montecalvo, surrounded by olive groves, with stunning views of the Apennine foothills. Accommodation is offered in partnership with the Bed & Breakfast Il Calderone, a short distance from my studio in a neighbouring village. Courses are available for booking all year round in an inspiring studio environment that is pleasantly cool during the summer months and heated with a wood burning stove during the winter.

5 Day Intensive Pottery Course: Wheel throwing and onglaze painting.

In this intensive course you will be taught the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel, including clay wedging, centring and forming your first small pots. We will work with red clay from the Montelupo area near Florence, which is ideal for throwing on the potter’s wheel and creating onglaze painted ceramics. During the course you will learn to glaze and paint with the colourful Italian Maiolica technique.

The courses take place in small groups with a maximum of three participants. Each participant has an individual potter’s wheel for practice. The atmosphere is both relaxed and concentrated, with each participant being encouraged to find their own rhythm for creating on the wheel.

The courses are designed for beginners whilst also being suitable for those with prior experience of ceramics, who would like to restart or deepen their skills. The 5 Day Intensive Pottery Course can be booked at all times of the year. I would be very happy to provide details regarding prices, course content and accommodation via email.

lisa@lisameixner.eu   0049 15776416783

9 Day Intensive Pottery Course: Wheel throwing and onglaze painting.

This intensive pottery course offers a 9-day immersion into the art of Italian pottery. You will learn the basics of throwing and turning pots, including glazing and onglaze painting with the Italian Maiolica technique. Each participant will be encouraged to find their own rhythm for working in the studio and over the 9-days there will be plenty of time to develop skills via hands on experience.

The course will cover the whole process of ceramics production, including loading the kiln for bisque and glaze firing. Each participant will have the opportunity to bisque fire, glaze and paint their own ceramics during the course. The Maiolica technique is a colourful and rewarding method for painting ceramics and the 9-day course will include a visit to the Ceramics Museum in Savona to view traditional examples that form part of the collection.

These courses take place in small groups with a maximum of three participants, each having access to an individual potter’s wheel for practice. The courses are designed for beginners whilst also being suitable for those with prior experience of ceramics, who would like to restart or deepen their skills. The 9-Day Intensive Pottery Course can be booked at all times of the year and I would be very happy to provide details regarding prices, course content and accommodation via email.

lisa@lisameixner.eu  0049 15776416783

Weekend Pottery Courses in Liguria.

Weekend Course 1: An introduction to Wheel throwing.

In this introductory course you will experience the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel, including clay wedging, centring and forming your first small pots. We will work with red clay from the Montelupo area near Florence, which is ideal for throwing on the potter’s wheel and creating onglaze painted ceramics with the colourful Italian Maiolica technique.

The courses take place in small groups with a maximum of three participants. Each participant has an individual potter’s wheel for practice. The studio atmosphere will be relaxed and focussed, with each participant being encouraged to find their own rhythm for creating on the wheel.

After the course your pots will be bisque fired and there is an option to glaze and decorate them as part of the second weekend course, Glazing and Painting Ceramics.

Saturdays and Sundays from 15:00 – 19:00

8 hours teaching including all materials and the firing: 110 Euro

Please contact me for any questions and bookings: lisa@lisameixner.eu

+39 3314274248

Weekend Course 2: Glazing and Painting Ceramics.

In this introductory course you will learn how to paint and decorate ceramics with the colourful Italian Maiolica technique. After a short introduction to the history of Italian Maiolica ceramics participants will be able to glaze and paint their pots from the wheel throwing course. There will also be a selection of tiles available for experimentation with brush techniques, designs and colour combinations.

The Glazing and Painting course takes place in small groups, with a maximum of three participants. The course is designed for beginners whilst also being suitable for people with prior experience of glazing and painting, who would like to refresh their skills.

Saturdays and Sundays from 15:00 – 19:00

8 hours teaching including all materials and the firing: 110 Euro

Please contact me for any questions and bookings: lisa@lisameixner.eu

+39 3314274248

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