Shape, Paddle and Pasta!
Architectural Ceramics workshop with Marcia Selsor and Stephani Stephenson
June 8-21, 2014, La Meridiana International School of Ceramics in Tuscany

La Meridiana La Meridiana Ceramic School is set in a restored 15th-century farmhouse, in the centre of Tuscany, land of Etruscan and Roman culture, medieval architecture and renaissance splendour. La Meridiana offers a facility dedicated to continual education in the ceramic art, and a meeting ground in a place rich in Italian culture. Registration for this workshop is through La Meridiana. More about La Meridiana
The Workshop Ever dream about making a fountain or large-scale work for your home or garden? Using varied techniques from Architectural Ceramics traditions, we will design and build components for a self-standing fountain using Tuscan Terra Cotta Clay. These techniques can be adapted for use in small studios. We will fire the work in a wood-fired kiln at the conclusion of the workshop.
The Instructors This is a great opportunity to work with two well versed, professional ceramic artists and instructors. Both artists have offered workshops in this field for over a decade.
Marcia Selsor has been traveling to Europe for the past 30 years and leading workshops at La Meridiana since 2001. She has lived in Spain and Italy researching traditional potters and architectural ceramics in both countries. Marcia's programs offer inspiration from the local culture and hands-on experience in a ceramic studio. Selsor is a Professor Emerita of Montana State University and continues creative work from her studio and from locations throughout the United States and abroad.
Stephani Stephenson is the owner, designer and creator of Revival Tileworks. She produced a DVD on Architectural Ceramics Techniques with the American Ceramic Society and has shared in-depth knowledge and experience with tilemaking, sculptural and architectural techniques, in workshops and in the classroom.
Lodging and Meals The program includes food and wine tastings and occasional dinners in adjoining towns. The highlight of the culinary day is the sumptuous traditional Tuscan cuisine by Lucia, (who has authored her own cookbook), served everyday at midday. Lodging in restored 15th-century Tuscan farm houses provides cooking facilities for all. and once a week we will visit the nearby town of Certaldo to buy fresh local produce and groceries to supplement La Meridiana's delicious offerings. More information on meals and lodging can be found at La Meridiana's website as well as on the Workshop Programme page.
Day Trips During our stay at La Meridiana we will visit some of of the incredible surrounding Tuscan hill towns: The Etruscan City of Volterra and the scenic Medieval towns of San Gimignano, Certaldo and Siena.
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