** Future Tours to Japan and Italy are being worked on
MAY 2018 JAPAN CERAMIC TOUR BOOKED Waiting list only available
MAY or OCTOBER (TBA) 2019 JAPAN CERAMIC TOUR limited Places are available for this trip
KILN BUILDING AND STUDIO WORKSHOP IN TUSCANY, ITALY
SEPT 29 - OCT 13, 2017
WITH BRUCE DEHNERT AND JEFF SHAPIRO
This workshop will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to make and fire work in a kiln we build near Certaldo in Tuscany at the La Meridiana facility. For 2 days prior to that we will start the trip in Florence where we will take guided tours of the Duomo and the Uffitzi Museum Collection. After finishing building and making work at La Meridiana, we will visit a wonderful artist and friend living and working near Orvieto. We will spend the last 2 nights in Orvieto to end the trip.
While staying at the lovely La Meridiana facility, participants will assist in the kiln building project, and making work for the kiln’s maiden firing. The workshop promises to be a lively, busy one. We will be building a gas/wood fired kiln under the guidance of Bruce Dehnert, Head of Ceramics at Peters Valley School for Craft. While that activity proceeds, we will be making work [pots or sculpture] in the beautiful studio with noted ceramicist, Jeff Shapiro. Participants are welcome to participate in either or both activities to the extent they are interested or able. Clay, tools, and firing are included in this workshop. We will fire the kiln that we will build together. With the well appointed studio at La Meridiana and the gourmet 4 course lunches each day, as well as side trips to San Gimignano and Volterra while the kiln is cooling, it will be an intense, in depth, discovery of Italian culture, kiln building techniques, and creative clay work in the studio.
Capacity is limited, and reserving a space is on a first come first serve basis. Inquire about full itinerary,cost, and details.
***AUGUST 13-AUGUST 27 2017 BALI, INDONESIA: Workshop at GAYA ART CENTER