International Ceramic Workshops
Deposits are due Feb. 1, 2014 for Shape, Paddle and Pasta
Shape, Paddle and Pasta!
June 8th – 21st 2014
Architectural ceramics and woodfiring. For all levels
Have you 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.
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. 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
every day at midday. We will visit some of the incredible surrounding Tuscan
hill towns: The Etruscan City of Volterra and the scenic Medieval towns of San
Gimignano, Certaldo and Siena.
Cost: € 2100
The workshop fee includes
- Tuition (class is 6/7 hours per day with 12 hours studio time)
- Materials and firings
Cost: double room Euro 2100 – single room Euro 2400
- Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
- A freshly prepared full Tuscan lunch with wine on all working days
- Field trips and gourmet tastings
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.