Upcoming Workshops

Corso Base Officinesaffi 6

FOUNDATION COURSE

The foundation course is designed to provide the fundamental concepts and practical skills necessary for working with clay, from the design of an object to its creation using the principal techniques of manual construction.

Details

During each course, students will make simple forms, practical and decorative objects of many different types. Practical sessions will be accompanied by the observation of historic and modern works in ceramics, from the areas of artistic production and design.

The courses are designed for small groups, so that each student can receive close attention. Students will be encouraged to perform exercises that provide an introduction to the dynamics of forms, and simple projects preceding actual construction: they will be the starting point for the definition of the next cycle of objects made in the advanced course.

In the final stages of the course, students will be provided with basic knowledge of the properties and preparation of clay, the use of ceramic coatings, and techniques of firing in electric kilns. Objects will be decorated with slip and glazes.

Cost for 5 lessons: 250 euro

+ membership card 5 € (valid for 12 months)
The card will be given at the beginning of the course

Foundation course evening:
start of course: Tuesday 26 February
end of course: Tuesday 26 March
from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
sold out

Foundation course day time:
start of course: Thursday 28 February
end of course: Thursday 28 March
from 10.30 am to 12.30 am

Foundation course evening: start of course: Tuesday 7 May
end of course: Tuesday 4 June
from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
sold out

For information: corsi@officinesaffi.com; T. 02 36685696

REGISTRATION:
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Robert Cooper Workshop

DECORATION AND READYMADE

Robert Cooper's workshop will be focused on the creation of different objects through several techniques of decoration and assembly typical of the production of the artist.

Details

Robert Cooper's workshop will develop around the assembly technique as a method for creating and constructing works of different shapes and sizes. The student will be invited to produce a wide range of shapes and objects obtained from the pressure of clay on plaster and ceramic molds, but also through the slab and colombine technique. During the preparation of the objects, the artist will demonstrate a series of decoration techniques with engobes and glazes: printing on plaster surfaces, silk-screen printing on ceramics, carving on clay and plaster, use of papers and fabrics for the creation of textures and surfaces through pressure or immersion in clay, painting with engobes and enamels.
Through these techniques each participant will have the opportunity to realize his own artistic object with an original and personalized decoration!

This workshop is ideal for beginners and intermediates.
The course will be held in English and will be translated into Italian.

Limited seats

Registration deadline 28 February

The workshop will take place:
Saturday 16 March from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm
Sunday 17 March from 10am to 1pm and from 2 to 5pm

Price: 290 euro

+ 5 euro membership card (valid for 12 months)
the card will be delivered at the beginning of the course

For further informations::
 corsi@officinesaffi.com 
tel. 02 36 68 56 96


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Robert Cooper, british ceramist of consolidated fame and success, has been exhibiting for many years in both the United Kingdom and other countries.
His studio, where he works and collects all the materials that he uses in his pieces, is in the characteristic Vanguard Court area in south London. His work is based on the reinterpretation of various objects and materials that give his pieces a powerful narrative content.
He is fascinated by the persistence and transformation of objects, and, as starting-points for his works, he often uses found objects, such as ceramic fragments that he picks up on the banks of the Thames, and other recycled items infused with their own life and a preceding function.
He recovers and re-uses a variety of materials, including clays, oxides, glazes, waste materials from his lessons, ceramic transfers, printed motifs from industrial culture, and even parts of preceding works, recombining them and creating a new narrative that gives the final object new life, with additional, multiple layers of meanIng.

www.robertcooper.net


Officine Saffy Lab Corso Di Tornio

POT THROWING COURSE

The course enable participants to learn how to use a potter's wheel, benefiting from the teacher's forty years of experience and the possibility of personal supervision.

Details

The course enable participants to learn how to use a potter's wheel, benefiting from the teacher's forty years of experience and the possibility of personal supervision.

Duration: all year round.

Cost of lessons for two people:
8 lessons, each 90 minutes, 400 euro
12 lessons, each 90 minutes, 600 euro + 1 free lesson

1 lesson 50 euro
(prices per person)

Cost of individual lessons:
8 lessons, each 90 minutes, 520 euro
12 lessons, each 90 minutes, 780 euro + 1 free lesson

1 lesson 65 euro

+ membership card 5 € (valid for 12 months)
The card will be given at the beginning of the course

For information: corsi@officinesaffi.com

REGISTRATION:
Before enrolling, please contact us by phone or email to check availability.

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