Programmed Workshops

Officine Saffi Lab Corso Base

CORSO BASE

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.

At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate, and they will be given the objects that they have made.

Cost for 5 lessons: 250 euro

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

Courses will be every Tuesday starting from October 3rd until October 31st from 7pm to 9pm

Download here the subscription form

For information:
corsi@officinesaffi.com


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Introduction to the art of Kintsugi

The introduction course to Kintsugi with Iku Nishikawa.

Details

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. Kintsugi is a very popular practice in Japan and in the whole world. Less known are the timing that this procedure takes. You need around three weeks to repair a small area filling it with gold. Kintsugi has many similarities with the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, that is embracing the transience and imperfection.The workshop led by Iku Nishikawa is a beginners guide to Kintsugi. It will take only a day to repair the damaged area plus a week of drying. Iku uses few short cuts to let the students have an immediate result and let them take home the ceramic piece to finish it.

For the workshop please bring an unbroken piece that you would like to “repair”. If you have one or two very special broken items, please bring them along and Iku will tell you which one is the best to repair during the workshop.
Please be aware, your piece will not be completed during the workshop hours. You will need to bring it home and finish it when the laquer will set. Please bring a box to store your ceramic and take it back with you.

Iku Nishikawa has learned the craft through participation in a series of masterclass events in Oxford and learning alongside a Kintsugi masters. In 2014 Iku helped to organize a series of Kintsugi events at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The following year Iku was asked to run a masterclass at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Dates and hours:

Saturday October 21st 2017 

Participants will divided in two groups:
First group: 10am - 1.30pm
Second group: 3pm - 6.30pm 

Price: 150€ (kit included in the price)
+ membership card 5 € (valid for 12 months)
The card will be given at the beginning of the course

Deadline: 29th September 2017

Info: corsi@officinesaffi.com - tel: 02 36 68 56 96

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Course of Decoration

The Course of Decoration enables participants to learn the principal decorative techniques applied to the surfaces of ceramic objects.

Details

During the course, various techniques of decoration will be used, including sgraffito (scratching) and paper resist, with coloured slips and pigments. 

The various methods of working on the surface, using different patterns and textures, will also be demonstrated.

At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of participation, and they will be given the works that they have created during the lessons.

Price for 5 lessons: 250 euro

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

Courses will be every Monday starting from November 6th until December 4th from 7pm to 9pm.

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


Officine Saffy Lab Corso Di Tornio

CORSO DI TORNIO

Officine Saffi offers pot throwing courses.

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
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