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 daytime:
start of course: Wednesday 15 January
end of course: Wednesday 12 February
from 4 pm to 6 pm

Foundation course evening:
start of course: Thursday 16 January
end of course: Thursday 13 February
from 7 pm to 9 pm
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Foundation course daytime:
start of course: Wednesday 4th March
end of course: Wednesday 1st April
from 3 pm to 5 pm

Foundation course evening:
start of course: Thursday 5th March
end of course: Thursday 2nd April
from 7 pm to 9 pm

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

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

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Officine Saffy Lab Corso Di Tornio

WHEEL 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

Wheel throwing private classes suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. 
Beginners will learn the basic principles of throwing, from wedging clay, to centering and trimming. 
Intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to master this art and learn new techniques. 

Duration: all year round.

Cost of lessons for two people:
8 lessons, each 90 minutes, 400 euro (instead of 440 euro)*
1 lesson, 90 minutes, 55 euro*

Cost of individual lessons:
8 lessons, each 90 minutes, 480 euro (instead of 520 euro)*
1 lesson, 90 minutes, 65 euro*

* cost per person
+ 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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Corso Base Officinesaffi 4

Intermediate Course

This course is considered as the continuation of the foundation ceramics course.

Details

During the course student will design and develop a complex ceramic object or sculture. Particular importance will be placed on the study of its feasibility using the various possible processes for its creation in clay. The hand building skills acquired during the foundation course will be combined and developed. Students will also learn about surface finish and decoration. Time will be spent studying glaze and slip recipes with students developing their own' according to the project at hand. The course consists in the design of a complex form and the study of its feasibility using the various possible processes for its creation in clay. The skills of manual construction acquired in the foundation course are developed and refined: coiling, slab construction and pinch-pots. It will be included the study of surface finish and the objects will be decorated and glazed according to the final effects required. Students can use both slips and glazes.

Cost for 4 lessons: 250 euro

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

Saturday intermediate course  
Saturday 15 and 22nd February 2020
Saturday 7 and 14th March 2020
from 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm

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

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

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Ceramics with Glass. Esplorare il riciclo del vetro nella ceramica artistica.

Workshop di Attua Aparicio

Over the course of this workshop with Attua Aparicio  participants will explore various ways of incorporating waste glass into ceramics.
On the first day we will focus on surface decoration, by adding glass in pre mixed glazes and developing dry glazes of glass shards applied directly on soft clay.
The second day will be devoted to adding glass into clay bodies, combining handbuilding techniques like coiling and slab with press moulds, to develop sculptural forms in stoneware and porcelain.
The workhop takes material sustainability as its starting point, and invites participants to experiment with clay and glass beyond their regular use. By combining material hybridization with more traditional techniques participants will expand their ceramic making skills and realize an original and personalized artwork!

Attua Aparicio is a London based multidisciplinary artist working in the interection of desig, craft and art. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011 from MA Design Products. At the core of her practice lays a very experimental and prejudice free way of understanding and working with materials. She is interested in sustainability, materila hybridization and tactility. 
Collaborations are a fundamental part of her practice. She cofounded Silo Studio with Oscar Lessing with whom she has been collaborating since 2011. She also collaborates regularly with her sister and artist Saelia Aparicio.

The workshop will be in english.
Limited places.

Dates and times:
Saturday 21st March 2020 from 11am to 1pm, and from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Sunday 22nd March from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Participation fee
290 euro + 5 euro of membership card (valid for 12 months)

For info and booking: corsi@officinesaffi.com 
tel. 02 36 68 56 96


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Details

Durante questo workshop di Attua Aparicio i partecipanti esploreranno varie tecniche per incorporare il vetro di scarto alla ceramica. 

La prima giornata si concentra sulla decorazione di superficie attraverso due metodologie: aggiungendo vetro a smalti già pronti, e sviluppando smalti secchi con il vetro premuto direttamente su argilla cruda.
Il secondo giorno il vetro verrà combinato agli impasti ceramici. Lavorando sia con stampi in gesso che con tecniche di modellazione manuale quali colombino e lastra si realizzeranno forme scultoree in grès e porcellana.
Questo workshop prende come punto di partenza la sostenibilità ed il riciclo, per invitare i partecipanti a sperimentare ed espandere il loro vocabolario di tecniche ceramiche ad altri materiali. Combinando tecniche di foggiatura tradizionali con materiali ibridi i partecipanti andranno a realizzare delle opere scultoree e di design.

Attua Aparicio è un’artista e designer multidiciplinare con base a Londra e co-fondatrice dello studio Silo con con Oscar Lessing. La sua ricerca è guidata da un approccio sperimentale allo studio e riutilizzo dei materiali, nell’intersezione tra arte, design e tecnologia. Dal 2018 Aparicio sta sviluppando un progetto solo intitolato Ceramic & Glass incentrato sull’utilizzo del vetro borosilicato nella produzione ceramica. Il progetto è stato sviluppato tramite due residenze presso L’European Keramic Work Centre (2018) ed il Jingdezen International Studio (2019)

Il corso si terrà in lingua inglese e verrà tradotto in italiano.
Posti limitati

Il workshop si svolgerà:
sabato 21 marzo 2020 dalle 11 alle 13 e dalle 14 alle 17
domenica 22 marzo 2020 dalle 10 alle 13 e dalle 14 alle 17

Costo: 290 €
+ tessera associativa 5 euro (validità 12 mesi)
la tessera verrà consegnata ad inizio corso

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Per informazioni:
 corsi@officinesaffi.com 
tel. 02 36 68 56 96