Upcoming Workshops

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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. Kintsugi has many similarities with the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, that is embracing the transience and imperfection.

Less known are the timing that this procedure takes. You need around three weeks to repair a small area filling it with gold.
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 and alternative materials to let the students have an immediate result and let them take home the ceramic piece.

For the workshop please bring a broken piece that you would like to “repair” or a unbroken one that the teacher will break and than repaired by yourself. We suggest to bring two or three pieces. 
Please be aware, your piece will not be completed during the workshop hours.  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. 

REGISTRATION:
Before enrolling, please contact us by phone or email to check availability
Download here the subscription form

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


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Layered forms

Workshop by Rafael Pérez

Details

The workshop with Rafael Pérez comprises learning about two of the artist's personal techniques and working with them. In the first part of the workshop, participants concentrate on clay's sculptural qualities and its possibilities of shape and form, exploring the material's strength by cutting and impacting it. In the second phase, the layering technique, for which the artist is famous, will be presented: his works are hallmarked by multiple layers of clay, with alternating pigmentation and thicknesses. The various combinations of surfaces and forms offered by this technique will be examined.

In addition, the workshop will include a part dedicated to painting on ceramics. The artist will demonstrate the “vidriadas en blanco” technique, in which over-glaze pigments are used on a glazed surface.

“My work is a game that interests and involves me. I search for beauty, or rather a state of mind, or a vision, that enables me to discover surprise and emotion”.

Rafael Pérez is an internationally-famous Spanish artist. His work is appreciated all over the world. He attained a diploma in ceramics at the Escola Massana in Barcelona, and he has been a member of the International Academy of Ceramics since 2007. His work has been exhibited at the International Ceramics Competition in Mino, and in many galleries and museums, in Spain and internationally.

Dates and hours:

18 November 2017 - from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm

19 November 2017 - from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm

Price: 290 euro

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

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

Download here the subscription form

Deadline submission: 28 October 2017

Limited places


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

Download the form