Soap dishes decorated with doilies

These are slabs of white clay, we added texture with doilies, pressing them on the clay slab, then we put the slab in a small dish to give it the curved shape (it’s possible also to dry it with a hairdryer). When it is dry you have to fire them in the kiln and then you can paint the doilies impression with colour for ceramic (these are coloured clay called Engobe, we paint the ceramic after the … [Read more...]

Animal sculptures in ceramic

Work has been progressing in the ceramics workshop. Here are some ceramic animals, colored and glazed, straight from the oven! … [Read more...]

The mosaics completed

After all this work the mosaic course produces his first artworks. The pupils of the Year 7 who made them have become real experts in mosaic, thanks to their perseverance, patience, care, effort and autonomy in work. They have also got a few callus in the hands and a few cuts on the fingers, but as I have always said, "if at the end of the course you have not some patch means that you have not … [Read more...]

Prints inspired by the Matisse’s drawings

The graphic work of Matisse, the highest representative of the "Fauve" French, offers a variety of beautiful designs made with very few stylized lines, to which we were inspired to run these small prints. With the students of Year 9 we have been inspired by these designs to engrave a rubbery material called "rubber crepla" and realize the printing plates. The softness of these sheets of rubber … [Read more...]

Sculpture of animals: first step

The pottery workshop continues with the construction of large and small animals. For now we are only at the first stage, the forms of raw clay, which are hollow inside, are drying waiting for the cooking, after which they will be decorated with colors engobe, and glazed for the second firing. Follow the processing steps on the blog! daniel … [Read more...]

Keith Haring T-shirts

With some of the students' 8th year we decorated T-shirts with the colors for the fabric. What better inspiration we could choose, if not the unmistakable graffiti of Keith Haring, with its stylized figures and its colours solid and pure. Now we have just to wait for the summer to wear them!   … [Read more...]

Ceramic essences diffuser

Another product left our pottery workshops! Some of you have donated the  diffuser of essences as a Christmas present, someone else have perfumed his own home ... mirco alessio  prima della cottura armin maria … [Read more...]

“Prism” vessels

With the slabs clay technique we made prism vessels with different texture and decorations. We painted the bisque with "engobe" (Slip colored clay) and covered it with transparent glaze. Some ceramic surfaces look like abstract paintings, rich in nuances, transparency and depth. Con la tecnica a lastre abbiamo realizzato dei vasi molto fantasiosi a forma di prisma. Dopo la decorazione a engobbio … [Read more...]

Mosaic workshop: work in progress…

We begin to see the compositions of colors and images that take shape to the sound of hammers and pliers. Here are some work in progress sofia lorena alexandra riccardo nelutu … [Read more...]

Vases, jars, bowls and glasses …

With the students of ceramics course we decorated the first vessels handbuilded ​​with the pinch technique and coils technique. The colors used are Engobes coated with a transparent glaze. … [Read more...]