Join us in Rome for this fascinating workshop by Jeff Shapiro, “Japanese
aesthetic: asymmetry & the imperfections of nature” from 13-20

workshop will begin with a three-day study tour of Rome led by the art
historian and co-founder of c.r.e.t.a. rome, Lori-Ann Touchette. The
emphasis will be in the Roman experience and wll include walking and
food tours, as well as visits to the Oriental museum and the Japanaese

Jeff’s course will allow,
encourage, and assist students of all levels in understanding and utilizing the
concept of asymmetry and the imperfections in nature as they pertain to
creating ceramic forms. Jeff Shapiro spent 9 years in Japan working and
studying ceramics from 1973-1981. Through stories and images, he will talk
about The Japanese Experience. Through demonstration he will show his
approach to forming and trimming by hand as well as slab techniques. Shapiro
will also be available to discuss problem solving with students; encouraging
participants to challenge themselves to come up with new ideas and approaches
to resolving their individual concepts.

13 July. Arrival, intro to creta and aperitivo, welcome dinner
14 July. orientation walk of historical center, afternoon food tour
15 July. Morning visit to Museo Orientale, free afternoon

16 July. Villa giulia museum in the morning- afternoon visit to the istituto giapponese
17 July. Jeff Shapiro hands-on workshop I, Vatican Museum evening visit (optional)
18 July. Jeff Shapiro hands-on workshop II

19 July. Jeff Shapiro hands-on workshop III, Final dinner
20 July. Departure

cost of the workshop is €1000, and includes tuition, materials and
firing, accommodation (double occupancy), welcome and final dinner, 5
lunches, entrance tickets for scheduled museum/site visits (excluding
the optional evening visit to the Vatican Museums), For a single room,
there is a single supplement fee of €350. To reserve your place or if
you have questions, contact us as soon as possible!!

Also make sure to check out these other upcoming workshops:

c.r.e.t.a. romevia dei Delfini, 17
00186 Rome, Italy