Vallauris Institute of Arts: Master Classes in 2012

Masterclass workshop with Khaled SIRAG – July 30th to August 12th 2012
Khaled SIRAG “Development of a monumental Collective work” A lecturer doctor at Helwan University in Cairo (a member of the ceramics department, Faculty of Applied Arts), Khaled SIRAG is an artist known for his personal and collective work, he exhibits around the world and he’s also known for participating in many international symposiums and workshops. He already lead (in Korea, Turkey) the same kind of project we will address in this course: Development of a monumental Collective work. The title of the work is “How to build Humanity” “Indeed, how to build humanity …? It should be a central element to cherish: a pillar, a mast, a guide ….We believe humanity develops through “individualities” put together…We will develop a monumental piece of about 2.50m – 3m in height which will be surrounded by an accumulation of personal items, where each individual will print and express his/her identity. (see photo below). The base of this project will develop with discussions and the creativity of all the participants. We will use the following techniques: Raku, Naked Raku, and Pit firing for larger pieces that made up the core. This workshop will last two weeks. On Friday of the second week, the firing (Raku, Naked Raku) will be held in public on the main square of the old town; we will “picnic” on the spot and some artists from Vallauris will join us for the preparation and the firings. Further details will come later when all negotiations with the Cityhall will be finalized. This outdoors collective work will be a donation to the city of Vallauris and be on permanent display in a public place. The event will be inserted in the communication of the “Pottery Festival” to be held on the last day of the course. In this regard, you are cordially invited to the lunch on that will bring together with all Ceramists of Vallauris, on Sunday afternoon, before your departure. – « Masterclass » workshop – 14 days* :
1300€ with accomodation If you live on the area and you would like to participate, please contact us. Fee includes clay, glazes, and firings *Included : breakfasts at the studio + 1 welcome lunch on Monday + museum visits.

Workshop with Masakazu KUSAKABE – february the 13th to 17th

+ february the 18 th 2012


«Back to Fukushima”

An intensive workshop with Mazakazu KUSAKABE, famous master of Japanese traditional Raku, will lead, for the second time at the Institute, two workshops about the ancient technique. Also known internationally for his constructions of “smoke free” wood kilns, he will share with us some aspects of his technique. The week workshop on the “traditional bowl” will be punctuated with small lectures on ancient techniques, history of Ceramic Art in Japan, the Zen philosophy … Several firings will take place, including one by night. A small exhibit of your bowls and a tea ceremony will complete the workshop. For the workshop on Saturday, bowls already bisque fired will be provided, but you can, if you wish, bring your own bowls (already fired). — – “Masterclass” workshop – 5 days* :
€ 650 with accommodation
€ 450 without accommodation – “Masterclass” workshop – 1 day **:
€ 85 day Equipment, materials and firings included. * The breakfasts in the studio are included + 1 welcome lunch on Monday + museum visits ** Breakfast included. Usually, everyone brings a dish and a drink to share for lunch in the studio.

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