Naked Raku. Painting with Smoke.Please, note! This vacation school offer has expired. For similar vacation school offers currently available search here.
Class Size: 10 - 12 people
Category: Art and craft workshop
Specialty: Ceramics/pottery, Decorative arts
Season: May - June
Courses Per Year: 1
Course Level: Advanced
Min Price: 850 Euro (EUR) per person
Max Price: 850 Euro (EUR) per person
Born in Sheffield, England in 1947. Studied at Bretton Hall College. In 1985 elected Chairman of Craft Potters Association. For the past two decades English ceramist David Roberts has devoted himself to the making of large coil built and raku fired vessels. He is one of the first British ceramists to specialise in high quality contemporary raku, the making of which he has helped to popularise as a serious discipline within contemporary British ceramics, in the many exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations he has held throughout the U.K., Europe and the U.S.A. His ceramics are represented in many private and public collections including the National Museum of Scotland, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of Wales and the Ulster Museum.
Students typically enjoy short excursions to some of the main attractions in beautiful Tuscany to compliment their daily work in the studio. The cities of Florence and Siena are both within an hour of La Meridiana and other intriguing Tuscan towns such as San Gimignano, Volterra and Greve in Chianti are a short drive away. The heart of the Chianti region lies just to our east, and Milan and Rome are both easily accessible by train or car.
Optional Courses (easily accessible):
- Horse riding.
- Cooking lessons.
The studio is on the ground floor of a restored 13th century farm house and offers space for all types of ceramic experimentation. Our kilns range from high-fire gas, raku, soda, and wood firing to lower-fired electric, pit, and smoke. Our staff is all practicing ceramic artists as well as fluent English speakers. Living accommodations are also provided within walking distance to the studio. Telephone and internet access are also available.
Costs relate to the length and type of services. They all include appropriate:
- Fresh gourmet lunches during the working days.
- Some transport.
- Materials and firings.
- General help during the stay.