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28-6

SET/OUT

  • Capacity

    4 - 8 People

  • Schedule

    10h00 -13h00

    15h00 - 18h00

  • Price

    504

  • Dificulty

    For ceramists, sculptors, plastic artists and all those interested in this subject.

  • Additional information

    We offer shared accommodation, subject to availability

A UNIVERSE INTRODUCTION TO CERAMIC SCULPTURE AND WOOD FIRING

You will learn

- to develop, plan and execute your ideas 

- how to choose and prepare the right clay for each kind of work

- to reflect about aesthetic options

- different ways to build up your sculpture

 - about textures and surfaces

- about the enormous possibilities of wood firing

- to fire your work in our Sasukenei - Forno sem Fumo

 

Renato Costa e Silva always takes us to the center of all inquiry, and in this course he shares his vast knowledge about sculpture and ceramics with us. To study and work under the guidance of this artist is a unique opportunity to gain a deep understanding of  ceramic processes.

 Together with Kerstin Thomas he will support each student to progress and take home sculptures that reflects not only the achievement of knowledge but also the  expression of  your personal project.

 
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Renato Costa e Silva, ceramista e escultor, conta em 40 anos de actividade profissional com um vasto currículo não só na área da cerâmica como também de escultura de grandes dimensões para espaços públicos em diversos materiais. 
Natural de Angra do Heroísmo, vive e trabalha no seu atelier em Angra do Heroísmo e na Cerdeira. Fez um estudo intensivo de barros e materiais cerâmicos e tem uma larga  experiência na preparação de pastas cerâmicas e vidrados, ao longo dos anos ele realizou centenas de cozeduras de cerâmica a lenha.

Kerstin Thomas, escultora, estudou Artes Plásticas e Talha / Escultura em madeira na Alemanha, país de origem. Já em Portugal, licenciou-se em Língua e Cultura Portuguesas pela Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra e frequentou ainda o Curso de Ciências Sociais. Com preferência por madeiras autóctones, desenvolve entre outros um trabalho inspirado na vivência rural e na expressividade do rosto humano. A construção do Forno sem Fumo para cozedura de cerâmica de alta temperatura despertou o seu interesse pela cerâmica como meio de expressão.

Co-fundadora do projecto Cerdeira Home for Creativity, concilia actualmente o seu trabalho artístico com o de coordenadora do Programa Artístico do projecto.

 

TAKE HOME THE RESULTS FIRED IN THE SASUKENEI KILN

PROGRAMM

September 28th

Introduction;

Awakening the imagination - From the expanding universe to the nature of the imagined;

From thought to matter - The personal universe and the choice of relevant elements to conceive individual projects;

Clay as a receptor of emotions - From physical structure and chemical composition to ceramic pastes for sculpture; Composition, experimentation and preparation of pastes;

 

September 29th and October 2nd

Working on personal projects;

 

October 3rd

Introduction to woodfiring - processes, history and results. Ceramic's transformation during firing and how to control the process;

Loading the kiln;

Start the woodfiring in the SASUKENEI – Smokless kiln;

 

October 4th

Woodfiring;

 

October 5th

Cooling of the kiln;

Hike with observation of clays in the local soil;

 

October 6th

Opening the kiln - appreciation and interpretation of the result.

Conditions

  • Offer of accommodation in our shared Residency house with enrolment in the course (subject to availability) or a 10% discount in accommodation with a minimum of 2 nights;

  • Participants will be able to continue working in the studio independently until 10:00 p.m.;

  • 10% early bird discount if you sign up before 28th of August;

  • 3% discount for prompt payment granted;

  • Group meals can also be ordered.