Porcelain Throwing

Florence, Italy
per person 980
Porcelain Throwing
  • Beginner
  • Women
  • 6 days
  • English
  • 30%


Porcelain is a diverse and versatile material. When high fired it is extremely hard and durable. When thin it can be translucent. It is resistant to thermal shock. As well as fine domestic items it can be used to make thick, heavy objects such as pestles and mortars. It is white but can readily be coloured. Derivatives of porcelain helped man travel to the Moon. From darning thimbles and jewellery to spark plugs and huge insulators it has found application in a wide variety of contexts since Marco Polo first brought back porcelain utensils from the Orient. It endures as beautiful material with which to make useful and decorative vessels.
Porcelain is sometimes thought of as a difficult material to throw. It is more helpful, and more accurate, simply to think of it as different to earthenware and stoneware clays.
The primary aim of this five day course, working with a plastic porcelain body, is to assist participants to develop their throwing skill and confidence. The work will be fired a

What's included

  • Tuition (class is 6-8 hours per day with 12 hours studio time)
  • All materials and firings;
  • Lodging in double room; single room on request, add 140 €
  • Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
  • A freshly prepared full Tuscan lunch with wine on all working days


Loc. Bagnano, 135 - 50052 Certaldo

La Meridiana

La Meridiana is a non-profit institution for the advancement of the ceramic arts. It has been founded in 1981 by Pietro Elia Maddalena. Started off as a summer school, thanks to the high standard of organisation, teaching and facilities, it has be...

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