Raku. Vibrant Colours and Subtle Greys

Florence, Italy
per person 860
Raku. Vibrant Colours and Subtle Greys
  • Beginner
  • Women
  • 7 days
  • English
  • 30%


Participants will experience traditional glazed raku with its beautiful colour glazes and will also explore the endless variations of naked raku techniques. 
Making will cover the first part of the week using both hand building techniques and the wheel. In the second part we'll be decorating and glazing: applying slips, developing patterns and glaze the previously bisque-fired work. Firing will occur both on Thursday and on Friday in order to have as many opportunities as possible to develop our techniques.

Pietro Elia Maddalena studied ceramics at the West Surrey College of Art & Design in England. After two more years of work at Dartington Workshop, he returned to Italy where in 1980 he established a studio in Certaldo, near Florence. Pietro is the founder and director of the International School of Ceramics LA MERIDIANA located in Tuscany, Italy. Also instructor and maker he says of himself : “ I am totally and continuously interested in the process of making. I see the craft object a

What's included

  • tuition (class is 6/7 hours per day with 12 hours studio time)
  • Materials
  • lodging in double room; single room on request at extra cost of € 140
  • welcome dinner welcome breakfast
  • a freshly prepared Tuscan lunch with wine on the 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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