2021 PROGRAM

RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOPS IN CERAMICS

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INTENSIVE THROWING WORKSHOP WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO ALTERNATIVE FIRING TECHNIQUES
(All levels)

 

2021

JANUARY 15-22

FEBRUARY 14-21

MARCH 27-APRIL 3

APRIL 12-19

MAY 3-10

MAY 18-25

JUNE 1-8

JUNE 17-24

JULY 3-10

JULY 18-25

AUGUST 1-8

AUGUST 13-20

SEPTEMBER 9-16

SEPTEMBER 23-30

OCTOBER 8-15

OCTOBER 24-31

NOVEMBER 11-18

DECEMBER 10-17

A workshop on the fundamentals of ceramics, with a focus on throwing and alternative firing techniques.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience- from the true beginner to the very advanced-and is designed to fit the individual needs of each participant. The course will cover centering, throwing cylinders, bowls, round and closed forms, bottles and lids, and trimming bases. More experienced students will learn how to center and throw larger amounts of clay by multi-part section centering, throwing and assembling, and they will improve their skills in more complex pottery forms.
You will be introduced to basic glaze theory and techniques, including terra sigilatta.

The workshop also aims to give you a very good hands-on understanding of the use of fire in contemporary ceramic practice.

We will cover:

  • Glazed raku

  • Naked raku

  • Horsehair raku

  • Aluminum foil saggar

  • Copper mattes

    

 The workshop is limited to four or five (4-5) students only, in order to ensure individualized and focused tutoring.

There will be plenty of time during and after the daily program for discussions on ceramic art and art in general in both formal and informal meetings. A well-stocked library will be at your disposal, with access to full internet facilities.


Fee:1300* euros
Fees cover payment for:

-Tuition costs, 6-9 hrs/day,
-Materials and firings
-Ground transportation from and to the airport.
-Lodging in single or double  room accommodation*.
-Home-cooked, breakfast, lunch and dinner, wine or beer. Snacks, coffee, and tea freely available throughout the day. We have fresh vegetables from our own garden.
- An excursion to the beaches of the Aegean coast of Halkidiki or other, as well as a walking tour of the city of Thessaloniki.

*Double room accommodation  1200 euros

 

 

ONLINE COACHING COURSES VIA SKYPE OR ZOOM 

(BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED)

In view of the present situation with Covid-19 and recent advice from the Public Health Authority in Greece (and other countries) I have decided to develop live online coaching pottery throwing courses via Skype or Zoom, along with the the workshops which have resumed in July

I’m aware that there are excellent video based courses on YouTube or other online platforms, which ad to the learning process of acquiring skills in Pottery throwing, and I find that all of these teaching tools of virtual learning are very useful.

Nevertheless, I feel that by choosing to do a live online course, I would like to maintain, as much as possible, the atmosphere, the engagement and dynamics of Student-to-Teacher Interaction, that is present when I do a real -life course.

I am offering  one-to-one or a maximum of 3 students courses, depending on your skill level.

I am confident that these online coaching courses will improve your throwing skills immenesly.

TUITION:

One -to- one:  2hrs,  60 euros

2-3 students:  2hrs,  45 euros

For more information please contact me.

WORKSHOPS UNDER COVID-19, 2021

Hello to all,
I just wanted to let you know that I started  workshops again in July 2020

Given the unique circumstances. I have downsized participation to a maximum of 3 people per course: each participant having her/his own room.

We will return to a 5 people capacity, with shared room accommodation, subject to  the health authorities recommendations.


For the time being, we will be adopting the recommended precautions regarding physical distancing: face shields and masks - when needed - hand washing and surface sanitizing; in this way, I am confident that we'll be fine here at the Almond Grove: safe and relaxed so we can all get the most out of the course.


We look forward to seeing you on one of our forthcoming workshops.


Hector Mavridis

Pottery courses and Ceramics workshops in Greece.The Almond Grove:Workshops in Ceramics,Thessaloniki,Greece.

T.00302310 450451