Upcoming Workshops

Corso Base Officinesaffi 6

FOUNDATION COURSE

The foundation course is designed to provide the fundamental concepts and practical skills necessary for working with clay, from the design of an object to its creation using the principal techniques of manual construction.

Details

During each course, students will make simple forms, practical and decorative objects of many different types. Practical sessions will be accompanied by the observation of historic and modern works in ceramics, from the areas of artistic production and design.

The courses are designed for small groups, so that each student can receive close attention. Students will be encouraged to perform exercises that provide an introduction to the dynamics of forms, and simple projects preceding actual construction: they will be the starting point for the definition of the next cycle of objects made in the advanced course.

In the final stages of the course, students will be provided with basic knowledge of the properties and preparation of clay, the use of ceramic coatings, and techniques of firing in electric kilns. Objects will be decorated with slip and glazes.

Cost for 5 lessons: 250 euro

+ membership card 5 € (valid for 12 months)
The card will be given at the beginning of the course

Foundation course day time:
start of course: Wednesday 3 October
end of course: Wednesday 31 October
from 10.30 am to 12.30 am

Foundation course evening:
start of course: Monday 1 October
end of course: Monday 29 October
from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
sold out

NEW DATES:
Foundation course evening:

start of course: Thursday 8 November
end of course: Thursday 6 December
from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

For information: corsi@officinesaffi.com; T. 02 36685696

REGISTRATION:
Before enrolling, please contact us by phone or email to check availability.

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Portrait Shozo Michikawa Bn

Demonstration by Shozo Michikawa

Shozo Michikawa is an international renowned Japanese artist. Michikawa will demonstrate his personal throwing techniques as a creative tool to explore several phases of work: alteration of form, composite shapes, cutting and faceting clay and throwing de

Details

Tuesday, 13 November
from 3pm to 5pm
free entry


Corso Base Officinesaffi 4

Advanced Course

This course is considered as the continuation and completion of the foundation ceramics course. We provide a detailed excursus that begins with the study of historical and modern works in ceramics, from the areas of artistic production and design.

Details

The next step is the design of a complex form, and the study of its feasibility using the various possible processes for its creation in clay. The skills of manual construction acquired in the foundation course are developed and refined: coiling, slab construction and pinch-pots.
This will be followed by a study of surface finish, and objects will be decorated and glazed according to the final effects required. Students can use both slips and glazes.

Cost for 5 lessons: 250 euro

+ membership card 5 € (valid for 12 months)
The card will be given at the beginning of the course

Advanced course evening:
start of course: Wednesday 19 November
end of course: Wednesday 17 December
from 7 pm to 9 pm

Advanced course day time:
start of course: Wednesday 21 November
end of course: Wednesday 19 December
from 10.30 am to 12.30 am

For information: corsi@officinesaffi.com; T. 02 36685696

REGISTRATION:
Before enrolling, please contact us by phone or email to check availability.

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Officine Saffy Lab Corso Di Tornio

POT THROWING COURSE

The course enable participants to learn how to use a potter's wheel, benefiting from the teacher's forty years of experience and the possibility of personal supervision.

Details

The course enable participants to learn how to use a potter's wheel, benefiting from the teacher's forty years of experience and the possibility of personal supervision.

Duration: all year round.

Cost of lessons for two people:
8 lessons, each 90 minutes, 400 euro
12 lessons, each 90 minutes, 600 euro + 1 free lesson

1 lesson 50 euro
(prices per person)

Cost of individual lessons:
8 lessons, each 90 minutes, 520 euro
12 lessons, each 90 minutes, 780 euro + 1 free lesson

1 lesson 65 euro

+ membership card 5 € (valid for 12 months)
The card will be given at the beginning of the course

For information: corsi@officinesaffi.com

REGISTRATION:
Before enrolling, please contact us by phone or email to check availability.

Download the form