The earth beetween your hands
Availabes dates (free-choice):
Monday: 14:00-16:00 or 19:00-21:00
Tuesday: 16:00-18:00 or 19:00-21:00
32€ each lesson
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Working the clay with your hands, touching the earth, feeling the heat and the texture, it is a sensorial and meditative experience that takes us back to our ancestors, it puts us in touch with our inner selves and immerses us in the moment.
Modelling something out of an amorphous mass of clay, replicating movements that have been repeated over millennia, since the time of our earliest ancestors, tying us to our deepest roots, with our primitive side, using the material that has always hosted us, our planet, and it’s not by chance that we give them the same name; earth!
Working with earth is all of this… and more.
During the lessons the participants will learn about this material and the techniques involved in modelling it by hand (pizzico, coil, coil in strips, slab) and shaping and turning it on the lathe, also looking at different techniques for glazing and decoration (impression, engraving, carving, tunnelling, how to use engobes). At the end of the lesson, participants will be able to take their newly made objects away to decorate their own homes.
The course is suited for both beginners and those who already have some experience. You can work on your own project or follow the instructor’s suggestions.
Individual lessons are also available on appointment.
The course is in Italian and/or English.
Baba, Barbara Arcieri, architect and potter who has lived and worked in both London and Italy, is one of the makers in B9.
“The purpose of my work is to reveal and enhance the natural and tactile aspect of clays and glazes, through revisiting everyday objects, such as tableware and home ware, simple spontaneous forms that want to be experienced and perceived through touch, to find beauty in imperfection”.