WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASES IN MARCH AND APRIL
You are kindly invited to participate in a set of workshops and masterclases where we will learn how to work with porcelain, the finest material in the world of ceramics.
We will create jewelry, multipurpose bowls, cups and vase using the different techniques like hand building, slip casting and pressing into moulds.
We will also learn how to decorate porcelain with cobalt oxide, how to prepare porcelain based engobs and how to use oxide pens.
Most of the workshops don't require any previous experience, because we work in small groups (6 people) so you’ll get plenty of individual attention and guidance from our experienced ceramic artist Bojana Ristevski Mlaker and Julia Draškoci Ropret.
Each workshop includes all required materials (porcelain, clay, tools, glaze, kiln firing). Finished pieces can be picked up at the studio one month after the workshop.
All pieces are fired at 1250° and are dishwasher safe.
15th March 5-7:30 pm/ Jewelry design
22th March 5-7pm/ Sanding and glazing
29th March 5-6:30 pm/ Overglaze decoration with gold
In this special masterclass you will learn different techniques of building porcelain from very thin slabs adding textures. You will learn slip casting technique using molds and also how to get the finest surfaces with sending, decorating and glazing.
Together we will be creating earrings, broches and pendants using the finest of materials in the world of ceramics - porcelain.
With Bojana and Julia you will go through all creative and the preparatory stages:
- You will learn decorative techniques, slab building and slip casting techniques.
- How to use underglaze colors and how to paint with them.
- Sanding and cleaning the porcelain surface.
- Julia will show you how to prepare glaze and how to apply glaze with brush.
- We will show you every possible way to complete a piece of jewelry and bring it to perfection.
- In the third session, we will teach you how to use overglaze gold and silver.
Price for the workshop is 150eur per person.
SMALL SCHOOL OF PORCELAIN
11th March 5-7:30pm
We will start this series of workshops with porcelain jewelry. We will be creating earrings, broches, pendants and rings using the finest of materials in the world of ceramics - porcelain.
Using the technique of building from very thin slabs and adding textures and decor, you will learn how to get nice delicate piece of jewelry.
At the end every piece will be finished and hand painted with undergaze colors for porcelain.
18th March 5-7:30pm
We will create multipurpose bowls using the technique of casting and pressing into moulds. Each participant will make tree porcelain bowls. We will also learn the technique of decorating and processing of the fresh porcelain.
We will learn to decorate in three different ways: technique of drawing with underglaze colour, decorating with a pump and textures. We will also learn how to colour the porcelain for moulding. In our studio you will learn about three different porcelains, two for moulding and the third which is great for hand work.
25th March 5-7:30pm
PORCELAIN CUP WITH HANDLE
We will make beautiful and practical cup for coffe or tea. Each participant will make one cup with handle and the saucer.Using very nice translucent porcelain we will be building with slabs and printing various textures on the cup surface.
Special attention will be paid to the design of the handle, its proportion to the rest of the cup and its unique design.Using experiences from previous workshops, we will be able to decorate them with underglaze colors and engobs.
8th April 5-7:30pm
VASE AND PORCELAIN ENGOBS
Each participant will hand-build one tall vase from coils and slabs of clay. A special focus of this workshop is to learn how to prepare porcelain ENGOBS and how to use natural pigments (iron, manganese and copper oxides).
Price of the course is 350 eur per person.
Workshops will be held only if we have enough applications ( min 3 max 6 participants).
We ask you kindly to come to the studio at least 15 min before the start of the course/ workshop.
You can apply via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive payment details upon sending us an email.
All workshops are held in Tržaška cesta 2 in Ljubljana.