Workshop Ceramic in La Charité sur Loire
with Raphaële Delas
The Workshop Ceramic proposes to associate the artistic creation (3 days) with the discovery of the cultural richnesses of the region (1 day).
WHO: Stage d’initiation, ouvert aux débutants.
WHEN: 28 to 31 August 2017
WHERE: La Charité sur Loire – Bourgogne – Nièvre
Raphaële Delas – Ceramist
Her studies has two sides, one in education and the second in artistic creation. She started her study in education and she became a schoolteacher in History and she did Research and did her bachelor in Art History. For years now she proposed workshops in pottery in her studio for old and young. Japanese technic and singular touch approach feeds her educational side. A second life is the discovery of soil/clay in St. Amand en Puisaye. There she took classes at the Cnifop. She left with her certificate of ceramist turner, and she took more workshops at other potteries to accomplish her skills. For her, Art History nourish always her creativity. She observed the shapes and skills of sculptures of ornaments of the XIX century, the restoration of heritage has opened her eyes and gave her the will to liberate her hands. You can find her studio in La Charité sur Loire in Burgundy. The energy of the river, the serenity of the Roman Prieuré (convent) and the sunsets in the Loire, is of great inspiration to her work. Creation and transmission are linked together.
CREATION WITH CLAY
3 days of Modeling / Turning & 1 day Discovery of the region.
” CLAY TURNING “ We shall start from a simple form, like the sphere; It will be the starting point of our creation (making a bowl, a pot, a bird, etc.). After giving a shape we will work the decor of our pieces (by color or sgraffito). Open to all, beginners. Based on an original and sensitive pedagogy, mixing the manual and the electric turning.
At the end of the course, the pieces will be baked. The trainees leave with their creations.
A “discovery day” of our region in French or English.
Côté BERRY: stroll through the town of Bourges and discover the village pottery of La Borne:
On the other side of the Loire, let’s visit La Borne, a mythical village of potters since the 16th century, thanks to the sandy clay and the immense forests that surround it. We will discover wood ovens of all types, such as the Japanese Noborigama or the Sèvres oven for porcelain. We will also visit workshops of different ceramists, the small chapel that became the Museum of the sandstone and the Center of Contemporary Art of Ceramics.
We will then drive to the beautiful city of Bourges, which was the heart of France during the Hundred Years of War (15th century). Visit of the cathedral (classified by the World Heritage Unesco) for its sculpture and its stained glass windows of the Middle Ages. Walk through the bustling streets of medieval town, with its wooden-paneled houses and elegant shops.
PRICES ALL INCLUSIVE (clay, materials, oven baking, transport in comfortable 6 passengers car, entrance fees and 3 meals.
PRICE: €495,- 4 days Workshop Ceramic.
Minimum 3 personnes, maximum 6 personnes.
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Website of Raphaële: https://www.lafabrikdargile.com/