- Studio di ceramica-Pottery. After a long period of experimentation and testing at DOCKS POTTERY weʼd like to show our ceramic work. The works we produce come from the use of local red and white clay as well as semigres like the earth of Castellamonte. We make all our own glazes from formulae we found in an old ceramics manual, many of which we have modiﬁed after extensive testing and experimentation. All our glazes are lead free and contain no toxic substances. Docks Pottery via Valprato n°68 10155 Torino Italia firstname.lastname@example.org
martedì 28 luglio 2009
I and my associates will expose video animations of Nathalie inside the Prada Transformer in Seoul. From 9 years I am working for my company ( Attitudine Forma) as technical manager of the works of contemporary art for the Prada Foundation in Milan and around the world. I work in korea last 10 days but I have programmed 4 days more to visit the Icheon Pottery Village where I'm going to see the Korean potters, the blog of "Bandana Pottery" gives much guidance to visit the potters, but unfortunately I do not have many days left. If any of you know or can tell me of potters in Korea I would be very grateful. I hope to make images from show you.
Ciao a Tutti a Presto
Ciao to all and see you soon
Portrait of Nathalie Djurberg. Photo by Hans Berg
'experiment', 2009 (installation, claymation, digital video and mixed media)image © designboom
venerdì 24 luglio 2009
The exhibition is called U-Tsu-Wa, which means vessels, and brings together around 100 works of Lucie Rie, together with pieces by Scottish ceramicist Jennifer Lee and German woodworker Ernst Gamperl. Miyake enlisted the help of Tadao Ando for the exhibition design and, as you’d imagine with such a pairing of creative heavyweights, the result is surreal and spectacular. Centre stage is a gigantic pool of water on which Rie’s ceramics appear to float, highlighting the delicate fragility of her ceramics.
Jennifer LeeBorn in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1956. From 1975 to 1979 she studied ceramics and tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art. She then spent eight months on a scholarship to the USA where she researched South-West Indian prehistoric ceramics and visited contemporary West Coast potters. From 1980 to 1983 she continued her work in ceramics at the Royal College of Art in London. Since then she traveled extensively. Jennifer Lee has had retrospective exhibitions of her work at the Röhsska Musset in Göteborg, Sweden in 1993, and the Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland in 1994. Her work is represented in major public collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Jennifer Lee lives and works in London and regularly exhibits worldwide.
lunedì 20 luglio 2009
martedì 14 luglio 2009
ancient books dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth
century. These were offered to Palazzo Madama in late 2008 by a group of Piedmontese bibliophile of the Associazione Bibliofili Subalpini. Their gift reinforces the Museum’s ties with the world of collecting in Turin which, over the years, has added many treasures to the Museo Civico.
The precious bindings donated by Marco Albera, Livio Ambrogio, Giovanni Chieli, Federico Lobetti Bodoni, Francesco Malaguzzi, Gustavo Mola di Nomaglio and Giuseppe Pichetto will remain on display for three months in the showcases of the Chinese Room on the piano nobile. In the closet-gallery next door, the Piccola Guardaroba, there is an educational display programme illustrating the instruments and materials used in bookbinding workshops, with tools, plates, and decorative papers kindly lent to the Museum by Francesco Malaguzzi, Luciano Fagnola, and Emilio and Vittorio Soave. The exhibition is small, but it offers the public great insight into bookbinding techniques, providing information that would be impossible to include in the historic showcases on the second floor of the Palazzo.
At the same time, in the graphics showcases on the ground
floor we are also showing a selection from an ample collection
of Renaissance bronze plaquettes. These are part of holdings
which have long been relegated to the storerooms of the
Museo Civico di Numismatica (closed in 2001). These items have been meticulously catalogued and, after an absence of 70 years, this has at last enabled them to make their return to the Museum.
works in storage
venerdì 10 luglio 2009
It will be difficult for me to be there for the opening of the exhibition. But as promised to keiko,I extend the invitation to all.
Porcelain dishes with cobalt decoration d. various
lunedì 6 luglio 2009
Ciao, my name is Filippo Di Giovanni, I have a pottery studio in
I thought that I had a fantastic idea, as is adopting children from a distance, sheeps and pigs or gardens, to adopt a potter in trouble with the payments of his studio of pottery, for not to quit and change jobs. But, I searched on Google "adopt a potter" and I find You, Bravi Good Idea.
Yours is a very interesting initiative for young potters, but the need in this time of economic crisis in
Happy to have known You. I am ready to help You and
|ADOPT A POTTER©|
It takes many years to train a studio potter
It always has done!
Unfortunately many of our art colleges are finding it difficult to offer throwing in any meaningful way, so it's more important than ever for any student who wishes to make functional and studio pots to have the opportunity of an apprenticeship .
ADOPT A POTTER, I believe is a simple idea, a way of helping to secure the future of studio potters.
I have personally funded and trained some 10 apprentices to date, the sale of mugs, and small standard ware goes some way currently to paying the stipend wage.
ADOPT A POTTER takes it a stage further. I would not only like to offer more training places myself to students but would also like to extend the scheme to other potters by offering them a student with funding in return for training.
You can help and get involved by:
•Donating by direct monthly payment
•Making a one off payment
•Help us fund raise
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sabato 4 luglio 2009
The professional in resin floors told me about these granules of quartz, colored at high temperature with different iron oxides. So I thought to take some of the different colors of quartz (the grains have a diameter of 0.30 mm.) And test what happens if mixed with the white clay in various percentages. I made three bowls, one for each different color of quartz for those percentages 3-5 -6%, and my intention is to cover later with the transparent glaze in second fire. I will tell you what happens in a few days ( I hope).
However this experiment goes this Sunday we have a Super Crop,
and new guests, two canaries to the delight of Nilo and Lia our cats.