6 - 15 july 2018

summer workshop: porcelain | day 6

Date

7 - 15 July, 11:00 - 15:00

c:

15 places
Compulsory registration!

place:

PSTP Gdynia, building IV
spot on the map no. 21

Errors can sometimes be a starting point for the making of objects which will surprise the artists themselves!

When designing objects made out of porcelain, the production process is made up of many stages, and it takes a relatively long time between conception and delivery. In the case of errors, which we tend to spot at the end of this process, we then have to start all over again. This tricky state of affairs can encourage those starting out working with porcelain to take a more safe and predictable route. During their workshops, Agata and Tosia from Fenek Studio want to create a space where the possibilities inherent in working with this medium are freely explored.

The project aims to encourage participants to be more forgiving of one's own creative output, to follow one's intuition and surrender to fantasies without fear of making mistakes.

The aim of the workshop is to introduce the participants to techniques of working with porcelain and creating a collection of usable works of art based on modified castings from plaster forms prepared earlier.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

  • 07.04 | introduction to the workshops / a handful of inspiration / a design workshop
  • 08.04 | working with porcelain – learning to cast, transforming shapes
  • 09.04 | working with porcelain – delivering projects
  • 10.04 | working with porcelain – delivering projects
  • 11.04 | learning to prepare the kiln for biscuit firing
  • 12.04 | selecting groups for choice: basics of plaster form casting / workshop involving making porcelain jewellery
  • 13.04 | glazing / learning how to prepare the kiln for hard firing
  • 14.04 | preparing an exhibition
  • 15.04 | presenting works

*Workshop in Polish

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Speaker:

  • Agata Klimkowska and Tosia Kiliś met at the Poznan School of Form, and set up Fenek Studio after they graduated. Their workshop on Powisle in Warsaw is not only used for designing but also hand-crafting porcelain objects and vessels.

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