La Meridiana - Tuscany

La Meridiana - Tuscany
Richard Phethean - Throwing, reduction firing. Intermediate to advanced level

June 28 – July 11, 2020

“The craft of the potters wheel is bound in technique which, in a similar way to mastery of a musical instrument, needs analysis and dedicated practice to reach a professional standard. My throwing courses are immersive and intensive, participants will receive a thorough review of their existing skills and will be encouraged to stretch and challenge themselves to improve the technical and aesthetic quality, and scale of their pots. Learn how to make taller, wider vessels, and how alter and assemble composite thrown forms. Whether making modest domestic ware or more ambitious individual pieces, we will examine the relationship between line, form and surface, and the qualities of detail which allow stoneware glazes to break over rims, handles and texture so well in a reduction firing, features which ultimately evolve into the hallmarks of a personal style. Come to work hard and make better pots.” Students will each choose a selection of their best pots to continue through the firing and glazing process. 

La Meridiana International School for Ceramics is a fabulous centre set in the gorgeous Tuscan hills near Certaldo, between Sienna and Florence. Your course, accommodation, a welcome dinner and exquisite lunches prepared by their own chef are all included in the price. Flights to Pisa are frequent and the airport is about an hour and twenty minutes transfer from the site. 


Come to work hard and improve your skills dramatically under the Tuscan sun!


DATE: June 28 – July 11, 2020

LEVEL: Throwing, reduction firing. Intermediate to advanced level



See La Meridiana - Tuscany website for more information and to book.: Here