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Ceramic Workshop - Around the Forms: The Bowl

Ceramics Workshop – Around the shapes: The Bowl, with Ricardo Lopes

Date: December 17th and 18th 2022 (Sign-up until December 15th)

Location: LAC

Time: 10:00 am > 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm > 5:30 pm

Duration: 12 hours

Registration: €125 per person (Sold Out)

Material included

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Ceramics Workshop – Around the shapes: The Bowl, with Ricardo Lopes

Date: 19th and 20th of November 2022

Location: LAC

Time: 10:00 am > 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm > 5:30 pm

Duration: 12 hours

Registration: €125 per person (Sold Out)

Material included

 


Synopsis
Use the aesthetic and functional specificity of an object-type as a guiding thread and explorer of individual expression.


Objective
Develop the look and the relationship with the forms, from the free but driven creation of its volumes and contents.


Framework
There are universal themes related not only to the formal aesthetics of the Ceramic language but also to the archetypes that we have created throughout history. These themes
were developed over millennia of daily coexistence between Humanity and the creation of clay forms. Approaching these themes in a creative way is also a way of preserving, transmitting and developing Culture, using heritage as a tool for the development of individual expression. This heritage is represented by the exploration of these standard objects, the selection of which immediately implies an awareness of our relationship with certain forms and the way in which they are immersed in our culture.


The Bowl
From the irregular wabi sabi approach in Japanese tea cups, to the impeccably symmetrical, translucent cups decorated in the cobalt blue so characteristic of the Ming Dynasty, through to the almost raw terracotta cups used only once at a wedding in Rajasthan or the bowls of painted white from the inside in Alentejo, the bowl object tells us countless stories about time and the way they were built. But what is proposed here is that knowledge of this diversity appears only as a tool/input and not as a final/technical objective, thus fulfilling the dual function of stimulating abstraction and personal appropriation of each theme in its relationship with the accumulated knowledge. For this reason, the formal development of techniques is taken to the background here, since in these thematic workshops, we intend to take advantage of an experimental approach to the processes, in which the experience of construction is sought based only on the theme and not on the development of technical skills that only time and/or repetition allow you to create.


Approach
The techniques to be used will be pinching, rollers and the potter's wheel, in a sequence of increasing complexity. Once the basic principle of each technique is grasped, the execution of the pieces will be free and only integrated in a set of considerations and examples about the innumerable possibilities of articulation (or disarticulation) between the function, the aesthetics and the perspective of each participant. Among techniques, a historical framework is made in order to contextualize the theme, examples are observed and discussed and curiosities are heard about the History of Humanity and clay, the geological origin of materials, the physical and chemical phenomena involved. and other stories about our relationship with the subject-object.


Bio

Ricardo Lopes, potter potter, develops his work in the area of Contemporary Ceramics from traditional techniques of conformation and decoration, with particular emphasis on the potter's wheel and the composition of glazes. He completed the Creative Ceramics Course at CENCAL in 2004, having previously held internships in Poland, Cape Verde and the sculptor Jorge Mealha in Lagos. He has participated in several workshops on glazing of special effects and traditional techniques and was artist residing in France, Japan, China and more recently in India. He has held several solo and group exhibitions in Portugal and abroad. As professor of ceramics, he participated in several educational projects, in the form of courses and workshops, in museums, schools, workshops, social centers and other public and private institutions.

 

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