08/08/2015

Workshop with Paolo Porelli: "Building figures with armatures" in Rome, Italy

Learn how to model a figure in clay in the birthplace of Classical civilization! 31 Aug-13 Sep.

c.r.e.t.a rome ispleased to announce anexciting addition to its fall 2016 workshop schedule.

The Italian ceramic sculptor, Paolo Porelli received his degree in painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. In 1990, he opened his own ceramics studio. Since that time, he has produced sculpture and functional pottery. He has exhibited widely in Europe and the US. A summer resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Guest Artist in Residence at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, and artist in residency at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, this fall he will be a Resident Fellow at Red Star Studios in Kansas City. In 2012, he co-founded c.r.e.t.a. rome.

This 2-week workshop focuses on the construction of solid clay sculptures using an armature. Once leather hard, the pieces will be hollowed out and reassembled before firing. The emphasis will be on the possibilities offered by this technique for overcoming gravity in standing figures. Studio time will be supplemented by museum visits accompanied by a sculpture specialist.

The workshop fee covers tuition, materials and firing, accommodation in double rooms in historical center of Rome (single room supplement), welcome dinner, 10 lunches, final dinner, plus tours for scheduled museum visits. To register, please contact creta rome (http://www.cretarome.com/#!ceramic-workshops-2015/c1414)