We are pleased to announce the IaRex l'Atelier will reopen the 15th of January 2022. Applications for residencies and teaching proposals are being accepted now. A new price structure is available.

Alberto Bustos Workshop

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Alberto Bustos Workshop

Filaments and Textures

5 May 2023 - 7 May 2023

Price: 364 €

Included:

  • Materials
  • Lunch

Opportunity: If you would like to stay longer and work in the studio? Price: 100 € per week

15 participants needed

Alberto Bustos

Self-taught as I am, I never dreamt that my passion and admiration for Ceramics would turn into my way of life, would give meaning to my life. It may well be that my inborn attraction to Nature pushed me down to the ground so as to be fused with earth, our true essence. Through “natuRareza” I submerge myself into the vegetal Psyche in order to find out those tortured feelings, product of the deterioration of the environment that we humans habitually cause. My only wish is that my modelling goes in deeply into human sensitivity to revert the harm we are inflicting on ourselves “The main objective of the workshop is to model the clay directly with our hands, without tools. In this way we will be able to communicate directly with the clay and transmit our feelings. With the technique of "launch" we will make textured plates. Also, square filaments, flat and rectangular. Creation of stone textures using pigmented cookies. Application of coloring pigments and glaze, powder and liquid, on the wet clay to do only one firing. We will discover how all these techniques can not only be applied to sculptures. We can also adapt them to the functional ceramic style In this course I want to tell stories of hope with our pieces, from the most absolute freedom and improvisation, without obsessing with technique.