Diane Culhane Workshop

The Language of Paint: Color, Line & Form


 May 13-17, 2019

Concept: Line is the dance. Form sets the stage. add Color and the possibilities are endless.

Saint-Raphaël, France adds to the richness of this creative experience. Environment plays powerful role in your creative life through accessing all of your senses, sights, sounds, aroma; delighting in French food, history and culture. This adventure will fill you, giving you fuel for studio work to develop, setting you afresh into a new way of expressing your creative voice.

This five-day adventurous gathering is for beginners to advanced. It is here for you if you hunger to fill your creative life with breath, direction and solid ground.

Price: 1450€    $1650           To Register: Please go to Payment Page for PayPal link       Deadline: 30 March 2019

Included: Weekday lunch and paint materials

Julia Feld Workshop

The Magic of Color at Your Fingertips: Painting Texture Depth with Underglazes


June 28, 29, 30, 2019

3 day workshop

This hands-on workshop is designed to introduce you to the painterly surface treatment as an alternative way to traditional glazing techniques. You will learn how to use underglazes, underglaze pencils and chalks to create multi-layered, colorful imagery. Julia will explain and demonstrate various painting techniques on bisque ware to create layers and depth of field in surface design. You will practice painting on a simple tile before you move on to three-dimensional form. Bring your favorite brushes, source images and eagerness to get bold with colors. You don’t have to know how to paint or draw.

Price: 237€  $270.   To Register: Please go to Payment Page for PayPal link      

Piers Watson Workshop

Luted Crucible Sculpture Casting: 3-Day Workshop




12th July – 14th July 2019

Price: $633 / 556€. To Register: Please go to Payment Page to use the PayPal link

Times: Day 1: 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Day 2 and 3: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Included: Lunch, materials Lunch is catered 12-13:15

Workshop Description:

Discover the ancient Luted Crucible method of lost-wax metal casting while creating your own bronze sculpture. During this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you learn how to combine pure beeswax, fine clay, silica sand, rice hulls, charcoal, pure copper and tin, and the heat from a below-ground-level charcoal fired furnace to turn beeswax into bronze. Working with natural materials is an integral part of what makes the Luted Crucible process unique. To create your bronze sculpture, you build a beeswax model, form a clay mold around the model, shape a clay crucible, measure quantities of tin and copper for your bronze alloy and then join the crucible to the mold, thereby creating a luted crucible. With a charcoal-fired, below-ground-level furnace, you heat your Luted Crucible to over two thousand two hundred degrees Fahrenheit, magically transforming your ephemeral wax model into a timeless bronze object. Warning, this process is highly addictive!

Natasha Dikareva - Dreams in Clay

Dreams in Clay: Creating Personal Mythology in the South of France


Dates: 9 September – 15 September, 2019

Natasha DikarevaDuring this 7 day intensive workshop we will be inspired by and immersed in the beautiful environment of French Riviera. The 7 days will be comprised of both studio time and relevant excursions. Historical sites such as ancient Roman ruins and medieval chapels, as well as daily Mediterranean life, will be investigated and explored. Every day will begin with a demonstration of different hand-building techniques, as well as surface treatments. The ceramic surface will be approached as a canvas; slips, underglazes and the sgraffito technique will be applied to create vibrant, dynamic surfaces of visual storytelling. Dikareva will work with students to help them develop personal iconography, symbols and forms that are significant and meaningful. Students are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and use them for brainstorming sculpture ideas. We also will be creating maquettes--small-scale models of sculptures--to develop surface ideas. Participants will come away with work that reflects their own unique experience and a deeper understanding of the clay process and the place of creation. This is a perfect place to soak in the scenic wonders of the Riviera, savor the Mediterranean way of life, and channel your creativity! All levels welcome!!

Price: 1335€   $1500.  To Register: Please go to Payment Page to use the PayPal link   Deadline: 1 August 2019

Included: Weekday lunch, materials and firing

Andrew Martin Workshop

From Flat to Fat



14th October – 25th October 2019

Price: 2100€ $2372. To Register: Please go to Payment Page to use the PayPal link

Included: Weekday lunch, materials, firing

This workshop will focus on designing and slip casting complex forms with “simple” molds. Our goal is to explore new or latent ideas. Participants should come with a clear goal and willing to take risks. This two-week workshop will be an intuitive and practical exploration of how to work with patterns and molds, beyond the repetition of forms. The emphasis will be on using paper cut-outs to develop forms for molds and casting, and two-dimensional pattern-making for constructing three-dimensional forms.