Ceramics In Tuscany Iv TripPotters Council Tuscany Trip
Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:43 AM
Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:15 AM
We are taking small overnight needs to Faenza. You can send a larger bag from Florence to Certaldo with Claudia. I don't know if there is an elevator in the Certaldo hotel. We take a small train from Florence to Faenza. Luggage can not block the aisles so it needs to go overhead or under seats.Coming in from the airport by bus is no problem for larger bags because the bus has storage.
Wow, seriously a 22" carry on? I wasn't thinking of packing quite that light but maybe I will have to rethink it. Can we arrange shipping for the pots we make? I know we are only making a couple of small ones but I want to make sure I can get them home.
I took a naked raku workshop a while ago and they were very insistent that we had to have long sleeves and pants and closed toes shoe for the firing. It that necessary with the firing you are doing? I wan't planning on taking closed toed shoes.
Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:07 PM
Hello Fellow Travelers,
My wife, Sharyn, and I are finalizing our packing and looking forward me meeting everyone. We will be touring a few days in advance so maybe we will be seasoned Italian tourists by the time we meet.
My ceramic work can be seen on Facebook---'Denny Holmes Pottery'. My resume is attached.
Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:19 AM
Here is my suitcase from a trip last fall for a month on the road in Europe. I roll the clothes and use a rubber band to keep them compressed. Wear a sweater or light jacket on the plane.Carry pots on the tote. Yes you can ship from La Meridiana but it is expensive. See you soon. One week from Sunday.
Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:00 AM
For those who have not travelled in Italy before, remember when boarding a train, you need to punch the time clock on the platform. "Validating" the ticket is required by law and not doing it can result in a fine.
Just watch others on the platform and follow their suit.
Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:46 AM
For the obvara, bring one if you want the crackle surface.Not sure what clay we'll be getting. We have Sunday to make pieces burnish for the Dolce Raku and the Obvara.
You can help with the pulling for the obvara if you like. It is fun. Lots of splashing water. If you drop it in, there's its of steam.
Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:26 PM
3. Be prepared for puntura di insetto or better known as mosquito/bug bites. ... the mountain mosquitoes were large and their bites were unpleasant.
One of the best remedies for mosquitos are - fly swatters!! While the air from you hands actually push the mosquitos away, air flow thru the swatters
deal the bugs a swat of death. And while there the insect sprays, there is always those 6 mosquitos that ignore them and seem like a swarm when your
hand misses each one about 10 times. I only hope there is some type of swatters sold in Italy.
See you later.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:57 AM
Finally I'am able to post a few pictures of the Potters Council member visit to La Meridiana in Certaldo, beginning of June. Unfortunately most of the pictures are too big for the forum (even after resizing them to the smalles possible size). I will send all the pictures to Marcia on a CD and she can send them to the participants when she's back from Italy.
Below you see pictures of a wedging and throwing demo of Pietro Maddalena, and of the Obvara firing adventure. It was a beautiful day with lots of PC members in good spirits.
Studio: schoenmann ceramics
In love with alternative firing methods
Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:11 AM
Zauli had a traveling solo show in Japan in the 1990s including Tokyo, Kyoto, Oifu(?) and Hagi. .His outdoor work is monumental in scale.Smaller work is inside in the museum. The broken circle was a happy accident and started him on the road to abstract expressionism in clay. I like his work better than Voulkos which is a very subjective opinion. I find it more sensual and appealing.
Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:16 PM
for more pictures of our orange and black terra sig firing with Paola Paronetto from Venezia.
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