Online Guided Classes

Clay practice:

The Embodied Awareness of Building with Clay

To participate you need clay and simple tools you can find at home.

No need of experience with ceramics before.

Maximum of 5 participants.

For the practitioners, the firing (baking) of the pieces, after finished the course, it is an optional choice.

Brain SaladBowl

Course number 01:

During this course we will hand model the shape of a salad bowl.

 

How we proceed ?

- First we calculate the size of our brain.

- The same volume will be used in clay to model our salad bowl.

- The  meetings will be held through video conference using the platform ZOOM. It is a well-known trusted program for Mac and PC. It’s easy to install and zero cost for guests. During the sessions we are all able to see what everybody is doing.

My aim is to make us feel supported and enjoy each other company!

3 classes of 1 hour. Monday - Wednesday  -Monday

There are two Brain courses with different schedule.

One from 15-16hr. or 19-20hr. Central European Time (CET)
Next course starts on Monday 13th of April.
Maximum of 5 participants.

Cost of the course: €45

Optional: Clay* + Delivery €15. 

Prices are not including VAT.

During these months because of social isolation, people with financial problems can ask for 20% discount on the cost of the course.

* 5 kilos of stoneware clay and only inside Amsterdam.

Knees Jugs

Course number 02:

During this course we will hand model the shape of two akin jugs.

How we proceed ?

- First we calculate the size of our knees.

- The same volumes will be used in clay to model our jugs.

- The  meetings will be held through video conference using the platform ZOOM.

 

4 classes of 1 hour. Fridays -Saturdays.

From 15-16 hrs. Central European Time (CET)

Maximum of 5 participants.

Cost of the course €55

Optional: Clay* + Delivery €15. 

Prices are not including VAT.

During these months because of social isolation, people with financial problems can ask for 20% discount on the cost of the course.

 

* 5 kilos of stoneware clay and only inside Amsterdam.

Want to know how the courses where created?

Amsterdam, March 2020

As most of the people in this planet I had to stop and be submit to huge changes. 

Many structures had felt apart and I had the space to rethink in what really matter.

I might say these metaphysic issues have been always present  in my work, but this time it was perceived from a wider perspective. I'm sure it happens to many of us. It was not about facing reality as individuals any more, not even as countries. This time is about us as human beings living on one planet. 

I'm an artist with a lot experience working with clay, it feels natural for me to make an analogy between my/our relation with this material and how I/we cohabit in this planet.

If I talk about clay, I already have known a wide range of its different approaches, from very different places.

For instance: My studies that comes from ceramics studios and practitioners of ancient techniques from South America, consider clay as sacred. Work with clay is to work with reality. It is a living material that physically and energetically  contains the four essential elements. 

In India,  I worked with a nomadic family of bricks builders. I couldn't speak their language but I learned by imitating their moves. For them, clay is a survival matter. It is a valued and  appreciated heritage. It is hard work with a lot of  laughs.

In Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in The Netherlands, clay can be anything you want or plan. 

 

Today, one thing is more clear than ever. I want to make distinction on working with clay as a 'practitioner'. I propose this position based on posture is based on the common tendency of being 'consumers'. Not only in relation to over-shopping and hyper-productivity, but it is mostly about how we perceive and relate with people and the whole ecosystem.

That's how I present these series of hand modelling clay courses.

Each of them related to one part of our body.

The awareness goes over the process of building.

The rest is something to discover.

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