Saturday, November 9, 2013

Our new resident artists

Rosie McGurran
Charlotte Troldahl
 We are really excited by the arrival of our new arrivals as artists in residence, Charlotte Troldahl andd Rosie McGurran. Both are visual artists who have not worked in clay extensively but are exploring the possibilities of the material here at creta rome. Rosie hails from Ireland whereas Charlotte is Danish. Look out for their up-coming show on 7 December!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Inspired by art & nature, Ginger Geyer is creating "FRUITION" in creta rome's countryside studio (work in progress).

Andrea della Robbia, Annunciation,
1490 circa, Florence, Museo dello Spedale degli Innocenti

Della Robbia workshop, Agnus Dei, 15th century,  Florence: Opera di Santa Maria deli Fiore

studio assistant!

Wow! Amazing what Ginger Geyer has been creating in creta rome's studio in the countryside near the lake of Bracciano. Taking her starting point from the wreaths of the 15th-century Della Robbia workshop, Ginger chose fruit growing in our garden for the four segments of her wreath: lemon, persimmon, grapes and pomogranates. With her extraordinary wit, she then combined a door knocker and Andrea della Robbia's Annunciation for the central element. There is even a nod to Caravaggio with the different stages of the maturation of the fruit. Can't wait to see it fired and painted!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Upcoming Workshop: low-fire glazes & lustre in reduction in second firing with Paolo Porelli

Interested in taking a workshop? Check out our up-coming workshop on low-fire glazes in reduction and lustres. The workshop will take place the 22, 26 November and the 6th December from 10-18.

The first day there will be an introduction to the history and technology of reduction and luster, followed by the production of a few pieces. The second day we will prepare several glazes with
raw materials and develop various decorative solution. On the last day, we will fire the pieces, following the firing through the reduction phase. The first two days will be held in the studio in Rome, and the final day in the studio near Anguillara. You can come by car private or take the train (F3 ) to the station of Anguillara.

For more info and costs, contact us at this e-mail or by telephone at 3478024581.