The ancient art of ceramics is one of the first testimonies of mankind and its ability to dominate and reinvent matter with its hands.
Today this traditional charming craft can be renewed through modern innovative techniques in order to find new unexpected applications and contaminations with contemporary design and sculpture.
SCHOLA, in collaboration with NICCOLÒ POGGI FIRENZE, created Ceramic Crafts, a training course where the classic pottery craft meets digital design, modern art and industrial production.
Our aim is to create a new, contemporary generation of potters, able to translate tradition into the most up-to-date perspectives, exploring new ways of being today’s modern artisans.
Ceramic Crafts is a creative Lab where to learn, imagine and put together different approaches, unexpected mixes and new experimental ideas.
Students will live a unique and inspirational learning experience ranging through the traditional wheel-thrown techniques, 3D digital design, sculpture, the making of molds, as well as the creation of unique and mass-produced handcrafted pieces.
The course is composed of 2 modules, a basic and an advanced one.
Students who decide to attend only the first introductory module (Apprentice level), will acquire some basic 3D design skills and will apply them to both hand-built and wheel-thrown objects, working on simple pottery shapes.
Students who will apply to both modules (Artigiano level), will get the chance to accomplish their path, learn how to create 3D designs of more complex shapes, study how to model figurative and abstract forms with clay, how to create silicone rubber and plaster molds in order to be able to reproduce their own creations.
The Apprentice Level has a duration of 7 weeks (210 hours); the Artigiano Level includes both modules (basic and advanced), plus 3 additional weeks of interdisciplinary open labs, for a total duration of 20 weeks (600 hours).