Three month intensive
Ceramics professionalisation course
NEXT COURSE DATES
February 3rd to April 25th, 2020
September 14th to December 11th, 2020
Course description, structure & teaching method
This full-time course is an innovative 3-month intensive that will be offered 2 times a year.
It will help you to achieve a high level of professionalisation within the field of contemporary studio ceramics, and is the first of its kind to ever be offered in Spain. Students will be encouraged to deepen their knowledge and develop their own style of work. They will be introduced to a broad spectrum of production skills, learning about clay types, surface decoration, glazing and firing processes, and can explore the possibilities of clay through practical studio work.
Tuition will consist of daily group and individual tutorials in the mornings, 5 days per week.
There are 300 hours of taught classes during the course. The course will include demonstrations, visual talks, trips to galleries, museums and private workshops of local artists. Each student will be provided with their own personal space for self-practice for project-based work during the evenings, with access to a wheel, table and shelving space, where they can store their pieces, develop set assignments and work on individual projects. All materials, glazes, and firings are included.
The course will be run and taught by Corrie Bain, a well-known international ceramic artist from Britain with more than 30 years of experience in ceramics education and unique teaching methodology.
Corrie is an award-winning graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and Alfred University in New York (2003) and is an active ceramic artist. She founded her first school in Greece in 2004, and has since then taught workshops in 11 different countries. She frequently participates in residencies, symposiums and exhibitions world-wide, studied with Korean masters between 2007-2009 and has travelled extensively throughout China, Thailand, and Japan researching Oriental ceramics. In 2018 she exhibited in Faenza in Italy, the London Design Fair, and Handmade in Britain at Kew Gardens.
In 2019 she is selected as one of 302 artists to lead the Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale in Korea, and exhibited and demonstrate her making methods at The Chelsea Flower Show Artisan studios, in London. She recently won Third Prize for the piece Blue Cycus Llamelae at the Alcora Museum’s CICA International Ceramics Competition. She has been nominated to be a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in 2019. Every two years she has an exhibition with the artists group ´The Diagonals´ who´s next exhibition will be held during the (IAC) International academy of Ceramics Congress in Lapland (Finland) in 2020. For the past 10 years she has been living in Barcelona and worked as school manager. She now owns her own school in Poblenou, where she teaches courses in porcelain, throwing, hand building, sculpture, glaze application, glaze formula and firing technology, texture, decoration, oriental and traditional teapots, and Korean Buncheong.
Throughout the course several excellent local and international practising ceramic artists will also be invited to give masterclasses, give talks about their work, live demos of their creative techniques and share their expertise about making a living as a ceramic artist.
Students will also be assisted by our team of assistants throughout the course.
Course aims and long-term goals
Our long-term goal is to achieve international standards of excellence through our quality of teaching.
We are providing life-enriching experiences through our close relationships with students, fostering their creativity and connecting them with renowned international ceramic artists, as well as the many talented artists who live and work in our region. We´d like to create an inclusive environment where artists are free to express themselves creatively, becoming a centre for diversity and acceptance through common interests.
Assessment and final exhibition
Students work will be evaluated with continuous group and individual assessment during tutorials throughout the course.
Deadlines and good timekeeping will be encouraged to deepen and enhance individual development. At the end of the course students will present a body of work for individual assessment and set up an exhibition open to the public.
Applicants can apply for the course by filling out the online form. For additional information send us an email or call us +34 640 107 316.
SKILLS NEEDED FOR ENROLMENT AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Some previous experience of working with clay preferred, but not required. Applicants should show an ability for visual awareness, making skills and provide supporting material such as any previous ceramics made, drawings, sketchbooks etc. They will then be invited for an interview either at the school, by telephone or via Skype. Selected students will be informed by email.