Kashan Inspired Tiles (Aug 2018)
|Subject:||Ceramics, Applied Arts|
|Dates:||6 August 2018 - 10 August 2018|
|Time:||10:30 - 17:30|
|Location:||The Prince's School of Traditional Arts|
In this course students will be introduced to the tiles from 13th century Kashan, Iran, considered by many to be the golden age of lustreware.
During the week students will learn the techniques and motifs behind this entrancing form of ceramics before designing and firing their very own lustreware tiles.
What should I bring?
All materials will be provided in the class.
In addition to course fees, clay/bisque will be charged at £2.50 per 500 g of fired material. This should be paid at the end of the course, on collection of your fired piece.
Who is this course for?
All levels of experience and ability welcome
What days do I attend?
Monday - Friday
What if I do not finish my work?
Students will be guided through lessons with the aim of students leaving with fired, and glazed pieces the end of five sessions. However, this cannot be guaranteed as each class must move at its own pace. Students who have fired, but unglazed pieces may attend an additional glazing day. Glazing days will be scheduled for one day per term.
We regret that due to the busy nature of our workshop, we cannot accommodate students at different times.
Finally, we cannot guarantee that work won’t be damaged in the kiln or not survive a firing.
Boris Aldridge is a ceramicist with a special interest in architectural lustreware tiles. He has been making tiles for over 15 years from his workshop in Suffolk for both domestic and international clients. Over the last year he has undertaken extensive research into Kashan lustreware incorporating its distinctive motifs and techniques into his own practice.