Monika PATUSZYNSKA – Masterclass 5 days from 30th of April to 4th of May 2018

“Breaking the mold
Alternative approach to slip casting”

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Monika PATUSZYNSKA, artist and curator, lives and works in Poland.

She obtained a master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts (ceramic section) of Wroclaw.

She is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

She was for a few years the President of a major international symposium in Poland.

She has received many prizes in international competitions including “Prix de la Ville” in the XXII Biennale de Vallauris.

Her works are in the collections of many museums around the world.

She seeks the difficulties posed by casting porcelain. She is inspired by the process, most of all by its errors and accidents. The objects themselves are not the main focus; they are a side effect of her explorations. She does not believe that a plaster mold as it exists in a factory, smooth and thin, is a true plaster. She does not believe that true porcelain is smooth, submissive and docile, even though it is often presented as such.

The workshop will bring you to the creation of pieces through casting but using alternative molding techniques.

Material to bring

  • Wooden chisels
  • Little mirettes
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Metal chisels
  • Hammer
  • Small fine saw for metal
  • Old molds or missed or damaged molds
  • staple gun and staples
  • Duck tape
  • Pencil and paper
  • Superglue
  • Apron
  • Packaging for your works (bubblewrap, newspapers, boxes …)

Don’t forget to write your name on your tools to avoid a possible confusion.

Workshop cost :

– 5 days 690€

+ annual membership fee : 15€

5 persons minimum, 10 max

10am-1pm / 2pm-6pm

Welcome breakfast the morning of the 1rst day.