Some pictures from the most recent Gelatology workshop at V-A-C Foundation in Venice, part of DK Zattere programme. Thanks for the invite!
Back in June, we had four great days in Montelupo Fiorentino for the workshop L'OGGETTO DEL QUOTIDIANO, co-produced by IED Torino and curated by Caterina Gabelli and Sara Maragotto from Studio Fludd and product designer Lucia Massari.
Various activities of on-site data collecting, visual exercises, and mixed-media techniques we explored design practices aimed at participating in the Montelupo Ceramic Award 2018 competition (submission deadline extended to October 10th 2018).
An amazing group of seventeen pioneering participants immersed themselves in different locations in Montelupo Fiorentino, prominent centre of artistic ceramic manufacturing not far from Florence. The workshop started with the rediscovery of local traditions, combined with new creative routes and technical tests.
All made in collaboration with Nationhood and Museo della Ceramica di Montelupo Fiorentino, thanks to the very lovely artisans Sergio Pilastri, Luca Vanni / Tuscany Art and Facto coworking.
Info about MCA: www.montelupoceramicaward.com / IG and FB @montelupoceramicaward
We had an amazing workshop session at Il Masetto, joined by dendrochronology expert (the study of tree rings, fyi) Stefano Marconi. He told us a lot of insights about how to guess the age of a tree and we sharpened our observation skills in the wood. Thanks Giulia Mirandola for the invite and the exquisite hospitality!
L'ALBERO workshop is based on the book we illustrated for Topipittori editions, within PiNO series that explored the connections between nature, drawing and childhood.
Botanical drawing activity for kids, that follows the topic and process of L'ALBERO — recently published by Topipittori and illustrated by us.
The first two workshop were at Libreria Pel di Carota, Padova and Circolo dei Lettori, Torino. You can find the book here.
Quite excited by the outcomes of our one week long workshop we had at SUPSI Lugano (CH) in December. RESTLESS MIRABILIA - an autobiographical wunderkammer uses the collection and reshaping of personal memories to build a collective museum of self, experimenting mixed media techniques.
Students: Giulia Crocetti, Federica Spaggiari, Ivan Bianchetto, Esther Awokande, Giulia Paglia, Sara Borghi, Sofia Ciriello, Giulia Piccolo, Jean Marie Balogh, Govinda Mahadawoo, Selene Rezzonico, Elsa Napolitano. / Thanks to Davide Fornari for the invitation and all the lovely school staff.
First photo above: Claudia Cossu.