Estada a l'Academia d'Art de Riga (Latvia) per a 6 alumnes de ceràmica.
Dates de l'estada: Del 3 al 11 de setembre de 2023
Altres escoles que també hi participen:
- Escola d'Art i Disseny de Wroclaw (Polònia)
- Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lituània)
- Estonian Academy of Arts.
El desplaçament i despeses entren dins la beca ERASMUS. Properament publicarem la convocatòria.
Virtual part - ZOOM (planned April).
Explanation: As soon as possible to inform the participants about the process -
What? Where? When? So that participants can buy tickets and book
accommodation as soon as possible at favorable prices. Hope in April students
are not yet busy with session work and can calmly focus on this project.
1) April (first week). First meeting with participants. Organizational issues.
Working location - Riga. Kiln location - Ikšikile. Possible options for living.
Apartments for rent in Riga, so that a larger group of students can live
together. Maybe the whole group from one country.
2) April (second week). Lecture, seminar. The high woodfiring technology, the
principles of the "salt-soda" technique, differences from the usual electric firing. Wood kiln construction. Ceramic materials to be used.
3) April (third week). The process of creating a work of art. Possible techniques.
The possible range of ceramic materials within the project. Homework
assignment – Create sketches for an intended work. Lecture. Discussion.
4) April (fourth week). Discussion of sketches. Recommendations regarding the
03.09. 2023 Sunday
Participants are arriving to Latvia, Riga. Travel and boarding expenses will be covered by participants.
Accommodation in Riga – on your own decision
Monday, 04.09 – morning
Instructions about working possibilities
Art Academy – Riga. The two days (4-5 September) you can practically work
to create your own works. At workshop you will be allowed to use pottery
wheels, as well as slab building techniques. You should bring your personal
tools, work clothes.
Minimal set of materials - 5kg stoneware-shamotte for person. Other
options will be discussed in the zoom lecture in April.
At the Art Academy we have working tools for common usage: bowls,
sponges, rolling-pins, textiles material
Finishing and Drying of works. Sightseeing in the city, museums,
In the evening packing the works.
In the morning All ceramics works should be already packed. Works will be
delivered from the Academy to the summer practice place of Art Academy of
Latvia – Ikskile. Address: Kugas 11, Ikskile.
Students are going there by themselves, by public transport (bus, train, 40
min., tickets cost at around 1,70 – 2,00 euro).
Packing the kiln. Warming. Firing process:
We will make schedule on duty at kiln. Every 2 hours 2-3 participants.
Night firing is compulsory only for those participants who have signed up
at that time themselves on the firing schedule. Anyone other can sleep in
their "home place" in Riga
Firing process till evening according with firing schedule.
Cooling process of kiln
Programm in Riga - sightseeing in the city, museums, galleries
Kiln opening day in Ikšķile,
POP-UP exhibition in the yard near the kiln
packing works, moving to Riga
Monday Departure on 11.09(Monday)
or could leave also on the 10.09 evening (Sunday)