Ceramics in nature: Introduction to some ceramics decoration techniques

It’s all about enjoying a weekend that includes: (1) a stay in a rural tourism accommodation with all the comfort and a lot of charm, located in one of the most beautiful areas in Asturias, the Redes Natural Park, and (2) an introductory workshop to ceramics decoration. There will be time for everything. The workshop, eminently practical, is aimed at people who want to get acquainted with some of the techniques commonly used for decorating ceramic pieces.

The workshop will be held at Los Riegos Guesthouse, located in the Redes Natural Park, and we will take advantage of this circumstance to find inspiration in nature for some of our ceramic decorations.

INDICATIVE PROGRAM

Friday
From 20:00 Reception of assistants
21:30 Dinner at Los Riegos, based on traditional food with our particular touch. The fixed-menu dinner consists of two dishes, dessert, water and wine and coffee or tea. Preparation of some of the materials that will be used throughout the weekend. Preparation of plates for decoration; use of oxides and oil pigments on the cover. The process consists of first selecting the drawing that is going to be used, then passing it to the previously baked tile or plate and, finally, applying with a brush the oxides diluted in water or the pigments diluted in oil.

Saturday
9:30 Breakfast
10:00-14:00 Practical session in the ceramics workshop.
14:30 Picnic lunch at Los Riegos garden, weather permitting, or indoor dining-room. Otherwise, you can get a picnic bag and go hiking for the rest of the day.
Free afternoon to take a walk around the rural house, located in the centre of the Redes Natural Park, to hike along the trails in the park or to drive to some of the villages in the area. If you prefer to stay at home, you can use your time to read some literature on ceramics, decoration, etc.
21:00 Dinner at Los Riegos. Fixed-menu dinner consisting of two courses, dessert, coffee or tea and wine.

Sunday
9:30 Breakfast
10:00-14:00 Practical session in the ceramics workshop, with an approach to other techniques of ceramic decoration: sgraffito, decoration with slips, polishing…
14:00 Farewell

BASIC INFORMATION

Place: Los Riegos Guesthouse. Belerda (Caso). Redes Natural Park. Asturias.
Contact address for registration: reservas@losriegos.com / Tel.: (+34) 985613871.
Instructor: Paloma Silva.
Price per person: €190 in a room for individual use; €165 in a shared double room.

Companion (accommodation in a double room, dinner and lunch-picnic): €115.
Reservation to confirm your place: €60.
Places for the course: 6.
Material: All necessary material for the course is provided. Participants only have to bring comfortable clothes to work in the workshop, such as an overall or a large shirt that you do not mind getting dirty. If you want to take a walk in the surroundings, better bring warm and waterproof clothes and hiking footwear.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Accommodation, insurance, breakfast and dinner at Los Riegos Guesthouse are included. The transfers will be made in the assistants’ own vehicles.