Messy LAB / Ceramic Collective

Messy LAB/Ceramic Collective

Messy Lab, a collective of ceramics, is a cultural association born with the intent to support and enhance the tradition of ceramics through the promotion of courses, seminars and cultural trips. The Association Messy Lab is active mainly in Liguria and Piedmont. In particular, since 2016 is engaged in the recovery and restoration of a ceramics workshop located in an extremely fascinating environment: the Ecovillaggio Torri Superiore. The intent of the association is also to promote a responsible tourism. Nature surrounds the Ecovillage: it is possible to venture in long walks between the olive groves and the low Ligurian mountains, as well as to dive and swim in absolute freedom in the splendid natural water Conche of the river Bevera. An unforgettable experience!

A short distance from the Ecovillage is possible to reach the sea and the famous beach of the Balzi Rossi. Always heading towards France you will encounter the Hanbury Botanical Gardens, the characteristic Menton and a little bit further Nice and Antibes, where famous artists like Matisse, Picasso and Chagall have lived and worked. Moreover, without going too far from, there are Italian villages such as Dolceacqua, Apricale, Airole and the ancient part of thr town of Ventimiglia, which still hold an authentic atmosphere.

Recently the association has started to collaborate with the Cascina Malerbe of San Raffaele Cimena (TO) and, together with Stefania Spanedda, Messy Lab is developing a new project to promote a rural and responsible tourism in Piedmont through the promotion of pottery courses.

All packages include a guided tour in the company of a resident of upper towers who will tell you about the history of the ecovillage and show you the paths that you can do on foot in the free moments. For those who want it will be possible to organize independently an excursion to Ventimiglia, where you can take a dip in the salt water.

 

The last night of the course will end with a festive moment. Get ready, it will be a surprise whose ingredients will be fun, music…. and much more!

WHERE SPECIFIED, INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS INCLUDE OVERNIGHT STAY IN A SHARED ROOM, HALF BOARD AT THE ECOVILLAGE TORRI SUPERIORE. THE PACKAGE CAN BE UNPACKAGED ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS.

July 2019
August 2019
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OVERNIGHT AND HALF BOARD INCLUDED

From July 29th to August 3rd – with Marilia Nogueira
Adult/Beginner and intermediate
Min 3/MAX 5 participants

Create with clay, lands of different colors and natural materials. Marilia Nogueira will guide the participants by stimulating each of them to develop their own creative path by creating rhythms of colours and textures. The artifacts will be moulded to the lathe and finished by combining molded elements freehand. A workshop designed to learn how to observe the beauty and possibilities of forms, natural materials and stimulate the innate creativity in each of us. The workshop is aimed at those who want to approach for the first time the lathe and the world of clay and for those who already have experiences in the field.

€470 – Contribution for the complete package *

The contribution of 470 euros includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00, the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory. During the afternoon the laboratory is always open for those wishing to continue working independently. It includes overnight stay in shared room with half board plus a welcome lunch. For those wishing to add lunch in Ecovillaggio in the days when it is not included the cost is €12 and is to be booked from day to day. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipment of the pieces realized with costs to the participant.

* For those who do not need to sleep in Ecovillage you can unbundle the package: the contribution for the only course is €210 and includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00; The use of materials and tools available in the laboratory.
During the afternoon the laboratory is always open for those wishing to continue working independently. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipment of the pieces realized with costs to the participant.

Link: https://www.messylab.org/i-colori-della-terra-tornio-e-modellato-a-mano.html

 

BASIC HAND MOLDED LATHE COURSE
INCLUDED LUNCHES

From 17 to 18 August – with Paola Ceriotti and Silvia Martinis
Adults/Beginners and intermediates
Min 3/max 7 participants

A dive headlong into the world of clay to know the basic techniques of processing. The workshop is dedicated to all those who want to experiment also for the first time the basic techniques of the lathe and the hand modeled in an intensive formula. It will be possible to experiment in the creation of one or more artifacts starting from simple shapes fashioned with the lathe, to construct objects of organic and original appearance with the Colombino and the slab, to realize their own project with the support of the teachers.
Participants will be able to experiment with the techniques of modelling and in the centring and turning of cylinders and bowls that can be completed with covered, handles or sculptural details.

€250 – Contribution for the complete package

The contribution of 250 euros includes the teaching of 8 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 14.30 to 18.30, the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory and two lunches in Ecovillage. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipment of the pieces realized with costs to the participant.

Link: https://www.messylab.org/corso-base-di-tornio-e-modellatio-a-mano.html

 

ARGILLANONSTOP. THE SECRETS OF OVEN SHAPING

OVERNIGHT AND HALF BOARD INCLUDED

From 25 to 30 August – with Francesca Simondi
Adult/Beginner and intermediate
Min. 3/max 5 Participants

Argillanonstop is an initiative aimed at all creative people who want to experiment and share four days of full-immersion in the world of clay. The aim of the course is to approach the participants to the basic techniques of turning: kneading the clay, centering and learning to make simple shapes – cylinder and bowl – or more complex like the jug, the bottle, the teapot or the medieval watering-pot. But not only… The key words for this workshop will also be: walks, fresh water and sea Conche!

€470 – Contribution for the complete package *

The contribution of 470 euros includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00, the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory. During the afternoon the laboratory is always open for those wishing to continue working independently. It includes overnight stay in shared room with half board plus a welcome lunch. For those wishing to add lunch in Ecovillaggio in the days when it is not included the cost is €12 and is to be booked from day to day. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipment of the pieces realized with costs to the participant.

* For those who do not need to sleep in Ecovillage you can unbundle the package: the contribution for the only course is €210 and includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00; The use of materials and tools available in the laboratory.
During the afternoon the laboratory is always open for those wishing to continue working independently. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipment of the pieces realized with costs to the participant.

Link: https://www.messylab.org/argillanonstop-i-segreti-della-foggiatura-al-tornio.html

ALTERING SHAPES
OVERNIGHT AND HALF BOARD INCLUDED

From 19 to 24 August – with Paola Ceriotti and Silvia Martinis
Adult/Beginner and intermediate
Min. 3/max 7 Participants

Intuition and creativity will be stimulated to the fullest during this intensive workshop. The artifacts made from the lathe and freehand, will be altered to wear a new original sculptural appearance. Four days for all those, beginners and intermediate, who want to get involved and give space to their creativity. During the workshop it will be possible to learn the basic techniques of pottery processing with the lathe and the manual construction and then to concentrate on the realization of one or more projects to be developed. Starting from simple shapes we will arrive at a personal interpretation of the piece through alterations, additions of sculptural details and inserts that will make the artifact unique.

€470 – Contribution for the complete package *

The contribution of 470 euros includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00, the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory. During the afternoon the laboratory is always open for those wishing to continue working independently. It includes overnight stay in shared room with half board plus a welcome lunch. For those wishing to add lunch in Ecovillaggio in the days when it is not included the cost is €12 and is to be booked from day to day. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipment of the pieces realized with costs to the participant.

* For those who do not need to sleep in Ecovillage you can unbundle the package: the contribution for the only course is €210 and includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00; The use of materials and tools available in the laboratory.
During the afternoon the laboratory is always open for those wishing to continue working independently. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipment of the pieces realized with costs to the participant.

Link: https://www.messylab.org/alterare-le-forme.html