Tablescapes Workshop

Shaping clay with intention and creating objects able to convey stories and values, in order to sit around a table rife with beauty and harmony both for the eyes and the soul.

Saturday, 1 June 2024

with Geogrāfica and Anagramma Studio

The workshop will be in italian and/or english depending on the participants

Tablescapes workshop

What

Between craftsmanship and design

Immerse yourself in a full-day workshop exploring the creative process behind ceramics. Together we will journey from conception to creation of unique pieces, exploring different techniques, materials, and finishes.

Under the guidance of ceramist-designer Karla Sotres and the architect-designer duo Ambra and Tea Scarsella, you will design and create your own personal set of 3 ceramic objects (plates, bowls, and/or glasses) to use every day on your table.

Ceramics in detail

During the workshop you will dive deep into your creative and aesthetic vision. You can choose to experiment with one or more of three ceramic techniques – slab building, pinching and hand throwing. You will also feel the difference between stoneware, earthenware and porcelain, in order to pick the one more suitable to your project.

We will focus on ergonomy, functionality, materials and finishings of the clay pieces. The aim is to mold objects that can be used on a daily basis, by meeting the functional and experiential criteria of a ceramic set designed for the table.

With a combination of theory, practice and tutoring, Tablescapes is suited for both principiants and experienced participants. Creative minds, ceramic lovers and food culture enthusiasts are all welcome. No previous experience with clay is needed.

Tablescapes workshop, wheel throwing, corso di ceramica tornio
Tablescapes workshop, ceramica per la tavola di Geografica e Anagramma Studio
Tablescapes workshop 2024
Tablescapes workshop

Who

Karla Sotres - Geogrāfica

I am Karla, born and raised in Mexico City, where I graduated in product design.

I have been working with ceramics for 11 years and in 2013 I moved to Italy, where I founded Geogrāfica, the brand through which I express my creativity, teach and share my journey, co-organize community projects and dedicate myself to my family.

I will be your tutor during this unique workshop.

Ambra e Tea Scarsella

We are Ambra, architect and product designer, and Tea, visual designer and photographer. Sisters and founders of Anagramma Studio, we tell stories through photography, visual identities and evocative spaces.

We support creatives and entrepreneurs in communicating their vision, by designing emotional strategies and aspirational imageries.

We strongly believe in the social and synesthetic value of food, which is at the base of our personal creative research. We will help you immerse yourself in this experience.

Tablescapes ceramic workshop near Rome, at Le Mole sul Farfa
Tablescapes ceramic workshop near Rome, at Le Mole sul Farfa
Tablescapes workshop di ceramica vicino Roma, presso Le Mole sul Farfa
Tablescapes workshop di ceramica vicino Roma, presso Le Mole sul Farfa
Tablescapes workshop

Where

Le Mole sul Farfa

Just an hour from Rome, the agriturismo Le Mole sul Farfa, is the ideal place to find your center, amidst the Sabine rural nature and the generous hospitality of the hosts, Elisabeth De Coster and Stefano Fassone.

The day will be marked by slow and pleasant rhythms, including a lunch break, coffee and snacks prepared with care by Elisabeth.

Staying at the agriturismo allows you to walk among ancient olive groves, explore the ruins of the Roman Villa, discover the Farfa Gorge and experience an excellent vegetarian cuisine with local ingredients.

It is possible to book a stay at the agriturismo on the days before or after the workshop by email (fiumefarfa@gmail.com) or phone (+39 3462386653).

Tablescapes ceramic workshop near Rome
Tablescapes workshop

Recap

  • Date

  • Saturday, 1 June 2024 / from 10am to 5pm
  • 7 hours, including welcome, lunch break and snack
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  • Location

  • Agriturismo “Le Mole sul Farfa”, Strada delle Mole no.2, Mompeo, Lazio, 02040 Italy
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  • Cost

  • €366 (including: 22% VAT, materials, 2 firings, glazes, coffee breaks, lunch and snack)
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  • Registration by

  • Sunday, 5 May 2024
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  • Plan

  • → Arrival and presentation
    → Introduction “Design guide”: relationship between food and design, types of ceramic bodies, techniques and shapes
    → Design and first drafts
    → Modeling of ceramic pieces
    → Lunch break
    → Textures, patterns and finishes: details of the objects
    → Snack, Q&A and greetings
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  • At the end of the workshop, the pieces created will be collected by Karla, to be fired and glazed in her laboratory in Montebuono (RI). As soon as they are ready, the pieces will be sent to the participants, to the address communicated during the event, within one/two months after the end of the workshop. Shipping is included (only in Italy).
Tablescapes ceramics workshop, by Geografica and Anagramma Studio
Tablescapes workshop

Info and FAQ

You can book your spot via email. To confirm your registration, a deposit of €180 is required. The remaining part of the participation fee must be paid by May 5, 2024.

Cancellation of bookings is fully refundable by April 20, 2024. In the event of illness or emergency, we will do everything possible to accommodate your needs with a partial refund.

If the workshop does not reach the minimum number of participants it will be canceled and the fee will be fully refunded.

Would you like to stay in the agriturismo one day before or one day after our workshop?

For info and reservations contact Elisabeth: riverfarfa@gmail.com +39 3462386653

Tablescapes has a maximum of 8 students. In this way, each participant will be closely accompanied throughout the workshop in the realization of their project.
All you need is an apron: your hands will get dirty! If you don’t have one, let us know and we’ll bring it for you.
Tablescapes workshop 2024

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