10 WEEKS INTENSIVE PROFESIONAL TRAINING IN BARCELONA SPAIN

Ceramic is a way to self-knowledge and self realization

With this course you can achieve deep knowledge and skills immersing in the endless world of ceramic finding your own way to be one and only artist.

The course will be taught in English, Spanish and Japanese 5 days per week.

Our aim is create a new generation of ceramic artists and for each student to find their own style of expression conecting with their source of inspiration. 

Students will live a unique, inspirational and creative learning experience.

The course covers whole ceramic processes, moderate (manual and wheel techniques), many decoration techniques, glaze elaboration and standard and special firings. This course is ideal for students motivated to start learning ceramics also those with an intermediate level.

Chisato Kuroki

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A Japanese ceramic artist based in Barcelona, ​​has 30 years of experience with ceramics and 20 years of teaching experience.  Winner and Finalist of many international competitions and biennals and invited artist at international art festivals or artist in residence in Spain, England, China, France and Japan.

She works from tableware, contemporary ceramic sculptures to large experimental kiln projects.

She is famous for her "Kamigama" kilns, are made with newspaper and fired  with charcoal. This amazing and innovative kiln can arrive up to 1200 degrees in 3 hours.

Chisato Kuroki has also extensive experience in experimental ceramics, and in ceramic performances, she constructed a tea house (diameter 3m and heght 2m with 3 tons of clay) built in one piece and fired with wood for International Kiln Festival.

Apart from knowing Japanese techniques, she has also many original techniques thanks to her restless character, she continues to experiment with unusual materials.
Her raku workshop is well known and very popular for its originality.

She is also Kundalini Yoga Instructer. She is mixing yoga and ceramics to find her own center of inspiration.

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You can find more video with this link
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfB9BuxRF_64IGINSvb_7g

Studio

The studio is located in very trandy Born area, in city center of Barcelona, surrounded by old streets, very near from famous Gothic church Santa Maria del Mar. The building of the studio was built in the 18th century.

The studio is in the clutural asosiation Espai Ku where some artists share the nice atmosphere space ando also you can find exhibitions, concerts, events specially in weekends.

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Course Program

Modeling

Japanese Handbuilding tecniques

pinch
Japanese pinch tecnique
WAREYAMA  TOJIAWASE, KAKUBACHI
slab
HARIAWASE, Lotus leaves, Japanese Trays
coil
Trays
emtying
GUINOMI

Basic Handbuilding tecniques

pinch
slab
coil
emtying
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Basic Wheel Tecniques

Centering
Bowls
Plates
Cilinder
Vases etc...

Advanced Wheel Tecniques

- How to modify the symmetric shapes
- mortar tecnique
- distortion
- cracked etc...

Decoration tecniques

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Texture
Incrustation
Neriage
Wax
Slip
Transfer 
Ceramic watercolor
and original tecniques
etc...

Tea pot desigh

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Contemporary Sculpture

DRAGON FLY

DRAGON FLY

Dragon Fly 2014 una instalación de 20 piezas refractario blanco con chamota cocidas en 1000 grados tamaño 100 x 150 x 30cm finalista en 17 Bienal de Cerámica d'Esplugues Angelina Alós

ciudades perdidas II

ciudades perdidas II

2012 una instalación de dos piezas refractario con chomota esmaltadas y cocidas en 1000 grados tamaño : 100 x 50 x 50cm finalista en XI Premio Nacional de Cerámica “Ciudad de Castellón 2012” finalista en 16 Bienal de Cerámica d'Esplugues Angelina Alós

TAKOIVO BOX

TAKOIVO BOX

2012 paper clay esmaltada y cocida en 1000 grados tamaño : 40 x 30 x 20cm

HAIKYO II

HAIKYO II

paper clay tamaño : 15x51 11x49 11.5x41 11.5x36 10x32cm finalista en16 Bienal de Cerámica ciudad de Talavera de la reina

LIFE CIRCLE

LIFE CIRCLE

proyecto LIFE CIRCLE, una escultura de tamaño diametro 210cm en el concurso Natur-Art en Monasterio Soto Zen Luz Serena 2014

life circle

life circle

paper clay

serie KU TSUNAGARI

serie KU TSUNAGARI

2010 una instalación de 5 piezas, refractario blanco cocidas con la técnica naked raku. tamaño : 15x51 11x49 11.5x41 11.5x36 10x32cm finalista en concurso internacional de la ciudad de Valladolid 2010 finalista en16 Bienal de Cerámica d'Esplugues Angelina Alós

TAKOIVO I

TAKOIVO I

instalación, paper clay 2012 2012 una instalación de 22 piezas, paper clay esmaltadas y cocidas en 1000 grados tamaño : 60 x 60 x 80cm

ciudades perdidas I

ciudades perdidas I

instalación de 4 piezas, paper clay

earth skin

earth skin

earth skin details

earth skin details

KOUJO

KOUJO

Obra ganadora de Premio Angelina Alós en Bienal Angelina Alós 2018

Koujo

Koujo

detalles de KOUJO

INFINITE FLOWERS

INFINITE FLOWERS

Obra nominada en Bienal de cerámica internacional Aveiro, Portugal 2019

INFINITE FLOWERS

INFINITE FLOWERS

detalles

IKIRU

IKIRU

Glaze

Elaboration of food safe and wood ash glazes etc...
How to apply glazes
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Firing

Standard firing

How to handle kilns
Curve of firing
Maintenance of kilns

Special Firing and experimental kiln

RAKU
KAMIGAMA, paper kiln

*When there are 4 or more participants

Final project of the Course and Exhibition

Each final project will be supported and advised by the teacher.
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Course Information

Schedule

Classes and workshops are held from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 14.00 there will be tutorial  and from 14.00 to 17.00 self practice. Sometimes we will visit galleries and museums.

Academic Requirements

High school diploma
Courses will be held in English, Spanish and Japanese

cost

The cost is 5000€ included all materials, glazes, and firings. Each student will be provided with their own personal space for self-practice with access to a wheel, table and shelving space.
Not included: accommodation, meals, airfare, airport transfer, extra materials and particular equipment requested for the personalj project.

Number of students

Maximum of 6 students per course.

How to enroll

Applicants should show some ceramic pieces, drawings etc...

Each applicant will be interviewed online by the teacher to find out what the student’s motivations. Selected students will be informed by email.

Please fill out the contact form.

A pre-enrollment is necessary with a deposit of €2500 at the moment of the signing up. The deposit will be refunded if the application is not accepted. After enrollment is accepted, the deposit will not be refunded in case the student decides not to attend.
If for some reason you can´t attend the corse we can offer you another course if we have available place.

Course dates

from 31th of January to 7th of April 2023
application open
from 5th of May to 14th of July 2023
application open

Accomodation

Accomodation is not included but 
we can provide you information with pleasure.

Contact us

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Chisato Kuroki
+34 657 73 83 96


webmaster@
chisatokuroki.com

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