Ceramics

Courses

  • 2024 Summer Intensive Courses
  • One-Year Courses | Semester Courses
  • Master Courses
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Overview

We emphasize conceptual exploration and the acquisition of historical, critical and theoretical knowledge. Additionally, we feel the production of works of art (learning through the experience of making) and technical development are essential ingredients for a successful studio artist. We are interested in students that understand tradition and embrace the making of useful objects, as well as students who feel there may be new traditions to develop and new boundaries to expand. Consequently, the range of students' work, is very broad, from sculpture and installation to utilitarian objects. This course offers a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to ceramics.
Along with practical classes of your major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design. Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment.
Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up your career as a young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
One-Year Course: € 16,200.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 14,200.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 9,400.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 8,400.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR programs
      I. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025
      II. Jan 13, 2025 - Aug 1, 2025
      III. May 5, 2025 - Dec 19, 2025
      IV. Sep 8, 2025 - Apr 17, 2026

      SEMESTER programs
        Fall 2024: Sep 9 - Dec 13, 2024
        Spring 2025: Jan 13 - Apr 18, 2025
        Summer 2025: May 5 - Aug 1, 2025
        Fall 2025: Sep 8 - Dec 19, 2025
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

Overview

The studio-based Master program at Accademia Riaci is intended to broaden and advance the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a contemporary studio. The program has been designed to meet the needs of artists holding BFA or BA degrees or comparable professional practice who are pursuing a Master in Ceramics within a time frame that accommodates their employment or academic year schedule. To exploration, the major, students pursue an interdisciplinary investigation in-studio topics common to each discipline and address contemporary critical issues and methodology in seminars. During the program, students complete independent studios, projects, and independent thesis. Students maintain contact with studio faculty and present studio work at specific intervals throughout the off-campus semester and at final critiques held at the end of the program.

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
Master One-Year Course: € 17,800.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,800.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 10,600.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 9,600.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025
    II. Jan 13, 2025 - Aug 1, 2025
    III. May 5, 2025 - Dec 19, 2025
    IV. Sep 8, 2025 - Apr 17, 2026

    Semester program
      Fall 2024: Sep 9 - Dec 13, 2024
      Spring 2025: Jan 13 - Apr 18, 2025
      Summer 2025: May 5 - Aug 1, 2025
      Fall 2025: Sep 8 - Dec 19, 2025
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

Overview

In our Ceramics course, students have the chance to learn and practice among the following:

  • 1. Different techniques of decoration: "sgraffio" technique, slip (“Ingobbio”), etc.
  • 2. Potter’s wheel
  • 3. Forming Techniques (“pizzico”, mold, coiling, slab, all-round, etc.)
  • 4. Ceramics’ painting decoration
  • 5. Cold/Hot Finishing Techniques (Etruscan Bucchero, “Terra Sigillata”, “Encausto” technique)
  • 6. Kiln
  • 7. Majolica
  • 8. Sculpture.

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.

Start Dates
Every Monday*

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€') - Standard
1-week course: € 850.00
2-week course: € 1,300.00
3-week course: € 1,750.00
4-week course: € 2,180.00
6-week course: € 3,120.00
8-week course: € 4,060.00
10-week course: € 5,000.00
12-week course: € 5,940.00

For other durations, please inquire

Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing, extracurricular activities, and services.

Overview

In our Ceramics course, students have the chance to learn and practice among the following:

  • 1. Different techniques of decoration: "sgraffio" technique, slip (“Ingobbio”), etc.
  • 2. Potter’s wheel
  • 3. Forming Techniques (“pizzico”, mold, coiling, slab, all-round, etc.)
  • 4. Ceramics’ painting decoration
  • 5. Cold/Hot Finishing Techniques (Etruscan Bucchero, “Terra Sigillata”, “Encausto” technique)
  • 6. Kiln
  • 7. Majolica
  • 8. Sculpture.

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.

Start Dates (check-in)
・May 5, 2024
・May 19, 2024
・Jun 2, 2024
・Jun 16, 2024
・Jun 30, 2024
・Jul 14, 2024
・Sep 8, 2024
・Sep 22, 2024

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 1,900.00 (Twin Room)・ € 2,150.00 (Single Room)・€ 1,750.00 (Without Housing)
2-week course: € 2,900.00 (Twin Room)・ € 3,200.00 (Single Room)・€ 2,620.00 (Without Housing)
3-week course: € 4,050.00 (Twin Room)・ € 4,400.00 (Single Room)・€ 3,710.00 (Without Housing)
4-week course: € 5,200.00 (Twin Room)・ € 5,600.00 (Single Room)・€ 4,800.00 (Without Housing)
6-week course: € 7,350.00 (Twin Room)・ € 7,950.00 (Single Room)・€ 6,750.00 (Without Housing)
8-week course: € 9,800.00 (Twin Room)・ € 10,600.00 (Single Room)・€ 9,000.00 (Without Housing)
12-week course: € 13,800.00 (Twin Room)・ € 15,000.00 (Single Room)・€ 12,600.00 (Without Housing)

    Summer Intensive Course fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • English interpretation service
  • Welcome kit & lunch voucher
  • Bus/tram tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits
  • Housing in a shared apartment (twin room, or single room at an extra cost)
  • Housing utility costs
  • Two meal and four drink vouchers per week
  • Cultural trips. Every two weeks (e.g., a trip to Pisa/Siena)
  • Certificate of completion

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Ceramics classes

Teachers

Our ceramics teachers, Prof. Tricca, Prof. Bittoni e Prof Murro, have participated in several solo and group exhibitions. Along with their decades of experience as pottery professionals, they also teach with enthusiasm to students. They have participated in various international exhibitions, with buyers from Italy and abroad. In their atelier they produce objects of high artistic value and full of poetic sensibility, taking inspirations from natural elements, fantastic landscapes, imaginary animals, with simple lines and a solid sense of colors.

Ceramics Course
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