Garden and Landscape Design School - Florence

Scuola di Architetura del Paesaggio Landscape Design School Escola de paisagismo
Since 2008

Courses in garden history
Ancient and Mediaeval gardens
Gardens of the Renaissance
English gardens and our times

Design courses
Garden and terrace design

Practical courses
Olive cultivation and pruning
Vine cultivation and pruning

Italian language courses
Standard course
Semi-intensive course
Intensive course
Specialisation course
Individual courses

Art courses
Drawing and painting course
Sculpture course
Mosaics course
Ceramics and pottery course
Photography course

Visits to parks and gardens
Public gardens of Florence
Secret gardens of Florence
The Boboli Gardens

Ceramics and pottery course

Terracotta pots are commonplace in Italian gardens and some of them can be very valuable. Many sites near Florence are famous for their pottery, such as Impruneta, just outside the city. It is also possible to glaze these, though this actually cancels the porosity so desired in garden pots, but increases their decorative value.

This course will give students the ability to create
terracotta forms using the potter's wheel, one of the most
ancient of all inventions connected to the creation of
ceramics. The main ingredient is clay, which will be
modelled with the hands while the wheel turns. When the
student has mastered the technique to keep the clay in
equilibrium, students will learn by copying existing forms.
We will then study how to use the kiln and how to
decorate the finished terracotta model.
During the first four weeks students will learn basic ceramic techniques and will study each of these in
greater detail from the firth week.
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Terracotta flower-pots are a feature of Italian gardens



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