Your instructor: Karima Duchamp
Karima Duchamp is a ceramist and a visual artist and based in France. She received her M.A. in Fine Arts with honors from Beaux-Arts School in Besançon. She has been working in ceramics and paintings that she likes to combine. Karima Duchamp builds up thin slabs of clay in geometric shapes to create ceramic painterly sculptures with alluring silhouettes and landscapes that evoke emotions on the surfaces.
Karima Duchamp’s body of work has won multiple awards and has been included in numerous solo and group shows like The Salon Art+Design in New York, Art Basel Design in Miami and Art Basel in Basel. Her work is included in public collections such as Ariana Museum in Geneva, Yingge Ceramic Museum in Taipei City and Siegburg Ceramic Museum in Germany. She is a Member of the International Academy of Ceramics and continues her ceramic explorations through artistic residencies worldwide.
Approach and explore the ceramic color with engobes in a playful way and develop new ideas of decoration and personal ideas from decorating techniques. Confront to working on paper to release the gesture. Experimentation of ceramic decor in successive layers. Allowing time to build, experiment, contemplate and reflect together: throughout the working days, the creation of a space of interaction between the participants will be encouraged.
Teaching method This course is open to people wishing to discover colored high temperatures engobes to be applied on bisque pieces in a personal and painterly way. Through the instructor guidance, students will find inspiration during the creative work with an inspiration board that we will construct together to develop a personal palette of colors and personal ideas of decoration.
Karima will teach her unique technique of decorating with layering of colored engobes. She will mainly lead the students through voice and technical guidance to let them experiment with the engobes and develop their own project. She will pay particular attention in following the students collectively through interaction between the participants and individually by pointing out artistic references as their work develop. Karima will illustrate her course with a presentation of her works and how she arrived at navigating from paintings to ceramic paintings. During the week, we will slow down the process of decoration to find some personal touches a kind of personal voice. Karima will present some artist videos and websites references to find inspiration in other artistic practices.
Logistics: We will make the engobes. During mid-workshop, some pieces will be fired to 1260°C to get some results.
Prereqisite for the Course: Knowledge of working with clay.
Bring along: work clothes, note material, fired (unglazed) works approx. 20cm x 20cm, photo templates or pictures from magazines.
Language of instruction: English, French
The price includes: material, clay, firing of teh works.