Urbanautica Institute is in Rome next Saturday 16th December at 20.00 to present the exhibition and book 'Malagrotta' by Gian Marco Sanna at 001. We will also run a small session of portfolio review on Sunday.
Please find more info about the book and project on our website.
#urbanautica#book @gian_marco_sanna #malagrotta#dump @zerozerouno #rome#italy
You win some, you lose some, you break some. I've cut at least 30% of wet clay pieces after throwing to analyze them, lost a couple of teapot and jug handles in bone dry stage, had cracked lids and bottoms after glaze fire, but this was the first piece where the glaze ran so much it stuck to the kiln shelf. Fun to #smash with a #hammer
What happened? Porcelain is usually biqued 40 to 50C higher that stoneware but we mixed the two kinds of clay pieces in a single bisque to speed things in the last days of the program, and fired them a bit higher than typical stoneware. Result...very porous porcelain that soaked up too much already runny #chun glaze. Into the #etruscan#dump ! #lessons
Probably #tmi for non-ceramic geeks. It's our last day!
The kids in the dump call trash their home. They have no running water, no bathrooms, homes and no store to shop at for miles. A journey to say the least when cars aren't an option. When we go to the dump the kids surround us, hungry and dirty, they look to us to help them. We do everything in our power to clean them with wipes, feed them a meal, give them water and food for their families. We always make sure to give them some goodies too. I'm sure they will always remember those who saw them. I love getting to return to the kids in the dump, a little reminder that Christ has not forgotten them. That is what being the hands and feet of Jesus is about. Check out the link in my bio to help! #lovegodlovepeople#dump#children#help#mexico#hope