Experience with the art of ceramics in Viterbo

di Elizabeth Doub

This week, I went to a workshop in a ceramics lab in Viterbo. I went to one of the group workshops to check it out, and had the opportunity to create some lovely pieces and to learn about the process. Upon arriving, I was shown to a table and given some clay to work with. One of the instructors/artists showed me how to prepare the clay for molding and I got started. The workshop wasn’t too crowded; Only a few other people were there and working diligently on their pieces. The walls of the room were covered with plates and tiles and other ceramic art, all beautifully and carefully painted to draw inspiration from. I decided to make a mug and was given a mold to shape the clay into the right shape. After it was formed and molded correctly, the clay was ready for drying and firing. Since I had a bit more time, I started working on a tile as well. The instructor showed me the different types of glazes that she was mixing in the back room. There was a transparent type that allows for designs to show through the glaze, and there was a solid kind. She covered a tile with the solid glaze and then gave it to me to paint. It was fun and relaxing to design the tile. I drew a design on it with a pencil to make an outline to paint over once the clay has been fired. A little bit later I had to leave, but It was a lovely way to spend the morning. I can’t wait to see how the pieces turn out. If you are looking for a relaxing a fun way to spend the day or enjoy creating art, I recommend trying out ceramics. The people were so lovely and welcoming; It’s a great environment to get started creating or to practice your skills.

*HI, my name is Lizzie Doub and I study English literature at Goucher college in Maryland. Some things I enjoy are reading, camping, and cooking. My favorite foods to cook are frittatas and brownies.I also love traveling and exploring. Here’s a link to my Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/lizzi.doub.

Ciao, mi chiamo Lizzie Doub e studio letteratura inglese al Goucher College nel Maryland. Alcune cose che mi piacciono sono la lettura, il campeggio e la cucina. I miei cibi preferiti da cucinare sono frittate e brownies. Mi piace anche viaggiare ed esplorare. Ecco un link al mio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lizzi.doub.

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