Ceramic Workshop
finger-closeupThis workshop entails training in ceramic art and learning it professionally. It aims to make the trainee aware of all the essentials of the craft according to the following program of 15 days:
1 – Training generally in floral and geometric motifs and how to analyze them and also training in color, brush work and painting for four days.
 2 – Training in modeling methods, shaping and also in ceramic surface treatments in the plasticity stage. Participants will be producing different designs using brush work on surfaces and decoration using engobes and oxides.
3 – Training in how to dry the products as well as how to fire the first firing (bisque firing) and the different stages of firing.
4 – Training in glaze making to get different colored glazes with white engobe, transparent glaze and underglaze painting.
5 – Training in different methods of firing such as oxidation and reduction firing and raku.
6 – Evaluation of the workshop and discussing the strengths and weaknesses in the trainee.
 
About the instructor:
Abd El Hakim Sayed Abd El Hakim works as the Director of Foustat Traditional Crafts Center, Cultural Development Fund, Ministry of Culture. He is also a Member of the Syndicate of Plastic Arts. Abd El Hakim participated in establishing the Foustat Ceramics Center in coordination with the Ministry of Culture. He also participated in many international exhibitions like Cairo International Ceramics Biennale and in the 2nd, 4th and 6th Youth Salon. He participated in establishing the Pottery Village, Old Cairo and in the pottery developing program, Koum El Dab' in Qena. He is the deputy manager of the Egyptian Association of Pottery Innovation. Abd El Hakim has participated in the International Festival of Traditional Crafts and their use in architecture, Arseca, Tunisia, in 2008. He was the Commissar of the traditional crafts exhibition in the Egyptian Cultural Center, Paris, 2008 and Exera Exhibition, Aiwa, Shanghai, in 2009. He has also participated in the International Seminar for Environmental Tourism in 2010.
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