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Learn to create beautiful ceramics in Italy with Accademia Riaci - an international art and design school in Florence! Established in 1983 by our Honorary President and Italy's leading jewelry artisan & sculptor, Maestro Raymond Riachi, we provide quality education in a wide range of popular career fields to Italian students and international students from around the world. Taught by expert tutors, our ceramics courses include a two-year basic course, academic year and semester programs, a professional one-year master course, as well as short courses and intensive summer courses.

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Ceramics Courses in Florence: 
At Accademia Riaci, we provide excellent facilities for our ceramics students. We have equipment available for mold making, wheel work, and slip casting projects, as well as large kilns for hand building and sculpture.

On completion of a one-year or two-year academic course, you will be awarded a Diploma. 

• Ceramics Basic Course:
Course Duration: 2 years. Taught in Italian only.

In thiPhoto of Contact Page - Ceramics Courses in Florence, Italys comprehensive course, you are encouraged to use a wide range of methods and materials and methods that have been applied in both contemporary and traditional contexts.

Due to the complex nature of processes and materials in this course, the curriculum incorporates state-of-the art technology, kiln and furnace design / construction, and aspects of chemistry.

In addition, the curriculum is enhanced by workshops, visiting artists, and guest lectures. A separate studio space is available for basic course students.

• One-Year / Semester Ceramics Programs:
Taught in Italian with English or Spanish interpreters 

In this accelerated course, we emphasize conceptual exploration and the acquisition of critical, historical, and theoretical knowledge.

We aim to encourage the development of each student's personal point of view, and the range of work created by students is very broad, from sculpture and installation to utilitarian objects. 

We feel the production of works of art (learning through the experience of making) and technical development are essential ingredients for the successful studio artist.

We encourage students who understand tradition and embrace the making of useful objects as well as those who feel there may be new boundaries to expand, and new traditions to develop.

In addition to specialized ceramics training, this course includes Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing), Art Stages, Guided Art Visits, and Independent Study.

• Atelier Course:
This course follows the same curriculum as the One-year Course, but does not include the Basic Art Lessons.

• Ceramics Master Course:

Academic Year & Semester study options available. Taught in Italian with English or Spanish interpreters

This studio-based Master program is intended to broaden and advance the conceptual, historical, critical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a contemporary studio.

You pursue interdisciplinary investigation in studio topics common to each discipline, and address contemporary methodology and critical issues in seminars.

During the program, you complete projects, independent studios, and independent thesis. Maintaining contact with studio faculty, you present studio work at specific intervals throughout the off-campus semester and at final critiques held at the end of the program.

Other Ceramics Courses:
- Short Ceramics Course: Study for 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 12 / 24 weeks
- Ceramics Summer Courses: Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks

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Address: Via de' Conti 4, Florence, Italy
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