Contrast Design Workshop

Domaine de Boisbuchet, France
July 29 - August 7, 2012
Wood-fired kiln at Boisbuchet

"Contrast can increase the richness and the depth that an object has and provide that 'something more' when looking at it."

In a workshop taught by designer Matteo Zorzenoni along with Fred Herbst (Corning Community College) and Lewis Olson (Corning Museum of Glass), students will focus on working with contrasts such as hard and soft, black and white, big and small. This course will use a unique type of wood-fired kiln that can simultaneously fire ceramics and melt glass for glassblowing. After developing a concept, students will produce an object or sculpture.

Zorzenoni has worked as consultant for Fabrica, the Benetton Design and Communication Research Center, developing projects for exhibitions, museums and interiors. He focuses on materials and their limits, developing projects like concrete tableware, glass structures, marble lamps, working side-by-side with qualified craftsmen.

The workshop takes place at Domaine de Boisbuchet, a design retreat center in southwestern France. Registration is required.