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Course on ceramics conservation

From: Hazel Botha <stl>
Date: Friday, September 7, 2001
Module 4: "Now, what about something like THIS..!?"
Mid-career course in the Restoration and Conservation of Ceramics
Principal tutor: Hazel Botha
The Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, Ohio, USA
October 16-21, 2001

Presented by The South African Academy of Ceramics Conservation
<URL:http://www.restorersguild.com>

Accommodation:

    The Dayton Marriott Hotel
    1414 S. Patterson Boulevard
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Course fee: $875.00

Printed information packs with complete course details may be
requested by contacting the Academy's senior programme co-ordinator,
Ms. Dalene Olivier at conservation [at] eastcape__net

Only twelve participants will be admitted. Note that registration
and settlement are receivable not later than September 11, 2001

Course range and content: This wholly practical course is entirely
hands-on, and has been specially designed with mid-career restorers
and conservators in mind. It offers an unusual and uniquely
effective course format that allows each participant to master and
directly implement desirable skills by applying it to any
particularly troublesome pieces or restoration projects they have
selected to bring along to the course programme. Each participant
may rely on patient, supportive tutoring, and may expect to surmount
real restoration challenges.

Participants are encouraged to bring their most challenging
restoration pieces for expertly guided completion under close
oversight. Through the knowledgeable use and application of the most
contemporary and specialized restoration and conservation materials,
such pieces will be completed through their most challenging stages.
Particular care will also be taken to impart these skills to the
participant. All materials are supplied by the Academy.

The curriculum will also feature the following:

    *   remodelling missing glass and crystal
    *   metallic finishes (lustres, gilding etc.)
    *   dealing with translucent bodies and glazes
    *   glass-like polishing and tidemarks
    *   modelling wax moulds and casting

Prior experience in practical restoration is an essential
prerequisite for registration and successful participation.

Hazel Botha
The South African Academy of Ceramics Conservation


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