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DAY 1 : Welcome Dinner : MOKSA restaurant
15 May 2016: Sunday evening
A sumptuous evening where we will sink our teeth into the culinary genius of Chef Madé Runatha, and the concept, framework, and assignment at hand for the next two weeks. Hillary Kane, our workshop host, will set the stage, sharing imagery and ideas to get our creative juices flowing. Chef Madé will set the menu that will keep mouths watering until the last supper…
DAY 2 : Inspiring Reference Materials : Gaya Ceramic and Design
16 May: Monday
We spend the morning touring through Gaya Ceramic and Design’s archives of over 30,000 production samples and countless trial pieces. The morning includes a special session with Michela Foppiani, Creative Director at Gaya Ceramic and Design, on selecting a look, constructing a setting, innovation and practicality.
Showcasing: Janice Wong collection, Ritz Hong Kong, and Maldives project.
Lunch and the afternoon will see us back at Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre settling in and getting hands into clay.
Demonstrations today include: basics on throwing bowls, plates and repetitive shapes.
DAY 3 : Natural Containers : Gaya Ceramic Art Centre
17 May: Tuesday
Jajan, banten, woven boxes, offering pedestals and bungkus – today we take a lead from the richness of natural disposable samples still used here in Bali, we will study a wide variety of examples, looking for design ideas and local inspiration.
Showcasing: Megumi Naitoh
Demonstrations today include: stretching textured slabs, folding and assembling slab forms and two part throwing.
Lunch at the studio, family style, catered by the incredible Dayu.
DAY 4 : Spices from the Spice Islands : Warung Mendez
18 May: Wednesday
Think Bumbu (spice pastes), iconic spice blends and individual raw ingredients. We’ll get to know the essential ulek (mortar and pestle) and burst the magical flavours from the archipelago with talented local chef Mendez.
Cooking preparation and lunch with the chef at his titular restaurant, Warung Mendez.
Demonstrations today include: double-walled bowls, throwing off the hump, fascination with faceting.
DAY 5 : Homage to the Coconut : Mary Jane Edleson
19 May: Thursday
Pulling out all the stops, long-time Bali resident, culinary curator, and extraordinary cook, Mary Edleson, will share with us about one of the three main food stays on the island, the humble coconut. From trunk to fruit, furniture to table, texture to taste buds, this will be an unforgettable tribute to this favorite of Indonesia’s food groups!
Demonstrations today : tba
DAY 6 : Sumptuous Surfaces : Gaya Ceramic Art Centre
20 May: Friday
We’ll take an early morning rice field stroll (8:15am) from the studio: for a discussion of traditional Subak culture, lore, nature, and nuance, then translated into a full spectrum study of surfaces.
Varied demonstrations: including rice hull slip, sgrafitto, carved surfaces, water etching, brush work (other wet to bone dry possibilities)
Lunch in studio, family style catered by Dayu.
DAY 7 : Just Desserts : Will Goldfarb
21 May: Saturday
We’ll spend the morning finishing pre-bisque pieces. Notes on trimming: foot, foots, no foot, feet using a variety of tools. Notes on assembling: secure slips, wrapping portions for even drying, lid fit, knobs.
Light lunch in the studio, catered by Dayu.
A talk with world renowned dessert chef about his unique choices of serving vessels for each of his equally unique creations and working out his ideas in clay. From food to plate or plate to food? Response from clientele, future ideas? Desserts in time for tea.
Bisque kiln loaded. Begin firing
DAY 8 : A DAY OF LEISURE
22 May: Sunday
Bisque kiln firing
DAY 9 : The Fabric of Glaze : Pak Cok Batik studio
23 May: Monday
Pattern, color, wax resist, layering, complexity vs simplicity – choices!
A morning visit to all natural indigo and plant dye batik studio, leading into glazing demonstrations. Tips for successful surfaces (esp. with our glazes), dipping, pouring, spraying, gradients, resists, pencils, over glaze marks, distressing surfaces, brush work, stilting, bare.
DAY 10 : Glaze Days : Gaya Ceramic Art Centre
24 May: Tuesday
All day focus on getting our pieces touched to their last perfection before sending them off to the kiln Gods.
High Fire Kiln Loaded. Begin firing
DAY 11 : A Village in Bali : Jangkahan
25 May: Wednesday
A day of cooking, culture, and collaboration, Bali-style. An opportunity to really look outside the tourist guidebook as we are welcomed to the traditional village home of Hillary’s Balinese husband. I Madé Janur Yasa’s mother and sister will guide us in the preparation and presentation of several of Bali’s celebratory and delicious dishes.
Cone 10 firing
DAY 12 : Master Chef Class : Chef Madé Runatha
26 May: Thursday
Morning cooking class of another class: Chef Madé pulls out all the stops and ushers us into his world of exquisite raw, vegan, and vegetarian that will turn even the most staunch meat-eater is his tracks!
Afternoon, unloading the kiln with baited breath. Time to take care of any post-firing attention to details needed.
DAY 13 : Manifested Meal : MOKSA
27 May: Friday
(Optional attendance to some of Ubud Food Festival’s morning and afternoon activities or free time until evening)
An evening on show: tonight is the culmination of our creative act: a public viewing and private dinner on our wares at MOKSA restaurant.
(Pre-event discussion with professional food stylist, Jacqui Hudson tbc)
DAY 14 : Concluding Discussion : Gaya Ceramic Art Centre
28 May: Saturday
Works gathered and returned to the studio by 10am.
A final group gathering to sum up the experience; packing of treasures; a last early lunch together. Finish by 12noon.
To be part of this incredible experience, click here for workshop and booking details, or contact Claire Atkins +61 0420986570 or firstname.lastname@example.org