Cotto Ceramic Studio provides all residents a package of materials and kiln firings considered as a standard for your ceramic investigations: 60 kilograms of local clay; access to a variety of 50 pre-made glazes (up to 3 kilos); 150 grams of any powdered glazes and oxides (eg. cobalt); and 0.5m2 of both low and high kiln fires. In case you require extra materials, Cotto Ceramic Studio maintains an extensive inventory of supplies that you may purchase while in residence.
Below outlines more in-depth the tools and amenities you will have access to in the studio:
Communal studio spaces
Electric pottery wheel x 2
Fully equiped plaster workshop
Photo silkscreen equipment for direct or indirect transfer printing
Air-compressor and gun for painting
Welder & metal working tools
WiFi internet throughout studio & outside garden
Physical & digital library of ceramic resources including glaze making software
Gas Kiln 1 △7-9
Dimensions: 90cm x 70cm x 90cm
Gas Kiln 2 △7-9
Dimensions: 80cm x 66cm x 70cm
All kilns fire at oxidation & reduction and are operated exclusively by the Cotto Ceramic Studio staff.
Custom kiln fires
Creation of plaster moulds
Preparation of clay sheets
Preparation of custom clays
Preparation of custom glazes
These services are coordinated on a case by case basis with respect to cost and availability.
Corinna Silva-Rodriguez Bonazzi
Corinna Silva-Rodriguez Bonazzi first began experimenting with ceramics in Lima when she came in contact with it through the practice of her grandmother. Between studying graphic design at Otis/Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles and co-founding the Wolf design studio in Mexico City during the 1980s, she continued her interest in working with clay. Returning to Lima she worked in the area of graphic-screen-printing production while maintaining her ceramic practice, and taking a teaching role at San Ignacio University
Looking to completely dedicate herself to ceramics, in 2005, Corinna founded the Cotto Designs ceramics studio. She quickly began producing specialty dishes for various top national and foreign restaurants, commissioned pieces for artist projects and workshops for young artists.
Working extensively with coils, Corinna likes to lose time and feel how the clay takes her fingers and drives the pieces.
Ignacio Guzmán has over 30 years of ceramic practice. Locally, he has been part of numerous ceramic projects such as: in the region of Aylambo-Cajamarca with german ceramist Uli Witzman; undertaking traditional Chazuta pottery and firing within the jungle of Tarapoto; and as an active member of the CIAP ceramic lab involving associations of artesans from the highlands of Ayacucho in Lurin and Vitarte.
Through these projects, he has become trained in-depth in the use of local materials and traditional practices of pottery in Perú giving him a wide knowledge of ancestral techniques and firings.
Internationally, he has worked and exhibited in Spain and Belgium since 2000. He was a teacher of ceremics at Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima for 8 years and has taught at the National School of Arts in Lima.
If you have any questions, just send us an email.
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