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Workshop on parchment and manuscript inks at Cisterna d’Asti, Italy
11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
Dentro lo scriptorium
workshop on parchment, inks and calligraphy
11th-12th May 2019
Cisterna d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Two days to discover materials and tools used in medieval scriptoria: from parchment-making to ink making process, we’ll learn how amanuenses prepared and wrote on vellum, remaking and using tools and writing materials.
In the two-days workshop there will be introductive lectures and hands-on experiences.
During the first day, we will go through paper making process, prepare irongall ink and red pigment using historical recipes.
In the second day we will make reed pens and quills. Using all the materials and tools made during the workshop we will practice Uncial, the script used in Latin and Byzantine codices made between 8th and 13th century, like Rossano Gospels.
This workshop is for everyone passionate about calligraphy, Middle Ages and History that wants to experiment and learn about techniques and materials through hands-on experiences.
This learning-by-doing experience can be useful to students and professionals in the following fields: Medieval History, Palaeography, Codicology, Library Science, Book and Paper Conservation.
After completing her B.Sc. at Tuscia University (Viterbo, Italy) with a dissertation in irongall inks, in 201o she’s between the first students to enter the School of High Formation a the ICRCPAL, Rome. She researchs and teaches, both in Rome and Spoleto, parchment-making historical techniques. Based in Bologna, she works as a freelance conservator throughout Italy, working on ancient writing supports such as vellum and papyrus.
He discovers calligraphy as a child and has been researching and practicing this art for over 50 years. In the 90s he’s been between the first members of the calligraphy association based in Turin, Italy. He’s continuosly experimenting on sign, ink making, creating both traditional and innovative writing tools. He’s the resident calligraphy teacher at Officina della Scrittura.
Duration & Informations
When: sat-sun 11th-12th May 2019
Where: at Cisterna d’Asti, in a house-workshop located in Roero hills.
Workshop price is 260,00 € including materials, hands-out, homemade lunches for both Saturday and Sunday during the workshop.
Workshop will take place with a minimun of 6 participants
and a maximum of 12.
Enrollment is confirmed with a downpayment of 100,00 € credited using one of these methods:
Closing date: 8th May 2019