9.am The start of the tour of Benifallet. Meet at plaza in front of the spired parroqual church down to river to see the 'Benifallet panel' then walk toThe Safereig. We will discuss the techniques of the trencadis and mosaic used in the images. The Safereig is Decorated with recycled materials in the style of Guadi ,the 5 panels of trencadis and mosaic will be used as reference for the worshop. Using broken tiles and a variety of thrown ceramic tiles, cement and tile cutters you will be given a demonstration of how use the tools to create a souvenir panel. 10.30am Coffee at local bar, sit down and sketch an idea to put on panel. 11.00am Choose tile pieces and assemble in the Galeria de Benifallet, the artist's house.. 1.00pm Pack up the work. Finish
As an art student, I studied Gaudi´s life and work. I can say that I would have liked to know him and would have happily been one of his like-minded apprentices! Mostly his work is found in the Catalan capital of Barcelona. His greatest work and still ongoing is the stunning Sagrada Família. I am particularly fond of Park Güell one of the most impressive and fun public parks in the world. It is full of Gaudi´s trencadis´ work constructed from colourful waste ceramic pieces. I have a passion for recycling and this has provided me with much inspiration, allowing me to create public works of art. My work can be seen in Benifallet and Les Terres de lÉbre, showing the techniques of recycled, trencadis and mosaic. Now I would like to share, because you can too!
Sketch pad pencils. Gloves tile cutters trowels, bucket, cement and tiles.
The Safereig the wash rooms/ The stone work construction was restored traditionally 2009/2010 using the local ´limestone´. Five wall panels were rendered and left to receive mosaics to convey the how the building was used. What a great project! I was commissioned to do the work by the Benifallet Town council and I thoroughly enjoyed working in this wonderfully ´cool´ environment, throughout the summer of 2011.
Trencadis work like Gaudi.