Here are some images of the Mondial Tournianti (international throwing Tournament) and the Argilla (clay) Festival which takes over the Italian town of Faenza.
The tournament consists of 3 parts: Aesthetics, Tallest Cylinder, Widest Bowl
Each contestant is given 7,8 or 9 kilos of smooth red terra cotta earthenware. The weight is determined each year so as to create a hinderance to strategy. For each of the 3 parts one has 30 minutes to throw, acquiring points for the centimeters each was able to stretch the clay form. The aesthetic part is determined by judges.
The next festival will be September 2020….who wants to join me?