18 - 22 September

Course fee:
150.000 ft.
(Hungarian Forint)


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Information and application form
please email:
Steve Mattison, International Contact

Havasi Andrea,
Magyar kapcsolat
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Simon Zsolt József

My life is movement.

If somebody watches me during sculpturing he or she says it looks like massage or a dance with clay.

When I teach movement or I do movement, I feel like sculpturing with the space around me.
To press, to release, to form.

My paintings, drawings and sculptures are movement studies without real forms. I didn’t want to catch the forms but the process of forming. Not the fruit or the flower, which are always changing and growing but the growth and change itself, which will form the material once.

The movements in the drawings, sculptures and paintings rather touch the material than really form it. They are coming and suddenly disappearing.

I am trying to reserve the experience of easy and light forming before stucking in material.


The purpose of the workshop is to understand and utilize the opportunities for shaping forms inherent in molding errors. We will learn how to prepare a multi-part plaster molding form, which allows us to shape the internal and external forms of the final object.

  • The workshop begins with a screening of projections, the first part of which consists of the presentation of Zsolt József Simon's works, allowing us to observe and understand this special molding procedure.
  • The second half of the screening will demonstrate the creation of a specific item from the beginning to the final stages.
  • Participants begin working on their individual plans or based on one of Zsolt's items, through individual consultation, before everyone starts creating their own plaster form.
  • All participants will create a different form, allowing us to learn from each other's work.
  • We will go through the entire process from mixing the plaster, sawing, sanding and assembling the plaster form all the way to the porcelain casting.
  • Participants must bring the following tools required for the casting and forming the plaster: download here

The workshop language will be Hungarian and English.


Included in the fee for this course are clay and firing costs.

  • Participants should bring with them their small personal hand tools. Remember to pack them in your stowed luggage not in hand luggage for flying. We can provide a basic tool kit for purchase if you need.
  • Notebook, or sketch pad and pencil.
  • Overall/apron.
Workshop /Mastercourse fee
The workshop fee is 150.000 Hungarian Forints (HUF).

Fees for the masterclass include

  • Your accommodation in a single room with shared bathroom on a self catering basis.
  • The basic materials and firings you will need for your course. (Extra materials may be purchased if you wish to make additional work.)
  • Teaching fee.
  • 24 hour access to your studio.

A 50% deposit is required upon acceptance to secure your place on the course. The balance may either be paid in advance or in cash on arrival at the studio. It may be possible for you to make applications to arts councils and funding organisations in your home country to attend the course. We will help you in any way we can with any applications for funding you make.

Accommodation is in single rooms with shared bathroom and WC. Rooms are simply furnished with bed, desk, chairs, wardrobe and cupboard and supplied with clean bed-linen, pillows and towels. Artists have the use of modern, fully equipped kitchens with shared refrigerators, cookers and microwave ovens. All cups, plates, cooking pots, saucepans and cutlery is provided. There are spacious lounges and dining rooms. All accommodation is self catering.

We have an extensive library of ceramic books and magazines as well as other art publications. There is wi-fi internet access in most areas. There is also a laundry facility with washers and dryer.

En-suite accommodation
We have a limited number of single en-suite rooms with their own shower and WC. If you require a single room with a private bathroom there is a supplement cost of 24,000 HUF for the course.

Studio materials and equipment
We have all the usual studio equipmen - slabrollers, electric and kick wheels, extruders, pugmills, ballmills etc. and we have 9 electric kilns of varying sizes, three gas kilns (firing to 1400c for porcelain), 4 wood-fired kilns, with one for saltglaze, and raku kilns.

All participants must be insured for medical and personal liability for the duration of their masterclass at ICS.
For EU citzens - please bring your EU Healthcard.
During the work period the ICS may document and publish the work of the artist in publications or on the ICS website.
ICS cannot offer storage for any artist’s works after the masterclass is completed.

Simon Zsolt József

2017. szeptember 18-22

A workshop célja, hogy megértsük és alkalmazni tudjuk az öntési hibákban rejlő, formaalakításra alkalmas lehetőségeket. Megtanuljuk, hogyan készítsünk sok darabból álló gipsz öntőformát, amellyel a kész tárgy belső és külső formáit is tudjuk alakítani.

A workshopot vetítéssel kezdjük, amelynek első részében Simon Zsolt József munkáinak, és egyben a speciális öntési eljárásnak fejlődését figyeljük, értjük meg. A vetítés második részében egy konkrét tárgy készítését mutatjuk be a kezdetektől a kész állapotig.

A munkát a résztvevők saját tervek, vagy Zsolt egyik tárgyának alapján, egyéni konzultáció segítségével kezdik, majd mindenki elkészítheti a saját gipszformáját. Mindenki más formát készít, így egymás munkáiból is tanulunk. Végighaladunk gipszkeveréstől, fűrészelésen, csiszoláson át a gipszforma összeállításáig, és a porcelán öntésig.

A részvevőknek a következő, a gipsz formázásához és az öntéshez szükséges eszközöket kell magukkal hozniuk: download




Evening working – The studios will be available if you wish to continue making items, though these sessions will not be taught. Additional materials to those provided by the course may be purchased from the technicians.

The tutor instructs students in health and safety issues relevant to this course. Students may work unsupervised on agreed projects once they have satisfied the tutor as to their competence. There may be restrictions on the equipment available to students in the tutor’s absence.



Information and application form please email:
Steve Mattison, International Contact

Havasi Andrea, Magyar kapcsolat
Ha magyar nyelven kíván emailt küldeni, cimezze




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