WOODFIRING IN THE SUPER E
Kontor Enikő
(Hungary)

Come and fire your work in our Super E woodfired kiln. Bring your own work to be fired under the guidance of Enikő Kontor.

Rustic surfaces, non-standard yet simple forms characterise the works of Hungarian ceramic artist Enikő Kontor. From her hands, romantic objects suggestive of nature are created, as well as modern, unusual works.

Since graduating from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2010, she has made ceramics everyday and she is known for her vases and domestic ware, all usually fired in the wood kilns at the International Ceramics Studio.

Her work is modest yet monumental in form with rustic surfaces rich in patina, captivate with their naturalness and the wonderful earth colors with which she works. But besides that, it is perhaps her enthusiasm that is even more captivating.

"I like many things. I like the smell of lavender and rose, for example, and I like to make my jam taste special. I love colorful knitted socks and patterned shawls. I like to get to know and understand people so that I can love them. I like to survive the summer heat and watch the winter out the window. I love living in the position of a snowman or even a centipede. I love the theatrical things, the generosity and the monumentality within 10 centimeters. I like to die a little bit in everything so I can be resurrected. But what I like best about it is that the clay is silent, and yet it can tell all that… ”

COURSE CONTENT

During the course participants will learn:

  • Glazing.
  • Preparation and packing of the woodfired kiln.
  • Firing of the kiln.

The workshop language will be Hungarian / English.

MATERIALS AND PREPARATION FOR THE COURSE

  • Participants should bring with them bisque fired pots (fired to around 960c. Pots can be made of stoneware or porcelain clays capable of 1300c temperature. Bring about 10 - 15 pieces around max of 25cms tall. We cannot guarantee that every piece can be fired depening on the kiln pack.
  • Notebook, or sketch pad and pencil.
  • Overall/apron.

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.
  • 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.

Refund Policy
Participants will have fifty per cent of the deposit refunded provided that we are notified 30 days before the start of the course. No refunds of deposits can be made after this deadline. If we have to replace the course leader for any reason we guarantee the course will be held by a teach-er of similar qualification. You may choose to participate in the course or transfer the deposit to another course of your choice. If none of these options are to your satisfaction your full deposit will be refunded.

Accommodation
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.

Conditions
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.


27 October - 2 November, 2020

Course fee:
225.000 ft.
(Hungarian Forint)

It includes accommodation in a single room (self catering) with shared facilities, teaching fee and materials you need for the course.
We have a limited number of rooms with private shower and WC at a supplement cost of 24,000.

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BOOK FOR THE MASTERCOURSE

 


 


PROVISIONAL COURSE TIMETABLE

Day 1
10.00 - 10.30 Introduction to the course.
10.30 - 12.00 Glazing
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Glazing
19.00 Enikő Kontor presentation

Day 2
09.00 - 12.00 Glazing
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Preparing kiln

Day 3
09.00 - 12.00 Packing kiln
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Packing kiln

Day 4
Firing the Super E

Day 5
Firing the Super E

Day 6
Cooling
Free day to visit museums etc.

Day 7
Unpacking and appraisal of the works.

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
please email:
Steve Mattison, International Contact
icshu@me.com

informátió:
Havasi Andrea,
Magyar kapcsolat
Ha magyar nyelven kíván emailt küldeni, cimezze
icshu@t-online.hu

 

 

   
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