Gabriella Kuzsel

Gabriella Kuzsel is a ceramist and teacher
specialising in modelling, mouldmaking and slip casting porcelain. She works for commission, designing moulds and finished works for individuals and production while producing her own distinctive pieces for exhibition. She is a lecturer in the University of West Hungary where she specialises in ceramic design.



On the course you will learn the process of design, creating the original model from plaster and making the moulds ready for slip casting or press moulding.

Please come prepared with ideas and sketches for what you plan to make during the course. Gabi will then advise on the most appropriate ways to achieve your idea. You can also bring the actual object if you have already made it.

Gabi does not want to give you a uniform theme for your moulds. With everyone working on their own ideas then you will all learn from each other as well. It is likely that everyone on the course will have different experience of plaster working. You all know your own knowledge and speed at which you work. Above all be flexible with your plans and open to suggestions. Also be realistic of what is achievable in the time you have. So bring your drawings and sketches and Gabi will guide you through the process.

You will be introduced to Gabi’s design and making techniques and the different types of moulds - single piece, two part, multiple parts etc. she uses. She will demonstrate ways of mixing plaster, designing in 3D and carving your models from plaster. Techniques for multi part mouldmaking will be demonstrated and you will construct your moulds using these techniques.

  • Participants should 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 225.000 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.

Refund Policy
Participants may 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 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.

Kuzsel Gabriella


2020. július 20 - 24

Kuzsel Gabriella kerámikus iparművész és tanár, aki saját alkotásainak többségét porcelánból készíti. Tervezésre, az eredeti forma mintázására, negatív illetve sokszorosító formák, és öntési eljárással készült porcelán tárgyak készítésére szakosodott. Megbízásra gyakran készít gipsz berendezéseket, egyedi és sorozatgyártott termékekhez egyaránt. Előadó a Nyugat Magyarországi Egyetem Alkalmazott Művészeti karán, ahol a szilikát anyagok (kerámia, porcelán) területén alkalmazott tervezést és kivitelezést oktat.

A kurzuson résztvevők megismerhetik a mintadarab és negatív forma tervezésének és elkészítésének folyamatát. Ezt gyakorlatban alkalmazva,a jelenlévők maguk is elkészítik az öntési, illetve préselési eljáráshoz szükséges gipszformáikat.

Kérjük jöjjön felkészülten, előre kigondolt tervekkel, vázlatokkal a tárgyról, amit el szeretne készíteni . Gabriella ezek ismeretében segít kiválasztani a legmegfelelőbb módot a forma elkészítéséhez. Hozhat akár egy már létező tárgyat, amelyről a sokszorosító formát készíti.

Előreláthatóan érkezéskor mindenki más tapasztalattal bír a gipszmegmunkálás terén, más tudásszinttel és eltérő munkabírással, ezért elsősorban legyen rugalmas és nyitott az új ötletekre, javaslatokra, illetve legyen tudatában az időnek, amellyel gazdálkodhat. Szóval kérjük hozza saját elképzeléseit és Gabriella majd segít az elkészítés folyamatában.

Az első napon betekintést nyerhet Gabriella tervezési és kivitelezési módszereibe melyeket saját alkotói folyamatai során használ. Megismerheti a különböző sokszorosítóforma típusokat : egy darabos, két darabos, bonyolultabb, összetett forma stb., a gipszkeverés, a formatervezés és a formázás különböző technikáit, az összetett formák készítését. Majd a kurzus során ezeket az eljárásokat használva a résztvevők is elkészíthetik saját formáikat.


20 - 24 July, 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 HUF per course.

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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.


please email:
Steve Mattison, International Contact

Havasi Andrea,
Magyar kapcsolat
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