Maria Geszler-Garzuly completed her studies at the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Budapest in 1965. She worked as an industrial designer between 1966 and 1980, setting up her own studio in 1975. Her work is award-winning and can be found in museums and collections around the world. Her competent teaching style is appreciated by the students of workshops, seminars and symposia around the world.
"Writing - a multitude of signs.
Writing - the V formation of a flock of birds, the particular drawings of foliage, our hands touching on doors, on latches, the mark of our feet in the earth. Trains write railway lines, the chimneys of factories breath smoke-forms, the trees of gardens whisper green humidity - I write my life in clay"
Maria’s poetic approach, her sense of humor and her extensive experience make each of her workshops an unforgettable experience.
"They say the world around us is getting poorer 'verbally', the communicative space of written and readable texts are more and more replaced by noises, voices, whispers , screams and music. But the winner is always the visual language. Everything is filled with images. I live in the intoxication of the spectacle - the highway is not the road for me, but the scenery of meadows and forests. I am fascinated by the sky and the vapour trails of airplanes, and large graffiti melting away "like grief on the walls of houses". I see images behind all the written and heard words - this is how I became a ceramic artist and fell in love with photography, and also the transmitting, conversation of pictures to the ceramic surface."
A diary is one of the most beautiful, and most intimate objects : we will create a book made of clay and porcelain, which contains pictures, writings, notes, pressed leaves, personal secrets.
A diary is like holding our whole life, our destiny in our hands. The concrete implementation of this idea would be to create books - open, closed, with a page turned - filled with our pictures, writings and photos. Different solutions and techniques with screen printing will help us to achieve this.
Starting from your own photographs, sketches and drawings learn about various image transfer techniques to use on clay.
You will print on wet clay slabs and build them into objects inspired by the theme “Diary”. We will make objects to decorate and embellish.
You will learn how to produce the stencils for screen-printing in the dark room. You will learn to use stoneware, porcelain and coloured slip, and the work will be fired.
The workshop language can be English, Hungarian and German.
COURSE FEE INCLUDES
Accommodation in a single room.
Materials and any firings you need for the course.
24 hour access to the studio.
REGISTER FOR THE COURSE
Please complete the online booking form
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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.
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.
PREPARATION FOR THE COURSE
Participants should bring with them their small personal hand tools. Remember to pack them in your stowed luggage not in hand luggage for flying.
Notebook, or sketch pad and pencil for developing ideas.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.