with Alistair Danhieux (France)

Alistair Danhieux-val

dates in 2024 to be confirmed
course fee: 400,000 huf.


The aim of the workshop is to explore the technique of Naked Raku.

Through practical demonstrations and hands on work, you will go through all stages from construction to the final firing. You will use your preferred method of making for their pieces (hand-building, throwing, slab, etc.). We will then cover different methods of burnishing, preparation and application of decanted slip, preparation for the firing with different decoration techniques and finally, firing and post firing reduction.

The emphasis is on learning the technique rather than on production but participants will leave with enough experience to be able to continue creating beautiful pieces independently.

The workshop language will be English.

A workshop célja a “Naked Raku” technikájának megismerése.

Gyakorlati bemutatókon és munkán keresztül lesz megmutatva minden fázis, az építéstől az égetésig. A darabjaidhoz az általad preferált készítési módokat tudod majd használni (kézi építés, korongozás, lapépítés stb.). Ezután foglalkozunk a felület felcsiszolásának/polírozásának különböző módszereivel, a speciálisan bemért sűrű engobe massza előkészítésével és alkalmazásával, különböző díszítési technikákkal, végül pedig az égetéssel és az azt követő redukcióval.

A hangsúly inkább a technika elsajátításán, mintsem a gyártáson van, de a résztvevők elegendő tapasztalattal fognak távozni, hogy önállóan is képesek legyenek gyönyörű darabokat készíteni.

After completing his education in Britain, Alistair Danhieux decided to travel, first in Europe then in India and West Africa before finally settling in St Amand en Puisaye, in France in 2003. Here he made a new start working in ceramics.

He completed two long courses at the CNIFOP in St Amand, one of the most important Ceramic School in France, concentrating mainly on throwing. He continued his ceramics education exploring his own style, notably with the Naked Raku technique and in 2007 set out as a professional potter. Alistair exhibits his work at ceramics fairs and in galleries all over Europe.

Miután Nagy-Britanniában befejezte tanulmányait, Alistair Danhieux úgy döntött, hogy utazni fog, először Európában, majd Indiában és Nyugat-Afrikában, végül 2003-ban a franciaországi St Amand en Puisaye-ban telepedett le. Itt kezdett új életet kerámiaművészként.

Két hosszú tanfolyamot végzett a St Amand-i CNIFOP-ban, Franciaország legjelentősebb kerámiaiskolájában, ahol elsősorban a korongozásra koncentrált. Tanulmányait folytatva, felfedezte saját stílusát -nevezetesen a Naked Raku technikát - és 2007-ben hivatásos fazekasként kezdett dolgozni. Alistair Európa-szerte kiállítja munkáit kerámiavásárokon és galériákban.


● Accommodation in a single room.
● Teaching fee.
● Materials and any firings you need for the course.
● 24 hour access to the studio.
● Refreshments: Free drinks, tea, coffee, snacks and fresh fruit are available for all participants.

We have a limited number of rooms with private shower and WC at a supplement cost of 24,000 huf.



A 50% deposit is required within 14 days 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.


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.


Accommodation is in single bedrooms 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.


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.


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.

Kecskeméti Kortárs Művészeti Műhelyek

Kecskemét Contemporary Art Studios


Kápolna u.11,
Kecskemét 6000

+36 76 486867


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