with Daniel Boyle

Danel Boyle-lal

course fee: 550,000 HUF.


A 10 day course to explore using vibrant slips and ash glazes. The first days will be making work by throwing or handbuilding followed by unconventional firing processes to enrich your surfaces. The firing process leaves its mark on the work, developing textures and movement within the fluid glaze, producing unique surfaces.

Egy 10 napos tanfolyam az élénk masszák és hamumázak használatának felfedezésére. Az első napokon korongozással vagy kézi építéssel készítünk tárgyakat, majd szokatlan égetési eljárásokkal gazdagítjuk a felületeket. Az égetési folyamat nyomot hagy a munkán, textúrákat és mozgást ad a folyékony mázban, egyedi felületeket létrehozva.

Daniel makes one-off thrown salt and ash glazed stoneware. He explores unconventional firing processes to enrich his thrown pots, which are contemporary and individual. Vibrant slips and ash glazes are used which encourage the firing process to leave its mark on the ware, developing textures and movement within the fluid glaze, producing unique works to be explored beyond their surface.

My fascination with experimental and unconventional firing techniques has never gone away and I now salt fire in a combination of purpose-built and recycled kilns. At the moment, I am firing a radically modified 1970s Cromartie electric kiln, now running on gas – pushing the boundaries of traditional salt glaze to enrich my pots. Vibrant slips and ash glazes are applied in multiple layers to encourage the firing process to leave its mark on the ware


Daniel egyszer-készített só- és hamumázas kőedényeket készít. Szokatlan égetési eljárásokat fedez fel, hogy gazdagítsa korongozott edényeit, amelyek kortársak és egyediek. Élénk színű folyékony masszák és hamumázak kerülnek fel rétegekben, amelyek arra ösztönzik az égetési folyamatot, hogy nyomot hagyjon a kész terméken, textúrákat és mozgást kialakítva a folyékony mázban. Ezzel egyedi műveket hoz létre, amelyeket a felületükön túl is lehet vizsgálni.

“A kísérleti és szokatlan égetési technikák iránti rajongásom soha nem szűnt meg, és ma már célzottan megépített és újrahasznált kemencék kombinációjában égetem a sómázas termékeimet. Jelenleg egy radikálisan átalakított, 1970-es évekbeli Cromartie elektromos kemencében égetek, amely most gázzal működik - a hagyományos sómázzal történő égetés határait feszegetve gazdagítom edényeimet. Az élénk színű engóbok és hamumázak több rétegben kerülnek fel, hogy az égetési folyamat nyomot hagyjon a tárgyakon.”


● 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. Basic tools are availabe to buy in the studio.
Notebook, or sketch pad and pencil.

The workshop language will be English.


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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