Residential Mastercourses in a range of ceramic techniques and processes for beginners, experienced and professional ceramists.
Our programme gives the opportunity to learn in a mutually supportive environment with experienced teachers, working with a full range of clays and kilns - from raku, high temperature gas and electric to woodfiring kilns for ash and saltglaze.
For more details on each program please click on the program image below. Some details are still to be confirmed and will be available shortly. Places available are limited so it advisable to apply early.
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.
Starting from your own photographs, sketches and drawings you will print on wet clay slabs and build them into objects inspired by the theme “Diary”.
Make and fire your own work in our Super-E woodfired kiln under the guidance of studio expert Enikő Kontor.
The schedule gives you three days of making your work before bisque firing followed by glazing, packing and firing the SuperE.
This course will introduce different techniques for throwing on the wheel and using slips as an expressive textured surface.
Korongozás és kreatív engobe technikàk alkalmazása:
A pillanat időtlensége, experimentàlis felületkísérletek korongozott tàrgyakon.
The major elements in the creation of porcelain slip cast objects. Participants will learn the process of design, creating the original model from plaster and making the moulds, slip casting, and to have one high fire porcelain kiln with some of the finished works in at the end of the course.
“During almost 30 years I developed my unique strip-shaped objects, from the first spiral sculptures to the platters and bowls. What is very different in my way, to compare with a traditional way of ceramic making, is that I start with the colour, and when I make the shape, the colour is already there with it’s beautiful surface and structure”
Participants will have the opportunity to make their own moulds with guidance and tuition from this master, learning techniques and processes that make the European porcelain tradition the pinnacle of the porcelain arts.
Courses in 2022
Sledging, or profiling, is a modelling technique with huge potential. Sledging describes the act of dragging a profile through wet plaster and is, essentially, extruding with plaster. Success lies in the simplicity of sledging, which relies on the preparation of templates and tools that allow you to form the plaster
On the course you will create an original model from plaster and making the moulds ready for slipcasting or press moulding. Bring your drawings and sketches and Gabi will guide you through the process of moulds - single piece, two part, multiple parts etc.
Course dates to be confirmed
My approach is experimental and observational and together we shall work with techniques that enable you not just to observe the creation of work that is in the style of ‘Eddie Curtis’ but to inspire a way of working that helps you to create vessels, containers and/or sculptures with a singular identity of their own.
Photos from past courses are on our facebook page.
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