EXHIBITIONS
AND
ARTIST CATALOGUES

The International Ceramics Studio organise exhibitions in our Kápolna Gallery as well as touring exhibitions from our collection.  


KÁPOLNA GALÉRIA
KÁPOLNA U.13., KECSKEMÉT 6000

We produce high quality catalogues for many of our exhibitions and a series of folders each year featuring leading and upcoming Hungarian ceramists and selected international artists. The folders also feature our annual symposium exhibitions.

From 2022 we produce yearbooks featuring all of our events and exhibitions. 

Follow the links below to view and download pdf versions of our printed material. More will be added in the future.

Photos of our exhibitions are posted on our Facebook page.

Kápolna Galéria Exhibitions and events

NÖK A GYÁRBAN
WOMEN IN THE FACTORY

The exhibition will present the works of female Hungarian factory designers whose designs and products have been commercially available in small, medium or large-scale production. In addition to the products of the three leading Hungarian-owned porcelain manufactories - Herendi Porcelain Manufactory, Zsolnay Porcelain Manufactory and Hollóházi Porcelain Manufactory - the French-owned Degrenne Group, which operates the Alföld Porcelain Factory, and two world-famous foreign porcelain factories - Vista Alegre from Portugal and Lladró from Spain - will be on display.
Demonstrating the versatility of porcelain, we exhibit home furnishings (vases, lamps, ornaments), tableware and porcelain jewellery.

We have invited contemporary, progressive artists to the exhibition, who can be rightly described as "Hungarian ingenuity", whose creativity and innovative spirit has found its way beyond the limits of serial production and factory design. The DNA in the objects is not only characteristic of the individual manufacturers, but also the personalities of the creators.

Exhibiting artists: Pálma Babos, Erika Éles-Varga, Ágnes Hegedűs, Katalin Herter, Eszter Imre, Regina Kaintz, Etelka Meixner-Hegyi, Judit Savanyú, Erika Sütő

Exhibition opening: Thursday, 30th of May 2024 at 5pm
Opening by: Rita Mária Halasi design specialist, research and innovation manager
Exhibition opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, from 14.00 to 18.00 until 15th June 2024.

Antal Pázmándi

HÓDOLAT A STÚDIÓNAK
TRIBUTE TO THE STUDIO

"Pázmándi's works are not to be explained, but to be seen and to wander in them mindfully. For me, this is the magic of his works. But it could also be that his ancestors forgot to tell something and now he wants to make up for it, with his constant work, his enigmatic ceramic sculptures."
/János Probstner/

Exhibition opening: Thursday, 9th of May 2024 at 17.00
Opening by: Dr. Gábor Farkas DLA, Ybl - and Prima Primissima - award-winning architect
Exhibition opening: until 25th May 2024.

Mimi Kókai

KÉZZELFOGHATÓ TÁVOLSÁGAIM
MY TANGIBLE DISTANCES

"In ’My Tangible Distances’ I am searching for one moment of fulfilment that I want to cherish…
The reason is for that, this one moment will give a purpose of my existence while I am passing through life." - Mimi Kókai

Exhibition opening: Thursday, 18th of April 2024 at 17.00
Opening by: Balázs Feledy art critic
In cooperation with: Borbála Orbán performer and Enikő Nagy dance artist
Exhibition opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, from 14.00 to 18.00 until 4th May

Radics Márta 

KORTÁRS KÖZELÍTÉSEK
CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES

Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

The second show of "CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES" presents the work of Márta Radics.
The series offers an insight into the work of the International Ceramics Symposium 2023, organised at the International Ceramics Studio. Last year's symposium, themed "Roots" was organised with the cooperation and support of the Budapest Museum of Ethnography, and the organisers invited the artists to draw inspiration from the Museum's ceramics collection and to reflect on it in some way with their contemporary works. The works of the seven participating artists can be seen in solo exhibitions every six weeks in the Kerámiatér of the Museum of Ethnography.
Further information about the '23 symposium:
http://icshu.org/symposium23.html

Exhibition tour: Wednesday, 17th of April 2024 at 16:30 with Radics Márta, artist, and Gartner Petra, museologist.
Museum of Ethnography (1146 Budapest, Dózsa György st. 35., Kerámiatér, -2. floor)
Tickets available click here

FÜGGELÉKEK
ATTACHMENTS
an International Ceramics Studio Collection exhibition

Our collection offers unusual solutions to the fundamental tension between the image and the object, or even to further heighten it. Breaking down the ideas of wall objects, some works that are clearly not intended for the wall and are not essentially hanging become appendages in the exhibition: tightly framed thoughts, emotions, surfaces, portraits, dolls, abstract structures, nature-inspired shapes, a corpus and a gun...
The act of placing on the wall keeps a distance from the recipient, who in most cases is „only” an observer and not a tactile enjoyer of the sight. The FÜGGELÉKEK’s artworks overrule this kind of generality, because ceramics, as a quality, as a material, is entirely tactile.

Opening: Thursday 28th March, 2024 at 17:00
Opening by: Novák Piroska design theorist and Applied Art Museum museologist.
Welcome by: Kontor Enikő ceramic artist
Exhibition open until: 13th April, 2024. Tuesday to Saturday, 14.00 - 18.00

Yearbooks and online catalogs

These catalogues are online flipbooks and can be downloaded as pdf files.

2021
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM catalogue

2020
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM catalogue

2018
LANDESCAPES Steve Mattison


2017
RAKU Exhibition catalogue
WOODFIRE NOW Exhibition catalogue

2016
QUOTES Pécs Exhibition catalogue

Exhibition leaflets

Artist leaflets

360 Virtual Exhibitions

We have been recording some of our exhibitions virtually and you can visit them here. Click on the link and the gallery will open for you to move around. We hope you enjoy them.

2021
ANIMAL FIGURES
Collection exhibition


DIPLOMA
Selected student diploma works



2020
9D - KONTOR ENIKŐ
Exhibition of new works

ROM - RUIN
Babos Pálma Exhibition


DOBÁNY SÁNDOR
New works exhibition

NEW WORKS 
Recent works added to the collection


INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS SYMPOSIUM
2020 Symposium exhibition

ÖSVÉNY - PATH
Zakar József exhibition


Articles in the Press

A SPECIAL PLACE
by Debra Sloan (Canada)

A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
by Craig Underhill (UK)

A RESIDENT'S DIARY
by John Tuckwell (Australia)

BASEMENT OF TREASURES
byTim Martin (UK)

KECSKEMÉT SYMPOSIUM
by Beatrijs van Rheeden (Dutch language)

Kecskeméti Kortárs Művészeti Műhelyek
NEMZETKÖZI KERÁMIA STÚDIÓ

Kecskemét Contemporary Art Studios
INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS STUDIO

Address:

Kápolna u.11,
Kecskemét 6000
Hungary

Phone:
+36 76 486867

Email:

Steve Mattison: icshu@me.com 
Erika Sütő: studiovezeto@kkmm.hu
NKS Office: icshu@t-online.hu

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