with Gabriella Kuzsel

Kuzsel Gabriellával

29 August - 2 September, 2023
course fee: 350,000 huf.


On the course you will learn the process of design, creating the original model from plaster and making the moulds ready for slip casting or press moulding.

You will be introduced to Gabi’s design and making techniques and the different types of moulds you can create using the plaster wheel - single piece, two part, multiple parts etc.

She will demonstrate ways of mixing plaster, designing in 3D and carving your original models from plaster. Techniques for multi part mould-making and crack moulds will be demonstrated and you will construct your moulds using these techniques.

The workshop language will be English and Hungarian.

A tanfolyamon megtanulod a tervezés folyamatát, az eredeti gipszmodell- és az öntéshez vagy préseléshez használt öntőformák elkészítését.

Megismerkedhetsz Gabi tervezési és alkotói technikáival, valamint a gipszkorongon készíthető különböző típusú (egyrészes, kétrészes, többrészes) öntőformákkal.

Gabi bemutatja a gipsz keverésének módjait, a 3D-s tervezést, az eredeti modellek gipszből való kifaragását, a többrészes- és a repesztett formakészítési technikákat..

Please come prepared with ideas and sketches for what you plan to make during the course. Gabi will then advise on the most appropriate ways to achieve your idea. You can also bring the actual object if you have already made it.

Gabi does not want to give you a uniform theme for your moulds. With everyone working on their own ideas then you will all learn from each other as well. It is likely that everyone on the course will have different experience of plaster working. You all know your own knowledge and speed at which you work. Above all be flexible with your plans and open to suggestions. Also be realistic of what is achievable in the time you have. So bring your drawings and sketches and Gabi will guide you through the process.

Gabriella Kuzsel is a ceramist and teacher specialising in modelling, mould-making and slip casting porcelain. She works for commission, designing moulds and finished works for individuals and production while producing her own distinctive pieces for exhibition. She is a lecturer in the University of West Hungary where she specialises in ceramic design.


Kérjük, hogy a tanfolyamra konkrét ötletekkel és vázlatokkal érkezz. Gabi tanácsot ad és segít az elképzelés megvalósításában. Ha már van kész modelled, azt is elhozhatod.

A tanfolyamon nem lesz egységes témaválasztás, mindenki a saját ötletén dolgozik, így mindannyian tanulhattok egymástól is. Mindenkinek más-más tapasztalata lesz a gipsz megmunkálásában, eltérő lesz a szakmai tudásotok és a munkátok sebessége. Legyetek rugalmasak a terveiteket illetően és mérjétek fel, mi az, ami a rendelkezésre álló idő alatt megvalósítható. A rajzok és vázlatok alapján Gabi végigkísér benneteket a teljes alkotási folyamaton.

Kuzsel Gabriella keramikus és tanár, szakterülete a modellezés, a formakészítés és a porcelán-öntés. Megrendelésre dolgozik, öntőformákat és kész műveket tervez magánszemélyek és szervezetek számára, miközben saját, jellegzetes darabjait készíti kiállításokra. A Nyugat-Magyarországi Egyetem oktatója, kerámiatervezéssel foglalkozik.


● 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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