Gabriella Kuzsel is a ceramist and teacher
specialising in modelling, mouldmaking 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.
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.
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.
You will be introduced to Gabi’s design and making techniques and the different types of moulds - single piece, two part, multiple parts etc. she uses. She will demonstrate ways of mixing plaster, designing in 3D and carving your models from plaster. Techniques for multi part mouldmaking will be demonstrated and you will construct your moulds using these techniques.
COURSE FEE INCLUDES
Accommodation in a single room.
Materials and any firings you need for the course.
24 hour access to the studio.
We have a limited number of rooms with private shower and WC at a supplement cost of 24,000 huf.
REGISTER FOR THE COURSE
Please complete the online booking form
▶ BOOK FOR THE MASTERCOURSE
A 50% deposit is required upon acceptance 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.
PREPARATION FOR THE COURSE
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.
Participants should bring the following tools required for the casting and forming the plaster:
▶ PLEASE DOWNLOAD TOOLS LIST HERE
The workshop language will be English and Hungarian.
Accommodation is in single rooms 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.
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.
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.