Come and fire your work in our Super-E woodfired kiln. Bring your bisque fired work to be glazed and fired under the expert guidance of Enikő Kontor.
Rustic surfaces, non-standard yet simple forms characterise the works of Hungarian ceramic artist Enikő Kontor. From her hands, romantic objects suggestive of nature are created, as well as modern, unusual works.
Since graduating from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2010, she has made ceramics everyday and she is known for her vases and domestic ware, all usually fired in the wood kilns at the International Ceramics Studio.
Her work is modest yet monumental in form with rustic surfaces rich in patina, captivate with their naturalness and the wonderful earth colours with which she works. But besides that, it is perhaps her enthusiasm that is even more captivating.
"I like many things. I like the smell of lavender and rose, for example, and I like to make my jam taste special. I love colourful knitted socks and patterned shawls. I like to get to know and understand people so that I can love them. I like to survive the summer heat and watch the winter out the window. I love living in the position of a snowman or even a centipede. I love the theatrical things, the generosity and the monumentality within 10 centimetres. I like to die a little bit in everything so I can be resurrected. But what I like best about it is that the clay is silent, and yet it can tell all that… "
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There will be two days for glazing and packing the kiln, followed by a day of firing. After cooling the kiln can be unpacked and the results discussed - all under the expert guidance of Enikő.
During the course participants will learn:
Techniques surface glaze decoration.
Preparation and packing kiln.
Firing of the kiln.
The workshop language will be Hungarian and English.
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
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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.
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.