We are delighted that master potter Tim Andrews joins us again in 2020. Tim is known internationally for his distinctive raku pottery and for his book ‘Raku‘ a comprehensive overview of this technique covering the history, clay types and firing of raku, as well as the glazes, techniques and reduction processes.
Tim Andrews is one of the UK's best known makers of raku, producing strong sculptural forms with considerable technical command and knowledge. Smoke-fired, his pieces are both thrown and handbuilt, his palette generally confined to black and white or understated colour clips. Andrews’ pieces include vessel-based forms (bottles, jars and pedestal bowls) as well as purely sculptural pieces. There is a rich linear rhythm about much of his decorations, offset by the crackle and smoky qualities achieved in firing.
Tim Andrews was apprenticed to David Leach in Devon before attending nearby Dartington Pottery Training Workshop and eventually returning to share Leach’s studio.
During this exciting course, for the first three days you will concentrate on clay work, making finishing, burnishing using porcelain slip and terra sigillata. The second half of the pottery course will concentrate on glazing, decorating and firing techniques with particular emphasis on using naked raku.
During the week Tim will also demonstrate some of his throwing techniques which you can also experiment with. Some of the processes you will be using are relatively slow: applying and burnishing slips for example – and especially the ‘naked raku’ which requires more glazing time.
You are also encouraged to bring three or four of your own bisque-fired pieces with you to glaze and fire. It may not be possible to fire all your pieces during the course but we will raku as many pieces as we can in the time available.
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
▶ 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 for developing ideas.
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.