with Dobány Sándor

2 - 6 May, 2022
course fee: 225,000 huf.


An opportunity to work with one of Hungary's leading porcelain artists.

Participants will have the opportunity to make their own designs on ready fired porcelain objects.

For 16 years Sándor worked in the world famous Zsolnay Factory in Pécs as a plaster mould maker. Being close to the traditional Zsolnay ceramics pieces had a great effect on his thinking. He studied the art of painting and sculpture through self-education. Since the end of the 90s he has been less interested in the function of porcelain objects, but has been fascinated by the connection of form and its decoration.

Dobany creates his own unique works ranging from tea and coffee sets, dinner services, individual decorative pieces and architectural details.

Since 1999, he regularly designs for the Zsolnay Factory. From 2008 to 2010 he was guest teacher at the ceramics department of Glasgow School of Art. In 2011 he was elected a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. 

Együttműködés lehetősége Magyarország egyik vezető porcelánművészével.

A résztvevőknek lehetőségük lesz készen elkészíteni a kész égetett porcelán tárgyakat.

Sándor 16 évig a világhírű pécsi Zsolnay Gyárban dolgozott gipszformakészítőként. A hagyományos Zsolnay kerámia darabok közelsége nagy hatással volt gondolkodására. A festészet és a szobrászat művészetét önképzéssel tanulmányozta. A 90-es évek vége óta kevésbé érdekli őt a porcelán tárgyak működése, de a forma és annak díszítése összekapcsolja.

Dobany saját egyedi munkáit készíti, kezdve a tea- és kávékészletektől, a vacsoráktól, az egyes dekorációs daraboktól és az építészeti részletekig.

1999 óta rendszeresen tervez a Zsolnay Gyárban. 2008 és 2010 között vendégtanár volt a Glasgow Művészeti Iskola kerámia szakán. 2011-ben a Nemzetközi Kerámia Akadémia tagjává választották.


During the course participants will learn:

Design techniques.
Preparation of china paint.
Various painting techniques.

The workshop language will be Hungarian and English.


Accommodation in a single room.
Teaching fee.
Materials and any firings you need for the course.
24 hour access to the studio.


Please complete the online booking form



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.


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.

Kecskeméti Kortárs Művészeti Műhelyek

Kecskemét Contemporary Art Studios


Kápolna u.11,
Kecskemét 6000

+36 76 486867


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