with Julia Feld (USA)

Julia Feld-del

25 - 30 October, 2023
course fee: 400,000 HUF.


On this course you will learn how she paints on clay with underglazes and creates her wonderful illusion of reality.

Julia Feld has developed a highly personal style that incorporates narrative painting and ceramic sculpture in one work of art. All her work is hand-built and hand-painted with underglazes.

If you are able to bring a small bisque-fired piece(s) that can be used for underglaze decoration, that would be great. (You will be able to work on it if we have time at the end of the workshop each day. 

Please bring the following:
Small fine brushes of multiple sizes. Any brushes with stiff but fine bristles will work.
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sketchbook to take notes and do preliminary sketches, reference material for drawings; (it’s always easier to draw (copy) if you have something to look at.)
Small plastic palette to mix colors, foam for supporting your pieces if necessary.


A tanfolyamon elleshető, hogyan fest Julia agyagra máz alatti festéssel, és hogyan hozza létre a valóság csodálatos illúzióját.

Julia Feld egy nagyon személyes stílust alakított ki, amely a narratív festészetet és a kerámiaszobrászatot egy műalkotásban egyesíti. Minden munkája kézzel épített és kézzel festett.

"In my creative process I explore the relationship between sculptural form and the surface treatment and integrate the idea of interchangeability between a flat image and the three-dimensionality of sculpture. My sculptures convey the inner-world of a person – a world remembered or imagined from the past; a world of a dream, or a nightmare; a world of unfulfilled expectations.

All my work is an attempt to deal with psychological issues and explore emotions and feelings in depth. I am interested in examining the entity of the form during the process of transitioning from one realm to the other, from one stage of development to the next one."

Julia Feld was born and raised in Russia where she studied chemistry and developmental psychology. After moving to the USA, she resumed her education; studied design, drawing, painting and discovered that clay was the medium that she was searching for to implement her ideas about the three-dimensional world.

“Az alkotás folyamán a szobrászati forma és a felületkezelés közötti kapcsolatot vizsgálom és integrálom a sík kép és a szobrászat háromdimenziós jellegének felcserélhetőségének gondolatát. Szobraim az ember belső világát közvetítik - egy múltbeli vagy elképzelt világot; egy álom vagy rémálom világát; a beteljesületlen elvárások világát.

Minden munkám kísérlet arra, hogy pszichológiai kérdésekkel foglalkozzak, és mélyrehatóan vizsgáljam az érzelmeket és érzéseket. A forma egységének vizsgálata érdekel, a fejlődés egyik szakaszából a következőbe való átmenet folyamán.”

Julia Feld Oroszországban született és nőtt fel, ahol kémiát és fejlődéslélektant hallgatott. Miután az Egyesült Államokba költözött, folytatta tanulmányait; formatervezést, rajzot, festészetet tanult, felfedezte, hogy az agyag az a médium, amelyet a háromdimenziós világról alkotott elképzelései megvalósításához keresett.

We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorhip of AMACO for the colours used for this course.


● 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.

The workshop language will be English.


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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