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Objects of Desire
an international ceramic symposium with masters
5th - 26th July, 2012

During the three week syposium, workshop participants wil create new works, share information and learn new techniques through the formal and informal sessions, discuss the advances and developments in this expanding field of ceramics through a series of presentations and lectures from all the participants.

The workshop will culminate in an exhibition of the work created during the symposium in the Museum of the International Ceramics Studio.


Featured Masters:

Paul Mathieu (Canada)

His work in ceramics uses function and decoration as concepts to explore the specificity of ceramics within art and culture. Altogether art, design, media and crafts, the works contest and subvert these categories to show their irrelevancy, ultimately.

Mathieu received an MFA from UCLA in 1987. He has taught ceramics at many college and university levels, including Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Since 1996, he has been teaching at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC. His work has been shown internationally and he has received many awards, including the "Grand Prix des Metiers d'Art" in 1985, the Chalmers Award in Crafts in 2000 and the Sadye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Crafts and the Governor General Award in Visual Arts in 2007.

Mathieu’s texts have been published by Studio Potter in the USA, Ceramics: Art and Perception in Australia, La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre in France, Keramieki Techni in Greece, and the national ceramics magazine of Israel, as well as Espace magazine, Artichoke and Contact in Canada.

He is the author of a book "Sexpots: Eroticism in Ceramics", recently published by A&C Black in England. It features erotic ceramics from the Neolithic to today with an emphasis on the work of upward to 100 contemporary artists from all over the world. He also recently completed a new book, an overview of the history of ceramics, with an emphasis on contemporary works. This book, "The Art of the Future: 14 essays on Ceramics", is available on his website at www.paulmathieu.ca/theartofthefuture/

 

He has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre in Canada, the Tama Art Studios in Machida, Japan and the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. Since the fall of 2003 he has made four separate stays at the San Bao International Ceramics Studio in Jingdezhen, China to research and realize new works. In 2009, he participated in an experimental design residency and symposium at the Hauguang Zibo Bone China Factory, in Shandong, China.

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His work is in numerous private and public collections including Musee du Quebec, Musee d'Art Contemporain, Musee des Beaux-Arts both in Montreal, and the Gardiner Museum for Ceramic Art in Toronto; Shigaraki in Japan; the Victoria and Albert Museum in England and the LA County Art Museum in California.

see Paul Mathieu's website. http://www.paulmathieu.ca/


Márta Nagy (Hungary)

Márta Nagy works within themes, and her symbolically-charged art is characterized by a diversity in form and decoration. Márta Nagy uses snow-white Hungarian porcelain and red-firing chamotte clay. Almost always she combines the two. She handbuilds her sculptures. The techniques she uses to colour her works are various: metal oxide, coloured clay, lustre glaze, gold and silver leaf. The combination of hese exceptional colourings are Nagy’s signature; combined with the unpredictable forms they present a very personal and unique work.

„…where everything is noisily crackling, where rough emotions trundle rocks, where only extreme rage of fiendish laugh are awarded – to remain soft-spoken, subtle, honest and – I dare say – feminine is a brave engagement.”

Schrammel, Imre 1990

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„Nagy’s work is characterized by the great variety of topic choice. She starts with one motif, works with it for a year or two, then sets it aside in favor of a new topic, on which she conducts intense expeiments, only to switch again a while later, or return to an earlier theme, this time emphasizing different relationships. Her career resembles a multiple spiral, in which the arcs are predictable to a certain extent, yet often incur a change whrere it is not apparent until after retrospective analysis from several years’ distance how the change fits organically into the system as a whole.”

Sárkány, József 2002

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„The earth has only a little color, the subsoil is nearly frozen, water barely seeps through the furrows… After the boisterous vertical colorfestivals, this „horizontality” is Silence itself. A fine document of an introspective, purified artistic demeanor made wise.”

P. Szűcs, Julianna 2004


Participants include:

György Kungl (Hungary)
Figen Isiktan (Turkey)
Mette Maya Gregersen (Denmark)
Michie Yamaguchi (Japan)
Ersoy Yilmaz (Turkey)
Laura Blue Waters (USA)
Szabo Tamas (Hungary)


more information from Steve Mattison - icshu@me.com


Objects of Desire
an international ceramic symposium with masters
5th - 26th July, 2012

Nagy Márta (Hungary)

„…ahol minden zajosan recseg, ahol durva indulatok sziklákat görgetnek, ahol csak szélsőséges dühkitörést, vagy sátáni kacajt díjaznak, halk szavúnak, finomnak, őszintének és kimondom, - nőiesnek maradni, - bátor vállalás.”

Schrammel, Imre 1990

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„Munkásságának jellemzője a forma- és témaválasztás sokszínűsége. Elindít egy motívumot, dolgozik vele egy-két esztendőt, majd félrerakja egy újabb téma kedvéért, amellyel intenzív kísérleteket folytat, hogy egy idő múlva újra váltson, vagy visszanyúljon a korábbihoz, immár más összefüggéseket emelve ki. Pályája egy többszörös spirállal modellezhető, melynek ívei egyrészt kiszámítható módon haladnak, ám gyakran találkozunk oly váltással, melyről csak évek távlatából visszatekintve, elemezve tűnik ki, mily szerves része a rendszer egészének.”

Sárkány, József 2002

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„A föld csak kicsit színes még, az altalaj még majdnem fagyott, a víz a barázdák közé még alig szivárog… A függőleges szín-lakoma dáridója után ez a „vízszint” maga a csönd. A befelé forduló, letisztult, bölccsé lett művészi magatartás szép dokumentuma.”

P. Szűcs, Julianna 2004

 

További információ: Kormos Emese: icshu@t-online.hu

 


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