MAGYAR NYELV

"My obsession with animals and animal imagery has been more or less constant since my childhood so it is right that they should be the dominant subject in my work. It seems right and the most honest creative front available. I do believe that part of my drive to make animals is tied up in the primitive need to posses them – like effigies and totems.

In my sculpture I’m trying to create an image which traps a kind of animal truth. Direct representation does not interest me. I strive to create work which reinvents animal form, enhancing the facts without being slavish to mere appearance. Dog, Horse, Bird, Pig, Sheep and Goat are recurring themes."

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Susan Halls received her MA in Ceramics from The Royal College of Art, London, UK. She was an Artist in Residence at the Banff Center for the Arts from 1990-1991. Susan has exhibited widely including solo shows at The White Gallery, Lakeville CT, Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA, and Ulla Surland Gallery Eleven in Fairfield, CT. Her work has been included in collections internationally, most recently at the Aberystwyth University, Wales, The Shigaraki Ceramic Center, Japan and The Contemporary Art Society, London.

Visit Susan Halls' website at http://susanhalls.com


MASTERCLASS FEE
The cost of this masterclass is 150,000 Hungarian forints.
It includes accommodation in a single room (self catering) with shared facilities, teaching fee and materials you need for the course. Participants will receive 20 kg clay suitable for the firings. You can purchase more if wish from our technicians.
We have a limited number of rooms with private shower and WC at a supplement cost of 24,000 HUF.

for information and application form please email:
Steve Mattison, International Ceramics Studio
icshu@me.com

 

COURSE CONTENT
This 5-day hands on workshop will introduce students to making large, hollow forms out of paper clay - strong enough to endure year round life outdoors. You will cover a variety of fast and exciting approaches to making hollow, animal sculpture in clay. Techniques play an important role in subject interpretation so we will employ a whole range of them: pinch, coil, slab, and dowel. External armatures will be introduced to help in the creation and successful development of ideas.

Basic animal anatomy will be discussed as this knowledge should underpin all our thinking. However, it is not the goal to make super realistic creatures, but to capture more of the spirit, vigor and nature of the beast. In order to confront and solve the technical problems that often arise in making large sculpture, students will be encouraged to work on a scale that has presence! We will examine several ways of making large forms and discuss the technical problems involved.

You will be encouraged to work beyond a safe scale! Paper clay, with its incredible tolerance will be the clay of choice, but students are welcome to opt for their preferred clay body.

There will be ongoing demonstrations as well as an introductory slide lecture showing examples of Susan's work plus examples of historical and contemporary pieces that deal with this sculptural theme.

Burnishing combined with colored clay inlay and slips will be the primary means of decorating and finishing, allowing students to create and invent patterns, motifs and text on their animal forms.

MATERIALS AND PREPARATION FOR THE COURSE
Included in the fee for this course are clay and firing costs. Participants will receive 20 kg clay suitable for the work. You can purchase more if wish from our technicians.

Participants should bring with them their small personal hand tools. Remember to pack them in your stowed luggage not in hand luggage for flying. We can provide a basic tool kit for purchase if you need.
Notebook, or sketch pad and pencil.
Overall/apron.

COURSE TIMETABLE
Thursday 1 August, 2013
Arrival day.
11.00 - 12.00 Introduction to the course
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon workshop
19.00 Susan Halls presentation.
Friday 2 August, 2013
09.00 - 12.00 Morning workshop
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon workshop
Saturday 3 August, Sunday 4 August, 2013
Weekend free to visit museums, galleries, Budapest, or continue working if you wish. Work made during the first two days will be bisque fired ready for Monday workshop.
Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 August, 2013
09.00 - 12.00 Morning workshop
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon workshop
Wednesday 7 August, 2013
09.00 - 12.00 Morning workshop
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon workshop, discussion and clear up.

Evening and weekend working – 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.

 

TEREMTMÉNYEK - PAPÍRPORCELÁN ÁLLATFIGURÁK
MESTERKURZUS SUSAN HALLS (NAGY-BRITANNIA) VEZETÉSÉVEL
2013. augusztus 1. – 7

. “Az állatok és az állat ábrázolás iránti megszállottságom gyermekkorom óta többé kevésbé állandó, így igazságos tehát, hogy nekik kellett munkáim uralkodó témájává válniuk. Szobraimban megpróbálok olyan képet alkotni, amely egy állati igazságot ragad meg. A direkt ábrázolás nem érdekel. Olyan alkotások létrehozására törekszem, amelyek újra feltalálják az állat alakját, hangsúlyozzák a tényeket, anélkül, hogy külső megjelenésük szolgai utánzásává válnának. Visszatérő témáim a kutya, a ló, a madár, a birka és a kecske.”

Susan Halls a The Royal College of Art-on (London, Egyesült Királyság) szerzett mesterdiplomát (MA) kerámiából. 1990 és 1991 között Banff Center for the Arts-ban alkotott (AiR). Széles körben szerepel kiállításokon, önálló tárlaton mutatkozott be például a következő galériákban: The White Gallery (Lakeville CT), az Ute Stebich Gallery (Lenox, MA), és az Ulla Surland Gallery Eleven (Fairfield, CT). Alkotásai számos nemzetközi gyűjteményben megtalálhatók, hogy csak a legutóbbiakat említsük, az Aberystwyth University (Wales), The Shigaraki Ceramic Center (Japán) és a The Contemporary Art Society, (London).

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A mesterkurzuson résztvevők megismerkednek olyan nagyméretű, üreges formák papírporcelánból való elkészítésével, amelyek elég erősek ahhoz, hogy akár egy évet is kibírjanak a szabad ég alatt. A legváltozatosabb, gyors és izgalmas megközelítések kipróbálására kerül sor. A téma feldolgozásában fontos szerepet játszik a technika, ezek teljes körű alkalmazására lehet számítani, úgy mint kiszedés, hurkából és lapból építés, csappal rögzítés. Az elképzelések sikeres kidolgozása és megvalósítása érdekében külső váz használatára is szükség lesz.

Szó fog esni az állatanatómia alapvető kérdéseiről is, mivel ebben az esetben ez a tudás támasztja alá magát a gondolatmenetet. Mindamellett nem szuper-realisztikus lények létrehozása a cél, inkább a lelkük, az erejük és a természetük megragadása.

informátió
Kormos Emese, Nemzetközi Kerámia Stúdió
icshu@t-online.hu


Nemzetközi Kerámia Stúdió - International Ceramics Studio
Kápolna u.11. Kecskemét 6000, Hungary

www.icshu.org