MAGYAR NYELV

Experiment with saggar firing in combination with terra sigillata and the use of metal sulphates as colorants.
During this workshop participants will explore different possibilities of saggar firing and some other alternative smoke firing techniques.

Patty Wouters first discovered ceramics when visiting Pennsylvania as an exchange student. She returned to her home Anterp Belgium to study at the Art School in Anterp and Hasselt, graphic arts and ceramics. In 1987 she opened her own studio and institute “Atelier Cirkel” where she organized several artistic workshops with international artists. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions and symposiums, in: USA, Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea and China. In 2003 she received an honorable mention at the 2nd World Ceramic Biennale in Icheon South Korea. In 2007 she was a visiting professor at EWHA-university, Seoul, South-Korea.

Patty will communicate a short theory about smoke-firing and describe the relationship between form and smoke. She will introduce the different techniques involved with long firings (sawdust kiln, pitfiring and saggar firing) and fast firings (open fire with newspaper and sawdust). Participants will decorate their own pieces using decoration techniques such as resists, colorants (sulfates) and burnishing plus terra sigillata. Firings will include pit firing, paper kiln, and fast firings.

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Visit Patty Wouters website - http://www.pattywouters.be

 

Mastercourse
Saggar Firing
 Porcelain
with Patty Wouters (BE)
11 - 15 May, 2015

COURSE CONTENT

The course will feature:

1. The difference between saggar firing with combustibles and other smoke firing techniques?
2. Which clays can be used? What will be obtained with different kinds of clays?
3. What is the difference between burnished and unburnished pieces?
4. Which temperatures do you fire a saggar kiln?
5. What kind of saggars can you use? How can you build your own saggar?
6. Which colorants can be used in a saggar?
7. What kind of combustibles can be used?
8. How to create special effects?

The workshop is taught in English

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 firings. 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
Monday 11 May, 2015
09.00 - 09.15 Welcome and Introduction to the course
09.15 - 10.00 Patty Wouters presentation
10.00 - 12.00 Morning workshop
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon workshop
Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13, 2015
09.00 - 12.00 Morning workshop
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon workshop

Thursday 14 May, 2015
09.00 - 12.00 Morning workshop - pack saggars
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon workshop - fire kiln

Friday 15 May, 2015
09.00 - 12.00 Morning workshop - unpack kiln
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon workshop - discuss results

Evening 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.

 

Workshop /Mastercourse fee
The workshop fee is 150.000 Hungarian Forints (HUF).

Fees for the masterclass include

  • Your accommodation in a single room with shared bathroom on a self catering basis.
  • The basic materials and firings you will need for your course. (Extra materials may be purchased if you wish to make additional work.)
  • Teaching fee.
  • 24 hour access to your studio.

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. It may be possible for you to make applications to arts councils and funding organisations in your home country to attend the course. We will help you in any way we can with any applications for funding you make.

Accommodation
Rooms are simply furnished with bed, desk, chairs, wardrobe and cupboard and supplied with clean bed-linen, pillows and towels. Accommodation is in single rooms with shared facilities or we have a limited number of single en-suite rooms with their own shower and WC at a supplement cost. Artists have the use of modern, fully equipped kitchens with large, 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.

En-suite accommodation
If you require a single room with a private bathroom there is a supplement cost of 24,000 HUF for the course.

Studios and workshops
Studios are provided for single, double or larger shared workshop spaces. There is water in most studios, tables and chairs as you need and central heating. Artists have 24 hour access to the workshops. In addition to the clay studios we have a fully equipped plaster workshop for model and mould making. We have a silkscreen printing facility for direct and indirect print including vacuum print bed, photo exposure screen and pressure washer. There is a fully equipped lecture and conference room with TV, video and DVD, digital and slide projectors. We have an extensive library of ceramic books and magazines as well as other art publications. There is computer broadband internet access (wi-fi) in most areas and residents can make use of this facility for browsing or email.

Studio materials and equipment
There are slabrollers, electric and kick wheels, extruders, pugmills, ballmills etc. provided for artist’s use and we have 9 electric kilns of varying sizes, three gas kilns (firing to 1400c for porcelain), 4 wood-fired kilns, two for salt or soda and raku kilns.

We stock a variety of clays including

  • KS21 a stoneware chamotte (grogged) body
  • White and coloured Creaton chamotte or smooth textured clays
  • Two kinds of porcelain, one of extremely high quality, fine and translucent only available in Europe here at the studio. Both porcelains are available as plastic clay and slip.

Conditions
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.

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


Tokos égetés
Mesterkurzus Patty Wouters (Belgium) vezetésével
2015. május 11 – 15.

Kísérletek tokban égetéssel színes terra sigillata és fémszulfátok, mint színezékek alkalmazásával. A mesterkurzus alatt a résztvevők a tokban égetés különböző lehetőségeit vizsgálják, emellett más alternatív füstös égetési technikákra is kitérnek.

Patty Wouters először akkor fedezte föl magának a kerámiát, amikor cserediákként Pennsylvániában járt. Visszatérve szülőföldjére a belgiumi Antwerpenbe, grafikai és kerámia tanulmányokat folytatott az antwerpeni és a hasselti művészeti iskolában. 1987-ben megnyitotta saját stúdióját és Atelier Cirkel nevű intézetét, ahol több különféle művészeti workshopot szervezett nemzetközi művészek részvételével. Számos nemzetközi kiállításon és szimpóziumon szerepelt az USÁ-ban, Olaszországban, Spanyolországban, Japánban, Koreában és Kínában. 2003-ban dicsérő oklevelet kapott a II. Világ Kerámia Biennálén Incheonban, Dél-Koreában. 2007-ben az EWHA Egyetem (Szüul, Dél-Korea) vendégtanárnak hívta meg.

A mesterkurzuson Patty Wouters megosztja a füstös égetésre vonatkozó elméletét és feltárja a forma és a füst közötti összefüggést. Különböző technikák bemutatására kerül sor, beleértve a lassú égetéseket (fűrészporos kemence, gödörben /pitfiring/ és tokban égetés) és a gyors égetéseket (nyílt tüzű égetés újságpapírral és fűrészporral) is. A résztvevő művészek a dekorálás során olyan technikákat alkalmaznak, mint a kitakaró engobe, a színezékek (szulfátok), valamint a polírozás és a terra sigillata. A gödör égetést, a papír kemencét és gyors égetéseket lehet kipróbálni.

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A mesterkurzus az alábbi kérdéseket járja körül:

1. Mi a különbség az éghető anyagokkal történő tokban égetés és más füstös égetési technikák között?
2. Milyen agyagokat lehet használni? A különböző agyagokkal mit lehet elérni?
3. Mi a különbség a polírozott és nem polírozott tárgyak között?
4. Milyen hőfokon égetjük a tokos kemencét?
5. Milyen tokokat lehet használni? Hogyan építhetjük meg saját tokunkat?
6. Milyen színezékek használhatók a tokban?
7. Milyen éghető anyagok használhatók?
8. Miként lehet különleges effekteket létrehozni?

A mesterkurzus résztvevői hozzanak magukkal néhány kisebb, különféle agyagból készült zsengélt tárgyat és/vagy teszt lapocskát.

A mesterkurzus angol nyelvű!

informátió:
Strohner Márton, Magyar kapcsolat
Ha magyar nyelven kíván emailt küldeni, cimezze
icshu@t-online.hu


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Kápolna u.11. Kecskemét 6000, Hungary

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