MAGYAR NYELV

Legendary kiln designer Fred Olsen will return to Kecskemet to lead this two week kiln building and firing workshop in August. Relatively few working potters use wood as a fuel for making pottery. The process is demanding and requires a great deal of time. Intensive labor is needed for preparing wood, as well as, maintaining and firing the kiln but firing with wood produces surfaces that are unmatched by any other form of firing. Olsen’s new kiln design revolutionizes the process of wood firing bringing new possibilities for any artist.

In pursuit of a greener studio practice, the International Ceramics Studio is trying to develop cleaner and more efficient wood fired kilns. Olsen will be leading the workshop to build his revolutionary SUPER E kiln – a kiln firing on very little wood and with little smoke. The kiln is also built to be moveable, making it a very practical kiln for any artist studio.

Fred Olsen's "The Kiln Book" has been a text book for all kiln builders for over 30 years. whether professional potters, students, teachers, or amateur enthusiasts. In clear and detailed illustrations and text, Olsen takes you step by step through all the process of design, choice of fuel, method of firing, materials and construction. The Kiln Book has become a tool for so many people around the world.

Participants will have the opportunity to make and fire their own work in the Super E Kiln.

Visit Fred Olsen's website
http://www.olsenkilns.com

COURSE CONTENT

Participants will be guided through the process of designing, building and firing the SuperE woodfiring kiln.

In addition to the kiln building participants will have the time to make work to be fired in the kiln.

During the week there will be various slide presentations and videos aimed at broadening your experience of making and offering an insight into other makers' approaches.

MATERIALS AND PREPARATION FOR THE COURSE
Included in the fee for this course are clay, glazing 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.
  • Notebook, or sketch pad and pencil.
  • Overall/apron.
  • The workshop language will be in English.

 

COURSE TIMETABLE
Wednesday 8 April, 2015
09.00 - 12.00 Introduction to the kiln design process
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon kiln building
Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 April, 2015
09.00 - 12.00 Morning kiln building
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon kiln building
Monday 13 April, 2015
09.00 - 12.00 Morning Glaze works for firing
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon Glaze works for firing
Tuesday 14 April, 2015
09.00 - 12.00 Morning pack kiln
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Afternoon pack kiln
Wednesday 15 April, 2015
Kiln firing day
Thursday 16 April, 2015
Unpacking Kiln, discussion of 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


Super E kemence építés és égetés
Mesterkurzus Fred Olsen (USA) vezetésével
2015. április 8 -16.

Fred Olsen, a legendás kemence tervező és építő visszatér a Nemzetközi Kerámia Stúdióba, hogy felépítse legújabb tervezésű kemencéjét a SUPER E-t. Ez egy olyan közepes méretű fatüzes kemence, amelynek az égetése rendkívül hatékony és gazdaságos. A legújabb Olsen-kemence felfűtéséhez nagyon kevés fára van szükség, 1300 ˚C fokot 8 órán belül el lehet érni, s nem mellékesen, kevés füstöt bocsát ki. A helyi forrásból származó megújuló, szén semleges fűtőanyagot, felhasználva, ez a fatüzes kemence lesz a jövője azoknak a fazekasoknak és keramikusoknak, akik szeretik a fatüzes égetés gyönyörű effektjeit, de egyúttal környezettudatosak és a fenntarthatóság hívei is.

Viszonylag kevés keramikus használ fát tüzelőanyagként. Maga a folyamat megerőltető és rengeteg időt igényel. Intenzív munkát követel a fa előkészítése, csakúgy mint a kemence karbantartása és égetése, de a fával történő égetés olyan felületeket hoz létre, amelyek összehasonlíthatatlanok bármely más égetéssel. Fred Olsen új tervezésű kemencéje forradalmasítja a fatüzes égetést, ezzel új lehetőségeket kínálva a művészeknek. A zöldebb stúdió gyakorlatra való törekvés szellemében a Kecskeméti Kortárs Művészeti Műhelyek – Nemzetközi Kerámia Stúdió tisztább és jobb teljesítő képességű fatüzes kemencék fejlesztésére törekszik.

Fred Olsen workshopján megépül forradalminak számító Super E típusú kemencéje, amely nagyon kevés fával és ugyancsak nagyon kevés füsttel üzemel. A kemence mozgatható lesz, ettől válik igazán praktikussá bármely stúdió számára. A Nemzetközi Kerámia Stúdióban már évek óta üzemel két kitűnő fatüzes Olsen-kemence. Fred Olsen The Kiln Book (Kemencekönyv) című munkája több mint 30 éve a kemenceépítők bibliája, legyenek professzionális keramikusok, egyetemi hallgatók, tanárok, vagy lelkes amatőrök. A világos és részletes illusztrációk és magyarázatok lépésről lépésre végigvezetik az érdeklődőt a tervezés menetén, a tüzelőanyag megválasztásán, az égetés módszerén, az anyagokon és a megépítésen.

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


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

www.icshu.org