Woodfiring symposium

Three weeks of practical explorations of wood fired ceramics and a one day seminar discussing issues of wood firing.

The increase in the number of potters and ceramic artists firing with wood has been dramatic in recent years. The challenge and effort creates a bond between artists for whom the artistic aesthetic is a unique experience. Some potters will seek the subtle flashing and quiet blush of the flame in contrast to the heavy ash deposits bearing the evidence of prolonged intensity of fire. Others accentuate clay and glaze surfaces combining wood with salt or soda effects. The commonality for all wood firers is an attraction, and possible addiction, to the intimate relationship between the artist and the creative process of the fire.

Click on the names to see the artists and their works.

Makoto Hatori (Japan)
Fergus Stewart (Scotland)
Nina Peskett (UK)
Felicity Martin (Australia)

Gyorgy Varsanyi & David Eva (Hungary)
Hirotsuni Tashima (Japan)
Antal Andras (Hungary)
Antal Pazmandi (Hungary)
Sari Mihály (Hungary)
Janisch Kornelia (Hungary)
Albrecht Julia (Hungary)

Gombos Hajnal (Hungary)

Woodfire Symposium Images
Selection of the finished works
Woodfire Open Day

At the International Ceramics Studio we have six different types of wood firing kilns, offering a wide variety of possible effects and experiences. Click on the kilns below for pictures and information on each one.

The wood we use is Acacia, known here as the Hungarian Oak, a hard wood which gives beautiful yellow green ash deposits. It's already cut to size for the various kins and is seasoned at least two years before we use it.

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International Ceramics Studio
H-6000 Kecskemét, Kápolna u.11, Hungary
tel: +36 76 486 867