International Print Symposium
9th - 30th September, 2008

A decade ago, to find print in a piece of studio ceramics was a relatively rare occurrence. Printmaking techniques have long been used in the pottery industry, but until comparatively recently ceramicists have tended to view the use of these techniques with disdain. Now, printing has become recognised as 'an integral part of current studio practice'. Similarly in printmaking studios, the advent of paperclay and a continuing interest in multimedia prints has opened up the possibilities that ceramic materials offer.

Currently in Europe and the United States there is a revival among artists and craftspeople in the use of print on ceramic surfaces. In the UK this trend has been exemplified by a publication and series of exhibitions published and curated by Paul Scott. The reasons for this new area of interest stem from the growing emergence of new creative opportunities generated by cutting edge technology. Attitudes are changing rapidly as makers continue to explore creative possibilities while working with ceramic materials. The combination of ceramic and print also opens an area of debate interrogating the convergence of traditional fine art and craft practice with technology based practice.

The International Ceramics Studio hosted the first international print symposium "Hot of the Press" in 1998. Ten years later we have initiated the second symposium here in Kecskemet to examine developments and trends over the last decade. The studio has facilities for direct and indirect screen printing, digital image manipulation, laser print decals etc.

This program is open to all artists and will feature invited masters demonstrating their techniques and a programme of slide shows and talks by the participants. A one day seminer, open to the public, will feature talks and demonstrations by participating artists (date to be confirmed).

Invited artists include:

Paul Scott (GB)
Ane-Katrine von Bulow (Denmark)
Maria Geszler (Hungary)
Antal Andras (Hungary)

plus guest artists to be confirmed.

Costs of participation

The cost of participating in this program is 189,000 Hungarian Forints and this includes your accommodation in a single room with shared facilities on a self catering basis, your studio space and use of all facilities. It does not include the cost of materials and firings which will be charged depending on how much you use.

Please email Steve at for an application form or if you have any questions.

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