Leonardo Project KNOWHOW - Creative teaching / learning in a studio environment.

>> link to the PROJECT KNOWHOW website

Knowhow is an EU sponsored and supported Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Project on non textural teaching/learning
www.knowhow.is
www.myndlistaskolinn.is


Two week practical workshop at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary

The Project KNOWHOW integrates research that investigates the learner's experience of creative, non-verbal learning, and teaching. As part of the research involved, KNOWHOW brings together student and staff artists from six different European art institutions - from Iceland, Hungary, Estonia, and the United Kingdom - to take active part in a two-week workshop held in the International Ceramic Studio, Keckemet, Hungary.

The workshop is organised as a forum for study and teaching while fulfilling its role as a field for research into practical and theoretical study/teaching in a workshop setting. The workshop will provide a rare opportunity to gather data on the ways in which the practical sharing of knowledge and experience actually occurs between a teacher and a student; how professional inspiration is exchanged mutually between teacher and student, within the student group, and among teachers; and how theoretical and practical factors intertwine. It can be said that this research is directed at the investigative process that workshop study is or can be, that it is directed at the creative spark that study/teaching can ignite.










An experimental project for the development of an educational program focussed on the interaction of theory and non-verbal practice.


click on the image above to see the larger picture.

All six of the partner institutions have sent staff and students to the two week workshop.

EESTI KUNSTIAKADEEMIA
ART ACADEMY OF ESTONIA, Tallinn, Estonia.
Urmas Pukhan (Head of Department), Rita Randmaa, Rave Puhm

MYNDLISTASKOLINN I REYKJAVIK
ICELAND SCHOOL FOR VISUAL ARTS
Reykjavik, Iceland.
Sigridur Gudmundsdottir (Tutor), Olafia Erlendsdottir, Gudmundur Hallgrimsson
University of West Hungary, Sopron

NEMZETKOZI KERAMIA STUDIO
INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS STUDIO
Kecskemét, Hungary.
Szilvia Krauker, Atilla Domonkos, Abel , Kaie Pungas (Estonia Exchange student), Susanna Palovarra (Finland exchange student), Fabian Petra (research)

CUMBRIA INSTITUTE FOR ARTS
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK.
Steve Ogden (Head of Ceramics), Gwen Turner (technician/demonstrator), Liz Mangnall, Francis Adcock.

THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Bill Brown (Tutor), Imogen Guy, Cath Bell.

LISTAHASKOLI ISLANDS
ICELAND ACADEMY OF ART, Reykjavik, Iceland
Solveig Adalsteinsdottir (Tutor), Gudny Ragnarsdottir, Áslaug Frijónsdottir.Students prepared a series of project briefs in advance and discussed the project topics with each other on the first day. The staff were presented with the final project outcome which was entitled "Individually Together". This title had several sub-themes within it which the students could follow -

  • the surface of the earth
  • your pot is my home
  • man-made and nature
  • sculpture in its own space
  • extension of the body
  • the border - connection between
  • not al all symetrical/something that changes
  • communicating signs and symbols
  • characteristics of european countries / reflecting modern society
  • personalities

Click on the links on the right to see the daily photo diary.
>> click here to see portraits of the participants

 

 

Click on the links below to see the daily photo diary

DAY 1
arrival, studio tour and discussions.

DAY 2
starting to work

DAY 3
studio work
video clip 01 (2.5mb AVI) Urmas and Rita animation.

DAY 4
studio work
video clip 02 (1.75mb WMA) Kaie Pungas working on group sculpture.

DAY 5
Creative Training day led by János Probstner.
video clip - Aslaug's installation. (1.02mb)
video clip - Gudmundur Halgrimsson's installation "Grey Iceland" (780kb)
video clip - Szilvia, Attila and Patra's installation (664kb)
Steve Ogden's shellac demonstration
.

DAY 7
Visit to Pongracz Major horse show and packing the bisque kiln.

DAY 8
Visit to Herend Porcelain Factory.

DAY 9
Glazing and packing the salt kiln.
3 workshop demonstrations - Steve Odgen (structural properties of clay). Steve Mattison (painted and laminated clay) and Gwen Turner (lustres)
Oil raku firing.

DAY 10
Firing the salt kiln.
Jona Gudvardardottir demonstration and explaining her works.
video clip
Jóna Gudvardardóttir (2.85mb)(2.85mb)
János Probstner slip training demonstration and antique pots.
video clip - János Probstner slip trail demonstration (1.86mb)

DAY 11
Discussion day and evaluation sessions.
Evening slide talk by project teachers - Steve Ogden, Gwen Turner, Bill Brown, Solveig Adalsteinsdottir, Urmas Puhkan, Steve Mattison and Sigridur Gudmundsdottir.
Unpacking the Salt kiln

< back to top of page

   
© International Ceramic Studio, H-6000 Kecskemét, Kápolna u. 11, Hungary