Masterclass ICS Hungary April 6-13 2011

Nerikomi and Neriage Colored Porcelain Clay Techniques
with Dorothy Feibleman
Date: 6 - 13 April, 2011.
In this intensive workshop students will learn how to work with nerikomi and zogan inlaid laminated colored porcelain clay using a unique variety of coloring and fusing methods developed by the artist. Participants will learn how to mix colors, how to make gradations and how to make patterns. They will also complete a sake cup or tea bowl and learn finishing techniques.

Dorothy Feibleman is one of most experimental porcelain arists in the world. She started working with colored laminated clay (Nerikomi or Neriage in Japanese characters) in 1969. In her work, different colored porcelains and clay bodies are laminated together in such a way that every change in color, texture and translucency is structural.
These forms are also dependent on the movement of the above elements in the construction, drying and firing. Since 1995 the artist has been working almost exclusively with white clays with varied translucency and color. Translucent white/white is her original development. In a special project at Jikken kobo, Inax, Tokoname, Japan, Feibleman developed new translucent porcelain and zogan processes for industry and a new translucent porcelain which fires in one hour. As a result of her research in Japan, she made the largest, thinnest translucent nerikomi zogan studio pieces to date internationally. Translucent porcelain nerikomi is not traditional anywhere. It's origins are western and are contemporary.

In 1973, she moved to England and set up her first studio. In Japan she has been a guest artist at Inax, Tokoname, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, in 1997 and 1999, and Seto Ceramic & Glass Center, Seto City in 2001.

She set up her own studios in Tokoname, Japan. She has given lectures, demonstrations or taught at Kyoto Geidai, Tokyo Geidai, Tsinghua University Beijing, PRC, Jingdezhen Art University, PRC, and Rhode Island School of Design, RI, USA. She has participated in many exhibitions internationally. Her works were included in a number of public collections including Victoria andAlbert Museum, London, England, Stuttgart Museum, Germany, Metropolitan Museum ofArt, New York, International Ceramic Studio Museum, Kecskemet, Hungary and Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shigaraki, Japan. She has been featured in several publications including Ceramic Monthly Magazine, Dictionary of British Studio Potters, Ceramic Review and The Studio Potter
The tutor will give short demonstrations and the students will then have time to explore what has been shown, with the tutor’s guidance if necessary. Students will be encouraged to discuss their progress with each other as they work.
Course fee: 150,000 HUF (incudes self catering accommodation in single room, course materials and firing costs, tuition)
Course Timetable
Wednesday 6th April, 201111.00 Introduction to the International Ceramics Studio and its Contemporary Ceramic Collection.
15.00 Dorothy Feibleman Presentation.
Thursday 7th and Friday 8th, April9.00 – 12.00 Morning classes
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Afternoon classes
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th, AprilWeekend free to visit museums, galleries, Budapest, or continue working if you wish.
Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th April9.00 – 12.00 Morning classes
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Afternoon classes

Dorothy Feibleman will give a presentation about her own work on the first afternoon. There will be no taught evening sessions but students have 24 hour access to the studios if they wish to continue working.

Please email Steve at icshu@hotmail.com for details and costs.
For more information about Dorothy Feibleman visit her website www.dorothyfeibleman.com