Kilkenny, Ireland / Master Class Ceramics

Posted by Stephanie on May 16, 2013 in Master Class, News | No Comments

Crafts an Design in Europe

A European Master Class on Ceramics

From August 19th to 26th, 2013


Following the DREAM (Design Research Europe Arts and Crafts) program, the Crafts Council of Ireland in partnership with the INMA , the Slovakian Center of Folk Art Production (ULUV) and the Fundesarte will organize Master Class on Ceramics. The Crafts Council of Ireland’s (CCol) Ceramic Skills and Design Training School located at the beautiful Island Mill, Thomastown Co. Kilkenny will welcome from August 19th to 26th, 2013 five young graduates in crafts and design from each partner to European Leonardo da Vinci program country France, Slovakia and Spain for training sessions, workshops and professional meetings.

This master class program aims to reposition European arts and crafts by investigating the links between heritage and innovation in the development of new products. The course specialises in production skills, clay and glaze technology, kiln theory and operation, surface treatments, drawing and design, the history of ceramics and contemporary practice.  The excellent facilities with electric, gas and wood fired kilns allow students to build up an extensive knowledge of techniques, materials and processes.

The master class aims to develop creativity through dynamic work practice and the knowledge and skills required to support quality and innovation in design. Training will be led by Gus Mabelson. Gus graduated from Loughborough College of Art with a BA degree in ceramics. He has nearly thirty years experience in the field of ceramics both as a professional maker running his own business and as an educator.

The ceramics master class in Ireland is part of six master classes organized by European Leonardo da Vinci Program that cover sectors such as fiber, glass, wood and ceramics and are held in Finland, Italy, Spain, France, Slovakia and Ireland.

Each master class is opened to people who are living in the countries that are partners of the program. The applications are now accepted-closing date May 31st 2013.Information Ceramics IrelandApplication form Ceramics Ireland

Contact : Catherine Virassamy / /0033 1 55 78 85 89