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study ceramics in hungary next summer

updated thu 10 may 07


Linda Arbuckle on wed 9 may 07

From Holly Hanessian at FL State U...
Hey Everybody!

I just got approval from FSU to start a ceramics studies abroad program at
the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary starting next
summer. It is for beginning to graduate students and there is space for onl=
12 students. I don't know what the price is as of yet. Stay tuned....

Ask Chris Carroll or Louisa Blenman <> for more info if you are interested.



This program is based at the International Ceramics

Studio (ICS); a world-renowned ceramic art center

located 35 miles south of the Hungarian capital,

Budapest. The ICS, a highly regarded institution

known for fostering excellence in ceramic arts, brings

together a community of artists with whom our students

interact. Classes will be held in a professionally

active ceramic arts environment, where students will

share equipment and facilities with artists from all

over the world. The mission of the studio is to

promote the formal, aesthetic and technical

development of ceramics and to help foster creative

skills. Students have exceptional 24-hour access to

workshops and equipment, breaking down the barriers

between education, life and art.

A country that broke free from Communism in 1989 after

having been under rule of the Russians, Germans,

Austrians, or Turks for most of the last 500 years,

Hungary has one foot firmly grounded in its rich

literary, architectural and artistic tradition and one

foot in its vibrant, optimistic present, manifest by

its 2004 acceptance into the European Union. Students

will have access to five national museums, including

na=EFve arts, folk arts and photography, as well as

excellent private collections. Hungary is also home

to two of the best porcelain factories in the world =96

Her end, a modern factory in which the work is still

hand painted, and Zsolnay, a fading but fascinating

factory in the southern town of Pecs.

The program includes a four-day trip to Česk=FD

Krumlov, a small medieval Bohemian town in a crook of

the Vltava River in southern Czech Republic. One of

Europe's untouched gems; the town center is

resplendent with original Gothic, Renaissance and

Baroque architecture. The UNESCO World Heritage

Monument Castle Česk=FD Krumlov dates to the early

13th Century and includes one of only three remaining

Baroque theaters with original stage machinery,

scenery and props. Also incorporated into the Castle

complex are museums and a large ceramics collection,

displayed in its two kilometers of wine cellars.

Students also will travel on the river to Zlat=E1

Koruna, one of Bohemia's oldest monasteries.


This program is open to all interested students.

Beginning ceramics is offered for students with no

prior experience, intermediate, advanced ceramics, DIS

and graduate credit hours are also offered for

students who have prior university or college credit

in ceramic studio art courses.


Students will live in the studio buildings, giving

full access to workshop and studio space at all times.

Accommodation is in two restored houses, with shared

bedrooms, bathrooms, lounges, communal meeting rooms,

kitchens and dining areas.

Dates and Fee

All dates and fees are subject to change. For payment

deadlines, see the inside front cover.

July 5th =96 August 7, 2008 (4 weeks)


Fee includes: all registration and instructional costs

for up to 6 undergraduate credit hours (for graduate

course availability visit;

housing; program social/cultural activities; health

insurance; international student ID card; T-shirt or

cap; full-time academic and administrative support.

Not included: round-trip international airfare;

passport; books and supplies; food, personal

travel/activity/spending money; class related

performances and events; entry visa.

Areas of Study

For specific courses see page 66. For course

descriptions visit


Art and Culture of Hungary

Quick Facts: Hungary

Location: central/eastern Europe

Population: 10,076,581

Time Zone: EST+6, CET (GMT+1)

Area: 35,919 sq mi

Language: Hungarian

Currency: Forint

Holly Ann Hanessian

Art Department

220 Fine Arts Buidling

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 32306-1150

850-645-7208 office

850-645-7238 fax

NCECA Exhibitions Director 2005-2008