26th-27th June 2021 / The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw
At the 12th Festival of High Temperatures Jason Hess will build and fire a Train Kiln.
One of our special festival guests will be an artist Sam Chung, professor of ceramics at Arizona State University.
This year our special guest of the metal section will be Tamsie Ringler, an American artist working in the field of sculpture and metal casting.
Watch the movie summing up the 11th Festival which took place 22-24 June 2018 at the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław/ Poland.
We would like to invite you to read our publication entitled “Fire Art – process and transformation”.
Here is the organizing team of the Festival of High Temperatures 2018!!
Photos by Małgorzata Kujda and Jerzy Wypych.
Monika Patuszyńska is another guest of the ceramic section. This artist will try to combine two sections of the Festival: glass and ceramics.
During the 111th Festival Şirin Koçak Özeskici – a Bulgarian artist will demonstrate a Naked Raku technique.
Kurt Dyrhaug – originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Kurt Dyrhaug is currently a Professor and Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow at Lamar University where he teaches Sculpture, 3D Design, 3D Printing, and Art Appreciation.
During the 11th Festival Andreas Fasoulides will conduct a ceramic experiment.
Erica Rosenfeld, a glass artist from New York, will be one of our Festival guests this year.
Andy Griffiths will create a cast iron performance during which, soon after dark, the sun will rise.
At the Festival John Moran will demonstrate his skills in the Glassworking Studio. With his assistants, he will present the process of making ironic, hyperrealistic hot glass objects.
At the Festival Coral Penelope Lambert will present her cast iron performance Nature’s speech.
Artists from Wales – Andy Griffiths, Matthew Tomalin and their students from the Carmarthen School of Art will present a performance using molten iron.
Michał Podleśny will build a woodfired kiln, which will resemble a grotesque figure of a gnome with a metal body hissing and shooting with flames.
A flameworking workshop will be led by Beata Damian-Speruda, Dagmara Bielecka and Katarzyna Gemborys.
Our special guest, Wayne E. Potratz, is a renowned American artist working in the field of metal casting. He will lead a mouldmaking workshop for sculpture students of the Academy.
This year Wrocław will be the place where masters of glassworking techniques will meet. Ben Wright /USA; Brent Cole /USA; Jiří Pačinek /The Czech Republic; Agâh Barış Can Aksakal /Turkey will be working together to present their techniques of shaping with hot glass.
At the Festival an American artist – David Lobdell will run an exceptional iron pour from the big furnace built in 2007 at the Wrocław Academy. He will be helped by the crew of students and other invited artists.
Michał Staszczak and his crew will lead a spectacular iron pour from a tilting furnace.
“Other face of Raku” is an unusual show of unique and spectacular firing of a two-metre ceramic work made together with students from the Department of Ceramics of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław.
Raku ceramics will be fired for us by Mirosław Kulla and Kacper Kuźnicki as well as students from the Department of Ceramics.
Kalina Bańka and Adam Włodarczyk will run a workshop called “Bakery” where participants will be encouraged to create their own decors in the negative.
Fast Design is a workshop of designing glassware led by Beata Mak-Sobota.
Mohammed El Abd, an Egyptian ceramic artist, will show us a traditional process of making Egyptian paste which hasn’t changed for more than 7000 years.
Simon and Rebecca Eccles will present methods of creating murrine ornaments in coloured, glass material.
One of the curators of the ceramics section of the Festival of High Temperatures 2016