Dresden Sculpture




HUFA 15th-26th November

Deadline for the name of participants

Number of students: 3 for each University


How do we enter / exit the field of fine art? What ways and means can the sculptural objectification of an idea be? Students can get to know the boundaries of the two and three dimensions through special sculptural techniques. They can move from the flat to space with the sculptural means of metal casting and metalworking and involving the dimension of time — using the lost wax technique — from the moment to the constant.

The two-week symposium will also help to learn about the various possibilities of the lost wax metal casting technique used in sculpture and object-making for thousands of years, as well as to master the technical processes. For example, bronze casting with the lost wax technic still plays a significant role in 21st century creative metal casting and modern plastic construction. Within the framework of the course, students can learn about this complex technique and its special possibilities, from the preparation of individual wax samples to the preparation of molds and finished castings. Depending on the planned theme of the course, this can be supplemented by the inclusion of various combustible materials, such as nickel cell, paper, 3Dprint, etc.


Work plan

-lecture, professional discussions

-create basic spatial extensions using sheets of paper / cutting, tearing, creasing, folding, bending, etc.

-relief-like application created with wax sheets; creation of small-scale works

-creating small spatial structure collage and sculpture with differently machined flat elements, which are suitable for firing and chamotte molding

-workshop work, continuous professional consultations, presentation and practice of casting processes (preparation of molds, burning, melting, casting, chiseling)

-exhibition and presentation of the work


Leader Professor: Géza Sallai sallai.geza@mke.hu

Contact persons: Zsolt Ecsedi ecsedi.zsolt@mke.hu