I studied art at home in Hungary, Eger where I spent my college years. Eger is a historic baroque town. The rich architecture and decoration had a big influence on me and probably on the way I decorate my work.
After university I moved to the UK and, having joined an evening class, it was then that I started making thrown pots.
The majority of my work is large functional and/or decorative stoneware vessels. Most of these are thrown on a wheel but I experiment with other techniques and materials too.
Shape is very important but also I put a lot of emphasis on decoration. On the slip decorated pieces I use slip-resist and sgraffito techniques and underglaze brush lines. On some of my other vessels the unglazed slip surface stands in strong contrast with the glazed surface.
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