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Simon Zsolt József

Simon Zsolt József Ceramicist
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Capturing a sense of movement

  • • Simon masters many art forms
  • • He innovates traditional slip casting techniques
  • • His artistic creations are influenced by organic movement

Simon Zsolt József was around 12 years old when he met the only potter in his hometown, and this fortuitous meeting inspired him to dedicate himself to ceramics. He studied porcelain painting at Fischer Mor Porcelain Industrial Vocational School in Herend, and upon graduating he travelled around the world. During this time, he drew a lot, experimenting and developing a style true to himself and his passion for movement. Upon returning to Hungary, he started to adapt this drawing style to his work as a porcelain maker and painter. Over the years, he has complemented his previous studies with numerous other studies in music, drama, painting, teaching and porcelain design.

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Works

  • © János Bánáti
  • © János Bánáti
  • © Szilvia Simon-Nagy
  • © Szilvia Simon-Nagy
  • © János Bánáti
Photo: © János Bánáti
Winged Seed

This sculpture, crafted from porcelain, is an example of Simon’s ongoing investigation of form and technique, as well as the relationship between strong lines and soft finishes. Part of the Wingeed Seed series, it was coated with beige engobe and fired at 1280°C in an oxidation atmosphere.

Height 24 cm
Width 22 cm
Depth 21

Simon Zsolt József Ceramicist
Photo: © János Bánáti
Winged Seed

This sculpture, crafted from porcelain, is an example of Simon’s ongoing investigation of form and technique, as well as the relationship between strong lines and soft finishes. Part of the Wingeed Seed series, it was coated with orange engobe and fired at 1280°C in an oxidation atmosphere.

Height 24 cm
Width 22 cm
Depth 19

Simon Zsolt József Ceramicist
Photo: © Szilvia Simon-Nagy
Rejuvenating Pruning

This white porcelain sculpture was fired at 1280°C in an oxidation atmosphere. Its shape was inspired by leftover tree trimmings. Different parts were assembled together to achieve this expressive composition.

Height 23 cm
Width 27 cm
Depth 25

Simon Zsolt József Ceramicist
Photo: © Szilvia Simon-Nagy
Flying Petals

Part of the Flying Petals series, this porcelain sculpture was inspired by flower petals flying, when at the end of spring they start to be blown away by the wind. The piece was hand-shaped and fired at 1280°C in an oxidation atmosphere.

Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm
Depth 21

Simon Zsolt József Ceramicist
Photo: © János Bánáti
Spherical Atlas

In between flowers and fruits, these porcelain vessels were conceived to express a state of confusion and transformation Part of the “Spherical Atlas” series, they were hand-shaped and fired at 1280°C in an oxidation atmosphere.

Height 33 cm
Width 33 cm
Depth 32
Height 27 cm
Width 27 cm
Depth 23 cm
Height 22 cm
Width 22 cm
Depth 19 cm

Simon Zsolt József Ceramicist

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