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Gábor Somoskői

  • Kezemura
  • Ceramicist
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Rising Star
Gábor Somoskői Ceramicist
Contact
Hungarian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+36 305000258
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A meditative approach

  • • Gábor is a self-taught ceramicist
  • • He sees his work as connecting all four elements of nature
  • • He enjoys the infinite variety of objects that can be made

Gábor Somoskői was initially into photography and worked a lot with wood, creating skateboards for years, but he always loved as a child. He started working with ceramics more seriously in 2012, when he bought his first small kiln. Today, he is happy that he can work with ceramics in his own workshop, full-time – which he considers to be a kind of meditative activity, and which he learned by doing, step by step, in a self-taught way, without any formal education. Gábor likes to see his work as a continuation of a 10,000 year-old tradition, as, to put it very simply, he makes bowls and utensils from clay in the same way as his pre-historic predecessors – but he has modern tools and ingredients to do so.

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Works

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Goro white

Hand thrown and cut white stoneware cup. It is part of the Goro series, which was inspired by the Japanese faceted (mentori) ceramics. It has been combined with inspiration from the seventies dome building movement featured in the Whole Earth Catalogue.

Height 6.5 cm
Diameter 9 cm

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Hankua

Hand thrown and individually cut stoneware cup. Hankua pieces are part of a bigger experimental series which combines the organic, circular, placid characteristics on the inside, with geometrical, structural, tectonic forms on the outside.

Height 7 cm
Diameter 9 cm

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Pinga

Hand thrown and individually cut stoneware cup. PINGA pieces are part of a bigger experimental series which combines the organic, circular, placid characteristic on the inside, with geometrical, structural, tectonic forms on the outside.

Height 7.5 cm
Diameter 8 cm

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Monk

Woodfired, hand thrown stoneware piece featuring carved decoration filled with porcelain. Carved lines were inspired by the rake used in the making of dry landscape gardens in Japan. Woodfired for 12 hours in a Sasukenei smokeless kiln.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 8.5 cm

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Huomi

Hand thrown, stoneware cup with multi-layered gradient glazes. The piece embodies the search for balance between darkness and clearness.

Height 7.5 cm
Diameter 8 cm

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