What would you consider as a highlight in your career?
What I find important is not a certain job or award, but that after many years of practising, I can finally transmit thoughts through the ceramics. It’s not about struggling with the material anymore, but simply communicating via porcelain. My purpose is to hold a mirror to ourselves through the artworks.
Are you still experimenting with shapes of collapsing towers?
I started to create these sculptures ten years ago, but I’m still obsessed with them. These buildings reflect on the unsustainable nature of our world, and as I’ve developed this idea further, I’ve just begun to create ruins. In this case I use a completely different method than I had before: I’m working with recycled porcelain.
© András Bozsó
Do you use 3D printing?
I always find it exciting how the appearance of new technology affects shapes, therefore I’ve just taken up creating models by using a 3D printer. I am amused by the accuracy of 3D printing and its classical transformation of porcelain. The piece created in this way does not deform in the kiln at all.
How does Japanese and Hungarian porcelain differ?
There are essential features that set the Japanese and the European porcelain industry apart. For instance, in Japan the potter’s wheel is commonly used, while creating plastic models is typically a European invention. The Hungarian Herend Porcelain Manufactory has passed knowledge from generation to generation.