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Pálma Babos

  • Porcelain maker
  • Budaörs, Hungary
  • Master Artisan
Pálma Babos Porcelain maker
Contact
Hungarian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+36 303760383
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Rethinking and recycling porcelain

  • • Pálma is famous for her porcelain sculptures called the collapsing towers
  • • She was the Chief Artist of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory for 3 years
  • • Her works reflect on our social and environmental challenges

Pálma Babos has been in love with porcelain since she graduated from the College of Applied Arts in 1985. She believes that this material is so clean, white, versatile and elementary at the same time that it resembles fine marble. Pálma has had a busy career - she was the artistic director of the world-famous Porcelain manufacturer in Herend for 3 years, winning multiple prizes and a prestigious residential fellowship in Japan, yet she remains intrigued by ceramics. There are still a number of questions – both philosophical and structural – that keep her preoccupied, and until she finds the answers, she can’t stop experimenting with particular shapes. “First I always raise a question then I start to analyse it. It could take years. For example I was dealing with pipe structures some time ago, and when I recognized that the creation had become repetitive rather than explorative, I knew I must immediately abandon these forms,” she explains.

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Works

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City

This sculpture, crafted from porcelain, is an example of Pálma’s ongoing investigation of form and hand building techniques. Recently, her work has focused on the cities of the 21st century, as well as the relations of the people living in them.

Width 100 cm
Height 54 cm
Height 54 cm

Pálma Babos Porcelain maker
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Mimicry

According to evolutionary biology, mimicry is an evolved resemblance between an organism and another object. This hand built porcelain sculpture evokes this phenomenon with citizens and cities.

Width 29 cm
Height 34 cm
Depth 5 cm

Pálma Babos Porcelain maker
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Couple

This hand built sculpture explores ideas around society and humans, drawing a parallel between the destruction of the towers and human society.

Width 56 cm
Height 40 cm
Depth 26 cm

Pálma Babos Porcelain maker
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Clouds Above the City

This handmade porcelain sculpture evokes a modern city seen from above. The structure creates shadows as if clouds were passing over the buildings, in between the viewer and them.

Width 100 cm
Height 8 cm
Height 60 cm

Pálma Babos Porcelain maker
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Couple

This hand built sculpture explores ideas around society and humans, drawing a parallel between the destruction of the towers and human society.

Width 38 cm
Height 48 cm
Depth 51 cm

Pálma Babos Porcelain maker

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