Judit Esztergomi Ceramics

I make functional pots, which are meant to be used every day.

Eating, drinking and sharing are those moments which create an intimacy between the pot and its holder, and change the average into special. It is very important how the pot fits into and sits in the hands, and how it relates to and connects with the food served in it.

The uncomplicated, curved forms together with the regularity of throwing provide the blank canvas for my patterns. Decoration techniques all involve carving through or scraping back, with sgrafitto and inlay being my favourites: I hide away first and then slowly and meticulously reveal the pattern beneath.

Inspiration comes from various sources: the heritage of my motherland, Hungary and its traditional folk pottery; the country’s hilly landscapes with their softly waving silhouettes; the meadow grasses and flowers as they feather in the wind. My landscape architect background adds the love for regularity, order and intricate details.

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