Judit makes wheel-thrown and press-moulded tableware from high-firing clays: functional and simple 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.
Judit considers herself an honest craftswoman: her pots lack philosophical and deep artistic thoughts, but they offer the joy and love with which she makes them.
She throws and turns shapes which are light, curved and comfortable to hold; it is very important how the pot fits into and sits in the palm of the hands, and how it relates to and connects with the food served in it.
These uncomplicated forms together with the regularity of throwing provide a blank surface; a canvas for her patterns. Decoration techniques all involve carving through or scraping back: Judit hides away first and then slowly and meticulously reveals the pattern beneath.
Inspiration comes from various sources: the heritage of her motherland, Hungary, and its traditional folk pottery; the country’s hilly landscapes with their softly waving silhouettes, the wind as it blows the meadow grasses and flowers.
Her landscape architect background adds the love for regularity, order and intricate details. The ‘Flow’ pieces also draw inspiration from a Fulham Pottery vase decorated with waves and fish.
Judit is one of fifteen designer/makers that are members of Design Factory and part of our current Summer 2017 exhibition with them called EMERGE which ends on October 8th. Call in to see her work and other ceramics, textiles and jewellery soon x