REVIVING THE LIGHT

EVA ZEISEL (1906 - 2011)

Eva Zeisel was one of the most influential ceramic artist-designers of the 20th century. She was born in Budapest, Hungary to a prominent family of Jewish intellectuals. She studied painting at the Royal Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts and later completed a guild apprenticeship in ceramics. As a qualified journeyman, she worked in Hungary, then in Weimar Germany - Schramberg, Berlin and Hamburg - and finally in the Soviet Union, where she became artistic director for the Soviet Porcelain and Glass Industries. After being arrested for her alleged participation in a plot against Stalin, she spent 16 months in prison, then was unexpectedly deported to Austria in 1937. Her memories of this period were memorialized by close friend Arthur Koestler in his Darkness at Noon, who drew heavily on Zeisel’s experiences when writing the book. Barely escaping the Nazi occupation of Austria a year later, she fled to the United States in 1938 via the United Kingdom with her future husband, Hans Zeisel. Once in the United States, she soon found her footing among American ceramic designers: in 1939 she established a course at the Pratt Institute in New York to teach Ceramics for Industry, worked for several factories as a designer, and her growing fame led to her first solo exhibition in 1946 at the Museum of Modern Art. She continued to develop new designs and saw many of her earlier series brought back into production while working for an exceptionally broad spectrum of companies such as Chantal, Nambe, Crate and Barrel, and KleinReid. She also introduced her own line, Eva Zeisel Originals and went on exhibiting her work in a series of successful shows, mainly...read more in catalog.

Eva Zeisel, Pink, Green, Purple, Gold, and Blue Vases, 2011. Eva Zeisel Legacy Collection



ZS 22274
Zsolnay Tall Iridescent Vase #2
Eva Zeisel
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Designed in 1983, first produced in 1998
Hungary
19.0"h x 7.0"w x 7.0"d

ZS 22260
Zsolnay Tall Iridescent Vase
Eva Zeisel
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Designed in 1983, first produced in 1998
19.0"h x 7.0"w x 7.0"d

JULIA KUNIN

Julia Kunin lives in Brooklyn, New York. She works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, video and drawing. Kunin’s ceramic sculptures are composed of elements from the natural world such as insects, shells and rock formations, where figure and landscape merge. These complex baroque structures are glazed in exquisite and unique lusters. Her recent ceramic sculptures are miniature otherworldly landscapes and surreal figures inspired by scholar’s rocks and the garden grotto. Kunin received her BA in 1984 from Wellesley College, and her MFA in 1993 from Rutgers University. She is represented by Greenberg Van Doren Gallery in New York. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe, and over two dozen group exhibitions have featured her work in the past two decades. Selected solo shows include: “Nightwood” at Greenberg Van Doren in the Spring of 2012... read more in catalog.

ZS 22592
Scholar's stone #12
Julia Kunin, 2012
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze. Zsolnay Factory, Pecs
11.0"h x 6.0"w x 4.0"d

ZS 22591
Scholar's Rock #9
Julia Kunin, 2012
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze. Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
9.0"h x 4.0"w x 4.0"d

ZS 22271
Scholar's Stone #8
Julia Kunin
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
10.5"h x 6.0"w x 5.5"d

ZS 22270
Scholar's Stone #6
Julia Kunin
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
5.0"h x 8.0"w x 5.5"d

ZS 22269
Scholar's Stone #3
Julia Kunin
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
6.8"h x 4.3"w x 4.0"d

ZS 22256
Scholar's Rock #1
Julia Kunin
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary, 2011
4.0"h x

ZSUZSA FÜZESI

Zsuzsa Füzesi Heierli is an independent ceramic artist and sculptor, based in Pécs, Hungary and Basel, Switzerland. Her work incorporates intricate organic and geometric structures, creating web-like vessels. Füzesi was born in Nagymányok, Hungary in 1953. Following her studies at the Academy of Applied Arts (currently the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design), where she worked closely with Professor Imre Schrammel, she launched her career as an independent ceramic artist and sculptor, opening her workshop in Pécs. She relocated to Switzerland in the 1990s, opening a second workshop in Basel. At the same time, she continued to work in her native Hungary, becoming artistic manager of the Ceramics Centre in Siklós near Pécs from1990 to 1994. She was awarded a membership in the Swiss Ceramics Association in 1996, and she has continued to pursue her theoretical interests, culminating in her summa cum laude DLA degree in 2008... read more in catalog.



ZS 22248
Eosin QED 2
Zsuzsa Füzesi
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
6.3"h x 8.0"w x 7.5"d

ZS 22247
Eosin QED 1
Zsuzsa Füzesi
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
6.0"h x 7.5"w x 7.5"d

ZS 22246
Eosin QED 3
Zsuzsa Füzesi
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
7.5"h x 7.3"w x 9.0"d

ZS 22245
Eosin-Double 1
Zsuzsa Füzesi
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
6.8"h x 11.0"w x 11.0"d

ZS 22244
Eosin-Double 2
Zsuzsa Füzesi
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
6.0"h x 8.5"w x 8.5"d

VIKTOR ERDEI

Viktor Erdei is a young, talented ceramic designer currently employed at the Zsolnay factory in Pécs, working both in the porcelain and pyrogranite departments. A prestigious post at the firm, Erdei was chosen from among numerous candidates for this unique position - one of the most desirable in his field. He graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2010, where he was a student in the Silicate and Porcelain Design Department, he has recently been included among the top 10 young Hungarian porcelain designers in Top List - Design 2012, the annual national publication compiled by Trend Guide Magazine, showcasing innovation and excellence in all fields of design read more in catalog.

ZS 22259
Valinor #2
Viktor Erdei
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2012
13.8"h x 14.2"w x 13.0"d

ZS 22258
Folium #2
Viktor Erdei
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2012
5.9"h x 22.8"w x 6.3"d

ZS 22233
Aurora #1
Viktor Erdei
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
15.0"h x 6.7"w x 6.7"d

ZS 22232
Valinor #1
Viktor Erdei
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
13.8"h x 14.2"w x 13.0"d

ZS 22231
Folium #1
Viktor Erdei
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
5.9"h x 22.8"w x 6.3"d

SÁNDOR DOBÁNY

Sándor Dobány is an expert with porcelain and plaster, and has numerous architectural ceramic commissions to his credit. His architectural ceramic work can be seen in his native Hungary, Scotland and Greece. As a porcelain designer, he has created whimsical and functional objects, including tea sets and vases painted with highly detailed surreal imagery.

Dobány was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1954. He began his career as a plaster model designer at the Zsolnay Factory in Pécs in 1969. Working closely with old Zsolnay ceramics was a defining experience in his career. While at the factory, he studied painting and sculpture, with painters read more in catalog.



ZS 22243
Shadows #5
Sándor Dobány
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
9.8"h x 4.5"w x 4.5"d

ZS 22242
Shadows #4
Sándor Dobány
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
9.8"h x 4.5"w x 4.5"d

ZS 22241
Shadows #3
Sándor Dobány
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
9.8"h x 4.5"w x 4.5"d

ZS 22240
Shadows #2
Sándor Dobány
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
9.8"h x 4.5"w x 4.5"d

ZS 22239
Shadows #1
Sándor Dobány
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
9.8"h x 4.5"w x 4.5"d

EDINA ANDRÁSI

An innovative and talented designer, Edina Andrási is a recent graduate of the Institute of Applied Art of the University of Western Hungary in Sopron, and from 2009 to 2010 she studied ceramics at the Glasgow School of Art. She is currently a doctoral candidate (DLA) at the Ceramics Department of the University of Pécs. Andrási created a series of vases called “Unsettled Movements” for the exhibition. Her work for the exhibition is inventive in its reference to and rethinking of Zsolnay’s established porcelain forms and its use of Zsolnay’s famous eosin luster glazes... read more in catalog.

ZS 22238
Unsettled Movements #6
Edina Andrási
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
8.0"h x 4.5"w x 4.8"d

ZS 22237
Unsettled Movements #5
Edina Andrási
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
7.5"h x 5.5"w x 4.5"d

ZS 22236
Unsettled Movements #4
Edina Andrási
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
8.0"h x 4.5"w x 4.5"d

ZS 22235
Unsettled Movements #3
Edina Andrási
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
6.3"h x 3.5"w x 3.9"d

ZS 22234
Unsettled Movements #1
Edina Andrási
Earthenware with Zsolnay eosin glaze
Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
Hungary, 2011
7.5"h x 6.0"w x 4.5"d