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Ádám Csaba Szabo

Ádám Csaba Szabo Ceramicist
Contact
Hungarian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+36 305594583
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Gastro ceramics

  • • Ádám's ceramic pieces are conceptual
  • • His work is primarily inspired by traumas and injuries
  • • Michelin-starred restaurants use his dishes and trays

Ádám Csaba Szabó's approach to ceramics is often a conceptual one, his intuitive methods giveway to an element of chance, and to themes such as amnesia or the aesthetics of wabi-sabi. His most exciting commission so far was to collaborate with the Michelin-starred restaurant Onyx at the 2018 Gourmet Festival. Instead of disposable plates, the restaurant served its dishes in unfired raw clay pots, which even if they were discarded afterwards, became part of the land again once the rain fell. As this required a lot of dishes, Ádám decided to teach the restaurant's team how to make a pinch pot. In a little over three weeks, the team created 2,000 serving dishes by hand, out of about one ton of clay – thanks to which Ádám's work played a crucial role not only in serving the restaurant’s creations, but also in its branding and as a team building experience.

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Works

  • ©Antonio Fekete
  • ©Antonio Fekete
  • ©Lajos Szabo
  • ©Lajos Szabo
  • ©Lajos Szabo
Photo: ©Antonio Fekete
Trace plate

Trace plate is handcrafted from coloured stoneware. The soft clay perfectly preserves the delicate imprints of nature just as we can find traces of the past on fossils. The wooden imprint is shaped into a plate by hand and the plate is fired without any glaze in a wood-fired kiln. Thanks to the high temperature wood firing, the plate is excellent for professional gastronomic use.

Length 17 cm
Width 26 cm
Height 4 cm

Photo: ©Antonio Fekete
Shino glazed cup and spout

These classical white and orange coloured shino glazed cup and spout are made on a potter’s wheel from local stoneware clay. The bottom of the cup is designed to be stable even when tilted to the side. This will help you eat the food served in it and give you a special perspective of the tea bowl.

Length 14 cm
Width 11 cm
Height 10 cm

Photo: ©Lajos Szabo
Ash glazed plate

This plate is made on a potter’s wheel from local stoneware clay. Under the greenish ash glaze there is a thin half transparent layer of white porcelain slip. Delicate brushstrokes lead from the glaze to the stoneware. The different layers tell stories about the past of the plate. Thanks to the high temperature wood firing, the plate is excellent for professional gastronomic use.

Length 33 cm
Width 33 cm
Height 3 cm

Photo: ©Lajos Szabo
Celadon glazed plate

This plate is made on a potter’s wheel from local stoneware clay with a yellowish green celadon glaze. There are sensitive tiny cracks on the celadon glaze that sit in the rings of the plate. These tell the story of the tension between the glaze and the stoneware. Thanks to the high temperature wood firing, the plate is excellent for professional gastronomic use.

Length 27 cm
Width 27 cm
Height 2 cm

Photo: ©Lajos Szabo
Nuka glazed bowl

This pinch bowl is made from local stoneware clay. The small imperfections of freehand shaping reflect the roughness of the clay. The contrast of the white matte nuka glaze appears against the dark burgundy stoneware. Thanks to the high temperature wood firing, the plate is excellent for professional gastronomic use.

Length 20 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 9 cm

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