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Eszter Fehér

  • Hugi Ceramic Design
  • Ceramicist
  • Balatonberény, Hungary
  • Rising Star
Eszter Fehér Ceramicist
Hungarian, German
By appointment only
+36 304554079
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Material touch

  • • Eszter has always wanted to work with her bare hands
  • • Many restaurants and wine bars use her bowls and dishes
  • • She is working on the development of custom glazes

At 15, Eszter Fehér was looking for an institution where she could study a profession that involved using her hands. Her respect and love for ceramics developed quickly, and after graduating from the Secondary School of Arts in Pécs (south Hungary), she studied at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts in Budapest and later in Basel, at the Institut Integrative Gestaltung – Masterstudio der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW (MA). After moving back to Hungary, she started working in her grandmother's garage on a foot-operated wheel. Her work started to get recognised by restaurants around Lake Balaton, and continues to be more in demand each year. As a mother to a little boy, she finds time for creativity in the quieter moments and is now working on developing her own custom glazes for electric kilns.

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Photo: ©Eszter FEHÉR
Ceramic Large Bowl

This wheel thrown ceramic bowl, handcrafted from brown clay, is finished with a hand scratched white decor. The glaze is Eszter Fehér’s own recipe. She fired the bowl at 1220 degrees celsius in an electric kiln.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 34 cm

Photo: ©Eszter FEHÉR
Porcelain plates

These hand built white porcelain plates are decorated with cobalt-oxide. Eszter Fehér fired the plates at 1260 degrees celsius in an electric kiln. The shapes are irregular, highlighting their handcrafted character.

Height 0.5 cm
Diameter 27 cm

Photo: ©Eszter FEHÉR
Ceramic ship plates

The ship shape of these hand built ceramic plates was inspired by the customer who commissioned them. Eszter Fehér fired the earthenware plates at 1290 degrees celsius in a wood fired kiln. This is a special, time-consuming, beautiful firing technique. Eszter used green celadon and gudrun glaze to decorate the plates.

Length 27 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 5 cm

Photo: ©Eszter FEHÉR
Ceramic plate with dots

This ceramic plate, hand built from earthenware clay, was fired at 1290 degree celsius in a wood fired kiln. The playful dots highlight the uniqueness of the firing technique. Eszter Fehér used blue celadon glaze to decorate the plate.

Height 6 cm
Diameter 32 cm

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