Why did you pick this craft?
I originally wanted to apply for the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, but its admission process clashed with that of the Hungarian University of Applied Arts (MOME). My portfolio was more relevant for an applied arts training, so I eventually opted for that.
Do you remember the first work you made?
One of my more notable works I remember was a drawing of my mother. I think it turned out to be rather good. Not everyone may recognize her though; in fact, only I knew it was her, but this is what burned into my memory.
Benedek Regős©Museum of Applied Arts Budapest
How are tradition and innovation presented in your work?
I often work with pearls, which are classic components in jewellery making, and I also use antique jewellery. I find it crucial to build bridges between different generations and to have as many age groups as possible connected to my objects.
How would you define a “well made” object?
I used to be determined to create perfect objects, but it blocked me and I couldn’t move forward. In the pursuit of perfection, one is afraid of making mistakes. Instead, I started to look for the path to the wholeness of the object. It may be flawed, even on purpose, as you can learn from it.