I have been drawn to clay and the beauty of wildlife from an early age.
I was born and raised in Hungary, and my ancestry draws on the entire Carpathian basin. I have been close to nature and surrounded by traditional art my whole life. Crafts shaped by centuries of turbulent history, including traces of middle-eastern elements, form part of my inspiration. I aim for a personal narrative evoking comfort, warmth, and happiness.
Following many years of regular classes at Aylesford School of Ceramics, I completed certificates in City & Guilds in Creative Studies, the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Ceramic Design and the Full Time Residential Ceramics Course at Forest Row School of Ceramics. I also attended numerous masterclasses in my field of interest, held by leading studio ceramicists.
I developed my ceramic work alongside my day job as a diagnostic histopathologist. I found a subconscious crossover between analysis of tissue patterns under the microscope and my deep interest in texture and pattern in art. After 20 years in the NHS I finally decided to focus on ceramics as my long time passion.
I produce thrown porcelain decorated with layered slips and underglazes. I also use hand building techniques for some projects. My pieces are all individual, decorated intuitively and complementing each other in a set. I am a member of Kent Potters, London Potters, and the CPA.
Based in rural Kent on the North Downs, I currently work from my garden studio surrounded by the countryside.