The Banquet - a feast, a celebration. Throughout history firends and colleagues have gathered round the dining table to celebrate and commemorate in a communal occasion. Usually a large meal or feast is laid for the guests.

In this Banquet the objects for the table are as important as the food they serve. What better way to celebrate a group of artistic colleagues that an exhibition around the dinner table where the works created in response to the theme of Banquest are a visual feast.

Invited artists include:

Czech Republic

Born in 1951, Ivan Jelinek studied at the Academy of Applied Arts of Prague.

Jelinek gave ceramic a totally new dimension, which makes him one of the most important artists in this art form. He created a very distinctive own style, which is, combined with his unique handcraft skills, one of a kind. The handmade unique porcelain objects of Ivan Jelinek have an incredble force of attraction and captivate their viewers. This charisma is intensified by the use of silver and gold for the finishing of the surface. Jelinek uses fine porcelain to form his magnificent objects both on the wheel and with his hands and even the biggest objects are totally handmade giving a freedom and sturucture to the surface of his pieces.

Jelinek's very individual tableware has a truly baroque feel giving the impression his objects are alive, growing, changing and moving.

Great Britain

My ceramics are about expressing individuality and exploring the handmade mark. I am looking for the vulnerability, the spirit and the essence of the human touchwith all its imperfections.

The Sevres vase was a symbol of perfection and decadence in the 19th century and although the vase was painted and finished by hand, the makers mark was always removed. Using this as a starting point, Nemeth explores the contrasting ideas between the handmade and things considered ‘perfect’.

Taking the basic Sevres shape she presented the vase in various forms and at various stages of conception, capturing human qualities of the clay by purposely emphasizing the makers hand marks and exposing drawn lines and sketches on the body of the object; elements that would usually be eliminated or painted over.

" I am interested in working from the unconscious drawing; the visual note to self. The quick pure basic sketch is suggested in clay by modelling from my drawings, redrawing and remaking. The process captures the animate qualities of both the material and the drawn line. Anthropomorphic characteristics occur naturally. I use porcelain for its purity, sensitivity, fragility and strength.

My references are the eighteenth century porcelain vases of Meissen and Sèvres. These symbols of perfection carefully eliminated the mark of the maker. By transforming these vases from the impersonal to the personal I am aiming for a bare essential quality, creating almost a caricature of the original."

Kondor Edit (HU),
Kontor Enikö (HU),
Strohner Márton (HU)
Lakatos Ábel

Information and application form please email:
Steve Mattison, International Ceramics Studio



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