Fotó: Mérey Martina

Exhibition of Hungarian ceramics

An exhibition of ceramics opened at Danube Palace on 21 March with a related conference on 4 April. The exhibition can be attended until 8 April.
On the exhibition 350 pieces of the ceramics collection made one and a half decades ago in Hódmezővásárhely. The conference was organized with the participation of such MMA members as Imre Schrammel and Hedvig Dvorszky.

Hódmezővásárhely can be found in the south-east part of the Great Hungarian Plain, 25 kilometers from Szeged. It is a significant educational, economical, cultural and art centre, and it has long been a centre for ceramics as well. In the 1990s the city has decided to become a Central-European Ceramics Centre and the International Hódmezővásárhely Ceramics Symposium was formed, attracting famous national and international ceramists. In 2006 the ceramists' settlement was opened, which is a centre for art, education and tourism.
Imre Schrammel is an outstanding, determining and innovative figure in the past fifty years of Hungraian ceramics. He was born in Szombathely in 1933, studied at the College of Applied Arts (now named Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) between 1952 and 1957. He taught in the US (Haystak Mountain School of Craft) in 1983, in Innsbruck (Art Didacta) in 1987-88, in Canada (Banff Centre) in 1987, in Trier (Europäische Akademie) in 1987 and in 1989 at the University of Haifa. For his works he has drawn inspiration from nature, folklore, mythologies and from himself. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, and was a member of its board and vice-president of it as well. He has won Kossuth state prize in 1991.
Hedvig Dvorszky (born in 1942) is an art historian and an honorary member of MMA. Her area of research and education consists of contemporary architecture, applied arts and design.
April 5, 2013