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Artisans

Klára Bogdán

Potter

My story:

“He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” Saint Francis of Assisi

Bringing innovation to old professions poses a considerable challenge. Studying and imitating the past carefully is not enough; it is also necessary to redefine and change existing values.
It is not enough to work with our hands; we also need to use our heads to see how the values of the past can fit into the present. Moreover, we must also use our hearts to fill our objects with feelings and content that can make them important to the man of today.

What will you find here?

My ceramics follow the style of folk art and modernism, and, being not only decorative and useful but also colourful, bring some warmth and joy into your home. They are handmade with love, and make giving unique and creative gifts easy.
For me, it is important to be able to ensure a future for our traditions by bringing our old values—the motifs and colours of our folk art—into the present. My aim is for the objects of use and ornaments I make to become the jewels of modern homes, and to provide value both to people from other cultures and to our fellow men who are familiar with our traditions and experience them.
Being the link between past and present is a great, but also honourable task. I believe that the knowledge we have acquired—the love and use of clay, water and fire—must not be appropriated, but passed on to those who are receptive. I share my knowledge and techniques at workshops with children and adults who are children at heart and can lose themselves in playful creation.