Edina Andrási

I am a ceramic artist.

Q&A

What craft do you work with?

I am a ceramic artist. I make and design porcelain objects. I spent my childhood next to a pottery village, where we regularly found gray clay shale in the stream, from which I could make a great pocket TV. During my high school and college years, my interest swelled between different fields of art. I got to a major pottery studio relatively late, where I noticed the diversity of the profession. This is where the realization comes that all my areas of interest and artistic ambition can be integrated into ceramics. At first, the painted, screened, sticker graphic surfaces captivated me, and then the variety of formal possibilities of the objects of use inspired me, and then the sculpture was the most free form of experimentation and self-expression. I usually make my own plaster molds and use them for slip casting porcelain. I also do underglaze decals with screen printing process. Recently I mostly make hand built paperporcelain objects.

How do you start your creative process?

I make experiments that sometimes turn out to be functional objects and sometimes they become sculptures. I find it fortunate to have a working method where material testing and creative free experimentation precede the birth of a utility item. If I was designing only for the reason to fit a function, then I would get different solutions. I guess, experimentation is the key for uniqueness.

How would you best describe your workspace and what tools could you not do without?

I am using a 35 square meter studio in Budapest at an old factory building, where there is a community of artists: painters, sculptors, dancers. In my own studio space I have a kiln, a wheel and tables. I obviously could not do without my kiln and without the big amount of natural light that gets into the studio.

Are there new techniques you would like to try?

Just recently I started to learn to work with glass. I’m at the very beginning. I did some fusing and now will try casting. I am also curious to all kind of 3D manufacturing possibilities.
Sharing your craft and experience.

What have you learnt that you would like to share with fellow crafters?

I can’t give advice, just share experiences from my own practice. In recent years, I have made objects out of my own motivation and curiosity. Thus, in most cases, different types of objects were always born. I put most of my energy into planning and experimenting. These works played a big role in gaining experience and shaping the world of form that characterized me. In the future, I strive to meet my own motivations more often in line with market needs and to help others achieve their goals and dreams through my activities.

What professional dream do you have?

My professional dream is to work closely with interior designers and architects and to have a Larger capacity workshop and workforce.

Media & Contact

Representation

myself as an artist as Edina Andrási

 

References

Website: andrasiedina.hu

Instagram: edina_andrasi_studio

LinkedIn: andrasi-edina

Location

Budapest, Hungary