Eszter Imre

Eszter Imre was born in 1985 in Hungary. Growing up in a historical town in the heart of Hungary she discovered her great interest towards the arts and crafts and started her artistic education at the age of 14.

Getting to know ceramics during the high school years had significant influence on Eszter and she have been working with clay ever since. Restless, hungry for knowledge and adventures she has been travelling around her country and Europe receiving education in different universities within the field of arts, crafts and design. She earned her Master in fine arts (2010) and an MFA degree in design (2014) from the School of Design and Crafts (HDK, University of Gothenburg), Gothenburg, Sweden. After graduation she slowly started developing her own studio at the riverside of Gothenburg where she is creating her often curious and always personal objects in porcelain.

Today she lives and works in Sweden, participating in residencies, exhibitions and shows around the globe. She works somewhere between the borders of art, crafts and design and create all sort of ceramic objects, all with the same will: to push the limits of both the material and herself.


Eszter Imre Ceramics, Must-produced

– Must-produced, 2012

I was born in Hungary in the year when the Halley’s Comet came closest to Earth. My favorite color is the Autumn itself, and I do believe in signs. I’m passionate about porcelain, I love smiling and dancing.

I’m a thinker, I like to analyse things, understand, and find the best solution. Sunshine, dance anytime anywhere, the smell of the rain, to make people smile, a good talk, to reach goals, nice music, unexpected meetings… these make me happy.

Curious, precise, and independent is the 3 words I would use to describe myself.

ESZTER IMRE’s C.V. (resume)

2013-2014 – Design, Master level (MFA), University of Gothenburg, School of Design and Craft (HDK), Gothenburg, Sweden
2009-2010 – Master in Fine Arts specialized in ceramic, University of Gothenburg, School of Design and Craft (HDK), Gothenburg, Sweden
2005-2011 – Master studies in Design, silicate specialization, University of West Hungary, Institution of Applied Arts, Sopron, Kecskemét, Hungary
2007-2008 – Master Sculpture studies, Science University of Pécs, Art Faculty, Pécs, Hungary
2000-2005 – Leaving certificate and ceramist certificate, Tóparti Art Highschool , Székesfehérvár, Hungary

2014 – “It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become.”, Neo, Gothenburg, Sweden
– Silent presents, Tuve Bibliotek, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012 – MagyArt, Odeon-Lloyd – Manzárd Café, Budapest, Hungary
2011 – Your Curious Story: The memory of paper, Rom för Papper Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
2010 – Soul-Homes, Gallery Sintra, Gothenburg, Sweden
2008 – Impressions of Mór, Mór, Hungary

2014 – 13th Westerwald Prize, Keramikmuseum Westerwald (KMW), Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
– Open to Art, International Art and Design Ceramics Competition, Milan, Italy
– Huset X, Gallery 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg, Sweden
2013 – We Love This Product Pop Up butik , Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg, Sweden
– Annual saloon of Fejer county in the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Dunaujvaros, Hungary
– PAD, London’s fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts, presented by Modernity, London, United Kingdom
– Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
– Budapest Design Week 2013, Metszéspontok X Crossovers exhibition, Design Terminal, Budapest, Hungary
– Fresh Fish goes to Röhsska, Röhsska Museum for Design, Decorative Arts and Fashion, Gothenburg, Sweden
– We Are In Complete Control, Gallery 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg, Sweden
– Horisont, Gallery Cosmopolitan, Gothenburg, Sweden
– Konstrundan i Majorna, Rödasten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
– Fresh Fish 2013, Clarion Post Hotel, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012 – Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia
– Vienna Design Week, Vienna, Austria
– Everyday discoveries – International Design House Exhibition & Event, Helsinki Design Week, Finland
– Hungarian Design Award exhibition, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary
– Tendence Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
– ALLSTARFESTIVAL, Gallery Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
– Moholy-Nagy Grand’s final exhibition, Budapest, Hungary
– Material Matters, Dalsland Museum, Upperud, Sweden
2011 – New Start 2011, Gallery Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
– Kahla Kreativ 2010, Berlin, Germany
– Material Matters, Landskrona Museum, Landskrona, Sweden
– Selected works from the Altorjay collection, Pelikán Gallery, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
– iF Design Talents, ceBIT, Hannover, Germany
2010 – Graduation Show of HDK, Röhsska Muset, Gothenburg, Sweden
– Kahla Kreativ 2010, Grassi Museum, Liepzig, Germany
2009 – Ceramic Symposium of Mór, Mór, Hungary
– Reflactions, Exhibition of Master students at HDK, Surte, Sweden
– CONTRAST II., Nagybánya, Romania
2008 – Artzept 2008, Paris, France
– „Cup, bowl and dish” award exhibition, Kooblenz, Germany
– Artzept 2008, Budapest, Hungary
– Zwack Design Award Exhibition, Merlin, Budapest, Hungary
– Ligno Novum Fair and Exhibition of Wood sciences, Budapest, Hungary
– Artzept 2008, Milan, Italy
– Innolignum Konferance and Exhibition of Wood Sciences, Sopron, Hungary
– Sopron Autumn Saloon 2008, Sopron, Hungary
2007 – “NYOM”, Pelikán Gallery, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
– Made in Hungary, Art Hall, Budapest, Hungary
– Pannon Design 2007, Sopron, Hungary
– CONTRAST, Mezőtúr, Hungary
– XVII. Art Camp of Agárd, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
2006 – Fehérvári Saloon, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
2005 – Exhibition of Kodolányi János Kollege Art Competition, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

2014 – Open to Art, International Art and Design Ceramics Competition, Milan, Italy, Special mention
2013 – Hertha Bengtson Award, Sweden
2012 – Hungarian Design Award 2012, Budapest, Hungary, exhibited work
– Porcelain Competition of Limoges, Limoges, France, Selected participant
2011 – László Moholy-Nagy Design Grant, Budapest/Herend, Hungary
– IF Concept Design Award, Germany, exhibited works
– “Your Curious Story” International public vote winner, Sweden winner
2010 – Kahla Kreativ Workshop 2010, selected participant, Kahla, Germany
– Honor of the Rector of University of West Hungary
2009 – Erasmus Scholarship to Gothenburg, Sweden
– Artzept „Tea for Two ”, Bologna, Italy, exhibited work
– Study trip grant to New York, USA
– Grant of the Hungarian Goverment
– Grant of Rubik Fond, Budapest, Hungary
2008 – Sopron’s Autumn Saloon 2008, Sopron, Hungary, Prize of Sopron City
2007 – Anniversary of Culture, Sopron, Hungary, I. prize
– Artzept, „Dish with a lid”, Bologna, Italy, III. prize
2004 – Ortner GMBH. Tile Stove Design Competition, Loosdorf, Austria, special prize

2014 – Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy
2012 – Haviland Manufacture française de Porcelaine, Limoges, France
2011 – Herend Porcelain Manufactory Herend, Hungary
2010 – Kahla Porzellan GmbH, Kahla, Germany

2014 – La ceramica in Italia e nel mondo, n.20, March issue
2013 – Art of Paper Clay: Studio View (tentative title) Rosette Gault, ISBN 978-1-4081-3072-8
2012 – GZ magazine, GZ0912-v41, published in Germany
– Magazine “CasaViva”, September issue, published in Greece
– Fahéj Magazin, April issue, published in Hungary
2011 – EAT ME, Appetite for Design, published in Hong Kong by Victionary, ISBN 978-988-19438-5-9
– Ceramic Monthly, February 2011 focus-technology, An industry/artist collaboration
– Wohnrevue Germany, 12 2010, Die Schweizer Zeitschrift für anspruchsvolles Wohnen und zeitgemasses Design
– Thüringen Kulturspiegel, Dezember 2010, Resultate experimenteller Freiheit
2010 – ELLE Interiör, Sweden, Jun 2010, Examen 2010

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