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Szilvia Gyorgy

Szilvia György Szilvia György was born in Hungary, arriving in Australia in 1989.

She has studied at the Australian National University, Institute of the Arts, and at the National Art School.

György has taken part in various exciting group exhibitions, including Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Craft and Design, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, she has also had three solo exhibitions in Hungary.

She has also been an Artist in Residence in the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary and at the National Art School, Sydney.

Szilvia György ceramics and jewellery

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"In my ceramics I search for new forms by deconstructing old ones, seeking aesthetic and physical balance through the process of shifting elements until they again re-establish order from chaos.

The result creates a shadow play of positive and negative areas and varying planes that shift according to perspective.

I use smooth white porcelain clay, which is formed traditionally on a potter's wheel.

The forms are sliced and then rearranged prior to high temperature firing to harness the pyro-plastic qualities of porcelain."

"Jewellery as 'wearable ideas' is a fascinating theme for me, which I find opens up a universe of possibilities.

The challenge is to search for a dialogue between the material forms and movement of the human body.

The principal material I use in my work is silver, which I then contrast with brass, copper, glass and various semi-precious stones or pearls."

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