Unique Raku Pottery and Ceramics by Ildikó Károlyi

Raku Ceramics for the Dune 2021 Movie Set

In 2019 I was invited to create ceramic objects for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune 2020 (Now delayed to 2021) movie. A limited number of one off, original pieces were made, half of which were hand selected for the set. (A few runner-up pieces are available for sale.) As the filming was progressing in total secrecy I turned to Frank Herbert’s visionary and philosophical thoughts embedded in the novel about: logic, perfection, art and change.

Raku Pottery and Perfection

Can you aim for perfection in Raku? It is difficult to tell, but if you hold a piece in hand and there’s nothing to add or take away, that’s enough. And some objects of this series made that far.

I tend to think that unconscious, pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense is somehow reflected in most of the Raku pottery pieces I make.

Radical, worn surfaces, an otherworldly mood; welcome to the world of Dune.

Dune 2021 ceramics in the Shop

Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.

There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace – these qualities you find always in that the true artist captures.

Frank Herbert: Dune

Ceramics in the Dune Movie: Made in Hungary

If you have eagle eyes you might spot some of these ceramic vessels in a scene of the upcoming movie adaptation.

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About Ildikó:

My aim is to create lovable, usable, high-quality ceramic objects that provide a wide range of visual and tactile experiences. My creative process consists of constant, focused, yet in some aspects instinctive experimentation with materials, shapes and surfaces. My goal is to capture beauty. This process is an intuitive search for harmony, a quest for delight. Objects born in my hands are imprints of the inner paths of this explorer-researcher-observer mind.

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