Gyula Vajto studied ceramics in his native country of Hungary. Early in his career, Gyula was inspired by ancient Greek and Roman pottery and by the themes and forms of European folk art, which are still apparent in his more recent sculptural pieces. Geometric shapes in nature have been an equally powerful influence in his work where he blends the traditional and the modern.
Gyula’s pieces are hand-thrown and shaped with a variety of altering techniques. He experiments with various texturing and glazing procedures to achieve harmony of form and pattern. His color palette ranges from light green and blue to dark metallic hues presented on asymmetrically textured surfaces. In his most recent work, Gyula strives to achieve unity and balance between hand-thrown elements and sculpted figures. His work can be seen in private collections in Europe and the United States.