Herend Porcelain

Alfréd Tamás Klein

Born 1975, Ajka.

After acquiring basic education in Herend and a successful entrance exam, he enrolled at Herend’s Porcelain Manufactory’s vocational school in 1989. Ever since finishing school, he has worked at the Figure Painting Department as an expert in costume and bird painting.

 

He has close ties to the manufactory through his family as well: a number of generations of the family worked for the company through decades. For many years his grandfather worked as a foreman at the Department he currently works in. Since the mid-1990s he has been active in designing new ornamentation, and he left his mark on numerous new patterns. Along with his job, since 2001 he has trained graduating students of the manufactory at Figure Painting as a regional instructor.In 2004 and 2006, respectively, he passed a beginner’s and intermediate level English language exam, and he has a passive, intermediate-level command of the German language as well.

He spends most of his leisure time doing photography, focusing on nature and portrait photography. In pursuit of his hobby, he spends a lot of time wandering the countryside. He also has a significant and ever-expanding camera collection, with models from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s. He has also acquired considerable experience in restoring pieces of his collection.

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