The great technical achievement in the development of the pottery manipulation due to the Zsolnay company of Pecs was able to give several creative opportunities to the applied artists. Let alone the new shining material called Eosin, which green, blue, violet and red refractions are more than a typical signature of the Zsolnay own production.
This article would try to examine one particular achievement due to the new technology in pottery, the enhanced shapeable quality of the material which gave the artist the opportunity to create new effective lines and forms. The curves, the new stylistic religion off the Art Nouveau after Van de Velde, were explored deeply. The softened material gave the artist the same creativity freedom of the painter. And this achievement had as a consequence the use of very strange shapes for the most effective pottery creation
As inspirational motive the artist could at that point borrow forms and figures from various sources such as bestiaries and illustrated books fulfilled with floral shapes. This is or example the case of the famous book of Erns Hackel, Kunstformen der Natur, 1899-1904, which serve as inspirational source for some Zsolnay creation.
The binding of the new shaping capability together with the brilliance of the Eosin material had, as a result, the creation of some very effective psychedelic, even ante litteram, effects.
Some of them seems anticipation of some drawing of the great XX century Italian artist Luigi Serafini.