Biography - Jozsef NAGY
Jozsef Nagy was born in Paks, Hungary in 1944. He is an artist by natur, who began his art at a very early age.
His father was a music teacher. Jozsef Nagy started learning piano and singing when he was 5. He has played the piano until he lost his hearing due to childhood mumps when he was 8 years old.
Since 1952 he has been creating pencil drawings. During his High School years at Eger he was already an artist of great eminence in the field of visual art. He took up engraving in 1959 and had worked for the famous Crystal Manufacture in Parád, Hungary.
About his work
Crystal glass is a form of glass with a high degree of transparency. Lead-crystal (sometimes mentioned as the “Queen of Glass”), is high-quality glass containing lead-oxide (PbO). Every glasswork is qualified as “crystal” when it contains over 24 % lead oxide.
Overlay glass: The surface of colorless, transparent glass is coated in a thin layer of colored crystal glass. Then, when it is subjected to delicate cutting or engraving, the underlying colorless crystal glass stands out as a wonderful contrast to the top coat of colored glass.
Engraving: There are three methods used to engrave glass by cutting into the surface: copperwheel, stonewheel, and diamond bur. Jozsef Nagy uses diamond bur for Intaglio decoration by deep engraving: beautiful design, beautiful patterns depressed below the surface of the glass.