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Balazs Sipos

Pate de Verre designer

Balazs Sipos

Pate de Verre designerMr. Sipos is a not only a remarkable applied artist but also a gifted sculptor who spends much of his time creating crystal figurines of unmatched beauty. His inspirations come mostly from the nature, and from the everyday life of people. Balazs has a deep interest of the rich wild life of the third continent and that obsession can be well observed in his kiln cast or pate de verre crystal works. His human portraits presenting young black males and females are eye catching and the medium that he has chosen to express his artistic impressions is exciting and unique.
Balazs creates wonderfully detailed yet slightly magical figurines, which are governed by their mysterious, wondering characters. Crystal is such a wonderful but technically difficult medium, which Mr. Sipos masters well. His pate de verre crystal figurines demonstrate outstanding qualities of craftsman ship and reflect a sensitive gift for portraiture.
The works of Balazs Sipos can be observed in the following exhibitions:
  • Museum of Applied Arts
    33-37. Üllői str. IX. ker.
    Budapest / Hungary / EU.
    (temporary exhibition)
  • Ajka Crystal Official Company Museum
    4. Alkotmány str.
    Ajka / Hungary / EU.
    (permanent exhibition)
  • Messe Frankfurt Ambiente
    Frankfurt / Germany / EU
  • MACEF International Home Show
    Milan / Italy /EU

    View products designed by Balazs Sipos »

    Few words about Pate de Verre

    The technique of pate de verre is a rare, long-forgotten technique of crystal making that dates back to the age of the Egyptians in 3500 BC. This technique of glassmaking is completely different from the widespread glassblowing. The breathtaking plastic possibilities were rediscovered by the French crystal maker Daum who is still world-famous for its exclusive crystal products. The essence of pate de verre is making a paste of glass that is applied to the surface of a mould and which is then it is heated with fire. Why is pate de verre technology superior to traditional glassblowing? The advantages of pate de verre include that different colors can be placed in the different parts of the molds resulting in a large variety of colors within the given product of art. In the beginning of pate de verre, crushed glass was mixed with enamels to form a paste that was put in the mold and then heated until the glass would melt. The small, elaborately decorated glass items attracted plenty of attention. Today the process includes creating a paste from very small sized glass particles or maybe even powder. Due to the modern technology products are today translucent or sometimes even clear. Ajka Crystal’s lately developed technology for kiln cast glass techniques has allowed this glass arts products to be added to our collection. Because the pate de verre technique is extremely labor intensive, involving all the steps described above from model making to casting and polishing, it is still a rarity in the world of crystal glass art and has accordingly high value. Each of these crystal products manufactured with pate de verre technology is a highly prized collector’s rarity.
    List of Ajka Crystal designers:
    Magda Nemeth - Crystal Glass Artist »
    Zsuzsa Csala - Crystal Glass Designer »
    Katalin Piros Matusik - Crystal Glass Designer »
    Agnes Gardonyi - Art Glass Designer »
    Balazs Sipos - Pate de Verre Glass Artist »
    Melinda Nakada - Crystal Glass Artist »

    Special Offers!

    Are you a great friend of top quality crystal products but also good bargains? Keep an eye on this section, we have three of the most popular pieces on sale every month!
    Canens Cocktail Glass
Special Spring sale
The amehtyst purple colored, genuine cased, handcrafted, mouthblown, 24% lead crystal cocktail glass offers an elegant way for serving drinks straight up. This stemware adds a uniquely personal touch to cocktail parties and other festive gatherings. Designed to enhance enjoyment of cocktails like Cosmopolitan, Manhattan or Vodka Martini, the sparkling glassware makes a memorable gift for someone special.
Retail Price: $125.90
Price: $62.95
    Canens Cocktail Glass

    Retail Price:$125.90
    Price: $62.95
    You save: 50%

    Special Spring sale

    Navarrete Martini Glass
Special Spring sale
This genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal martini glass is member of the Navarrete Suite and was designed to
Retail Price: $119.90
Price: $59.95
    Navarrete Martini Glass

    Retail Price:$119.90
    Price: $59.95
    You save: 50%

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    Marsala Champagne Flute 
Special Spring offer
Ajka Crystal Marsala suite represents the traditional timeless beauty of cased crystal. These majestic pieces of mastercraft feature cut grapes and leaves around the bowl. The design is varied by a beautiful star and scallop cutting. The sculptured and faceted stem underlines the elegance of these cobalt blue glasses. Marsala Suite received its name from a small Italian town in Sicily famous for its excellent and rather heavy wine. The designers decided to adopt the style originally created for wineglasses for other barware models too and the result was a great success. The popular design proposes a unique toast to the lover of quality beverages of all type. Marsala Suite is ideal not only for wine lovers but for anyone with a unique personality. Genuine cased colored lead crystal glasses with the grape design, perfect crystal glass gifts from Ajka Crystal Ltd.
Retail Price: $149.90
Price: $74.95
    Marsala Champagne Flute

    Retail Price:$149.90
    Price: $74.95
    You save: 50%

    Special Spring offer

    Averil Vase /9.8'/
Spring offer
Available only in cobalt blue now, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a precious gem that should be treasured over decades in the family heirloom. A beatiful gift for someone you love or for someone who just loves unique gifts.
Retail Price: $635.90
Price: $499.95
    Averil Vase /9.8'/

    Retail Price:$635.90
    Price: $499.95
    You save: 21.4%

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    Lorelle Old Fashioned
Special Spring Sale
This genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal old fashioned glass will attract plenty of attention on the party that you would like to make unforgettable. It is a rather heavy piece still it is stylish and elegant at the same time.
Retail Price: $107.90
Price: $53.95
    Lorelle Old Fashioned

    Retail Price:$107.90
    Price: $53.95
    You save: 50%

    Special Spring Sale


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