Biography

EN
Potter and designer, who graduated in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art in London in 2014 and in Ceramic Design from Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw in 2011. Craft skills are crucial for her artistic and design practice since she creates through manual experiments with materials. Her answer to the ever increasing chaos of consumption is personal involvement in the creation of a product.

A laureate of a number of awards, including the Franz Award (2019), Mazda Design Award (2018), British Glass Biennale (2015). Her artworks are included in many art and design collections, such as the Shanghai Museum of Glass. Her products are available worldwide, including Merci (Paris), Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle (Berlin), Barbican Centre and TATE Modern (London). Her art has been presented at over 100 exhibitions around the world: UK, Denmark, Ireland, Korea, Germany, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Finland, China, Brasil.

PL
Garncarka, projektantka, absolwentka Wydziału Ceramiki i Szkła Royal College of Art w Londynie (2014) oraz Wzornictwa Ceramiki Akademii Sztuk Pięknych im.Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu (2011). Pomysłodawczyni i organizatorka konferencji o nowym rzemiośle „Wytwórczo”(2020). Umiejętności rzemieślnicze są kluczowe dla jej praktyki artystycznej i projektowej - tworzy poprzez manualne eksperymentowanie z materiałami. Jej odpowiedzią na eskalację chaosu konsumpcji jest praca oparta na osobistym zaangażowaniu w proces powstawania produktu.

Jest laureatką m.in. Franz Award (2019), Mazda Design Award (2018), British Glass Biennale (2015). Jej prace stanowią część kolekcji sztuki i wzornictwa m.in. Shanghai Museum of Glass. Jej produkty są dostępne np. w Merci w Paryżu, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle w Berlinie, Barbican Center czy TATE Modern w Londynie. Brała udział w ponad 100 wystawach na całym świecie, m.in. w Wielkiej Brytanii, Danii, Irlandii, Korei, Niemczech, Azerbejdżanie, Szwecji, Finlandii, Chinach, Brazylii.

Awards 

selection out of 23
2020 – Audience Award at the 18th Survival Art Review in Wroclaw, City Port, Wroclaw, Poland
2019 – FRANZ Rising Star Award, FRANZ Collection, Taiwan, China
2018 – Mazda Design Award, Lodz, Poland
2017 – Gazeta Wyborcza WARTO Award, Visual Arts, Wroclaw, Polska
2016 – Must Have! Design Award, Lodz Design Festival 2016, Lodz, Poland
2015 – Highly Commended Award, BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE 2015, Stourbridge, UK
2015 – Coadgbursary 2015 Main Award, Confession of a Design Geek, London, UK
2014 – The Charlotte Frazer Main Award 2014, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2012 – Art of Packaging, Poznan, Poland (as LESSDESIGN)
2010 – Main Award – World Aesthete "Innovative Artwork Championship" in Mondial Tornianti 2010, Argilla - Faenza, Italy

Exhibitions


selection out of 107
2020 – Map and Territory, Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland
2019 – Zoepolis. Design for Weeds and Pests, Nosna Gallery, Cracow, Poland
2019 – Hello, We Are from Poland, Beijing Design Week, Beijing, China
2019 – British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
2019 – BAZA, Children’s Art Biennial, CK Zamek, Poznan, Poland
2019 – Para. Ceramics. Print, OBLASTNI GALERIE LIBEREC, Czech Republic
2019 – Emerging Lines #2, Berlin, Wroclaw, Riga, Studierenden WERK BERLIN Gallery, Gallery Weekend, Berlin, Germany
2018 – The Other Side of Things. Polish Design after 1989, National Museum in Cracow, Poland
2017 – Kite and trumpet, Festival of Polish Art for Children, Edinburgh, UK
2017 – Stratification, 15th SURVIVAL Art Review, Auditorium of the Chemistry Department in the University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
2016 – Wyspianski Liberates, Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Cracow, Cracow, Poland
2016 – Of Mice and Men, BWA Galeria SIC!, Wroclaw, Poland
2016 – FUTURE HERITAGE, DECOREX 2016, London, UK
2016 – Roundabout Baltic, Forum Design Center, Malmö, Sweden
2016 – Prospero’s Charm; Art to Enchant, Joanna Bird Gallery, London, UK
2016 – Design Dialogue: Poland–Brazil, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 – Duality of Function, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland
2015 – Synergy, Peter Layton London Glassblowing, London, UK
2015 – Polish Table, EXPO 2015, Polish Pavilion, Milan, Italy
2015 – Keep it Glossy II, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China
2014 – HERE TODAY…, 50th anniversary of the IUCN’s Red List, SORTING OFFICE, London, UK
2014 – Forest and Meadow, Designgalleriet, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 – Sustain RCA Award, London Design Festival, London, UK
2014 – INFORM, BLITZ Gallery, Malta Design Week, Valletta, Malta
2013 – ANIMA, Caroline Gardens Chapel, Peckham, London, UK
2013 – Art Food, Flow Gallery, London Design Festival 2013, London, UK
2013 – Women’s Design, The Polish Museum in Rapperswil, Switzerland
2012 – Women’s Bathhouse, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
2012 – New Tradition, Craft and Design, Cieszyn Castle, Cieszyn, Poland
2011 – UNPOLISHED 11 – Young Design from Poland, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
2011 – Emergency Room by Thierry Geoffroy, European Culture Congress, Wroclaw, Poland
2011 – 57th Premio Faenza, International Ceramic Art Competition, International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
2010 – Take art!, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
2010 – Porcelain Another Way, BWA SIC! Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
2008 – Patriot Manoeuvres – Installation, Art Factory, Lodz, Poland
2007 – Art of Fire, BWA Design, Wroclaw, Poland

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