I didn’t always do ceramics; I received a degree in painting at the University of Krakow in 1995, but as artists often do, I explored other mediums and started experimenting with clay about 6 years ago in Edinburgh. And so a passion for ceramics began…
I am very much inspired by the spiritual and natural world.
I combine clay and colour to help transform a piece into an abstract expression of the world of the human spirit. I very much enjoy making angels of different designs, and I also do ceramic plates and bowls, all using different glazes and techniques. For the patterns, I sometimes draw freehand or forage for plants and leaves and gently press these into the clay. Many of my ceramic works have winged figures; as the angel is so emblematic of mystery and peace, so too is the creative process. My aim is to capture feelings and emotions by transforming them into a play of natural and spiritual forms.
With my new ceramic work, I have combined various decorative techniques, enabling me to explore a whole new range of forms, compositions and colour combinations. These experimentations in glazing and painting are similar to the way I approach a canvased piece, and the textured colour brings a whole new dimension to my work, allowing others to experience this emotive journey in a different way.