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Ewelina Wisniowska

MA work

Intensity

After my experience of working in a renowned tableware factory, I became fascinated by the processes used in the factory. 

Intensity is an exploration of various making processes. Work ranges from fine-dining tableware, through tiles, to the contemporary glassware made in collaboration with a glass blower and traditional crystal-glass cutter.

Through experimenting with different clays and mark-making techniques using simple tools, I explored the surface qualities, creating decoration that can be applied to tableware, glass, textiles or tiles. With the help of a 3D Scanner, I developed beautiful and complicated 2D patterns that are digital representations of the tiles made in clay.

 Tableware range was made with the use of the jigger jolly machine. The mechanised process of making the plate is interrupted with a hand pressed decoration onto the form. The repetitive movement of the hand creating the pattern reflects the movements of the machine.

The intensity of the pattern, consisting of simple rhythmic gestures, moves from the rim of a plate, continuing onto tiles and circling blown glasses.  This gentle play of light and shadow on the forms gives a subtle sense of movement and suggests a delicate abstract landscape.

Info

  • Ewelina Wisniowska
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2014

    Specialism

    Ceramics

  • Departures and new beginnings are the foundations of my work, where contemporary design and technology are combined with traditional craft skills. My interest lies in designing and making tableware, inspired by modern dining practices.

    After my experience of working in a renowned tableware factory, I became fascinated by the processes used in the factory. In my practice I develop my ideas through the exploration of clay, traditional skills and making techniques by incorporating 3D programming and rapid prototyping.

    My work ranges from fine dining tableware, playful and unconventional in form, created using state of the art 3D programs and Rapid Prototype printed models, produced in the factory, through tiles evolved from exploration of clay in the studio, to designing contemporary glassware made in collaboration with traditional craftsmen.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Ceramics, University of the Arts London, 2008–2011
  • Experience

  • Residency, Cmielow Design Studio, Cmielow Porcelain Factory, Poland, 2013 ; Assistant, Katharine Morling, 2011–2012; Assistant, Louisa Taylor, 2010–2012 ; Studio assistant, Charlotte Sale, 2011; Assistant, Anna Perring, 2011 ; Assistant, Allison Wiffen, 2011; Assistant, Tatiana Orloff Mellinson, 2009–2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Work-in-progress Show,Royal College of Art , 2014 ; 'Progression', Preston Fitzgerald, London, 2013; British Ceramics Biennial, Spode factory, Stoke-on-Trent, 2013; Lodz Design Festival, Lodz, Poland, 2013 ; Art Food, Flow Gallery, London, 2013; Art Food, Concordia Design, Poznan, Poland, 2013; Student Exhibition, Ceramic Art London, 2013 ; International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth, 2011; Second Last: Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London, 2011