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Ielizaveta Portnova

Artist's Work

Outlines of the Void

    Work introduction

    In my work, I try to discover new forms of material implementation in various environments. These are aggressive firing environments, and on the contrary, a thin selection of temperature conditions for revealing a palette of soda glazes and engobes. I combine burnt ceramics with raw clay. I give materials the opportunity to interact and contradict one another.

    In this approach to work, I seek to attract material to co-authorship. He has the opportunity to intervene in the line of the object, to decide its character and form.

    This dialogue is very important to me.

    Artist Biography

    I was born in 1981 in Kiev, Ukraine.

    I studied ceramics since I was 10: first at a children's art school, and then in 2002 I was educated as a bachelor, a ceramics artist at the “Kiev Industrial Technical University”. (Kiev, Ukraine).

    Since 2002, I have been working in my studio.

    Since 2015, I have been a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

    After that, I took part in the residences of South Korea “Macsabal Museum” 2015, and China “Fuping Pottery Art Village” 2016.

    In 2015, I participated in the Macsabal Woodfire Festival” and Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition “Ceramic world of the Silk Road” in the Imperial Ancestral Temple of the Forbidden City. Beijing, China.

    In 2019, I was the finalist of the International Juried Porcelain Exhibition “2019 Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award (ICAA)” Beijing, China.

    In 2019, I received «Grand Prix» the highest award of the «International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics named after Vasyl Krichevsky» in «National Museum-Reserve of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishny», Ukraine.