Krystyna has been creating studio ceramics since graduating from De Montfort University, Leicester in 1984 and setting up her own studio. “The narrative of my work is of timelessness – just as ancient civilizations have always been judged on the sophistication of their pottery. Each piece of my work is designed to create the essence of a weathered survivor from an ancient era that perhaps could have been dug from an archaeological site, telling its story, whilst marrying cultural influences such as the Renaissance in Venice, Celtic mythology and ancient Japanese philosophy. I relocated to Dorset just over a year ago and am flooded with all this inspiration from the Jurassic coastline which has immediately made its way into my newest work. I try to create the feeling of timelessness and spontaneity that comes from the subconscious as I tend to work very quickly. I recently had the honour of two of my largest dishes being featured in chef Tom Kerridge’s book “Tom’s Table” where he used only dishes made by artisans throughout the book. I was told that for this project “the food is king” and indeed his culinary creations enhanced the sculptural dishes perfectly."
Lidded Celtic Jar
Handcrafted ceramic part glazed jar with gold leaf.
Height to top of lid 26cm