“Clay has a memory” I was taught when I started pottery evening classes in early 2008 in the Grennan Mill Craft School in Thomastown, Kilkenny, IRE, just after my relocation from Berlin, Germany, in 2007. After a few series of classes I set up my own studio at home, added a kiln et voilà! I haven’t stop since!
I began with small sculptures and for many years I created FISH in any form and colour as ‘bringer of luck and good fortune’, which derived from my upbringing by my superstitious Ukraine mother (which I thoroughly embraced) as well as a collection of framed ceramic trees - Over the last 10 years I have exhibited in several group shows with local artists, including two as part of the IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL WATERFORD. I created my ‘FIGURES OF SPEECH’ Collection for the solo show in 2019 at the gallery in Tramore’s Coastguard Cultural Centre. In 2020 I followed my calling for funny animals and made a collection of sheep. Going forward this year 2021 I rediscovered the making of sculptures; a new start & back to the roots, with the occasional appearance of quirky animals- see my latest addition of flying pigs.