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Maria Volokhova, KAHLA-Kreativ 2015

Maria Volokhova

(born 1980 in Kiev, Ukraine) is a Berlin-based freelance artist and designer specialising in porcelain. She studied Painting and Graphic Arts at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle; the Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna, Italy; Ohio University Athens, Ohio and Ceramics at the Tokyo Art University (GEIDAI), Tokyo. Her works have received numerous awards, including the Diessen Ceramics Prize and the BKV Prize, and were exhibited internationally, including at the Premio Faenza, Italy and the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, South Korea. She was a recipient of the Monbukagakusho scholarship from the Japanese government and the scholarship from the Arts Foundation Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

cast, glazed, touch! surface
2 cm x 11 cm x 10 cm

Porcelain, glazed
48 cm x 29 cm

Based on the tradition of high-quality European porcelain, my work is experimental and crosses disciplines. The intersection between fine arts and product design gives rise to unusual, functional objects. Inspired by historical models and fascinated by the shapes and structures found in flora and fauna, I seek to constantly expand the limits of feasibility in the work with porcelain. Thanks to the existing technical capabilities at KAHLA, my largest and most complex work to-date was realised during the workshop.