- Author: Michał Puszczyński
- Title: Study for the abstract organic form
- Medium: coil and slab handbuilt
- Material: stoneware clay
- Dimensions: 60 x 40 x 20 cm
- Year completed: 2013
Michał Puszczynski is a ceramic artist /sculptor, a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Częstochowa, and of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. At present, he is an Associate Professor at the Ceramics and Glass Faculty of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. He makes sculptures and installations using ceramics as the main material. His works are an exploration into the genesis of ceramics, sculpture and architecture. It is a study of the basic means of achieving expression, not perfection. He is interested in the simplicity of form, handprints on the surface, proportions and the size of pieces he creates. Scale has the same significance as line, color or shape – it completely changes the relationship between matter and human. In his art, Puszczynski strives to exceed the limits of ceramics’s materiality, exploring the workings of the creative process. He constantly asks questions and looks for his own answers. Puszczyński is a precursor to the Far-Eastern ceramics firing methods in Poland. He has participated in more than 200 exhibitions, symposia, and art projects in Europe, USA, and Asia. Among others, he received the Governor’s of Silesia Region Award for Young Artists, “Young Poland” Scholarship, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship and the Fulbright Program Senior Award 2019/2020.