Porcelain as Language
“I refer to my Art as, three-dimensional stories in colours. Drawing continues the form and the form continues the drawing, while together they make a story. Both the events of my daily life and my imagination are reflected in my work. As well as a game with symbols and mystical fantasy creatures…
Images: a man and a woman, sometimes represented as animals.
Everybody has their own story. This is a deeply individual matter. I make one-of-the-kind artworks, using industrial processes. The material and technique should not be the primary focus. They should simply be professional enough not to surpass the idea. Porcelain is the language of my “story”, and this language should be fluent and flawless.”
Ilona Romule was born in Riga (Latvia) into a family of artists. She graduated form the Latvian Art Academy in 1985 (MFA in Ceramics) and has since worked as a freelance artist at her studio in Riga and in International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet (Hungary) and in China. She has been leading Plaster mold making, Lithophane and China painting workshops at Universities and Art Centers in Latvia, Hungary, USA, China, Australia, Turkey, Israel, Taiwan, Bali, New Zealand. She works mainly with high temperature porcelain.
During a 30 years career, she has held many solo shows and won many awards most recently GRAND PRIZE, Pomona Ceramics Museum, CA, USA (2014). Her work is featured in numerous museums and international Ceramic Collections. She became a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) in 2001 and an IAC Council Member, Geneva, Switzerland in 2016.
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