I am a contemporary Ceramics Artist, born in Czech Republic. There I lived and studied fine Arts and Crafts graduating with honours in 2006, before moving to Brighton, England.
I have never stopped thinking about pursuing a career as an artist and after few years of not creating any work I decided to make my way back into art.
I am currently doing voluntary apprenticeship with ceramic artist John Evans.
I have set up small studio in my home and spent last year searching for direction in my work. On this journey of self-discovery I have worked on different projects and experimented with various ideas, only to come back to my roots and my graduation work. I am observer, I have recently started to work on a series of sculptural human forms, investigating human body as an medical object. I am finding links and exploring relationships between fragility of human life, the impact of our life style choices and the environment we created to live in on our lives and bodies.
My inspiration comes mainly from everyday life and hospital environment where I work.
Home address – 119 ditchling rise
Nationality - Czech Republic
Date of Birth – 17.01.1987
Phone number - 0792 869 4649
Email adress - email@example.com
1993 - 2001 Primary School , Veseli nad Moravou ,Czech Republic
2002 - 2006 College of fine Arts and Craft, Hodonin, Czech Republic
Subject - Ceramic Sculpture and Pottery
Graduation - Czech Language A; English language B; History of Art A:Technology of Ceramics A;
Practical Examination - Final work - Design, Quality, Presentation A
2008 - 2009 City college Brighton and Hove
Subject - Interior Design Introduction; Part time course Level 1 & 2 NFCE Certificate in Creative Art
2009 - 2010 City college Brighton and Hove
Subject - Interior Design Advanced; Part time course Level 3 NFCE Certificate in Creative Art
2006 - 2008 Cafe Giardino, Brighton
Job title- Cashier, Supervisor
2008 - 2009 Travelodge Hotel, Brighton
Job title - Receptionist
2009 - up to date ISS Facility services ,Royal Sussex County Hospital ,Brighton
Job title - Senior Ward Housekeeper – (Part Time)
September 2011- Changed full time position in ISS Facility services to part time position , working only weekends ,so I can concentrate on my apprenticeship and start creating my own art work, to start fulfilling my dream of making ceramics.
Volunteering and Apprenticeship
June 2011 – to date - Voluntary Apprenticeship – Part time with Ceramic Artist John Evans - Worthing
In helping John with his work from start to finish I have learn about loading and firing kilns,
making and decorating Tiles, throwing bowls and pots, burnishing, making and using terra sigilata, decorating using resists and chemicals for fuming, and generally assisting with naked raku firings.
I have assisted with setting up shows and with John’s Alternative firing workshops. I am currently refining my throwing skills and developing test projects for use in my own work.
June 2011 – to date Phoenix Gallery Brighton- I get involved in Gallery program, setting up exhibitions, creating children's activities, invigilating at private views, And anything else needed.
Activities and Events
Art Junky / Workshop – Brighton – 29.1.2012 – Assistant to Ceramic Artist Alice Walton
Assisting with workshop organization and preparation, teaching workshop participants (kids as well as adults) how to make and decorate ceramic brooch.
Art in Clay – Hatfield House– 5.7. – 8.7. 2012 – Generally helping and in particular assisting artists set up displays and selling work in their absence
Art in Action – Waterperry House– 18.7. – 22.7. 2012 – Assistant to Ceramic Artist Deana Lee in a Ceramics Demonstrator’s tent. Helping Deana to set up her stand. Communicating with public and customers while Deana was busy demonstrating her work, answering questions, dealing with inquiries, explaining making techniques and processing sales.
Southern Ceramic Group Summer Exhibition – Chichester – 27.7. – 12.8. 2012 –
Assisting with the exhibition organization and exhibiting my work.
London Potters Annual exhibition – London – 5.11. – 21.11. 2012 Invigilating and exhibiting my work
Art in Clay - Farnham – 17.& 18. 11. 2012 - Generally helping , selling tickets and helping with banking. Assisting artists set up displays and selling work in their absence, helping to take down stands and clear out after the show.
Art Junky – Brighton – 24.& 25. 11 2012 – Stall holder – Selling my work
Qualifications and trainings
ILM – Institute of leadership and management - The Practical Supervisor
ISS Facility services - Essential Food hygiene awareness training
Personality and Interests
I have shown myself to be friendly, self-motivated person who is capable to work under pressure and meeting deadlines. I am committed and determined in achieving my goals. I enjoy working in both team environments and independently .I am reliable and take responsibility for my work.
In my free time I enjoy meeting up with my friends, spending time in nature, swimming and doing my exersice.I like going to galleries and museums as well as drawing and being creative myself.
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Phone number: 07928694649