- Maria Kuczynska
- black fired ceramic
- height: 51 cm
© the artist, courtesy Australian Galleries
Maria Kuczynska studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk and was instrumental in forming ‘Habitat’, a group of artists and architects working with a focus on creating humane spaces in her homeland of Poland. This concern for humanity is present in her sculptural works in porcelain and bronze which are although abstract are based on figurative poses and postures. Torso has the presence of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures of heroic figures. Her skill in manipulating the porcelain is evident in the layered drapery and the coloured glaze is used to great shimmering effect.
Kuczynska moved to Australia in the early 1980s and is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva and regularly exhibits with Australian Galleries.