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Lidia Boševski

Lidia Boševski Ceramicist
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Croatian, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 14:00
Phone:
+385 (0)918818670
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Capturing natural forms in clay

  • • Lidia is constantly exploring the textures and structures of clay
  • • She has worked with ceramics masters in China
  • • Her work is 'inseparable' from the nature around her

Ceramicist, painter and product designer Lidia Boševski graduated from the textile department of the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb in 1979. She then went on to study textile and fashion design. In the early 1990s, Lidia’s focus was on painting combined with batik technique, but in 2002, her focus shifted towards product design, specifically ceramics. She first made a large bowl using clay that she had mixed with wheat. Because of the humidity of clay, the wheat sprouted. “It was a wonderful moment when I realised how much clay is alive,” she says. The opening of her new design and ceramics workshop Owl in 2005 enabled Lidia to develop new creative approaches and to engage in material and design research, drawing inspiration from nature.

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Works

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  • © Lidia Bosevski
  • © Lidia Bosevski
Photo: © Lidia Bosevski
Research; clay and steel wool

This spherical bowl was made using clay embedded with steel wool. The white surface of the ceramic vase seems to break away, revealing the dark red-brown shade of the iron oxide beneath.

Diameter 16 cm
Height 18 cm

Lidia Boševski Ceramicist
Photo: © Lidia Bosevski
Drop

Drop is part of a series of ceramic vessels created with a view to exploring natural shapes. The piece, fired at 1200°C, recalls the shape of a raindrop in that split second when it comes into contact with the water’s surface.

Diameter 30 cm
Height 20 cm

Lidia Boševski Ceramicist
Photo: © Lidia Bosevski
From anagama kiln

This piece was fired in an anagama kiln, an ancient kiln brought to Japan from China. Wood is used to fuel the firing process. Lidia believes this is the most valuable and natural process and gives the pieces strength in quality and appearance.

Diameter 30 cm
Height 22 cm

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