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Staņislavs Viļums

Staņislavs Viļums Ceramicist
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Latvian, Czech, English, German, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+371 29106193
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In tune with tradition

  • • Staņislavs specialises in reduction firing
  • • He follows the centuries old traditions of Latgale
  • • He runs the workshop Cukrasāta with his wife Viola Anna

Staņislavs Viļums was born and still lives in Latgale, a region of Latvia known for its ancient pottery traditions. There, playing with clay was a natural pastime for kids. As a result, Staņislavs' interest in ceramics grew each year, until he eventually decided to become a ceramicist. He opened his workshop in 1996, creating his own unique environment for working with clay and following the heritage of Latgalian ceramicists. His specialism is reduction firing, also known as black or reduced ceramics. All his pottery is handmade and fired in a pit-type wood-fired kiln. Since 2007, he has worked alongside his wife Viola Anna Bīriņa, who came to the workshop as an admirer of black pottery and then became a ceramicist herself.

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Works

  • © Viola Anna Bīriņa
  • © Viola Anna Bīriņa
  • © Viola Anna Bīriņa
  • © Viola Anna Bīriņa
  • © Viola Anna Bīriņa
Photo: © Viola Anna Bīriņa
Bowl

This black, unglazed bowl was made on a potter’s wheel and fired in a pit-type wood kiln.

Diameter 20 cm

Staņislavs Viļums Ceramicist
Photo: © Viola Anna Bīriņa
Bowl

This black unglazed bowl was made on a potter’s wheel and fired in a pit-type wood kiln. Its outer surface has been decorated by hand.

Diameter 28 cm

Staņislavs Viļums Ceramicist
Photo: © Viola Anna Bīriņa
Flower Vase

This unglazed vase was made on a potter’s wheel and fired in a pit-type wood kiln. Its outer surface has been decorated by hand.

Height 30 cm

Staņislavs Viļums Ceramicist
Photo: © Viola Anna Bīriņa
Flower Vases

These vases were made on a potter’s wheel and fired in a pit-type wood kiln. They were decorated with glaze.

Height 30 cm

Staņislavs Viļums Ceramicist
Photo: © Viola Anna Bīriņa
Teapot

This black teapot was made on a potter’s wheel and fired in a pit-type wood kiln. It was decorated with glaze.

Volume 2.5 ltr

Staņislavs Viļums Ceramicist

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