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© Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello
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© Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello

Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello

Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello Ceramicist
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Lithuanian, English, Italian, Russian
Hours:
Monday and Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00, Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 - 18:00, Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Phone:
+370 60418901
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The magic of black ceramics

  • • Sculptural thinking is visible in each of Ieva's works
  • • She has been working with black ceramics for two decades
  • • She enjoys the unpredictability of ceramics

Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello was in two minds about what field to pursue after graduating from the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art – sculpture or ceramics. She chose ceramics, like her parents, and never regretted it. Still, sculptural thinking remained present in her work. She is fond of shapes, textured decoration and wood firing in an outdoor kiln. But she is especially fascinated by black ceramics, where the most important thing is the shape and the metallic shine of the surface. Ieva has dedicated 20 years to working with black ceramics but has never stopped being amazed and fascinated by the possibilities. Her plates, jugs, cups and pots have sculptural elements or delicate incised decoration. Earth, air, fire, and water – all four elements are present in her ceramics, and she masterfully controls them all.

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Works

  • © Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello
  • © Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello
  • © Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello
Photo: © Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello
Cups for tea ceremony

These cups are handcrafted by assembling small pieces of earthenware clay, giving the object a symmetrical shape. They are then fired using the black ceramics firing method, an old wood firing technique based on the reduction process, which gives the cups a beautiful metallic black colour. The final colour is always unpredictable; sometimes it has rainbow-like stains on it.

Height 8 cm
Width 10 cm

Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello Ceramicist
Photo: © Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello
Cup 1

This wheel thrown cup was handcrafted from brown earthenware clay. The interior of the cup is burnished, giving the surface a shiny appearance, while the outside is matt. The cup was fired using the black ceramics firing method, an old wood firing technique based on the reduction process, which gives the cups a beautiful metallic black colour. For Ieva Paukštytė, the priority when using this technique is to find a balance between shape and surface textures.

Height 10.5 cm
Width 8 cm

Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello Ceramicist
Photo: © Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello
Cup 2

This cup is wheel thrown from brown earthenware. The outside of the cup has a handmade striped texture, contrasting with a colourless transparent glaze of the interior. The cup was fired using the black ceramics firing method, an old wood firing technique based on the reduction process, which gives the cups a beautiful metallic black colour. For Ieva Paukštytė, the priority when using this technique is to find a balance between shape and surface textures.

Height 11 cm
Width 10 cm

Ieva Paukštytė-Schinello Ceramicist

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