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Rasa Justaitė-Gecevičienė

Rasa Justaitė-Gecevičienė Ceramicist
Contact
Lithuanian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+370 68020025
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The alchemy of ceramics

  • • Rasa uses items from her kitchen to help create her ceramic pieces
  • • Her main source of inspiration is the constant renewal of nature
  • • She is head of the ceramics department at Vilnius Academy of Arts

In her teenage years, Rasa Justaitė-Gecevičienė turned her back on chemistry and mathematics, choosing ceramics instead. However, her studies did not only provide the basics of composition and art, but also immersed her in the subtleties of ceramic technology. An alchemic process, pottery requires both formulas and calculations – all of which she once ran away from, but now finds great pleasure in. Creating exhibition works and artistic sculptural objects for interior design, Rasa's works always have an unexpected and unique perspective: recognisable household objects or natural forms turn into fantastic ceramic works. By skilfully combining different materials, Rasa invites us to observe, to touch, or sometimes to take a walk within a landscape of emotions.

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Works

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From My Grandmother's Chest

Rasa Justaité-Gecevičiené's grandmother's chest contained her bridal dowry: hand embroidered pillows, tablecloths and bedspreads, items used to decorate her house for over 40 years. Today, Rasa has inherited them. Most of them are obsolete and outworn. Rasa cannot embroider them herself, so she decided to recreate these decorations on a ceramic surface. All the patience and love she received from her family, and which will be passed on to her daughter, is reflected in the print.

Length 35 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 10 cm

Rasa Justaitė-Gecevičienė Ceramicist
Photo: © Ula Geceviciute
Roses

This faïence bowl has been finished with an intricate lid decorated with many roses. To create the rose patterns, Rasa Justaité-Gecevičiené used silicone cake moulds. This playful bowl has been finished with a cream glaze.

Length 40 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 20 cm

Rasa Justaitė-Gecevičienė Ceramicist
Photo: © Ula Geceviciute
Bearer

This ceramic sculpture of a bowl with attributes of a ram was built from black clay, glaze and gold luster, and was inspired by reflections on the genetic code of living organisms. Genetic engineering enables us to take genetic information, rearrange it according to our needs and transfer it from one organism to another, despite interspecies differences. In this way, plants, microorganisms or animals acquire new properties that were not characteristic of them before.

Length 30 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 40 cm

Rasa Justaitė-Gecevičienė Ceramicist
Photo: © Ula Geceviciute
Rain and Snow

Clouds are part of everyday life in Lithuania’s landscape and are a rich source of inspiration for Rasa Justaité-Gecevičiené’s work and creative process. In this piece, a glazed ceramic white cloud tops a bowl made from black glaze, like the first snow of the year.

Length 30 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 35 cm

Rasa Justaitė-Gecevičienė Ceramicist
Photo: © Evaldas Ivanauskas
Frosted Grape

The principal motifs in Rasa Justaité-Gecevičiené’s creations come from her observation and interpretation of plants, which express the perpetual motion of nature, unique and surprising. This glazed stoneware sculpture was inspired by the imagery of frosted grape vines. Rasa has included metal detailing on the ceramic sculpture, representing the vine.

Length 30 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 35 cm

Rasa Justaitė-Gecevičienė Ceramicist

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