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Tatiana Solodovnikova

Tatiana Solodovnikova Ceramicist
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Finding harmony in combinations

  • • The first time Tatiana touched clay it just felt right
  • • She uses coil and slab construction techniques
  • • She is obsessed with vessels

When Tatiana Solodovnikova used to work as a decorator, she often found that the selection of ceramic decor available was woefully lacking. The idea came to her: "Wouldn’t it be amazing to simply make an object I need?” That was the start of a very long road leading her to do just that! Back then she was going through a personal crisis, so it was the perfect time for self-discovery. She started learning about different ceramic techniques and looking for foreign influences, and felt overwhelmed by the variety of styles and opportunities. After taking several courses at the Mugur studio led by master Pavel Dubovtsev, she bought a potter’s wheel and practised at home. Though skilled on the wheel, she quickly realised she preferred hand building, which is what she does today.

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Works

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The Disbalance

This abstract sculpture is hand built using coil and slab construction techniques, before being pit fired. This work reflects Tatiana's attempts to find harmony in difficult circumstances. A fragile core does not let her find balance easily.

Length 32 cm
Height 31 cm
Depth 13 cm

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Abstract sculpture

This abstract sculpture is hand built using coil and slab construction techniques, before being pit fired. It reflects Tatiana's study of natural forms.

Length 32 cm
Height 25 cm
Depth 26 cm

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The Conversation

This abstract sculpture is hand built using coil construction techniques, before being pit fired. This work is dedicated to the research of natural forms, colours and textures. Its theme is finding harmony in conversation with oneself.

Length 35 cm
Height 28 cm
Depth 14 cm

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The Cycle

This work is a result of Tatiana’s personal worries about family. Family is an organism with its own structure and interconnections. This piece is the third part of a triptych about recurrence and experience transfer from mother to child.

Length 33 cm
Height 20 cm
Depth 14 cm

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Untitled

This abstract sculpture is hand built using coil construction techniques, before being pit fired. This work is about searching for natural forms, colours and textures, inspired by Matisse’s art and little stones and pebbles found by the sea.

Length 34 cm
Height 32 cm
Depth 8.5 cm

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