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Yuliya Makliuk

Yuliya Makliuk Ceramicist
Contact
Ukrainian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+380 971440312
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A sustainable philosophy

  • • Yuliya used to work in an international environmental organisation
  • • She has two master degrees: one from Ukraine and one from the UK
  • • She considers herself both an eco-activist and a potter

Ecology is not an empty word for Yuliya Makliuk, she places it at the centre of everything she does. A well-known environmental activist in her home country, she is one of the founders of the youth movement against climate change in Ukraine and a member of the UN's international climate negotiations. In 2017, Yuliya started her journey as a potter and now today, everybody can admire and buy her beautiful objects. What sets her apart from other ceramicists is her approach, her method of making ceramics puts sustainability at the forefront at every stage of production, and her finished items send a clear environmental message. Her zero-waste philosophy and fantastic objects make Yuliya’s pottery a very 21st century venture and a feast for the eyes too.

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Works

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A red donut teapot

This polished red clay teapot in a donut shape is handmade on a traditional pottery wheel. The shaped pot is trimmed, polished and fired to stoneware temperatures in an energy-efficient kiln. The fully vitrified red clay provides a smooth silky matt surface that does not absorb water. This allows to skip the second glaze firing and thus to save the energy. The resulting effect resembles the famous Yixing ceramic ware.

Length 18 cm
Width 5 cm
Height 22 cm

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The Lifecycle Vase

The Lifecycle Vase is a study into circular material design. This minimalist round and donut shaped vase is handmade in accordance with sustainable development and zero waste principles. After extensive research and many trials, Yuliya created a unique material for this vase. The only ingredients used in it are clay waste sludge, mixed glaze waste, broken ceramic shards and glass shards.

Length 25 cm
Width 5 cm
Height 25 cm

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A small melted glass ceramic jewellery box

This small ceramic storage box with lid is handmade on a traditional pottery wheel and decorated with melted sea glass. Unpredictable glaze cracks create a sophisticated raku-style pattern, highlighted by smoke firing. This ceramic lidded jar is ideal for holding jewellery, sweets, cosmetics or anything that is dear to your heart. Individual variations in glaze effects and shape are the essence of these jars.

Height 5 cm
Diameter 8 cm

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A raku style ceramic box with light wooden knob

This circular ceramic storage box with lid and driftwood handle is handmade on a traditional pottery wheel and decorated with melted sea glass. Unpredictable glaze cracks create a sophisticated raku-style pattern, highlighted by smoke firing. The knob is made of a natural piece of wood smoothed by the waves. This ceramic lidded jar is ideal for storage of jewellery, sweets or anything that is small and dear to your heart.

Height 6 cm
Diameter 9 cm

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A blue speckled teapot

This playful stoneware teapot for two is wheel thrown and fired to stoneware temperatures. The speckled blue-green glaze creates curious patterns that highlight the teapot's curves. Easy pouring and a comfortable lid make this a great teapot to enjoy one's favourite tea.

Length 18 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 15 cm

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