Kina Gorska's Profile

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My name is Kina Gorska and I am the founder of Kina Ceramics studio where I produce contemporary china crockery and giftware.

The adventure with ceramics started in my childhood. My early memories from age of 6 are about playing with clay. Together with my brother and sister, we used to spend every summer holiday in beautiful countryside of the lake district Mazury in Poland. I remember my dad mining clay for us from a small deposit that we had found nearby our cottage. We played for hours creating simple dishes and figurines. Although it was all childish fun, it directed the subsequent course of my life and soon after, I knew what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Later on, I studied ceramic design at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw (Poland). I discoverd porcelain when doing student internship in the porcelain factory Ćmielów…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 10
  • Joined November 26, 2010

Favorite materials

Bone china, porcelain, wood

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About

My name is Kina Gorska and I am the founder of Kina Ceramics studio where I produce contemporary china crockery and giftware.

The adventure with ceramics started in my childhood. My early memories from age of 6 are about playing with clay. Together with my brother and sister, we used to spend every summer holiday in beautiful countryside of the lake district Mazury in Poland. I remember my dad mining clay for us from a small deposit that we had found nearby our cottage. We played for hours creating simple dishes and figurines. Although it was all childish fun, it directed the subsequent course of my life and soon after, I knew what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Later on, I studied ceramic design at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw (Poland). I discoverd porcelain when doing student internship in the porcelain factory Ćmielów (Poland) and I felt like I found the door to endless creative opportunities. It had huge impact on my professional life. After graduation, I thought about creating my own studio to fullfil my passion to work as a ceramic designer. Two of my colleagues had similar idea and we decided to join our efforts. We found a space that we converted into a studio and a gallery that has become unique place on the map of Wroclaw.

Nowadays, I live in Oxford where I run small ceramic studio and a gallery. I make quirky porcelain giftware and every now and then I create a ceramic sculpture. I tend to gravitate towards simple and clean forms combining them with objects I recreate in porcelain. Shapes of fingers, faucets or spikes instead of handles may intrigue or surprise when it comes to traditional crockery however they beautifully perform their function. Many of my designs are inspired by organic shapes or natural processes like deformations, melting or dripping.

To find out more visit my website: www.kinaceramicdesign.com.
I document my work on instagram @kinaceramicdesign. To stay in touch join http://www.facebook.com/KinaCeramicDesign.

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