Andrey Yaropolov was born in 1960 in USSR. Higher education: “electronic engineer “and “master’ degree in History of Art”.
Up to 2008 he worked in aerospace complex of USSR, including 10 years as Director of “Crystall Ltd”- manufacturer electric devices. In this position he has repeatedly visited many countries.
Since 1996 he was actively interested in pottery.
In 2008 he opened the largest Pottery Studios in Moscow equipped with 12 professional Shimpo wheels. Studio “Yaro” focused on activities in the field of Pottery. Andrey is author of unique thin-walled (1-2 mm) black-brushed pottery.
Andrey regular participate in ceramic festivals and concurs, including in Faenza, Aubangne, Argentona, Jingdezhen and many others. Andrey’s pottery is stored in collections and museums of many countries.
From the very beginning I focused on author’s ceramics based on Russian folk traditions. This is a pottery made almost without glazes. But for protection the surface from moisture absorption, it needs to brush pottery by hands before drying and only after this it goes to the first biscuit firing.
All pottery is subjected to a second firing in reducing oxygen-free atmosphere, after which it becomes black. Additionally, to protect ceramics from moisture, its surface is covered with a special composition “ganosis”. It consists of 3 components-wax, resin and vegetable oil. Such procedure called “waxing”. After this, the pottery begins to shine, and the water is repelled from it, as “from a goose”.
Similar ceramics have long been made not only in Russia, but also in other countries, including Spain. Sometimes the inner surface of pottery vessels has been covered with glaze for crackle-effect. In this case ceramics passes 3 firing.
The next stage in my work was development of technology thin-walled pottery (cups, goblets, wineglasses, beakers, etc.) with a wall thickness of up to 1 mm. These products also need manual polishing and 3 firing.
Mostly the forms of my ceramics are creative, but the typology of forms is traditional, such as jug, amphora, bowl, cup etc.
Since I am engineer and love mathematics, the shapes of my ceramics often have geometric basis. I especially like the Toroid-bublik made on a Potter’s wheel.
My latest collection of ceramics names “Geometric Rhapsody” and includes 5 Platonic bodies made from the Potter’s torus, such as the tetrahedron, icosahedrons etc.
Innovative Pottery Studio "YarO"
· Andrei Yaropolov ·
CP : 141060