We are ceramic artists from Russia, Alexander Sysoev and Elena Ilyushonok. Our family workshop is called “Studio of Ceramics 4Pa”. We have been professionally engaged in ceramics for over 25 years. Ceramics for us is not just work … It’s a way of life. Alexander Sysoev was born in 1961. He began to work professionally in ceramics in 1993. – “Since then I can’t imagine my life without ceramics. “Dialogue” with this amazing material is always interesting and exciting. ” Elena Ilyushonok was born in 1968. Graduated from the graphic arts department of the Smolensk Pedagogical Institute. She began to study ceramics from her student days. – “The very first acquaintance with clay, opened me an extraordinary freedom for creativity and wide opportunities to work with form and plastic”.
Elena Iliushonok & Aleksandr Sysoev
The main motives of our creativity are the Slavic traditions in ceramics. It is on these traditions that we have grown and formed as masters and artists. But we have always been interested in the traditions of other cultures. And these traditions are also a creative source for us. Plunging into the world of ceramics of different ethnic groups, we seem to travel through time and space. In our work, we try to rely on the experience accumulated by many generations of potters and ceramists, and use the latest developments in the field of ceramics. Our workshop produces a lot of tableware and ceramics intended for interior decoration, facades and landscape. These are handmade tiles, tile claddings for fireplaces, ceramic panels and clocks, sculptures and much more. We use only the highest quality materials. The inner surfaces of all vessels are watered exclusively with glazes intended for dishes. One of the main directions of our activity is the ceramics of the restoring fire. Almost all cultures have used this technology for the production of ceramics since ancient times. For example, in Italy, it is BUCCHERO, in Russia – Chernoloschenaya ceramics, and in Japan – RAKU ceramics.
We really want to show people that ceramics are not only utilitarian things, but also objects of great real art. We love ceramics, and we love to make ceramics, and we are very happy when we see that people need our art, that our ceramics pleases the soul, decorates houses and makes life a little better and brighter!
Studio of ceramics 4Ra
· Elena Iliushonok & Aleksandr Sysoev ·
Borovsky district, Kaluga region
CP : 249007