Mariusz Ochocki

Biography

Mariusz Ochocki – is the main designer and artistic manager. He was born in 1962 in Bolesławiec. As a graduate of The Higher School of Fine Arts, presently the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, he apprenticed in the studio of Professor Felix Kocianowski and the workshop of ceramic techniques and technologies with professor Stanisław Szyba. He professionally associated with Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna” in Bolesławiec since 1991 as the artistic manager, and as a form designer since 2012. Mariusz designs ceramics, sculpture and graphics. Geometric shapes on the base of a ball and cuboid are inspirations recognized in his ceramics.
Currently, from the latest designs of ceramic vessels, the cut cone is dominant for creating new forms. The essence of these new projects is the use of traditional craft techniques, keeping the functional and aesthetic aspects for ceramic items, while obtaining an innovative product that complements modern interiors. Thanks to the replacement of existing shapes with an oval design into the form of straight blocks with bevelled sides, it is attainable to obtain new space to develop the simple geometric motifs that entwine the surface of the dishes. This combination of both elements a ceramic vessel, combining tradition with a flair of the avant-garde, and following a natural return to traditional handicraft.

Works

Exhibition

Group Exhibitions and Awards:

2000 – 2019

Interantional Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt am Main.

2018

Laureate of the Special Design of the Year award for the Culture of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for special design values for the product “Coffee Set” in the decoration of "Bryły Geometryczne" design decoration by Teresa Liana, design form by Mariusz Ochocki.

2018

Laureate of the Good Design 2018 competition for special design values for the product of “Bowls and Fish-shaped Dishes” in the decoration of “KOBALTOWE CHMURKI” design decoration by Maria Starzyk, design form by Mariusz Ochocki.

2018

Exhibition “Good Design” Industrial Design Institute in Warsaw.

2018

New design in Bolesławiec ceramics “Barwy Niepodległej.” Exhibition of Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna”, The Culture Centre in Bolesławiec - International Ceramics Centre in Bolesławiec.

2018

Polish Ceramic Artist – Triennale Bolesławiec 2018. Exhibition presenting one hundred polish ceramic artists on the special occasion of the 100 anniversary of the Independence of Poland. Gallery – Tourist Information Centre in Bolesławiec.

2018

Presentation of ceramic products in Tokyo. Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna”.

2013 – 2018

“New Design in Bolesławiec Ceramics” – Exhibition of Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna”, Cultural Centre in Bolesławiec – International Ceramics Centre, Bolesławiec.

2017

Exhibition “Good Design” Industrial Design Institute in Warsaw.

2017

“From Bolesławiec Clay” “Ceramika Artystyczna” in Boleslawiec, Mi.MO Gallery, Banco Monte dei Paschi di Sienna, Town hall – Italy.

2017

“From Bolesławiec Clay” – Exhibition at the Polish Institute in Rome.

2016

“From Bolesławiec Clay” – Exhibition in Italian city of Vietri sul Mare.

2016

“From Bolesławiec Clay” – Exhibition at the Ceramics Museum, Bolesławiec.

2016

Design Exhibition of Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna” at the Kepler Science Centre – Nature Centre in Zielona Góra.

2016

“Art from the Fire.” Stoneware Dishes of Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna” in Bolesławiec, Mazowsze Village Museum in Sierpc.

2016

"From Bolesławiec Clay" Exhibition of the association of ceramic municipalities of the Republic of Poland Ceramics Museum in Bolesławiec 2016.

2015

Stoneware Dishes of Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna” in Bolesławiec, Father Krzysztof Kluk Agricultural Museum, Ciechanowiec.

2013

“Art from the Fire” Stoneware Dishes of Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna” in Bolesławiec, Central Textile Industry Museum in Łódź.

2012

Presentation of products of Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna” in Tokyo, Japan.

2006 – 2011

The Zanger Company “Presentation and the sale of stoneware dishes on the Home Shopping Network, QVC” USA.

2009

“The Artists of Bolesławiec Earth” – Presentation of contemporary artistic work connected with the region of Bolesławiec Ceramics Museum, Bolesławiec.

2003

“The Modern Design of Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna”, Ceramics Museum, Bolesławiec.

2002

“Designers of Artistic Ceramics,” Ceramics Museum, Bolesławiec.

2000

“The graduates from Bolesławiec of National Academy of Fine Art in Wrocław,” Ceramics Museum, Bolesławiec.

1998

“The Contemporary Stoneware of Bolesławiec 1948 – 1998,” Ceramics Museum, Bolesławiec.