Crystalline Dizziness

Crystalline Dizziness – Magdalena Pejga, Elżbieta Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz, Sebastian Pietkiewicz
ul. Garbarska 24, Kraków – 22.07.2019 – 19.08.2019

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Crystalline Dizziness – Magdalena Pejga, Elżbieta Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz, Sebastian Pietkiewicz

ul. Garbarska 24, Kraków – 22.07.2019 – 19.08.2019

With the fashion for design of the 1960s, crystalis back in the limelight. Once acquired from under the counter, they are a real challenge for designers. Because it’s a lot harder to design a crystal glass than sodium glass vessel. 

Elżbieta and Sebastian Pietkiewicz use crystal glass to design economical, minimalist and functional forms. Magdalena Pejga recycles old crystal glasses creating fanciful cups, candlesticks and decanters


MAGDALENA PEJGA 
Graduated from the Artistic Glass Faculty of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (VŠUP), the Czech Republic, 1994.

She has participated in 8 individual exhibitions in Poland and the Czech Republic and in more than 30 group exhibitions in Poland, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Algeria and India.

She mostly works with crystal glass. For many years she has been experimenting with diffusion colouring, a special 19th-century method of glass decorating.

Together with her husband Mikołaj, she runs a glass studio in Zelów, Łódź Voivodeship.

SEBASTIAN PIETKIEWICZ
Graduated from the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (currently, the E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design), Poland, 2003. Postgraduate Stage Space Studies at the Faculty of Interior Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, 2003.

After graduation he worked as designer for several glass factories: the Sudety Crystal Works, Szczytna, Poland; the Glass Factory Ząbkowice, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland; the Julia Glassworks, Piechowice, Poland, and the Zawiercie Crystal Factory Ltd., Zawiercie, Poland. Since 2013 he has been working as the main designer at the Julia Glassworks.

In collaboration with Leroy Merlin and the Institute of Industrial Design, he designed modular pots as part of the Well-Designed campaign, 2011.

He has received Must Have awards for glass collections: the Polish Table, Metropolis, Blanca, and Patchwork wine glasses.

He has participated in 3 solo exhibitions in Poland and in over 20 group exhibitions in Poland, the Czech Republic, France, Romania, South Korea, Finland, and USA.

ELŻBIETA TRZEWICZEK-PIETKIEWICZ 
Graduated from the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (currently, the E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design), Poland, 2001. Postgraduate Stage Space Studies at the Faculty of Interior Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, 2003. 

Since 2008 teacher of vocational subjects in the field of Glass Technology at the Centre for Vocational and Continuing Education in Sosnowiec. Since 2014, she has been conducting workshops and working as designer at the Julia Glassworks.

She has received a Must Have award for the Blanca glass collection glass, Łodź Design Festival, 2017. She has participated in 2 solo exhibitions in Poland and in over 30 collective exhibitions in Poland, the Czech Republic, France, Romania, and Finland.