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More is More II


„Ah, but if less is more, then just think of how much more „more“ will be!“

(Fraiser Crane, main character in American show “Fraiser”)

The ambition of the exhibition More is More II is above all to introduce to the public the most interesting and the most ambitious realizations within glass and ceramic design that have emerged in Slovakia in recent years.

The selection of design works presents the creations of authors belonging to the youngest and middle generation alongside those of students from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Studio of Glass and Studio of Ceramics.

Displayed design works do not strictly comply with the traditional understating of design as an object of utility. Utility is in fact only one of its characteristics – its visual, symbolic and emotional quality is equally important. These design objects were at the same time mostly made as original solitaires or as part of small author´s collections.

Author´s design is a relatively new phenomenon in Slovak design. It developed naturally as a reaction to fading ceramic and glass industry (Porcelain production in Slovakia is actually non-existing; while there are two glass making factories.).

Designers using ceramics and porcelain work in their own studios and workshops. They frequently express their intimate stories through technology and material.

Glass production is technologically and financially much more demanding. It thus cannot be made without support of necessary infrastructure. Authors therefore create directly in glass factories in Slovakia, Poland but most times in Czech Republic which probably provides the largest scale of facilities with appropriate technology. For this reason, the aesthetics of industrial production consciously reflect their work.

The exhibition More is More II presents a great variety of artistic perspectives and technological experiments. The diversity and originality of approaches is possibly the most typical feature of contemporary Slovak glass and ceramic design. Each author strives for her or his own inventive path. The creation itself primarily lies in pleasure of discovering the possible…

Assoc. Prof. Patrik Illo

Head, Studio of Glass

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava


Peter Ďuriš, Patrik Illo, Simona Janišová, Michaela Stanová Koprdová, Igor Kováč, Lucia Betinská Kováčiková, Petra Molnárová, Markéta Nováková, Ľubomír Ontkóc, Mira Podmanická, Rudolf Rusňák, Aleksandra Stencel, Zuzana Svatik, Linda Viková

si.li.basics X SNG

Vladimíra Kompánka do porcelánu a kameniny preniesli keramičky si.li. – Simona Janišová a Linda Viková. Inšpirované Kompánkovými kresbami tušom zo 60. rokov vytvorili limitovanú sériu porcelánu – šálky, tanieriky, tácky a misy. Pre kolekciu zvolili prosté, jednoduché tvary – kruh, štvoruholník, šálky sú z radu bez ušiek si.li. basics. Z Kompánkovej zbierky tvarov vybrali len niekoľko – ťahy štetcom vo forme bodky či čiary alebo konkrétnejšie prvky ako sánky, stromček, ostrva. Zasadené do bieleho porcelánu a krémovej kameniny evokujú Kompánkom obľúbené zimné scenérie, rytmus a vitalitu kompozícií podporuje aj vrstevnatá kombinácia ručnej maľby glazúrami, kresby vypaľovacími ceruzkami a sieťotlače.
Viera Kleinová

Zakúpiť si ich môžete v Ex Libris v SNG v Bratislave.

Foto: Petra Rjabinin

Z kruhu von / Out of the Circle

Výstava Z kruhu von – moderná a súčasná slovenská keramika – otvorenie prebehne v nedeľu 13. 5. o 15.00 v SNG – Schaubmarov mlyn v Pezinku (Cajlanská)

Kurátorka: Viera Kleinová


Exhibition Out of the Circle -the modern and contemporary Slovak ceramics – opening at Sunday 13 of May, Slovak National Gallery – Schaubmarov mlyn, Pezinok

Curator: Viera Kleinová



The view of the modern and contemporary Slovak ceramics set in the environment of Schaubmar’s Mill in Pezinok (and not by accident) follows several themes, which in ceramics have the status of archetypes – vessels, plates, figures. These could be compulsory figures for a ceramist, but also a program, evidence of the medium’s vital but also anachronistic nature.

Our selection will follow the breaking away from convention/tradition, especially resistant, romanticized and glorified in Slovak ceramics from the pioneering 1950s up to the present. It will feature canonic figures of Slovak ceramics as well as apprentices who spearhead bold porcelain pop. We will concentrate on studio ceramics and present both practical artifacts and free objects – in subtle, slowly maturing and radical and unorthodox layers.

We will speak about patient experiments behind the potter’s wheel and the aims that brought progressive ceramics and non-ceramics techniques and materials. We will take a look in the ceramics collection of the SNG and select the ceramists who stood out despite the conservatism of this discipline and environment; we will let the graduates and students of the Ceramics Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts and design in Bratislava speak – after all, this is where the essential creators of Slovak ceramics art and design came from after 1990.

In good company

Opening hours

Open studio

Our studio open for public this weekend.

Saturday, April 29, 14:00 – 20:00

At this occasion you can visit also another studios around Bratislava (check map below).

P.F. 2017

Open Studio / Studio Sale

Štvrtok 15.12. od 16:00 – 19:30
Piatok 16.12. od 16:00 – 20:00
Sobota 17.12. od 16:00 – 20:00

Prídite sa pozrieť, ako sme sa zabývali v novej lokalite! Pozývame všetkých navštíviť náš ateliér, s možnosťou nákupu keramiky a porcelánu priamo v našom showroome.

Nájdete nás na Šoltésovej ulici – vstup do ateliéru je priamo z ulice.- vlastná bránička medzi vchodmi 11 a 13. Šoltésovej ulica spája Záhradnícku a Karadžičovu ulicu. Parkovať je možné po 17:00hod pri neďalekom CBC biznis centre. MHD – zastávka na znamenie Šoltésovej (trolejbus 210 a autobus 78), alebo zastávka na Záhradníckej ulici – Karadžičova (trolejbus 207, 218).

More is More exhibition


photo Aleksandra Stencel

Save the date fro si.li. in Brussels!

Slovak Pop-Up Design Market is here to offer you the works of young Slovak designers. Clothes for women, men and children, delicate jewellery and unique interior design products as well as natural cosmetics will be presented. Our talented designers got their inspiration from Slovak culture, traditions and nature and sparkled with a modern twist to their work. Visit us and experience Slovakia as a modern dynamic country.

The event is supported by the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the European Union in the framework of the official Presidency of the Slovak Republic in the Council of the European Union and in cooperation with the Bratislava Region Brussels Office.

Entrance is free.
8.9.2016 from 17:00 – 20:00
9.9.-10.9.2016 from 10:00 – 19:00

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