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Bolesławiec artistic community – Barbara Kozłowska-Trojnar

The shape is always a challenge, how to overcome and tame the material. The most crucial stage of creation is when I have to wrestle with myself as much as my spatial imagination and manual " shape guiding" skills allow.
Barbara Kozłowska-Trojnar
Catalogue of the exhibition "Pole - Artist - Ceramist" Trienalle Bolesławiec 2018

This post from the series “Bolesławiec artistic community” was prepared within the framework of the project “Bolesławiec – 30 years of local government” carried out by the Museum of Ceramics and the Bolesławiec Cultural Centre – International Ceramics Centre.

Barbara Kozłowska-Trojnar was born in Augustów. She studied at the State Higher School of Fine Arts (now the E. Geppert Academy of Fine Arts) in Wrocław at the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass in the studio of docent Krystyna Cybińska. In 1985, she obtained a diploma in ceramic design under docent Halina Olech. In 1985-1997 and 2004-2018, she worked as a designer at Zakłady Ceramiczne “Bolesławiec”, for which she created approximately 300 designs of utility vessels, pots and garden forms. Her crockery takes into account the multiplicity of customers’ tastes – they have universal shapes that make it possible to compose various arrangements on the table, changing depending on the dishes served.

Currently, she runs a studio, Ceramika Trojnar, which offers unique and functional ceramics, including sculptures made with the garden in mind, blending naturally into its landscape. 

You can find out more about the artist’s work on her website.


1986 Annual scholarship for young artists from the Ministry of Culture and the Arts

1987 Annual scholarship of the Governor of Legnica


2004 Award of the President of ZPAP

Distinction in the competition of the Institute of Industrial Design “Good Design”.

Certificate “Best in Poland” in the 2nd edition of the Consumer Product Quality Competition

“Hit of the Audience” at the International Agricultural Fair “POLAGRA-FARM”.


1987 Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

1989 “Ceramika”, Galeria ROHO, Berlin (Niemcy)

2011 “Ceramics”, ZPAP Gallery “First Floor”, Opole, Poland

2015 “Joy of creation”, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

2016 Gallery of the Auction House “Rynek Sztuki”, Łódź

2018 „In the circle of ceramics”, City Museum, Nowa Sól


1987 Presentation of the design of ZC “Bolesławiec”, Institute of Industrial Design, Warsaw

1988 Presentation of the design of ZC “Bolesławiec”, Budapest (Hungary), Homl (USSR), Karlovy Vary (Czechoslovakia)

1989 Presentation of the design of ZC “Bolesławiec”, Sofia (Bulgaria)

1990 “PWSSP Wrocław 1946-1990″, Gallery “Zachęta”, Warsaw

1992 Post-exhibition of the 28th International Ceramic and Sculpture Plein-air in Bolesławiec

1993 “Ceramicy Boleslawieccy” Museum of Ceramics, Boleslawiec

1994 Post-exhibition of the 30th International Ceramic and Sculpture Plein-air in Boleslawiec

1995 Post-exhibition of the 31st International Ceramic and Sculpture Plein-air in Bolesławiec

1996 Design presentation of ZC “Bolesławiec”, Poznań

“50th Anniversary of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław”, Ossolineum Library, Wrocław

Post-exhibition of the 32nd International Ceramic and Sculpture Plein-air in Bolesławiec

1998 Ceramics Unknown, Opatówek, Wrocław, Poznań

1999 Szklane Nieznane – Ceramika Nieznana”, Institute of Industrial Design, Warsaw

2000 Garden of Ceramics, Archaeological Museum, Kraków

2004 Design presentation of ZC “Bolesławiec”, Kraków

2005 Competition exhibition “Dobry Wzór 2004”, Institute of Industrial Design, Warsaw

Post-exhibition of the 41st International Ceramic and Sculpture Plein-air in Bolesławiec

2007 Contemporary Design of ZC “Bolesławiec”, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

2008 VIII International Creative Workshop, Paczków

2009 “Artists of the Bolesławiec Area”, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

2011 Post-exhibition of the 47th International Ceramic and Sculpture Plein-Air in Bolesławiec

2016-2018 “New design in Bolesławiec ceramics”, Gallery “Mała Biała”, Bolesławiec

2016-2017 “From Bolesławiec Clay. Exhibition of the Association of Ceramic Communities of the Republic of Poland”, Polo Museale del Palazzo della Guardia, Vietri sul Mare; Polish Institute, Rome; Museo della Città, Ancona; Municipio Comune di Faenza (Italy)

2017 XXXIX International Competition of Art Ceramic, Gualdo Tadino (Italy)

2018 “Pole – Artist – Ceramist” Triennale Bolesławiec, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

2020 Artists of the Bolesławiec Area”, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

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