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Bolesławiec artistic community – Bożena Mazurkiewicz

...through the ajar Door - Astonishment peeps in.... looking through, with transparent eyes, asks for the Names of my hidden Thoughts...
Bożena Mazurkiewicz

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.

Bożena Mazurkiewicz was born in Bolesławiec. She graduated with a degree in artistic education in fine arts from the Academy of Fine Arts (now the University of Arts) in Poznań. She obtained a diploma in art pedagogy and drawing in the studio of Prof. Joanna Imielska, which she supplemented with an annex in the sculpture studio of Jacek Jagielski. She is an artist with a wide range of interests and skills. She works in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing and cultural-art projects.

You can find out more about her work on her website: bmazurkiewicz.pl

We invite you to watch an interview with Bożena Mazurkiewicz recorded by Łużyce Television as part of the series “In the world of passions”:


2006 Presentation of a sculptural work created in the 2nd Sculpture Studio (Interdisciplinary Department of the Faculty of Artistic Education of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań), “ON” Gallery, Poznań

Exhibition during the 9th Poznań Festival of Science and Art, Gallery “ARS”, Poznań

2007 “See, feel, touch” – integrative exhibition of works by students of the Faculty of Artistic Education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and participants of Occupational Therapy Workshops belonging to the Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired “Ognik”, Gallery, Poznań

Presentation of the Faculty of Artistic Education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Town Hall Gallery, Leszno

Presentation of works of the 1st Drawing Studio (Interdisciplinary Department of the Faculty of Artistic Education of the Poznań Academy of Fine Arts) of Prof. Joanna Imielska, “VICTUS” Gallery

Final-year exhibition of students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań

4th Edition of the Samsung Art. Master Competition and charity auction, Warsaw

2008 Exhibition of photographs, Gallery “7 Sky”, Lubań

Exhibition of photographs, Gallery “Długa” BOK, Bolesławiec

Cultural project “She and He”, Gallery “Concordia”, Bolesławiec

Photo exhibition, “Strych” Gallery, GCKiS, Nowogrodziec, Poland

2009 “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons”. – sculpture exhibition, Gallery “Długa” BOK, Bolesławiec

Photography exhibition, Regional Museum, Trzebnica

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

“N…R…and what next?” – sculpture exhibition, Gallery “Strych”, GCKiS, Nowogrodziec

Exhibition of photographs from the series “Mystery”, Municipal Cultural Centre, Zgorzelec

“Art – a look from the north”, Gallery “Il Bracolo Arte contemporanea”, Rome (Italy)

“Trakcje – Kolej na Bolesławiec” – exhibition of drawings, City Hall, Bolesławiec

Exhibition of photographs, MOKSiAL, “Jazgot” Club, Szklarska Poręba

Exhibition of photographs, Gallery “Promotions”, ODK, Jelenia Góra

2010 Exhibition of photographs, “Neisse Galerie”, Görlitz (Germany)

“Artists for Bolesławiec” – exhibition of paintings, BOK-MCC Gallery, Bolesławiec

2011 Exhibition of photographs, Volksbank Raiffeisenbank Niederschlesien AG, Görlitz (Germany)

Photography exhibition, Staedtisches Klinikum Görlitz gGmbH, Görlitz (Germany)

2016 Photography exhibition, Galeria pod Atlantami, Wałbrzych

2017 Exhibition of sculpture, Nowogrodziec Town and Commune Office

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

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Bolesławiec artistic community – Edward Szutter

"... I don't think I observe nature anymore - it flows through me like a pure stream of crisp air. It undoubtedly has a huge influence on what I do."
Edward Szutter
I strive for truth, reliability and consistency - a conversation with Edward Szutter, Lesław Kasprzycki, "Rocznik Bolesławiecki 2011"

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.

Edward Szutter was born in 1957 in Bolesławiec. He is a well-known and respected painter and a member of the Association of Polish Artists. Over the years, he has dealt with diverse themes in his paintings; his fascination with landscapes and women’s figures, among other things, appears in them. For many years, the main theme of his work has been the “Beyond the everyday” series, in which he portrays compositions made up of old, discarded everyday objects. In these works, he seeks a painterly dialogue between structurally different real forms, contemplating silent matter that does not ask trivial questions but encourages reflection. The essence of the object is only a pretext for him. Monumental wall painting and the design of stained glass windows also occupy an important place in Edward Szutter’s work. His compositions decorate dozens of buildings, including sacred buildings. In 1999, he became famous for climbing Mount Snieżka in two-metre-high polystyrene shoes, which were an exact replica of his old hiking boots.

Edward Szutter has taken part in more than 80 national and international painting exhibitions, winning numerous prizes. His works are in demand among collectors all over the world.

We invite you to view footage featuring the artist:

Speech recorded before the opening of the exhibition in Kazimierz Dolny

TVP3 Wrocław coverage of the happening on Śnieżka


1980 Gallery BOK, Bolesławiec

1981 JWP Gallery, Zgorzelec MGOK Gallery, Nowogrodziec

1982 BOK Gallery, Bolesławiec

1983 BWA “Czarna Gallery”, Legnica GSW, Jelenia Góra

2000 Gallery “Promotions”, Jelenia Góra

2002 Gallery of Photography, Świdnica

2004 Gallery “Dialog”, Kostrzyn Gallery “Ma-Do”, Świeradów Zdrój

2005 Gallery “Winter Garden”, Sokołowsko

2006 Gallery “Pod Lipami”, Poznań

“Under the Semblance of Everyday Life”, Gallery “Jakub”, Bolesławiec

Artemis Galerie, Goerlitz (Germany)

Galeria “La Luz”, Wrocław

2007 “Under the Semblance of Everyday Life”, Polonicum, Kulturzentrum, Berlin (Germany)

Gallery “Muflon”, Jelenia Góra – Sobieszów

Euro-Reklama GIFT EXPO 2007, Poznań

Gallery “W&B”, Szczecin

2008 House of Jakub Boehme, Zgorzelec

Gallery “Dacco”, Kostrzyn near Odra river

2010 Landratsamt, Bautzen (Germany)

2011 Pumpwerk des Kunstvereins, Siegburg/Bonn (Germany)

Gallery 4art, Gliwice

2012 Stary Theatre, Bolesławiec

Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kołobrzeg

2013 Polish Institute, Prague

2014 Gallery “Pod Atlantami”, Wałbrzych

Gallery “Leonardo”, Kazimierz Dolny

Gallery “Format”, Bolesławiec

2015 Lusatian Museum, Zgorzelec

2016 “Two worlds – one world”, joint exhibition with Edward Galustow , Regional Museum, Środa Śląska

Gallery “Promotions”, Jelenia Góra


1984 XII Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting – BWA, Szczecin

1985 Exhibition “Bielska Jesień” – BWA, Bielsko-Biała

1991 International Painting Exhibition “Nitschareuth”, Greiz (Germany)

2000 International Miniature Exhibition, Częstochowa

V Autumn Salon of Art, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

“Greek Impressions, Athens (Greece)

2003 “Impressions from Umbria”, Otricoli, Calvi (Italy)

“25 Artists to John Paul II for the 25th Anniversary of the Pontificate”, BWA, Książ Castle, Wałbrzych (Poland)

2006 IV Triennale with Still Life, BWA, Sieradz

2007 ART EXPO espace BONHOMME, Liege (Belgium)

1st International Biennial of Painting/QUADRO-ART 2007, Łódź

2008 Dobrzyca 2007, Gallery in Browar Mieszczański, Wrocław

2009 Artists of Bolesławiec Land, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

QUADRO ART II International Biennale of Painting, Łódź

V Triennale with Still Life, Sieradz  2010

XXIII Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting, Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle, Szczecin

2011 ZPAP Centenary, Arsenal City Museum, Wrocław

2012 Reserve of Painterly Attention, “Under the Dome” Gallery, WiMBP, Gorzów Wielkopolski

Triennale with Still Life VI, BWA, Sieradz

2013 “More than Realism/Angerer Der Altere – Szutter, Kołpanowicz, Kaleta”, Gallery “Na wprost”, Ilawa

2016 “Above the event horizon”, Gallery “Quantum”, Warsaw

2017 “Metamorphosis” (exhibition in memory of Z. Beksinski), Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk

“Above the event horizon”, Gallery “Quantum”, Warsaw

“Bella Pittura – Beautiful Painting”, Brzeg Dolny

2018 “Expression, structure, colour”, Museum of Architecture, Wrocław

2020 “Perception of the circle” – Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdańsk

“Artists of the Bolesławiec area”, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

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Bolesławiec artistic community – Katarzyna Rott

I am truly in love with painting my oil paintings, even if I don't paint very often, I would say hobbyistically. They are dozens (and in my mind hundreds) of unfinished canvases that I don't judge by correctness, artistic level or quality. They are paintings from a particular space and dream border, they are simply mine (or I have access to them)."
Katarzyna Rott

This post from the series “Boleslawiec artistic community” was prepared within the framework of the project “Boleslawiec – 30 years of local government” implemented by the Museum of Ceramics and the Boleslawiec Cultural Center – International Ceramics Center

Katarzyna Rott was born and raised in Bolesławiec. After her studies, she emigrated to the United Kingdom, from where she returns to Poland on the occasion of various artistic projects. She is a glass artist (Secondary School of Fine Arts in Jelenia Góra), photographer (Secondary Vocational School – S. Wyspiański School of Artistic Crafts in Jelenia Góra) and art teacher (University of Arts in Poznań), but she creates in many different techniques. She is a co-founder of the creative team Silverclock, and since 2011 she has also run an art studio under this name, previously functioning as a photographic studio. There are five main areas of interest in her work:

Costume Design

In the UK, she made bespoke costumes for the gothic music festival in Whitby and the steampunk festival in Lincoln. In Poland, she has designed and made costumes for role-playing game conventions, as well as imaginative theatre (LARP).

In September 2013, she started working with the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw. First, as an assistant costume designer, she participated in the preparation of the staging of the comic ballet “Don Quixote” by Ludwig Alois Minkus. In February 2015, she made her debut on the chamber stage with the costumes for the ballet show ” Pupa” based on the works of Witold Gombrowicz, which also used animations by her.

Other significant challenges included designing costumes for productions for the youngest audiences: the show ” Calliya” based on Hans Christian Andersen and the ballet “Carnival of the Animals” with music by Camille Saint-Saëns. From November 2020, she is working on the costumes for the new ballet production ” Don Quixote” for the Castle Opera in Szczecin. This is the most complex project in terms of character and number of costumes in her career to date.

The costumes for the performances designed by Katarzyna Rott are largely based on the idea of dressing the “bodies in the flesh” in a simple and completely transformative way, without restricting the dancers and acrobats’ freedom of movement. Their characteristic feature is the painterly treatment of materials, which are decorated by hand or using specially designed printed patterns.

Illustration and related arts

In parallel to costume design, she is involved in creating illustrations for art books, including the collection of fairy tales “The Fish That Became a Bird”. She has also developed the visual concept for the fantasy novel ” The Iron Bear and the Treading Cat in Search of the Silver Clock”, which she co-authored.

In addition, the artist is involved in lettering in the fullest sense of the word, graphic design, where – as in the case of illustration – she combines traditional and digital techniques. The means of expression she uses determine the final shape and style of her works as much as their subject matter.


In 2017, Katarzyna Rott began using natural leather as an artistic material. She designs and handcrafts original jewellery collections, utility accessories and costume accessories for individual commissions. In December 2019, she received a named certificate authorising her to use the quality mark Polskie Rękodzieło/Polish Handmade w leatherworking category.

Oil painting on canvas

In this traditional technique, the artist has been creating since 2006. Since then, she has been working on two coexisting and interpenetrating series: “Architectural” and “The other side of the mirror”. The ever-growing collection of paintings includes canvases ranging in size from tiny (20 x 15 cm) to gigantic (triptych 210 x 510 cm).

They are all “afterimages of the imagination”. It is a hybrid of semi-abstraction, surrealism and synthetic cubism, which may allude to real forms, although not necessarily. The most important thing is the structure, the guiding colour tonality, the multi-faceted angles of vision, the simplified forms on a flat, heavy background. It is an attempt to capture a vast, ever-changing space that visualises itself through the broken structure of architectural forms.

Engraving on glass

She began her adventure with this colourless material when she was still at art high school. It was one of the things she had to learn as part of the core curriculum. However, it did not end with just doing a few tasks in practical classes, but developed into a technique that she perfected over a long period of time on hundreds of objects.

Over time, her greatest passion became free-hand engraving – no sketch, no stencil, just a seed of an idea – the art of hand-drawn glass ritual, the main idea of which is the line that creates a milky-transparent world, full of linear creations, dragon fish and spatial forms, conjured up on the surface of a glass or mirror.

We invite you to take a closer look at the work of Katarzyna Rott and the Silverclock team


Silverclock Costumes & Leatherworks
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Bolesławiec artistic community- Wojciech Jadach (1961-2009)

Wojciech Jadach was born in 1961 in Bolesławiec. He started his artistic education in classes taught by Stanisława Wojda-Pytlińska. In the 1980s, he enrolled at the State Higher School of Visual Arts (now the E. Geppert Academy of Fine Arts) in Wrocław, at the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics, majoring in painting. In 1992 he obtained his diploma in the ateliers of Prof. Wanda Gołkowska, Prof. Nicole Kasków and Prof. Andrzej Basaj.

He has worked in painting, sculpture and drawing. Professionally, he was associated with the Cultural Centre in Bolesławiec and the Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna” in Bolesławiec. He died in 2009.

The artist’s works can be found in the State Archive in Wrocław, Delegation in Bolesławiec, Bolesławiec Cultural Centre – International Ceramics Centre and in private collections in Poland, Canada and Germany.

This post from the series “Boleslawiec artistic community” was prepared within the framework of the project “Boleslawiec – 30 years of local government” implemented by the Museum of Ceramics and the Boleslawiec Cultural Center – International Ceramics Center


1993 “Graphic arts-painting”, BOK Gallery, Bolesławiec

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

2019 “Artists of the Bolesławiec Area. Friends for the new Museum”, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

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

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