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© Robert Jehn-Olszewski
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Robert & Monika Jehn-Olszewscy

Robert & Monika Jehn-Olszewscy Ceramicist
Contact
Polish, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+48 600987197
© Robert Jehn-Olszewski

Sharing their love for ceramics

  • • Robert began his ceramics career in his father’s tile workshop
  • • He mixes modern design with traditional wheel-throwing
  • • His wife Monika created a bird figurine collection

When he was a boy Robert Jehn-Olszewscy would play among the furnaces at his father's ceramic tile workshop, having fun pretending he was Bruce Lee punching piles of broken ceramic tiles. So there was little doubt he would later become a ceramicist himself. As a student in 1993 he continued working independently in his father’s workshop. Then he met Monika, when they both studied at the Warsaw University of Technology. Monika fell in love with Robert and ceramics at the same time. "We used to admire traditional folk craft," explains Robert. "What we observed is that in a pottery workshop there’s always family working together. That’s what we like most – just the two of us, working with our own hands."

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Works

  • © Robert Jehn-Olszewski
  • © Robert Jehn-Olszewski
  • © Robert Jehn-Olszewski
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  • © Robert Jehn-Olszewski
Photo: © Robert Jehn-Olszewski
Decorative ceramic vases

Three large gourd-shaped vessels of different sizes make up this handcrafted stoneware set. They were hand thrown on the wheel, fired and glazed, before going through a second session of firing at 1150°C.

Height 17 cm
Diameter 11 cm
Height 13 cm
Diameter 14 cm

Photo: © Robert Jehn-Olszewski
Espresso cups & saucers

These simple yet elegant espresso cups were hand thrown on the wheel, fired and glazed, before going through a second session of firing at 1150°C. The overall production process generally takes around three weeks.

Height 4.5 cm
Diameter 6 cm
Height 1 cm
Diameter 11 cm

Photo: © Robert Jehn-Olszewski
Large ceramic mug

These large mugs were hand thrown on the wheel, fired and glazed, before going through a second session of firing at 1150°C. The overall production process generally takes around three weeks.

Height 9 cm
Diameter 10 cm

Photo: © Robert Jehn-Olszewski
Decorative ceramic duck

These decorative ceramic ducks were inspired by a special variety of Polish bird. They were hand shaped, fired and glazed, before going through a second session of firing at 1100°C. The duck’s legs are made of lacquered steel.

Height 11 cm

Photo: © Robert Jehn-Olszewski
Decorative ceramic kingfisher

These decorative ceramic kingfishers were inspired by the birds living by Polish rivers. They were hand shaped, fired and glazed, before going through a second session of firing at 1100°C. The birds’ legs are made of lacquered steel.

Height 11 cm

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