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©Mihail Novakov
©Studio Twisted Mud
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Vladislav Petkov

Vladislav Petkov Ceramicist
Bulgarian, English
By appointment only
+359 879053468
©Studio Twisted Mud

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  • • Vladislav is a self-taught ceramicist
  • • He studied Fine Art in the United States
  • • He prefers working with dark clays

When it’s 5am in the morning and Vladislav Petkov, coffee in hand, heads to his atelier in the old Sofia centre, it’s a sure sign inspiration has struck and he can’t wait to start exploring it. With a BA in Fine Art from State University of New York College of Purchase, he spent many years in the USA before returning to Bulgaria. A self-taught ceramicist who persistently digs into the methodology and skills of the wheel, his creative output comes in various shapes – functional (bowls, cups, plates) and sculptural –both a grand display of his vast imagination. His creations are distinguished by a certain purpose. Vladislav enigmatically twists the clay into unorthodox pieces, splendidly distorting the notion of the norm in ceramics.

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  • ©Mihail Novakov
  • ©Mihail Novakov
  • ©Mihail Novakov
  • ©Mihail Novakov
Photo: ©Mihail Novakov
Stoneware Cups

These bi-colour stoneware cups were handbuilt and carved using the kurinuki technique. They were finished with a matt glaze.

Height 12 cm
Width 5 cm

Photo: ©Mihail Novakov
Stoneware Bowl

This large bowl was wheel thrown and glazed with manganese oxide.

Height 25 cm
Width 32 cm

Photo: ©Mihail Novakov
Tea, Sake & Espresso Cups

Wheel thrown collection of small tea, espresso and sake cup textured with the kurinuki technique. They were finished with dark matt and grey ash glaze.

Height 5 cm
Width 5 cm

Photo: ©Mihail Novakov
Sake Cups

These two wheel thrown sake cups were finished using copper oxide glaze.

Height 7 cm
Width 7 cm

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