Artist Spotlight: Kamila Mróz

share your creative practice:
in conversation with Kamila Mróz

  • What influences translate into your art practice?
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My art practice is mainly influenced by the classic neon manufacturing process, scientific glass blowing, nature observation and my internal discord for socio-political pathologies.   

  • Has this changed the way you approach your work?
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Reaping of fields which marge craft and science makes me focus more on the learning part of my creative process.

  • What initially captured your imagination about glass?
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My initial contact with glass as a medium took place in the Secondary school so honestly, I was quite unaware of what I was getting myself into. Now I think I appreciate the combination of transmittance and vacuum tightness along with the endless flameworking possibilities.

  • What’s the significance of the handmade to you?
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I praise handmade above all, I love the idea that what I do can never be automated. I constantly work on developing my skillset and shall rather learn a new skill than have any of my work commissioned. 

  • What is your chosen medium and what are your techniques?
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Borosilicate glass is my weapon of choice and my techniques involve flameworking, high vacuum pumping, mixing and filling with noble gases and playing with high frequency and high voltage currents.

  • How would you describe your work and where do you think it fits within the sphere of contemporary glass?
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I would describe my work as glass and plasma art which is an emerging field of contemporary glass. 
 
I’m a member of “She bends” – the first and only collective of women bending their own neon.
 

I’m taking part in the international exhibition “Glass is Biotiful” in Biot in France. This exhibition will last 6 months from Friday June 26, 2020 until December 2020.

Kamila Mróz

Kamila is a Glass Artist Living And Working In Poland. Through Lamp-Working Techniques, She Creates Vessel Forms Out Of Glass And Fills With Noble Gas, Then Electrified.

 

Kamila is fascinated by the transformation of cold solid glass into a molten state and the unique opportunities it offers for sculpting

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