Karolina Bednorz is a MA graduate from Academy of Art and Design, Wrocław, Poland in speciality “Art and Design in Ceramic” (2010/15). She studied within a scholarship programme at Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche, Faenza, Italy (2012/13).
Karolina Bednorz took part in several internships around Europe, one of which took place at Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe in Essen, Germany (2012) and at Museo Carlo Zauli in Faenza, Italy (2016). She participated also in projects like “Art Food” (2014) with Ćmielów Design Studio and “International Symposium of Ceramic Trends 2013” at Porcelain Factory Sargadelos in Cervo, Spain. She received a scholarship for students with outstanding achievements from Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland (2014) and she won the second prize at “Cevisama Lab Ceramic Design” International Tile Award in category “Ceramic products formed by other methods” in Valencia, Spain (2013).
Her works were exhibited on many exhibitions, like “London Design Week” (2014, 2015) and “Ambiente Show” (2017) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
In 2017 she won “The Future Lights in Ceramics” competition, to promote young European designers. The competition was run within European Programme “Ceramics and its Dimensions”, organized by Porzellanikon, Germany. Thanks to that she had oportunity to represent her works, develop her professional techniques and to work along many European ceramics institutions and companies.
She currently works and lives in Modena, Italy.
2016/2017 Future Lights in Ceramics Competition, EU Programme “Ceramics and its Dimensions”
2014/2015 Minister of Science and Higher Education Scholarship for students with outstanding achievements
2013/2014 Mayor of Wrocław Scholarship for Young Talents
2013 Cevisama Lab Ceramic Design, Spain
2012, 2013, 2014 Wrocław Academy Rector’s scholarship for Best Students
RESIDENCIES & GRANTS
2017 Residency at Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH, Meissen, Germany
2014 Art Food: Residency at Ćmielów Design Studio with students Central St Martins College (UK), Pratt Institute (USA)
2013 International Symposium of Ceramic Trends at Porcelain Factory “Sargadelos” in Cervo, Spain
2012 Residency with commission work during “PleinAir” at Schloß Trebnitz Bildungs und Begegnungszentrum e.V., Trebnitz, Germany