Karolina Bednorz is an awarded Polish designer and ceramist working in Modena, Italy.

In her works she connects knowledge of ceramic materials, traditional hand craft and modern spirit to find contemporary solutions in ceramic material.

Karolina Bednorz Portrait


Karolina 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 and projects like Art Food (2014) with Ćmielów Design Studio and International Symposium of Ceramic Trends at Porcelain Factory Sargadelos, Spain (2013). She collaborated with the oldest European porcelain factory Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH, Germany (2017) and she works as designer in residency with Portuguese porcelain factory Vista Alegre (2019).

She won the prize at “Cevisama Lab Ceramic Design” International Tile Award in Valencia, Spain (2013). In 2017 she won a competition for young designers, researchers, makers and artists “Future Lights in Ceramics” held within European Programme “Ceramics and its Dimensions”.

Her works were exhibited on shows, like “London Design Week” (2014, 2015), “Ambiente Show” (2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) and in touring exhibition “Shaping the Future” (2017-18) which was presented in Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, UK and Finland.



2016/2017 Future Lights in Ceramics, EU Programme “Ceramics and its Dimensions”, Fiskars, Finland

2014/2015 Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education Scholarship, Warsaw, Poland

2013 Cevisama Lab Ceramic Design, Valencia, Spain


2019 ID POOL Residency at Vista Alegre, Aveiro, Portugal

2017 Residency at Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH, Meissen, Germany

2014 Art Food: Residency at Ćmielów Design Studio, Poland

2013 International Symposium of Ceramic Trends at Porcelain Factory “Sargadelos” in Cervo, Spain


2021 The future of ceramics between tradition and innovation, MIC, Faenza, Italy

2019 ECerS Conference, Turin, Italy

2017 Ceramic Values "Can ceramics make a differenc?, Ulster Univeristy, Stoke-On-Trent-, UK



ECerS Conference 2019, Turin, Italy

Blogs and Crafts, ARTIGIANATO e PALAZZO, Firenze, Italy link

Future Lights in Ceramics, Porzellanikon, Selb, Germany link

British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, UK link

Future Lights in Ceramics, HFF Munchen, Munich Creative Business Week, Germany link link


Art Food, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, USA Press Release link

Daily Sculpture Award, Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy link link2

Solimene Art, Cava de' Tirreni, Italy

Shaping the Future: link link2 

Brohan-Museum, Landesmuseum fur Jugendstil, Art Deco and Funktionalismus, Berlin, Germany link

National Museum of Slovenia, Presernova, Ljubljana, Slovenia link

Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic link


Shaping the Future: link link2 

Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadow, Northern Ireland link

British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, UK link

Future Lights in Ceramics 2016/2017, Selb, Germany link

Ambiente Show, Frankfurcie am Main, Germany


Future Lights in Ceramics, Fiskars, Finland


Abundance of Life, BioArt Seoul, Seoul, South Korea link

What goes behind… Contemporary Polish Ceramic Design, Tent London, The London Design Festival, UK

Situations, Craft Arts Center, Innovation Center, Academy of Art and Design Wrocław link

Interior Gallery Domar, Wrocław, Poland link

One Design Week, City Art Gallery, Płovdiv, Bulgaria


Sweet season, Wrocław, Poland link

Gmunden, Seeschloss Ort, Palas, Gmunden, Austria

Art Food 2014, Neon Gallery, Wrocław, Poland link

Art Food 2014, Roundhouse, The London Design Festival, London, UK link

Art Food 2014, Pratt Institute, New Jork, USA

SCHRON SZTUKI 7: Out of, Opole, Poland

DYFUSIONS, Galeria Lipowa 3, Instytut Ceramiki i Materiałów Budowlanych, Kraków, Poland

Sublocators, Pracownia Duży Pokój, Warszawa, Poland

Fairy tale ends – summary of Sargadelos Symposium, Rozrusznik, Wrocław, Poland


International Symposium of Ceramic Trends 2013, Porcelain Factory Sargadelos, Cervo, Spain

TRANSLOKACJA, Schloß Trebnitz Bildungs und Begegnungszentrum e.V., Trebnitz, Germany

3 Światy, Gallery BOK-MCC, The 49. International Ceramics – Sculpture Metting, Bolesławiec, Poland

Arena Design, Poznań, Poland

Cevisama Lab Ceramic Design, Valencia, Spain


PleinAir, Schloß Trebnitz Bildungs und Begegnungszentrum e.V., Trebnitz, Germany

Desing Connect, Kielce Desing Center, Poland

VI Karkonowski Festiwal Światła, Jelenia Góra, Poland