Formed on the potter’s wheel, then sometimes altered, Marusia’s work is mainly made of porcelain clay and occasionally stoneware. She uses layered glazes, coloured slips, and oxides. She produces a wide range of work, reduction-fired in a gas kiln, from one-of-a-kind decorative pieces to a variety of functional pottery for everyday use.
“I like to create functional objects that enhance the daily environment and that stimulate a direct emotional response. Particular objects such as a favourite mug can become part of our daily rituals, or a prized dish used for festive occasions, and can be passed down within the family.
“Growing up in a traditional Ukrainian home, I was exposed to decorative objects with detailed ornamentation and rich colours, but I was also drawn to natural organic forms: leaves, flowers, shells. Both aspects have led me to a continuous investigation of the relationship between form and surface.”