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He lived from 1937 to 2013. Polish ceramicist and industrial designer. Recognized as the creator of the contemporary style in stoneware products from Bolesławiec. A graduate of the State Higher School of Fine Arts in Wrocław in the studio of Prof. Julia Kotarbińska. He graduated in 1962. After graduation, he worked as a teacher at a vocational school in Bolesławiec. In 1964 he started working at the Cooperative "Ceramika Artystyczna" in Bolesławiec, with which he remained associated for most of his professional career, with the exception of 1980-1985, when he worked at the "Bolesławiec" Ceramic Plant. The oldest works of Wolanin include archaized ceramic figurines in the field of unique ceramics. His first projects for ''Ceramika Artysty'' were stoneware vascular forms referring to traditional Bolesławiec ceramics, plaques and miniatures, vases covered with fluting and other vessels decorated with reliefs with heraldic and floral motifs, emphasized by abrasions in the enamel. Even in the 60s of the twentieth century, the artist began to move away from traditional patterns in favor of vessels with strongly geometric shapes with careful proportions. They were characterized by a clear division into the body and the finial of the form;  They were decorated with glazes of a wide range of colors and varying degrees of their saturation, as well as krakelura. In the 80s, simple dishes with soft contours, inspired by the shapes of flowers, began to be created;  Later – vessels of various shapes decorated with stamp or painted decoration referring to the local tradition, in which a small motif, usually in brown or cobalt, evenly covered the whole vessel. Since the 80s, the artist has been creating unique ceramic paintings – rectangular compositions made of hand-formed stoneware or porcelain elements, depicting abstract motifs and those derived from nature and folk art. In the 90s, he also created unique porcelain vessels of varied, postmodern shapes, decorated with linear decoration painted with gold or platinum.

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