Energized and inspired by the world and people around her, Stepanka’s work echoes her generosity, determination, and curiosity. Her ceramic pieces reflect the calm and tranquility she observes, and the dynamism and transformation she has experienced. With clean forms, classic colors and playful designs, Stepanka’s work embraces the milieu between functional and sculptural. Having access to one of a only a few gas kilns in NYC, Stepanka relishes in the unpredictability and excitement that firing her porcelain pieces in this kiln can bring. Her earnest dedication and patience to her ceramic art and to the firing process is seen in all of her pieces. She creates to bring joy to those around her; she creates to give back to the world.
Golden clouds are all hand build using slabs of porcelain clay, hand formed then multiple fired, first in an electric kiln, then in a gas kiln to 2400 degrees F and then fired again with 14 k gold luster to 1000 degrees F in an electric kiln.
Each piece of "HORIZON" is hand built by rolling a very thin sheets of porcelain, resulting in each piece having its own unique shape, reduction fired in s gas kiln to 2350 degrees F and fired again with 22k gold application.
porcelain wall installation of 9 pillows
glaze and 14k white gold luster
7 in. each, set 23 x 23 in.
Porcelain, 14K gold luster.