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Kristina Rutar

Born: 1989

Hometown: Tolmin

Based in: Ljubljana

Kristina Rutar (1989, Tolmin) completed her studies in ceramics at the Faculty of Education, University in Ljubljana, in 2013. She continued her post-graduate studies in interdisciplinary printmaking at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland. She mainly works in sculpting and ceramics, questioning the traditions of the two mediums. While working with the potter’s wheel she tries to find the line between practical and impractical objects, which results in dynamic and dichotomous sculptures. Her works are regularly exhibited at group as well as solo exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. She has shown her work at “On the Origin of Species” (Lapidarij Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki, Slovenia, 2018) and “Alma Mater” (Savinov likovni salon, Žalec, Slovenia, 2017), as well as in group exhibitions such as the 61 Premio Faenza (MIC Faenza, Italy, 2020), XIV International Biennial of Ceramic Art in Aveiro (Portugal, 2019), the British Ceramics Biennial, Future Lights (China Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain, 2018) and the European Ceramics Context (Bornholm Art Museum, Nexo, Denmark, 2018). She received numerous awards and acknowledgments, and her works can be found in public as well as private collections.
She lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she works as an assistant professor of ceramics at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She is a member of numerous artist associations.


Kristina Rutar In The Studio

I create archetypical, elementary constellations through my experience of sensing the body. I question the traditional understanding of pottery by utilizing new approaches to the medium, as my primary understanding of the objects lies in their conceptual and not technical and functional purpose. I expand the width of artistic expression by intentionally limiting myself to the potter's wheel.

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More About Kristina Rutar

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Clay, ceramics and its characteristics

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Antony Gormley, Richard Serra, Constantin Brancusi.

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Potter's wheel and clay.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Don't overthink.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

My mind / day dreaming



ASP E. Geppert, Wroclaw

Poland, 2015

Faculty of Education, Art Education, University of Ljubljana

Slovenia, 2013


Award MS21 for ceramics, Majski Salon, Slovenia


Youth Award, 4th Cluj Ceramics Biennale, Cluj, Romania


Honorable mention, II. Latvia Int. Ceramics Biennal, Latvia


Future Lights of Ceramics, Ceramics and Its Dimensions



The moment before -

Slovenia, 2021

Martinsons Award 2021, III. Latvia International Ceramics Biennale

Latvia, 2021

61 th Premio Faenza

Italy, 2020

XIV. Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica Artística de Aveiro

Portugal, 2019

4th Cluj Ceramics Biennale

Romania, 2019

European Ceramic Context 2018

Denmark, 2018

On the origin of species

Slovenia, 2018