This talented artistic duo creates beautiful fairytale porcelain creatures
Surprisingly, Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev had never worked with ceramic materials before – one was a graphic artist, and the other a specialist in painting. They decided to start making figurines from porcelain purely out of the desire to try something new. The result was that they began creating fantastical, beautifully decorated fairytale creatures, each one clearly made with love and care.
The artists themselves are too modest, claiming they’re work is nothing special. We categorically disagree – just look at how charming they are!
‘We started with ceramics by a chance, when our friends invited us for joint project with ceramic jewellery design. We got some experience in this technologies and discovered new area of application for ourselves,’ said Slava Leontiev.
‘Ceramics appeared as a matter, where nobody makes something similar and which gives feeling of novelty. We believed that we can fill a lack of these arts in modern ceramics sculpture’.
‘We try to promote aesthetics, which we consider as appropriate. We also want to demonstrate potential of sophisticated story and complicated technique in a small artwork, not pretending to be a monument.’
‘“We studied painting, graphics, book illustration and placard arts for many years and worked in these areas for some time. Anya Stasenko, the author of the most of our figurines paintings worked on wood engraving miniatures.’
‘We have always worked on individual orders, never seriously promoted our figurines and almost never participated in exhibitions. However, popularity of our art grows and the number of orders significantly surpasses our production resources now.’