Vlada A. Dronova creates complex textures and designs that are transformed into one of a kind 2-3-D functional ceramic objects by hand. She finds clay to be the most viable material to make dimentional decorations. Despite their contemplative quality she is more interested in the way they can be read by hands. She uses variety of carving techniques to create sharp edges on the objects which stimulate points on the hands, for a better brain activity, if one holds/touches them for a while.
Vlada A. Dronova’s work is both visually shocking and decorative, but still functional in many ways. She is the founder and director of Shock Ceramic Studio based in Moscow, Russia.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Vlada Dronova received her double BFA in Ceramics and Printmaking with distinction from the California College of the Arts in May 2016. In the past few years she has exhibited her ceramic sculptures at the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art in Davis, the Oakland Museum of California, the American Craft Council show in San Francisco, the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles, and the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California. Her work has been reviewed in Handful of Salt, a design magazine that explores the craft of modern design, and in the KCRW Design & Architecture magazine in Los Angeles. Her printmaking achievements include showing her print work at the Oakland Museum of California, receiving the 20th Annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Award, and participating in the Osaka Exchange Show at Osaka University of Arts, Japan in 2015.