Rasa Justaite Geceviciene

From my Granny‘s chest
Fayence, Glasur, Fäden, Stickerei

From my Granny‘s chest
My granny‘s chest contains her bridal dowry: thoroughly hand-embroidered pillows, tablecloths and bedspreads. They have adorned our home for 40 years. My mother has inherited these decorations, and now they belong to me. Most of them are obsolete and outworn. I cannot embroyder myself, but as I am a ceramicist I decided to readjust these decorations on ceramic surface. All patience and love which I received from my family and which will be passed to my daughter is reflected on the imprints.






Ceramist Rasa Justaitė Gecevičienė

Born 1970 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
In 1995 graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Ceramics Department.
From 1995 working at the Vilnius Academy of Arts Ceramics Department.
From 2011 to the present − Lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Ceramics Department.

From 2003 − Member of the Lithuanian Artists Association.

From 1994 participating actively in Lithuanian and International symposiums, and exhibitions in Poland, Italy, Moldova, Latvia, Netherlands, Turkey. Arranged 7 solo exhibitions.
2006 and 2010 − Personal scholarship to art creators granted by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

2012 – Nomination at the International Biennial of Applied Arts, Chisinau, Moldova.

Mobility for training:
2011- College Applied Arts Duperré, Paris, France.
2011- Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
2011- Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

ERASMUS Teaching mobility:
2013- Estonian Academy of Arts Department of Ceramics.
2015 – Hacettepe University, Fine arts Faculty, Department of Ceramics.

The pivotal theme in my creative work is interpretation of plants, which express the perpetual motion in the natural world, unrivalled in individuality and surprise.