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Supervisor in the Doctoral School

prof. Kazimierz Pawlak

Faculty of Ceramics and Glass , Glass Department

Biographical note

Studied in 1977-1982 at the State College of Fine Arts in Wrocław (now the E. Geppert Academy of Fine Arts). Diploma in glass design in the studio of Prof. Z. Horbowy. Since 1982 has been teaching at the Wrocław academy, currently full professor. Runs one of the diploma studios for first and second-cycle students.

He took part in 164 group exhibitions in Poland and abroad and presented his works at 10 individual exhibitions including four abroad.

He realizes artistic objects and installations made of glass. In his research work, he undertakes the subject of combining traditional glassmaking techniques with fiberglass.


Grant Denish Arts Fundation, Denmark  2014
VITRUM TERRARUM – solo exhibition accompanying 15th International Triennial of Tapestry, Łódź, Poland 2016
INTERNATIONAL GLASS ART FESTIVAL Tianyuan 2016 – Tianyuan, China / Member of the Art Committee /

GLASSTOSTERON – group exhibition BWA Wałbrzych Książ Castle, Poland 2017 /curator/
GLASS. MALE FACIAL FEATURES - Museum of Applied Arts, Poznań, Poland 2020


Language of consultations:

Polish, English

Characteristic of the projects and research in which the PhD student is to be subsumed, including the expected practical and theoretical competencies of the PhD student:

Projects and research will include activities on the use of fiberglass welded and embedded in glass for the creation of utilitarian and artistic forms. Combining this material in the process of glass forming in metallurgical techniques and electric furnace shaping techniques. The research will be conducted on the possibilities and methods of glass fiber formation to obtain semi-finished products used for further thermal processing and attempts to select appropriate coloring compounds and the method of their application to glass fiber strands/grids, as well as to determine the range of firing/welding temperatures producing the expected visual effects.

The doctoral student should have an intermediate knowledge of glassblowing techniques, experience in glass processing techniques, and basic knowledge of glass technology.

Characteristics of didactic cooperation between the supervisor and the PhD student:

A PhD student should have the ability to work in a group, have theoretical and practical knowledge of design, have organizational skills, and teaching experience would also be welcome. He/she should be familiar with contemporary tools and programs used for preparing projects, as well as their presentation.