Some words about history of Kyiv (Kiev) porcelain

The Kyiv (Kiev) Experimental Art Ceramics Factory was built in 1924 on the basis of workshop, which manufactured ceramic paints and decal.

After World War II the enterprise was expanded. There was founded new experimental workshop, which produced decorative articles.

Big art workshop, which was one of the best in Soviet Union, also existed at the factory. Samples of ceramic articles were developed there, then they were used on the other porcelain factories in Ukraine.

Many famous sculptors, such as Shcheherbina V. I., Rapai O. P., Zhnikrup O. L., painters Sarapova S. M., foremen of folk art Vera Pavlenko, Marfa Tymchenko and Hanna Pavlenko-Chernychenko, worked in this art workshop. Their articles often exhibited on the international exhibitions and fairs.


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