Rafal is the Melbourne potter behind Sticky Earth Ceramics.
Originally hailing from Krakow, Poland, Rafal now works from a studio in Melbourne’s west. His pottery features earthy tones of natural clay and a minimalist aesthetic.
Glazes are applied with a light touch to allow the natural textures of clay to come through. By bringing out the warmth and rawness of natural stoneware clay, Rafal gives each and every piece its own authentic character.
Made with traditional wheel-thrown techniques and fired twice at high temperatures for durability, all pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Look out for Sticky Earth at the Rose Street and Heide artists’ markets or click on the ‘Discover’ button to explore Rafal’s range of everyday clay objects that ooze the Wabi Sabi aesthetic; the Japanese Zen philosophy where objects are seen as part of nature rather than part of the cupboard.
Read the interview with Rafal Kaczmarek here.
Everyday Ceramics in Minimal and Earthy Wabi Sabi Aesthetic