Elżbieta Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz

E. Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz, Etno, 2016, Crystal Glassworks “Julia”

With glass, I am fascinated by its purity and clarity.

My designs are the result of my fascination with the material I have been working with for several years: crystal glass. I suggest straight cuts based on a line that I often break and bend. They underline the shape of the products and give them character. The minimalist cut lines are, in their simplicity, a negation of the traditional decoration and rich ornamentation from your grandmother’s wall unit.

I try to disenchant these heavy, difficult-to-wash vessels and make them light and graceful. They can then be used on a daily basis as containers for cakes, nuts, or maybe as a vase for wild flowers. There are many crystal vessels in my kitchen. I like to see them shine in the light, I like their sonority and softness of touch.  

Elżbieta Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz

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E. Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz, Beech lid containers 320 ml, Crystal Glassworks “Julia”, 2020, cut 4178, 9265, 9268;
Must Have Award on the Łódź Design Festival 2020
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E. Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz, Blanca (with S. Pietkiewiczem), crystal glass, porcelain lids for dishes from the Fryderyka collection (design from 1937, producer: Porcelana Kristoff), cut 116, 2017, Crystal Glassworks “Julia”; Must Have Award on Łódź Design Festival 2017
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E. Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz, Blanca, cut 9058
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E. Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz, Blanca, cut 118
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E. Trzewiczek-Pietkiewicz, Blanca, cut 9117


Diploma at the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass of the Academy of Fine Arts (currently the E. Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław), 2001. Postgraduate Study of Performance Space Arrangement at the Faculty of Interior Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, 2003.

In the years 2008-2020, teacher of vocational subjects at the Faculty of Glass Technology at the Centre for Vocational and Continuing Education in Sosnowiec. Since 2014, she has been running workshops and designing glass at the “Julia” Crystal Glass glassworks in Piechowice.

She has participated in three solo exhibitions incl: TA-KULKA, Galeria BB, Wrocław (2019), and in a dozen or so collective exhibitions in Poland, France, Romania and Finland. Participated in the Czech Design Week International Festival in Prague (2018).

Must Have distinction for the collection Blanca (joint project with Sebastian Pietkiewicz), Łódź Design Festival (2017) and for Crystal Containers with beech lids, Łódź Design Festival (2020).