Ceramist by education, glazier by passion and choice, he continues the design traditions of Regina and Aleksander Puchała at the „Julia” Crystal Glassworks in Piechowice. By designing contemporary functional forms of crystal glass, he significantly contributes to the return of fashion for crystal vessels.
Apart from designing for the needs of the glassworks, Pietkiewicz creates series of objects, often brilliant and perverse, freely interpreting the past of crystal. He also “dresses” everyday products of the People’s Republic of Poland in crystal, creating original contemporary forms. His projects gain recognition from experts and have won many prestigious awards. Slowly but steadily he is creating his own brand in Polish design.
Graduated from the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass at the Academy of Fine Arts (currently, the E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design) in Wrocław, 2003. Postgraduate Stage Space Studies at the Faculty of Interior Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, 2003.
After graduation he worked as designer for several glass factories: the Sudety Crystal Works, Szczytna, Poland; the Glass Factory Ząbkowice, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland; the “Julia” Glassworks, Piechowice, Poland, and the Zawiercie Crystal Factory Ltd., Zawiercie, Poland. Since 2013 he has been working as the main designer at the “Julia” Glassworks.
In collaboration with Leroy Merlin and the Institute of Industrial Design, he designed modular pots as part of the “Well-Designed” campaign, 2011.
He has received must have awards for glass collections: the “Polish Table”, Metropolis, Blanca, and Patchwork wine glasses, 2016, 2017, Łódź Design Festival, Poland.
He has participated in 4 solo exhibitions in Poland and in about 30 group exhibitions in Poland, Czech Republic, France, Romania, South Korea, Finland, Hungary, and the USA.