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Gherghina Costea, ceramist, personal photo

artist profile

Welcome to Gherghina Costea’s Classy Gifts web site and enjoy the beauty of her one-of-a-kind, genuine porcelain artwork. There are three sections being currently presented: Sculptural Porcelain, Modern Byzantine Icons and the porcelain Jewelry Line.
Take a glimpse at Gherghina’s art studio environment and do not hesitate to call for an appointment if you are interested to see her creative power in action.

Winner of the “Arts of the Fire”
National Award - 1989.

Born in 1955 in Romania.
A graduate of the Bucharest Academy of Arts “Nicolae Grigorescu”, the Ceramic Art Department, 1978.
A full member of the Romanian Artists Association since 1990. Gherghina received the National Award for the Arts of the Fire in 1989. She exhibited in four personal exhibitions of which three in Romania and one in Germany.
Currently resides and works in Bucharest, Romania.

She has been actively taking part in over twenty local art events between 1980 and the current period, including biennials and quadrennials of decorative arts, art shows and group exhibitions; during the 2003 she took part in "The Arts of the Fire", the “Ten Ceramists” group, "Recipient" an art glass and ceramics show at the Orizont Gallery, “The Forest in the Sleeping Beauty” - a group exhibition and art event and more recently a second glass and ceramics event “Recipient” both at the Caminul Artei Gallery.

International Art Shows
and Competitions

Vallauris, France - 1982
Erfurt, Germany- 1986
Jablonec, Czechoslovakia - 1987
Faenza, Italy - 1987
Auxerre, France - 1989
Cairo, Egypt - 1992
Nîmes-Bagnol, France - 1992
Nekkerhal-Mechelen, Belgium - 1996 Budapest, Hungary, 1998
Her works are in private collections in Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Israel, Switzerland.

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