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Biography

Michael Boroniec is a sculptor and designer. Best known for his unique Spatial Spiral ceramics, these forms began with a single spiral and have evolved into a series of vessels that vary in form, degree of expansion, and number of coils. Each piece is wheel thrown then deconstructed. This process reveals aspects of the vessel that most rarely encounter. Within the walls, maker’s marks become evident and contribute to the texture. The resultant ribbon effect, reminiscent of a wheel trimming, lends fragility, elegance, and motion to a medium generally perceived as hard and heavy. This emphasizes a resistance of gravity, allowing negative space to unravel and become part of the form. The result is a body of sculptural objects resembling and born of functional vessels.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Boroniec has shown in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States in both group and solo exhibitions including the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon Cerapia in Gyeonggi-do Province, Korea, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA; Boise Art Museum, Idaho; RISD Triennial, Providence, RI, the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair; National Bohemian Hall, New York; Albany Institute of Art and History, NY, and the Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design Fair (SOFA), Chicago, IL, among others. Michael Boroniec lives and works in Pittsfield, MA.