With indoor encounters once again strictly limited and the evenings growing darker, the Latvian Center for Contemporary Ceramics in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center offers a new publicly available open-air exhibition by the Daugavpils-based ceramicist Lilija Zeiļa.
Potter, ceramicist and artist Lilija Zeiļa was born in Daugavpils in 1958. Clay and ceramics are her whole life – they set the course for her daily routines and submit to her will. Lilija became interested in ceramics as a schoolgirl, having visited the workshop of Staņislavs Vilcāns, an illustrious Latgalian potter. After graduating from the Rēzekne Secondary School of Applied Art, she became actively involved with the newly established art group of Daugavpils-based ceramicists.
Lilija’s exhibition record, dating back to 1981, includes numerous solo shows in Latvia and beyond. In 1996, she took charge of the Daugavpils Ceramics Studio “Latgale”. Lilija has inspired and managed several ceramics-themed international projects, and studio work has made her a visible presence in Latvia
as well as brought Latgalian ceramics to the attention of global audiences.
The new exhibition on 8 Hospitāļa Street, Daugavpils Fortress, is available round- the-clock (excepting the current curfew hours). Its creation has been supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation.