The Nevica Project

Ilona Romule

Ilona Romule is a studio artist from Riga, Latvia. She received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the Latvian Art Academy. Ilona has received international recognition for her plaster molds and slip cast porcelain sculptures. Ilona is known for her use of ironic and erotic imagery both in the form of her fine porcelain pieces and also in the surface decoration with the china paints. Ilona’s unique, high-quality artwork has allowed her opportunities to work inside world-renowned porcelain industries such as the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2005, she participated in the International Storytelling Ceramics Symposium in Guldagergaard, Denmark. Every year since 2003, Ilona has participated as an invited artist at Masters' meetings at the International Ceramics Studio in Kechkemet, Hungary.

Ilona Romule is member of the Latvian Artists Union and the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC). Her recent achievements in international competitions include the 6th International Contemporary Porcelain Triennial in Nyon, Switzerland, the 2nd World Ceramic Biennale in South Korea and the 1st , 2nd and 3rd International Triennial of Silicate Arts in Kecskemet, Hungary. She holds regular lectures in the United States at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Southwest Craft Center in San Antoni, the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas State University, Ohio University, University of Illinois, and The University of Michigan. Ilona has lectured also in various other universities, art centres, and studios across the world including Culture and Art Centre in Finland, Australian National University in Australia, Ege University in Turkey, and Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Israel. Ilona has given presentations and lectures relating to her own practice and international experience in various International Symposiums and Ceramics Conferences. Ilona has led plaster mold making and China painting workshops at various universities and art centers in Hungary, USA, China, Australia, Turkey, Israel. Additionally, Ilona has been an invited artist to a number of International Symposia, including “Porcelain in Other Way”, Walbrzich, Poland (2003); “Storytellers. H. C. Andersen”, International Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark (2005); Porcelain Symposium in Zibo Bone China factory, China (2009).