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Born in 1970 in Bolesławiec, Lower Silesia region, sculptor, ceramicist. He is a self-taught person. He is an engineer by education. He has his own heritage company.

He discovered his sculpting passion creating first ceramic moulds, with the support of the Błotny brothers in their plant in Parowa. After some time, he equipped his own workshop and started to fire his works in an electric furnace, independently.

Fascinated with the classic art, from ancient Pompeii, through Michelangelo to Igor Mitoraj, attempts to make his works include a perfect harmony of form, aesthetics, vividness and colour. Adding elements of architecture, erotica and painting, he tries to capture and maintain the emotions. Because he himself yearns for obvious arts, he, in his own manner, wants his sculptures to tell stories. He is glad when those who watch it, recognize some hint in them and make their own further story. He would like his works to provoke reflections and, at the same time, cause emotions, in an obvious manner. Asked about inspirations, he replies that this is life, the nature, the history, people, everything, in a word.

The process of creation consists in carving a model in clay and making a mould of it. Based on this mould, he creates a series of works with various elements of his stories and various methods of decoration – from a raw, rough stoneware, to complicated painting elements hidden in glaze. Each work is different. Each one is a new challenge and contains elements of technological experiments. Each one, upon a request, can be reforged into a bronze cast.

He is a member of the Polish Ceramics Association.

married, two nice children

JO – czyli Jacek Opała, ur. 1970r. w Bolesławcu na Dolnym Śląsku. Rzeźbiarz. Korzystając z faktu życia w otoczeniu ceramiką zaczął przed kilku laty swoje pierwsze prace wypalać w zakładach ceramiki w Parowej pod Bolesławcem. Po pierwszych udanych próbach tworzy już dalej w swojej małej przydomowej pracowni figuratywne rzeźby ceramiczne. Odlewa również w brązie.

Najbardziej fascynuje go łączenie dwóch i więcej światów w jednej formie. W jego pracach pojawiają się elementy anatomii, architektury, erotyki, fantasy. W swych dziełach ewidentnie nawiązuje do klasyki rzeźby, która jest jego drogowskazem artystycznym.Jak sam mówi tęskni za sztuką oczywistą, opowiadającą. Prace takich mistrzów jak Igor Mitoraj czy Michał Anioł to wzorce i inspiracje. Na bazie samodzielnie wykonanych form buduje serie indywidualnych rzeźb. Nigdy nie wykonuje dwóch identycznych. Prace szkliwi i wypala do 1400 st. w piecu elektrycznym. Jest członkiem Związku Ceramików Polskich.

żonaty, dwójka fajnych dzieci