Maria Sidorenko

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Education
2013- 2016: Estonian Academy of Arts (Design department, Ceramics studies, holder of Master degree).
The aim of my Master project is to create a plaster mould made of moving modules so it would be possible to create an objects with different height and pattern. Porcelain casting.
2014 September- December: Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture. (Department of Design, Ceramics studies, Master degree).
2013 February- June: Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD). Ceramics and Porcelain studio.
Main course, Moulding course, Bookbinding course, Drawing course, Modern Art/Art history course and final exhibition project.
2010- 2013: Estonian Academy of Arts (Design department, Ceramics studies). Graduated, holder of a bachelor degree.
Main subjects are Work with materials, Composition and Decoration Techniques, Glaze and Clay Technologies, Wood- firing workshops, Sculpture, Modelling, Industrial Ceramics (Tallinn Ceramics factory), Drawing and Painting as well.
2006- 2010: Estonian Academy of Arts (Design department, Graphic design studies). Graduated, holder of a bachelor degree.
Main subjects are Graphics, Illustration, Typo graphics, Composition, special courses of Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, In Design, 3Ds max), History of Arts, Drawing and Painting as well.
1994- 2006: Narva Pähklimae Grammar School.
School-leaving certificate GPA for 19 subjects during 12 years of education – 4,1052 (out of 5). Took Russian (as mother tongue – 78 out of 100), English (64 out of 100) and Estonian (79 out of 100) as state exams.
1996- 2000: Narva School of Fine arts.
During school studies I was studying at Narva School of Arts. Core subjects were Painting, Composition, Drawing, Graphics, Sculpture and History of Arts. During studies won some prices including 1st places in local, regional and Republic art competitions. All exams were passed equivalent to A-level. Was awarded with gold medal for academic results.

Languages
Russian: Mother tongue.
English: Very good in grammar and speech.
Estonian: Very good in grammar and speech.
French: Initial level.

Achievements and awards
o Won 1-st prize on the International Throwing Competition in group of a female participants in Olustvere, Estonia, 2011.
o A laureate of traditional “Ilmar Palm” ceramists award in 2012.
o Was a designer and creator of tableware sets for famous Tallin and Estonian restaurants like “F-hoone”, “Kamahouse”, “Pädaste manor”, “Kapten Tenkeš”.
o Since 2007 a member of Narva Vestervalli artists union and active co-exhibition participant.
Was taking part in International Ceramics Exhibition “No Borders” in St Petersburg, Russia.
o Also taking part in exhibitions in Estonia and aboard, including exhibitions in Russia and United States.
o At spring 2011 took part in international wood firing project in Latvia, Ikshkila.
o Was a participant of international project “Eco ceramics” in Tohisoo, Kohila in summer 2012.
o Was a member of Estonian delegation at World Youth Art Biennale in Vladimir, Russia.
o Took part in European Art project “Young artists making a sculpture of Europe” in Lithuania and Estonian Art Biennale in Jõgeva.
o Also I took part in Estonian A-theatre play “No attachments. Better!” as one of the main role actors.
o Managed a lot of Art performances.

Specialties

Ceramics Product design Porcelain Fine arts Graphic Design Illustration

Skills

Photoshop Illustrator In Design Ceramics Portrait Painting Illustration Sculpture Wall-painting