About festival

The Festival of High Temperatures is the only artistic event in Poland during which artists from around the world share their knowledge and experience with other fans of  “hot art” showing the audience their work from behind the scenes. Every year renowned masters of work with fire are invited. So far our guests have been Livio Serena, glass (Murano, Italy), Seung Woog Kim, ceramics (Korea), Pam Brown, sculpture/metal (Great Britain), Ed van Dijk, glass (Holland), Kati Kerstna glass (Estonia), Petr Novotny, glass (the Czech Republic), Martin Janecky, glass (the Czech Republic), Rick Batten sculpture/metal (USA), Jono Retallick sculpture/metal (Great Britain), Casey Westbrook sculpture/metal (USA), Martin Stefanek, glass (the Chech Republic), Andy Griffiths, sculpture/metal (Wales), James Wade, sculpture/metal (USA), Jack Gron, sculpture/metal (USA), Jörg Hanowski, glass (Germany), Simon Eccles, glass (England), Wayne Potratz, sculpture (USA), David Lobedell, sculpture (USA), to name but a few.

“This Festival brings together different artistic disciplines – glassmaking, ceramics and metal sculpture. It proves that despite the fact that we use different materials in art, we have something in common – high temperature. Work with fire is very demanding and exhausting, but it gives a lot of satisfaction and unique results.”

“The opportunity to interact with the audience is very important for us. Whole families from Wrocław come to the Festival and we have a lot of regular visitors. They watch our presentations with great interest, ask about details and take part in workshops. They are often surprised how many complicated processes the works of art which they see in galleries had to undergo.”

The Festival of High Temperatures is organized by the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław (Poland)  / the Department of Painting and Sculpture, the Department of Ceramics and Glass. 

The project is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.

The project is financed by the City of Wrocław.

12th Festival of High Temperatures took place 21-23 June 2019. The Festival of High Temperatures takes place at Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław (Poland), ul. Traugutta 19/21.