Dawid Stroyny

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Artist in Glass


Dawid grew up in Poland in the 1980s. Determined to find his own unique creative expression, Dawid drew inspiration from the art, design and architecture of a Poland in transition, turning away from the East and orienting itself to the West.

“On arriving in the UK in 2004 I discovered a new world of cultural possibilities. It seemed that individual expression was not only tolerated here, but celebrated. I was a frequent visitor at galleries and museums, soaking up ideas from the art I experienced.”

Working with diversity forms, materials and finishes in order to have the widest possible vocabulary to express his ideas, Dawid has found himself returning time and again to the subject of the individual’s struggle for freedom from oppression. He identifies as an “outsider”, and his art aims to make a connection with an audience which may have its own experience of being on the periphery of society.

Dawid’s work concerns itself with themes of sexuality, death, religion, body, and the correlation and relationship between all of them. The majority of his pieces are inspired by autobiographical memories.

Dawid works mainly with the cast glass technique. He completed his BA (Hons) in Glass and Ceramics in 2017, with the MA following in 2018. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including: National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia), Centre for Contemporary Art (Prague), National Glass Centre (Sunderland) and Business Design Centre (London).

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Dawid Stroyny Cast Glass Sculpture


  • 2018

    • Winter Glass Exhibition, Pyramid Gallery, York
    • REform, MA Degree Show, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
    • Stanislav Libensky Award , Dox Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Glorious Glass , Trade House , Glasgow
    • Spacelab, National Liberty Museum , Philadelphia, USA
  • 2017

    • New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
    • Glass and Ceramics Degree Show, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
  • 2016

    • Ouseburn Open Studios , Tin Studio, Newcastle upon Tyne
    • Dry Run, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Grants & Awards

  • 2017

    • Warm Glass Prize , Warm Glass
    • Future Fund Opportunity Scholarship, Alumni Sunderland University
    • " Excellence in Glas Prize", Sedgefield Pottery