Dawid Stroyny

Student member Elsewhere in the UK Kiln GlassColdworking

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 Central Europe and orienting itself towards Western Europe.

“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 forms and materials of diverse colours 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

    • 17th Nov - 14th Jan (2019) (Currently on) Winter Glass Exhibition, Pyramid Gallery, York
    • 5th Oct - 21st Oct REform, MA Degree Show, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
    • 20th Sep - 19th Nov Stanislav Libensky Award , Dox Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
    • 10th Sep - 18th Sep Glorious Glass , Trade House , Glasgow
    • 18th Jun - 10th Sep Spacelab, National Liberty Museum , Philadelphia, USA
  • 2017

    • June - July New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
    • June 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

    • August Warm Glass Prize , Warm Glass
    • June Future Fund Opportunity Scholarship, Alumni Sunderland University
    • June " Excellence in Glass", William Todd"