Vladimir Aleksandrovich Tsivin was born in Leningrad in 1949. He graduated from the department of pottery and glassware at the V Muchina Higher School of Arts and Crafts in 1972. From 1972 to 1976 he worked in Tomsk, Siberia, as chief artist at the Bogashevo Experimental Pottery Factory.

In 1975 he joined the USSR Artist’s Union, and from 1976 he worked in the Leningrad branch of the Russian Art Fund experimental ceramic workshops. He still lives and works in St. Petersburg.

Tsivin’s work has been exhibited in Russia since 1972 and internationally since 1973 – in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and the U.S.A.

Above: Vladimir Tsivin, 2003


Exhibitions at Galerie Besson

Twenty Years, Twenty Pots Sep - Oct 2008
Classic & Contemporary Ceramics Feb - Mar 2008
Contemporary Potters Feb - Mar 2004
Vladimir Tsivin: Black and White Apr - May 2003
Vladimir Tsivin: Works from London, Glasgow, Oregon and St Petersburg May 1999
Pictures and Pots Sep - Oct 1996
Vladimir Tsivin: First London Exhibition Oct - Nov 1990

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