The rust-coloured, majestic silhouette of a cat by Hanna Brzuszkiewicz dominates the green. The sculpture has a compact, sturdy body with schematically outlined shapes. Magnifi-
cent and mysterious, it evokes the figures of cats in ancient Egypt. It is fixed in a seemingly unstable ceramic material, but compared to other clay products, stoneware is much harder.

Hanna Brzuszkiewicz studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and in 1955-1957 at the State Higher School of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, in the studio of Professor Stanisław Horno-Popławski. She also explored the secrets of ceramic art under Professor Hanna Żuławska, whose studio gave birth to an important centre of contemporary ceramics in Poland. Ceramics is the most important area of Hanna Brzuszkiewicz’s work. From 1958 to 2001, she taught sculpture and ceramics at the Faculty of Fine
Arts of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. She took part in international ceramics exhibitions held in Sopot and Gdańsk, and in 1973 she received a Cultural Scholarship from the Italian Government. She lives in Toruń.

Dofinansowano ze środków programu własnego Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku pn. Rzeźba w przestrzeni publicznej dla Niepodległej – 2022 pochodzących z budżetu Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego.

Nazwa zadania: „Stanisław Horno-Popławski (1902-1997) w 120. rocznicę urodzin i Hornianki”.

The author: Hanna Brzuszkiewicz (1934-) 
Date: 1965
Material: stoneware