E17 Art Trail – Minimalist Ceramics for Peaceful Living

E17 Art Trail – Minimalist Ceramics for Peaceful Living

Minimalist Ceramics for peaceful living. E17 Art Trail Exhibition by Ania Perkowska

Quiet Corners: Minimalist Ceramics for Peaceful Living by Ania Perkowska

Walthamstow-based ceramic artist Ania Perkowska finds tranquillity to be a guiding principle that shapes her artistry, rather than just a lifestyle choice.

In her exhibition “Quiet Corners”, in Estates East during The E17 Art Trail 2024, Ania invites us to slow down and embrace the beauty of “less is more.”  


Ania’s childhood experiences is in communist Poland, where stark concrete structures dominated the landscape. They inspire her work, reflecting a deep appreciation for simplicity and contrast. This formative experience laid the foundation for her artistic vision. It inspired her to explore the tension between order and chaos, between the structured and the organic.

At the heart of Ania’s work lies a deep reverence for the medium of clay. Her designs, characterised by geometric forms and minimalistic decoration, speak to a timeless elegance that transcends trends and fads. 

Ania’s art has more than just visual appeal it’s an invitation to engage with the senses. From a distance, her pieces may seem quiet and unassuming. Yet, it is only upon closer inspection that their true beauty is revealed. Running your fingers along the textured surfaces, and feeling the weight of a carefully crafted mug in your hands—these are the moments that elevate everyday objects into vessels of joy and contemplation.


Every piece is not just a functional object, but a conduit for mindfulness and serenity. Whether it’s a sleek vase adorning your workspace or a delicately glazed mug cradling your favourite beverage, Ania’s ceramics encourage us to find moments of stillness and connection in our daily lives.

Ania’s commitment to craftsmanship extends beyond her studio practice. As the founder of Boso Studio, she shares her passion for pottery through teaching classes and empowering others to discover the meditative joy of working with clay.

In a world that often seems chaotic and overwhelming, Ania Perkowska’s ceramics remind us of the power of simplicity to soothe the soul. In her artwork, we are invited to embrace the beauty of quiet corners and create havens of peace within our homes amidst the noise.

Exhibition Info

Dates: 1st – 16th June

Location: Estate East, 40 Orford Road, E17 9NJ

Admission: Free

All work exhibited is for sale. You can purchase your piece online and it will be delivered to you once the exhibition is finished. Click here to view and purchase.

About E17 Art Trail

The E17 Art Trail festival makes visible and celebrates the creativity of artists and creative citizens living and working in and around Walthamstow, East London. It is produced and gently curated by Artillery.

​The festival programme grows from the ideas percolating in our neighbourhoods and among artists. Collaborations and partnerships evolve between artists, with businesses, community groups, learning settings, faith places, and neighbourhoods: collectively we transform our experience of where we live, work and play through art.

​The E17 Art Trail grew into an 18 day biennial festival since its inception in 2005. It was devised in 2004 by two Walthamstow artists as a way for artists to share their work locally with next-to-no conventional exhibiting opportunities. In 2024, we celebrate 20 years of the E17 Art Trail!

The 20th Anniversary Edition:⁣
16 days, 150 venues across Walthamstow. The E17 Art Trail is an artist-led, community-powered arts festival. ⁣