I am a ceramic sculptor that is using my activism and artwork to spread awareness on Domestic Violence.
Here’s some more information on what I am doing to help spread awareness on Domestic Violence.
I started Freedom4Ewa Pottery on Facebook on December 18, 2013.
Helping survivors of Domestic Violence Live in Love by providing support and art supplies to process their experience through art!
My name is Ewa Grochowska and on April 4, 2012 I went from being a victim to a survivor of Domestic Violence. This does not define who I am but it has molded me into the person that I am today. I am a pottery artist / ceramic sculptor and a domestic violence activist who is helping other survivors in their journey to freedom so that they are able to live in love. To accomplish this I am donating my time and art supplies to provide children living in domestic violence shelters with art programs. Through all the pain I believed in love and I want others to believe in it because love is out there. No man or woman deserves to be denied love by being verbally, mentally, and physically abused. It is my life’s mission to help victims of domestic violence so that they can become survivors. In spreading awareness of domestic violence through my pottery I want every little boy and girl to grow up knowing that they are worth loving and that they can and will live in love.
My pottery (ceramic sculptures) come from a place within me that is much deeper and intimate than I can explain in words. The ideas are pulled from my personal life experiences and deal with love, hurt, my heart, my mind, my body, and soul. It is a way for me to take all of the pain that I have experienced in life and bring beautiful artwork with deep meaning to the world. The pieces that I produce signify strength and beauty. The strength my pieces convey is something I have personally regained after surviving years of abuse. My pottery has evolved into a symbol of love, with a strong, positive message of survival and determination. Each individual piece of pottery represents a part of the survival process that I myself have conjoined with the love of art–specifically pottery. Each piece evokes a stage in the healing process of surviving domestic violence. I am using my artistic abilities to introduce pottery into the lives of children that are survivors of domestic violence. The process of producing my art is very layered and emotional, as is every aspect of my life. I take a simple wheel-thrown bowl, and turn it into a sign of strength by sculpting withered flower pedals that breathe life from within.
On March 18, 2014 I was invited by Safe Futures a Domestic Violence Facility in New London to go on a cable access program, to discuss the ‘culture of violence’ and how arts & culture can help us as a society move forward. I was brought on to talk about how I process my experience through my art as an artist and activist.
Link to the video on You-Tube:
I have also recently had my first article published in a local paper.
My story was shared on FOX CT this week.
I was interviewed about my art and work to end Domestic Violence by the local news, WFSB in October 2014
I reach out to anyone and everyone, it is with my constant persistence that I have been able to have much success in spreading awareness on Domestic Violence.
I will never stop fighting for the cause, no matter what it takes!
Freedom4Ewa Pottery – Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence Live in Love