Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin
Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin works in his art studio under the pseudonym ‘Vladimir Lepota’. First he worked in a company of cereamists “Lepota’, then left it and started working on his own as Vladimir Lepota. “Lepota” in ancient Russian means “Beauty”. He has been engaged in pottery for more than 15 years. Vladimir spent his childhood near the brick factory, so his inquisitive mind has never had the problems with the clay and how to use it. But to ceramics from the professional point of view approached only in the late 90s.
Vladimir inherited the ingenuity of his father, although he learned everything himself, of course, looking at the work of other artists. But genes of the masters he got from his father, the inventor of a great number of machines and devices.
Vladimir loves all the fabulous and fantastic, so he tries to bring them into his work. Vladimir has always been a “generator of ideas.” He has always loved to earn. Even in the Soviet Union, he remembers himself selling kilos of aquarium algae and snails from the local swamp. In the 90s he made furniture in the garage and sold it. Then built fireplaces and stoves, sculpted from marble angels for the monuments. He worked as a security guard, wedding photographer, advertising manager… Tight schedule and foggy salary – not for him. Now he is a freelance artist and knows exactly how to be happy. “I do what I like, so I like what I’m doing!”
His beloved wife fully supports his work, sometimes gently suggests something from the outside, but on the whole her policy is non-interference in the internal affairs. Vladimir has three children.