Vladimir Nikolaevich Gorislavtsev was born in Barnaul, Siveria
in 1939. In 1970 he graduated from V. Mukhina Higher School of
Arts and Crafts in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) ,taking his
diploma in the department of pottery and glassware. He studied
there with Vladimir F. Markov and Vladimir S. Vasilkovsky, whom
he considers as his main tutor and who has tremendously
influenced his works.
In 1973 he joined the USSR Artist's Union.
Gorislavtsev's works have been exhibited in Russia and
internationally since 1969 in Beigium, Canada, Czechoslovakia,
Germany, Hungary, Italy, France, Switzerland and the USA at more
that 130 exhibitions, In 1983 he was awarded with a Diploma of
the USSR Academy of Arts for a series of works dedicated to St.
He was a Prizewinner in the International Ceramics Biennale
in Vallauris, France in 1976; third prize for ceramic work
"Interiors" in the Faenza International Ceramic Competitions in
1979: First prize for ceramic work "My Window" and 1982; first
prize for ceramic work "Reminiscences."
He has been a member of the International Academy of Ceramics
since 1983 and the Russian Academy of Arts since 2001.
He lives and works in St. Petersburg.