Apollinaria Broches' work is based on Russian culture and is inspired by literature and fairy tales. The artist approaches working with clay with humour, creating sculptural work that tests the malleability and strength of the medium. The artist achieves this through giant knots, hanging t- shirts and socks on the walls, or asymmetrical bags finished with layers of translucent glazes. Working with different materials, such as metal, wood and clay, Broche creates handmade objects to blur the line between reality and imagination. Through her work, she attempts to craft different universes and shed light on her audience’s “escape places“.