"Theatre is a frequent subject matter for Alexandrov. She grew up in Russia and trained in St. Petersburg. At the Muchina School she came across the work and ideas of the Fauvists, Cubists, Expressionists and Constructivists, and was able to handle and study fine majolica."

Painted Clay: Graphics Arts and the Ceramic Surface, by Paul Scott
Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 2000

"Alexandrov's work always has an inviting narrative quality but one that is open rather than specific. Consciously employing the viewer's personal and historic sensibility in the unity of the piece is fundamentally a baroque technique. Alexandrov's conscious union of multiple disciplines is also a hallmark of the baroque style. This rigorous methodology is what makes all the elements of Alexandrov's complex work flow together in an underlying and reassuring formality, no matter how frivolous the themes may appear to be at first glance."

Contempo-Baroque Majolica: The Art of Simona Alexandrov, by Louise Melton,
Ceramics Monthly, May, 1996- cover article

"Alexandrov was born in Russia and came to the U.S. where she studied at the Cranbrook Academy. Her plates and sculptures are supports for her powerful figurative images. Price range: $600- $3,000."

"Chronicling the Contemporary Ceramics Movement",
"American Style: An Illustrated Guide to Major Craft Artists and Their Works", Spring, 1996

This time, the work belongs to Simona Alexandrov, who won a solo show at the gallery through a national juried competition. She bases many of her decorations on the figure, which she paints in a fluid, somewhat mannerist style. Her forms- plates, vases, bowls and such-are robust and slightly eccentric, but generally her decorations integrate with them comfortably. The playful character of her work is especially apparent in several plates that have false "cracks" painted on in the gold luster."

"Some Playful Majolica at Clay Studio",
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, May 21, 1993-solo show review

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