Vadim Malkin

Senior Faculty | Ceramics

Born in Moscow, Vadim Malkin is a third-generation artist, and the first in his family to dedicate himself to the medium of ceramics. Having been raised around such great creativity, Malkin found he was drawn to art from a very early age and has been actively pursuing it since. After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics in 2004 from the University of Central Florida, Malkin joined the Ceramics faculty at Crealdé School of Art. He also teaches high school ceramic classes for Seminole County Public Schools. Malkin is the host of the popular monthly Date Night Ceramics workshop. Since 2011, Malkin has served as the Visual Fringe Producer, organizing the visual art exhibition at the annual Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival. His work has been on display in numerous galleries, shops, shows and art festivals throughout Florida, Georgia, California and in several countries throughout the world.

Artist's Statement

“In my work I attempt to investigate a transcendental facet of life, to find a soulful meaning to everyday living and combine it with style and whimsy. My work reflects growth, change and adaptation. Stemming from an idealistic perspective of childhood memories, I have found a fondness for the ceremonial aspects of the tradition of tea. This nightly ritual brings families and friends together as they lounge, sip, and discuss the day’s events and adversities.”

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Vadim Malkin
Selected Awards
  • 2017, Award of Merit, Mainsail Art Festival, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 2016, 1st Place – Professional Artist, The National Arts Program
  • 2015, Merit Award, Art Festival Beth El, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 2015, 2nd Place – Professional Artist, The National Arts Program
  • 2014, 3rd Place – Professional Artist, The National Arts Program
  • 2014, Award of Merit, Melbourne Art Festival, Melbourne, Florida
  • 2013, Best of Show Award, The National Arts Program
  • 2013​​​, 3rd Place – Clay, Melbourne Art Festival​​​
  • 2012, Festival Favorite, Festival of The Masters, Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World, Orlando
  • 2012, Judges’ Selection, Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Winter Park, Florida
  • 2012, Award of Merit, Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park, Florida
  • 2012, Judge’s Choice Award, Images Festival of the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
  • 2011, Award of Merit, Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Winter Park, Florida