Studio is an important word when referring to porcelain art. It is
one art form which truly requires the talents of several artists working
together to create a porcelain sculpture in much the same fashion as many musicians
combine their efforts in a symphony orchestra.
Following American citizenship for him and his wife, Cybis opened a studio
in the old Steinway Mansion on Long Island with one of his protégées, a
young ceramic student whose linguistic talents he had engaged at the time of
the World's Fair project. in the years to come, Marylin Kozuch Chorlton's
talent and integrity would be responsible for maintaining the disciplines and
the techniques Cybis brought with him from his country's old Saxony craftsmen.
Boleslaw Cybis located his first Trenton Studio in an old carriage house on
Church Street where his kilns were fired in an almost medieval atmosphere of
sculptured cornices and archways crowded with mystic heads of maidens and the
lidded faces of "Lost Souls" - all of them the artist's handiwork.
Today the Cybis studio occupies a rambling facaded building at Norman and
Oakland, enclosing a courtyard of blossoming trees and shrubs. Here, one may
tour the gallery and museum to view an exquisite extravaganza of porcelains
from the early Neo-Meissen rococo and papka styles, to the delicate style that
Cybis is world renowned for today.