Александр Иванович Поверин - художник декоративно-прикладного искусства, керамист, скульптор. В 1975 году закончил Московский инженерно-строительный институт им. В.В.Куйбышева. Учился искусству скульптуры, работая в мастерских скульпторов: А.Н.Бурганова, Н.И.Нисс-Гольдман, М.П.Холодной.
Гончарному мастерству обучался у потомственных мастеров Торжка и Подмосковья. В 1991 году был одним из основателей гончарной артели «Покровская керамика», позднее стал ее художественным руководителем. Артель производит чернолощеные изделия народно-художественного промысла.
Начало творческой работы – 1985 год. Основное направление творчества: чернолощеная гончарная керамика, возрождение и развитие русских гончарных традиций, терракотовая и чернолощеная станковая скульптура. Скульптура обращена к сюжетам от библейских времен до современности.
Член Союза художников России с 2000 года.
С 1999 по 2013 год преподавал дисциплины: художественная керамика, пластические искусства, народная игрушка в Московском Государственном Университете культуры и искусств. С 2012 по 2013 год преподавал курс художественной керамики в Академии акварели и изящных искусств г. Москва.
Работы А. Поверина хранятся в Музее истории и архитектуры города Москвы, ЦДРИ (Центральный Дом работников искусства), Тверском областном Доме народного творчества, Государственном Российском Доме народного творчества в Москве, в историко-художественном музее города Егорьевска, областной картиной галерее города Вологды, историко-архитектурном и художественном музее «Новый Иерусалим», а также в частных коллекциях в России, Италии, США, Голландии.
Master of applied art, ceramist, sculptor. He graduated from Moscow engineering-constructing institute named after V.V. Kuibyshev in 1975. He studied art of sculpture in the workshops of the famous sculptors: A. Burganova, N.Niss-Goldman, M. Kholodnaya. He learned pottery making art from the hereditary potters of Moscow suburbs and Torzhok town.
He was one of the founders of the pottery making cooperative in 1991, named "Pokrovskaya keramika" (Ceramics of Pokrov town), and became the chief art master later. The cooperative makes the black polished ceramics (tableware and sculptures) of folk art line.
1985 – the start of the creative work
The main line of the art: the black polished pottery ceramics, resurrection of the Russian pottery traditions, terracotta and black polished easel sculpture. The sculpture depicts the themes from the Bible times until now.
2000 – joined the Profession Union or Russian Artists
He taught the art of ceramics and plastic as well as the art of folk clay toy in Moscow State University of Arts and Culture in the period from 1999 -2013.
He taught the course of art ceramics in the Academy of watercolours and fine arts from 2012 to 2013.
He joined the 1st congress of potters in Tver town in 1997 and the 3rd and the 4th Congresses which took place in Vologda town in 2000 and 2003. He participated in international pottery festivals in 2002 and 2004, 2010 in Skopin town, and in international pottery festival in Faenza (Italy) in 2008.
He took an active part in exhibitions in: All Russian Exhibition Center in 1994, 1995, 1996; in Central House of Artists in 1996, 1997, 1998,1999; in show rooms in Izmaylovo, Kashirka and Tushino districts of Moscow in 1998, 1999; 2000; in historical architectural art museum "New Jerusalem" (Novy Yerusalim).
He had his personal exhibitions in the following places:
in salon "Russian porcelain" (Russky Farfor) in 1997, in art museum "New Jerusalem" (Novy Yerusalim), Suzdal town in 1997, show room "Red Chambers" (Krasnye Palaty) in 1997, 1999; Trade Center (Gostyny Dvor) in 2000, art salon of Central House of Artists in 2002; the "Paris life" club (Parizhskaya Zhizn) in 2005; historical art museum of Egorievsk town; in the center of applied art and folk art in Lipetsk town in 2004, 2005.
Besides the following personal exhibitions were arranged:
"Music of shapes" (sculpture and ceramics), in "Arkhangelskoye" manor museum (2006);
the "Paris life" club (Parizhskaya Zhizn) (sculpture and ceramics), in Moscow (2007);
Personal exhibition "Returning to traditions" (sculpture and ceramics) in the Foundation of Folk Art Lines, in Moscow (2008);
Participated in forum exhibition "Cultural reality of the Moscow suburbs" in international exhibition center "Crocus Expo", in Moscow (2008);
"Ivanovskoye" manor in Podolsk town (2009-2010);
at the 4th International Pottery Festival in Skopin town (2010);
Permanent personal exhibition in CDI (Centre of design art), in Moscow from 2012;
Permanent personal exhibition in the Academy of watercolours and fine arts, Moscow, from 2012
The works of Alexander Poverin are exhibited in history and architecture museum of Moscow, in Central House of Artists, in the House of Folk Art in Tver town, in the Russian State House of Folk Art in Moscow, in historical architectural and art museum "New Jerusalem" (Novy Yerusalim) and in private collections in Russia, Italy, USA and Holland.
The photos of his works were published in two albums of "Isograph Gallery", in album "Artists of Moscow suburbs", in "Illustrated art encyclopedia", in the following magazines: "Our Isograph", "Folk Art Herald", "Metallurgist", "Country Life News", "Beautiful houses", "Big City", "Art Committee", "Folk Art".
He wrote the following books: "Pottery making art" issued by publishing house "Culture and traditions" in 2002; book "Pottery making art" issued by publishing house "AST-PRESS" in 2007 and some articles on folk art culture and art history.
He is the author of the book "Art of Pottery" published by "House MGUKU" publishing house in 2006. This book was recommended to be used as a school book in higher institutes of folk art culture education in Russian Federation in the field of folk art culture and information sources for students of higher institutions.
The book "Art styles in ceramics" was published by "House MGUKU" publishing house in Moscow in 2010.
Besides that many other books were written by Alexander Poverin and issued by different publishing houses. Such books as: "Folk toy" (MGKU), "The Vice of our time" (N.V. Kiselev), "Eastern Length" (Lokis), "Algebra of Harmony" (the Academy of watercolours and fine arts).