Soviet artist of arts and crafts, an outstanding ceramist. Member of the USSR from 1977. Born March 15, 1942 in the village. Pokaliv, Zhytomyr region. Graduated from the Kiev School of Applied Arts in 1963. She graduated from the Lviv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts in 1968. Works in the field of arts and crafts (ceramics). For a long time she worked at the Lviv ceramic-sculpture factory. The author of many unique ceramic panels and plates as well as sculptures of small forms, made on the theme of the traditions of the Ukrainian folk folklore. Participated in many republican, all-Union and international exhibitions. Major works: decorative sculpture “Grandfather with the grandson” (1975) plate “Girlfriends” (1980) decorative sculpture “Chernobyl field” (1992) decorative sculpture “Balance” (2000). Literature Golubec O. Lvivska ceramics. – Kiev: Scientific thought, 1991. The site of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. On the photo: Maria Kurochka decorative shtof “city of Lviv” 1989 year.