Michał Staszczak (born 1979) - a graduate of sculpture at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. Since 2006, he has been employed at his alma mater, where he currently runs a Foundry Studio. In 2019, he obtained the title of Associate Professor. Founder and co-organizer of the Festival of High Temperatures. He conducts workshops and foundry demonstrations, builds outdoor furnaces for melting bronze, aluminum and cast iron. He creates assemblage sculptures, bas-reliefs and installations which are cast from metal. In the creative process, he also uses 3D design and printing technology. Staszczak takes part in numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad.