Lives in Salem, NH, and works from her home studio. She creates sculptural and vessel inspired forms. Her ceramic pieces are most hand built, although occasionally she incorporates some wheel thrown elements. She grew up in Istanbul, Turkey where she received her BFA and MFA in Interior Architecture from the State Academy of Fine Arts.
"Its tactile and physical properties gave birth to an ever changing creative spirit within me. Clay has an immediate response to what you do. It will do whatever you want it to do, but do it with respect; you can't ever change its integrity. I try to accentuate the natural qualities of clay and the processes of glazing and firing. I frequently use my fingers (or some other natural objects) in the making of marks and impressions. Or sometimes clay does it for me with a most welcomed surprise. I look for an organic quality in the shape and texture. Symmetry is the last thing I'll turn to. My guideposts are Form, Surface Texture and achievement of Balance and Movement. I am and will always be striving to make each piece one that appeals to all my senses."
31 - November 25, 2006
Friday, November 3 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
the Artist: Saturday, November 18 at 3 p.m.