ANTONIO BONALDI He attended the Istituto d'Arte De Fabris in Nove where he obtained the diploma of Maestro d'Arte Ceramica in 1984.He then dedicated himself to the study of the potter's wheel and opened his own studio in 1986 in Bassano del Grappa, where he still makes his ceramic works. Obsession for matter and its limits, surfaces, textures. Conscious avoiding to view shapes as starting points for decoration, but rather considering clay for its own surface, colour, shaping and firing marks. High temperature wood firing relieves the ceramic artist of any responsibility for decoration that may ruin a shape which, in and of itself, is just right. The logical consequence of this attitude of choice is to create vases with eyes shut, literally without looking, so that the potter's hands and their sensitivity alone are left in charge of any esthetic judgement that is then completed by the firing process.
AYLIN ALKAN She graduated at Dumlupınar University Facultyof Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics. She started her master's degree at the same University in 2015 and completed it in 2017. In 2016, She was appointed as a research assistant to the ceramic and glass design department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Bitlis Eren University. In 2018, She started Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts in order to receive proficiency in arts education and works as a research assistant.
AYSE BALYEMEZ She was born in 1979 in Ankara. She completed her secondary and high school education at Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory. She completed her undergraduate education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Ceramic Department. Between 2003 and 2008, she worked as designer in a private company in the ceramic industry for 5 years. In 2007, she started her graduate studies. She completed her Master's Degree in 2009 and Proficiency in Arts in 2017. She participated in many national and international symposiums, workshops and exhibitions. Balyemez has 3 solo exhibitions and has been working at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Ceramic and Glass Design Department since 2008.
BANG HO SIK He graduated from Baekje University of Arts, is a full-time artist who runs a battle in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province. Jeonju is the breakdown of hanji, hansik, and hanok, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea, and a place of honor.
CANDAN DIZDAR TERWIEL She graduated from Hacettepe University Higher School of Health Management in 1984 and from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the same university in 1988. She received her master degree in 1991 and proficiency in art degree in 1996 from the same university. She was assistant to Prof. Hamiye Çolakoglu who established the Ceramic Department at Hacettepe University and Prof. Dr. Sıtkı M. Erinç during her Master’s and Ph.D. In 1999 she received her PhD from Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences. The artist had seven solo exhibitions, three of which were organized in Holland. Terwiel has won four awards, amoung which is award of Mention presented in PTT 150 th Year Exhibition Competition in Ankara. She is founder member of the Association of Art Educators and has appeared in many exhibitions, sympozsium and ceramic workshops in national and international area. She had a electronic book about ceramic and preschool art education. She has been actively working on subject “Education in Art Museums”. She currently continues to work at Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics in Ankara in Turkiye.
CATALINA VIAL She graduated in Fine Arts with mention in Engraving at Finis Terrae University.From 2001 to 2004 she lived in Barcelona, Spain, where she studied artistic book binding and serigraphy in Llotja Superior School of Design and Art.She returned to Chile in 2005 to work in diﬀerent art proyects and in the Agustin Edwards`s private library, where she was the person in charge of the book restoration.Since 2012 she lives in Lima, Peru. From that date she has been studying ceramic at Sonia Cespedes Rossel School and making diﬀerent workshops in Lima and abroad. In 2017 she started her own studio with two other ceramist, called Alta Temperatura Studio. In 2018 Alta Temperatura Studio in collaboration with “La huella en el bosque” (solidarity initiative) put together the project “Dar una mano deja huella”, program that through art, raises funds to reduce the trees felling in the Peruvian Amazon.
CHANH MYEONG He graduated from Hongik University, School of Sculpture. He has been many activities and exhibitions in Korea and he won numerous awards. He exhibited his works at the Galaxy Gallery in Beijing. He participated in the 8 th Tunisia International Ceramics Symposium. National Ceramic Art Center.
DVORAK - GALIK OLESIA Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1991-1995, she studied Art Pottery at the Uzhhorod Crafts College. In 1996-2002, Olesia studied Art Pottery at the Lviv Arts Academy. In 2013, Olesia became a member of the National Union of the Ukrainian Artists. Since 1996 Olesia participates in the group exhibitions in Ukraine and other European countries, including the following: The first personal art exhibition was held by Olesia in the Modern Art Museum in Kyiv in 2012. The art works of Olesia were acquired to the private collections in Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia and the USA, as well as form part of the collections in the Sevastopol Art Museum named after M. Kroshytskyi , the National Museum of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne , Ukraine , National Botanical Garden named after M. M. Grishko, Kyiv, Ukraine, Museum “Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine”, Kyiv,Ukraine.
HASAN BASKIRKAN He graduated from Anadolu University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Ceramics in 1999. He has received his master degree with thesis on “Sagar Firing Technique” in 2002 from Anadolu University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Ceramics and received his proficiency in art degree in 2010 from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Social Science Institute Department of Ceramic and Glass Design with thesis on “Smoke Firing Techniques”. He has been working as an Associate Professor at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Ceramic and Glass Design since 2014. He awarded the “Youth Award” at 7 th Gold Pot Ceramic Competition of Izmir Rotary Club in 2002; at the same year has awarded “Biennial Youth Award” at the 6 th Cairo International Ceramics Biennale, Ceramic Competition; “Art Encouragement Award” of Anadolu University in 2006 and 70 th Ministry of Culture Ceramics Competition, “Grand Prize” in 2010. He had a solo exhibition and has participated in more than 40 national group exhibitions. Also attended international group exhibitions in China, Egypt, Germany, Japan, England, Italy, Kirghizistan and USA.
HYEG YOUNG KIM (LABIE) Representive of creative laboratory company "Jitt (the act)". Former dancer of Busan City's municipal dance company 2019. Performance at UNGEMÜTLICH VI in Berlin 2019. Performance at CIBART festival in Italy 2019. The historical culture festival, 허난설헌 문화제 in May 2019. Celebration for the 100 years of Independent movement 3.1 2018. International Butoh festival in Japan 2018. Requiem for the destroyed forest in Gariwang Mountain. 2018. Cerebrating shows for Pyunchang winter olympics and Paralympics 2017. "The beautiful Stage" in China 2017. "Requiem" the laboratory theater directed by Luben Garcia 2017. Organized and directed "Whispering to nature" (with Toua Eukaryote. Anna Linnea Kukkonen. Anna Matveinen) in 2017. Organized and directed "For the dead Journey" (with Anna Linnea. Toua Eukaryote)in 2017. Korean independence day festival with 33 female artists in 2016. International experimental art festival in Jeju (directed by Baekgee Kim) in 2016. International Butoh festival in Jeju (directed by Ramoo Hong) 2014, 2015,2016,2017. "Arirangblues (organized and directed) etc.
INNA ROGOVA She is aceramic artist in Russia and Bulgaria. And she is member of “The Union of Artists of Russia”(2001) and “The Union of Bulgarian Artists” (2016). She graduated from Perm State University, 1967 – 1972. She started to work with Natalya Korchemkina’s studio. She has 20 solo and duo exhibitions (Russia, USA, Spain, Great Britain, Montenegro, Bulgaria). She took part in a numerous collective exhibitions: “SERES 18” Eskisehir, Turkey; “Material World”, Oxford, Grate Britain, 2017; 1-st Latvia International Ceramics Biennale, Daugavpis Mark Rothko Art Centre. Latvia. 2016; The 2nd China Kaolin Grand Prix for International Ceramic Art. The Great China Museum. Jingdezhen. China. 2013; etc. And national and international symposiums and residencies: Art Residency, KY, USA (2005); Art Residencies, Spain(2010, 2012); Art residency, Oxford, Great Britain ( 2012); The International Ceramic Art Symposiums at Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia (2013); “Baikal-KeraMistika” Art Symposium, Russia (2013); International Ceramic Plein-Airs “Art-ZhiZhal”, Belarus ( 2009, 2010); “Zlakusa”, Usice, Serbia (2016); Ducley Art Center Residency, Montenegro (2016), “Sheki – 2019”, Azerbaidjan etc. She realized seven Fire Sculpture projects in Russia, Montenegro, Bulgaria.
ISMET YUKSEL He graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics in 2004. He completed his Master of Arts Degree in Dokuz Eylul University Fine Arts Faculty Ceramic Department in 2011. He completed his PHD in 2014 on the subject of “Optical illusions on ceramic surfaces”. Yuksel participated in symposiums, group exhibitions, workshops in China, Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Russia, Argentina and Turkey. He has 3 solo exibition. He received 5 awards including the award of “Italian Chamber of Deputies Prize at the 57.th Faenza Prize international Ceramic Competition. He is working in Dumlupinar University Fine Arts Faculty Ceramic Department as a Associate Professor.
JARUN NONGBUA He graduated from the srinakhariwirot University. Arts degree in 1987, he began working as a teacher in the College of Fine Arts for the duration of the work. He has participated in exhibitions of ceramics in Thailand continues. During the years 1992-2016 he attended the survey and collect information about the source of wood fired kilns in Thailand. He graduated from the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Department of Ceramics,Master of Fine Arts in 2003, he held several workshops and in Raku and woodfring. Year 2013 He has participation in Macsabal Wanju Wood Firing Symposium. He organized ceramic exhibition and joined the ceramic workshops many times both in Thailand.
KIM YONG MOON He graduated from Hong ik University in 1982; received master degree of fine arts in 1985 at the same uiversity; major in ceramics. He is creator of macsabal symposiums. Between 1998 and 2015 organized International Macsabal Wood Firing Symposiums 37 times in Korea, China and Turkey. From 1982-2015 he had 40 solo exhibitions and constructed 10 wood Kilns in Korea, China and Turkey. In 2009, he was jury member of 4th BIMC Tile Biennale, Argentina. Currently he is working at Hacettepe University as a guest professor.
KOMES KUNTIG He graduated from Science (Ceramic Technology) Phranakhon Rajabhat University. He received master degree from Visual Art & Design, Burapha University. He is art lecturer at Ceramic Department, Suphanburi College of Fine Arts. And he is Vice director of Suphanburi College of Fine Arts. He participated many exhibitions. Some of these exhibitions: The Project of Dissemination and Exchange of Arts and Culture in Thailandin 2018. Vietnam Contemporary Art, Exhibition and MOU on Arts and Culture Education between Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Thailand and Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam in 2018. The Project of Dissemination and Exchange of Arts and Culture in Thailand in 2018. The Cooperation Exhibition Project Artist’s Book 2018 of Bunditpattanasilpa Institute, Thailand and the College of Arts, Hue University, Vietnam in 2018. Contemporary Art Exhibition Under Relationship Thai – Indonesia at Institute Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta in 2018.
LEE CHEONG CHO He was born in 1963 in Yecheon KyeongBuk Korea. He loves to paint since he was a child and that is why he lives and breath it. His paintings are unique style of purity using simplified lines and color. His traveling exhibition opened several times in Turkey, Canada, Ukraine, Seoul, Busan, Gwangju and other cities throughout Korea. it still continues…
LEE SUL HEE She graduated from Dan Kook University, Collage of Arts, Department of Ceramic Art. Sul-Hee has had 4 solo and 110 group exhibitions and received 20 awards. In 2015, she was a committee member of Korean Fine Arts Association Department of Ceramics. She participated 2 times International Macsabal Wood Firing Symposium at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. Also she is member of Korean Ceramic Jewelry Association, Korean Fine Arts Association. And she is director of Craft Experience & Education Center in Bucheon City.
MUTLU BASKAYA She graduated from Hacettepe University (HU) FFA Department of Ceramics in 1992. She completed her MA in 1997. She lived in Milan between 1999 and 2003 and continued her studies in Gioella Suardi’s studio in Bergamo. She completed her Ph.D. in 2009. Başkaya has had 9 solo exhibitions and received 15 national or international awards. She arranged Raku, Paper Kiln and Egyptian Paste Workshops many times in Turkey and in abroad. She is board of directors of Turkish Ceramic Society and she is art editor of Seramik Turkiye Magazine. Başkaya, a founder member of International Ceramic Artist Association in China and she is member of International Academy of Ceramics –in Geneva, Switzerland (Unesco). She is coordinator of International Macsabal Woodfiring Symposiums in Korea, China and Turkey. In 2016 she has curated for Turkish Museum, Ukrainean Museum and Croatian Artsist Residence Program at FLICAM Museum in Fuping, Xian, China. Başkaya has been working as an Associate Professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics since 1994.
NATALIA KORCHEMKINA An Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation (2010). A member of “The Union of Artists of Russia” (1991). Member of “The Union of Bulgarian Artists” (2016). Freelance. She graduated from Ural School of Applied Arts, Nizhniy Tagil the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. She has hold over 20 solo and duo shows, participated in a lot of collective exhibitions all over the world and attended many national and international biennials, symposiums, workshops and art-residencies. Her solo and duo exhibitions (Russia, Denmark, USA, Spain, Great Britain, Montenegro, Bulgaria); collective exhibitions: the Czech Republic (2006), Croatia (2009), Mallorca, Spain (2012), Jingdezhen, China (2013), Turkey (2011,2014, 2018); Latvia (2013, 2015, 2018). She participated national and international residencies, symposiums: Art Residency, KY, USA (2005), Art Residencies, Spain(2010, 2012), “Art-ZhiZhal”, Belarus ( 2009, 2010); Art residency, Oxford, Great Britain ( 2012); Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia (2013); “Baikal-KeraMistika”, Russia (2013); “Zlakusa”, Usice, Serbia (2016); Ducley Art Center Residency, Montenegro (2016), “Sheki – 2019”, Azerbaidjan and others; Fire Sculpture projects in Russia, Montenegro, Bulgaria.
OFRA KUTZ She is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Israel. She has studied with Israel’s leading ceramicists and exhibited her work in galleries and museum around the country and abroad. She is a member of the Israeli Ceramics Association and a partner in a gallery for contemporary Israeli Ceramics in Jaffa flea market. In recent years, she has added more layers of meaning to her work through experimentation with texture and shape, using materials such as porcelain and rough clay (stoneware). In working with these materials, she engages in an ongoing dialogue of respect, control and submission. She is constantly testing the limits of the material, employing textures to create a blend of roughness and delicacy. Most of her pieces are unglazed but embellished with gold luster, further linking them to a world rich in contrasts.
PAOLA BAERTL ARAMBURU Peruvian artist graduated from the Faculty of Art of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Peru with a degree in Painting (1994-1999). She has taken workshops at Edith Sachs Art school and Escuela de Arte Corriente Alterna, as well as at the Pont Aven School of Art, in France. She began her ceramic practice in the year 2011 at Taller Escuela with Sonia Cespedes Rossel. Now she works in her own studio. She has three solo exhibitions GERMINAR (2007) INFINITA TRAMA (2013) and POR DENTRO (2017). She has participated in several group exhibitions in her country and abroad. Her work has been exhibited in USA, France, Panama, Iran, Turkey and in the Museum of Modern Art in Yixing (China), as part of the International Ceramic Art Cultural Exchange Week and in the Li Ziyuan Museum, in Zibo (China). This year was invited to the symposium Bond Clay and Keramic¨ in the Rahabjat University in Buriram, Thailand. She lives and works in Lima, Peru.
PARK YOUNGHEE The department of Ceramic art in Dankook University (Master). Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum Tradition Studio Residence Artist Special. Individual Exhibition The 2nd Solo Exhibition Geoup Exhibition of 14 times Intenational Exchange Exhibition of 3 times.Exhibitions: Ornament Ceramic (JARFO KYOTO GARO), Showcase -My Ceramic Jewelry Brand, International Modern Art Exhibition, 4Th Gwangiu White Porcelain Competition, Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum Tradition Studio Residence Residence Artist Special Exhibition.
SEVIM CIZER 1974 She graduated from Ceramics Department at the Academy of Fine Arts, in Istanbul. She was designer, art director and consultant for eight years at different sectors of Turkish ceramic industry. She is co-founder of Ceramics Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylul University. She was teaching and Head of Ceramics and Glass Design department at same University until spring of 2018 and she is retired. Currently she is teaching at Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design as part time professor. She is co-organizer of several International workshops and exhibitions in Izmir city. She participated in many national and international group and solo exhibitions, workshops, symposiums, biennials in Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Latvia, Egypt, Czech Republic, India, Pakistan, Japan, France, China, Spain, Denmark, Russian Federation, Tunisia etc. She has some prizes on ceramic sculpture. Her works are exhibiting in several national and international museums, public and private collections. She has attended as a jury member in international and national juries. She was teaching, giving some lectures and workshops at different universities, institutions and associations in many countries. She has some memberships in professional and artistic communities, and has written many books, papers and articles on ceramic art and technology and education. She has many research projects on ancient ceramics production techniques (like Terra Sigillata, Luster techniques etc.), ceramics as cultural heritage supported nationally and internationally.
SHAMAI GIBSH Shamai Gibsh educated as an engineer and ceramicist in the USA and Israel. He is a member of the IAC (International Academy of Ceramics). His work is at the Plinth Gallery in Denver Co, Kolbo Gallery Brookline Ma, Curated Ceramics Gallery Minneapolis Mn, USA and Muza Museum Tel-Aviv Israel. He gives multiple workshops all over the world and is also teaching at the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramic Center in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Harvard University Ceramic Studio, Boston Ma, USA. Participates in many residencies and exhibitions, and his art can be found in collections of multiple museums in Asia, Europe and the USA. His is featured in a variety of ceramic magazines, books and publications- www.shamaigibsh.com
SONIA CESPEDES ROSSEL Graduated in Drawing and Painting at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, History of Art at Barcelona, Studies in anthropology at Perú. She has participated in both solo and group and published two books. Consultant and trainer of development projects in Peru and Central America. Sonia has founded the TALLER ESCUELA DE CERAMICA SONIA CESPEDES ROSSEL, Ceramics School and one of their Mission is to promote Peruvian ceramics with high-level. Her work as an artist includes research with organic materials, glass and enamel surfaces and overlapping in natural forms, with temperatures above 1250 degrees. Investigation in behaviour ceramics materials is one of her biggest goals. Sonia is member of the International Academy of Ceramics AIC-IAC. Unesco. She is an active member of the International Ceramic Artist Association, based in Zibo, Shandong, China.
SOON JEONG KWON She graduated from Seoul National University Tecnology in 2006. She had 3 solo exhibitions and She member of Korea Fine Arts Association, Macsabal Symposium. Her works are basically Buncheon ware. She has worked the woodfiring of Ceramic Works. She loves to work with happiness.
SUKU PARK He graduated from Seoul National University, College of Art in 1970. And then he graduated from Konstfackskolan Department of Ceramic And Glass in 1976. He is working as an Art Director, ACC (Arctic Ceramic Centre), Kirinrinteentie 1, 97900 Posio, Finland. And he is a Council Member of International Academy of Ceramics/ Geneva, Switzerland. His works are in the permanent collection of many museums: Scotland National Museum, Edinburg. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. British Crafts Council, London. National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea. Malmö Museum, Sweden. Röhsska Museum, Göteborg, Sweden. Museum of Painting & Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey. Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland. Museum of Decorative Art, Praha, Czech. Museum of International Ceramics, Bechyne, Czec Museum of Porcelain, Loket, Czech. Iris Collection-Porvoo, Finland. Coffee Cup Museum, Posio, Finland. Youngone Plaza, Seoul, Korea.Total Museum, Seoul, Korea. Daeyoo Cultural Foundation, Korea. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. Ceramic & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Canada. Keramion, Germany WOCEF, Korea.
SUNG HO LEE Graduated I-cheon je-il high school ceramics Department, Graduated won-kwang university ceramics Department. He has been working for 20year to study ceramics. He loves to make something out of nothing. Studying ceramics is the best way to express his world. He is inspired from everything especially from the mother nature. He tries to express whispers of the wind, loneliness of the stone, human nature-love and desire. These days he runs a pottery factory. His art is simple but complicated like our life. “It is my life, life and art as two sides of the same coin.”
WONG JENNY “Clay is the conduit through which I learn about the world, connect with people, and better understand myself.”
Born and with an earlier career in public administration in Hong Kong, in 2011 Jenny started her foray into clay in Australia, continuing to explore the medium in Turkey. She graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics) in 2018.
Jenny describes herself as a nomad, currently based in Shenyang.