(b.1968, Istanbul) She has graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Ceramics Department in 1992. Between 1992-1993, she worked on the Editorial Board of Milliyet, Büyük Larousse Encyclopedia. In addition to her art production, she worked as a graphic designer and art director at Karos Promotion, which she founded in 1995, until 2007. In 1998, she took over the ceramic workshop of the artist Attila Galatalı and started working on porcelain.
Solo exhibitions were “Wouldn't There be a Savior?” (2006) at Galeri A, Istanbul, “Show and Tell” (2011) at Daire Art, Istanbul, “Victims of Morality and Law” (2011), Brecht-Haus, Berlin, "Nobody's Crime" (2016) at Kuad Gallery, Istanbul, "Breaking Without Resisting" (2018) at Gallery Selvin, Istanbul.
She has participated in many group exhibitions including "Other" Exhibition (1996), Antrepo I, UPSD/ Istanbul, "Personal Traces" (2004), Painting and Sculpture Museum/ Istanbul, "Newroz" (2005) Gallery Apel - Diyarbakir Art Center, Turkish Ceramic Art Exhibition (2007) , Tophane-i Amire, Istanbul, Je m' appelle Apel (2008), Galeri Apel - Tobacco Deposu, Istanbul, Amongst Neighbours,(2009) Berlin-Istanbul, “Orient – Oksident “(2011), Kronenboden Gallery, Berlin, “100th Anniversary of Dada” (2015), Kuad Gallery, Istanbul. The artist, whose works are in international private and corporate collections, also writes articles on art and philosophy. She lives and works in Istanbul. Always curious about the historical background of the current, Carus deals with social and political issues. She searches for causal relations of the present with the past, both personally and socially. She aims to create a field of thought by creating memory over unconfronted history. Her basic question is "What's behind it?"
She produces collages and sculptures with paper and porcelain materials.
She uses these materials which she constructs abstractly or figuratively, in layers as the representation of time and experiences. Using porcelain like paper and paper like porcelain, she creates illusions between these two materials. With its sliding and vibrating surfaces, she refers to the ambiguous, as well as the absolute side of reality.
Esra Carus, who works as an independent artist, also designs and produces tableware in her workshop. Her collection maintains an elegant and refined line in porcelain product design with its transparency, delicacy and durability. She produces tableware, in addition to porcelain and paper works, in order to reach more people with a taste for design and art. She aims to make design objects and handmade production accessible in daily life. Carus, who has been continuing her career as an artist and designer since 1992, used reproduction from time to time in her porcelain works of art. She argues that everyone with an aesthetic taste should have access to an artist's signed work, also through design products.
Carus, who argues that porcelain as a material is long-lasting as long as we treat it with care in daily life and that this should be a motto of our lives. She states that the items we use in our daily life are not just consumption objects, but have a very important role in the relations of time and space with our memories and testimonies. If this attention is not paid to the objects, in the next stage, nature and all living things begin to become objects. In this sense, Esra Carus' design products are the expression of the desire to preserve the value and meaning of handmade production and a stance against life objectified by industrial production. For this reason, she wants to make this idea visible with the stylization of "protest board?" as a logo.
TUBA ÖNDER DEMİRCİOĞLU
She has completed her undergraduate studies in Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ceramics and Glass Department, Artistic Ceramics Department in 1991. She completed her master's degree and proficiency in art at the Department of Ceramics and Glass at Marmara University Fine Arts Institute between 1993 and 1998. While doing her studies and gaining experience in Atilla Galatalı and Filiz Özgüven Galatalı's ateliers and Gorbon Art Studio, she designed for Turkey's leading fashion brands and was hosted as a guest artist at Eczacıbaşı Art Studio in 1998. Since 2001, she makes artistic ceramics and porcelain works and teaches in her workshop.
The artist, who is a member of the Turkish Ceramics Association and the Ceramic Art Education and Exchange Association, has her works in local and foreign collections and in 3 museums. She participated in various social responsibility projects and cooperated with some municipalities in artistic collaborations, opened 11 solo exhibitions, participated in 68 group exhibitions, competitions and fairs, and won national awards.
PROF. N. LERZAN ÖZER
She has completed her studies at Mimar Sinan University.
Since 1984, she has participated in more than 100 national / international exhibitions, symposiums, biennials, triennials and workshops (Uzbekistan, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Finland, Netherlands, Greece, Japan, Norway, China and Korea) and opened 5 solo exhibitions.
Her works can be found at Tashkent Museum of Modern Arts in Uzbekistan, Sokolov - Okresni Museum in the Czech Republic, Chateau de Nyon Porcelain Museum in Switzerland, Posio - Coffee Cup Museum in Finland, Amiens - Le Safran Art Center in France, Zibo Ceramics in China Museum, together with Dr. İbrahim Bodur Ceramics Museum, Sabancı University Performing Arts Center and private collections in Turkey.
FROUKJE VAN BAREN
Froukje van Baren is consultant workshop since 2006 at Sundaymorning@EKWC the European Ceramic Work Centre, based in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands.
As one of the seven consultants she advises artists, architects and designers, having a working period at the center, in the general use of plastic and casting clays, as well as in the development and composition of glazes. Part of her job is to take the lead in the Research department, trying to find new and innovative ways to work with clays and glazes.
Sundaymorning@EKWC's mission is to further develop the material ceramics and promote its application in art, design and architecture.
Guido Bitossi, son of Marcello Bitossi co-founder of Colorobbia Spa spent all his working life focusing on artistic ceramics.
Guido Bitossi president of Colorobbia SPA until 2020, despite the industrial aim undertaken by the company he has never forgotten the artisanal and artistic origins which the Company was born with in 1921. He endured contacts with the most important Ceramists and Artists with whom he shared his entire working life.
He has always paid particular attention to this sector, not only for business but also for passion. In the late 80s he developed the very first project of Colorobbia Art: a new line, completely dedicated to ART, PYOP (Paint Your Own Pottery) and EDUCATION.