TUBA ÖNDER DEMİRCİOĞLU
IN 1991 completed her undergraduate studies at the Artistic Ceramics Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Ceramics and Glass Department at Anadolu University. 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 studying gained 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 12 solo exhibitions, participated in 74 group exhibitions, competitions and fairs, and won national awards.
[Born 1962, Komotini, Greece] Completed high school and university in Istanbul. In 1992 graduated from the Department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design of the Faculty of Architecture at Mimar Sinan University. He worked with Tuncay Çavdar at Atölye T Architecture firm until 2000 and managed the Interior Architecture and Design department. Afterwards, he founded Atolye A Architecture firm and currently works as the founder and manager in the same office. Project and design subjects are mainly tourism buildings, but also shared offices, factory management offices, museums, restaurants and private residences. He has carried out the architectural, interior architecture and design projects of approximately 60 holiday villages, hotels and boutique hotels in Turkey and abroad. Focusing on design by writing scripts for each project has become Atölye A Architecture's philosophy. He joined the Classic Automobile Club in 2000 and has a collection of classic cars and classic motorcycles. Tin toy collection is also one of his biggest hobbies.
[b.1979, Ankara] In 2001 graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Anadolu University with first class honours. She completed her master's degree in 2003 and her doctorate program in 2007. She currently teaches computer-aided ceramic design courses as Head of the Ceramics Department at the same faculty. Ezgi Hakan participated in more than 100 exhibitions on international and national platforms, opened 5 personal exhibitions, represented her country, and promoted her art in events such as symposiums, exhibitions and conferences in 25 different countries. She won the Second Prize in the Dinnerware Decoration Category in the Kütahya Porcelain Design Competition in 2004, the Honorary Mention Award in the Croatian Liliput Miniature Ceramics Competition in 2007, the Special Award and Honourable Mention Award in the Izmir Rotary Ceramics Competition in 2002-2010, the Special Mention Award in the Manises Ceramics Biennial in 2013. In 2016, she was awarded the Honourable Mention Award at the Zagreb Ceramics Festival Ex-Tempore competition. She also received the Anadolu University 2012 Art Encouragement Award and the Eskişehir Art Association 2014 Ceramics Award. In her artistic works, with the ceramic dresses and pillows she designs, the artist achieves a soft and flowing fabric effect, contrasting with the hard and fragile structure of ceramics and presents these effects with different colours, textures and unique expressions by using ceramics as an alternative material in fashion design.
Antiquities expert, he studied in Italy (Perugia, Pisa, Padua and Venice) and abroad (France, Germany, Greece). During his studies he approached ancient art through archaeological excavations in museums, experiences that have led him, for example, to collaborate in the reorganization of Roman ceramics in the Benaki Museum of Athens, GR. He collaborates with art magazines - La ceramica antica & moderna, IT; Neue Keramik, DE - and he is one of the founders of the CIC, Contemporary Italian Ceramics blog. His critical texts appear in catalogues in Italy and abroad among which we remember the IX International Biennial of Ceramics of El Vendrell 2018, Spain and MEDITERRANEO, Museo Nazionale della ceramica, Naples, 2019. He was part of the selection committee at national and international events. Here the most recent: • 202O NCECA International Residency Award at C.R.E.T.A. Rome; • Made in Italy 2023 with the Director of the MIC of Faenza and the director of the Zauli Museum of Faenza; • The Melis brothers prize. International ceramic competition, Bosa IT 2023 As an independent curator he organized several exhibitions, mainly on contemporary ceramics in public museums. Recall: Museo delle mura aureliane, Rome; Museo Archeologico Nazionale etrusco di Villa Giulia, Rome; Palazzo Ducale di Gubbio, PG. His research focuses on the comparison between ancient and contemporary and on a different use of museums. In 2022 he presented Italian contemporary ceramic at the International Ceramic Center in Boleslaviecz, Poland.
British Ceramicist Anna Thomson studied wood, metal, ceramics and plastics (WMCP) at Brighton University in the UK, achieving a first class BA(Hons) in 1997. For the first part of her career, she co-founded the ceramic homeware company Hub working with manufacturers to produce award-winning collections for the retail market. Since 2012 Anna has bought her exceptional skills into her own studio practice. Here she enjoys experimenting and discovering, conceiving new approaches inspired by industrial techniques and new technologies within a craft context. Intrigued by our response to both the new and the worn, Anna explores crisp sharp geometries and the soft surfaces, forms and reveal of erosion. Her proximity to the south coast of England and the city of London informs her work. Anna’s collections include multi-profiled vessels with sharp architectural geometries, softly eroded curved forms finding a new balance and simple cylinders that reveal complex hidden patterns, all brought together in a cohesive monochrome palette of hand-dyed ceramics. Lighting celebrates and brings together three of the most translucent clays with installations of bone china, parian and porcelain combined.