Tuesday, 31 August 2010

"turtle" bottles

I was hoping to finalize the project till the end of september but I realized that, as of this weekend, just one out of third is completed.. Therefore, a bit of disprited, I went into my studio yesterday.. and instead of trying something new, I decided to use some of my former knowledge on surface design which mostly I have learnt in workshops..

In those workshops, not only I learned a lot from the "clay" people that I met, but also I learned more about myself.. In a completely new environment with new people, you have a condensed period of time in which you need to learn and try. This makes you focus more, consider from a different angle, try new ways and push your limits.. I joined 3 workshops so far, in Italy, England and Hungary and each&every one of them has a remarkable impact on my works.. As I have said, not just the topic that I have been taught, but I think whole experience makes the difference. I will write in detail my workshop experiences later, in case some of you might be interested joining one of them...

This weekend, mostly I used techniques that I learnt in Peter Beard's workshop 2 years ago.. we had made tens of test tiles when I was there, but for the first time, I applied them on an actual piece..

I am quite happy with these funny little ones, they are about 15 cm high.. and looking like turtles... don't you agree?


  1. uzun zamandır bakamamıstım cok güzel olmuslar. 14 eylul tarihli olanlarıda cok begendim sani ha yürüdüm ha yürüyecekler bana eskiden güzel ve çirkin diye bir çizgifilmde konusan ve yürüyen caydanlıklar vardı. sanki bunlarda da öyle bir ruh var. eline saglık

  2. çok teşekkürler! ama sanırım tamamlanması birkaç yıl sürecek.. eğer sabrım yeterse!! :)