Today I went to the official opening and press meeting for the Istanbul Design Biennial. The ceremony was at the old Greek Elementary School, where one of the two major exhibits is located. Afterwards we headed over to Istanbul Modern to visit the second exhibit. I have to say it was amazing! There was so much positive energy and a lot of good work. It's exciting to see such a well crafted event in my own home town.
But I have to admit for me the high point of the Biennial was to see my own work on exhibit! I still consider myself new to the game and I continue to get excited when I see my work out in the real world. Plus, how great is it to be featured right next to one of my first teachers, Nuray Ada!
Below are images of my bowls from the IKSV Design Store display at the Old Greek School and from the Istanbul Modern Shop. I know, I know I took a lot of photos, but like I said I was excited!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
This past Sunday I was in the studio putting some final touches on my bowls (for the IKSV Istanbul Design Biennial Collection), before loading them into the kiln for their initial bisque firing.