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STATEMENT

Izida Valatka

I am deeply inspired by nature, growth structures of organic forms, architectural elegance of trees and a play of the light penetrating through the branches.

I have always enjoyed working with a clay, the processes of hand building techniques the color and texture and endless possibilities of their different combinations.

My work includes both functional vessels and sculptures.  Each piece is sculpted individually using hand building technique (coiling, pinching, slab building techniques, or combining them together) of mid fire clay, covered by multiple coats of underglazes, treated with an oxide and finished by combining different glazes which gives every peace individual character and touch of emotion associated with nature.