Kemal Kara

1986   Born in Ankara.

2005   Started his studies at Kocaeli University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting.

2009   Graduated from the ateleier of Prof. Dr. Nuri Temizsoylu

2009 Started at the graduate program of “Art Theory and Criticism” at Işık

University, Deparment of Science of Arts, Istanbul.

Ozan Ünal

Born in İzmir, 1974. After having college education in Izmir, he started his art education in Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Graphics. Then, he made his transition to Fashion and Accessories in the same faculty. During university education, he won prizes in Beymen Academia Design Contest and Leather Days Design Contest. He represented Turkey in Young Designer Seminar of SAGA International Design Center in Denmark. He graduated in 2000 with his thesis: “Restricted Imagination – Designer Point of View”.

He build Atelier Pi – Arts and Design Atelier in İzmir, Karsiyaka. He has been to various joint exhibitions. Lately, he staged his private wooden and iron sculpture exhibition: “The human is not a black spot” in İzmir Historical Gas Board. He continues his artistic work in various art disciplines but mainly on sculpture in his atelier.

Ceyda Bozkurt

“Ceyda Bozkurt” brand has been founded as a boutique ceramics and porcelain design company. The collections of the artist, who gratuated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Uni. Ceramics and Glass Design Department, are handmade and consist of tableware and decorative objects. Simple and pastel colored wafer-thin objects are shaped by using statuesque forms, custom made textures and genuine hand painting. She generally uses limoges porcelain in her products because it gives the right thickness and simplicity that she is looking for.

She aims to move away from manufactured products and expose genuine handmade products while she is designing her collections. Coffee cups with custom design handles, cake plates with unorthodox forms, wafer-thin water mugs, specially textured tea cups and bowls are various parts of her tableware collection. This collection makes people feel that it was designed especially for them which makes using them a more pleasurable experience.

All the process, including preparing the moulds and coloring the clay, casting, retouching, glazing and firing, takes place in the artist’s own studio. The whole boutique collection encapsulates the simplicity and grace.