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From the project Are People Flowers?

The sculptor Izko reflects on the decoration of the vase, its support, its functional role, their ability to be a treasure chest of memories of our everyday life, up to the point that they are often handed down from generation to generation, or they are preserved in museums to tell us about the days of disappeared civilizations. The ceramic vases are decorated by Caterina Gabelli with glazes that imitate the soft and bright colors of nature and flowers in particular, evoking a reference to what is usually their content.

Vase Ninfeo

27 x 16 x 17 cm

Material / Type
Glazed porcelain

550 €


Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1984. Lives and works in Milan.
Tami Izko is a ceramicist and sculptor. After earning a degree in film and journalism, starting in 2016 she began a period of experimentation with different mediums approaching the discourse of form in parallel with writing. Using the plasticity of clay, her work focuses on the epidermal nature of this material that is shaped into organic forms. In the context of this research, she began collaborating with photographer Federico Clavarino in 2018 developing the series Eel Soup, in which sculptures and images negotiate in a dialogue that revolves around intimacy, physicality, and the intersections of coexistence. Eel Soup has been exhibited in Viasaterna (Milan, 2019), Brussels, (Pinguin, 2018) in Poland, in Łódź (Fotofestiwal, 2018) and at the Istanbul Biennal (2019). She currently lives between London and Milan, where she continues her research on ceramics. One of the series she developed during 2020 Twofold was featured in a joint publication between the Royal College of Art and the Design Museum. In 2019, her project On Light and Small Lives, a narrative consisting of images and creative writing, was exhibited at the Royal College of Art (London, 2019). Her most recent work, Wounds, revolves around the connections between memory, trauma, and resilience and was presented at Artissima Unplugged 2020. She is currently developing new multidisciplinary projects exploring themes related to identity, memory and belonging in the urban environment.

Padua, 1984. She lives and works in Milan.
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in Painting and Drawing, in 2008 she is among the founders of Studio Fludd, a multidisciplinary collective active in the field of design and visual arts with which she still collaborates. In 2015 he won an artist residency at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice. Since 2016 he has been teaching methodology and drawing for animation at the IED in Turin. His illustrations have been selected at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2014, 2017 and 2018. He has published an illustrated book for children, "L'Albero" (Topipittori, 2017) and has collaborated with magazines such as Vita Magazine, Milk Decoration, Arbiter. In his artistic projects he prefers the use of drawing by relating design, animation and photography.

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