Jasmina Ajzenkol ARBSA

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"I live and work in Birmingham, United Kingdom. I first discovered clay when I enrolled in an evening class, and fell in love with it as soon as I experienced the tactility of clay and its immediate response to my hands. I later obtained a City and Guilds certificate in Design and Craft in the context of ceramics.

I find my inspiration for both forms and surface in nature and life forms. The shapes and forms of seedpods, shells and other underwater creatures have influenced my vessel forms. The rhythm of the landscape such as the patterns created by wind blowing across the sand or the rhythmic gradation of the beach from sand to gravel arranged in carefully sorted bands by the tide are the inspiration for texture, colour and surface quality of my work.

All pieces are hand built from coils using stoneware crank clay body.  I like contrast between rough and smooth, glazed and textured clay surfaces. I combine the contrasting techniques of layering, distressing the surface of pots by scratching and carving into clay and sometime burnishing to create a three dimensional texture using a series of different levels and depths. These are enhanced by the subsequent use of oxides and dry glazes after the biscuit firing.

What I love about ceramics is that it starts as a soft lump and can become pretty much anything you want it to be. It is possible to make vessels  and sculptural pieces so diverse in form and finish that it is sometimes hard to remember that they were all made from the same material. After the firing they are hard and durable and can survive centuries, but at the same time they are fragile and can be broken into pieces in a moment.  The glazing process brings a final surprise to each of the pieces making  each one unique with their own story.

I am an Associate Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), Associate Member of Craft Potters Association (CPA) and a Member of Midlands Potters’ Association. I have been exhibiting and selling my work in the RBSA gallery in Birmingham where I have received the commendations and rewards for my work." JA



Status: For sale. Title: Marine Collection 48 Price: £175.00
Title : Marine Collection 48
Size : 9.00" x 5.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £175.00
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Marine Collection 48 by Jasmina Ajzenkol ARBSA



Status: For sale. Title: Marine Collection 58 Price: £250.00
Title : Marine Collection 58
Size : 7.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £250.00
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Marine Collection 58 by Jasmina Ajzenkol ARBSA



Status: For sale. Title: Marine Collection 40 Price: £350.00
Title : Marine Collection 40
Size : 12.00" x 11.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £350.00
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Marine Collection 40 by Jasmina Ajzenkol ARBSA



Status: For sale. Title: Marine Collection 52 Price: £250.00
Title : Marine Collection 52
Size : 9.00" x 10.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £250.00
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Marine Collection 52 by Jasmina Ajzenkol ARBSA



Status: For sale. Title: Marine Collection 45 Price: Sold
Title : Marine Collection 45
Size : 6.00" x 8.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : Sold
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Marine Collection 45 by Jasmina Ajzenkol ARBSA



Status: For sale. Title: Marine Collection 21 Price: Sold
Title : Marine Collection 21
Size : 11.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : Sold
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Marine Collection 21 by Jasmina Ajzenkol ARBSA



Contact

  • Contemporary: Amanda Noott
    10 The Green, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7AA
    Telephone 01386 858969/858436
    Email: bm@john-noott.com

 

  • 19th & 20th Century: John Noott
    Telephone 01386 852787
    Email jon@john-noott.com By appointment only
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