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Betül Katıgöz

Betül Katıgöz

University of Wolverhampton (MA Design and Applied Arts Ceramics , 2012)

I am interested in creating handmade objects through which I can communicate my innermost feelings. My vessels explore the relationship between fragility and strength, logic and emotion. Touching the clay enables me to convey these feelings through the repetitive actions of developing hollow forms. I use very rough brick clay to create my work which for me represents the physical state of the human body. However my forms are delicate and petit representing my emotional state.

I am fascinated with 'clay' as a material that has been extracted from the Earth as rocks and strata and it is this feeling which I wish my own work to embody. As a form, I am drawn to the Tulip as it has cultural significance to Turkey where it is considered the embodiment of perfection and beauty. My forms reflect the quality of the tulip, both metaphorically and physically. Just as the rock brings strength into my works so the tulip evokes a fragile and ephemeral state.

My practice continues as a voyage of self-discovery as new influences immerge and combine to form my artistic practice.


50 × 38 × 36 cm
  • £640.00
14 × 8 × 8 cm
  • £60.00


2014   Artist in Residency, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton 2013   Firestorm Exhibition, Group exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery, London 2013   Involved with the project is called Fired Up 2013 as an assistant, Gladstone Pottery Museum&Spode Factory, Stoke on Trent 2013    Selected for 'Emerging Makers Award' at International Ceramic Festival (ICF), Aberystwyth to give a presentation to the festival audience 2013    'Art in Clay', Hatfield House, Hatfield 2012    'Objects of Desire, An Advent of Art', DegreeArt Gallery, London 2012    'Sculptural Subtleties', Gallery Altena, Holland 2012    'Artisan' Collection, Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Stoke on Trent 2012    MA Show, The Public, West Bromwich 2012    New Designers, Business Center, London 2012    MA Interim Show, City Council Temporary Gallery, Wolverhampton 2011    Royal Reflections, Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Stoke on Trent 2010    Degree Show, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey  


The Ibstock Prize for Architectural Ceramics (1 ton of clay)


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