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Iosifina Kosma

  • Ceramicist
  • Athens, Greece
  • Master Artisan
Iosifina Kosma Ceramicist
Contact
Greek, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+30 6973041403
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The architect of clay

  • • Iosifina discovered her love for clay at school
  • • Her craft feels like psychotherapy, helping her to get to know herself better
  • • The shapes of ancient Greek vases and worship figurines inspire her

Iosifina Kosma became enchanted by clay at high school, when, during an art class, the ceramicist Meredith Green gave an introductory course on ceramics. These days Iosifina likes alternating between various techniques, deriving a unique pleasure from each. However, her favourite technique is using her hands to create free, asymmetrical, sculptural forms. She constructs her pieces using similar methods to those employed by traditional ceramicists to make large vases without a potter’s wheel or a mould, building each piece by “gradually dressing the gap”.

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Works

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Flow

This piece, part of Iosifina’s Flow series, explores curves. Using stoneware clay, Iosifina shapes organic forms, drawing on the form of an embrace and the warmth it provides. Everything is found in the balance between opposites: the inner becomes outer, the concave contrasts with the convex and the bright alternates with the dark. The coexistence of these opposites alludes to the complexity and harmony of nature itself.

Height 58 cm
Length 33 cm
Width 37 cm

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Shell

This piece, part of Iosifina’s Flow series, explores curves. Using stoneware clay, Iosifina shapes organic forms, drawing on the form of an embrace and the warmth it provides. Everything is found in the balance between opposites: the inner becomes outer, the concave contrasts with the convex and the bright alternates with the dark. The coexistence of these opposites alludes to the complexity and harmony of nature itself.

Height 53 cm
Length 46 cm
Width 47 cm

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Shell

This stoneware shell shaped piece is part of Iosifina’s Flow series in which she explores curves. She draws her inspiration from the movement of an embrace and the warmth that this action provides, as well as natural plant and shell forms. Everything is found in the balance between opposites: the inner becomes outer, the concave becomes convex and the bright alternates with the dark. The coexistence of these opposites alludes to the complexity and harmony of nature itself.

Height 54 cm
Length 48 cm
Width 35 cm

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Curve

This piece, part of Iosifina’s Flow series, explores curves. She draws her inspiration for her stoneware sculptures from natural forms such as shells, as well as the movement of an embrace and the warmth that this action provides. Everything is to be found in the balance between opposites: the inner becomes outer, the concave becomes convex and the bright alternates with the dark. The coexistence of these opposites alludes to the complexity and harmony of nature itself.

Height 50 cm
Length 22 cm
Width 20 cm

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Female form

While this work is figurative, Iosifina did not aim for a realistic representation. She considers the female form as a symbol rather than a literal representation of an individual. Female characteristics such as strength, protection and completeness are qualities that she wants to express. Starting from a curvy body, Iosifina became increasingly interested in the composition and harmony of the volumes; the pose has become unrealistic to suit the composition of the form.

Height 68 cm
Length 50 cm
Width 62 cm

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