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Yana Yunakova

Yana Yunakova Ceramicist
Contact
Bulgarian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+359 899340664
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An experimental approach

  • • Yana chooses her materials carefully
  • • She imitates surprising forms and transformations
  • • She tries to find the balance between art and design

Yana Yunakova first had the chance to try her hand at ceramics and delve into the artisanal traditions as a teenager, when she studied with masters ceramicists at Troyan’s Art School. Her interest sparked her to study at the National Academy of Arts, where she currently teaches the discipline. After mastering the techniques, Yana moved towards an experimental approach. Her imaginative objects combine precision and unique shapes. Often minimal with inventive twists, they are aesthetically pleasing to admire and handle. Yana’s creations reflect her quiet and thoughtful personality, emanating deep emotions through ceramic pieces characterised by their impeccable lines and shapes.

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Works

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  • © Yana Yunakova
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Photo: © Yana Yunakova
5/5 Water

5/5 Water is a limited edition of five hand painted porcelain plates that were made for the TESTA Gallery in Sofia. The patterns were created with water and underglaze painting and the final result was created with high temperature firing.

Diameter 45 cm

Yana Yunakova Ceramicist
Photo: © Yana Yunakova
5/5 Water

5/5 Water is a limited edition of five hand painted porcelain plates that were made for the TESTA Gallery in Sofia. The patterns were created with water and underglaze painting and the final result was created with high temperature firing.

Diameter 45 cm

Yana Yunakova Ceramicist
Photo: © Yana Yunakova
5/5 Water

5/5 Water is a limited edition of five hand painted porcelain plates that were made for the TESTA Gallery in Sofia. The patterns were created with water and underglaze painting and the final result was created with high temperature firing.

Diameter 45 cm

Yana Yunakova Ceramicist
Photo: © Yana Yunakova
Free Geometry

Free geometry is a porcelain sculpture where each individual element is interwoven into each other but not fixed, which allows the observer to play with its volume and shape.

Height 40 cm
Width 40 cm

Yana Yunakova Ceramicist
Photo: © Yana Yunakova
Imitation Product

The project Imitation Product comprises sugarpaste dishes and porcelain meringues. By replacing the usual materials these objects are made of with ones that imitate them, Yana wants to focus on how we apply imitation in our creativity and in our everyday existence.

Diameter 20 cm

Yana Yunakova Ceramicist

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