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Emilia Emileva

  • Ceramicist
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Rising Star
Emilia Emileva Ceramicist
Contact
Bulgarian, English, Portuguese
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+359 897660699
Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation

A game of chance

  • • Emilia prefers simpler forms and symbolism
  • • She spent time studying art in Porto
  • • She fell in love with ceramics as a child

When Emilia Emileva's parents bought a cottage in the picturesque Troyan Balkan, inadvertently they set up their daughter’s artistic path. The young Emilia became infatuated with visiting the local ceramics manufacturer where her neighbour was a decorator. She soaked in the aroma of clay and glaze, the strange and magical smell of colloidal gold, the heat of the furnaces, the humidity. Emilia enrolled in the Art School of Troyan and transitioned to the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. Her ceramic pieces are vibrant and full of delicate milky colours and imagination. Sometimes they directly lead to an existing form, like the Banana series, or gently walk one through a story. Emilia loves experimenting with various materials, but recently porcelain is her chosen one.

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Works

  • ©Evelin Dimitrov
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Photo: ©Evelin Dimitrov
Duck

This elegant ring has been hand shaped from porcelain. The blue hued ring, square shaped on its exterior, has been fitted with a small sculptural figure of a floating duck. It is part of a collection of rings with the same design, coloured with various colour glazes.

Height 5.5 cm
Width 2.5 cm

Emilia Emileva Ceramicist
Photo: Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation
Blackbird

This sculpture of a blackbird sitting atop a pyramid shaped plinth was hand shaped from porcelain. The sculpture is part of Emilia Emileva’s Blackbird collection.

Height 46 cm

Emilia Emileva Ceramicist
Photo: Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation
Bluebird

This sculpture of a bluebird was hand shaped from porcelain. The varied tones of glaze creates a colour effect close to that of a metal patina.

Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

Emilia Emileva Ceramicist
Photo: Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation
Love pills

Hand shaped porcelain sculpture of medical pills.

Height 15 cm
Width 40 cm

Emilia Emileva Ceramicist
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Nunu

Nunu, made from porcelain, features in Emilia Emileva’s Hidden Garden jewellery collection. The small banana porcelain form, is shaped to fit onto a necklace, where it can be worn alone or in association with other similarly shaped pendants.

Length 80 cm

Emilia Emileva Ceramicist

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