top of page

ABOUT JOSEFINA

20220729_203845_edited.jpg

Josefina Isaza is a Colombian born ceramicist living and working in London. She gained her BFA in crafts from The University Of The Arts, Philadelphia under the guidance of world-renowned potter, James Makins.

Josefina continued at Uarts as an artist-in-residence, and then travelled to Tokoname, Japan for a further residency at Kyouei-Gamma!. She had the fortune to be taught by many ceramic masters, allowing her to embody the freedom, and spontaneity she observed in their practice. 

Josefina is a selected member of the Craft Potters Association.

She continues to develop her own style largely influenced by Japanese contemporary aesthetics, concepts of imperfect beauty, and close observation of nature.

‘As a ceramic artist, I am highly conscious of my spatial environment in relation to my material, and often immerse myself in its meditative qualities. This in turn is conveyed in the work. I create a highly visual and tactile surface informed by my love for nature and fine detail.

I intend to provoke multiple sensory modalities, and thus spark a curiosity in the viewer. My work demonstrates how visual stimuli can be achieved by grouping single elements to form a larger gestalt whole, as reflected throughout nature.’

Exhibitions

2023

New Member's Exhibition 2023
Craft Potters Association (CPA) - Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

2021

Small Favors
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2020

Winter Exhibition 2020
Thrown Contemporary, London

2016

Out of Hand Auction Gala 
Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

2015

Christmas Selling Exhibition
Anglian Potters
All Saints Church, Cambridge, UK

2015

Innovations in Ceramic Art
Guildhall, Cambridge, UK

2015

Crafted
Society For Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

2015

Emmanuel College Summer Exhibition

Anglian Potters 
Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK

2015

Open Studios
Euroart Studios
London, UK

2013

Mug Shots Juried Cup Show by Eddie Dominguez
Lux Center For The Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

2012

Solo exhibition of work made in Japan and onsite installation 
Grupoprebel, Medellín, Colombia 

2012

Sea/sky/ceramics

Gallery Kyouei – Gama
Tokoname, Japan

2011

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show 
Philadelphia, PA, United States

2011

End of year student show

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA, United States

2011

Art Unleashed
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA, United States

2011

Materia, Senior Crafts Show
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA, United States

2010

Hope For Hope Rovelto Benefit Sale
The Clay Studio
Philadelphia, PA, United States

2010

Food Service Show
NCECA
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA, United States

2010

End of Year Student Show
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA, United States

2010

President's Office Show
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA, United States

2010

Crafts Banquet
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA, United States

2009

End of Year Student Show
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Education

2011

BFA in Crafts: Ceramics
University Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

2006

AMI Montessori Diploma Casa dei bambini from ages 3G6+ years of age

Maria Montessori Institute, London, UK 

Residencies & Workshops

2014

Tea bowl masterclass with Lisa Hammond 
Maze Hill Pottery, UK

2012-2013

Artist in Residence
University Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA, United States

2012

Kyouei – Gama Ceramic Arts School  
Tokoname, Japan


Workshops with 

  • Mr. Katsuo Mizukami 

  • Mr. Toshihiro Tomimoto 

  • Mr. Hirano 

  • Mr. Hokujyo 

  • Mr. Senko 

  • Mr. Ryoji Koyie 

  • Mr. Masaamichi 

  • Mr. Koujie

Awards & Scholarships

2011

University Of The Arts Crafts ceramics Faculty Award

2010

Virginia G. and Harvey Kimmel scholarship in crafts

2008

University Of The Arts, Student Artist grant

bottom of page