ABOUT JOSEFINA

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 where she also stayed on to do a residency after graduating.  


Josefina’s love for nature and fine detail is explored in her work where she also incorporates concepts from the Japanese Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, picked up during her residency in Tokoname, Japan.

She has participated in several shows both nationally and internationally.

'As a ceramicist, I am constantly aware of the way that my body moves. Every move I make is a decision that will lead to the transformation in the clay I work with. I find this has meditative qualities, which in turn is conveyed in the work.The work has a highly visual and tactile surface informed by my love for nature and fine detail. Upon creating these works, I intend to provoke multiple sensory modalities, and thus spark a curiosity within 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.'

 

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 

 

Exhibitions

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

 

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 & Scholrships

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

 

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Unit 6 - Gaunson House, Markfield Rd 
Tottenham, London, N15 4QQ, United Kingdom

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