"Bling Polka Dotted Squiggle Mug" is made with mid-range porcelain, underglazes, washes, glazes, fired to cone 5 OX., luster, fired to cone 018 OX. Food safe, not microwave or dishwasher safe.
Size: 4.5 W x 4 D x 3.5 H inches
Shipping deposit cost within the United States: $20
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Didem Mert (she/they) received their BFA from Northern Kentucky University in 2014 and their MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Mert was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s February 2016 issue and was one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists of 2018. They were included on C File’s list of 15 Potters to Watch in 2016 and was featured on Architectural Digest’s 10 Ceramic Artists Giving Pottery A Modern Update. Didem lives in Sebastopol, CA and works as a full-time studio potter.
Statement:In my work, I make connections between the utilitarian object and its counterparts; the user and/or the object’s environment.
Being the daughter of a woodworker, I was raised in a design-rich environment that has influenced who I am and my current body of ceramic work. Geometry, texture, and the functionality of my work emanates from this artistic environment. Different textural surfaces are created in my work by using pinched marks and/or self-made colored bisqued grog juxtaposed between smooth, defined lines and edges. Bright colors paired against a soft earthy color palette create high-contrast focal points in the work. I sgraffito line-work, add stenciled drawings and patterns, and/or stamp the surface to heighten the formal elements of design. The decorative elements on the pots are used to showcase food in its presentation. My work strives to bring forth a sense of playfulness directed through the color palette and textural surfaces.
Find Didem on artaxis at: https://artaxis.org/artist/didem-mert/
Find Didem on Instagram at: @didemmert_pottery