The Contemporary Ceramic Art of Emere Can

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Monday, 04 June 2018

Emere Can uses the 3D printed ceramic as base form and then adds to it by hand to “transform the artificial forms from a machine into an organic structure, to deform the ceramic structures produced by a machine to reveal new forms”.

Emere Can was born in Bozüyük, Turkey, studied fine arts and ceramics at Afyon Kocatepe University. 

He was nominated for International Korea Society of Design Trend Competition 2014 Korea as well as several ceramic awards in his native Turkey.

“My goal is to transform the artificial forms from a machine into an organic structure with different touches, to capture the opposition between artificial and organic, and to deform the ceramic structures produced by a machine to reveal new forms.

“While designing to make use of the internal voids of a structure, I combine the forms that I created in digital environment with traditional shaping methods. There is a skeleton, a system that constitutes each item and keeps that item alive.

“That is what I am curious about and where I focus  what I want to tell you within my work. The smoothness and perfection that the structure’s surface gives, the desire to break it in order to reveal the inner workings leads me to different kinds of adventures.”

Visit the website of Emere Can: https://www.emrecanceramic.com/