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ISABELLA De SANTIS

Isabella is a ceramic artist and designer whose work stems from her interest in looking further into the ‘self’ and how making affects her. Craft and ceramic in particular has a certain need for perfection. This can leave a maker feeling stressed and insecure, depending on how much weight and power they give to the pressures of excellence.
She believes that objects created are an extension of ourselves. She has broken down the different emotions when making, as the stress of others’ judgement is something that she has particularly struggled with.
She wants to take control of these negative emotions that she has experienced and display them in a personal way, giving each of them their own texture, colour and pattern. Her aim is to create open conversation for other makers to feel comfort about discussing their insecurities in a safe and free manner.