Dear You Ceramics
Based in: Brooklyn
I started out as a fashion designer in my hometown of Istanbul, and after nine years craved a break from the fast pace and long nights. Swapping one metropolis for another, I found a home in Brooklyn in 2019, where I was curious to try a ceramics class. From the first moment working with clay, I knew it would become a permanent fixture in my life. Converting a corner of the apartment into a “Tiny Studio”, I found solace at the pottery wheel, every day happily discovering a liberty this art form provided. What started as a hobby quickly developed into something more as I found creative freedom and felt compelled to pursue ceramics full time. ‘Dear You’ was founded during the pandemic when I discovered that people appreciated and wanted to buy my porcelain pieces. Today I am the sole mind, hands and heart behind ‘Dear You’.
Dear You Ceramics In The Studio
I employ wheel and hand building (coiling) techniques to ensure each piece is an original; sometimes among the petals you may find hand and fingerprints. The pieces are fired in the gas kiln at Gasworks NYC Studio, one of only three studios using gas-fired kilns in New York. The porcelain offers a luminescent quality, which allows me to adorn my pieces with paper-thin petals and blooms.
More About Dear You Ceramics
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Details, Blossom, being human
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
Not rushing to finish an item.
Where do you go for inspiration?
My neighbors' garden