Works
  • Carina Ciscato, White Enclosed Constructed Porcelain Pot, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    White Enclosed Constructed Porcelain Pot, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    15 x 11 x 12 cm
    £ 715.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Large Enclosed Constructed Coloured Porcelain Pot, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Large Enclosed Constructed Coloured Porcelain Pot, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    16.5 x 13 x 14 cm
    £ 825.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Small Enclosed Constructed Coloured Porcelain Pot, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Small Enclosed Constructed Coloured Porcelain Pot, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    11 x 10 x 10 cm
    £ 440.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Small Coloured Constructed Pot, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Small Coloured Constructed Pot, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    9 x 13 x 6 cm
    £ 330.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Medium Coloured Constructed Pot, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Medium Coloured Constructed Pot, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    13 x 16 x 10 cm
    £ 572.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Small Coloured Porcelain Pocket Pot, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Small Coloured Porcelain Pocket Pot, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    12 x 19 x 9 cm
    £ 352.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Medium Coloured Porcelain Pocket Pot, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Medium Coloured Porcelain Pocket Pot, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    15 x 20.5 x 8 cm
    £ 660.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, White Large Constructed Bowl, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    White Large Constructed Bowl, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    11 x 15 x 13 cm
    £ 605.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Small Coloured Porcelain Teabowl, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Small Coloured Porcelain Teabowl, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    8.5 x 11 x 9.5 cm
    £ 330.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Small Constructed Coloured Porcelain Dish, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Small Constructed Coloured Porcelain Dish, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    3 x 21 x 23 cm
    £ 264.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Medium Constructed Coloured Porcelain Dish, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Medium Constructed Coloured Porcelain Dish, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    4 x 27 x 28 cm
    £ 440.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Large Constructed Coloured Porcelain Dish, 2021
    Carina Ciscato
    Large Constructed Coloured Porcelain Dish, 2021
    porcelain
    artist stamp
    3 x 35 x 34.5 cm
    £ 572.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Pale Grey/Blue Elongated Pot with Three Bowls, 2018
    Carina Ciscato
    Pale Grey/Blue Elongated Pot with Three Bowls, 2018
    porcelain
    porcelain
    17 x 23 cm
    6 3/4 x 9 1/8 inches
    £ 280.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Pale Grey/Blue Lidded Pot, 2018
    Carina Ciscato
    Pale Grey/Blue Lidded Pot, 2018
    porcelain
    porcelain
    12 x 10 cm
    4 3/4 x 4 inches
    £ 350.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Coloured Porcelain Jug, 2018
    Carina Ciscato
    Coloured Porcelain Jug, 2018
    porcelain
    porcelain
    11 x 8 cm
    4 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches
    £ 350.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Small White Vase, 2018
    Carina Ciscato
    Small White Vase, 2018
    porcelain
    porcelain
    12 x 8 cm
    4 3/4 x 3 1/8 inches
    £ 420.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Pale Blue Small Vase, 2018
    Carina Ciscato
    Pale Blue Small Vase, 2018
    porcelain
    porcelain
    15 x 9 cm
    5 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches
    £ 500.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Medium Coloured Vase, 2018
    Carina Ciscato
    Medium Coloured Vase, 2018
    porcelain
    porcelain
    15 x 9 cm
    5 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches
    £ 500.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Pale Grey Teapot, 2018
    Carina Ciscato
    Pale Grey Teapot, 2018
    porcelain
    porcelain
    6 x 14 cm
    2 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches
    £ 600.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Pair of Coloured Semi Elliptical, 2018
    Carina Ciscato
    Pair of Coloured Semi Elliptical, 2018
    porcelain
    porcelain
    9 x 12 cm
    3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
    £ 600.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Tall Coloured Vase, 2018
    Carina Ciscato
    Tall Coloured Vase, 2018
    porcelain
    porcelain
    18 x 13 cm
    7 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches
    £ 750.00
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  • Carina Ciscato, Pale Blue Porcelain Bottle, 2017
    Carina Ciscato
    Pale Blue Porcelain Bottle, 2017
    handbuilt glazed porcelain
    stamped with the artist's mark
    £ 550.00
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Overview

"Space, Volume and Architecture…  It’s partly sensorial and partly an ideal aesthetic. It’s relative, irregular and fragile. My work is about a search for an unconventional balance, reconstructing forms and creating objects with a quality that solicits the expansion of sensorial information, becoming tactile and unpredictable."

Carina Ciscato's spontaneous and fluid pots are the result of thoughtful deliberation. They are carefully conceived, the subtle and delicate marks gently applied, the pots distorted and altered. This gives the feel that their loose and rhythmic forms appear spontaneously on the wheel, but far from it – each pot is totally unique with its own personality, which can’t be reproduced, however it does belong to a family of pots that share similar characteristics. The pots, she says, should be able to speak for themselves. The quiet and muted tones of white and celadon glazes are chosen to emphasize the fluidity of the forms.

 

The material Carina uses – porcelain, is also critical to her work, as the delicate, fraying and torn edges are exploring the limits of the material when thrown. Marks made by the making process are intentionally left to emphasize the pots' tactile qualities, and honesty. There are no secrets with her work, but mystery in plenty. Carina wants to create objects that can stand alone, that don’t need to be used but ask to be, and want to be touched and handled. “They are perfectly imperfect”, she says.

 

Carina Ciscato is a Brazilian potter from Sao Paulo, who has lived in London since 1999. She studied ceramics in Europe, USA and South America, having been apprenticed to Marietta Cremer in Krefeld, Germany (1992—93) and to Lucia Ramenzoni in San Paulo, Brazil (1993—99). She moved to the UK in 1999, and from 2000—03 she was assistant to the English studio potter Julian Stair in London. In 2004 she set up her own studio in Camberwell, London.


Since 2001 she has participated in numerous group shows, mainly in London, including: Joanna Bird; Royal College of Art; Gallery Besson; Victoria & Albert Museum; Craft Council; Chelsea Craft Fair. She has also been exhibited at the Leach Pottery in St Ives; Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

 

Work is in the collection of the V&A Museum, London, and the Devonshire collection, as well as in significant private collections internationally.

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