Hope University 2018 Graduate Prize Winner – Asiye Inal / Saturday 1st September 2018 – Sunday 30th September 2018
Bluecoat Display Centre are delighted to have selected the ceramics of Asiye Inal, a Graduate from Liverpool Hope University degree show (for Fine & Applied Arts) to be featured In The Window.
“My imagination and creativity have always been an important ambition in my life and influences almost everything I do. I draw inspiration from my cultural heritage and the Orient. Different cultures, art and architecture fascinate and inspire me such as old Iznik tiles and other motifs and patterns from the Ottoman Empire which are grounded in these origins. I see my own designs as something very sentimental often focusing on nature and its endless variety in creating forms, patterns and shapes. My aim is not to separate different material areas but to link them through the use of common themes. I am currently looking at calla lilies, ‘Lilium Longiflorum’, how their natural and organic forms can be interpreted through the use of different media. I have visually interpreted this through my material ideas choosing to design my pieces for different purposes and functions appropriate to the media used. My final collection encompasses this focus in creating visually appealing yet functional items.” – Asiye Inal