Jasmina Ajzenkol RBSA

British, 1961

Jasmina is a ceramist living and working in Birmingham. She creates one-off pieces of ceramic art in the form of vessels inspired by nature and life forms.

The silhouettes and contours of shells and underwater creatures inspire the shapes of the vessels. Meanwhile, it’s the rhythm of the landscape, such as the patterns created by wind blowing across the sand or the rhythmic gradation of the beach from sand to gravel arranged in carefully sorted bands by the tide, that influences the texture, colour and surface quality of her work.

All pieces are hand built from coils using stoneware clay, and the surfaces are textured to create different levels and depths. These are enhanced by the subsequent use of oxides and dry glaze after the bisque firing. The dry blue glaze is applied in several layers to produce a range of colours, from blue and green to more earthy hues giving the vessels an organic and aged appearance.

Jasmina is a Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) and Associate Member of Craft Potters Association (CPA). She has been exhibiting in the RBSA gallery since 2013 where she has received the commendations and rewards for her work, including two solo shows in 2016 and 2018. Her work is available in private collections across Europe, USA and Brazil.