Jasmina Ajzenkol is a ceramicist based in Birmingham. She creates one-off sculptural vessels and forms inspired by nature. The silhouettes of shells and underwater creatures inspire the shapes of the vessels. The ripples left by the receding tide on a sandy beach and the rhythmic gradation is arranged in carefully sorted bands, influencing the surface quality of her work.
The pieces are hand built from coils using stoneware crank clay and the surfaces textured to create different levels and depths. These are enhanced by the subsequent use of oxides and dry glaze after bisque firing. Dry glaze is applied in layers to produce a range of colours, from blue and green to more earthy hues, giving the vessels an organic and aged appearance.