Dalya Anter Baruh
I met you on the road
Ceramic – terracotta Diameter: 40 cm
Since 1990, Dalya has worked in her own atelier creating unique vessel forms inspired by natural elements such as plants and landscapes. She is employing primitive methods such as using engobes, burnishing and terra sigillata, which are significantly important to Sephardic ceramic art.
Dalya has studied between 1974 in Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Plastiques in Paris and 1983 in Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Appliques Duperre.
The artist has exposed various exhibitions between 1976 and 1982 such as Galerie de Beaux Arts and Salon du Travail Manuel Grand Palais in Paris.
Dalya’s practice includes teaching ceramics both in Paris and Istanbul including Ville d’Aubervilliers in Paris and İstasyon Sanat Evi in Istanbul.
She has participated in various exhibitions between 1989 and 1998 in well- known galleries in Istanbul. Dalya’s ceramic artworks have been published in many art magazines, newspapers and biography books in Istanbul.
The artist has participated in the exhibition “Artistas Sefardies” in Barcelona in 2014. In 2018 she was one of the artists who participated in “1492: Göke” Exhibition organised by Yunus Emre Institute in London.
She currently explores the temporality of material and its metamorphosis by the passage of time.
Dalya is a master of pottery and her greatest inspiration comes from the natural forms of trees as well as geological formations. She is a tireless experimenter with different methods of shaping. She makes beautifully judged organic forms. Whichever raw material she uses, she always gives life to her artworks with her magical touch.