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Ana Illueca

  • Ceramicist
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Ana Illueca Ceramicist
Contact
Spanish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 645202626
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Reflections of the Mediterranean

  • • Ana changed her career to devote herself to ceramics
  • • She learned the trade from artisans Juan Ortí and Pepe Royo
  • • She reinterprets and updates traditional Valencian ceramics

Ana Illueca, a designer with a degree from the Valencia School of Design and Art, was working as an art director at an advertising agency in 2015 when she decided to take a break, quit her job and make ceramics her primary profession. After a moment of personal crisis, she enrolled in L’Escola d’Art i Superior de Ceràmica de Manises and changed the course of her life. Since then, this trade has become her therapy, her best way of expressing herself and the place where she feels most at home. In 2019, she opened her workshop and started creating stoneware and porcelain pieces based on her most personal reflections and feelings. Today, the potter’s wheel demands Ana an exclusive dedication that challenges and reassures her at the same time. “Ceramics is an infinite game that allows me to give form with clay to the light, joy and vivacity of the Mediterranean Sea.”

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Works

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Each of these individually sized and shaped hand thrown jugs are decorated slightly differently. The ceramic texture has a soft, leather-like feel, with a gradient of green and white colours. The large, wide-handled jars appear to almost embrace one another.

Height 20 cm
Width 17 cm
Diameter 8 cm

Photo: © Ana Illueca
Chrysalises

This individually decorated hand thrown vase is made of ceramic with a soft, leather-like feel, with a gradient of green cooper and white colours.

Height 15 cm
Diameter 20 cm

Photo: © Ana Illueca
Dignity mugs

These individually decorated hand thrown mugs have large, wide handles, to be embraced. They are made of ceramic with a soft, leather-like feel, with the bright colours of a sunny morning.

Height 10 cm
Width 15 cm
Diameter 9 cm

Photo: © Ana Illueca
Mediterranean tajine

These hand thrown tajines (or tagines) are designed to cook with fire. A new approach from design to a millenary piece – as is the tajine.

Length 15 cm
Width 29 cm
Height 10 cm
Height 24 cm
Diameter 23.5 cm

Photo: © Pascual Timor
Komorebi

These plates and cylindrical vessels are made on the potter’s wheel. The decoration of the low-temperature earthenware is achieved in the third firing with the technique of metallic lustre, used to gild the pieces you see by combining lead, copper and silver.

Height 40 cm
Diameter 12 cm

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