Chilean Ceramist

Isabel Izquierdo Walker was born in Santiago, Chile in 1965. She studied at the Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo where she graduated with a degree in Plastic Arts (1984-1987).
She specialised in graphics and then started working with ceramics with the professor Lise Moller. In 1987, she joined the Huara workshop of the ceramist Ruth Krauskopf and attended several seminars on both utilitarian ceramics and sculptures. She then worked as an assistant for the same workshop till 1994. In 1998 she took part in a drawing and painting course at the Centro Arte.

She is the co-author of the book “Words of Earth”, a poetic journey around the work of contemporary ceramic artists from Chile. She has participated as a curator in the specialised ceramic magazine ESTEKA.
In 1991 she created her own workshop where she developed her sculptural and utilitarian work in ceramics and created the ceramic art school called «EL ARCA» where she teaches both children and adults.

She has developed the specialty of Psycho-plasty through different courses; Japanese calligraphy, painting, sculpture and multiple disciplines related to ceramics as an expression and means to create images through the process of resignifying objects and forms tying them with an ancestral history.
Isabel has received numerous distinctions, her works are present in many international collections, both public and private, including the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago de Chile.

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