Noa Weintraub is an artist and ceramicist based in London. Her ceramic bowls are hand-painted one off pieces – with strong influences of lace, crochet and craft, they are highly decorative and embellished with frills.
She will be hosting an hour-long introductory session to clay, exploring hand building methods of coiling and pinching. Participants will learn how to create a pot using the coil and pinch technique – one of the oldest forms of pottery making and still used throughout the world today.
Conscious of the reference to traditional female activities such as lace making, cake decoration and baking, Noa is interested in women’s roles and place in society. The space between the housewife, female seductress and female artist, and what happens when they sometimes overlap. She sees her bowls as sculptural objects, and functional pieces.
After completing her fine art degree at Chelsea College of Art, Noa launched a handbag label ‘girl’s best friend’, selling one-off hand-painted handbags to exclusive boutiques and celebrity clients on both sides of the Atlantic.
In 2007 she then redirected her career back to her fine art roots and became a full time artist and illustrator. A love of vintage, fabrics, textures and patterns works as a constant reference point. Femininity, humour and cheekiness usually all feature somewhere.Noa now dedicates most of her time to her ceramic work, working from her East London studio.
Her ceramics are sold at the interior design gallery Mint, Designers Guild and ceramics gallery Maud & Mabel.
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