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Miyelle Karmi

  • Clay Collective
  • Ceramicist
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Rising Star
Miyelle Karmi Ceramicist
English, Spanish
By appointment only

A second life in ceramics

  • • Miyelle is a self-taught ceramicist
  • • She is constantly learning from trial and error
  • • Her ceramics are at once useful and playful

With a degree in graphic and communications design, Miyelle Karmi originally worked as a graphic designer and art director for 15 years, until one day the idea of working ceramics popped into her head. Once it was in, she could not get it out and she thought “I need to give this a try.” The self-taught craftswoman had no formal education in ceramics before launching herself into this second career. She learned by watching YouTube videos and talking with other ceramic artists from the Clay Collective, a hub where she shares a studio space in London. As soon as she discovered working with clay, she fell in love with the process and the feeling she got from holding an object that she had made with her own hands. Miyelle's intention is to make pieces that are tangible, functional and enduring.

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A wavy, sculptural vase inspired by the water surrounding Menorca and the soft pinks of the architecture in the old town of Ciutadella. The piece is made from pink tinted white stoneware. It has an unglazed exterior and glazed interior.

Length 14 cm
Width 6.5 cm
Height 34 cm

Photo: ©miyelle
Light Me Up

A shapely hand-built lamp made from black textured stoneware clay with an unglazed exterior. The shade is made from mauve linen, with a transparent lining and is handmade in the UK.

Length 25 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 45 cm

Photo: ©miyelle
Jazzy handled mugs

Here is a series of sculptural mugs with oversized, playful handles in a selection of shapes. They are hand-built with the handles constructed from extruded clay. The mugs are made with white stoneware clay mixed with volcanic lava fleck and glazed in satin cream.

Length 16 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 9 cm

Photo: ©miyelle
Saura, Cala and Mica lamps

These are a series of curvaceous lamps inspired by the flowing water around the island of Menorca. The colourful shades of mustard, rust and mauve reflect the warm tones found in the old town of Ciutadella. The bases are made from white stoneware clay mixed with volcanic lava fleck with a satin cream glaze.

Photo: ©miyelle
Onada vase

Onada means wave in Catalan. This sculpture is made with speckled stoneware clay and volcanic lava fleck glazed in satin cream. A stem or small bunch of flowers can be inserted through the piece.

Length 23 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 30 cm

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