Born and raised in Istanbul, the Turkish-Danish artist formed her artistic identity in the studios of important workshops such as Eczacibasi Ceramic Factories and, later, Royal Copenhagen. After only two years in the eponymous Danish ceramic factory, she opened a workshop in Copenhagen and began successfully exhibiting her own work. Although clean in line and colour, Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye’s bowls each vary slightly on this deceptively simple theme. The linear shapes and colour achieved by the artist, are the result of a complex process of creation and a deep understanding of space, colour and texture.
Her pots with their iconic unglazed rim and array of strong, exotic colours give a feeling of absolute stillness; of a precisely designed volume floating in a tense and static space. Throughout her career, the precise evolution of her ceramic forms followed a slow and steady pattern; each revealing of a gradual development in the style and period within the artist’s life.