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Alev Siesbye

A perfect and simple thing can easily be boring, says ceramicist Alev Siesbye. Therefore, she strives after that place where her work transcends the simple and has that ‘other’ thing, that makes it all worth the effort. A process that she finds is often completely unconscious.

In this documentary, we follow Turkish-Danish artist and ceramicist Alev Siesbye, as she welcomes us inside her studio in Istanbul. Here we see how she makes unbelievable bowls and vases, that almost seem to float upon the ground, all the while she tells the story of her growing up in the Turkish Metropol, a stay at an English border school, and her first meet with the flat fields of Denmark.