Didem Firat is an instinctual potter who makes joyfully decorated work that plays with your senses. Her elemental forms and simple, painted designs combine to create an unexpected complexity that keeps you engaged and makes you want to puzzle through the different elements. The earthenware clay gives a sense of weight to her work that is actually not there. On the contrary, her pieces are pinched incredibly thin and are unexpectedly light to hold. And, although she works the clay a lot to achieve her final vessels, they embrace the loose and organic nature of raw clay.