A name is a destiny. Esma means ‘names’ in Turkish. A name gives a shape to a person or an object; it reflects to the forms of clay. Esma describes the stages of life from purity to mourning that are taking shape with the artist’s signature.
ESMA DEREBOY was born in Kutahya, which has been the heart of ceramics for centuries. She learnt ceramics by making classical and local artwork in several workshops. Her interest in innovation led her to different styles of ceramic production techniques. This innovative approach made her the first ceramic embossing and raised pattern designer in her field. ESMA meaning names in Turkish, inspired her with the ‘ A name is a destiny’ slogan where she reflected on her stages of life with 6 different names. The collection is; LEVNALEVN, GELIN, KARAHISARI, YAS, SNOHA and SAF.