Collection: Maria Cotellessa

She works sculpturally, mostly in ceramics, preferably with raku as a firing technique, but also loves to make monumental works when the opportunity arises, for example at Lokatta ceramics, Gotland and firing in their fantastic gas kiln for monumental works. She often gets her inspiration during forest walks not so much from what she sees, but from the thoughts, the ideas that flourish and the solutions to technical problems that appear. Another source of inspiration is pictures, stories and phenomena that come her way, but above all the animals themselves and their essence.

Her focus is on animals and the climate. Maria's wish is that her sculptures should create contact or a feeling in the viewer, touch or frighten, as in her collaboration with photographer and artist Elisabeth Ubbe. _Maria has been an apprentice with sculptor Anita Brusewitz-Hansson for several years. In her ceramic works, she prefers the unglazed, matte expression that catches the light and enhances the form and expression. On the other hand, she glazes the eyes, because it brings out the individual, the unique being.

TRAINING

Skövde Vekstads carpenter training
Nyckelvik School's General Line
Ceramics manager at Västertorps Hantverksgård, Stockholm
Stockholms Handverksförening/Apprenticeship with a sculptor
Anita Brusewitz-Hansson

SELECTED EXHIBITION

Gallery Art, New York
Diocletziano, Lanciano, Italy
Gallery Hippo
Optimus salon, Väsby Art Gallery
Kulturbryggan, Landsort
Taxinge Castle, Garden Fair, sculpture in the Italian Garden

Gallery Rita, Gothenburg
Marsvinsholm Sculpture Park
Ekebyhov Castle
Gallery Genesis, Athens
Gallery Tegelstenen, Görveln Castle
Ulriksdal's castle garden
Gallery Hantverket
Gallery Abante Hornsgatspukeln
In Ögat, Drejeriet, Östersund
Artisans, Stockholm


OTHER

KRO artists' national care
KIF-Sv. Craftsman and industrial designer
KHVC - Arts and Crafts Centre
ARTISTS - Södermalmstorg 4,
Stockholm ATELJEFÖRENINGEN - Gustavsberg