Finally got to meet Anca, the maker behind Nistora Ceramics, she was so kind to show me her studio here in Timisoara! It was a warm day of April and her glass of fresh water came on spot. While drinking she kept telling me about her work, I was all ears! Ceramics is much more than the clay you get to feel in your hands, I saw a talented woman, working on a single plate for several days.
Ceramics is the place where art meets science.
Everything Anca learned was by herself and gladly shares her knowledge with anyone interested. I saw how important each step is, from the pressure of her hands to molding the shape of a plate, learning the texture of the clay, allowing the plates to dry and start firing them in the kiln. Many mistakes and many lessons learnt on the way. But then magic happens, creating durable, strong final products in her hands.
The little studio she works in is a fresh reminder of simplicity. Rays of light were coming in from the windows and playing on the table full of ceramics. It was a pleasure to photograph every corner in the room! It really is a blessing to do what you love, even if this means to give up a job, take the leap of faith and follow your dreams. I left the studio inspired and happy that we live in the same town !!