Artists in Conversation: Laurelie Rae

Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London and Leighton House Museum collaborated for the third time for their “Artists in Conversation” series with guest speaker, ceramic artist Laurelie Rae, on July 14th.

In the program moderated by Charlotte Villiers, Rae shared her story of discovering Iznik Ceramic art with the audience. Rae, whose mother is also a ceramic artist, expressed that her family’s interest in different arts contributed to developing an artistic perspective and she liked working with ceramics as she felt it created new opportunities. Later, she explained her education in the art as well as the motifs and colours used in ceramic art with examples from her works.

After finishing her master’s degree in the UK with The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts she went to Turkey, living there since 2014 in Istanbul. Where she hosts ceramic classes as well as relevant academic and practical studies in traditional and modern arts at Sabancı University, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design

She also spoke about her projects at Sabancı University and museums in various countries. Most importantly, her miniatures project about the stories of Muslim female travellers. Started three years ago, the project uses miniatures to remember in the present day, the Muslim female travellers forgotten in the pages of history,

In the talk, Rae, also examined artefacts located in Turkey using examples from the book released in 2015, “”Islamic Art & Architecture: Memories of Seljuk & Ottoman Masterpieces”.

The interview, which was broadcast live from the social media accounts of Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London and Leighton House Museum, ended with a Q&A session.

To watch the event: