Be Made Ceramic Works

October 29, 2008

Have you heard of Be Made Ceramic Works? I was reading the Turkish Elle Decor a few nights ago and found them there for the first time. Wow, beautiful, modern, quirky, and not what I’d expect coming out of Istanbul as when I think of Turkey I usually envision very ornate and colorful objects. Clearly I need to start reading Turkish Elle Decor on a regular basis!

Be Made Ceramic Works

Be Made Ceramic Works is a young design duo, Ekin ?zbi?er and Berra Alkan, graduates of MUGSF (Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts). I really like their bowls with the town along the rim, especially the way it must cast shadows on the wall… So beautiful to look at. I think we aren’t exposed to modern Turkish design in the western world as much as we should be.

Be Made Ceramic Works

Be Made Ceramic Works

Be Made Ceramic WorksThis makes me laugh. You can serve your ex-boyfriend his tea in this mug. Or your Devil Wears Prada boss.

Be Made Ceramic Works

Be Made Ceramic Works In addition to the bowl, this ceramic conversation bubble for the wall has to be my 2nd favorite. I absolutely adore it.

My friends from Istanbul and those who have visited there tell me there is quite a scene of emerging young talent there which makes me what to visit even more. I’d really like to see Be Made Ceramic Works up close and personal… but for now, blogging about them will have to do.

(images from be made ceramic works)


  • Reply Diana October 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! I agree – not what I’d expect from Istanbul. It’s wonderfully unexpected. I’d love to see more of these emerging young Turkish talents!

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  • Reply DecorPad October 29, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    The teacup made me LOL too! I love it!

  • Reply lindsay October 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Very clever work! Love the little village bowls and the spikey cup, it could double as a weapon!

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  • Reply VisuaLingual October 29, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Stunning! I am such a geek for well-designed ceramics. Thank you so much for posting this; it really made my day, although I also would love to check these out in person!

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  • Reply eva October 29, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    wow! this ceramics is so special!
    I wonder whether you know what`s written on this bubble? It looks like a blind script (script for blind people, I mean).

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  • Reply Alicia October 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Hi Holly,

    Have you changed anything about the way you upload photos to your site? I’ve never had a problem viewing the images, but haven’t been able to see any images in the last 2 posts. It may be my computer – but if you have any ideas on settings, etc. – that would be great. I know I must be missing out!


  • Reply decor8 October 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Alicia – My bad, it was the way I was uploading them. Can you see them now?

  • Reply decor8 October 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Eva… I was thinking the same thing and wonder myself. Their website doesn’t really get into it. Maybe you are right!

  • Reply Rachel October 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Wow, those are super creative! I love the first two!

  • Reply Elizabeth October 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    How lovely! Thank you for continuing to bring us along on your European adventures. It’s so refreshing for seeing the same ol’ same ol’.

    Elizabeths last blog post: A Tuesday in October

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente October 30, 2008 at 12:42 am

    So adorable! I love that speech bubble for the wall too! So creative and sweet!

  • Reply MsUnreliable October 30, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Another fan of the speech bubble, I wonder what it says in Braille (if that’s what it is!)

  • Reply Erica October 30, 2008 at 6:18 am

    So unique.

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  • Reply Alicia October 30, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Thanks! Yes – I can see them now :)

  • Reply nancy monsebroten August 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Where was that tea mug when I needed it? Funny!

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