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Meet Illustrator and Ceramic Artist Mamen Morillas

Picture of Freire Barnes
Art & Design Editor
Updated: 27 July 2017
For the third video in our ceramic series, the Spanish artist tells us about how she loves using ceramics to bring her illustrations to life.

Mamen Morillas trained as a graphic designer and illustrator in Malaga before moving to London. Since graduating, Morillas has published her drawings professionally, worked on editorial projects as well as commercial clients like Converse and exhibited her award-winning illustrations.

Mamen Morillas
Mamen Morillas | © Culture Trip

For the past couple of years she’s started to incorporate working with ceramics in her practice after taking courses at Turning Earth.

Successfully translating her distinctive drawing style into clay forms, Morillas liked to see how the characters she created on paper could come alive as ceramic objects such as her sculpture installation, Sleeping Trees (2017).

Mamen Morillas, Sleeping Forest, 2017
Mamen Morillas, Sleeping Forest, 2017 | Courtesy the Artist

Discover other ceramic artists like Lily Permain and Tom Kemp who also work out of Turning Earth‘s East London studio.