FIVE Questions:
CERAMIC ARTIST BIANCA PINTAN OF AUSTRALIA

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At Obakki, we always want to know more about the people behind our products. Human beings are many-faceted creatures and as much as you may know someone already, you can always dig a little deeper. These five questions do just that. 

Today we sit down with ceramic artist and sculptor Bianca Pintan for our series Five Questions. Bianca draws inspiration from the imperfections in nature and from her local, rugged Australian landscape. Born and raised in Brazil, today she creates her renowned ceramic pieces from her small studio on the shores of Byron Bay, where she watches the waves crashing on Talon Beach. And in that studio, located close to the Arakwal National Park, she envisions and then creates her ceramics organically using two different types of clay—mid fire and stoneware. It all happens for her naturally, from the forming of the raw, rich Australian clay to the shaping, carving, sanding, firing and glazing of the pieces.

OBAKKI
What do you love most about your life?

BIANCA
I love the privilege of experiencing life and all what comes with it. Not long ago I gave birth to my first child, Loui. I love all of what being a mum has brought to my life - never before have I experienced such overflowing unconditional love and such hope for a better future for all of us. 

OBAKKI
Who (or what) has inspired you the most in your work?

BIANCA
My work is inspired in the grace, simplicity and beauty I find when I am surrounded by nature.

OBAKKI
Why do you create art – what drives you?

BIANCA
When making art, I surrender to the present moment and let the mystery of creation flow. It fascinates me how the experience of interpreting a unique object can bring us into the present moment. My drive is sharing my creativity.  

OBAKKI
Where would you like to see your business in the future?

BIANCA
In the future I see my business attracting more inspiring people and being able to share all the good experience that my work has brought to me. 

OBAKKI
How can we help create a better world for each other? 

BIANCA
By being more connected with our hearts and making our decisions from a place of love, respect and compassion. 

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