California-based artist Anastasia Tumanova makes large-scale porcelain installations, botanical murals from fresh leaves and flora, and illustrative ceramics. Her work is inspired by energies and colors of nature, and the perpetual motion of life force. Her dynamic murals and playful arrangements have an optimistic energy that uplifts the spirit.
Anastasia Tumanova lives and works in San Francisco. Tumanova's work has been shown at First Amendment Gallery, Rare Device, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, The San Francisco Art Book Fair at Minnesota Street Project, and West Coast Craft — a juried showcase of the best creative talent on the West Coast. She has been most recently featured by Creative Mornings, Design Sponge, and Create Magazine. She shares her creative process on Instagram @weareclaystudio.
Why We Are Clay?
We Are Clay comes from a philosophy I developed years ago when I saw the connection and common ground clay and people share. I feel that when I work with clay, I am shaping myself every time, growing and refining as a person with every form I create. Creating is a means of growing in virtue, wisdom, and character. On a deeper level, I believe that we’re shaped by what and who we surround ourselves with, just like clay remembers every touch, tug, and pull. Being highly sensitive has made this my truth. I’m careful about where I spend time, my surroundings, and the company I keep. This is an empowering philosophy to me, because it means that we have a hand in what we become, we are self determined beings.