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New member on the Design Sorbet Team!

November 26, 2013 / by / 2 Comments

I am very happy to announce that I have been invited to join the Design Sorbet team to contribute my tidbits of design goodies.

A brief snapshot of my past: I graduated from the University of Malta with an Anthropology degree and low hopes of getting a decent job until I somehow found myself sitting for an evening course in Computer networking. From here started a successful 4 year career in IT. The salary was high but the joy of living was low. After some soul searching I decided I had had enough and needed a fresh start. So I abandoned my career and became a self taught graphic designer, the plan was to work freelance and shuffle my time between making enough money to pay the bills and spend what was left of it on rediscovering my long lost passion for ceramics.

I had discovered ceramics by chance at the tender age of 9, through a tiny advert for pottery lessons on a local paper, and enthusiastically spent the next 6 years making things out of clay; pots, vases, teapots, mugs, plates and various other vessels. Unfortunately at 15, as one does, I rebelled and discarded all ties with my childhood. Who wanted to go to pottery on a Friday evening when you could go out with your friends instead? Fortunately however, at the age of 30, as one does, I rebelled again and decided that money wasn’t everything and fulfilment is what I should be seeking.

Fast forward 5 years and I am now a self fulfilled ceramist with my own studio, who would have thought! I will be contributing to Design Sorbet on a regular basis and hope to focus on 3D design and what it means to be a designer and a creative person. I will be sharing my thoughts on the things I love and the things that inspire me and throw in some interesting topics for discussion.

I hope to be a positive addition to this great team of people and I look forward to receiving any feedback to my contributions!

 

At work. Although I have my own studio I also borrow some glazing space at Rosella’s Space for Clay Studio. Her kilns are much larger so I am able to get more done at one go. Its also a good excuse to get some clay talk going.

At work. Although I have my own studio I also borrow some glazing space at Rosella’s Space for Clay Studio. Her kilns are much larger so I am able to get more done at one go. Its also a good excuse to get some clay talk going.

 

I have a fascination for Chinese brush painting and try and incorporate it in some of my work.

I have a fascination for Chinese brush painting and try and incorporate it in some of my work.

My work focuses mostly on functional ware as I am excited by the idea of the joy of use and personal objects.

My work focuses mostly on functional ware as I am excited by the idea of the joy of use and personal objects.

 

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2 Responses
  1. elise

    Thanks Andrea, for your clear and honest voice and for making me discover this inspiring blog!
    looking forward to reading more!

    Nov.26.2013 at 9:20 pm
    • Andrea Pullicino (Author)

      Thanks Elise! I hope you enjoy the blog :)

      Nov.29.2013 at 1:09 pm

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