Seher Erdogan Studio
About The Artist
Seher Erdogan • Philadelphia, PA
Mixed Media • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I am an artist, architect, and educator who explores the pairing of clay and wool in the form of sculptural tiles. Ancient and timeless, both mediums connect me to the material culture of my birthplace, Turkey. The visual and tactile impressions in my work are inspired by artifacts of cultural heritage and ephemeral natural environments. I start each piece by “drawing” shapes on clay slabs, and then iteratively explore variations in the color and texture of needle or wet felted wool.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I make sculptural tiles that combine clay and wool, and I consider my process with both mediums as a form of drawing. I typically start each piece by scoring patterns, motifs, or geometric shapes on clay slabs, which become the basis of an iterative process that yields subtle variations. When working with wool I experiment with both wet and needle felting techniques to achieve a variety of textures and colors. This way of working produces one-of-a-kind pieces that form a series.