Dora Alzamora Good ____________________________________
Dora is a third generation artist with North and South American roots. She is self- taught on the potters wheel although her grandmother was a ceramicist and had a studio in Florida with her mother and aunt. The rest of her family is linked to the art world through different disciplines like sculpture and painting.It could be said that being an artist is a family tradition.
Dora works with stoneware clay and fires to high temperatures. Her studio practices includes research and experimentation with glazes as well as working with different firing techniques to achieve a range of surfaces and textures. Having converted an electric kiln into a gas kiln and after many firings she has learnt to let the flame work in her favor in order to develop one of a kinda pieces. Her inspiration comes from nature and she has learnt how to work with the clay even manipulating and altering it into the organic forms and textures that she is inspired by.
“I feel that my work is a quest to express the balance of nature and time.I am attracted to objects that provoke an emotional reaction or sentiment,for example nostalgia.I try to achieve evoke sentiments through shape, form, texture, and color. This process is both conscious and unconscious, I don”t like to over-think too much when I am making a piece, I want it to have spontaneity. The goal is not to achieve perfection but like nature itself; the imperfect perfection, the crudely refined, the line and the curve, the space or the lack of it. I find amazing the entire process of transforming the earth into an object of beauty that will one day hopefully outlive its creator”.
(1986- ) Born in Palma De Mallorca, Spain. Currently living and working in Mallorca.
2015 Leksands Folkho gskola. academy of art and Design. Clive Bowen masterclass. Sweden 2013 Chelsea.College of art & Design. Short Courses. london, U.K.
2013 Central St. martins. College of art & Design.Short Courses london, U.K. 2012 Trestle Art Spce. Resident artist and Intern. Brooklyn, Nueva York. 2012 SVA (School of Visual arts) Nueva York.
2012 2008-11 Escola massana.
School of art and Design Barcelona, Espan a.
Exhibitions + Fairs/
2019 Hauser & Wirth. Museo Chillida leka. Basque Country, Spain.
2018 Imm Cologne. Molteni&C: Dada.Booth, selected ceramic pieces. Germany.
2017 Hans Hoetink Fine art. Contemporary Ceramics. Madrid.
2017 PAD London – art +Design . Robin Katz Fine art. Booth. Selected ceramic pieces.UK
2017 Black and White. Gallery Arteartesania. Soller. Mallorca.
2017 Just Ceramics. Pepnot Gallery. Arta, Mallorca.
2016 Alzamora art Show. Sa Tanca Cultural art Center. Deia, mallorca.
2014 12 x 12 .Collective exhibition. Gallery Onyva. Palma, Mallorca
Comission + Collaborations + Stockists/
2019 Galerie Half. Antiques + Art. Los Angeles,CA. 2019 Broken English. Jewelry + Decor. Los Angeles,CA.
2019 La Residencia, Belmond. Hotel. Mallorca,Spain. 2018 8 Holland Street. art Gallery + Decor. London, UK.
2018 MORE Design. architecture +Design. Mallorca, Spain. 2018 Hostem. luxury Boutique. London,UK
2018 Raw & Order. Fine objects. Vienna,Austria
2017 Tuk Tuk Flower Studio. London, UK.
2017 Sybilla. luxury Boutique. Mallorca,Spain
2017 MORE Design. Architecture +Design. Mallorca, Spain. 2016 Viveca. Antiques. Mallorca, Spain.
Press + Publications /
2020 “Bohemiens Auf Den Balearen. Salon Magazine. Neues Entdecken. March
2019 “Meet Mallorca’s new wave artisans”.Conde Naste Traveller.Lazy Hazy Summer.July/August
2018 “Insider News”.(artist Profile).House & Garden. September Issue.
2017 “Divine Imperfection”.(artist profile) New York Times, T magazine.
2017 “La Arte de la Imperfection”. (artist profile) Tapas magazine.
2017 “Worlds most Beautiful Homes”. Elle Decoration Country. Volume 10
2017 “Worlds most Beautiful Homes”. Summer Sanctuary/ Elle Decoration