About

WELCOME

My name is Ana and over the years I have lived, worked and exhibited in the US, UK and Spain. Abalon is how I sign all my art pieces since 2006. 

I have been working with porcelain for over a decade. There´s something magical about it. Porcelain is also a green material, that´s why I chose to design my candles in this strong ceramic body.

It can also be restored and I restore all of my broken pieces with a Japanese technique called kintsugi.: Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art of fixing broken ceramic pieces with gold. It is the philosophy that breakage and repair is part of oneself history and increases beauty.

I make all my pieces one by one in my South East London studio

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WHY I LOVE TO MAKE CANDLES

I was born in the Basque Country, one of our many traditions is to give gifts to the guests at your wedding. I was arranging my wedding in London but I couldn´t find anything that was suitable to give to my quests. As the light was fading I had an idea: to make my own refillable candles.

Candles have been used as a source of light and to illuminate celebrations for more than 5,000 years, yet little is known about their origin. The earliest use of candles is often attributed to the Ancient Egyptians, who made rushlights or torches by soaking the pithy core of reeds in melted animal fat. I use an organic Soya oil instead so when burning this unique Ecological candles made with pure essential oils you feel the benefits of wellbeing.

 

 

Residencies

The Albert Project. LONDON 2014

Sargadelos Porcelain Factory, LUGO. 2006

 

CV

 3D design. Goldsmiths. LONDON 2016

MFA Computational Arts. Goldsmiths. LONDON 2013-2015

MFA Analysis of Actual Art at IL3 University of BARCELONA 2010-2011

PhD Course on Design Research at University of BARCELONA 2007-2009

MA Actual Philosophy and Debate. A.University of BARCELONA 2007-2008.

BA in Fine Art: Sculpture and Multimedia Design. University of BILBAO. 2003-2007

MFA Web Programming MADRID.2003

3D Architectural Design. MADRID. 2003

Graphic Design SAN SEBASTIAN-DONOSTIA. 2001-2003

Undergraduate Music Studies SAN SEBASTIAN-DONOSTIA

 

Exhibitions

2018

“Who said broken” .The Forge. November LONDON 2018

2014

Test Signal. Hotel Elephant. SeptemberLONDON 2014

2013

Pure Evil. London. Hands LONDON 2013-2014

2012

La Casa Turquesa. MIAMI 2012

London West Bank Gallery. Bronze graffiti hands. LONDON. 2012-2014

Cultivate Vyner Street. LONDON 2012

2011

La Fundiciò del Poblenou. Open Studios, BARCELONA 2011

International women´s day. Civic Center Poblenou, BARCELONA 2011

Niu Gallery collective. Poblenou, BARCELONA. 2011

2010

Undressed Clothing Party. BARCELONA. 2010

Montana Colors Gallery. Living Art: Objects. BARCELONA.. 2010

Galería La Nave. Living Art: Eskuak ( Hands). BARCELONA. 2010

2008

Happening Art isn´t dead, just has a virus. MADRID. Arco 2008

2009

Galleria La Nave. Noche Blanca. BARCELONA. 2009

2007

BBVA video art: Apariencia (4´15´´sg). BILBAO. 2007

Selected for final Univeristy show:

Euskal Herriko Unibertzitatea. Bihotzak ( Hearths) . ZARAUTZ. 2007

2006

Seminario de Sargadelos Collective. LUGO 200

 

·Documentary·

Abalon by Vahid Keshavararz: https://vimeo.com/286133297 -request pasword by email-2018

My first porcelain casted pot 2004

My first porous sculpture 2005

 

Ana
founder

Sculpture and installation artist that has started a business in organic reusable candles and decorative lamps.

Jack
programer & new media artist

Jack is a well known artist, currently studying a Ph.D. in Goldsmiths. Jack creates amazing light interactive installations.