Excerpt from an interview by Chimene Jackson of Vagabroad Journals
Chimene Jackson: When I first encountered your work my first impression was “dreamy”. What are the emotions, sensations, and ideas about life that you want to evoke with your ceramics?
Dina Nur Satti: When I design a piece, there is of course an aesthetic element, but underneath that I also focus on how the piece makes me feel. The only way I can really explain it is that the piece must brings me a sense of pleasure and satisfaction. Many forms of art around the world have a name for a feeling that you receive, for instance, from listening to an exceptional piece of music; Portuguese has saudade and Arabic, tarab.
I have yet to find a word for this in ceramics, but I like to think of it as feeling an element of the divine.