[Portrait by Kin Leung]
Ceramic Designer. Currently based in London born in Mexico City.
Andrea Roman studied Product Design at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, with one year exchange program at Escola de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Andrea specialised in ceramic cast moulding winning a Honourable Mention at the 6th Biennial of Utilitarian Ceramics in Mexico City.
Since 2014, she has been a resident ceramic designer at Turning Earth Ceramic Studio in London where she learned how to throw on the wheel and felt deeply connected to this technique.
In the past two years, her work acquired a more specific direction, seeking to represent the rocks, soil, sand and mud in every piece she makes. Andrea incorporates glaze merely as a functional element in her pieces, trying to keep it as subtle and minimal as possible in order to highlight the qualities of the clay bodies she works with.
Her hand-thrown vessels and tableware are currently selling in selected shops around Europe under the name of AR ceramics.
Her work has been showcased by the London Design Festival, Biennial of Utilitarian Ceramics in Mexico City and Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, and her latest pieces have been featured in books and magazines internationally.