By Heidi Trautmann
Fugen Erkoru and her husband came back to Cyprus some
years ago from Australia; it must have been a hard decision to make in the
midst of life leaving behind a fulfilled life and find a new start here. Fugen
joined the Ceramicists Association which has its studio at the Atatürk Meslek
Lycee in Nicosia, a studio established by Semral Öztan, supported by one of the
first professional organisations to promote ceramic art in the northern part of
the island; many ceramic artists have done their first steps in this
Fugen Erkoru became entirely dedicated to this art form
and started to develop her own style.
With great fascination she took part in the Vounous
Terracotta Symposium in Catalköy in September 2017 (see my website under Cyprus art news No. 931
and more) where they used clay collected from the mountains and river beds, a
very fine clay, she learnt how to work and prepare it.
This year Fugen Erkoru ventured to do her first
exhibition and it was a full success; many artists and ceramists came to
celebrate with her. Also HE Mustafa Akinci and Meral his wife who came for the
opening, were much taken with the exhibits. Her sculptures, face masks and
especially her busts are of exquisite quality, in her very special style,
lately using Cypriot clay, and oxide
See for yourselves, if you cannot make it for the
exhibition which is open only until April 07, you can see my photos. On April 07, it is a Saturday, the exhibition closes at 14:00 hrs.
Contact Fugen Erkoru via email firstname.lastname@example.org
She is also on facebook.