Fernanda Cortes

Fernanda Cortes is an artist and maker who graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2014 with a degree in industrial design, specialising in ceramics. Cortes graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2016 with a Masters in Ceramics and Glass. She moved
to Sheffield in 2019 to complete the Ceramic Starter Studio Programme at Yorkshire Artspace Studios.

Her practice includes processes such as hand-sculpting, glazing, and firing from which she creates anthropomorphic forms that explore different psychological states. Cortes seeks to create figures that emerge from an overwhelming emotional density and question whether her subjects are marked by a dehumanisation that she apprehends as a general condition. She can only say that they hover in the realm of the in-between of human and non-human.

Watch Fernanda’s Sculpture Network Studio Visit film below:

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