Arina Antonova was born in Sewastopol and it was there where she developed her fascination with the geological diversity of natural materials which became the main theme of the profound research in her studio practice.
She considers clay not just to be a functional material for creating objects, but as a holistic subject with its own physicality and vocabulary. During on-going natural sourcing Arina found a way to physically incorporate the landscape into her work.
Most of her works, inspired by the women´s pottery tradition, have simple silhouettes with textured surfaces that emphasize qualities of the materials she uses, reflecting the process of creation.
Her studio is based in Palma de Mallorca C/ Hostal d'en Bauló 13
Arina was photographed by Mariona Vilarós
HOW THEY WORK is a nonprofit project that aims to bring together creative artists from all over the Balearic Islands.
The website seeks to present some rare, behind-the-scenes insights into the life and work of local artists and artisans at their studios. In order to capture the unique character of their work, we provided different photographers for each participant of the project. We hope this website will serve as a useful guide for anyone interested in discovering and supporting their work.
We strongly believe in local communities as a source of health, creativity and support. Nowadays they seem especially important against the selfish individualism and wasteful consumerism that contribute to the destruction of our planet. We wish this website to be the beginning of many beautiful relationships and creative connections.
This project has been founded by Accidente con Flores studio.
It would not be possible without the help of our dear friends:
Maciek Goldsztejn - web development
Nuria @isla_et_nomade - social media, and team support
Thank you very much!
All the amazing photographers who agreed to participate and share with us their incredible talent:
Aina Costa / @ainacostaroca
Aina Maria Cantallops / @simplyesimplye
Alejandra Orleans / @aleaorleans
Bárbara Vidal / @barbara.vidal
Carlos Torrico / www.carlostorrico.es
Cecilia Renard / @ceciliarenard
Claire O'Keefe / @claireokeefe
Elisabeth Salcedo / @eligolondrina
Espe Perelló / @espe__
Florence Campbell / www.florencecampbell.es
Jorge da Bahía / www.jorgedabahia.com
Laura Wencker /www.laurawencker.com
Lola Maraver / @lomaraver
Lorena Cao / @lorenacao
Lottie Hampson / www.lottiehampson.com
Lucía Maraver / @alkari_kraft
Lúa Oliver / www.luaoliver.com
Mariona Vilarós / www.marionavilaros.com
Nùria / @isla_et_nomade
Pep Bestard / @bestardp
Sara De Blas / @salbedara
Valentina Riccardi / www.valentinariccardi.com
William Pine / @williampine