Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye

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Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye
Born(1938-08-30)August 30, 1938
Known forCeramics

Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye (born August 30, 1938) is a Turkish-Danish ceramic artist. Siesbye designed ceramic wares for the ceramic companies Royal Copenhagen and Rosenthal AG. In 2009, Siesbye was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her ceramic designs.


Siesbye was born in Istanbul on August 30, 1938.  After studying sculpture at the Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts from 1956-1958, she left for Germany where she worked in ceramic factories in Höhr-Grenzhausen.  She returned two years later to Istanbul to work in the Art Workshop of the Eczacibasi Ceramic Factories.  In 1962 she left Istanbul for Copenhagen and worked for the ceramic company Royal Copenhagen as an artist. She opened her own workshop in 1969.  She lived in Denmark until 1987, when she decided to go to Paris. From 1975 to 1990 she worked as a ceramic designer for Rosenthal AG and from 1984-2000 for Royal Copenhagen. In 2007, she became a designer for Pasabahce Glass Factories in Turkey and resides in Paris.[1][2]

She has built an international reputation as a ceramist by modeling bowls. She builds them using the technique of the columbine and then ends them on a turn. In 2002, "A ceramics Universe/1964-2002," a retrospective exhibition of her works, was exhibited in the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum in Istanbul and the Danish Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen.[3] She is in the collections of more than 34 major museums in the world.

Selected awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye". Pierre Marie Giraud. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Kerr, Ann (1998). Rosenthal: Excellence for All Times: Dinnerware, Accessories, Cutlery, Glass. Atglen, Penn.: Schiffer Publishing. p. 19. ISBN 0764301063.
  3. ^ "Arts-Culture- Alev Ebuzziya". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 2017-03-23.