Carina Ciscato believes that the aesthetic which informs a person’’s work is the result of the individual’s journey and experience throughout life. The more diverse the background, the more evident this diversity will be in the person’s aesthetic and, consequently, a strong feature of the work itself. Born in São Paulo, Ciscato studied Industrial Design in Brazil before her introduction to ceramics through apprenticeships with Marietta Cremer in Germany and Lucia Ramenzoni in Brazil. She was assistant to Julian Stair and Edmund de Waal and established her own studio in London in 2003, where she still works. Her architectural pieces in subtle colours have been shown in numerous exhibitions in the UK and internationally and can be found in significant private and public collections. She also teaches, both in art colleges and adult education.