Ezgi Sahinoglu is an artist and object maker born in Istanbul, Turkey.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art (GSA) in 2020. During her studies at GSA she developed an interest in working with metal and making objects, which led to her practice today as a maker studying for an MA in Jewellery & Metal at the Royal College of Art.
After working with wax carving technique, during the first year of her MA, Ezgi discovered her interest in stone carving, which then she learned from Charlotte De Syllas.
She is now working mostly with gemstones and continues her practice as a stone carver and object maker in London.
Ezgi’s body of work is inspired by the subject of memory, and its fragility.
Gemstones are at the core of her work as an object maker. She uses gemstones to bring a poetic approach to her subject matter. She sees them as representative of ‘time held in the object’. In her latest work, she combines object making and photography by using the crystals as her negatives. Before carving them into objects, she creates prints of the crystals in the darkroom.