Iza Lozano (Baja California,1991) is a Mexican ceramic artist currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.
She studied ceramics at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, where she lived and developed her practice until 2020 when moving to Aotearoa / New Zealand. Since then, she has completed artist-in-residence programs at Auckland Studio Potters and Driving Creek Pottery.
Currently working from MUD Studios, a shared ceramics studio close to Maungarei / Mt.Wellington.
Iza´s works are inspired in archaeological objects from multiple cultural origins. Using the potter´s wheel as her main tool and terracotta or stoneware clay, she creates contrasting volumes as segments that are later assembled to constitute intricate shapes, which are often burnished with the help of rocks, spoons, and/or blades, leaving a smooth surface, naked clay and the trace of an orbital motion.
Her work has been exhibited in Mexico, Spain, and Aotearoa.