Born and raised in Santiago Chile, Ignacia Murtaugh designs ceramics, furniture, and textiles. She attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen to study furniture designs, and then attended the Royal College of Art in London to study ceramic design. She interned in Derby, UK at the Royal Crown Derby Bone China Manufacturers.
She draws her inspiration from Chile’s landscapes. She portrays the Earth’s natural beauty in her designs.. She enjoys experimenting with different mediums and styles of art. She varies her work from traditional to contemporary work.
“I like to think that my pieces are like poetry- materialized poetry,” said Murtagh, in an interview with Surface.
The goal of her artwork is to create an aesthetic experience with each piece of art without losing its practicality. Murtagh looks to create up-to-date pieces that are fully functional without losing the style of the pieces. Her pieces vary in materials, from marble-and-steel to wool textiles to stone-shape ceramics, but one thing remains the same- they all have a Chile-inspired backbone.