Friday, 26 December 2008

Eeva Jokinen - shadow and light

Eeva Jokinen makes wonderfull rice grain porcelain bowls and vases, opening " the dialoque between light and shadow, glaze and body, hole and substance".
Tihku. From the series: Rains and Snows, 2007.
Sula. From the series: Rains and Snows, 2007.
Riite. From the series: Rains and Snows, 2007

Breakfast set, in production

Small cups, in production, diam. 7-8cm.

Tea cups, in production

Auringosta itään, 2007.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

A pencil case...

What a fab idea by design duo boex 3D. Just in case you were thinking of making it yourself... you will need 1600 bright pink pencils. :D

Acanthus by Patrick Blanchard

Absolutely love the organic feel and understated elegance of Patrick Blanchard's Acanthus. In true spirit of art nouveau, these table lamps are inspired from the study of nature and flora. These lamps are made from sycamore and lime but can you imagine them in clay....?

Style with practicality - Reinier de Jong

Super practical, super modern and super cool the best describe Reinier de Jong's designs. Here are my two favourites; Keer and Rek.

Keer is a chair that can be either bar stool, either chair or a lounger / recliner and keer is an expandable bookase, how cool is that?


Friday, 5 December 2008

Ceramic voyages - Jo Davies

Jo Davies

Jo Davies' work is a mix of rococo elegance and opulence with pop kitsch. Her pieces fully explore clay as a medium, emphasising its mailability and allowing for bringing together of contrasts – wriggling and still, wet and dry, sharp edges and blunt forms. Extremely beautiful, I am loving every single one of them.

Ceramic voyages - Lei Xue

Lei Xue

I am mesmerized by these cans. The contrast between modern commercial object and traditional Chinese porcelain painting is just fantastic.

Ceramic voyages - John Tilton

John Tilton

Friday, 21 November 2008

My ceramic pieces - green pumpkins

I just finished making my pumpkins. Quite chuffed with myself :D

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Friday, 10 October 2008

The shorts stories...

An artist Nina Katchadourian has created superb stories with book titles. What a fantastic idea! The project is called The Sorted Books and now holds over 130 book clusters...

So what story does your bookshelf tell?

Hats, hats, hats!

I fell in love an instance I saw those. True, true gems! I would love to have a bit more of in me. Those absolutely funtabulous hats are by Kim Brown-Dye from Topsy Turvy on Etsy. Hats off!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Ceramic voyages - Pam McFadyen

Aren't they just lovely? These pieces are by Ontario based artist - Pam McFadyen. I absolutely adore the colour scheme she uses. It is very sattle, organic like.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Glass lapmshades

Heather Gillespie is a glass artist. These cut glass lampshades are just fantastic. Wonder how would they look in porcelain?


I love the lighting pieces by Jo Davies. What a superb use of curves. The vase and sculpture are also interesting, but I think lamps are just gorgeous.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

My ceramics pieces

Inspired by the The Green Lotus Leaf Collection from Chintz & Company, here is my spin on the idea. Retro doilies.
I am very happy with initial effect. They look great after bisque firing. I am not sure about the colour scheme yet. I am thinking about greens or whites, or maybe a mixture of these two. I do not know. I have spent whole today session on glazing and colouring and used all of those doilies as the test pieces with different oxides, glazes and slips, hopefully I will be able to see some results next week!

Also need to think about the way of fixing them to the wall. I tried some Velcro thingy... but I do not trust the stuff... I fixed my daughter's memo board with it and it fell. I do not want to risk that!

The proces of doily making:

Bisque fired pieces, coloured prior to firing.

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