this is one of my most prized possessions. a sculpture made and given to me by my professor, yoshiro ikeda. he moved to portland, oregon in july, and he’s been on my mind all the time since. what a lucky ceramicist i was. i got to work side by side with this man during his final years of teaching, and sadly some of his final years of health. he gave me this sculpture for helping with some work around his house before he moved. i wish i still got to talk with him everyday like i used to.
taken using vsco cam for iphone
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the porcelain products produced by yumiko iihoshi have me all sorts of excited this morning. as i sit here and drink my tea i can’t help but imagine i’m using one of these cups instead of my own. these three tea cups come from a series called un jour or one day, and the sizes and shapes in the cups change to fit the mood of different times of the day.
the bon voyage series of work is emphasized on portable porcelain, intended to be taken on travel. i love that concept!
her handmade objects aren’t overly stylized or crafted – they are simple, and photographed in the perfect setting of light and airy atmosphere.
all photos via yumiko iihoshi, discovered via paper & clay
2 cups i really like.
by Tomasz Jaremków images via nice cup bro
i have seen a lot of molly hatch‘s work, and it rarely disappoints. her current works are really making me happy. hand-painted dinner plates make up this large scale wall painting, replicating old pen and ink drawings. my eyes keep going back and forth between whats painted on the plates and the space between them. so very lovely. (click on the images to enlarge!)
sphinx and rigaud versailles via molly hatch
i’ll be honest, i’m not sure that i can say this artist’s name. but her work is absolutely stunning! i’m so glad i fell upon ceramics now magazine. a project created by young artists and students from Cluj-Napoca, Romania highlighting contemporary ceramic art and artists. it is an impressive and well-designed publication, so its no surprise that i fell in love with their showcase of Hafsteinsdóttir’s beautiful work.
images found here.
i get a little bit sad packing up some of my favorite things every, single year. i’ve moved so many times, its definitely close to being that time where i need to stay in a place for a little bit longer than 12 months. even when a move is in the same, small town, its still a move, and those are just exhausting. the last few days of july are going to be rough, i can tell you that!
but here’s an example of a piece that i just don’t want to wrap up and pack away yet. made by my friend and fellow ceramicist, liz james it is one of my favorite ceramic sculptures i own.
a sweet little bud vase i purchased about a year ago. made by danny meisinger, its quickly become one of my favorite vases to use. perfect for picking up a wildflower or a weed on your walk home.
image via instagram
i find so many etsy shops with gorgeous product photography. its one of the things i struggle with in my own shop and am constantly trying to change. margriet kramer’s etsy shop, lukkili has gorgeous shop photos along with gorgeous ceramic pieces, like these vases. i might have to work on mine this week . . .
ok, so i told you all about how i love those colorful faceted bowls from golden ink. now its time to tell you my love for this porcelain jewelry. the collaboration between abby seymour and katherine wheeler is really inspiring. i love hearing about artists collaborating, and i love to do it!
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