medium /// ceramic




tammie rubin




Oh. Yes.

The colors! The shapes! The weirdness… I love it all! These stunning sculptures are by American ceramics artist Tammie Rubin. She describes her work as an exploration of “invented narratives utilizing recognizable objects and ideas of the role of ornament and trophy in our daily lives.”  Ok. What do I have to do to win one of these “trophies”… because I will sooooo do it!





michelle quan


Ceramic diamonds… I may have to sit down for a moment. Ok. I’m better… uh-oh, ceramic diamonds in the form of a giant garland. I’ve lost my breath again. This is the work of New York based artist/designer {originally from Vancouver} Michelle Quan.  I came across that amazing garland when I was in TOTOKAELO, an absolutely gorgeous store in Seattle. This was hanging over the inside of their front door, and I loved it immediately. And those diamonds all on their own… so fantastic! I want one for my living room. And maybe a few more for my garden. And one for my bedroom. Oh, ceramic diamonds… love.





daniel ramos obregón



These are so weird, and so beautiful! Daniel Ramos Obregón is a Colombian designer/fashion artist who just recently graduated with an MA Fashion Artefact at London College of Fashion. This body {pun intended} of work is titled Outrospection, The Body and Mind. It is a collection of hand crafted porcelain body casts, gold plated brass metal frames that encompass the body, hand turned Colombian kingwood handles, and vegetable-tanned leather harnesses. Weird. And so beautiful.

{For the slip-casting, he worked side by side with ceramicist Kate Luck. Photographed by Jorge Perez Ortiz}





valeria nascimento




Whoa. I’m honestly not sure what else to say about these striking, organic, delicate, absolutely gorgeous ceramics by Brazilian artist Valeria Nascimento. I mean, that final charcoal black piece? Just, whoa.

ps. Happy weekend! I’m heading to Seattle for a book event at Elliott Bay Book Co. (7~9pm on Saturday) See you there?





jessica harrison




Pretty porcelain ladies with tattoos fit for a sailor… YES! This is the work of Scottish artist Jessica Harrison, and it’s currently showing in Paris at Galerie L.J. The show runs until June 24th, so if you’re lucky enough to be in Paris this Spring you really should pop by… on your way to a Parisian tattoo parlor, perhaps!

{via Colossal}





sophie woodrow



Whoa. I want to read the epic fairytale that should so very clearly go along with this group of beautifully bizarre creatures! This is the magical, ceramic work of British artist Sophie Woodrow. I can’t help but wonder where these crazy characters come from. Oh, here we are:

Her work has been informed by an interest in the Victorians as the first generation who chose to define nature in opposition to what is human. In a spirit of wild curiosity, tinged with fear, the Victorians idolised nature, ‘packaging’ it into highly romanticised, palatable works of art … Pursuing an interest in natural history, Sophie has looked particularly at our continually shifting theories of evolution. Her work has been inspired by the enormous misinterpretations of geological evidence made by the Victorians, often with bluff self-confidence. She regards these misinterpretations as a game of Chinese whispers played over millennia.

“Chinese whispers”. Yep. I think that’s what I’d title the fairytale.

{yet another fabulous ceramic find from art is a way}





katharine morling







Black and white line drawings pulled magically from a sketchbook into the real world through the fantastic ceramic work of UK based artist Katharine Morling. The cameras, the sewing needles, and don’t even get me started on those kitchen utensils!!! L.O.V.E.

{via art is a way}





anna barlow



Now THIS is how every Monday should start! Drippy, sweet, whipped cream covered ice cream with a ceramic cherry on top… ok, it’s not really drippy or sweet because not only are the cherries ceramic, so is everything else! Yep, I am officially obsessed with this work by UK based artist Anna Barlow. Here is her description of this series:

The beauty of food left to melt and ooze holds a fascination for me. It is something that is usually over looked and temporary but this can be captured and frozen in time with clay and glaze. I have focused on ice cream as it is such a momentary and yet memorable treat that most of us have experienced and therefore can evoke memories of sensations and tastes, as well as prompt a fantasy of desired indulgences. I am firstly inspired by the materials I use. I find that clay, porcelain and glaze have so many wonderful possibilities and often translate well to represent food.

Yum. Oh, and good luck not craving ice cream for the rest of the day. You’re welcome!

{via art is a way}





dylan davis, jean lee & nicholas nyland




Ceramics, wood, brass, and bits of stained glass. Ok, that’s it… I am officially in love with these “Aura Chimes“ by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee of Seattle based Ladies and Gentlemen Studio. Here’s a little something from Dylan and Jean about these gorgeous, hanging, tinkling works of art:

The Aura Chimes series is a special edition collaboration exploring sound and kinetics. Metal, wood, and leather components by L&G are combined with handmade ceramic pieces by Seattle artist Nicholas Nyland to create miniature functional sculptures. (Each chime is a unique creation with the ceramic parts varying slightly in size and color.)

I want alllllllll of them! Oh, well, would you look at that… a link to their online shop!

{via Anthology Magazine}





cassie marie edwards

I have literally spent hours obsessing over weird little ceramic animals who’ve been abandoned on the wobbly old shelves of second-hand shops. A pink deer with golden hooves, a slightly terrified looking dog, and a white unicorn that I’m pretty sure I had in my room when I was 9. American artist Cassie Marie Edwards takes these orphans from their dusty shelves, and gives each of them a new home on her lovely canvases. Don’t worry little pink deer, you can come and live with me if you want to!