medium /// ceramic




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!





nina jun

Balloons. CERAMIC BALLOONS … gasp! Korean born, Los Angeles based artist Nina Jun creates these beautifully glazed, bold patterned, light as air balloons… that are far from light as air. “Her work challenges our concepts of comfort, levity, and gravity. Through these pieces, she hopes to expand views about roles that the ceramic material plays in the contemporary art world.” Mission accomplished!

{via designboom}





megan bogonovich





Oh, to be one of those adventurous little girls… I’d love to peek inside these crazy, flowering lumps! Delicate, organic, and totally bizarre. Yep, an excellent combination that happens to be the work of New Hampshire based ceramics artist Megan Bogonovich. Love.

{via Elsa Mora’s fabulous blog, Art is a Way}





lina cofán



It seems lately, that a week would not be complete if I didn’t write about something cactus related… enter the ceramics work of Madrid based artist Lina Cofán. I already loved them, and then I found this photo, from a Spanish shop window, that showed scale:

Super duper love.





i’m jealous of yee sookyung

Shattered ceramics patched back together with gold? Oh yes, please! This series, by Seoul based artist Yee Sookyung, is titled ”Translated Vase”. The final pieces are absolutely stunning {I saw some of them in Vancouver a few years ago}, but her process is just as fascinating:

“I took ceramic trash from a ceramic master who reproduces old Korean ceramics such as Joseon Baekja or Celadon.

After baking in a kiln by using the old method, ceramic masters break almost 70 percent of the porcelains that don’t reach up to their standards of masterpieces.

I put the broken bits and pieces of ceramic trash together one by one as if I’m putting together a jigsaw puzzle. And I cover the seams with 24 karat gold leaf. The result was uncanny and bumpy objects. Each broken piece operates as a self forming into an infinite proliferation toward as unexpected fabrication–fictitious loquacity and stuttering discards from standard conventional masterpieces.”




Amazing.





i’m still jealous of carolina antich





These are the porcelain sculptures of Argentina-born, Venice-based artist Carolina Antich. I wrote about her paintings last year {they are fantastic!}, and just included some of that work in a guest post on SF Girl by Bay that went up today. While I was finding images for that, I stumbled across these lovely, white, kinda bizarre ceramic pieces… and obviously had to write about them too!

{Images of the work are from Carolina’s site, and the studio shots are from a post on SF Girl by Bay, via Llamas Valley.}





i’m jealous of eleonor bostrom



Gah!!!! I love pink flowers, AND coffee… hm, I can’t sew, but I’ll learn! Yep, if I plan it just right I could have these weird little ceramic dogs in every corner of my house! They are the work of Berlin / Stockholm based artist Eleonor Boström. I discovered her through Sara Barnes and the lovely show, titled Lost Dogs, that Sara currently has up in her online gallery, eyra.  Here’s a little taste of what you’ll find:

That shadow!!! LOVE.

{psst… The shadow dogs are $70, and the bowl dogs are $250. For other bits, visit Eleonor’s etsy shop}





i’m jealous of wayne mcara



Oh, Wayne Mcara, you had me at “gold-dipped ice cream cone”! Then of course there’s the porcelain paper dishes, and the perfectly pastel ice cream cones too. Sigh. Gorgeous. Happy weekend, everyone!

{Thanks to photographer Rebecca Kammer for pointing me to Wayne’s work}