medium /// ceramic

i’m jealous of amanda smith… again

This is the work of one of my favorite ceramic artists ever… Amanda Smith. If you’re not familiar with her usual work, have a look at this post I wrote about her in my Girl Crush series on sfgirlbybay (go now, and then come right back!)

Great, yes!? Ok, so this is a new body of work by Amanda, that she is selling in her very affordable Etsy shop, called CLAY  MATTER:

Love, love, love! It’s like little characters from her ceramic slab narratives have ventured off on their own… so sweet/very weird! I wrote about her in 2009 , and she is one of the artists featured in my book {are you picking up on how much I love her work?} But wait, there’s more… ceramic rings? Yes. Ceramic rings:

{ps. everything in this post is between $25 – $62… seriously!}

i’m jealous of ann agee

This is the stunning ceramic work of Brooklyn based artist Ann Agee. All of these pieces are from a series titled “Rules of the Pattern”… yep, I would definitely follow these rules, if I wound up doing work like this!

{via Poppytalk on Pinterest}

i’m jealous of nathalie choux

Oh my word… I am totally overwhelmed by the weird cuteness of Nathalie Choux’s ceramics! I love their moody eyes, and greyscale color palette {with the perfect pop of red, of course!} I need all of them. Hm, and while I’m being greedy, I’ll take these strange, rosy little friends as well:

{via the art cake}

i’m jealous of charlotte mei

That’s it… from now on, I’m choosing my breakfast plate based on the mood I wake up in:

I’m hoping that ‘happy toast’ wins out most mornings! London based artist/illustrator Charlotte Mei has a portfolio full of drawings and illustrations, but it was her ceramics that got me. Grumpy, surprised, & sad plates… and of course, my favorite, some happy toast. ♥

{via Booooooom}

i’m jealous of pamela sunday

Atoms, and spikes, and hives, oh my! The ceramic work of Brooklyn based artist Pamela Sunday is killing me. I want to pick them up, touch them, and most importantly… own all of them! She is inspired by nature and science, and I am inspired by her ~ sigh ~ such beautiful work.

i’m jealous of pae white

Gasp! Porcelain popcorn, with gold glaze. Um… YES!!! I absolutely love these sculptures by LA based artist Pae White. Oh, and her installation, titled Ashen Roses, is insanely beautiful too:

Amazing, right?! Ah, but that popcorn… I cannot get over that popcorn!! Here, have one more look:

Love! And on that deliciously golden note, happy weekend!

i’m inspired

Not my usual kind of post {never fear, I’ll be jealous again in a few hours}, but I just wanted to show you what I found today… I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling slightly uninspired, the best medicine is always a bit of a treasure hunt! There are three amazing thrift shops in my neighborhood, that rarely disappoint. I found a little yellow deer, and an aqua swan… yep, it was a ceramic gold mine! Feeling inspired… why, yes I am! And all for under five bucks! What do you do when you need a bit of a creative pick-me-up? Ceramic animals for you too?!

i’m jealous of mel robson

Floral forks, pigeons, and  a bunch of weapons. Yep, I absolutely love the delicate/unconventional work of Australian ceramics artist Mel Robson. I want to use that gorgeous, flowery cutlery to eat my dinner, while I dine with that little army man – but no guns at the table please… or pigeons.

{via Design*Sponge}

bunny love ♥

Happy weekend everyone! I’m going to be spending it with my family, knee-deep in chocolate that was delivered by the Easter Bunny. Keep your eyes open for him though… clearly, he’s a master of disguise:

See you on Monday! xo

{1. Lissy Laricchia 2. Andrea Zuill 3. Ann Marshall 4. Joost Van Brug 5. Langdon Graves 6. Debra Broz 7. Denise Nestor 8. Bayley Collins}

i’m jealous of lauren brevner

Every day I take my laptop to the same lovely coffee shop to write my posts. And everyday a lovely young woman, named Lauren Brevner, makes me a yummy latte. I knew that she was an artist, but she hasn’t wanted to show me her work… but I a few days ago I convinced her, and look what I found!

Yep. Fantastic, right? These are all works in progress, but I love them just the way they are! Lovely paintings on wood, and hand-made ceramic ball-jointed dolls! She is completely self taught, and actually just found out that she was accepted into art school this coming September – of course! How could they not have accepted her with a portfolio like this! I can’t wait to see how her work changes and grows over the next few years ~ good luck Lauren! xo