medium /// ceramic




beatriz pachón


These fantastical ceramic creatures are from the weird and wonderful world of Spanish artist Beatriz Pachón. Apparently each one has a little story and, according to Beatriz’s dreamy Instagram feed, that spiky Polar Bear is a pretty creative guy:

“Once upon a time a polar bear, who started to feel backache. So he went to the doctor and he told him it could be caused because he was working too hard in his garden and he should take more care of his back. So he decided to grow the garden in his back.”

Obviously.





ahrong kim

I have so, so many questions! This is the wonderfully whimsical work of Philadelphia based, Korean artist Ahrong Kim. All of these pieces are from her 2017 series titled “Internal Voice”, and here is part of her artist statement to shed a little more light on these fantastic piles of porcelain:

“My work is based on psychological observations that are representative of voices we all hear inside. I make ceramic figurative sculptures that describe emotions from my life as a diary. By exploring expressive possibilities of my visual language, the figurative form and its multi-colored surfaces reveal the abstracted version of my interiority … Through my works, I aim to express the topic of emotions outwardly by attempting to describe a various range of psychological states existing in our environment with visual formation of colors and figurative form.”

Beautiful.





fiona roberts

Whoa. These are so beautiful/bizarre I can barely stand it. These ceramic mouths are the work of Australian artist Fiona Roberts. All of her work features various parts of the body – eyes, fingers, hair – but these absolutely gorgeous {while totally unsettling mouths} called out to me. Get it? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. All of these images were found on Fiona’s equally as beautiful/bizarre Instagram feed.





richard holland

Alright, we all know I’m a sucker for portraits … but then add these ornate, ceramic / found object covered frames and I’m all in! This is the work of California based artist Richard Holland, and yes, those frames are just as intentional as the portraits themselves:

“I collect objects of interest and build them myself if I cannot find them. My frames are as important to me as my paintings, they are all one, an equal part of each other. The frame is not random, it represents the character of who I paint or has something special that connects and is representative to that person. The portrait and frame exudes character and story with it’s unique look, feel and attention to dimensional detail.”

Lovely. Oh, and, that happens to be a self-portrait of Richard just above these words.





angel oloshove

Oh. My. Those colors, glazes, shapes … looooooove. This is the work of Texas based artist Angel Oloshove. While she also makes functional pieces, it’s these dreamy pieces – that seem to be lit from within – that are lighting me from within! I found her work on Uprise Art, and this is part of their description: “Angel Oloshove creates work that often experiments with painterly materiality, using atomized glazes to achieve surprising form and color.”  Yep!





sarah rayner

Sarah Rayner is an Australian textile artist … who decided to give hand-carved porcelain a try. What!? Wow. Inspired by the local flora surrounding her in Queensland, Sarah now creates this lovely, delicate, NOT textile work. Gorgeous.





tracey meek

“Positive Role Models” … hahahahaha! Yep, I could get used to those kind of lovely observations when I roll out of bed each morning! This is the quirky {and affordable} work of UK based artist Tracey Meek. She creates everything from paintings to jewelry, but it was these gals and their supportive words that grabbed me by my fabulous hair and huge muscles 





noriko kuresumi

SEA OF MEMORY 054 :

The sea is the origin of life.
All lives are connected and have been supporting each other.
I create my work by imagining the source of harmony and balance of the ocean.

Indeed. These organic, porcelain, odes to the origin of life are the exquisite work of Japanese artist Noriko Kuresumi. Beautiful.
{Photos by Shin Ono}




jen dwyer

Hearts, hands, antlers and balloon-like boobs. This is just one of many fantastic series by American artist Jen Dwyer. All of her work has a beautiful feminine power to it, but there was something about these delicate body parts, piled up with animal bits, that grabbed me instantly. Here are Jen’s words about this work:

“This series of porcelain pieces addresses the ephemeral quality of the human condition and nature – their correlation and disconnection. In the age of the Anthropocene I analyze the amount of agency we, as humans, give ourselves in regards to other species.” 

Love.





katie kimmel

If a bunch of happy bananas and a box of crazy chocolates aren’t able to brighten your Monday, well, you might have to rely on the insane brie. These ceramic sculptures are the work of American artist Katie Kimmel. I’m a huge fan of art / artists with a sense of humor – so these guys obviously had that covered – but then her bio swooped in and sealed the deal:

“Katie Kimmel is an artist working in Hermosa Beach, California. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 where she studied ceramics, video and painting. Katie enjoys writing biographies in the third person.” 

Mic drop.

{Discovered via Hashimoto Contemporary’s Instagram feed}