I think there’s something to be said about the vision inside an artist’s mind and how this matches up with the aesthetic that they are hoping to convey in real life. It’s one thing making work that matches your vision, another conveying this to the public to drive interest in your work. That’s why I was inspired by these ceramic objects by California born artist Simone Bodmer-Turner, who builds these sculptural forms by hand from clay at her studio in Brooklyn.
Her collaboration with photographer Yudi El and stylist Leah Pipes Meltzer really showcases her ceramics in the best possible light. Teaming a vintage polaroid camera with floral design highlights the beauty in these sculptural but functional vases. The usage of this specific camera really cuts through and melds together nicely with the architectural forms and white satin glaze that she is using in her work.
I picked out a few of the photos that inspired me the most but more can be found on Simone’s portfolio linked below. She also has a shop where you can purchase these pieces, but you may be waiting a while as they are extremely popular. You should also read through her interview on her blog as the inspiration behind her work becomes quite apparent. Spending time in Japan, probably helping her develop clean, natural looking ceramics, and working under a Mexican potter, which makes sense considering the roughness in the clay and the rustic appearance. Overall, a beautiful selection of work. I can’t wait to see what else she produces in the near future. Enjoy.