Material itself is, ironically, often the one thing standing in the way of seeing the physical manifestation of an idea. Only time and dedication, to keep pushing forward even when your vision can not be seen in the finished object, is the way to finally see some promising results. Even then it migh
A table lamp is a useful object that can bring beauty to a room. Both the base and shade can feature unique colour and design elements that add a sense of brightness, even when the lamp in not turned on. But it is definitely an overlooked component of any space. Melbourne based textile designer Sara
Challenging the boundaries of design by finding inspiration from various sectors is what creativity is all about. Through the material that you source and scratch away at you leave small fragments that become ideas, stitching a foundation that will become your own work, thus seeing your vision come
Jonathan Phillips was an artist I spotted on Instagram quite a while back and have been following intently ever since. Currently based on the Welsh borders, Phillips was assistant to Italian potter Pietro Maddalena and later moved back to the UK to pursue ceramics as a career. Although the proportio
Image of Carlos Otero’s work on a wall in a home in Beverly Hills, CA At first glance, Carlos Otero’s primitive murals may look like children’s toys. One can easily see a sculpted wooden train or blocks pieced together somewhat haphazardly. But on closer inspection, we see a closer attenti
Ah, the concept of movement frozen in time. One can equate it to dancers who suddenly freeze when moving or gymnasts flying through the air. This sort of frozen movement is exactly what artist Kassandra Thatcher brings us with her Static Gestures and Figures collection. Thatcher uses clay as her pri
The ultimate mission of art should be to tell a story. And what tells a story better than a face? A face tells us so much. It is an expression of our emotions. It gives us insight to our age, our culture and, of course, the eyes are the window to the soul. We are […]
The experience of travelling is one that seems extremely valuable to most creatives. Specific locations may have a big impact on us and push us to the point of exploration. For London-based Simon Kidd, Northern Ireland in-particular made such an impression on him that he used his experience as the m
While most buildings have visually interesting elements, the history and stories locked away, combined with the patterns, colours, and forms used by the different architects throughout the ages give each each one a certain edge. This is also the case with Irina Razumovskaya’s ceramic collectio
“We don’t make things. We make comfort. We make reasons to go home,” it reads on SIN’s website. Indeed, SIN, a design house founded and owned by Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary designer Virginia Sin, has managed to create a range of ceramic works that feel warm and cosy. These
Danish ceramic artist Heidi Hentze has been experimenting with connecting vessels that play on the translucency of porcelain, using texture and varying heights to create this mysterious ripple effect that Heidi has coined "An ambience of fragile existence".
Looking for texture, shape, and colour combined? Look no further than the work of talented Chinese artist Yewen Dong who expresses herself through a number of different materials.