Cassiopeia Ceramics

We love these handmade ceramic pins created by Kasia under the brand name, Cassiopeia Ceramics.  The artist and ceramist is from Minsk, Belarus.  Wish we can give you more information but very little was available.  

More of her work can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Cassiopeia Ceramics.

Judit Just

Impressed by these brightly colored woven tapestries created by North Carolina-based textile artist Judit Just.  Originally from Barcelona she studied fashion design, sculpture and textile art specializing in weaving and embroidery. She grew up surrounded by textiles and actually learned weaving craftsmanship through her mom when she was little.  On Sarah K. Benning blog she says this about dealing with imitators:

“My best strategy is not be afraid and keep working no matter what. I’ve found that if you really want your business to succeed, it’s really important to be unique. Try to offer a very specific kind of product. Do not copy. Study your competition and do the opposite. Be original and believe in your work, no matter what. And try not to get too inspired on someone else’s work. Ultimately, just keep working and creating. Keeping my hands busy is what helps me the most to keep my mind clear and focused.”

You can see more of her work on Instagram and Tumblr.  Some of her pieces can be purchased in her Etsy shop, Jujujust.

Images:  Courtesy of Judit Just.

Hattie Newman

Hattie Newman is a set designer and paper artist working from her studio in East London. She builds and directs animations and set designs using handmade cut paper elements.  Many of her designs are found in advertisements, magazines, physical spaces and books. In an article on Lavva she says this about the limitations of her art:

“The paper projects don’t keep very well. After a few months the glue unsticks and it will all just unfold; if you have it out in sunlight the color will fade, and it’s hard to clean. I don’t keep very much – I instead keep it alive through the photos. I used to be sad about that because I would get attached and sentimental about everything I made. Now, if I make something really special, I’ll keep it in a bell jar.”

More of her work can be found on her website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Hattie Newman