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Anna Whitehouse

On January 1, 2018 ceramist Anna Whitehouse began project to make one bottle a day for 100 days. The UK-based artist limited herself to a single form but the designs she created on the surface differed each day.  After completing the project she created a “clay calendar” showing each bottle she made along with their titles.  On Craft Centre Leeds she writes this about the project:  

”The aim was to free up my making and explore ideas quickly.  Recording the process on Instagram and naming each after something that I did that day, helped remind me that these were not supposed to be finished pieces.  It allowed me to take risks, because there was always going to be another one tomorrow!”

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Anna Whitehouse.

203gow

Thoroughly impressed with the yarn projects of Japanese knitters and crocheters  known as 203gow. The unnamed primary artist is dedicated to spreading colorful, pop and fun knitting mainly as large space decoration but has also created small items for Japanese web shops.  She says this about her work:  

“It began with casually knitting the yarn that was on the desk that caught my eyes. (Maybe) I’ve loved drawing and making something since I was a kid, so it’s probably that the material that happened to be expressed was yarn.”

You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.

Images:   Courtesy of 203gow.

Josie Portillo

Josie Portillo is a prolific illustrator based in Los Angeles.  She has created illustrations for a variety of clients but today we are focusing on her illustrated alphabets.  The artist is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design receiving a BFA in illustration.  She draws inspiration from mid century design, vintage children’s animation, folk art, nature and traveling.  On an interview with Red Cap Cards she says this about inspiration: 

“Reading is important to me, and is a big source of inspiration. I’m also inspired by some of the travels I’ve done and a lot of what I do is based on memories of experiences I’ve had and places, people, and things I’ve seen. As far as reference goes, I was looking at a lot of 1950’s children’s books when I was in college – I think a lot of the simplistic shapes of that era stuck with me.”


Learn more about the artist on her website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Josie Portillo.