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Paper Boat Press

PaperBoatPressWouldn’t mind owning a few of these ceramic quote tags created by Brisbane-based ceramist, Kylie Johnson. In 1996 she established her studio, Paper Boat Press, creating items which combined her love of ceramics and words. Her pieces can be purchased in her shop here on Big Cartel.

Images: Courtesy of Kylie Johnson.

 

Maiko Matsue

Matsue-MaikoDiscovered her work at Japanese web shop, Gallery Vie. Wish I could quote the artist, Maiko Matsue, but the typical Japanese profile usually list the schools attended, awards won and exhibitions held. In any case I love the bold coloration and simple folk inspired shapes of her graphic illustrations.

Images: Courtesy of Maiko Matsue.

Keiko Matsui

KeikoMatsuiReally liking these ceramic pieces created by Japanese ceramist Keiko Matsui. Love the stitched and button enhanced bowls and cups. The Sydney-based artist says this of her work:

“Each ceramic object I create is part of me. I am communicating with myself, as I work on the wheel. I take pleasure in the process. Sitting on a wheel in silence is my meditative moment. When the clay actually becomes centered, my mind becomes “mu” – nothingness in Japanese.”

Images: Courtesy of Keiko Matsui.