Category Archives: Ceramics

Sue Binns

UK-based potter Sue Binns is largely self taught but has spent a few years under the guidance of the Montem School in the 80s. She produces a wide array of functional domestic stoneware with her distinctive stripe patterns. In a statement on Beside the Wave she writes:

“I’m fascinated by the way stripes create different visual impressions, positive or negative, depending on their thickness and density’. She draws inspiration from 1950s Rye Pottery, which she grew up near, as well as Mediterranean pottery and Japanese fabrics and ceramics.”

You can follow the artist on her website and see more of her work on Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Sue Binns.

Suzanne Sullivan

Suzanne Sullivan is an Oregon-born ceramist now living and working in Brooklyn where she creates textile, jewelry, pottery, and ceramics. We love her ceramic pieces with its rough surfaces and contrasting geometric patterns. On The Star Whisperer she relates this about herself:

“I like the idea of the artist as a kind of design factory, prepared to tackle all kinds of issues, whether they be extraordinary or mundane.”

“I like the things in our every day world that are not mass-produced, things that have fingerprints on them. At home, I collect twigs and sticks and nests, special rocks, pieces of small nothings from the natural world, and a lot of times, my ceramics become vessels for these things.”

You can follow the artist on Facebook and view more of her work on Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Suzanne Sullivan.

Erin Paisley

Erin Paisley is a mother of two who is a Milwaukee sculptor, illustrator, designer and crafter. This is how she describes herself in her Etsy shop:

“I have no degrees, I teach myself how to do everything by reading instructions multiple times, very slowly and very carefully…or else by trial and error.
When I sit down to draw, I have a big eraser by my side.
I can’t keep a sketch book, and I’m terrible at planning things out. I pretty much just belly flop into everything I do and hope for the best (I was never very good at diving either..)
I hope you enjoy my pictures, they come from a place I’ve gone since I was a child….where? I’m not sure, but it’s fueled by music and a mood, and comes from my heart. I usually don’t know what my drawings will be until they have already shown themselves on the paper.”

“I’ve recently become most enthralled with Ceramics, taking my paintings to functional level. Everything is handmade in my studio. All ceramics are hand painted in my signature style using layers of underglaze and over glazes, then fired in my home studio kiln to be fully functional and food safe(although the dishes are all original art pieces and will be perfectly at home hanging on a wall).”

You can view more of her work on website, Instagram, Behance and Facebook. Her Etsy shop is located here.

Images: Courtesy of Erin Paisley.