My online shopping has not been very successful of late as I am finding more things for myself than for others, typical of the holidays I suppose. Eyeing these wonderful ceramic tile coasters created by Athens-based artisan, Maya Gencic. The 4 x 4 ceramic tiles are sealed with layers of varnish giving the tiles a painted or inlay look. You can follow her work here on Facebook and purchase her products
here on Etsy under the brand, Tilissimo.
Images: Courtesy of Tilissimo.
Thinking about making ceramic tags for my gift packages this year. The ceramic tags and ornaments shown above are the creation of Australia-based artist, Kim Wallace. Coveting those Australian wildlife designs. Not unlike myself many graphic designers often miss “creating something by hand”. She says this regarding her transition from graphic designer to full time ceramist:
“My professional background is in graphic design (which I love) however after nearly ten years in the industry, working almost exclusively via computer, I found myself missing the process of creating something by hand. As a result I made the decision in 2008 to leave my job as senior designer at a boutique design studio and before long found myself elbow-deep in mud and happier than ever. I haven’t looked back since!”
Images: Courtesy of Kim Wallace Ceramics.
My bumper sticker, if I had one, would probably read, “I stop for flowers”. That’s what I did when I saw these beauties on the Colossal website. The porcelain florals were created by Israeli ceramist, Zemer Peled. The pieces are constructed from ceramic shards of blue cobalt traditionally used in Japanese pottery. You can view more of these amazing sculptures here in her portfolio.
Images: Courtesy of Zemer Peled.