Hope you don’t mind this Monday morning endorsement but our friend just opened up her Etsy shop, Marti Mugs. She creates these custom made captioned mugs that are dishwasher and microwave safe. They are hand-scripted ceramic mugs so no two will ever be alike and you can contact her if you want a personalized message inscribed. We love them a lot and they’re great for gifting.
Images: Courtesy of Marti Mugs.
Love these tattooed ladies of refinement created by Edinburgh-based sculptor, Jessica Harrison. The artist uses found ceramics and paints traditional tattoo images of skulls, hearts and daggers on these demure, feminine figures. She explains the juxtaposing as follows:
“Moving beyond a bi-directional model, Harrison proposes a multi-directional and pervasive model of skin as a space in which body and world mingle. Working with this moving space between artist/maker and viewer, she draws on the active body in both making and interpreting sculpture to unravel imaginative touch and proprioceptive sensation in sculptural practice. In this way, Harrison re-describes the body in sculpture through the skin, offering an alternative way of thinking about the body beyond a binary tradition of inside and outside.”
Images: Courtesy of Jessica Harrison
Admiring the diverse work of British designer, Alison Milner. She originally trained in furniture design but has since broadened her skills to include illustration, exhibitions and product design. She also has a thorough knowledge of a variety of materials and production processes. On an interview with the blog, Pattern Booth, she gives this advice to creators wanting to follow her footsteps:
“Give yourself enough time to research widely. Keep interests away from your specialisation. Keep sketchbooks of ideas. Read and write. If you don’t do all these things your work will just look like other peoples work.
I think a good computer and Adobe Creative suite are a must… when you start you can generate all your own marketing material, website, etc.
Be patient and true to yourself.”
Images: Courtesy of Alison Milner.