Would love to try our hands at creating extra large crochets like these handmade rugs created by Cordoba-based artisan, Laura Carmona. This business major has always enjoyed developing her creativity through handicrafts. Influenced by her grandmother’s crochet blankets the artist decided to acquire the skill. It was the discovery and love of cotton fabric yarn that launched her thriving enterprise.
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her items and patterns can be purchased on her Etsy shop, Susi Miu.
Images: Courtesy of Laura Carmona.
Coveting these incredible art brooches created by Japanese artist, Azumi Sakata. She uses the traditional goldwork technique and embellishes her work with pearls, coral, glass beads and leather to produce her awesome unique style. You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. She does have an Etsy shop but currently has no listing posted.
Images: Courtesy of Azumi Sakata.
We’ve featured the work of Harriet Damave on our older blog site but we feel her work is always worth a revisit. The Amsterdam-based artist is actually an illustrator very adept in water coloring. She has integrated that talent painting cobalt oxide on half baked porcelain and producing a line of Delftware jewelry, wall hangings, and ornaments. On the website Demilked.com she says this about her work:
“My ceramic work was born because I had gotten completely stuck — like I think everybody has at one stage in their creative career. I was illustrating for a living, mostly school books, and living in Spain; at one point I couldn’t seem to draw anymore, and I thought, maybe with a trick I can get myself painting and drawing again,” she explains.
“I decided to try to take away the ambition of making something purely artistic and instead focus on making something useful, like a cup or a plate. That lowered the pressure for me, and it’s kept me going and painting — and playing, also. Then I found the joy again, the joy of the craft.”
You can see more of her work on her website and Facebook. Some of her pieces are sold on her Etsy shop, Harriet’s Blue and White.
Images: Courtesy of Harriet Damave.