Yasuko Aoyama

Yasuko Aoyama is a printmaker based in Sendai City, Japan She is the creator of these large format eraser stamp prints. The artist has been drawing since she was a child but realized she could express her favorite colors, textures, lines and shapes by carving on an eraser.  On an interview in Global Fashion Street she say this about her source of inspiration:

“I often draw things that I think are beautiful in what I see every day. Sometimes I draw it as it is and sometimes I replace certain things that I feel can emphasize the beauty of the concept. Recently, I drew an octopus that appeared in my dream.  I also try to make pictures that I can imagine from literary works and music that I come across.”

You can follow the artist on her Tumblr website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Yasuko Aoyama.

Anna Whitehouse

On January 1, 2018 ceramist Anna Whitehouse began project to make one bottle a day for 100 days. The UK-based artist limited herself to a single form but the designs she created on the surface differed each day.  After completing the project she created a “clay calendar” showing each bottle she made along with their titles.  On Craft Centre Leeds she writes this about the project:  

”The aim was to free up my making and explore ideas quickly.  Recording the process on Instagram and naming each after something that I did that day, helped remind me that these were not supposed to be finished pieces.  It allowed me to take risks, because there was always going to be another one tomorrow!”

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Anna Whitehouse.

203gow

Thoroughly impressed with the yarn projects of Japanese knitters and crocheters  known as 203gow. The unnamed primary artist is dedicated to spreading colorful, pop and fun knitting mainly as large space decoration but has also created small items for Japanese web shops.  She says this about her work:  

“It began with casually knitting the yarn that was on the desk that caught my eyes. (Maybe) I’ve loved drawing and making something since I was a kid, so it’s probably that the material that happened to be expressed was yarn.”

You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.

Images:   Courtesy of 203gow.