Jackie Needham


UK- based artist Jackie Needham specializes in ceramics. She enjoys experimenting with a wide range of making and firing techniques to achieve a range of surface colouration and textures.  These unique pieces are hand-built using a mixture of slabbing, pinching and coiling methods.  Her influences are folklore and fairy tales which she mixes with elements of her own childhood memories and dreams.

More of her work can be seen on her website and on Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Jackie Needham.

Murmur’s Shop

We never leave Japan without browsing stationery stores.  Elated that we found these paper cut wreath tags on the online handmade market, Minne.  The unknown artist from Okinawa carefully cut and pasted paper to create these delightful designs. The items are sold on Minne and on Taiwan’s handmade marketplace, Pinkoi.  For now only Pinkoi delivers internationally.

Images:  Courtesy of Murmur’s Shop.

Cristian Marianciuc

We’ve folded paper cranes before but our attempts were never quite as exquisite as these creations from Romanian-based artist Cristian Marianciuc.  He has always had an interest in art but has never had any formal training.  He challenged himself by creating one crane a day for a year and loved the project so much his collection has grown to over 1000. In Arctic Paper he says this about his his passion:

“To me, origami is very therapeutic and a way to find balance in life. It is a way to silence some voices and make others louder. It is about not doing things on autopilot, but to be involved, in the present.”

You can follow the artist and see more of his work on Instagram and Facebook.  Some of his creations can be purchased in his Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Cristian Marianciuc.