Admiring the work of Melbourne-based artist Phillipa A. Taylor, who combines her porcelain pieces with detailed weaving. Her unique range of porcelain ware and jewelry are a combination of wheel thrown and hand building techniques. On an interview with We are Scout we learn this about this inspiring artist:
“I’m a Tassel Maker, Macramé Knotter, Potter, Thrifter, Collector, Mother and Cactus Lover!”
“I find inspiration from the making process, one idea always leads to another then another! I’m constantly looking to create a variety of things and I’m not afraid to experiment and try new things. Not everything works but that is part of the fun! I keep motivated by engaging with the most amazing design and maker community on Instagram! I love the blogging community and have made many dear friends too.”
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook, Instagram. and her blog, Ouch Flower. Some of her pieces can be purchase on Big Cartel.
Images: Courtesy of Phillipa A. Taylor.
UK-based potter Sue Binns is largely self taught but has spent a few years under the guidance of the Montem School in the 80s. She produces a wide array of functional domestic stoneware with her distinctive stripe patterns. In a statement on Beside the Wave she writes:
“I’m fascinated by the way stripes create different visual impressions, positive or negative, depending on their thickness and density’. She draws inspiration from 1950s Rye Pottery, which she grew up near, as well as Mediterranean pottery and Japanese fabrics and ceramics.”
You can follow the artist on her website and see more of her work on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Sue Binns.
Suzanne Sullivan is an Oregon-born ceramist now living and working in Brooklyn where she creates textile, jewelry, pottery, and ceramics. We love her ceramic pieces with its rough surfaces and contrasting geometric patterns. On The Star Whisperer she relates this about herself:
“I like the idea of the artist as a kind of design factory, prepared to tackle all kinds of issues, whether they be extraordinary or mundane.”
“I like the things in our every day world that are not mass-produced, things that have fingerprints on them. At home, I collect twigs and sticks and nests, special rocks, pieces of small nothings from the natural world, and a lot of times, my ceramics become vessels for these things.”
You can follow the artist on Facebook and view more of her work on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Suzanne Sullivan.