Admiring the intricate work of ceramist Zemer Peled. The Israeli artist examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world and uses slivers of porcelain to mirror their shapes and forms. On an interview with Cfile.org. she gives us an insight into her work:
“The sculptures I make are formed of ceramic shards, constructing them into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations. I am producing the shards myself using the slab roller; I make sheets of clay, fire them, and smash them into pieces with a hammer. I love playing with the idea of the texture and the form can look airy, delicate, light and fluffy and to give a sense of flutter, as if my breath would break it. Yet, the hard and sharp shards can be seen as round and moving, and give a sense of softness.”
“Process is crucial to my sculptural ideas. They are consistent with the Kabbalah concepts of Shevirah (breaking) and Tikkun (mending) that can also be considered as renewal. I make, then break, then make again. Chaos, destruction, and decay are intense and necessary creative process for me to create each of my sculptures.”
You can purchase a few of her work on her website and you can follow her also on Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Zemer Peled.
Loving the work of Dublin-based illustrator Tara O’Brien. Her illustrations often focuses on the diverse representation of people, body politics and mental health. We love the muted palette and her delicate line work. Her whimsical style is simple, intricate and thoroughly appealing. On and interview with The Tiny Hobo she reveals this about herself:
“I would describe my art as being a continuous exploration of body image and an attempt to smash stigma. I don’t know if I have achieved that yet but that is the direction it is going.”
“Inspiration usually comes from however I am feeling that day, if I am feeling very good about myself or positive I will usually draw something empowering and happy! If I am having an off day then I will usually turn to art as a form of therapy. I’ll try to draw something positive, whether that is successful or not I don’t know!”
You can follow the artist and purchase a few prints on her website. She is also on Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Tara O’Brien.
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.