Author Archives: Ami

Bodil Manz

Danish ceramist Bodil Manz graduated from the School of Arts and Craft in Copenhagen, went on to study at Escuela de Disneno y Artesanias and Berkeley University in California.  She is known predominantly for her ultra-thin, translucent eggshell porcelain in cylindrical forms decorated with bold, geometric abstractions.  Her work is included in many important museum collections and has amply exhibited internationally.  In her own words:

“Focusing and concentrating on a single object such as a sphere, a square, a cylinder, a cup, fundamentally something quite ordinary, the stuff of everyday life, [seems] indeed almost banal. But during the process we discovered fresh aspects, and suddenly ‘the ordinary’ became a new experience.”  

The artist can be followed here on her website.

Images:  Courtesy of Bodil Manz.

String Art


Found this awesome threaded stars hanging decor on the German blog, 180 Grad Salon.  The author gives you tips on hotels, restaurants, shopping, hiking and other experiences on the beautiful island of Mallorca.  Her gorgeous photographs make me want to visit.  She also has a few DIY projects in her blog that includes complete instructions. Thought we would work on this project and perhaps advance to making mandalas and parabolic designs also pictured above.

180 Grad Salon can be found here, Facebook and Instagram. Full instructions for the hanging decor is here.

Images:  Courtesy of 180 Grad Salon and other sources.

Hariko Murata

Dictionary.com defines paper-mache as a substance made of pulped paper or paper pulp mixed with glue and other materials or of layers of paper glued and pressed together, molded when moist to form various articles, and becoming hard and strong when dry.  The pieces shown above was created by Hariko Murata, a Japanese illustrator and paper-mache artist based in Yokohama, Japan. Her designs are ‘kawaii’, the culture of cuteness in Japan.

You can follow the artist on her website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Hariko Murata.

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