Category Archives: Ceramics

Yukari Kashihara

Admiring the porcelain and wheel-thrown pottery of ceramist Yukari Kashihara.  The artist was born in Osaka, Japan and from a very young age began her art journey by drawing, sketching and crafting.  In 2003 she received a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Yukari’s pottery is made from a high-fired porcelain clay and decorated with hand-painted colors.  Her work is delicate and whimsical, inspired by her love of nature. On Marshall News she says this about her work:  

“I try to focus on positiveness,” she said. “If I want to be happy, I should focus on all things positive. If I’m looking at a pothole, that’s where I’ll end up.”

“You make a beautiful bowl, but if you want to go beyond it, you’ve got to break the bowl. You’ve got to cut into it. Do something about it. Don’t just leave it a perfect bowl.’ That’s where this started,” she said, gesturing to the side of the gallery where her master’s project work was displayed.

The artist can be followed here on her website.

Images:  Courtesy of Yukari Kashihara.

Kamwei Fong

Malaysian artist Kamwei Fong is know for his fluffy cat illustrations and for the goldfish series, Bo & Friends. He is a former art director and design department head with twenty years experience in the creative industry. His work is often described as poetic, humorous, imaginative, playful and dream-like.  We particularly like his vast collection of ceramic menagerie.  On Wonky Peach blog he says this about work challenges:

“There are many challenges along the way, ideas seems to be the biggest one. I love to tell stories through my work, but good ideas are not a common thing, not to mention a really great one. So I read a lot, watch a lot of videos, if possible travel more, learn from others and play with animals, do gardening, work out, cooking and enjoy good food! So much fun and that sparks creativity.”

You can follow the artist on his blog and Instagram.  His portfolio can be viewed on Coroflot.

Images:  Courtesy of Kamwei Fong.

Olivia Weiss

Loving these whimsical creatures created by Vienna-based artist, Olivia Weiss. The freelance artist is a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. Humor and creativity characterizes her work. In addition to these fantastic critters practical utensils such as chopsticks, cutlery and porcelain bowls is also part of her work.

The artist can be followed on her website, Behance and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Olivia Weiss.