Category Archives: Ceramics

Irma Gruenholz

Irma Gruenholz is a three dimensional illustrator based in Madrid, Spain. She creates portraits and still lifes using a variety of materials including modeling clay and plasticine to achieve different effects. Her clay illustrations come in a variety of sizes but we are focusing today on these tiny clay accessories of a whole kitchen, fruits and vegetables.  On Create Zine she says this about her work:

“I find it quite hard to define my style. I suppose that working in three dimensions defines my work somehow. I do not like limitations in a particular style, so I love to explore the possibilities of each project and experiment with new solutions. Regardless of the technique I use, I like the simplicity, both in composition, forms and colour.”

More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Irma Gruenholz.

Ms. Birdie

We love these miniature pieces but don’t know very much about the maker, Anastasia, other than she is from Russia.  She writes that she is an artist, dreamer and jewelry maker.  She works in many forms of media from illustration and photography to making ceramics . Her jewelry’s made from a variety of materials, flume, porcelain, epoxy resin, clay to name a few.  Travel, nature, color, birds, simplicity, love, kindness, sky and earth are her inspirations.

You can follow the artist on Facebook and on Instagram.  Some of her pieces can be purchased in Etsy, Ms. Birdie Shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Ms. Birdie.

Elizabeth Price

British ceramic sculptor Elizabeth Price was trained as an art teacher but it wasn’t until her forties that she finally took formal artistic training.  She attended art school and eventually set up a home studio.  She has exhibited solo and in group shows, undertaken installations and many individual commissions.  In her bio she describes her work as follows: 

“I mainly create figures. I love the shapes that human bodies make and the stories they tell. Using a visual language of gesture and stance – for example, the tilt of a neck or the set of the shoulders – I try to express a state of mind or a moment in a narrative. The results can be serious, light-hearted, ambiguous, enigmatic. Ideas either come in a flash or develop over time, prompted by people-watching, conversations, perhaps a mere phrase.”

The artist can be followed here on her website.

Images:  Courtesy of Elizabeth Price.