Andrew Ludick has worked in many graphic arts fields from editorial illustrator, to mural painting as well as fine arts painting. He graduated with a major in illustration from the Columbus College of Art before focusing on ceramics. After moving to Ireland he slowly made a change from painting and drawing to working with clay. We’re very glad he did as we love the organic forms and the decorated patterns which compliment each pieces. His artwork has also been superbly adapted to area rugs as shown above.
You can follow the artist on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Andrew Ludick.
We are big fans of Japanese ceramic artist Makoto Kagoshima. We love his whimsical motifs of animals and plant life on clay. Born in Fukuoka, Kagoshima studied pottery at an art college under the influence of his grandfather who used to be an artist. Now he is involved not just in pottery, but also in a wide range of activities such as textile and product design as well as print art.
More of his work can be viewed on his website, Instagram and Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Makoto Kagoshima.
Erin Lightfoot is the daughter of an architect and sculptor. She trained formally in both graphic and fashion design before selecting ceramics as the medium to launch her label in 2011. The Australian-based artist creates porcelain jewelry and vases. She creates simple forms in porcelain decorated with subtle color schemes and geometric patterns.Her brand can be found in many galleries and gift boutiques around Australia.
In and article on the Museum of Contemporary Art she gives this advice in particular to women artists:
“Well, the advice I would give to anyone wanting to explore (or work with) their creativity is to start working on a project right away. It takes time for things to build and you can’t really predict how things will work out, but I think it’s really important to create work consistently. Consistent output helps build momentum.”
The artist can be followed on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her items can be purchased on her website shop.
Images: Courtesy of Erin Lightfoot.