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Colorful Illustrated Ceramics That’ll Remind You of Watercolor Paintings

colorful illustrated ceramics by Elise Lefebvre
Like so many peo­ple on the inter­net, I’ve fall­en in love with the work of Elisa Lefeb­vre. The col­or­ful illus­trat­ed ceram­ics fea­ture a water­col­or-esque appli­ca­tion of glaze. So despite their strong, often stout forms, the pieces have a feel­ing of lev­i­ty and airi­ness. It’s this jux­ta­po­si­tion that makes them irre­sistible and draws you towards them—especially the ani­mal pieces. I like the peek­a­boo holes cut in cats and dogs that show­cas­es small cut leaves.

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Wildflower Ceramics That’ll Make You Want to Frolic in a Sunny Field

painted ceramics by roootree

Inspired by wild­flow­ers, roootree (aka Kaori) illus­trates their col­or­ful beau­ty onto porce­lain plates, cups, and saucers. My favorite pattern—a mix­ture of tall grass­es and bright buds—seems undoubt­ed­ly inspired by this mead­ow of wild­flow­ers. Kaori has trans­lat­ed the end­less rows of flow­ers into lay­ers of col­or and tex­ture. Using a com­bi­na­tion of tight draw­ing and dif­fused shapes, she cre­ates the feel­ing of depth. It’s as if her illus­trat­ed ceram­ics are actu­al­ly made of a field of blooms.

Kaori sells her wildflower ceramics on Etsy.

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Illustrated Ceramics Capture the Beautiful Spontaneity of Sketchbook Pages

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Leah Goren is an illus­tra­tor known for her awe-inspir­ing sketch­book. That spon­ta­neous, painter­ly-style works on more than just paper, though. She’s trans­ferred her vis­i­ble, ener­getic brush strokes to hand-built illus­trat­ed ceram­ic plates and ves­sels. They too feel like some­thing out of her 2D illus­tra­tions, but with these, they’ve got an added prac­ti­cal pur­pose of dis­play­ing fresh cut flow­ers or store your favorite rings. Per­son­al­ly, I wish she’d make anoth­er one of the tiger dish­es.

Leah sells her one-of-a-kind ceram­ics in her online shop. But if ceram­ics aren’t your thing, Leah also has a Skill­share class called Illus­tra­tion & Inspi­ra­tion: Keep­ing a Sketch­book.

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Delightful Ceramics to “Keep Company” in Your Home

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If you’ve read this blog for months (or even years), you know how fond I am of Jen Collins and her illus­tra­tions. Since 2013, she’s applied her delight­ful paint­ings onto ceram­ics, and the appli­ca­tion of tigers, swans, and cats lights up any piece of stoneware.

Keep Com­pa­ny is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Jen and ceram­i­cist Shaya Steven­son. Each piece is wheelthrown by Shaya and then glazed by Jen. As a result, the forms of beau­ti­ful­ly craft­ed with sur­face dec­o­ra­tion that has a care­free ges­tur­al qual­i­ty to them.

Keep Com­pa­ny just updat­ed their shop. Many of these pieces are gone, but there are still some up for grabs—check it out now!

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Ceramics, Illustrated products

Illustrative Ceramics Tell the Charming Stories of Everyday People

Ceramics by Polly Fern

Illus­tra­tor, ceram­i­cist, and canary keep­er Pol­ly Fern fol­lows in the long his­tor­i­cal tra­di­tion of adorn­ing clay with pic­tures. Her col­or­ful vas­es, plates and bowls fea­ture every­day scenes: a table set with a long baguette; men and women dig­ging holes among the trees; and peo­ple rid­ing on hors­es. They tell short stories—perhaps of not the most glam­orous lives, but ones that are filled with peo­ple, pets, and good food. It all sounds love­ly to me!

Pol­ly sells her ceram­ics through her online shop.

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Quirky Ceramics by Lucy Kirk are Silent Film Stars in Porcelain

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These ceram­ic fig­ures by Lucy Kirk (pre­vi­ous­ly) remind me of stars in a silent film. Or a freak show, depend­ing on how you want to inter­pret their tat­toos. The strong, mus­cly fig­ures are adorned with traditional(ish) Sailor Jer­ry style of tat­toos, drawn imper­fect­ly to cre­ate a quirky (often wonky) object rem­i­nis­cent of a charm­ing pen sketch.

There’s more of Lucy’ ceram­ics to see below. In addi­tion to mus­ta­chioed men, she’s also craft­ed tiny sculp­tures of flex­i­ble women, lov­ing cou­ples, and fur­ry friends. Some are avail­able in her online shop, just in time for the hol­i­days.

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Kinska’s Ceramics Celebrate the Quirkiness of Face Pots

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I don’t know why, but I’ve always had a thing for head pots. I’m so delight­ed by the thought of flow­ers grow­ing out of the top of someone’s nog­gin, that I’ve start­ed a small col­lec­tion of them in my home. Kin­s­ka is a ceram­ic shop cre­at­ing these very prod­ucts that I cov­et. No mat­ter the vessel—be it mug or vase—it’s styl­is­ti­cal­ly the same per­son or few peo­ple. They have black hair, dark eyes, and bright red lips. I like this, because you can col­lect all and have a lit­tle Kin­s­ka fam­i­ly sit­ting on your win­dow sill.

Fol­low Kinska’s Insta­gram to see fun works in progress!

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Ceramics, Illustrated products

Roootreee Ceramics Capture the Joy a Field of Wild Flowers Bring

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When you check out roootreee’s (AKA Kaori) blog, you’ll see pho­tographs fea­tur­ing col­or­ful fields of flow­ers. This bucol­ic imagery undoubt­ed­ly influ­ences her ceram­ics work, which fea­tures white porce­lain plates, pitch­ers, cups, and saucers that are hand-paint­ed with beau­ti­ful blooms. My favorite pieces are ani­mal sil­hou­ettes made from lus­cious out­lined flow­ers. They’re gor­geous!

If you reg­u­lar­ly read my blog, you’ll know I fea­tured one of her pieces as part of my 7 Week­ly Illus­trat­ed Obses­sions. I enjoyed them so much that I just couldn’t help myself from show­cas­ing them today!

Check out more of roootreee’s designs on Etsy.

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Hang a Whale on Your Wall with Lorien Stern’s Ceramics

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Ever want­ed to own a giant sperm whale? What about a ple­siosaur? Well, thanks to Lorien Stern’s Etsy shop, these are achiev­able goals. The ceram­ic artist crafts large-scale crea­tures to hang on your wall, and they evoke the giant game tro­phies that hunters might dis­play in their den. Unlike those taxi­dermy ani­mals, how­ev­er, Lorien’s works are much more humane and fun.

I wish more of these pho­tos showed off their scale, but check out below just to get an idea. At over 20 inch­es long, these aren’t tiny. They’re a cen­ter­piece of a room!

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