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Artist, Ceramics

Rebekah Miles Paints One-Of-A Kind Book Covers and Country Music Stars

Fun fact: I found Rebekah Miles’ work totally by chance. I was Googling some­one of the same name, and her Insta­gram popped up as one of the top results. Think­ing she was that some­one else, I was pleas­antly sur­prised when I saw a por­trait of Reba McEn­tire and June Carter.

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Rebekah cre­ates faux book cov­ers in the same ges­tural style as her por­traits. Describ­ing this on-going project, she writes:

I paint one-of-a-kind book jack­ets on spe­cific artists, pho­tog­ra­phers, and some lit­er­a­ture. The selected books are a ref­er­ence to art his­tory and the art of libraries. I choose an image to paint for a cover illus­tra­tion based on qual­i­ties such as poignancy and visual graph­ics. If the book is not illus­trated, I find an image that is com­ple­men­tary to its contents.

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Rebekah also makes ceram­ics. They are, as she describes, “inter­pre­ta­tions of images that appeal to a sense of place and beauty, such as an antique lote­ria set (Mex­i­can bingo) from the 1800’s, a seed savers exchange cat­a­logue, and a Cal­i­for­nia native plant iden­ti­fi­ca­tion book.”

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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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Ceramics, Illustrator

Illustrated Bowls That Talk Back to You While You Eat

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How would you like it if your plates and bowls talked back to you? In this col­lab­o­ra­tion between illus­tra­tor San­ti­ago Uceda and artist Nancy Froehlich, you don’t have much of a choice! They occupy the bot­toms of dishes, direct­ing you, cheer­ing you on, and telling you what you already know — that the meal you just ate was so good. The amus­ing char­ac­ters were cre­ated by San­ti­ago and then placed onto forms cre­ated by Nancy.

I would love to own one of these delight­ful pieces. Alas, I can’t find any­where to buy them! It looks like, accord­ing to Santiago’s Insta­gram, that they were for sale a while ago… and have prob­a­bly sold out since!

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Ceramics

Two Cat Heads are Better Than One!

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A double-headed cat is apt con­sid­er­ing that these ceram­ics are the hand­i­work of not one, but two peo­ple! The Brighton-based Etsy shop called I like CATS col­lab­o­rated with the Bristol-based sculp­tor Lit­tle Birdy to pro­duce these adorable crea­tures. Lit­tle Birdy first crafted the cat, and then the feline-loving store hand-painted the details.

Many of these whim­si­cal cre­ations are sold out, but there are still a cou­ple avail­able! (Here and here.) Make sure you snatch one for yourself.

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Miscellany

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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Ceramics

Sweet Ceramics Inspired by Romanian Folklore, Awesome!

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The Awe­some Project is “an exper­i­men­tal jour­ney of the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary” by illus­tra­tor Madalina Andronic. Her porce­lain cre­ations are inspired by Roman­ian folk­lore, and this influ­ence seeps into sweet fairies, col­lars, and much more. Seri­ously. I’ve fea­tured many of her pieces, but Madalina has a lot more to see on the Awe­some Project Tum­blr.

The wish,” she writes, “is to cre­ate heart-to-heart, beau­ti­fully adorned dec­o­ra­tive objects for indi­vid­u­als and homes. All the pieces are designed and hand-decorated indi­vid­u­ally, using porce­lain, under­glaze col­ors, stoneware glazes and love.”

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Ceramics

Vintage Ceramics Reinvigorated with Colorful, Abstract Designs

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Nina van de Goor, known as Ninain­vorm on her Etsy shop, uses vin­tage ceram­ics and rein­vig­o­rates them with her col­or­ful designs. Funny faces and sim­ple, bold shapes are the focus of her work. They’re play­ful and are the per­fect con­trast to the flow­ery, pre-existing imagery. I could see these as the per­fect accent to an equally-as-fun-feeling kitchen!

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Ceramics

Ceramic Vessels Want You to Remember Nice Things

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Sachie Kaneko, aka Kusafane, is the woman behind these sweet-looking ceram­ics. They’re meant as small sculp­tures as well as prac­ti­cal objects like vases and can­dle hold­ers. In addi­tion, Kaneko wants her hand­i­work to be some­thing that has a pos­i­tive asso­ci­a­tion attached to it — like, if you received it as a gift from a spe­cial some­one in your life. These pieces will hope­fully con­jure a won­der­ful mem­ory when you see them!

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Ceramics

Ceramic Greyhounds’ “Tattooed” Coats Read Like Dreams

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Brazil­ian artist Eve­lyn Tan­nus paints beau­ti­ful sur­face designs on ele­gant ceramic stat­ues of Grey­hound dogs. She turns their normally-neutral-colored coats to hues like mint green, sky blue, and lilac. In addi­tion, Eve­lyn draws flow­ers, geo­met­ric pat­terns, human fig­ures, and much, much more on the dogs’ bod­ies and heads. I love see­ing how the seem­ingly dis­parate imagery flows together, as if we’re wit­ness­ing her stream of con­scious­ness or dreams.

You can find many more of these cre­ations on her web­site.

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Eve­lyn also cre­ates dec­o­rated fists. This is my way of say­ing “rock on” and happy weekend!

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