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Ceramics, Inspirational Instagram

11 Inspiring Ceramic Artists to Follow on Instagram

Best ceramic artists on Instagram

It’s the final stop on my unof­fi­cial “Insta­gram tour” that high­lights some of my favorite feeds worth your fol­low. So far, I’ve high­light­ed paper artistsillus­tra­tors, embroi­dery artists, and sketch­books that are inspire me—and others—with their incred­i­ble artistry. Last but not least, I’m chron­i­cling some of the best ceram­ic artists on Insta­gram.

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Ceramics

Dazzling Animal Planters Add Glittering Gold to Green Blooms

Animal Ceramics by Minty Mountain

My love for planters is well doc­u­ment­ed on Brown Paper Bag. And on Insta­gram, too—one of the hap­pi­est areas of my apart­ment fea­tures a cou­ple of thriv­ing suc­cu­lents in crea­ture-shaped pots. Emma Jo Alford of Minty Moun­tain con­tin­ues this trend with her daz­zling ani­mal ceram­ics. The hand-sculpt­ed hedge­hogs, rab­bits, and bears are adorably sleepy crea­tures that have gold accents and in some instances, fan­cy acces­sories. The polar bear planter, for instance, has an ici­cle head­dress. How regal!

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Dripping” Face Planters and Pots Look Like They’re Melting from Within

Drip planter by Kinska

Drips are in. Sweet, sticky drip cakes are one of Pinterest’s 2017 wed­ding trends, and the same goes for ceram­ics. The lat­est drip pots by the Lon­don-based Kin­s­ka use her sig­na­ture min­i­mal­ist palette and tiny faces that are over­run by drib­bles of black and white glaze. But rather than look­ing messy and hap­haz­ard, it adds visu­al ten­sion to the oth­er­wise sweet, tran­quil faces—like these pot peo­ple are slow­ly melt­ing from with­in.

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Illustrated Ceramics Capture the Beautiful Spontaneity of Sketchbook Pages

tiger painting

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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Adorable Animal Planters Will Be Best Buds with Your Flower Buds

Studio Giverny animal planters

Yoshiko Koza­wa of Stu­dio Giverny cre­ates lov­able ani­mal planters that’ll be your (flower) buds’ best bud. Whales, giraffes, and alpaca all car­ry the weight of these plants on their back. But don’t worry—they’re hap­py to do it—and in turn, bright­en your home.

Yoshiko first crafts her pieces from porce­lain and then coats them in a shi­no glaze com­bi­na­tion. Some, like the alpaca, include a fun pom­pom tail and tas­sel ear­rings. See her entire selec­tion on Etsy. (h/t: So Super Awe­some)

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Intricate Patterned Line Drawings are Actually Gorgeous Ceramic Pottery

Suzanne Sullivan ceramics

Ceram­i­cist Suzanne Sul­li­van pro­duces pot­tery with intri­cate sur­face dec­o­ra­tion that cre­ates an awe­some illu­sion. When viewed from a cer­tain angle, the objects look like 2D ink draw­ings. They’ve got bold, flat­tened designs rem­i­nis­cent of a sketch­book, with a con­sis­ten­cy in line weight that often remains unchanged across the surface—because of this, our eye is fooled.

Suzanne Sullivan ceramics

Suzanne Sullivan ceramics

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Suzanne Sullivan ceramics

Suzanne Sullivan ceramics

Suzanne Sullivan ceramics

Suzanne Sullivan ceramics

Suzanne wrote a quick FAQ on her Instagram, including some shops that sell her work:

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Ceramics

Ceramic Animal Planters are Sweet Companions to Your Favorite Flora

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

I have a well-doc­u­ment­ed love of face planters on Brown Paper Bag. My years-long admi­ra­tion is because of the play­ful nature they inher­ent­ly con­tain. These delight­ful objects dress up your plants while cre­at­ing wild, ever-chang­ing hair­styles for the stoneware char­ac­ters.

Design For­est is inspired by animals—bunnies, cats, ele­phants, and more— and pares them down to essen­tial, sim­ple shapes that are min­i­mal in dec­o­ra­tion yet con­vey sweet per­son­al­i­ties. Just look at their smiles!

Design For­est sells their entire pas­tel-col­ored col­lec­tion through their online shop.

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

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Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

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Ceramics, Illustrated products

Delightful Ceramics to “Keep Company” in Your Home

Keep Company

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!

Keep Company

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Keep Company ceramics

Keep Company ceramics

Keep Company ceramics

http://shaynastevenson.com/

http://shaynastevenson.com/

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Keep Company ceramics
Illustrated products

My Weekly 7 Illustrated Product Obsessions

Illustrated Product Obsessions  August 5

1. Teal Green Plant Print Linen Dress by Ban­quet Ate­lier & Work­shop
2. Rain­bow Alpaca Patch by Crowd­ed Teeth (I own one of these—super cute!)
3. Hand­made Leather Cat Neck­lace by Benu Made
4. Hissss Lapel Pin by Stay Home Club
5. Lit­tle Wood­en Paint Palette Brooch/Necklace by Kate Row­land
6. Swans and Ros­es Vin­tage Illus­trat­ed Teapot by Nina van de Goor
7. Ceram­ic Siamese Cat Planter by Bar­run­tan­do

Hap­py Fri­day! Here’s some donut and Poké­mon GO inspi­ra­tion for this week­end by Vick­ie Liu:

Donuts by Vickie Liu

(She’s a must-fol­low on Insta­gram!)