I’ve a soft spot for ceramics, so when I know of a show that’s opening online where I get to gawk at limited edition pieces, you can bet your Wacom tablet that I’ll be there.
Right now there’s a new show up at eyra, and it’s an exclusive ceramics-only show by Eleonor Boström that features, boats and dogs inspired by her old canine. She’s a ceramic artist from Stockholm, Sweden who currently lives and works in Berlin. According to Eleonor, her inspiration for the show ‘Lost Dogs’ “comes from childhood cartoons (many of them made by Per Åhlin or Don Bluth), the sea and my old dog Tess.”
There’s more over at eyra’s website, and these collectibles are up for sale starting today!
I’ve been a long time fan of Re Jin Lee of Bailey Doesn’t Bark, who creates these amazing ceramic pieces – some of which have illustrations on them. I saw her story on Erin’s blog about hitting a wall after the birth of her son and how she was afraid to get into the studio. But bit by bit she dipped her toes back into creating, and as a result, her first miniseries collection was born.
I think what she did was really inspiring – instead of looking at the process as a huge insurmountable barrier that prevented her creativity to shine through, she took baby steps and created a series of mini items – which altogether really creates a unified collection.
Definitely something to think about when you’ve hit a stumbling block!
See here to purchase the collection (there’s only a few pieces left!) and here to read a great article up at Erin’s blog.
Have a good weekend folks!
This year, one of my goals is to be more fluid and to embrace outcomes – whatever it may be.
While I am getting there, there’s still a part of me (the subconscious bit) that inevitably wants order amongst the chaos. Sometimes it feels like I’m at the edge of a cliff and my back is pressed up against hard rocks, and I can feel my hair blowing in the wind. Every inch of my body wants to yell “HURL YOURSELF OVER THE EDGE!” and yet my fingers – my fingers are my undoing: they still claw and cling to the safety of familiarity.
So understandably, I was drawn to these illustrations on ceramic by Charlotte Mei, a freelance illustrator, potter and editor based in London, UK; whose lines and unbridled, uncomplicated brush strokes are pure genius in my eyes.
Here’s to a year of learning!