Marta Turowska is the artist behind Clay Opera, a shop on Etsy that offers unique ceramic pieces. Marta creates these whimsical blows and plates in the shapes of animals like cats, hedgehogs, frogs, bats and wolves. Her works are all made completely by hand on a potter’s wheel and then the animals’ tiny features are painted on. These bowls are so pretty that I will only treat them like decoration instead of tableware. Of course, they truly deserved to be collected.
Moss People, created by Sculptor Kim Simonsson, is a series of earthy ceramic almost-alien looking sculptures covered by moss-like nylon coating. Simonsson applied this fantastical aesthetic to the intriguing children and forest creatures who served as his muses. No matter it is a two-headed rabbit or a sleeping woman surrounded by ghost children, these childlike innocence is weaved together with a darker theme. Although it is said that the work references imagery from Nordic fairy tales, I can barely feel the fairy tale but the creepiness. What do you think of these works?
Created by Ukrainian artists Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev, below wonderful little porcelain animals figurines are just so cute that seem only a beautiful fantasy world can have them. With a wildly imagination, painstakingly detailed paint and brilliantly colorful designs, the creative duo creates tiny whimsical porcelain creatures (most measure anywhere from 4cm to 40cm). The artists don‘t consider themselves ceramists – one is a graphic artist and the other is a painting teacher. However,
they are downright humble about their work. These probably the cutest porcelain animals I ever seen.
Described as 3 dimensional drawings in the medium of ceramics, Katharine Morling’s work looks like made of paper at the first glance. Instead of simply making the pieces and leaving them in their ceramic form, Morling added some black in certain spots to create an illusive effect. Although she calls herself a ‘3D person’, these black drawing plays an important role in Morling’s sculptures, which tricks the viewer’s preconceptions about material and functionality. A toolbox, a bunch of cameras, a miniature horse, a sewing kit, take a look at what we presented here and find more on her website.