Teacup & Plate Designs

The Victorian & Albert Museum in London has in its collection a number of teacup and plate designs made as pen, ink and watercolor drawings for English bone china manufacturer H. & R. Daniel in the mid 19th century. These drawings speak to the scope and skill of craftsmanship that spill over the boundaries ofContinue reading “Teacup & Plate Designs”

Better Lovers – Artist Profile

Better Lovers is an artistic partnership between Layla Marcelle and Jacob Raeder, two artists who describe their work as “applying contemporary dance methodologies to object making. Choreographers designing ceramics and ceramists making films, [we] are committed to the entanglement of material processes with things, and assemblages of humans and non-humans in complex topographies of beingContinue reading “Better Lovers – Artist Profile”

Timea Tihanyi – Artist Profile

Timea Tihanyi is an interdisciplinary artist working with ceramics and educator at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was an early adopter of 3D ceramic printing technology, and we discuss how and why she ventured into that area as a sculptor. Once she purchased her first 3D ceramic printer, she converted her personal studioContinue reading “Timea Tihanyi – Artist Profile”

Julie Wiggins – Artist Profile

Julie Wiggins describes herself as a functional potter, a seasonal potter, and a historical potter. She is widely traveled and has a particular interest in how people used wares in their homes in earlier historic periods around the world. Julie incorporates those discoveries into contemporary versions of functional vessels. Her work is considered and yetContinue reading “Julie Wiggins – Artist Profile”

Barnaby Barford’s Tower of Babel

In 2015, Barnaby Barford created a 6 meter (18 feet) high sculpture out of 3,000 individual ceramic pieces for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Each individual bone china unit contains photographs of an existing, particular London retail shop, transferred onto ceramic surface prior to firing. Collectively, the sculpture is a monument to consumerContinue reading “Barnaby Barford’s Tower of Babel”

Alissa Coe – Artist Profile

Alissa Coe is a ceramic artist with a strong design background. After training in industrial design and launching a design studio in Canada, Alissa set out on her own from a new base in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Well, Alissa reports that it is nice – great in fact.Continue reading “Alissa Coe – Artist Profile”

Sunbin Lim – Artist Profile

I recently came across Sunbin Lim’s work online, and reached out to him to learn more about his evolution as an artist. Sunbin is originally from South Korea but now works in Germany. Sunbin has had a number of very interesting experiences around the world, and through those experiences has worked with various media. I’veContinue reading “Sunbin Lim – Artist Profile”

Carol Long – Artist Profile

Carol Long is an extremely talented artist working in St. John, Kansas. Her work is lyrical, playful and stunningly well-executed. Carol’s elaborate forms and surface details reflect her childhood experiences growing up around plants and animals on a family farm. Her technical proficiency reflects years as a working potter as well as countless hours sheContinue reading “Carol Long – Artist Profile”

Samantha Dickie – Artist Profile

Samantha Dickie is a Canadian ceramic artist, based in Victoria, British Columbia. She describes her work as “focused on abstract expressionism and minimalist sculpture within an installation practice.” A defining element of Samantha’s aesthetic is the concept of multiplicity – numerous (sometimes thousands) of individual ceramic elements that she combines into a piece or installationContinue reading “Samantha Dickie – Artist Profile”


FormaFantasma is a design studio of two Italian designers, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. The studio has offices in Milan, Italy and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Their stated aim is “to facilitate a deeper understanding of both natural and built environments” and to apply transformative design principles to product design and spacial design (e.g., designing environments forContinue reading “FormaFantasma”