I'm a hopeless romantic. Ever since I saw pictures of Diana Fayt's bay area studio, I've been infatuated with the life of ceramicists.
|Diana Fayt's studio. Courtesy of DesignSponge.|
Their work amazes me. Diana's is quite beautiful and ever evolving. Sometimes it's muted, sometimes bold.
|Diana Fayt. Courtesy of www.dianafayt.blogspot.com.|
The materials and tools they have lying around are gorgeous. All those subtly toned tile samples lined up in all of their studios appeal to my sense of order and love of color. And then there are those amazing photos of the artist at work.
|Laura Stasser. Courtesy of www.laurastasser.com.|
They make it look so blissful and easy. Well, I know it's not! Actually, I'm sure it's pretty damn hard to make something turn out how you want it to. And even then you have to be open to surprises. I'm sure, like any artist, it takes years to find your voice in the medium and then years to hone it. Here are some that have certainly honed it.
|Sara Paloma's vessels. Courtesy of www.sarapaloma.com.|
|Erin McGuiness. Courtesy of www.erinmcguiness.com.|
I love that the pieces are functional but also pure art. And often, they're more appreciated than the fine art hanging on the walls in people's homes. Which is fine, I understand that. When I go into someone's house and see they have one of Rae Dunn's pieces, we have an instant connection. A love of fine craft and a wonderful story to tell about how each piece was chosen.
|Rae Dunn salt cellars. Courtesy of www.raedunn.com.|
Check out all of their work. And let me know of any ceramic artists that you admire. I'd love to know more.