I’ve been following the wonderful work of Rachael Dean on Instagram for a while now and I always love seeing her new, colorful illustrations pop up in my feed. With a strong focus on femininity and fashion, many of her ladies are surrounded by botanicals and covered in dazzling outfits that I wish I’d own (and I’m referring to this dress in particular!)
It has been six months since I launched my ceramics shop, The Pottery Parade. I realized this the other day when I was browsing through my previous posts about my clay adventures. It is so much fun to see all the types of ceramics I created over these last few months; the things I have experienced with and how, even though I’ve been making pots with faces from the beginning, they have somehow changed over time as well.
A copper plant pot, llama ring holders, cat ornaments and lots of illustrated plates in this week’s Ceramic Gift Guide (I can’t believe we are on guide nr. 10 already!) All of the items are currently available online and clicking the links will lead you directly to the shopping spots. Hope it brings you inspiration!
Pottery Parade shop update
I’ve also been keeping myself busy with my own ceramics a lot lately. A brand new batch came out out the kiln this week and they will be included in my shop tomorrow night (Friday June 22nd), 7pm Central European Summer time!
My latest crush: illustrations by Beatriz Gutierrez. Rich of deep colors, whimsical characters and with a slightly surreal touch, her beautiful fragments make me daydream about magical lands and far away places..
Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, and currently based in Brooklyn, Beatriz Gutierrez is an illustrator who graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communications Design, with a focus in illustration. She also creates dazzling animations in which you can see some of her wonderfully illustrated shapes and characters come to life.
I lost count of the times I have shared the work of Kristin Vestgård on this blog (she was even one of the first artists I wrote about when I started ArtisticMoods). But every time I visit her website and find new pieces in her portfolio, oh my, I fall in love all over again. So soft, sensitive, delicate, magical.. I’m obsessed! <3
So delicate, so elegant and such a strong personality in these beautiful clay made faces.. Artist Rami Kim creates pots, sculptures, bowls and many more ceramics that all have that same, gorgeous character. Mostly inspired by organic shapes, nature, feelings, and people, her pieces often have both a playful and pure appearance that I love so, so much <3
Using all kinds of playful shapes and soft colors, Illustrator Ilka Mészely creates the most lovely and quirky little personages that are an absolute delight to look at. So fun and inspiring.. they make me want to get out my pencils and draw for the rest of the day! These face illustrations are part of a recent project by Ilka which she has been sharing on Instagram. And if you haven’t seen them yet, have a peek at these folks which she created some time ago. Love!
You can find a selection of Ilka’s work available on print in her Etsy shop.