I have a weak spot for Delft blue colored ceramics. Maybe it’s because I’m Dutch. But I am pretty sure that many will agree that the traditional colors on these little porcelain cratures are gorgeous, right? This, and the fact that they are all handmade make Harriet Damave’s porcelain goods delightful pieces of [wearable!] art.
Harriet Damave is an Amsterdam based artist who had been working as an illustrator since she left art school. About eight years ago her creative career changed direction and she now happily devotes her talents to the thing she is most passionate about: ceramics.
My ceramic work was born because I had gotten completely stuck — like I think everybody has at one stage in their creative career. I was illustrating for a living, mostly school books, and living in Spain; at one point I couldn’t seem to draw anymore, and I thought, Maybe with a trick I can get myself painting and drawing again. I decided to try to take away the ambition of making something purely artistic, and instead focus on making something useful, like a cup or a plate. That lowered the pressure for me, and it’s kept me going and painting — and playing, also. Then I found the joy again, the joy of the craft. [via Etsy]
Harriet has a beautiful collection of her items for sale in her Etsy shop.