Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pretty Pottery

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my family comes from a long line of potters. My parents are potters, my grandfather was a potter, my great grandfather was a potter and so on...
So even though I don't "pot", I still have an appreciation for this fine art. When browsing galleries, online or real world, I gravitate towards those breakable beauties. And I'm constantly amazed by the ingenuity of modern day pottery. Form and function are evolving within traditional methods and new methods are being explored. I bought some pieces recently and took them home to show my dad. He was amazed with their simplicity but I think sometimes that's the best part of the idea.
Anywho, here's a few of my favorites.
I'll start with something on my wishlist...Catherine Reece of Village Clayworks combines two of my favourite things in her design - birds and whimsy. I love her colourful drawings. So charming!

This urchin bowl from Element Clay Studio was one of my first Etsy purchases. It currently lives on my nightstand and I love it.

Kim Westad's pottery is elegant and beautifully detailed. A perfect wedding gift - which is how I came to be in possession of this lovely vase.

Diana Fayt of One Blackbird's work is some of the best I've seen. I reluctantly gave these beautiful glowbowls to my sister for Christmas. I'm saving both space and money for a set of my own. Besides her romantic glowbowls, I love the design esthetic for her more detailed, hand etched work.


lesley said...

nice pieces, they're great. i love kim westad's work, and thanks for introducing me to the glowbowls. another thing to add to my growing list :)

Anonymous said...

That urchin bowl is fab! Lovely blog too