Friday, April 7, 2017

June Bug Pottery by Nikki Mizak

June Bug Pottery also known as Nikki Mizak is a ceramic artist based in North Carolina who creates quirky yet functional pottery. She gained a BFA degree in Painting and Printmaking with a minor in Art History from Frostburg State University in 2006. Her work is inspired by her surroundings often depicting animals in bold colors, beautiful slip trailed textures and patterns.

She has exhibited in several shows including shows juried by Linda Arbuckle and Sunshine Cobb. In 2016, she won "Best in Show" at the annual Dirty South Cup Show. Her pottery is part of private collections throughout the world. You can view more her work on Instagram where she also shares about her upcoming shows.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Embroidered Jewelry by Katie Tume

Katie Tume of Made by Mother Eagle is an embroidery artist based in Brighton, East Sussex. She was born in 1980 and is a fifth-generation needle-worker who first learned her craft from her mother. She attended the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and completed training in 2015 at The Royal School of Needlework in Colored Metal Threadwork.

Katie’s work is primarily influenced by folklore, mythology, pagan societies and the old Gods. The collection of hand embroidered art jewelry features animals, magical plants and symbols significant in the traditions and folklore of the British Isles. The pendants shown are embroidered on cotton with fine detailed stitches, enclosed in birch wood to be cherished for a lifetime.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Land of Nod and Charley Harper's Limited Collection

The world of birds and wildlife of world-renowned artist Charley Harper comes to life in the limited edition collection at The Land of Nod. The colorful bedding, rugs, pillows, quilts, shower curtain, playhouse, costumes, towels and more adorned with iconic illustrations of Charley Harper will make the nature-loving little ones (and the  parents) fall in love with the collection.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ceramic Storage Containers in Animal Shapes

A while ago, I featured adorable ceramic characters by Camila Prada that looked like owls to me. When I was browsing her website recently, I came across some new fun ceramics including owl storage container. The new collection offers handmade sugar dispenser, mugs and containers, shaped and painted to look like fox, tiger and lion. Her products sell out fast, so if there is anything that you like then grab it now before it's gone. She ships worldwide.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Whispering Wild: Felted Creatures

Lucy Pendrick is a felt artist based in Wellington, England. She has been passionate about art every since she was a little girl. She used to collect crimson leaves and buckets of iridescent shells, and would then spend several hours dreaming of projects she could make with them. She got involved with felt when one day her sister gave her a teddy bear kit and instantly fell in love with the process.

She creates realistic sculptures of wildlife that are one-of-a-kind without any help of patterns. She would start with a wire frame for the animal she has in mind then wrap it in wool, a blend of local corriedale fleece and moth silk which gives the pieces a beautiful shimmer. Besides creating sculptures she makes 3D felted animal portraits onto an embroidery hoop and brooches. Currently, she is preparing for her upcoming exhibitions so she does not have any sculptures in her online store -The Whispering Wild - which will be updated at the end of April. So check back! Meanwhile you can find dates and more information of the exhibitions here.