Friday, June 8, 2018

Figurative Ceramics by Amanda Popham


Happy Friday, everyone! I shall wrap up for the weekend with the exquisite work of Amanda Popham. East Devon based ceramic artist makes vessels and bottles in earthen ware clay that are hand-decorated to look like human portraits, animal figures and imaginative creatures.

Her figurative ceramics have be exhibited across the UK, including at Liberty of London. She has won the INAX prize, a pan European design award and is currently a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. You can view more of her work at Steam Gallery and on Pinterest.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Amazing Sculptures Made From Recycled Materials by Nick Warfield

Nick Warfield is a sculptor and recycler based out of Bellingen a small town on the Mid North coast of New South Wales, Australia. He turns trash and discarded materials that he comes across at backyards, flea markets, salvage yard sale, or even kitchen cupboards into amazing sculptures. For example: the owl was made with salvaged car bumper bars and aluminium.

He earned Bachelor degree in Fine Arts at the University of Newcastle, and later on discovered that his true calling was in sculpture making. The recurring theme in his work are feathered creatures. "Birds are the main theme in my work and I consider them my muses in a lot of ways, as I feel a strong affinity and connection to them" - via.

He has showcased his work in number of group exhibitions and has worked on wide range of commissions. You can join him on Facebook to get updates on his new work and Instagram.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Nature Inspired Stunning Paintings on Wood Slices

Alexandra of Magic Wood Creations hand-paints stunning illustrations on recycled wood slices. Her work is inspired by nature and animals often featuring woodland creatures surrounded by trees, skies, stars and floral vines. She makes these paintings available as wall decor and pendants that'll be make a great heirloom piece. You can view more of her work on Instagram and her online store.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Birds Made With Tiny Hand-Cut Glass Pieces and Mosaic Tiles

Sarah Pryke is a self-taught mosaic artist who grew up in South Africa surrounded by beautiful wildlife and nature. It was her immense love for the animals that led her to study biological sciences at university where she gained BSc. Hons majoring in Zoology and Entomology. Afterwards she did PhD in evolutionary ecology on bird coloration in Sweden. But fate had something else in store for her, she had to quit her academic career when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. To take her mind off the medical treatments she started to make mosaic tiles from her home studio.

Variety of birds and wildlife that visit her garden is a main inspiration for her work. The shapes, patterns and lines of the subject are precise that come to life when placed into their natural setting that gives her work a realistic feel. To assure the exact color and shape she cuts and re-cuts each tiny glass. Her work are completely handmade from the wrought iron frame to the mosaic tile to the fused glass. To see more of her birds, visit her website Fragments of Africa.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Joyful Artwork by Richard Faust

Look what I found. Ohio artist Richard Faust's colorful work is perfect to start our new week. He gained degree in BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design, and later on started to work as an illustrator in American Greetings Design Studio where he has been creating fun designs for over thirteen years.

It's hard to believe that his work mostly starts off as doodles in his journal. He uses unique patterns in his work that he hand-draws and prints after finishing them digitally. His work is influenced by mid-century oddities that he comes across on his trips to vintage stores and local flea markets. His illustrations are filled with floral designs, retro style and bold colors that bring joy to the viewer. His clients include Target, Wall Street Journal, Papyrus, American Greetings, Family Circle Magazine and more.