Thursday, January 3, 2019

Pitchers, Creamers and Other Whimsical Objects Sculpted by Linda Hsiao

Baby owl creamer

Baby bird creamer

Baby owl creamer

Flying dodo bird pitcher

Orange toucan speckled pitcher 

Red beaked bird juicer

Starry eyed bird bowls


I am so excited to have stumbled across Linda Hsiao's ceramics. She sculpts a whole range of functional ceramics that are suitable to be used everyday. The owl pitchers, toucan pitchers, bird juicers and bowls, snake tumblers, garlands and figurines will bring whimsy to the any corner of the house. I absolutely love how her pieces are roughly shaped into animals and glazed with earthy tones.

Besides being a ceramist Linda is a freelance industrial designer and loves to do gardening and woodcarving. You can find the ceramics that are available for purchase in her online store - Knotwork LA.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Incredibly Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Esther Van Hulsen


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great break and spent quality time with your family. Let's welcome 2019 with the surreal paintings by Esther van HulsenEsther van Hulsen is an artist presently living in Norway. She graduated in communication design and scientific illustration from Minerva Art Academy Groningen in 2004. Ever since, she has been a full-time artist. Her paintings have animals as a primary subject matter created with watercolor, colored pencils, copic markers and acrylics. She visits zoos and museums to sketch the animal she wants to draw. 

She has illustrated many books that received awards for their illustrations and have been published in countries like Russia, China, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands and France. Also, her work has been published in magazines like National Geographic, Fossil News and Nature Magazine. For update on her new work you can follow her on Facebook.