Friday, May 10, 2019

Functional Ceramics Ideal for Everyday Use by Gabrielle Schaffner

Gabrielle Schaffner was born and raised in New York, currently living in Boston. She lives in an artists’ cooperative that's a home to 43 other artists and their families. Her whimsical functional pottery is either made on potter's wheel or by hand in her studio. Her work is illustrated with designs that are inspired by nature, archaeology, and art history. 

"My studio work is very much influenced by my love of cooking: I like a plate that looks good with food, a large cup to hold plenty of caffe latte, and a pitcher that doesn't drip. In the kitchen I am always reaching for little dishes, so I make a wide array of them in all shapes and sizes."

If you are in the area and want to see her work in person then visit her at 249 A Street Cooperative this May 11-12, from 12pm to 5pm. To get more details on this event and for upcoming shows visit her website

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Layered Cut Paper Artwork by Eric Pow

Eric Pow is an American born Chinese who started POWpaper in 2012. When he felt his position as a graphic designer at one the renowned corporations in the country too limiting he turned his attention to his long time interest in paper art. He remembered how intrigued he was with the art on one of his trips to China. It was in 2016, he quit he job to dedicate his complete attention to paper cut art and try new techniques. 

He uses his cultural mixture to create art that are three dimensional in nature. Each piece is a composition of layered papers that are glued together and handcut into shapes using a sharp knife. 

Eric recently exhibited his art in a street festival Sakura Matsuri, Washignton, DC. You can find details about his future shows on his website here. You can find his original artwork in his online store.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Cubic Animals by Aditya Aryanto

Aditya Aryanto is an artist from Indonesia. He is working on a series called Minecraft that's a collection of animals transformed into bizzare cubic form. He digitally reconstructs the animal shapes from actual wildlife photos. Using Photoshop's Liquify function the artist gives sharp edges to the naturally curved forms of these creatures.

"I am interested in the cubical shape and trying to change some animal form into cubes,’ Aryanto shared here. ‘I was really curious about the results, so I tried to find some funny animal pictures to be changed into ‘ani-cube." His peculiar artwork was appreciated by his friends, and he decided to share his creations on Instagram where he now has over 80K followers from all over the world.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Boho and Nature Inspired Embroidered Wall Art by Thready Pulse

Brenna Allsuch is an embroidery artist born in Texas now living in York, UK. She started her business out of desire to share her passion for stitching beautiful illustrations onto fabric. She loves to work with bright, colorful threads to make elaborate artwork one stitch a time that makes her work delicate in nature. Her style includes lot of floral patterns, natural elements, and is inspired by boho and tribal vibe.

You can watch her in action on Instagram and find embroidered jewelry and wall art in her online store - Thready Pulse.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Realistic Needle Felted Sculptures by Harthicune

Twenty six years old felt artist Guillermo Molina hand makes these surreal creatures using wire and wool. His pieces are rich in textures, colors and have incredible detail. The artist begins with forming a rough skeleton out of wire and then goes on adding other details that bring the owls, hares, birds, cats and squirrels to life. These unique creatures are made using wool that he collected from different countries over the years. You can see more of his amazing felt sculptures on Instagram and find what's available to purchase on his online store Harthicune.