Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Small Animal Figurines Nestled In Everyday Ceramic Pieces

Brooke Hoerner Knippa is a ceramic artist born on the Front Range of Colorado, presently living and working from Maine. When Brooke began to work at her dad’s restaurant, on her way back home from work she would fill her pockets with found objects which would eventually be incorporated into her art.

It was in 2013 when Brooke started her business named AP Curiosities that gave her an outlet to share her creations. From the mountains of Colorado to the coast of Maine, this artist finds inspiration in the world she is surrounded with. “I get really excited about trying to mimic and take some of that beauty from Mother Nature, but take it in a much more whimsical form into my pottery".

She creates whimsical and functional pieces including vases, planters, cups, bowls and containers with a small animal figurines that are either perched or nestled in an hollow of ceramic pieces. Each piece is unique - hand-thrown, hand-sculpted, pinched, and coiled before they are fired in a kiln.

You can follow her on Instagram to learn about her latest work. To purchase her available pieces, you can visit her online store -  AP Curiosities.