Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ceramics With Cut Edges to Match the Wings of the Raised Birds

Utuwaya Mitasu is a ceramic artist from Japan. She creates functional ceramics including cups, plates, bowls, vases and much, much more. Her pieces are like poetry featuring flora and fauna in pastel hues that bring the delicate feel to her work. She shaves of the edges of her pottery to match the shape of the subject she picked for the piece. For example: the sides of a plate cut into the shape of the wings of a humming bird, or into the shape of floral vines surrounding the owl. Her cups usually have a three dimensional butterfly perched on the edge.

These ceramics featuring raised hopping bunnies, deer in midst of woodland, humming bird drinking nectar, owls flying in an open sky will instantly bring whimsy to any dining table. You can go to her blog to learn more about her work and to get updates on her upcoming show.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Artist Turns Birds in Flight Into Bright and Bold Mosaic Sculptures

Kate Rattray is a mosaic artist originally from Devon presently living and working in rural Somerset, UK. She specializes in making bold glass and mosaic art work inspired by nature and mythology. Over the years, the artist has experimented with several kinds of technique to make her art. She now makes mosaic sculptures using sculptural technique with copper wire, cement board, plaster, polystyrene and mosaic skin. She hand gilds glass and acrylic, and uses metal leaf, and silver and gold as well as imitation gold. She makes her own metal leaf glass tiles that she incorporates into her work. Her work often features owls, birds and moths in flight.

She has been awarded professional membership of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and the Craft and Design Selected Maker Silver Award, Specialist Media. Her work has made to private and public collections all over the world. 

You can find her originals in her online store Odd Little Flock.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Artist Paints Animals as an Inseparable Part of Women

Polina Bright is a watercolor artist based in Sydney, Australia. She has always been interested in art and one day decided to share her creations with the world. Her paintings are inspired by the natural world often featuring animals and women figures surrounded by flowers. The artist "is a strong believer that there's an unconditional bond between a Woman and Nature. Love, Beauty, Strength, Power and many others traits are shared between a Woman's inner world and wildlife."

You can find her work limited edition prints, art prints and temporary tattoos in her online store.