Friday, June 12, 2020

Ceramic Sugar Bowls, Cups, And Planters Inspired By Forest Creatures

Maryna Chopiak is an illustrator and a ceramic artist. She and her three daughters live near a forest and often go for walks together. Her love for outdoors, the nature and the forest creatures all inspire her ceramic pieces. 

She makes cups, mugs, soap dishes, planters, pots, sugar bowls with lids, and bowls in the color palette that is perfect for the woodland theme inspired ceramics. Brown, turquoise, orange, green, yellow, and deep blue are the primary colors in her work. I love the warm texture that resembles the tree bark.

"I like to create soulful things, that will bring you joy or can cause pleasant memories of childhood, remind you of something important."


Each ceramic is hand sculpted without the potter's wheel which makes every piece unique. To decorate the exterior the artist hand-paints owls, foxes, berries, and floral designs with food safe glazes.

You can find her creations in her online store - Gnome Home Ceramics.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hand Woven Creations by Agnès Pironon of Chaumiere Oiseau

Agnès Pironon is a textile artist who lives and works from Paris. She is a textile designer who specializes in punch needle, tufting, tapestry and weaving. After graduating from the National School of Applied Arts, Agnès worked as a stylist for 8 years creating clothing and accessories.

Her woven creations are one-of-a-kind pieces made using weaving and tapestry techniques. Her tufted wall art pieces, punch needle toys and cushions are born from a spontaneous fusion of colors and shapes. The inspiration comes from diverse sources including paintings, handwoven artistry and folk art.

You can find pouches, accessories for kids room, wall art in hoop and frame, as well as diy kits in her online store - Chaumiere Oiseau.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Amazing Wildlife Sculptures Entirely Handmade Using Mesh Wire

British artist Kendra Haste creates amazing life-size animal sculptures out of galvanized wire. In 1998, she graduated from the Royal College of Art and earned degree in BA (Hons) Illustration from Camberwell College of Art.

She has always been passionate about animals which provides her with rich and diverse material for her subject. Her sculptures are mainly of animals that are hand sculpted with the use of mesh wire. She likes to observe and study her subjects in the wild before drawing them on paper and brings them to life by giving them form using mesh. Every sculpture is entirely made by hand without any molds or mechanical processes which is very time consuming and needs immense patience.

"No other material I have ever used has been able to suggest the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume, the contrasts of weight and lightness, of solidity and transparency - values that I find in my natural subjects. It is the perfect medium, inviting continuing exploration and challenge."

For her unique style her work has a significant number of admirers who have her work in their private collections worldwide. Kendra is an elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, the Society of Wildlife Artists, UK and a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, USA.

Her sculptures including an elephant can be found at the Waterloo Station, London. Over a dozen of sculptures at the Tower of London and a rhinoceros at Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley. Her work is a part of the collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming. Kendra is currently being represented by Patrick Davies. 

For a closer look at her Barn Owl, watch the video below.