Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Amazing Paper Sculptures by Suzanne Breakwell

Self-taught artist Suzanne Breakwell constructs amazing sculptures from wire, paper, paper mache and cotton rag papers. She chooses her own techniques to describe and build character of the subject she has chosen to work on. She hand paints ink onto cotton rag papers and pages before hand cutting them into tiny feathers that sparks life to her pieces.

She will be showcasing her sculptures at The Artichoke gallery from 31 March through 23 June. To find more information on the exhibition and to know about her upcoming shows go here

Monday, April 22, 2019

Socks from "The Sock City" in the World

How would you like to own a pair of socks made at " The Sock City" in the world! That's right! Nara socks are made in Nara city also known as "The Sock City" where the craftsmen have been perfecting the art of socks for over 100 years.

Nara socks are products of meticulous craftsmanship of the Japanese tradition that are stylish as well as comfortable on your feet. Each pair goes through a painstaking process that involves 15 steps of socks creation. At every step the artisan pays attention to every little detail, striving to get a perfect end result. 

Their "over the knee" sock collection features playful motifs like owl and the moon, cats, rabbits, foxes, peacocks and more. You can find other styles on their website. They ship worldwide!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Ceramic Brooches, Earrings and More With Colorful Illustrations

Fox in the Fog is a cute little store stocked with the most adorable creations by the Lithuanian ceramic artist Lina Svirplele. She makes unique brooches, earrings, plates and wall art featuring colorful tales.

The artist finds inspiration for her work in nature, mythology, folklore, prose and poetry. Her pieces depict fictional characters as well as are inspired by her reality. She uses decoration technique called sgraffitto where a top layer of color is scratched to reveal a color beneath before firing. This method makes her pieces inherently one-of-a-kind. You can learn about her current project on Instagram and find what's available for purchase on her online store.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mechanical Animals on the Streets of Paris by Ardif

Ardif is a street artist based in Paris. He studied architecture as a career, while working as an architect he was interested in modern, minimalist design in the buildings and intricacy in the the decorative facades.

His series "mechanimals" is a collection of illustrations that are a combination of half animal and half mechanical. The paste-ups find their way to the empty spaces on walls and spaces of buildings in France.

"The artist says that he’d like people to think that they are robots, hybrid beings from two different and unrelated worlds, and tries to find a balance between the two themes in his drawings. The important message he tries to convey is that developing technical and human progress is essential, but it should not be done at the expense of natural heritage." - via

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Denise Brown: Ceramic Vessels

Denise Brown is a ceramic artist who lives and works from a farm in rural Fenland Cambridgeshire. She uses stoneware clay and hand builds her pieces using slab-building, press-forming (moulds made by her) and coiling techniques. She decorates each vessel with images inspired by the nature and landscapes surrounding her. Owls, seagulls, lighthouses, harbors, boats and rabbits is a primary theme incised by hand using a potter's knife. Through her ceramics "She aims to evoke memories and a sense of nostalgia."

The artist uses a copper carbonate wash to create the outline on the designs. After glazing, she applies 22ct gold leaf or 12ct white gold leaf to finish her work. You can find stockists of her work here and take a closer look at her ceramics on her website