Rows of pots, fired vessels that make up a small collection kept back for numerous reasons. Lots are seconds, some are old archival pieces and others will make it into online shops in the future. I might even have enough for a tiny update in the coming weeks, fingers-crossed.
Part of posting everyday means some pieces are simply held back for content purposes, I haven’t been actively firing for months and months (time spent looking for a studio and then setting it up), that there’s been few new pots to replace these. If I ran out of pots to photograph I’d quickly run dry on photographs to post online here. What I’ve missed the most during this unwanted prolonged period away from the craft is posting more progress pictures, be it freshly glazed wares, kilns packed tight and the unveiling of shiny new pots—this moment in-particular, of cracking open a successful kiln firing to reveal pots now set in stone, glassy and smooth and permanent, is such a fantastic feeling. Often described as being like opening presents on Christmas morning but it’s more than that, as the pots inside are a result of hundreds of hours of graft, trial and error, endless clay and glaze experimentation and failed firings. You know what you’re getting, or at least you should know.
To those of you who commissioned pieces - You’ll be hearing from me in the next week or so - I’m picking up a few today from the kiln but not everything could fit at the same time! Thanks for being patient ☺️
I love this photo of one of my large pom dishes a couple of months ago taken by @darciejudson styled by @harrietlangsburystylist
Christmas is just around the corner, and so is the cut off date for ordering a Limited Edition print - Nov 26 🎄
If possible, I like my gifts to be in some way meaningful. Being an artist I might be biased, but I find that in many cases art checks all the boxes of a great gift. Art is something that can be enjoyed for many years and even passed on through the generations. It can change how we feel in a room and reflect who we are at any moment in time.
Genesis I will be limited to 25 editions.
Image size 30.5 x 41 cm Unframed
Framed and Mounted: 52.5 x 43 cm
Heaven & Earth III will be limited to 15 editions.
Unframed 30.5 x 35.5 cm
Framed and Mounted: 48 x 43 cm
If you are still wondering what to get a cherished person for Christmas, or if you are considering art for yourself, then maybe one of my prints is the right way to go?
Genesis I pictured here.
'Baby, you know me
We're all together in the same boat
I know you, you know me
Baby, you know me
I Just wanna dream'
Kantsii unelmoida. Unelmoida ihan saatanasti. Niin saatanasti, et sä alat tosissasi uskoon siihen unelmaan. Niin kovin, että sä näet unia siitä, sä hengität sitä, sä oot sitä. Se vie sut ensin pimeyteen, epävarmuuteen, häpeään, mut se tuo sut takaisin valoon. Se pyörittää sua niin, että sä et lopulta voi muuta kuin antautua sille täysin. Ja sillä hetkellä sä ja universumi kohtaatte toisenne ihan uudella tavalla. ✨
Musta tuntuu, että mun elämä on vasta alkanut. Mä myin ensimmäisen kerran mun taidetta reilu puoli vuotta sitten. Ja tänään oli eka päivä mun ihkaomassa, ihanassa, valoisassa ateljee-studiossa. Tuli itku, kun näin tän paikan ekan kerran päivänvalossa ja kelasin tätä puolivuotista - mun elämäni parhaat kuus kuukautta. 😭❤️
Mä en voi muuta sanoa kuin KIITOS. Kiitos sä, te, jokainen mua tukenut ja auttanut ihminen, kaveri, asiakas, läheinen, Antti. Kiitos universumi. Ja koska haluan opettaa, että ei ole rikos olla ylpeä itsestään tai arvostaa itseään, vaan itse asiassa se on edellytys ihan hirveen monelle jutulle, mä haluan kiittää myös itseäni. Tää on aivan sairaan siistiä. ❤️
JOKAINEN MEISTÄ ANSAITSEE RAKKAUTTA, PARASTA, UNIVERSUMIN BESTII. ÄLÄKÄ SÄ VAIN KOSKAAN UNOHDA SITÄ. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
🇬🇧 Today was the first day I got to spend in my own atelier. Feeling blessed and so thankful. Had to cry just a little bit because life is just so beautiful and I'm forever grateful for that. Thank you everybody who has supported me on this amazing journey. We all deserve the best the universe has to offer, and don't you ever forget that. ✨❤️
⠀ #inkerirantalaart #thankyou#artiststudio ⠀
The J. Mendel Fall 2016 collection drew inspiration from two artists, photographer Sheila Metzner and Polish Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. The designer particularly emulated the boldness of de Lempicka's color palette and the elegant portrayal of women in her work. "She’s really celebrating the beauty of the woman, the glamour, "
WHERE I WORK | Judith Vanistendael | artist of MIKEL, author of WHEN DAVID LOST HIS VOICE.
“This is my drawing table. I try to keep it clean but it is always full. On the right you see my Wacom stuffed against the wall because I couldn't find another place to put it, you can also see a tiny whale model (blue fin whale) because I am working on a comic about a whale and a postman, together with Zidrou. It will be a fairytale-comic, and the whale is the library of the oceans (a lot of books fit inside the whale, of course). Looking at the picture, it doesn't seem very appealing to me, the wall is bare because it is in brick and I can't put anything on it... But it works fine for me.
I work in a studio where we also do letterpress (second pic). This is what I see from where I sit. I like sharing the space with someone who doesn't draw, because it keeps me from thinking drawing as something evident. Peter, the letterpress guy, is very technical and precise – I am chaotic, untechnical and unprecise. It is a good combination.
In the third picture you can see my think and write table. I think a lot and write a lot so it is very important to me.” .