ceramics

Lurking Beneath: Anthropormorphism with a Social Conscience

Lurking Beneath: Anthropormorphism with a Social Conscience

As a dedicated, lifelong  anthropormorphist, I was both captivated and unsettled by the work of Kako Oya  which brings the darker elements of human nature to the fore. In “Lurking Beneath”, Kako explores the human condition by using anthropomorphised rabbits.  Having discovered that their characteristics in literature are depicted in a similar way to that of […]

Beautiful Disasters

Beautiful Disasters

Strangely beautiful and compelling, Beautiful Disasters is a collection of abstract ceramic forms by Beth Azar, an artist who uses her work to reach out to the audience about social, economical, political and environmental issues. Inspired by natural disasters and their aftermath, Beth uses crawled earthenware glazes to create intriguing and beautiful textures reminiscent of […]

Heather Cheung

Heather Cheung

I’ve just returned from New Designers (Week One) at the Design Business Centre in London where I had the opportunity to exhibit my graduate collection and get an insight into the work of my fellow 2013 design graduates from around the UK. My next few articles here at Pinso will place focus on the graduate […]

Cute Tableware

Cute Tableware

Camila Prada makes some seriously cute tableware. “The cutest tableware in the world. My mum said so!” Camila Prada. Made entirely in England these fun ceramic products really do brighten up a space with their cheery colours and gentle graphics. Prada first began making characters that cheered her up for fun and then releasing that these little characters […]

San-He Tile Kiln

San-He Tile Kiln

Build your own tiny building with this brick bonding DIY kit produced by family owned San-He Tile Kiln. Taiwanese based traditional brick and tile crafters have produced this fun DIY kit where you can build your own tiny house to give your favourite plant a home or those rogue pens a place to stay or […]

VintageZebras

VintageZebras

VintageZebras a company born out of the love of flowers, birds, hearts and doodles! VintageZebras is run by Glasgow based designer maker Siobhan McDonagh who designs and makes a range of products producing a special form of ‘vintage designs’. VintageZebras card illustration  Now, you may be wondering at this stage where the name VintageZebras came […]

Spiders Bears Monsters and Kina

Spiders Bears Monsters and Kina

This playful, fun and funky collection of ceramics produced by Kina  Gorska of Kina Ceramic Design are a great way to add some fun to the kitchen or living room!  Gorska designs are full of surprises with lots of different inspirations.  Fingers, ants, spiders, paws and monsters all make up Gorska’s funky home ware collection. Yerba Mate […]

Serial designer maker Charlotte Hupfield

Serial designer maker Charlotte Hupfield

Serial designer maker Charlotte Hupfield skilfully crafts a huge variety of beautiful colourfully ceramics from her home based workshop in Northamptonshire.  Hupfield produces handmade bowls, vases, clocks, vessels, buttons as well as gift tags among other fabulous creations. Some of the amazing cermaics produced by Hupfield. Hupfield is inspired and fascinated with nature and is particularly […]

Ceramics by Jo Woffinden

Ceramics by Jo Woffinden

RCA graduate and London based artist Jo Woffinden has created these fantastic sculptured geometric pieces.  Woffinden’s work explores the relationships between form, space, light and materiality and is influenced by architecture, in particularly the Baroque style.  Woffinden explores the unfolding of  Baroque structures, through the geometry of the shape, Woffinden has created forms with beautiful curved flowing planes and lines that break up the geometry in a […]

Ceramic Form

Ceramic Form

Look at these fantastic ceramic creations made by artist Keith Varney.  Form, line, texture and the interaction of light, shade and colour is what makes these fantastic handmade ceramic forms so interesting!  Varney draws inspiration for the forms of his ceramics from the natural world, the material qualities of clay as well as the process of making itself. Corrugated […]

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