We are focusing on four incredibly talented ceramics artists as a highlight to our July Handcrafted Paper Foliage Workshop.
These artists have each created by hand a unique vessel meant for displaying a final paper foliage project - three designed for our trailing philodendron and one for our eucalyptus sprigs.
We've held off sharing... it's been so difficult... but it's time! Due to limited inventory on a truly unique add-on kit, we're featuring a limited run of each of these four beautiful designs.
These stunning hand thrown ceramic vessels have been sustainably sourced from various artists and small businesses. Let's support artists FULL circle by featuring our art in the work of a talented artist that we so admire. We are delighted to feature four different artists in this Add-On Kit: keep reading to learn more about each artist's origin, inspiration and passion.
CLAY + CRAFT
San Diego, CA
Clay covered + forever making.
Born in Bennington, Vermont (home to Bennington Potters) and current resident of Encinitas, just outside of San Diego, California, CLAY AND CRAFT owner / ceramic artist, Nicole Novena was first exposed to clay in high school and has been creating ceramics since. Since day one, Nicole has been drawn to simple designs and natural elements. Her work exercises restraint and discipline.
Created with a less is more approach, intended to be shared with loved ones and made to live on for years to come.
PAPER & CLAY
Paper & Clay began with a desire to bring beautiful design to everyday objects.
"One of my original passions was making books (the Paper of Paper & Clay), but for now I concentrate on functional ceramics that I still design and make myself. I draw inspiration from my love of Scandinavian modernism — simple, warm, purposeful objects grounded in natural forms and colors. Each piece is made by hand with careful attention to detail, and each glaze has been carefully developed from scratch to create subtle and unique colors that mix and match harmoniously."
Brit sources many materials locally and all within the U.S. She's committed to growing Paper & Clay slowly and sustainably in order to build a lasting brand that is committed to quality handmade ceramic wares.
SOFT EARTH CERAMICS
Soft Earth Ceramics was started in 2015 by Emalee Hudson. While in college she re-discovered her love for pottery and knew that she wanted the wheel and clay to be her future. Starting small, she moved from using school facilities and began working out of a shed in her backyard until she found a beautiful old building in downtown Pensacola, FL. The pieces she makes at the studio are hand thrown on a pottery wheel. Each ball of clay is weighed, measured, and shaped by Emalee alongside Bella the beagle.
Inspiration for Soft Earth vessels comes from the duality of nature and the calmness evoked by clean lines and simple forms. The pieces made reflect the inspiration by reducing the glaze to a clean band, and emphasizing the rough clay in contrast with the gentle form of the vessel.
Making beautiful pottery was the original goal of Soft Earth, but the mission has evolved from the early days. Now, Emalee strives to create a safe, welcoming community for anyone interested in learning or discussing ceramic art.
Kara Pendl is the designer and artist behind Karacotta Ceramics, based in Austin, TX.
Originally a Wisconsin native, Kara grew up exploring in the woods, adventuring in nature, and creating with organic materials - these experiences heavily influence the unique aesthetic and processes in the body of her work.
At Karacotta Ceramics, she works to bridge the gap between ‘aspirational’ and ‘possible’. She believes that a beautiful space cultivates creativity and a richer life experience, and that everyone deserves to live and work in a space they truly adore. Karacotta creates one-of-a-kind functional art pieces for everyday living. Each line is created with intention, and each piece is thoughtfully handmade using a multi-step process over the course of many days and hours.