Ceramic art by Debra Fleury
“While growing up near the ocean, I spent many hours peering at tiny creatures and looking for clues to their secret lives. This began a lifelong passion for the the minute details, the battered fragments, and the myriad patterns of organic life… Clay is critical to exploring these ideas. Touching clay and responding to its organic properties are key aspects of my largely exploratory and intuitive creative process. Risk taking and pushing materials to their limits is also important. I experiment with the forces used to shape clay, glaze, and glass as a process for imagining and exploring the effects of natural forces. I combine clays with glass or other materials to see what they reveal about their individual properties when they are fused together.”
Cottages I’d love to live in…
Top: an artist print is available of this here.
Bottom: the original photograph is here.
(S)Edition Installation by Melissa Jay Craig
Limited bookwork edition of 99 copies.
“Some people have uneasy, squeamish thoughts when they look at fungus: it’s something surreptitious, uncontrollable; it lives hidden underground in familiar locales, ready to spring to life unexpectedly, and it often manifests itself as part of the demise of another organism. Fungus is an agent of change. I’m fascinated with its myriad forms, and I love to go in search of it.”
Disturbingly beautiful clay/porcelain sculptures by Israeli artist Ronit Baranga
The use of fingers and mouths in my work is full of intent and meaning. The fingers and the mouth are very sensual organs in the human body and are therefore very powerful as separated items from it. The “seamless” combination of these organs in plates or cups, appearing as one, creates, in my opinion, new items that “feel” their environment and respond to it - Ronit (interview with Empty Kingdom)
DIY Paper Hermes Jige Clutch. If you are having problems downloading these, as I am, you can go to www.facebook.com/hermes/photos and download all six PDFs. Also, go to Small Good Things post on how to wax paper to make these clutches stronger and prettier here.
Aw man, Christina Hendricks is only in this movie for like two seconds! “How you gonna ﬁt all them titties into two seconds?” is what the weird asshole part of my brain just thought.
Lisa Hanawalt (on the film Drive)