Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Finds: Sculptural Ceramics


There's something about whimsical ceramics that I find incredibly inspiring and the work of British artist Katherine Morling has me longing to see it in person. I think it's the interplay between the fine artistry in its detail and the satisfying sureness and weight of the pieces that seems at once fragile and permanent. When I first saw them I felt sure they were made out of cardboard - they almost have that 'window display' kind of presentation. Discovering they were sculptures in porcelain and ceramic made me want to touch them and feel that cool surface that one would think was so at odds with the inventive forms they portray. They're so much fun, don't you think? :)

You can find more of Katherine Morling's work here and here.







10 comments:

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

they are gorgeous- I thougth exactly the same- that they were made of cardboard- in particular the leaves... i do love the ladder though.

Luna said...

Extroadinarily gorgeous. Thankyou!

Ooty said...

This is amazing!!!!

Jordan said...

whoa, those are incredible. I love the last grouping of the sewing notions. Thanks for sharing!

Trish Goodfield said...

She achieves so much detail. Astonishing.

Cat said...

Those pieces are amazing. They have such a lifelike feel in such a small piece. You find the most wonderful things Kylie! :)

Blueberry Park said...

These really are stunning...love them. And LOVE your story on Flowerpress of how you organise your holiday days with the children...go sort yourselves out, luv! xx

ELK said...

amazed as always at the ideas artists have...

Fine Little Day said...

whimsical indeed, and fun :)

lauren carney said...

the photos on your blog are so enchanting!
its quite a beautiful compilation rather!
im so glad i dropped by!
thanks for having me :)
have fun being wonderful!