Ceramic artifacts, objects, and art have been being made for thousands and thousands of years. The oldest ceramic artifact, found in Czechia, is from 28,000 BC. Almost 30,000 years ago. Mind = blown.
The most famous ancient ceramics come from China, made during the Shang dynasty between 1700 to 1027 BC. And ever since, petty much every country in the world has produced beautiful artworks and objects from some form of fired clay.
Today we’re sharing some of our favourite artists rocking the contemporary ceramics scene.
Daphne Christoforou @daphne_christoforou
Daphne Christoforou is a ceramic and textile artist from Cyprus and her narrative-driven work is deeply inspired by Buddhism and human interactions.
Julia Florence @juliaflorence
Julia Florence uses her background in illustration to inform her slick ceramic designs which are feminist-fueled and inspired by her own relationships.
Poppy Bh @poppybh
Multimedia artist Poppy BH works between Ireland and South London and makes tongue-in-cheek ceramics as well as punchy illustrations and paintings.
Vicky Lindo @vickylindo
Vicky Lindo works in partnership with Bill Brooks to create slip cast pottery in Devon. Their work brings a modern twist to otherwise traditional vessels.
Rafaela de Ascanio @rafaeladeascanio
Painter and ceramicist Rafaela de Ascanio’s portfolio is filled with vibrant characters and eye-catching colour combinations.
Jungmin Park @zoompark
South Korean artist Jung Min Park creates incredible otherworldly vessels with accompanying sound effects that echo from inside them.
Juliet Fleming @julietfergusonrose
Juliet Fleming lives and works between Oxford and Newcastle and makes wonderful unique vessels and chalices.
Evie O’Connor @evie.oconnor
Evie O’Connor is a London-based painter and ceramicist, whose architectural designs look just as good on canvas and panel as they do on vases and plates.
Jennifer Rochlin @jenniferrochlin
American artist Jennifer Rochlin’s vessels are perfectly shaped with imperfections, and show intriguing characters and scenes.
Author: Verity Babbs