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May Luk Ceramics

I really like May Luk Ceramics and thought I’d share her work this evening. Pink and turquoise always scores big points with me as does fashion illustration, so of course I’m a fan. May lived in San Francisco where she studied illustration at the Academy of Art College, then moved to New York to find a job, and somehow ended up in the UK where she studied applied arts at the Glasgow School of Art and ceramics at Kensington Chelsea College. This then put her in West London, where she pursued a successful career as an illustrator while maintaining a studio designing ceramics.

Now May has hopped back over the pond and is living in New York once again, making a recent appearance at the Brooklyn Indie Market. If you’d like to see more of her decorative plates please visit her shop over at Etsy. Lovely work May and welcome back to the states!

(image from may luk ceramics)

Posted in ceramics, etsy, shopping, travel on May 08, 2008


Alissa Coe and Carly Waito met in school and upon graduating in ’04 fro the Ontario College of Art and Design, they formed coe&waito to create porcelain objects from their Toronto studio. I really like seeing two creative souls bond and form a business together, it’s inspiring to me as I’ve always wanted to partner with someone and form a small business since I tend to enjoy working with someone else more than I do alone. I’ve spotted coe&waito around the web before but until now, never noticed that they had an owl lamp. So sweet.

I think all of their things are fresh and very current but absolutely stunning. I’m an extremely tactile person, I have to touch everything when I’m shopping and these objects make me want to just reach into the screen and hold them. They’re elegance is hard to deny.

(image from coe&waito)

Posted in ceramics, lighting on May 06, 2008

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

It’s time for Etsy Take Five Tuesdays so here’s a round up of what I’m enjoying over at Etsy this week. I continue to be amazed and inspired, there is so much to fall head over heels for. See for yourself…

Wall art out of porcelain? Why not! Stepanka’s work blows me away, I can’t stop looking through her shop trying to decide what I’d like to order. I love what she makes and think some of you will as well. I adore her wall pillows. Everything is affordable here and original, such a good reason to support this NYC-based artist. She is definitely one I’d include if I had a storefront so if you’re a small business owner it may be a nice touch to introduce her work to your community?

Robyn is an artist that I love to watch, she has a ton of skill and it’s a pleasure to not only view her creations but to see that her originals are so affordable, you can own a one-of-a-kind mixed media piece for as low as $30. Not that I think art should be affordable, not at all, everyone has to come up with a price that works for them. But in the case of buyers that want to show their appreciation for original works but who are on very limited budgets, Robyn gives them a chance to start their art collection. Psst: Her Flickr gallery and blog are quite an inspiration.

I showed you the work of Lorena Siminovich last summer but I recently noticed lots of new original works in her etsy store that I know you’ll love, Seeds being one of my favorites. Gorgeousness.

There’s something about handmade linen covered composition books and patterned clips in the office… Office supplies shouldn’t be boring! Autumn to May makes some of the prettiest handmade things, she has a nice way of layering texture, color, and objects in just the right amounts. Super feminine, too. Great product photography makes her work that much more appealing. I just blogged about her things a month ago, but with so many new items I couldn’t resist giving you a second peek.

In-Vita Paper Studio is a new paper goods favorite of mine. Crisp, modern, clean, and c’mon yellow and gray? Is there a finer pair? First blogged by Creature Comforts, I bookmarked them the moment I saw them. Lovely papers!

If you’ve missed previous Take Five Tuesdays, please click here to check them out.

(images linked above to source.)

Fishs Eddy Spring Sale {50% off}

Fishs Eddy is having a tempting sale where you can save 50% on a wide range of ceramics for the home. These woodgrain plates featuring woodland critters are only $6 each, the pitcher (perfect for flowers) is $16, and the bird on a wire cake stand is also only $16 (cake stands are great for displaying pillar candles too).

Of course, my favorites are still the Dirty Dishes designed by Cynthia Rowley that have been around for awhile now but I’m still charmed by them. Also 50% off, you can view the entire Dirty Dish collection here.

(images from fishs eddy)

Posted in ceramics, kitchen, reader discounts on April 14, 2008


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