Inflatable toy dinosaurs or ceramic sculptures?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 14 April 2014

What’s hundreds of millions years old, looks like it’s filled with helium, and is an accident waiting to happen? These ceramic dinosaurs by artist Brett Kern, that’s what. You might mistake these sculptures for one of those inflatable vinyl balloon dinosaurs, but upon closer inspection, they’re actually ceramic works that mimic the details and texture of a balloon.

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Jimbob Art: funky hand drawn ceramics and illustrations

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By Ben Jensen in New Design on Friday 16 November 2012

Jimbob Art is an illustrator who’s been making a name for himself with his rabble of quirky idiosyncratic animal characters carefully hand painted on to all sorts of ceramics. Whether it’s a badger in pants or a wrestling bear these characters have fun and a bit of attitude. Jimbob Art has also just opened up a brand new real life studio shop in East London too.

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Granny goes noir ceramic art by Jessica Harrison

Camilla Pistilli Reader Find

By Camilla Pistilli in New Art on Tuesday 30 August 2011

Do you remember those romantic, vintagy looking ceramic figurines sitting on your grandma’s dresser? Well, Jessica Harrison must have felt about them just the way I did. It takes a quite imaginative mind, plus great talent, to turn a little obsession into true art. She accomplishes that with mind-blowing results that will change the way you look at those statuettes for ever.

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Contemporary ceramics by Maria Kristofersson

Diana Brennan Reader Find

By Diana Brennan in New Art on Thursday 4 August 2011

The natural lines and beautiful imperfections of Maria Kristofersson’s contemporary ceramics really speak to me. Patinas, minimal patterns, and textures add a delicate complexity to the simple colors and shapes of her work. These are true heirloom pieces.

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Pigeon Toe Ceramics

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By Clare Hillier in New Products on Friday 17 September 2010

Portland-based Pigeon Toe Ceramics are known for their stop-in-your-tracks porcelain. Whether its for around your home, or in the garden, each hand-thrown piece is a modern and affordable heirloom. But after getting to know Lisa Jones, the owner and designer behind Pigeon Toe Ceramics, I quickly found that that there is much more to her […]

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