Artist's Profile: Joan Hardie Artist's Statement My aims are to produce ceramics that encourage people to look afresh at the natural world and which are lively, interesting, accessible and affordable. My work is inspired by natural textures, colours and forms, particularly from trees, ferns, lichens and fungi. I enjoy trying to capture something of the feeling of a natural subject in clay, so that the ceramic piece becomes a celebration of nature.
Sculpture and 3D Design Sketchbooks – 20 Creative examples
At its essence, a student sketchbook should emulate that of a practising artist. With photographs providing evidence of first-hand research, quick confident gestural drawings showing a response to this environment, and scrawled annotation, this beautiful sketchbook page – showing the development of ideas for a sculpture entitled ‘Stone Egg’ – does exactly that.
Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at the British Museum
Hand built and modelled wall tiles by Evelyn D’Arcy Synott. Created in Dublin based Wednesday evening ceramics course. Tiles have 3 layers of glaze as well as glass detail. Fired in an electric kiln to 1260°C (Cone 8). www.ceramicforms.com
Marks and Texture by Lori Katz (Ceramic Wall Sculpture