Artist Michael Kalish has released a new limited edition tabletop version of an interactive sculpture he previously created. In his “The Art of Finding Love” the word LOVE is crafted in 3 dimensions in either Poplar Wood or Gold Metal and functions as both a vase and a candle holder, depending upon whether you place it vertically or horizontally on a surface. Read more →
The classic Bear-shaped honey dispenser which has simply become known as a “honeybear” reportedly dates back to 1957 when Ralph Gamber, future president of the Dutch Gold Honey company, reasoned that “a bear likes honey, why not a bear of honey?” Read more →
The FACETURE series by Phil Cuttance consists of handmade faceted vessels, lightshades and an end table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create the each object’s form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique. Read more →
The Venice Clay Studio features the talented ceramic crafts of Los Angeles born artist Gary Steinborn. Inspired by the work of arts and craft factories such as Grueby, Pewabic, Teco and Rookwood, his sculpted animals and artful vases are sensual, modern and appealing. Read more →
This certainly ain’t your grandmother’s tableware. Well, okay, it is. Only with Pierre Blanc’s added imagery of trendy pop culture icons and heavy metal bands. Roccocco and baroque china and porcelain plates, trays, amphoras and vases take on an edge not found in the average antique store.
above: The inherently jarring juxtaposition of Metallica on a pale pink and gilded vase is like Meissen-goes-maniacal. above: Pairing the Pope with a Boombox is something you don’t often see
Pierre also takes antique floral and gilded plates and applies the trendy urban imagery of guns, boomboxes/ghetto blasters, turntables, masked mexican wrestlers and muscle cars:
I can’t forget to mention his hilarious kitschy plates featuring tv and movie icons like Charles Bronson, Dallas’ Booby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) and Fantasy Island’s Mr. Rourke (Ricardo Montalban) and Tatoo (Herve Villachaize):