Yesterday I ventured back into a studio, and was automatically taken back to relaxation and the realisation of how much I just love being creative and working with clay. Having a break was needed and allowed me to reflect and focus on what I love about ceramics. Being able to have a play also allowed some new designs to emerge consisting of old forms and my new style of making.
After fully settling back at home after finishing uni, production of my work has now started again.
Photo by James Mann Photography
This week I have been making the group promotional pack for my course. I have been learning to use the laser cutter, and slowly getting to grips with illustrator. Here is a similar design to the promotion pack and a sneak peak of our name cards/postcard holders we will be having at new designer.
Just wanted to share these beautiful clever illustrations with you.
The Whimsical Drawings of @khiesti
Kerstin Hiestermann’s (@khiesti) minimalistic, playful and sometimes odd drawings are proof that, as she asserts, the child in her is still alive. By laying real objects on white paper and adding simple black line drawings, she brings new worlds to life.
Kerstin, an elementary school teacher, pulls inspiration from all around her. “Flowers, plants, food, things from my work and sometimes a word that someone says to me or a question my son asks me. I often see worlds in little things. There is a flower and I see a giraffe, there is a toy dinosaur and I think, ‘it must be very hard to pull him,’ or my son says ‘Krawumm!’ and I see an exploding lilac.”
“Instagram is my ignition,” says Kerstin. “I love the interaction with all the people all over the world, the inspiration, the mindfulness. I think without Instagram I would never have come to this idea and I would never know how much creativity is inside me.”
Be sure to view more of Kerstin’s wonderful, whimsical drawings on Instagram at @khiesti.
Finally have managed to get some half decent photos of my work. It feels lovely to actually have finished pieces. Degree is nearly over, just the summer show and New Designers to go.
Today I have been testing out different types of books for my final presentation.
This is my first set of Ceramic Tins to come out of the kiln all ok, YAY. However they are currently missing handles, looks like that is going to be the first job on the list for monday morning.
There is always excitement in the ceramics workshop. Mocha and Tree like patterns just before I mixed the stain in with the porcelain slip.