Monday, January 17, 2011
Isn't this fabulous? It's a detail of the new art installation, "Folly", at the Jane Hartsook Gallery, NYC, by artist Beth Katleman. I stumbled across a review in last Thursday's New York Times.
Her installations and ceramic sculptures combine ornament with icons from popular culture.
Katleman combs flea markets in search of 1950's squeaky toys, corporate mascots, miniature buildings, cartoon characters, and dolls. She then casts these trinkets in clay, re-inventing them.
Katleman's piece is inspiration as well as art. Rather than a white or light-colored room with "pops" of color, I'm currently experimenting with bold colored walls mixed with patterns and "pops" of white.
I'm drawn to porcelain because of the way it suggests refinement and luxury.
Currey and Co.
These pendants are gorgeous. Note the gilt interior...
These tiles have limitless application possibilities.
I am particularly taken with these porcelain flower pods found on Etsy.
Beautiful when back-lit...
I'm not the biggest "vessel" sink fan, but I do admire the choice for this setting.
A little well placed porcelain in the every day...
William Wayne and Co.
...can make a BIG statement.