Fishink and Hannah Turner Ceramics
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One of the new pastimes I’ve been able to re-discover is ceramics. Bearing in mind that I’ve not thrown on a potters-wheel since the age of seventeen, I was delighted with my first results. I need to learn to throw with thinner walls and not leave the bases quite so chunky, but there’s a beginning that looks promising. I’ll keep you informed as to the ‘hopeful’ progress I make here.
One of my lovely birthday presents (the peacock egg cup holder) led me to this weeks featured artist, talented ceramist Hannah Turner.
Here she is and after starting a ceramics company in 1991, Hannah has gone from strength to strength with her quirky, 50’s inspired designs.
Obviously thery’re right up my street !
They make me smile. Hannah casts things using slip casting, and then creates the surface prints using Illustrator on the computer, rather than hand painting (as she once did). The ceramics are now made in Sri Lanka apart from a few limited edition pieces, but she is developing a range of textiles that will be made in the UK. Can’t wait to see those.
How about some rather fab money banks ? The lion is one of my favourites.
New ceramics for your breakfast table ?
A beautiful bird for your shelf ?
Or even a wee book for the children… something for everyone.
Keep up the great work Hannah. I love them. Pop over to her site here and treat yourself today.
Finally, I just wanted to pay my respects to the great chamelion of music, Mr David Bowie who passed away yesterday after an 18 month battle with cancer. He was such an inspirational, creative soul and encouraged musical and fashion revolutions, over and over again throughout his lifetime. Such a bright spark will be dearly missed, may his music live on and be played loudly.