Joanna

Fringe and Fettle

by Joanna on May 20, 2015

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Soft and playful, these ceramics by Fringe and Fettle are a sweet addition to any kitchen. Potter Joanna Buyert started making pieces about two years ago, quitting her day job and squirreling away in the north woods of Wisconsin to simply create.

She let go of the idea of making something that would sell and instead focused on making pieces that spoke to her. While in Wisconsin, she spent six months creating pots and honing her simple and functional style. Currently, Buyert works out of a  Minnesota studio that she shares with other potters.

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{ Images via Fringe and Fettle }

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Ash and Anchor

by Joanna on May 19, 2015

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Craving some pattern? Ash and Anchor is the place for you. From scarves to trays to pillows, these patterned pieces are a bit bohemian, a bit eclectic, and a gorgeous layer to add to any home. The artwork is created in the New York City studio of Nina Pace, and has been since 2011 when she made a departure from her traditional fine arts background. Pace then refocused her work on the highly detailed backgrounds of her paintings, making those the focal point instead. Her highly detailed, bold artwork now adorns many gorgeous pieces, but I’ve got my eyes on the textiles line.

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{ Images via Ash and Anchor }

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La Casa Decotó

by Joanna on May 14, 2015

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Ever on the lookout for pieces to finish my loft in Seattle, I practically comb Etsy on a daily basis. My latest discovery is perfect for adding a touch of the Mediterranean to your home, while also providing guests with extra seating.

La Casa Decotó was founded by maker Montse and specializes in just that: small-batch rugs, ottomans, pillows, and other textiles. Some pieces are hand-crocheted by Montse in her Barcelona studio, and exhibit a heavy influences from North African crafts. Other pieces in the shop are vintage and truly one of a kind, making this shop a go-to as I get settled into my new place.

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{ images via La Casa Decotó }

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The Granite

by Joanna on May 13, 2015

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The Granite is truly something special: a studio and workshop full of emerging female-owned businesses and craftspeople. Founded in 2013, the studio revolves around creatives with experience in metalsmithing as well as ceramics (the latter being my favorite part of their portfolio!).

As a fellow creative, it’s especially exciting to see women-owned and -operated businesses flourishing, with more to come who specialize in working with a variety of materials (such as silk, paper, and porcelain). For a further peek into The Granite, be sure to follow the studio on Instagram.

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 { Images via The Granite }

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Rebecca Chaperon

by Joanna on May 11, 2015

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Vancouver-based artist Rebecca Chaperon is seriously talented. She uses her art as a means of storytelling—”as landscapes meet flat geometry and emotive undercurrents.” I’m especially in love with some of her latest works, including a series of pastel-hued faceted crystals. They remind me of a magical world of sea-glass shards and sunsets.

Originally from England, Chaperon studied fine arts in Vancouver. Her work has gained much exposure through exhibitions in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In 2012 she had the honor of receiving the Canada Council Project Grant for Visual Artists. If you’re interested in adding a piece by Chaperon to your home, I suggest taking a look at her book Eerie Dearies, published in 2014.

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{ Images via Rebecca Chaperon, found on The Jealous Curator }

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