I love Cheryl Ann Thomas's ceramic work. They are so delicate and organic, and I love that the white of the porcelin is left as is. I could not find her personal website, but did find this new cool site where she is featured in (Artslant)
What a great name Jonathan Mess is. I found this artist not too long ago, and he is now a new favorite! I love his comparisons of clay to the earth, using recycled materials to do so. I find his wall tiles the most inspiring, where he utilizes cardboard to create his work. I have always been a fan of cardboard! His website is great, with lots of pictures and statements. Jonathan Mess has even spent two months on a commission for a Mill, those pictures are great as well. I also love his squares, which I show last, I think it is a great idea for a class assignment.
These are cardboard, clay, and glaze stains, which make up his wall tiles.
These are his "Landfills" which are masses of clay and glaze, all layered together and fired!
Wouldn't these make such great class assignments? These are mixed media too!
His "soilders" are a little disturbing, but I still love them just the same. I am not sure exactly what all of them are made from, but if I had to guess, I'd say water bottles.
I love Kathlyeen Royster Lamb's conbinations of organic sculptural art, with functional everyday pieces. Of course her work is not functional, and she created these everyday pieces to be not so everyday, but the concept is what I like the most. I would love to have a china set that looks just like this! The best site I could find with the best images was her flicker which looks like she doesn't update often, if anyone finds a better site let me know.
I love artist Andy Rogers! I love the organic compostions which are inspied by beautiful sea creatures. The glazes are awesome, and his wall pieces are beyond beautiful. Go to his site to see all his wonderful creations.
I love Lauren Gallasy's work. Love the detail, the glazing, her abstract sprawls of linework, drippings, and use of space. They all remind me of some dreamlike, tv, Thanksgiving dinner for some reason. And she also has a Weebly site, I am not the only one.
I came across artist Kelly Garrett Rathbone whose work really caught my attention because of the amount of detail, the mixed medias, and her content. She had a religious upbringing, so her work revolves around this subject, which is something I have always been interested in. She was doing a residency at Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, which is also something I have always wanted to do. And yes she is the sister to Jackson Rathbone.
Linda Cordell is a ceramic artist whose work has is about the careless treatment towards nature that I as well express in my work. Love the whiteness of the work, and especially in the lamb contrasted with the darker legs.
Kate MacDowell's work is beautiful and scarry at the same time. I of course love it. I love the whole man vrs nature thing going on in her work.
Max Lehman's work is so fun and creative. Totally reminds me of Keith Haring.
Author: Kelly Egger
I am not only an artist but also a teacher, so I spend a lot of time looking for cool artists. So I started this site to share my findings with others like me.