July 29, 2009

Scott Waterman + Kim Westad + Bride and Wolfe

W is for Wow it's Wednesday! Already the middle of the week! I am in the process of finalising next weeks content as we will be in our 'between alphabets' week. - and then it will be head long into Alphabet6 - can you believe it? I know, I know, I say "can you believe it" at the beginning and end of every Alphabet, but I do still find it super (actually super-duper!) exciting that the Alphabets keep rolling through : )

Enough excited rambling! Let's get this 'W' underway!

Scott Waterman

Scott Waterman emailed me a couple of weeks ago to introduce me to his portfolio of work. I tell you, I spent a very, very long time over at his flickr site, and immediately added him to our 'W' catalogue. - thanks Scott!

It took me quite a long time to choose which images to show you. I always think it is fun (and inspiring) to see where artists create their work - and the opportunity to see works in progress. Scott has an extensive collection of studio photographs, and I have chosen to share a snippet of these with you today. I do suggest you jump over and take a look at the whole collection.

(NB: these images below are from a collection dated 2006. See the Notes below for links to these and more recent works.)

(images from Scott Waterman)

visit Scott's website
here and here
visit Scott's flickr

Kim Westad

Starting her creative career as a Graphic Designer, Kim Westad found herself longing for a different creative outlet. After a friend suggested taking a pottery workshop, Kim realised that working with clay filled the creative void she had been feeling in her life. She threw in her day job, and devoted all her time and attention to ceramics.

Kim's, strong beautiful and textural pieces are testament to her formal art training -

"the human body, nature and modern industrial design and architecture all have an impact on my work...
Form is the most important aspect of my pieces which I augment by manipulating fluid lines and curves to enhance the beauty and function of each piece.
It is important to me that people enjoy handling and using my vessels as much as viewing them, so each pieces is built to be aesthetically and tactically pleasing."

(images and quote from Kim Westad)

visit Kim's
visit Kim's store
here and here

Bride and Wolfe

Bride and Wolfe designer and founder Miranda Moreira creates these gorgeous hand crafted silhouettes in her garden studio. Miranda returned to Australia from a six year stint in France inspired by a tiny timber Hansel and Gretel silhouette she spotted behind a shop counter in Paris.

That fairy tale imagery had stayed with her and became the cornerstone of what has become Miranda's Melbourne based business Bride and Wolfe.

"Bride&Wolfe pieces are inspired by Chinese paper cutting, fossicked embroidery and fabrics, European folklore, and vintage Disney films. These influences are the touchstones for modern, resonant designs that evoke fairytales, forests and the magic of childhood."

(images and quote from Bride and Wolfe)

visit Miranda's
visit Miranda's

Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope your day is wonderful!

See you tomorrow! xxoo

1 comment:

kreachr said...

OMG you find the coolest stuff!!