Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Artist of the Day: Marney McDiarmid

Today is yet another example of how much Canadian ceramics rock! (yeah gotta back the home team!) I'm head over heels for Marney's work, so beautiful, delicate, strong and full of narrative. Just all round visually yummy!!! (i'm also coveting that stamp collection...) Make sure you check out her website as well for more images and info.

"Marney McDiarmid is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Kingston, Ontario. For more than a decade, she has created one-of-a-kind, slab-built pieces that are known for their grace, their whimsy and their unusual beauty."

Since the mid-1990s I have been creating one-of-a-kind, slab-built ceramic pieces that address my experience of the “natural” world and notions of femininity. The pieces are finely constructed to emphasize porcelain’s tendency towards translucence, highlighting the object’s fragility and sensuousness. I combine organic forms with other natural materials to create a quilt-like montage. The forms – bowls, vases, and other vessels – often hover on the edge of functionality, inviting and undermining practical use while compelling the viewer to slow down and find pleasure in the forms' abundant small details."

1 comment:

Cecile said...

I like the mix of textures, decal and glaze. + Lots more to see on the site !