Friday, February 18, 2011

Paper Ceramics

Today I bring you a bit of summer, some gorgeous photos, and inspiration.... all from two paper artists who work with simple strips of paper. Actually, this post came about like kismet... two emails in the same day took me to opposite sides of the world. Each contained the name of artist, Siba Sihabi.

Kerameikos by Siba Sahabi 2011
Photography: Maayan Ben Gal


You may remember a post from last spring about Siba's Tea Dance exhibit in Germany. Now she has a new collection of tableware vessels called Kerameikos, that are on display in Arnhem and Amsterdam galleries in the Netherlands. Siba used strong and light resistant white wallpaper to craft bowls, mugs, and vases, inspired by antique Greek ceramics.

And onto my newest blog crush... At Down Under... a slice of kiwi life.


Vanille of New Zealand cuts paper, quills, and cooks... there's something new and beautiful underway each time I visit.


Vanille has been making what she calls paper ceramics or petit pots. When I contacted her about photo use for this feature, she happened to mention being inspired by Siba's work.


Is it trite to say Vanille's gorgeous pictures make me happy? I hope not, because it's true. I've enjoyed making a few paper pots in my day, but none were as colorful nor beautifully photographed as these.


As I mentioned, she also does paper cutting. Here's a beautiful pitcher with Old World influence. It could be translated into quilling, you know... hmm, my wheels are turning. How about yours?


There's always something new under the sun.
Have a lovely, creative weekend.

29 comments:

Laurie Downey said...

Can't get over how similar the little paper bowls are to my ticket bowls. A funny girl scout type craft from ages ago. http://lauries-projects.blogspot.com/2010/02/ticket-bowl.html

Ann Martin said...

Hi Laurie, thanks for linking to your ticket bowls - nice idea! I'm glad you have a tutorial that shows how they are made.

Maureen said...

These are marvels, Ann. The paper cut pitcher is exquisite.

The Creative Muslimah said...

Oh wow, these are fabulous :-) Thank you so much for sharing, they are such great sources of inspiration! I assume this could be made through quilling, right? Hopefully, I'll try that out sometime :-) Thanks for this post!

Love,

The Creative Muslimah @ www.thecreativemuslimah.blogspot.com

Ann Martin said...

The Creative Muslimah, absolutely... just roll quilling strips to make a wide. flat disc and shape it with your fingers or form them over a curved object like a bowl. There's a tutorial for something similar here: http://lauries-projects.blogspot.com/2010/02/ticket-bowl.html

Melissa said...

I love the multi-colored bowls!

Katrin said...

Какая прелесть! Тонкая работа!!!

Cards by Cheryl said...

you are so right Ann....there IS always something new under the sun. I am amazed each time you profile a new {to me} paper artist. The possibilities are endless. Yes, my wheels are turning.

The Creative Muslimah said...

Yeah, I checked out the link, thanks for it though :-)
This really is great :-) Have you tried making anything similar to this befor, Ann? :-)

Love,

The Creative Muslimah

Ann Martin said...

TCM, I've only made a tiny earth colored flower pot. I'm inspired to make something big and colorful now that I've seen Vanille's mobile. I love the discs that hang from it too.

Analy Carpio said...

wow!
these are amazing!

def. inspirational and beautiful.

Ann said...

again you bring us more marvels in paper :) just awesome and i love that multi colored bowl.

SUGANTHI said...

I love her colourful mobile and all the paper disc beads that hang.Vanila's blog is so interesting with all her beautiful photographs.

Hannah Nunn said...

Gorgeous! Love the lampshade....but then i would wouldn't !!
x

Vanille said...

Thank you Ann for this feature and have a great week-end too !

Doodles said...

Ann, I love your blog and look forward to receiving it daily. Shared a link to your blog with my friends on the Hive today hoping to recruit new fans of the amazing world of quilling and paper arts. You are an amazing artist but it is so much fun to see who and what other talents you come up with. Thanks for sharing your passion.

chillin with Quillin said...

Wow, love the colorful bowl, and the pitcher that is cut, is really sharp, it would be great if used for a quilled picture!
Paula

apinnick said...

I love the bowls and especially the paper cutting. It's making my fingers itch ... where did I put my knife... :-)

Ann Martin said...

Thanks, everyone!

Debbie (Doodles), I really appreciate your link on The Hive.

Kathy said...

wow those are gorgeous.. and that pitcher.. definitely quillable..
thank you...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ann for showcasing Vanille's downunder quilled creations. I love them all, especially the colourful disc beads. I am also inspired and in awe of Siba's paper creations.
Licia

TheBeasKnees said...

I just love the pot mobile! Thanks for sharing this beautiful work!

Jollypaper said...

WOW! Love these! I am a new follower! I make my own paper and want to try quilling soon! I will be checking back from time to time for more!

BellsInSpires said...

Hi Ann!! every time i come to visit your blog, it's guaranteed amazement. i love these bowls, and the photography is out of control beautiful.
i just LOVE your blog! =)

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The paper cutting is so ahhh-mazing! :o

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Doodle All Day said...

That hanging light thing is the most awesome thing I have seen today!

Kim said...

Ok, time to get out the quilling supplies again! The inspiration you provide is contagious! Thank you Ann!

zFi said...

i love the colorful one!!!

I really, really wanted to make one for myself!

Elena said...

They are really cute. I specially like the "hanging lamp".

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