3D ceramic wall art 'Urban Landscape #2'
3D ceramic wall art 'Urban Landscape #2' is one of a series of 3-Dimensional abstract pictures handmade from porcelain. It is mounted and framed, ready for you to hang on your wall. Each one is unique.
This piece, 3D ceramic wall art 'Urban Landscape #2' is an echo of my previous life as an architectural photographer. The influences are obvious and my clients always knew I would supply them with some interesting abstracts from any project they had commissioned me to shoot for them. The whole is mounted on a black board which is framed in a white 25cm square deep frame, complementing the warm white of the porcelain and chosen to look at home in most surroundings. The frame is unglazed to allow the free play of light on the shapes and textures. An occasional light hoovering is the only maintenance it will need.
About 2minty studio
Hello! We are a husband and wife team at 2minty studio.
Mostly it all started when we moved house and had a real studio, on site, with plenty of space. It was amazing and very quickly we both wanted to act on creative ideas which had been bubbling in the background for a while.
Girts, a retired architectural photographer, has always been intrigued by hand-built ceramics, the possibilities with shape, texture, glaze and decoration just really engage him. So a new kiln came to the studio and all sorts of things began to disappear from the house, empty bottles to use as moulds, kitchen scales, and lengths of material to create textured clay all found their way there. He shapes the clay by hand rather than using a potters wheel.
When the kiln is opened after a firing and the waiting for it to cool down is over, the lid is lifted with great excitement. Will it be triumph or tragedy? Thankfully, usually the former.
My paper weaving started some years ago when I was doing test prints of abstract photos I had taken for book publishers to use on their covers. The fine art paper was so lovely and velvety I couldn't throw them away. Later I came back to them and cut one into strips, and the rest just followed naturally.
I love how the colours and textures interact when woven, it's quite a slow progress but I love to watch it take shape. It's exacting and methodical work but I find it relaxing. I have quite a paper stash, lots of old maps which I love, old books and shop catalogues. Always the paper is acid free and matt.
Recently I've really enjoyed making something that is three dimensional and the cotton rope bowls have become addictive. So many ways to decorate, and an infinite number of possible shapes, all so useful. In our house, every prototype bowl gets filled very quickly!