They Named Her John
Ceramic artist, Jessica Philips (no her name is not John) tries to convey in her work inspiration from Giorgio Morandi still life or Edmund de Waal installation. What I appreciate most about her work is the simple colour palette and the small details she manages to incorporate. This is not your average ceramic work but one of modernity. Smooth, sleek and minimal with a strong sense of form.
Phillips also attributes inspiration from machinery in her father's shop which does resonate. I would even be tempted to describe her work as somewhat architectural with its strong lines and mix of robust and slender forms. Groupings of her works appear almost cityscape-like.
Incorporating modern design principles and aesthetics into a very traditional process, They Named Her John sucessfully bridges the gap between the two.
All images courtesy of They Named Her John Instagram account.