I have been very fortunate to grow up around artists and design, however it took me well into my design degree to realize how lucky I really was. I remember my mother always had wonderful ceramic pieces around the house as objects and was given stunning pottery bowls and kitchenware as gifts for every occasion. When I was growing up these never really meant a whole lot to me, however now that I am working on some incredible interior design projects and am looking for unique art objects I keep coming back to things that remind me of my home.
There is a wonderful design fair put on every year by the British Craft Council called Collect. When we were living in London I used to go and always found new and interesting artists' work that truly inspired me. Unfortunately this year as we are no longer in London I was not able to go; however a friend who went sent me some photos that made me swoon. Annie Turner is an artist whose work I have admired for years. Although she works in ceramics she has a series of woven pieces that defies everything I think ceramics should and can be. Her work was on display here in the city at Sofa NYC in April, and I would highly recommend having a look at her work in person whenever you might have the chance.