Good morning! Today I would like to introduce you to Dirty Girl Clayworks! Faro Ann Sullivan is a studio potter and teacher living on Vancouver Island. The first time I laid my eyes on her wonderful pieces I was in love. The palette is beautiful and the silhouettes she features are some of my very favorites... so, of course, I've been quite excited to share her with you! Here's what Faro has to say about her work:
"My pots offer a contemporary, playful perspective on creating artful pottery that one can use to celebrate the everyday moments as well as unique occasions. My work is informed by historical slipware. I use bright, fun colours, images, and text which reflect my belief that playfulness is an integral part of life. I have a love of words, both oral and printed. I find that the slip wants to be written on and into, carved and layered. Text and simple, silhouette style stencils are the basis of my surface decoration. With this simple base I use printmaking techniques and inspiration from graphic novels, photography, poetry, politics, graffiti, and children’s books to tell stories on clay."
Dirty Girl Clayworks has a terrific selection of bowls, platters, cups and more. I enjoy filling my home with handmade pieces that are both useful and beautiful. Faro's slipwear is a perfect representation of that.
In fact, I know a little someone who'd really love this pink bunny bowl, and I'm hoping that the green crow tumbler highlighted here is enough of a hint for the holiday gift list the my husband is already writing, or will start right after he reads this post! (hee hee)
Please go give her shop a visit, there's much more to see! And do remember Dirty Girl Clayworks for your own gift lists.