Sydney graphic designer Vanessa Bean‘s [real name Holle] Totems are beyond charming. The graphic influence of her profession is so evident in these adorable stacks of ceramics.
Vanessa discovered ceramics 2 years ago after doing a community college evening course in porcelain jewellery and has been experimenting with different techniques ever since. “I have a tendency to put a face on most of the things I make and the totems allowed me to work on small components that could be put together to make a bigger piece.” Says Vanessa.
Vanessa uses a simple, decorative and graphic approach to the pieces. “Because the rings are not complex to make I can focus on the painting and I purpose glaze selected elements to highlight the contrast between matt and gloss.”
A small selection of totems is currently sold through Koskela in Sydney and Klopper in Melbourne.