I was walking home from Duke campus last week on a particularly chilly day when an entire flock of cedar waxwings landed in a berry tree near the path. There they were, in a feeding frenzy, while the rest of us were freezing in the 20 degree F weather. They are so fun to watch, especially with all those berries in the background.
With an adept understanding of ceramics and anatomy, Hong-Kong based artist Johnson Tsang creates strange and unexpected anthropomorphic sculptures where human forms seem to splash effortlessly through functional objects like bowls, plates, and cups. While the works shown here are mostly innocent and comical in nature the artist is unafraid of veering into more macabre subject matter in other artworks that grapple with war and violence.
Nothing says “Our love will last forever.” like a tiny gold squid encircling your ring finger. This tentacular little beauty was handmade by Portland, OR-based jeweler Cheyenne Weil of gin & butterflies. She custom-makes each Squid Wedding Band by hand-carving the ring in wax and then casting it using the lost-wax method.
"This ring is a highly detailed piece with the squid and water/wave design flowing all the way around the ring, leaving no particular part "up." It is a nice 8mm in width, over 2mm thick, and has a delicious weighty feel."
In 2006 we made this little burger meal for a competition on Craftster.org. It got quite a bit of online traffic at the time. Couldn’t find the links, so I re-edited and uploaded these for Parisa.
Me and Mr L put it together, and all the food was edible: baby onion, american cheese, baby gherkin, homemade bun, handcut fries. I made the tray and the drink out of polymer clay and printed up the Craftster branding.
This was the first time I tried the honey from the hive, having smelt it on and off for the past two years. I wanted to wait until the bees had sufficient supply tucked away, and even now, took only a few frames. It is so good: rich and spicy and incredible thick, I cut out an inch square and ate it like a bear, with comb in my paw. They work so hard to make this, it is truly precious stuff, full of the essence of every plant they visit. Buzz buzz…