Even though things were put on hold around here, I never stopped sharing my passion for art, design, people, and everything edible on my Instagram. I love the little community I built there through the years, and even though a lot of people I used to follow lost themselves to fully sponsored and uniform feeds to please brands, I’m still a big fan of the platform and find inspiration there everyday.
Inspiration, yes. While some are using IG essentially to sell a bunch of useless c**** ( human billboards if I may), for me the real influencers of Instagram are the people spreading meaningful and creative content. One of my favourite thing to do with this platform, is to source accounts from emerging artists and designers. Investing in prints, ceramics, drawings, pottery is something I’ve be doing more seriously for the last past year, and I realised that 95% of them were found on Instagram. I get a lot of messages about the pieces I share in my stories, so I thought that it was time to share some of my favourite artists and artisans I came across through Instagram with you.
I don’t remember how I landed on James Wilson Instagram feed, but I remember loving it straight away. Based in Brighton (UK), James is an artist and illustrator with a style which is somewhat reminiscent of some Matisse drawings. I recently purchased one of his print for my baby girl nursery (it’s never too early to appreciate beautiful things), and I was very please by the quality and the speedy delivery. I will definitely get another one for myself this summer. You can visit his Tictail, and browse through a large selection of prints, original work, and some cool collaborations.
“Kana London was born fortuitously as a result of my training in sculpture & my background in fine art, eventually becoming a fully developed project in London in 2012. Sculpting and an affinity for working with clay led me to wanting to apply the principles of my art work – the tactile, hand built aesthetics, the traces of my fingerprints and hands on the surface – into functional ceramics.” I came across KANA London Instagram while looking for ceramic classes (still on my bucket list) and completely fell for her soulful and original work (still need to put my hands on some of her pieces). Based in East London, Ana Kerin creates and teaches from her beautiful studio. Make sure to visit her online shop.
I landed of Alexandria Coe Instagram after totally crushing on her collaboration with KANA London. I love how free her drawings are, and the way she explores the female body. I’m a sucker for minimalist illustrations, and the London based artist surely knows how to create a powerful nude with a simple line. You can find her illustrations in Liberty London.
I came across Sarah Wilton Instagram after reading about how Urban Outfitters ripped off her designs, and I was really please to see her work at Copeland Gallery’s Independent Ceramics Market last week in Peckham. The Bristol based artist creates colourful ceramics and potteries with distinctive patterns which will bright up your interior. Have a look at her BigCartel shop here.
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Cover picture: Courtesy of KANA London