You might say that our infatuation with contemporary ceramicists is at its peak, and we keep discovering new artists almost weekly via Instagram (blessed be). The work of Jessica Hans is not exactly a novelty to this office, as we have proudly kept one of the beautiful black-and-white vases from her collaboration with Swedish fashion brand Eytys – a capsule collection designed exclusively for 10 Corso Como – on display since receiving it as a gift from the brand. We know, spoiled.
So, from being sort of subconsciously percent in our everyday lives, Hans was recently brought back to our attention via a collaboration with HAY, another Scandinavian brand, for which she has designed a series of mugs and vases in her signature style. All gorgeous, of course, and proving the commercial value of good ceramic art.
The young artist, born in 1988, runs her studio from Philadelphia, USA, where she develops ceramic art and products inspired by the naturally occurring pattern and texture of rock and earth combined with motifs found in modern design. The organic and abstract aesthetic of her unique, handbuilt objects is unmistakable: the hand-painted surfaces of her vases have a deliberately uneven and irregular design. Color choices are also distinctly her, adding a playful and dynamic dimension to the raw and natural characteristics of clay.
Needless to say: on their own, or used as a vessel for wild flowers, these objects are just about as beautiful as it gets.
Above: Two vases from Jessica Hans’ collection for HAY.
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