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.
No Plastic Straws All Summer. Are You Up for the Challenge?
Let's save the environment – one plastic straw at the time. Here's how to stay off the single-use stuff this summer (and beyond).
Learning Scandinavian Minimalism From Interior Designer Elisabeth Heier
Norwegian interior designer Elisabeth Heier is one of our biggest inspirations when it comes to timeless and long-lasting style.
New Podcast and In-Season Veggies with Plant-Based Chef Therese Elgquist
When the brilliant mind behind Plant Based by Thess releases a podcast on sustainability, we'll obviously have some questions.
Editor's Letter: A Tribute To the Emmas and Gretas
"Emma relates to the planet, and to existence–things larger than our own lives–more hands-on than I will ever do."