I do websites for ceramicists I like and whose company I enjoy.
One of these – new on board – is Armin Skirde in Höhr-Grenzhausen.
I was up there on Wednesday for a photo-shoot and do some last-minute work on his website http://arminskirdekeramik.com/ – also for a chat with “The Girls” (http://meyerundmatschke.com/) to try and get them organised – and he served me tea in a mug that stunned.
It’s by Nanna Beyer, a Finnish artist currently living in Tasmania.
Porcelain, rolled and overlapped at the seam, glazed inside and with a handle that takes a bit of getting used to.
I think the technique is nerikomi – I have a similar espresso cup by Karen Orsillo that I bought in Portland, Maine close to 20 years ago
He had 3, reckoned he only needed two and if he took them home they’d only get broken and insisted that I take this one.
I protested – just because I ADMIRE something doesn’t mean I WANT it – but to no avail.
These are people I like working with….