n+u EYE jewelry and ceramics are now available in my favorite store in Tulum Mexico. If you are in the area come check out to Laguna Collective for their beautiful crochet bathing suit collection paired up with our necklace for a boho chic beach vibes.
Here are some test pieces with the sand from Rockaway Beach mixed with Porcelain and white stoneware clay.
These little cups are made out of special beach sand from Montauk. I also placed glass inside to mimic the ocean.
check out the project and apply at www.facebook.com/acupadayproject
These two beetles are not entirely mine.
...You see I bought these two ornaments at the Anthropology store one winter and I was really excited to use them for a mold making class. So I made the mold thinking that with the sticker “made in China” it was ok to duplicate them. I did notice a name on the packaging and looked it up— The original beetles were made by Anna Collette Hunt a ceramic artist based in England, her installation is called “Stirring the Swarm” and its absolutely stunning.
I thought that the difference in our glazing techniques and the variation from my molds along with the fact the originals had been mass produced made it ok for me to appropriate the shapes.
After checking with a friend of mine who happens to be a lawyer specializing in the copyright of artists work, I admit I was wrong! and I do apologize to my fellow ceramic artist Anna Collette for copying her beautiful beetles form.
I will make my own beetles:) as I do have an obsession with bugs and it’s a big part of my work— whether it’s an illustrated book for kids or a ceramic piece that you can wear or hang on your wall.
The two beetles I made based on the Anthropology ornaments are no longer available for sale. I’m going to give them away instead:)
YES!!! I make jewelry for men too!!! and he shall wear it and everyone throws complements his way for it!!! That's what Lincoln tell's me; every time he wears his new necklace from n+u, people take notice.
I'm super exited to paint these porcelain beads with stripes and do a soft whimsical watercolor effect. I'm also using frost porcelain and can't wait for those beautiful transparent whites to come through.
Melisa just got the +TEENY-TINY beads:)
Porcelain hand shaped beads and hand painted with blue underglaze. The big bold tassel is hand dyed indigo yarn with brass. With this necklace you take the beach with you everywhere you go.
+A special shout out to Marian Sell, my dear friend and incredible photographer; and Wanda Orme his partner in crime, an amazing model and artist. This photoshot was a wonderful experience, Marian and Wanda are the dream team their concept was spot on and the results were beyond amazing!! They truly make magic happen:) You can check their work at: www.mariansell.com and their special collaboration at treats magazine.
+Thank you guys! It was amazing to work with you :) !!!! xoxoxoxox