Ceramic Exotic Fruits Barston
We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us, but when we say that we usually think about eating them. However, humans are a part of the natural world, and we benefit from interacting with and looking at natural things. This is far more than just nostalgia for greenery, but it is held up by sound scientific study. For example, the human eye is designed to enjoy the colour green, and it sees green better than any other colour, and people who live near green spaces are more likely to live longer. It is no wonder then those artists have long used nature and greenery as inspiration and people have used exotic fruits, leaves and plants to adorn interior spaces since the very earliest home decorators could pull out their paintbrushes!
These days nothing has changed, and natural images and works of art are enjoyed almost universally as a way of bringing the healthful beauty of natural forms into our living spaces. One of the best ways to enjoy nature in art is in ceramic sculptures. Ceramic artists have been taking their inspiration from nature since the dawn of time, and they still do. One of the best studios specialising in beautiful ceramic art that has been inspired by nature is Penkridge Ceramics, based in Walsall, not far away from the town of Barston in the West Midlands. If you are looking for beautiful ceramic art, including ceramic exotic fruits, Barston’s local ceramic specialists are for you! Read on for a look at Penkridge Ceramics’ range of works and the best ceramic exotic fruits Barston has to offer.
Local, Handmade Ceramic Exotic Fruits
Barston might not be the first place you think of when you are looking for the birthplace of an artistic movement, but in 1984 when Penkridge Ceramics’ two artists introduced the world to their amazing range of ceramic exotic fruits, Barston became the home of a new style of pottery art. Inspired by the attention to detail in trompe l’oeil and still life painting of exotic fruits, MA ceramics graduates Lorraine Taylor and Nicky Smart released their stand-alone collection known as ‘Still Life Studies in Clay’. The collection displays a range of ceramic exotic fruits, each hand made in the Walsall studio near Barston, and finished with delicate attention to detail. Each of the ceramic exotic fruits are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing, replicating the texture, colour and look of real fruit with layers of carefully applied and fired glazes.
The ceramic exotic fruits Barston is now known for make excellent gifts, and they are enjoyed and collected by art lovers around the world. These ceramic exotic fruits Barston has are a regular feature of the Chelsea Flower Show, and they have featured in displays and collections around the world.
If you are looking for an iconic centrepiece, a gift for a nature lover or the perfect piece for a private collection, make sure to check out the ceramic exotic fruits Barston has at Penkridge Ceramics.