Back to the Basics

We were inspired by the Dutch masters to take a close look at everyday household objects in a blue and white palette.

• Hendrik Kerstens’ Portraits juxtaposes the piercing stare, soft lighting, and minimal background of 17th century Dutch paintings with modern day household items like bubble wrap, lampshades, and towels.

• Vermeer’s Milkmaid is luminous in person but the subject matter could not be more ordinary. She is a common servant pouring milk over stale pieces of bread  to make pudding. Like Vermeer himself, she transforms ordinary ingredients into delicious dishes.

• Livia Martin’s Nomad Patterns series of ceramic cups and vessels appear to melt, caught between the moment of being whole and dissolved. So this is what the Mad Hatter’s tea party looks like.

• Leslie’s Soup Bowls are handmade from stoneware clay and glazed with a rustic cobalt blue glaze.

• Home Spun Style’s Table Runner is made from oatmeal colored cotton canvas with three blue stripes.

• Meg’s Napkins are blue cotton screen-printed with the white lines of a planetary map.

• Poppy House Pottery’s Bowl is hand painted with an intricate pattern of dots and vines.

• Melissa Maya’s Mug is hand painted with a blue chevron pattern on white.

• Jennifer Nelson’s Table Runner is made of hemp block printed with a blue blooming branch.

• Jeff LiaBraaten’s Dinner Napkins are printed with a dense pattern of florals.

• Vitreous Wares’ Bowl is perfect for snacks and has bright cobalt and white glazes.