Thursday, 10 July 2014

A Funky Scottish Decade - Black & White Collection...


"anything stripy, spotty and funky appeals to my sense of design"

This year, it's the 10th Anniversary of the launch of the first iconic, East Neuk collection by
Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish!   In celebration, we're producing a special series of blog posts about a decade of her definitive Funky Scottish collections.  You can click here to read our introduction.  As we rewind back through the years to 2004, this week, we discover the inspiration behind the 'Black & White' collection.

Inspired by the black and white styles of the 1950s and 1960s, Karen has created a range of striking, hand-painted ceramics.  These include plates and tiles - which make fabulous statement pieces for the home!  Take a closer look at this timeless range, with artist's notes from Karen....


"I've always loved 50's and 60's black & white pottery and have a collection from years ago bought in junk shops, fairs...and e-bay! My own range is influenced by pieces like these.... 


Anything stripey, spotty and funky appeals to my sense of design. This big plate was painted with a puppet from Bali, for a book project...


 I painted a range with a stripey border done with wax resist. A few of them are shown here... 


I love working with line. It's tricky on ceramics. You have to be confident as it's not easy to get rid of once the paint is on!!!


Meet us again next week for this artistic adventure, back in time, through a Funky Scottish decade!  You can discover 'Sea Pottery' -  last week's post in our special series - by clicking here.  Also, join us this August for the Pittenweem Arts Festival.  Karen Edward will host her 10th Anniversary exhibition in the Funky Scottish gallery.  Find out more about this renowned annual event at pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk.


About...

Living by the sea, Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish is naturally drawn to coastal themes and has developing her own unmistakable flair for showcasing the unique character of the East Neuk. Her favourite subjects include the houses, animals, boats and seascapes she observes in and around the fishing villages. Karen will also happily paint bespoke ceramics reflecting your own unique character and interests. Choose a gift or crockery collection to celebrate special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. If you'd like to order your own exclusive, hand-painted piece, please get in touch!  



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