Thursday, August 6, 2015

Abby Lou Pottery

Ceramics with as much an Emphasis on Form & Beauty as their Utility.
Artful Pieces with Function & Flair to Easily Become Part of Daily Life.

Images by Abby Lou
Artist: Abby Lou
Expertise: Ceramics
Materials: Clay, Glaze, Shaping Tools, Potter's Wheel, Kiln
Style: Pieces that are Decorative & Dedicated to Use
Inspiration: Colors, Shapes & Textures in Nature
Common Creations: Teapots, Vases, Bowls, Sculpture & more
Shop Offline: Events Announced on Facebook
Social Media: [Facebook]
Home Base: Austin, TX
Spotted At: Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Ceramic artist Abby Lou has one of the most touching philosophies about her work. She believes "all handmade pots have a story that is started by the artist and then completed by its owner." From her perspective, the look and feel of each piece is important, but it should not overshadow the eventual use. You could almost say she goes beyond a dedication to form and function. Her inspiration for each work is rooted in nature - organic shapes, colors and textures. But no piece is conceived without considering how the user will hold it, pour it or display it. Shapes are meant to fit each use while also making the task at hand more beautiful. With an Abby Lou piece, you're not just having a cup of tea or storing spices. You're using one-of-a-kind handmade ceramics that easily become a part of you're story like no simple teapot or spice jar could. The bright colors Abby chooses are fun and invigorating. The textures and imprinted patterns are playful and welcome your touch. You're sure to find a piece that suits you as an individual, be it a vase, a teapot, a mug, a bowl or something else unique! Never settle for utilitarian when there's artists like Abby Lou!

Images by Abby Lou