I’ve been going back and forth all day wanting to post, and it’s about time, isn’t it? I can finally share with you what has been running in my mind today, the inspirational work of one of my favorite ceramicists, Nina van de Goor.
Nina is a design, art and craft lover, maker, and successful small business owner in the Netherlands. She creates handmade ceramics, screen prints gorgeous patterns and designs on china and makes collages, all can be found in her online shop.
This selection of my favorite photos truly shows the way that Nina lives and the art she creates is full of joy and brightness. You can really see through her creative space that Nina surrounds herself with and is inspired by an abundance of color, shapes and beauty in all its forms. I particularly like Nina’s visual aesthetic and consistency in style, as well as the variations in detail from one piece to the next.
She creates art and brings so-called mundane, functional everyday objects to life and shows us that they can be so interesting and captivating. As I look through the photos of her individual pieces and the way they are displayed in her home, I can’t help but imagine how beautiful they would look together on a wall, to drink from, or as bowls, or for flowers. I really ought to start a collection soon, I have long admired china collections. I imagine it would be fun to even buy some vintage china and personalize it, the way the very talented Nina does and other designers do as well nowadays, in a fresh, modern way by screen printing.
Nina authors a delightful interior design, art and crafts blog called Ninainvorm where you can surely find more inspiration on a daily basis, and partake in interesting topics as well.
This is a quote from Nina I’d like to share, because I believe in it is true in life, and we can all learn from it. “Beauty then seems to be everywhere, and it makes me realize that we shouldn’t try too hard and make it all too perfect. So right now I’m inspired to look for this nonchalant beauty instead of the too perfect, over-styled things.”
(images: nina van de goor)