After a fruitless Saturday of riding ‘Betsy’ all around south London visiting exhibitions which were closed, and shops that are in fact online shops (!?) it was nice to finally see some new things yesterday. These pictures do not justify these ceramic pieces, Paper Vases, by Natascha Madeiski. They are gorgeously textured and play a little bit of a trick on the mind as they look like paper, but stand on their own, completely stable. One of the vases I saw was painted yellow inside, creating some interesting depth. It’s texture overload between the decoration, and the actual form…I think you have to see these in person to fully appreciate them!
Natascha’s background is in architecture, which she teaches, whilst running her own cross-disciplinary design practice which covers architecture, light and furniture projects. She is originally from Bolzano Italy (I was just there a few weeks ago! It’s a completely surreal place as it only became part of Italy after World War I so everyone we met spoke German and the architecture is definitely more alpine and Austrian than Italian). Natascha skipped around the region between Bolzano, Innsbruck and Vienna before basing herself in Lincoln, UK.