Saturday, December 22, 2012

2013 calendar

I am so so happy with this new calendar. It started with a zodiac illustration project that was cancelled in the middle and I liked the way it came out too much to let it go so I turned it into this calendar wich you can buynow in my Etsy store.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New print for sale

This is a picture I took of houses in Union Street in Park Slope Brooklyn where I was walking my dog a while ago:

And this is the illustration I made based on it. It is now for sale on my etsy store. Its pretty big (18x12 inches) and came out really nice. I really like the colors, they are pretty true to the original atmosphere of the street.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Etsy store relaunched

My new and improved Etsy store now open for business! Featuring original ceramic art, silkscreen prints or digital prints. All lovingly made by yours truly for all your holiday shopping needs. A perfect gift for a special beauty-loving someone in every budget! Come take a look

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New mermaid

My new mermaid design. I really like this one, Im thinking about expending it into a mini-line.
Ceramics etsy store coming very soon. stay tuned.
making mermaid scales

quarter for scale. she looks smaller in pictures

Also new small ornaments. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

guess who

Promotional illo for the NB 2013 calendar. Its about bad luck omens (13). I got November (Thanksgiving) and a black cat so it's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - cat version

Saturday, September 22, 2012

New website!!

My new ceramics website is up and running!
Only 3 items on it for now and you cant buy them yet unless you are in Brooklyn (see below) but more stuff coming soon. This site is still being tested so please let me know if you have any problems viewing it and on which browser.

 My prints and ceramics for sale at The Brooklyn Collective

212 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(between Union and Sackett)
Hours: Thursday - Sunday 1pm - 8pm

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

McDonald's Arch Card

My design for a McDonald's Arch card (prepaid/ gift card)
In participating branches now (or soon)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

show-off pieces

These two pieces are not for sale. They are for my table infront of my ceramics line in The Brooklyn Collective. The peacock will hold my postcards and the frame is for my about-the-artist paragraph.
Can't wait to see them fired. Show opens in one week.

Monday, August 20, 2012


I like instagram. I like taking pictures. I haven't been on it for long but its really fun!
If you'd like to see more pictures of my work, work process, personal inspiration and other things that dont get on my blog, come follow me (kenguroo) on Instagram.
See you there :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

new silkscreen print

This one is called "The Giving Deer". 2 transparent colors (purple and gold) create a third color (brown) when overlapping. Out for sale soon

New iphone case (designed by self)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

little birdies

As you know I'm working on ceramics pieces for my show in September. Those are complicated and time consuming and even though I'm not sure how much I want to charge for them yet, I realize that they might not be affordable for a lot of people I know. So I decided to make simpler, smaller, cheaper pieces in addition to the bigger one. In the picture are little birds ornaments all ready for the kiln.
They might all look the same at first glance but they are made individually by hand so, if you'll look closely, each is a little different and has its own personality. I am going to glaze them in different colors too. Can't wait to see them done!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

back from workation

It was amazing! Oliver flew with me and had the time of his doggie life turning from a city dog into a wild and free nature dog 
Ollie has his own beach
and sharing pretzels with Sheera (my niece)

We had a great time but I also got a lot done and Im really pleased. I call it workation but I dont concider ceramics work, I consider it fun. Of course if i had to do it for a living it would have turned into work in my mind. 
new bisque and unfired pieces 
before I left I asked a local old fashion blacksmith to make me what looks like very large cookie cutters out of tin. They are the outlined shapes of my birds and will make cutting slubs of clay into those shapes much easier and save me a lot of time. Cant wait to try them.
 my custom "cookie cutters"
Unfortunately, since Ollie flew with me in the cabin, I could'nt take the ceramics pieces as carryon. I packed them really well but two of them did not survive the trip. too bad but not the end of the world. I'll make more.

casualties of travel :(

Monday, June 11, 2012

work in progress

Im on holiday. This means that I'm working hard on my new ceramics line which will be on sale in the Brooklyn Collective in September. Little peek:

Friday, May 18, 2012

knockoff artist!

I accidentally came across the fabric above for sale on etsy. It's listed as an RJR Fabric by designer Yuko Hasegawa. Here is Yuko's profile on the RJR website (you can see the pattern by clicking the coming soon link on the right) Very talented designer right? Long impressive list of credits in illustration and design...
Well below is my pattern from April 2009. It was first featured on my blog here and later in the first Print and Pattern book where, no doubt, Ms Hasegawa has seen it.

I have been in the textile and patterns business long enough to know that theft happens all the time and Ms Hasegawa did take the time to redraw everything slightly differently and to add a bear or two, she might have even changed it just enough that I don't have a legal case against her but what is really upsetting to me is that she gets a designer credit for it. She didn't design it, I did. 
It took me a long time and I'm really proud of it! The fact that she and her company are profiting from it, both financially and as a portfolio piece is infuriating!
You call yourself an artist Yuko Hasegawa? Please act like one and make your own art.
more of "Yuko's line" on the RJR Fabrics website all based on my design 

Monday, May 7, 2012

a new stamp and a new website

Custom laser cut ceramics stamps from Aren't they cool? I'm going to stamp the back of every piece in my new ceramics line. The line will be showcased on my new website Nothing there yet but I'll keep you updated.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Making a silicon mold

I've been experimenting with some reproduction techniques for my new ceramics collection. This is a silicon mold test. I don't think it came out that great, there were some air bubbles and some of the fine details got lost. Might do better with a plaster cast.

Friday, April 20, 2012

sneek peek

some shots of my new mythology silkscreen prints. Not for sale for now, working on my collection for the Brooklyn Collective