Californian ceramicist and designer Eric Roinestad’s designs are highly sculptural, expressive and ornate, and come to life in the form of lighting, vessels, and objects for the home. His ceramics are impressive decorative pieces of art, which are curvaceous in shape and ingenious in design.
Roinestad’s concentration on design and proportions, as well as his fascination with detailed shapes, derive from his experience as a graphic designer and art director. Before moving into ceramics, Roinestad worked at Capitol Records, where he was responsible for creating some of the most iconic album covers to date. His creative background enables him to have a multidisciplinary approach, which is apparent in his works.
His coveted pieces are sold through New York gallery, The Future Perfect with a selection of his stoneware vessels, masks, wall lights and sconces on display in New York as well as LA at gallery Casa Perfect.
Eric grew up amongst a family of builders and makers so it was a natural progression for him to end up in ceramics and sculpture. With an inherent passion and interest in design, his concepts are inspired by his surroundings; Southern Californian architecture, Californian folk design and the shadow play of light hitting subjects are sources of creativity for the artist.
His organic forms are one-of-a-kind and truly exceptional, exuding a sense of playfulness and character. The curvatures of his ceramics are natural and streamlined, with a smooth white-washed hue and matte finish, which is tactile and engaging.
Made from ceramic stoneware, Roinestad’s forms are substantial in size, spanning from 14-20 inches tall. Debuting his lighting designs at Design Miami in 2016, the collection includes a chandelier, hanging pendants, floor lights and his signature stone masks transformed into breathtaking wall lights. The stark glow of the light illuminates the masks, creating caricatures which cast eerie shadows on the wall.
Roinestad’s sculptural masterpieces blur the line between artwork and object thanks to their animated forms and juxtaposed shapes. They are organic and modern in form, playful yet elegant in design and represent Roinestad’s skills as an artist across multiple mediums.