Brooklyn based ceramicist Natalie Weinberger‘s collection of earthenware is lovingly articulated. There is a considered architectural sensibility, each piece looking ergonomically snug, with a scale perfect for the grasp of human hand.
Having experimented with glass blowing from an early age, it was whilst studying the art of historic preservation that Weinberger enrolled in an undergraduate ceramics course and from there, as they say, ‘the rest is history’. Weinberger credits her former studies with an ongoing interest in referencing past forms. It goes without saying that she finds a wonderland of sculptural forms in ceramics, perhaps the earliest form of artistic and functional expression in civilised society. Although her stoneware clay is rustic in nature, she coaxes very refined shapes from it.
The styling of Weinberger’s pieces is poetic, soft and dreamy, the peppered surfaces reflecting their materiality. There is a beautiful duality of the whole and the deconstructed when the pieces are viewed together against that artisanal mosaic backdrop.
Arched vases, splattered platters, morning coffee cups drip fed with delicately coiled handles and sweet dumbbellesque objet d’art, there is a bohemian refinement to Weinberger’s creations.
Credits: Natalie Weinberger Ceramics