The art of interior design doesn’t have to take itself too seriously. A playful ceramic set is a great and easy way to add a tongue-in-cheek twist to an otherwise standard living room. Take, for instance, Katie Kimmel’s dog-shaped vases.
Taking inspiration from her “little goofball dog, Pony,” Kimmel ‘s ceramic creations are a joy to behold. “I try to be nice to myself when I’m working and mentally it’s allowed me to go to a lot of weird places,” admitted the California-based artist in an interview with the Urban Outfitters blog. “Also I take time to work in different mediums and try new things, then when I come back to ceramics I find that the new things have a way of influencing the way I work.”
Working from her studio in the Mojave Desert, she has amassed more than 30 thousand followers on Instagram, proving that her different approach to art-making is well noted.
“I took ceramics classes as a kid and have always been very sculpture-minded when it comes to making art,” she recalled. “In college I had the facility to start working with ceramics again and it was a dream come true! I love feeling connected with my younger self who loved clay.”
Check out some of her playful designs.