Friday, March 12, 2010

A Textural Adventure!

I am back again with another Handmade Artist's Forum Blog Ring Feature, albeit a few days late. This week our featured artisan is Pleasant Peasantry, which is actually a husband and wife team who hail from Chicago. Both are long time crafters who have tried their hands at many different crafts over the years. Their Etsy store is a lovely mix of macrame and ceramics, or as their tagline says - Your One-Stop Shop for Pots and Knots.
Now having played with clay a bit, and with fibres, I can say these are both very textural crafts. They are hands on and a lot of it is based on feel. There is also a methodical, meditative aspect to the producing of these articles.
The end results are fantastic, nothing 'daggy' about the macrame pieces they produce. Gone are the days when macrame was just used for plant hangers, with the use of finer fibres fashionable jewellery pieces are created. They have a wonderfully beachy feel.
Their ceramics are brilliant, with interesting uses of glazes and ceramic techniques to produce fantastic usable pieces. Their store is well worth a visit, and they are also happy to make items on request.
Recently they have begun a journey of discovering in the world of book binding, and you can see this journey on their blog - The Craft Journals, which also has artisan features.

10 comments:

Larissa said...

Great post about a very cool husband & wife team!

MakinTheBestOfIt said...

Wonderfully talented couple!

DreamBubbles said...

Wonderful items to feature! I love them :) I don't think I'd seen that first neckalce before. Great post :)

MakinTheBestOfIt said...

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trusk4u said...

Terrific post! I love the items you chose to feature too. I don't recall seeing that necklace before.

Mewes Mountain Arts said...

They do fantastic work! Thank you so much for posting!

Haffina said...

The necklace is in their Etsy..I just used one of the addition images instead :)

Handmade Artists' Forum said...

Love that last vase picture!
HAF

jewelry by NaLa said...

Wonderfully talented couple!

CraftyMama said...

Thanks for the rave review! :D