“…To constantly experiment with and challenge the mediums of ceramics and light by exploring the relationship between flora and art…” Jeremy Cole
Ceramics and light, the two mediums that Jeremy Cole uses to create these beautiful pieces of art. Jeremy Cole is driven by his philosophy:
- Beauty, “…To constantly deliver through my mediums, beauty, elegance and craftsmanship, nothing more and nothing less…”
- Determination “…To constantly experiment with and challenge the mediums of ceramics and light by exploring the relationship between flora and art…”
- Craftsmanship, “…To produce all of my works in-house, to maintain my beliefs, to work with a small team of skilled artisans to assist me in delivering my works to the world…”
These handmade flora inspired collections are known the world over and can be found in museums, commercial and retail spaces and used by the top designers in outstanding interiors projects. The images that I have in this article are from two projects by Kelly Hoppen and Jeremy Coles’ lighting has been used in both projects.
Jeremy Cole moved to London from Wellington, New Zealand in 1999. It was in 2004, on a visit to the Tate where he saw in a book an image of a ceramic vessel that was almost translucent, this inspired him to explore the relationship between ceramics and light. In 2008 his studio moved to the home of English potteries in Stoke on Trent, but he has since moved back to his homeland, New Zealand.
One of the reasons for Jeremy’s success is the fact that he oversees production and makes everything in-house, enabling him to ensure that each handmade piece is being crafted to the best that it can be. He employs some of the most skilled ceramicists too.
I particularly like the Aloe collection, and this has been created in a very clever way. These are 3 seperate pieces, but they follow on from each other and work so well as a collection.
Starting with the Aloe Shoot, moving onto the Aloe Bud and then finally the Aloe Blossom. The gradual opening of the aloe has been captured so delicately. You almost feel as if you can peel the leaves back.
To find out more about Jeremy Cole and his work, including his other collections, do visit his website, Jeremy Cole.