One of today’s newer tendencies in art and design is incorporating ceramics as an integral part of the décor of a space. Gone are the days when ceramics were considered tchotchkes for tabletop décor or for their utilitarian use. Representing this current mindset and pushing the envelope on ceramics is the very skillful, Brazilian-born, London-based artist Valéria Nascimento.
As you can appreciate from the images, Valéria gets her inspiration from nature (and very likely from the natural richness – both inside an outside the ocean – found in Brazil). The fine edges of her vessels and flowers are simple, paper thin and exquisitely delicate, just like you would find in a garden or a coral reef. They’re quite REMARKABLE!