Right On, Cool Vintage Plate Reuse on display through Etsy from Austin Modern.
Taking grandma’s plates takes a certain ‘no guts no glory’ type of edge…so wrong it, we’d rather leave it up to the pros. Check out the handsome quality – all done on unique antique plates. I think the pictures speak for themselves…good to see creative juxtaposition of the past and present.
Reinventing the past is a bold statement, and artists like Shary Boyle and Chris Antemann truly embrace some of the boldness and inventiveness artists have been taking in reinventing the crafts of yesteryear. These wonderful works use historical techniques to create remarkable reinventions that are setting bold new directions for the craft.
The past holds many treasures, and often times they just keep on giving! Check out Austin Modern for a hand crafted piece of time that never siezes to stop!
Looks like some artists have a huge amount of fun to me! All of the pieces have a sly and playful quality that’s kind of irresistible as commentary and insider-humor regardless of whether they’re “beautiful” or not. I guess for myself, I’d have to pick the Godzilla plate, the monster being imposed as I think he is on a Japanese wartime piece of porcelain–what great juxtaposition, besides the mega-lizard stomping around a bucolic little scene of prettiness! Makes me smile.
Lol, I’m with the commenter above. Love love love the godzilla plate, even better now that I know the subtlties of the origin of the plate 😉