This Leopard Planter was hand-built in a private ceramic studio in the hills of Valley Center, California. There are only 2 of its kind; your purchase helps support female ceramicist-painter Corina Bilandzija. She throws, glazes, and fires every piece at her private residence. Each of the pieces in this capsule collection are also hand-painted to perfection by Corina herself. A rare gem for all pottery collectors!
Note that this piece is perfectly imperfect; they are intentionally asymmetrical in design for its one-of-a-kind nature. Every piece is uniquely different.
Planter dimensions: Width from ear to ear: 4" Width x 5.5" Total Height. Mouth of opening: approximately 2" W; Planter Depth: 3.5".
Note: Airplant not included.
About the artist
Growing up in rural San Diego, Corina Bilandzija was always outside, surrounded by orange and avocado groves, riding horses, building forts, playing tennis, hanging out at the beach and catching lizards. From there, she settled in San Francisco, where she spent her twenties and thirties exploring the city’s fashion and culture with a community of artists, musicians and poets who inspired her daily. This was her physical and personal geography, and the driving force behind her work. She currently resides in the hills of Valley Center (California) with her husband Nathan and 2 highly spirited puppies Littles and Phantom.
Corina gravitates towards colors and textures found in nature, and tries to capture that essence in form. She’ll stick to a single color palette for a few pieces then move on to another for the next series, varying how she works and what she creates so each one-of-a-kind piece is truly special. If the form is simple, she goes heavy on pattern and texture. If it’s complex, then she'll tone it down, so it’s not too much to take in. The painter-printmaker in her enjoys the surface decoration most. She loves layering with slips, carving patterns, using wax as a resist and then glazing all or parts of the piece, treating the surface as she would a painting. The resulting statement pieces are primitive and bold, but also functional and refined.
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