Monday, April 19, 2010

Tile Work as Inspiration

One last post from my trip to Reading last week. Jason Messinger, a ceramicist based in Chicago, had an exhibit at The Goggleworks titled Symbols and Sympathies - the exhibit is now over but I did get some great photos of his work. His exhibit consisted primarily of square tiles, about 8 x 8 inches - I loved the way they were displayed - very quilt-like.

I love the following two tiles - the letters are so bold.

I'm currently working on a baby quilt as an entry in my guild's upcoming challenge and I had already planned using lettering on the quilt - new inspiration for me from these tiles. The color combination of the deep gun metal and turquoise was so striking.

The tiles were sold individually, not as groupings. This collection really caught my eye - monotone, yet so textural.

I spent most of today working on my bird challenge - can't share anything with you now, but I promise I am taking photos of my progress to share with you after the reveal early May. I made time today to visit Art Quilt Elements at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA and will post a review later this week after a return visit - I need some time to think about the exhibit before I comment.


Jason Messinger said...

Thanks for the great shout out!
I posted a link to your review on my blog:

Stephanie said...

I love Jason's work, but had never made the connection to quilting. Very interesting, thanks for the insightful post.

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