Australian, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott is recognized as one of the world’s best contemporary ceramic artists since 1955. She draws inspiration for her pottery and decor from the great Italian painter and printmaker, Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) whose  specialty was still life. He utilized everyday objects such as his lifetime collection of dusty bowls, bottles and vases  to stimulate   contemplation. His colors were subdued and limited to clay-toned whites, drab greens and umber browns and occasionally terra-cotta.  Pigott’s work and home reflects this as well. Her home and her pottery promotes serenity and calmness.

Home Photos by Jared Fowler for Vogue Living Austrailia; via M Dash

‘I am simply looking for beauty, whatever that is—it’s nothing that can be explained, only felt. If I find it in a single bowl, or a wandering line of pots, good. I am grateful.’

(r) photo via Newcastle Art Gallery 

1941 still life, by Giorgio Morandi, oil on canvas| via

 Slow with six bowls, translucent porcelain, by Hanssen Pigott via Rex Irwin Art Gallery

Giorgio Morandi at the Met via

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott’s Bright Shadow, 2011, translucent porcelain, Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Picture: Brian Hand Source: Supplied via The Australian