London-based artist Katharine Morling makes ceramic sculptures of woodland creatures and colorful still lives of fruit and flora. But it’s the cartoonish, hand-rendered, black-and-white renditions of everyday objects—a blank page and pen, an old typewriter, a box of matches, an old sewing machine, a chainsaw—that are the most arresting, inviting nostalgia and reflection. Even in photographs, they look like a sketchbook sprung to life.
In an artist’s statement, Morling describes her work as 3-D drawings “in the medium of ceramics.” Her works are life-sized, creating “a slightly surreal experience,” she says. “Each piece, on the surface, an inanimate object, has been given layers of emotion and embedded with stories, which are open for interpretation in the viewer’s mind.”