Artist Quits Her Day Job To Sculpt Little Porcelain Animals

“Amsterdam-based sculptor Harriet Damave is responsible for these wearable porcelain art pieces which already gave pleasure to hundreds of satisfied customers and also served the artist as a way out of her boring job.

ceramic work was born because I had gotten completely stuck — like I
think everybody has at one stage in their creative career. I was
illustrating for a living, mostly school books, and living in Spain; at
one point I couldn’t seem to draw anymore, and I thought, maybe with a
trick I can get myself painting and drawing again,” she explains.

decided to try to take away the ambition of making something purely
artistic and instead focus on making something useful, like a cup or a
plate. That lowered the pressure for me, and it’s kept me going and
painting — and playing, also. Then I found the joy again, the joy of the

Now she has a whole collection of these cute porcelain animals and a total creative freedom on what she wants to do next.”


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