Every once in awhile I get on a kick of looking for every day art - items usually used every day, but artistically made and presented. I recently found two artists who work with potholders .... yep, potholders! I like the way they've hung them as an artistic display - and I don't know how these particular artists feel, but if I was making these I'd really hope they found a home that also actually put them to use!
Finnish artist Anu Tuominen works in unusual media - rocks, socks, ... and potholders! I love the way she blends the colors in these exhibitions of pot holders, moving from different colors to neutrals. How fun!
Cherie St Cyr uses the surface of a pot holder as her canvas for painting - and then quilts, adding nice texture. Lately I've been thinking of using fabric paints more like watercolors. Cherie also has some beautiful quilts on her website that are well worth a look.
Happy Creating! Deborah