Jasmine Little’s Ceramic Vessels Are Out of Time, Out of Place

Jasmine Little’s art is a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Based in Colorado, she shifts constantly between sculpting and painting, working with ceramics as well as canvases. But it’s her recent project which has really caught our attention.

In it, she carved cylindrical stoneware vessels with iconography, reminiscent of ancient artifacts of a long-lost civilization. Her inspiration for her creations varied from Flemish and Renaissance paintings and medieval illuminated manuscripts to Safavid period carpets, Japanese woodblock prints, Greek black-figure, and red-figure pottery.

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But though her art seems to be out of time and out of place, her goal is for it to communicate with others. “I am very sentimental, but I want my work to be open and have more entry points and interpretations,” she told Art of Choice. “That’s more what I am doing now in both my paintings and sculptures.”

Talking about how she balances between ceramics and painting, Little added: “For me, I get a bit stir crazy so bouncing between the two mediums helps break up my time. Typically I will work in one medium for a period of months and then switch, with that amount of time you can sort of get somewhere with something, and also get to the point where you are yearning for the other thing and start to build anticipation for the shift.”

Take a look at some of her original artwork in the gallery below: