image via Ronni Nicole
….Continued from original BIPOC post….
I have to say there are sooo many amazing BIPOC artists putting there heart, soul and unique creativity out there, that it fills me with joy! There is so much beauty being created, and I want more and more please! This list, which I’m sure will quickly grow, is filled with artists and creators making treasures I want to fill my home with and give to as many people as possible.
Like I mentioned in the original BIPOC post, this list not only consists of black individuals but several others within in the BIPOC community. This list is very creative and inspiring, it has filled me with endless ideas but so much feeling in the form of art!!
Artists + Creators + Products
1. Ronni Nicole
I don’t even know how to describe how much Ron Nicole’s work touches my soul. I first heard about her a few years, but it wasn’t until a month ago that I truly honed in her work. From the start of Spring something has been calling me to appreciate flowers well beyond their growing and blooming stages of lights — focusing on ways of preserving them and then Ron Nicole crossed my path. Her beautiful work is pure art but also a celebratory ode to the power and delicateness of Nature. She grows all her wild blooms and then thoughtfully, and in the moment, creates plaster and clay pieces highlighting the blooms she picks. Her work and walks through the garden soothes me, I need to get my hands on one her pieces.
2. Nur Ceramics
Ceramics is such a beautiful and ancient art form, it takes skill but also a mindful patience. Nur Ceremics is more than just beautiful ceramics, each piece evokes a sense, an emotion that’ll certainly make a house feel like a home!! Dina Nur Satti makes every piece in her studio, and started on this path as a way to reconnect with her Somali and Sudanese traditions and celebrating the legendary Northern Sudan and Southern Egypt potters of ancient world. Each piece has sophisticated simplicity.
3. Elan Byrd
I’m going to start off by saying that the second I set my eyes on the crazy talented Elan Byrd’s natural fiber art pieces, I became instantly head-over-heels obsessed!! Her work is nothing like I’ve ever seen before, the 3-dimensional textural beauties inspired ancient dwellings of black ancestors. Each print is created with the intention that whoever chooses to bring a piece into their home it serves as a reminder to prioritize the principles, beliefs, traits, and ideals we aspire in our everyday lives. I LOVE her raffia wall hangings, they absolutely evoke that sense of growth, calm and reflection through an open space. I NEED to have a piece of her beautiful work!
4. Alice Gao
Alice Gao is NYC-based still life, interiors, and travel photographer. I’ve admired and loved her photography work for years, it’s beautiful and softly raw. She has a lovely ability to capture the simplest of things and yet be able to create an enticing story. She has worked with so many well known brands, that I’m sure you have seen her work and not even know it!
5. Michelle Norris Photo // Tropico Photo
Michelle Norris is so much more than a talented and colorfully vibrant photographer, the other half of one the coolest photo studios Tropico Photo, she is an artist making and bringing magic into the world! She’s certainly breaking and making all the rules when it comes to styles and color. If you love color and are instantly captivated by Michelle’s free spirit then you’ll love the collection of shoes she inspired with Charlotte Stone.
6. Tyler Thrasher
“The world is full of beautiful wonders” and Tyler Thrasher is certainly making it even more beautiful with his amazing talent and art!! Tyler’s inspiration comes first from nature, and then further explores it by combining it with science and art creating truly unique and curious creations. His sketches are unreal, full of life and emotion, he’s a crazy botanist propagating new and beautiful hybrids of plants, and thinking outside the box with his methods of crystallizing insects that have passed giving new life and beauty to them, and even growing opal! His work really is mesmerizing..
7. Isatu Hyde
Isatu Hyde is the in-house ceramicist for the beautiful brand Studio Artificer where she creates beautiful homewares, like gorgeous unique and minimalist vases and lovely bread cloches, which are bread baking pans with a lid that helps for crusty golden loaves — I’m sure all new bread bakers would love!!
8. Lindsay Adams
Lindsay Adams is a beautiful artist, but like almost all artists, she is a story teller through art. Her ipaitninheels paintings and illustrations are just beautiful, her sweet words and self-care art at Sweet Harmony are inspiring.
9. Afton by Palm
I’m obsessed with Afton by Palm’s clay creations, ranging from decor to jewelry her work is not just home decor or fashion, it’s soothing art made from the heart and soul. And she makes small, mindful batches of everything in order to minimize waste!
10. Emma Make Studio
Emma Hall decided it was time to take her digital patterns and fonts and turn them into prints people can liven up their homes with. I love how her prints are eclectic, colorfully peaceful and minimalist with designs that would make anyone happy. And she comes from Lisbon, Portugal which always makes me happy seeing beautiful brands from Portugal especially from BIPOC!
11. Lovely Earthlings
Karina Daniel Parris is bringing a bit of beauty to your life with Lovely Earthlings where she draws darling colorful women doing all the happy things they love about life — watering their plants, sipping coffee, relaxing tin the hammock — I love how playful she makes these everyday scenes come to life!
12. Godly Gorgeous
Godly Gorgeous is Andrea George’s way of combining her passions of fashion, adventure, style, and religions. Her pieces are creative and inspiring, celebrating positivity and black women.
13. Grain and Knot
Sophie created a brand just for her woodworking passion. Grain and Knot was born from a love of nature, exploration and the need for purpose in creation. It is beautifully tactile, fully functional wooden kitchenware, with each item made from reclaimed timber. Simply gorgeous, give me all the brushes please!
54Kibo founder, Nana Quagraine always loved the unique African items she found on trips back home to Ghana, but after having a hard time easily finding those beautiful designs accessible back in the state she quickly realized how largely under-represented and hard to find these designer craft were. With 54Kibo she’s created a design destination that is unique, beautiful and authentic!
15. Tactile Matter
Tactile Matter and Kenesha Sneed, the creator behind the brand, is art in so many forms! It all evokes that textural tactile sense, whether it’s a painting, an illustration, a print or gorgeous ceramic piece — that are also minimalist colorful wonders. Tactile Matter is surely to be one of your new favorite ceramist and artists.
16. Waymbul Clay & Wares
Aren’t you glad ceramics is back in style and better than ever, another clay artist making so many lovely ceramic pieces, along with some prints and incense holders, is Aboriginal Australian Meg Croydon of Waymbul Studio. Her new collection is coming soon!
17. The Coy Collection
Who wouldn’t want happy pieces in your home, or specially handmade jewelry to make you feel happy, well The Coy Collection. is that. I love there coiled vase pieces, something so natural and simply beautiful about them.
18. Lolly Lolly Ceramics
Based in Columbus, Ohio, graphic designer and ceramicist Lalese Stamps makes innovative and functional designs that are meant to be on display. Her latest project for Lolly Lolly Ceramics is created by Lalese Stamps who makes beautiful, unique and innovative ceramic designs that are also functional in the most coolest of ways. Her mug series with out-of-the-box handles are a piece I would love, and I know so many would love to drink their coffee with this piece of art.
19. Tracie Hervy Ceramic
Tracie Hervy Ceramic’s are signature simple minimalist!! I love the clean, sleek and simple lines, the neutral tones picked out of a modern garden. I think think of vases and plates as cozy minimalism.
20. Grey Remedy
Grey Remedy is a ceramics studio by Melissa J. Chin where she handcrafts beautiful minimalist designs all made with the intention of bringing a bit of peaceful beauty to everyone’s home!!
21. Naked Clay Ceramics
“Simple to look at, lovely to hold, each item is one of a kind.” That is what Carla Sealey of Naked Clay Ceramic describes her clay pieces and who wouldn’t want that in their home! She creates beautiful minimal but oh-so charming table and home pieces that are sure to become a cherished piece for you and anyone you’ll like to gift one of her beauties to.
22. Camille At The Wheel
The pottery designs are beautiful functional treasures created by Camille Beckles the creator behind Camille At The Wheel. She truly makes gorgeous piece I want, and I know you’ll to cherish and use in your home!
23. Utility Objects
Aleisha Ellis’s Utility Objects is exactly why I love pottery and ceramics! Her pieces are beautiful, but they minimal and natural, the very, simple, essence of what makes them stunning pieces that touches your soul and you’ll love to share with others in your home. Each wheel thrown piece, is made to serve a function while still celebrating the raw beauty of clay. Aleisha takes her time making her pieces, over a span of a few weeks, making sure she thoughtfully puts them together like a story.
24. Pottery By Osa
Ceramist Osa Atoe makes so many lovely decorative home pieces for her shop Pottery By Osa I love how she mixes natural terra-cotta with painted glaze pieces and create beautiful textures, making each piece unique and beautiful!
25. Studio Nom
Studio Nom makes some beautiful and truly unique modern fiber art that’ll make you say “what’s macrame?” Her pieces are one of kind beauties to bring into any home.
26. Effortless Composition
So I basically want everything being sold at Effortless Composition, especially their gorgeously unique vases! Founded by Brittany Terry, she’s beautiful curated a shop to help everyone effortlessly put together a beautiful home they can relax, find comfort and love in.
26. Amber Kemp-Gerstel // Damask Love // Yay Day Paper
Damask Love and Yay Day Paper founder Amber Kemp-Gerstel, if you watch NBC’s Making It, then you already know how bright and beautiful Amber is, just like her creations! She was one of my favorite contestants, especially because positivity radiates from everything she creates!
Say goodby to boring gift wrap and gifting supplies, because UNWRP is here to make your gifts even more special with their colorful and beautiful selections!
29. Reyna Noriega
Reyna Noriega’s superpower is her creativity, and she’s using it and her art to change the world. For Reyna art was always a way to dive deeper, she’s also an author and educator, but it’s the joy that art brings her that allows her to help other heal and find happiness. She channels her culture and experiences as a women into her work, with hopes other woman feel represented and empowered. Her art is a beautiful and colorful celebration of black women.
30. Stormy Nesbit
Stormy Nesbit is an illustrator bringing black beauty to life in the form of art! I really love her work!
Liana Rae, another talented artist creates lovely paintings that honor the uniqueness and beauty of the Black woman. I love how her paintings have an effortless flow that naturally showcase the human body. All are currently sold out, but I’m sure she’ll be working on new pieces!
32. Dorcas Creates
Dorcas Creates is another talented artist honoring and celebrating the beauty of black women.
33. Sarah Sahir // Nawaal Illustrations
There is certainly no shortage of talented black female illustrators, all creating beautiful work celebrating the Black woman, and yet each artist is so different. I love how Sarah Sahir makes earth tones and an-almost muted sunset color palette colorful and bring life to each of her prints for her shop Nawaal Illustrations.
Just like YOWIE’s IG says, “we’re a lot of things”…that they are, a lot of crazy creative and talented design work!
35. Effie’s Paper
The moment I read Effie’s Paper is about designing “Joyful Living” I was sold!! There’s a little something to gift everyone.
36. Me-Cháris Handmade Dolls
It wasn’t always that children of color had dolls or toys that they could relate to, and Me-Cháris is making beautiful handmade dolls of color every little black girl will fall in love with.
37. Deun Ivory
Deun Ivory photography work is simply beautiful, emotional and raw and pure. And that goes for her art and portraits or lifestyle work. She can capture the essence of the moment in a photograph. Her illustrations are also a minimalist’s dream! Deun also founded The Body a Home For Love a platform to help shift the culture around how black women heal from sexual trauma.
38. Melarie Odelusi
Melarie Odelusi is a freelance illustrator and lettering artist specializing in portrait, fashion and live event illustration, celebrating empowerment and telling each story through her art. I’ve longed admired artists who can turn sketches and illustrations, their imperfect glory, and make them into beautiful emotional pieces of art. Sketching has never been my forte, perhaps it’s that part of me that holds back from creating art that isn’t perfectly drawn and that’s why I really love Melarie’s work, you can see her courageous inhibition in all her art, even the simplest of illustrations.
And these lists won’t end here, as I come across more BIPOC I will continuously be updating these lists with as many inspiring talents as possible, so stay tuned!!
Don’t forget to check out these other inspiring BIPOC too!
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