Artist Carrie Reichardt is out to big up the craftivist movement.
"Is she a visionary muralist? A craftivist? An anarchic artist?" an article called The Art of Craftivism in The Observer asked. "Reichardt is not one for labels, though she does like the idea of being a craftivist – 'marrying craft with activism' – and being part of a movement that is anti-sweatshop, against mass production and very much focused on sustainability and giving new life to old materials. Perfect for recessionary times."
Carrie collects old and vintage plates and gives them a new twist by re-firing them with layers of ceramic transfers.
One look at her Etsy shop shows just how anarchic her work is. I wonder how long it can stay there until it gets banned?
She is about to be in a group show called ‘Renegade Potters and Extreme Craft' at Ink_d Gallery, Brighton from March 12th. Should be a very interesting show, with work also from War Boutique, Jimmy South, Matt Smith and Paul Scott.
Surely this inventive and funny way of reusing old plates deserves to be a new trent this decade. Out with the new, and in with the old.
Cheaky Plates by Etsy Craftivist Carrie Reichardt
1. Craftivism Movement - The intersection between craft and activism is a trend that presents opportunities for companies to create sustainable and socially responsible products.
2. Upcycling Vintage Objects - The upcycling of vintage items presents a trend that can be implemented in various industries, such as fashion, home decor, and art.
3. Anarchic Design - The use of an unconventional and humorous design approach presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the art and home decor industries.
1. Home Decor Industry - This trend presents an opportunity for the home decor industry to create sustainable and socially responsible products that contribute to the craftivism movement.
2. Fashion Industry - This trend can be implemented in the fashion industry by upcycling vintage textiles and materials to create new and unique products.
3. Art Industry - The trend of anarchic design presents opportunities for the art industry to create unconventional and humorous artworks that push boundaries and challenge the status quo.