Do you read Elle Decor? I’m always so pleased when my favorite things converge, so I was happy to see a lovely feature article on the work of the potter Lucie Rie in Elle Decor May issue. Rie is, hands down, one of my very most favorite ceramic artists.
images via Gallerie Besson
Her pieces are so elegant and strong, and her textured glaze work is positively luscious. There is a very strong graphic element to the surfaces, yet the forms are very feminine and refined at the same time.
Rie passed away in 1995 and her work has become increasingly collectible (and definitely far out of reach for yours truly and I’m guessing, most of you.) Thankfully, its popularity means that there are often shows featuring her work and it’s heavily catalogued. A really intriguing and thorough history of her life and work can be found here. Elle Decor’s May issue hits newsstands April 17th.