My dear friend, Renee Mills, and I collaborated on a series of photographs for her ceramic portfolio last month. We took advantage of a couple of really sunny Sundays we have been fortunate enough to have here in the often gloomy-rainy Vancouver November weather. Renee’s work is really beautiful; her choice of shapes, glazes, and texture remind me of a call back to nature, particularly her crystalline glaze work - some of which remind me of mossy rock formations immersed underwater, gleaming under the bright light of the sun.
We went full-blown nature here with her ceramics, letting our environment inform the way these have been photographed. We also shot some of her ceramics in my home studio as well, but we both feel like the light inside my studio definitely complement the photographs we made outside.
I will let the photographs speak for themselves here. In the meantime, for those who live in the Vancouver area, Renee will be doing a pop-up along with her friend and fellow ceramicist, Chloée St. Amour (who is currently interning for Janaki Larsen), at Nemesis Coffee Holiday Market, December 13, from 4 to 8 pm. See their Instagram post here for the full vendor list or take note of these details below:
Nemesis Holiday Market
December 13, 4 to 8 pm
302 West Hastings Street
I will be visiting them to show my support and for you locals reading this, I hope you can too!
Let me end with this beautiful portrait of the artist. Renee, it’s been a pleasure photographing your work and I hope we do plenty more of these in the new year.