Renée Rossouw is a young designer from Cape Town who has recently completed a cool, interdisciplinary project that ties in writing, pattern making, and ceramics. The result is Pattern Diary, where Rossouw hand painted patterns inspired by her 2010 diary entries on to vases. The result is a collection of many unique, different ceramics, all hand painted, all different, but all working well together as a set. A collaboration with Italy’s Bosa Cermaiche, the pieces all compliment each other, all using a similar visual vocabulary to express very, very different abstract ideas: one vase may have a pattern that resembles suspended bricks, while another may represent a night’s sky or part of a vehicle. The white base of the ceramics, the use of only reds and blues, and Rossouw’s strong style provide for any one piece to stand alone quite nicely or with one or two other vase buddies to form a crew.
Each piece is a different thought, but are obviously from the same thinker. Pattern Diary is a clever and beautiful means of expression that ties so much together, from telling the story of an artist’s personal journey to providing a new outlet for visual illustration.
Found through Yatzer