artist: heyday design

During my recent trip to Vancouver I wandered into the Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island. A simple space, filled with lovely pieces of pottery. Traditional and modern, colourful and natural. Each piece was a handmade treasure. I did walk out with a purchase, however this artist in particular caught my eye and I immediately fell in love with her whimsy, simplicity and homage to such simple objects as canning jars.

Perhaps you’ve heard of Claire Madill, the artist behind Heyday Design, however I just couldn’t help but introduce her again. Inspired by vintage kitchen wares, Claire breathes new life into unassuming objects that seem to find her, and turns them into beautiful art pieces. I adore this collection of ceramic canning jars that exude a functional beauty.

Supporting young, up and coming artisans gives you the joy of not only owning a piece of their art, but also supporting their future endeavors. Great things to come from Claire I’m sure! For information on purchasing, please visit the where to buy section of Claire’s website.

I can certainly tell that Claire creates from her heart, the sign of a true artist.

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  1. I do love these … I would love to have a place for them … they speak to me on sooooo many levels … I just might have to do some rearranging to find them a home … i’m sure something can be done :) Thanks for bringing them back to my attention

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  2. Aren’t these fab – amazing how we are drawn to such familiar shapes and graphics. I’m sure these must be very popular at the gallery. Love the beaver!

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  3. Gorgeous! I love white porcelain.

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  4. So simple, yet so elegant. Love them all. I hadn’t heard about her before so thanks for posting this Nyla!

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  5. i LOVE these! classic yet contemporary, in elegant white…thanks for the find.

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