Designer Series: Mérida Anderson
I. How would you describe what you do?
I am a céramist with a focus mostly on the wheel creating minimally designed pieces for the home as well as vessels, objects and jewellery.
(Image via @merida_yyy)
II. What inspired to you get into ceramics?
III. What inspires your work?
Architecture, colour, texture, shape and the design world give me my most inspiration.
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IV. How have you been keeping busy during quarantine?
I have been getting into making tiny food sculptures out of polymer clay while at home. I was also gingered a mini wheel and made a lot of tiny tiny ceramics (@tiny_snx)! As well I work with food (@vegansecretsupper) and am in the midst of writing a second cookbook so being at home gave me some good time to get that ball rolling.
(Image via @tiny_snx)
V. Something positive that you will take with you post-quarantine?
Learning how to slow down. I don’t spend much time at home I am always at the studio and it felt really nice to be able to relax and ease into being at home and not feeling guilt or pressure to create.
Mérida's 5 Favs:
1. Favourite Colour: Oxidized Copper
2. Go to cocktail to order when you're out: Whiskey with a dash of bitters
3. A song you have on repeat: Baby - Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti
4. A meme that always makes you laugh: Anything with tiny animals
We love Mérida's playful and unique approach to their work. We carry Mérida's stunning Step Candle Holders and Cermamic Pedestal Vases. They also have a rotating selection of their work on YYY Ceramic's Online Shop.
(Cover Image via @merida_yyy)