CERAMIC ART FOR HOME DECOR
Quite often, the interior of the room can be centered around a particular art piece and played around its colours, textures or patterns. It is more common to see a painting as this centrepiece, being the most traditional way to bring decorative elements on the walls.
Nowadays ceramic art pieces begin to be more and more popular in decor of interior spaces. Here are some of the benefits of using ceramic art as a way to decorate your home.
Firtst of all, ceramic art is low in maintainance, it is very easy to take care after, which means you can even pass it down to your children and the generations ahead of you. In this sense it has added value. It is an easily collectible item due to its mobility and possibility to display with ease.
Ceramic pieces have longevity, which means you can use them for decoration practically anywhere in your home.
Ceramic is versatile, it can be used indoors as well as outdoors. It can decorate any kind of space and work with any type of aesthetic and style.
The versatility of colors, shapes and textures adds to their appeal because they can complement any type of the design.
Contemporary ceramic piece is a great choice for any occasion. Here, in Schutyser Studio you can find a unique collection of the right ceramic art piece for your home.
HOW TO CARE FOR CERAMICS
Ceramics are earthenware, stoneware or porcelain objects formed from clay into different shapes.
Here's some useful advice on how to prevent damage and maintain your ceramic objects in perfect condition:
Keep away from bleach and other abrasive products.
If it is necessary to move the ceramic object for cleaning, carry it using both hands. Do not pick up ceramics by their handles, knobs or rims as these may be weak points of the piece.
If you need to clean your ceramic piece, consult its glaze. Unglazed pieces can be brushed with a soft makeup brush or paintbrush—or sprayed with canned air.
Glazed pieces are best washed in lukewarm water and a gentle soap.
A ceramic sculpture, if displayed in an enclosed cabinet or case, will be protected from dirt and dust. Extreme fluctuations in temperature or humidity can be harmful to delicate pieces.
Store ceramics by wrapping in acid-free tissue paper and bubblewrap, and packing into a strong plastic crate.
Display ceramics where they will be secure and protected from dust, for example in a glass-fronted case.
HOW TO BUY FINE ARTWORKS DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST?
Buying art is a major investment, as art doesn’t usually come cheap. Art galleries and dealers traditionally were an intermediate between the original course, the artist, and the one who wants start or expand their art collection. Now it's becoming more and more popular purchasing the art directly from the artist. Thanks to expansion of online platforms and internet shops, to buy a desired piece from any part of the world became very easy. Here are some tips to keep in mind while making the deal directly with the artist:
Inquire about materials and care tips. Some works, especially sculpture and mixed media, need special care instructions. Even for common media like paintings or photography, the artist may have some specific instructions for the works, depending on the paint that was used. Thinking in advance of these things will insure you in keeping you purchased artwork's longlivity and will allow you to maintain it as a valuable investment for a long time.
Stay connected with the artist, because there are many benefits to keep in contact after the purchase. For one, they may come out with more works in the future that will be of interest to you. Having multiple pieces by the same artist can unify a space and give it a great voice. Follow the artist on social media.
Artists are often willing to negotiate. If you see a work that is a bit above your budget, or you are willing to purchase various works and seeking a special price, be sure to inquire about the possibility of a discount. Tell the artist what about the work speaks to you, why you want it, and where you want to place it.
Obtain a signature and basic documentation. Even if you are not planning on selling the work later on, it is important that you make sure the artwork is signed and that you have the appropriate documentation. You should have a proof of purchase and a certificate of authenticity. Make sure that these have the artist’s signature, date, and the price that you purchased the work for. This will be valuable in the future, whether you are planning to resell the work or if you want to buy insurance for it.
Buying art from an artist can be much more casual and pleasant process rather than buying artwork from a gallery or at an auction. One great advantage to buying artwork directly from an artist is that you can have access to their entire collection. Also when you decide that the style of the artist speaks to you, you always have the chance to require a tailor-made work especially for your needs, that could be an exclusive home or office space decor, as a special and unique gift.