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Decorating your home can feel like one of the tasks on your to-do list. But after a couple of months of moving in you start noticing small things. Small things that maybe were rushed into.
So always take your time. No matter if you are planning a new life, or just treating yourself with a small item. It is always good to surround ourselves with items that give us great positive energy. That makes us smile, that pushes the positive thoughts into our head... The things that give value and bring more than what we gave for their price.
I love when we find people who think in the same direction and nurture the same values. One of those people is Jolene, the artist behind the River Ceramics, from the coast of Margaret River.

Where are you from? Where does the art journey start for you?

The art journey for me is driven by a question. I wonder? Curiosity, joy and interest in all the variable which contribute to a final outcome. As I come from a (building) design background, I have noticed that it is consideration of these elements bridging both function and aesthetic which keep me intrigued.


What is the first emotion that drives you towards creating an art piece? Do you recognize the connection immediately and let yourself flow on the creative process? Or do you "bake" the inspiration for some time?

I have experienced both a rush to experiment and try design ideas as soon as possible, and also, particularly as I mature, an interest in planting just a little seed and trusting that it will keep growing without my direct interference. As I spend so much time in the creative zone, I suspect it is somewhat of a rich soil, so I don’t always rush in anymore. My main emotional state is curious, excited, interested. I feel a freedom and safety in my current creative process.


What is the back story of your design? Because every one of us sees the world through separate lenses. How hard it must be to transfer it to other people?

The back story of my design process is equal parts a love of art and beauty, to a strong sense of practical application. I don’t love fluff and fancy, with a preference for everything having a dual purpose and to “make sense”. I think I have found it easier to adapt to spending time in a creative field for which there is a clear purposeful outcome. Perhaps I found it easier to find my value as an artist that way as I had something solid to lean into.


When it comes to making a living from your art, what are the main struggles? And what would be your advice for starting artists?

I have been very lucky in many many ways in my small artistic business. Although I acknowledge that I worked very hard, I can also see that timing was really on my side. My biggest piece of advise is that you need to be willing to fail. Take that prospect as lightly as you can, and see each mistake or failure as a rung to improving in some way. I am genuinely so grateful for all of my mistakes, but I think that was only possible as I had prepared myself in advance for them to be inevitable.


What do you prefer, single pieces or story telling through a whole project? And what approach do you use in each case?

I definitely prefer story telling through a whole project. I consider each collection like a rabbit hole, each with branching opportunities to explore. Some of them end quickly, and others lead deeper and deeper until the story is told.


Why do you use certain materials? What connects you with them, and makes you feel they are perfect for your art piece?

Similar to my reason for choosing art, and the factors which drive my design, my materials are chosen for both practical application and beauty. It has taken me a lot of trial and error to arrive and my current kit of materials. Additional to this is both environmental and personal considerations. I use natural earth materials, and locally sourced materials wherever possible, including wild clay which I procure and process from our own garden. This gives me such a deep sense of gratitude and connection to my work and the land we walk on.


What does ART, in general, mean to you?

Art to me is expression and freedom. It is an opportunity to explore those parts of ourselves with which we are not easily in touch with in most other parts of our lives. With the added element of tactile earth in my craft, it is also the opportunity to connect, ground and meditate.

The FOURLINEdesign team would like to thank Jolene for sharing inspiring thoughts with our community.

Decorating your home can feel like one of the tasks on your to-do list. But after a couple of months of moving in you start noticing small things. Small things that maybe were rushed into.
So always take your time. No matter if you are planning a new life, or just treating yourself with a small item. It is always good to surround ourselves with items that give us great positive energy. That makes us smile, that pushes the positive thoughts into our head... The things that give value and bring more than what we gave for their price.
I love when we find people who think in the same direction and nurture the same values. One of those people is Jolene, the artist behind the River Ceramics, from the coast of Margaret River.

Where are you from? Where does the art journey start for you?

The art journey for me is driven by a question. I wonder? Curiosity, joy and interest in all the variable which contribute to a final outcome. As I come from a (building) design background, I have noticed that it is consideration of these elements bridging both function and aesthetic which keep me intrigued.


What is the first emotion that drives you towards creating an art piece? Do you recognize the connection immediately and let yourself flow on the creative process? Or do you "bake" the inspiration for some time?

I have experienced both a rush to experiment and try design ideas as soon as possible, and also, particularly as I mature, an interest in planting just a little seed and trusting that it will keep growing without my direct interference. As I spend so much time in the creative zone, I suspect it is somewhat of a rich soil, so I don’t always rush in anymore. My main emotional state is curious, excited, interested. I feel a freedom and safety in my current creative process.


What is the back story of your design? Because every one of us sees the world through separate lenses. How hard it must be to transfer it to other people?

The back story of my design process is equal parts a love of art and beauty, to a strong sense of practical application. I don’t love fluff and fancy, with a preference for everything having a dual purpose and to “make sense”. I think I have found it easier to adapt to spending time in a creative field for which there is a clear purposeful outcome. Perhaps I found it easier to find my value as an artist that way as I had something solid to lean into.


When it comes to making a living from your art, what are the main struggles? And what would be your advice for starting artists?

I have been very lucky in many many ways in my small artistic business. Although I acknowledge that I worked very hard, I can also see that timing was really on my side. My biggest piece of advise is that you need to be willing to fail. Take that prospect as lightly as you can, and see each mistake or failure as a rung to improving in some way. I am genuinely so grateful for all of my mistakes, but I think that was only possible as I had prepared myself in advance for them to be inevitable.


What do you prefer, single pieces or story telling through a whole project? And what approach do you use in each case?

I definitely prefer story telling through a whole project. I consider each collection like a rabbit hole, each with branching opportunities to explore. Some of them end quickly, and others lead deeper and deeper until the story is told.


Why do you use certain materials? What connects you with them, and makes you feel they are perfect for your art piece?

Similar to my reason for choosing art, and the factors which drive my design, my materials are chosen for both practical application and beauty. It has taken me a lot of trial and error to arrive and my current kit of materials. Additional to this is both environmental and personal considerations. I use natural earth materials, and locally sourced materials wherever possible, including wild clay which I procure and process from our own garden. This gives me such a deep sense of gratitude and connection to my work and the land we walk on.


What does ART, in general, mean to you?

Art to me is expression and freedom. It is an opportunity to explore those parts of ourselves with which we are not easily in touch with in most other parts of our lives. With the added element of tactile earth in my craft, it is also the opportunity to connect, ground and meditate.

The FOURLINEdesign team would like to thank Jolene for sharing inspiring thoughts with our community.

Nastia Calaca is an independent ceramic artist from Ukraine, currently living and creating in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Nastia Calaca is an independent ceramic artist from Ukraine, currently living and creating in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Lisa Stevens lives, and works from home. In a village just outside of Bristol, in the South West of England.
Lisa Stevens lives, and works from home. In a village just outside of Bristol, in the South West of England.

How does life seem to you? Is it what you expected in your adolescence? I believe that most of us haven't been aware of the "life tricks" that await us. Some of us haven't been prepared for it, wrapped in the protecting arms of our family. But there is no time left for the mourning of what would happen if things were different. We have to accept that roses have thorns. On the brightest day we have to walk in puddles of yesterday's rain. And we need to learn to collect our best memories and merge them with our worst because that's how life is. Without the filter, without the "best angle" view.
And that's where the beauty of art comes. It's power to say it all, to connect with us, to give us a sense of understanding. That's why we decided to talk with Glen Martin Taylor and get to know him and his art better.

Where are you from? Where does the art journey start for you?


I'm from Ohio, USA. I've known I was an artist since I was ten years old.


What is the first emotion that drives you towards creating an art piece? Do you recognize the connection immediately and let yourself flow on the creative process? Or do you "bake" the inspiration for some time?


Anger, unfortunately, or frustration, with being a person on this silly planet. My process, it's art therapy, from childhood wounds, from adulthood wounds. I'm always baking, creating in my head/heart.


What is the back story of your design? Because every one of us sees the world through separate lenses. How hard it must be to transfer it to other people?


Back story? It's the dilemma of being a human being. It's hard. I want to share my struggle with that dilemma, the search for sanity and wholeness, and when I connect with someone, maybe make them feel good for a while, it helps me.

When it comes to making a living from your art, what are the main struggles? And what would be your advice for starting artists?


Money or living? If you want to feel alive, make art from inside your truth, your heart, that's the only choice, leap and a net will appear. And work. work all the time. I don't know anything about money.


What do you prefer, single pieces or storytelling through a whole project? And what approach do you use in each case?


All my work is a narrative of myself, a self-portrait. Separate or in pieces, it's all me.


Why do you use certain materials? What connects you with them, and makes you feel they are perfect for your art piece?


I use common materials that mean something to my past, things that cause an emotional trigger in me, and hopefully, to others.


What does ART, in general, mean to you?

Art is how we expose our naked souls. If it doesn't, you're doing it wrong.
The beauty of life doesn't come without spikes. Ironically those spikes make us cherish the beauty of life more. Make us recall them in difficult times, make us stronger and more resilient. Art makes us question more, makes us feel, and takes us to the depths of our mind. The celebration of life is all around us, we just need to look at the sights by the road.  
The FOURLINEdesign team would like to thank Glen Martin Taylor for sharing inspiring thoughts with our community.

How does life seem to you? Is it what you expected in your adolescence? I believe that most of us haven't been aware of the "life tricks" that await us. Some of us haven't been prepared for it, wrapped in the protecting arms of our family. But there is no time left for the mourning of what would happen if things were different. We have to accept that roses have thorns. On the brightest day we have to walk in puddles of yesterday's rain. And we need to learn to collect our best memories and merge them with our worst because that's how life is. Without the filter, without the "best angle" view.
And that's where the beauty of art comes. It's power to say it all, to connect with us, to give us a sense of understanding. That's why we decided to talk with Glen Martin Taylor and get to know him and his art better.

Where are you from? Where does the art journey start for you?


I'm from Ohio, USA. I've known I was an artist since I was ten years old.


What is the first emotion that drives you towards creating an art piece? Do you recognize the connection immediately and let yourself flow on the creative process? Or do you "bake" the inspiration for some time?


Anger, unfortunately, or frustration, with being a person on this silly planet. My process, it's art therapy, from childhood wounds, from adulthood wounds. I'm always baking, creating in my head/heart.


What is the back story of your design? Because every one of us sees the world through separate lenses. How hard it must be to transfer it to other people?


Back story? It's the dilemma of being a human being. It's hard. I want to share my struggle with that dilemma, the search for sanity and wholeness, and when I connect with someone, maybe make them feel good for a while, it helps me.

When it comes to making a living from your art, what are the main struggles? And what would be your advice for starting artists?


Money or living? If you want to feel alive, make art from inside your truth, your heart, that's the only choice, leap and a net will appear. And work. work all the time. I don't know anything about money.


What do you prefer, single pieces or storytelling through a whole project? And what approach do you use in each case?


All my work is a narrative of myself, a self-portrait. Separate or in pieces, it's all me.


Why do you use certain materials? What connects you with them, and makes you feel they are perfect for your art piece?


I use common materials that mean something to my past, things that cause an emotional trigger in me, and hopefully, to others.


What does ART, in general, mean to you?

Art is how we expose our naked souls. If it doesn't, you're doing it wrong.
The beauty of life doesn't come without spikes. Ironically those spikes make us cherish the beauty of life more. Make us recall them in difficult times, make us stronger and more resilient. Art makes us question more, makes us feel, and takes us to the depths of our mind. The celebration of life is all around us, we just need to look at the sights by the road.  
The FOURLINEdesign team would like to thank Glen Martin Taylor for sharing inspiring thoughts with our community.
Tatiana Cardona is a conceptual artist living in Florida, US. Her romantic pieces of art are sold out immediately when the collections are set live on her website. Her charismatic persona took over the TikTok where she grew a network of art admirers by giving them a glimpse of her everyday life.
Tatiana Cardona is a conceptual artist living in Florida, US. Her romantic pieces of art are sold out immediately when the collections are set live on her website. Her charismatic persona took over the TikTok where she grew a network of art admirers by giving them a glimpse of her everyday life.
​Kukula was born in a relatively isolated village about an hour north of Tel Aviv. After receiving her degree in illustration in 2003 from Vital-Shenkar, Kukula moved to the U.S., where she lives now. Kukula’s paintings center on feminine, doll-like figures, often surrounded by objects with sometimes clear, sometimes obscure symbolic meaning. The work registers the influences of both classical European art forms and contemporary pop culture. In her figures’ poses Kukula recalls traditional portraiture, yet the style is manifestly modern and pop-influenced. Kukula’s compositions thereby disclose her personal struggles as mediated by a rich multi-cultural heritage.
​Kukula was born in a relatively isolated village about an hour north of Tel Aviv. After receiving her degree in illustration in 2003 from Vital-Shenkar, Kukula moved to the U.S., where she lives now. Kukula’s paintings center on feminine, doll-like figures, often surrounded by objects with sometimes clear, sometimes obscure symbolic meaning. The work registers the influences of both classical European art forms and contemporary pop culture. In her figures’ poses Kukula recalls traditional portraiture, yet the style is manifestly modern and pop-influenced. Kukula’s compositions thereby disclose her personal struggles as mediated by a rich multi-cultural heritage.
Lera Konovalova is an artist from Moscow.
Lera Konovalova is an artist from Moscow.
Matteo Mauro is born in Italy and lives in England.
Matteo Mauro is born in Italy and lives in England.
Federico Clapis lives in Milan Italy.
Federico Clapis lives in Milan Italy.
The artists Jo Di Bona is born and raised in Parisian suburbs. His artistic view on life brings us into his own world. The unique world of art that speaks for itself, and it is created from positive vibes that move the artist.
The artists Jo Di Bona is born and raised in Parisian suburbs. His artistic view on life brings us into his own world. The unique world of art that speaks for itself, and it is created from positive vibes that move the artist.