In the Gallery: Joseph Carney

May 12th, 2015

JC1 JC2Joe Carney is 81.  He has a tremor in both hands, his vision is severely impaired and, until a year ago, he had never made a piece of art.   Joe is also the father of PATCH NYC co-founder Don Carney who convinced his father to make art as a past time.   Joe works with oil pastels and colored markers on large sheets of paper.  The tremors cause his hands to shake so Joe wears a rubber glove to help with gripping the markers and pastels.  Click here to see a short video of Joe at work:  OliveOrange  To see a few more YouTube videos of Joe at work click here.

JOSEPH CARNEY First Works on Paper will be in the PATCH NYC Gallery from May 17 to June 4th.

In the Shop: Fornasetti

May 12th, 2015

photo 4photo 3 photo 5photo 2It’s hard to resist the magical world of Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988).  The Italian artist created iconic images and incorporated them into an extensive range of products from ceramics and rugs to wall paper and furniture.  We are very pleased to offer the Fornasetti range of candles and incense boxes in our shop.  The candles are housed in beautiful ceramic vessels produced in Italy and decorated with classic Fornasetti designs while the hand poured candles are infused with fragrances created by French perfumers.  The incense wood boxes feature decorative ceramic covers and the incense is produced by Nippon Kodo of Japan.  See the collection here.photo 1

In the Shop: Au Lait Bowls

May 12th, 2015

photo 3-3 photo 4-1photo 1-3A quick peek in our kitchen cabinets is all it takes to know we have a weakness for ceramic bowls.  There is no rhyme nor reason to the bowls stacked neatly there except that they all managed to catch our eye.  Skinny stripes, polka dots, rough swirled glazes, naive florals, early transferware the patterns are completely random as are the colors.  The one unifying element is that all the bowls are functional and utilitarian.  They serve a purpose and look good while performing.  This is why we were excited to find these patterned au lait bowls currently tempting us in the shop.  To satisfy your bowl cravings click here.photo 2-3