Samantha Bachman’s Quirky Cat Ceramics
Never underestimate the power of cats. Samantha Bachman is an artist who makes cute yet semi-surreal ceramics of cats and other furry creatures. On her site she explains her deep fascination with cats in particular: “The cat has reached its current level of celebrity because of their shared similarities to humans, at times, incredibly independent and aloof but also affectionate and vulnerable. I have chosen the feline figure as a vehicle to carry the emotions of a human without the social connotations that a human body can bring to interpretation.”
The cuteness of Bachman’s work is what immediately draws you in. Each ceramic cat has large black eyes, both adorable and soulless at the same time. It makes you question the deeper, darker undertones at bay, which is why her ceramics are so interesting. They’re cute with an odd sense of mysteriousness (like a real cat).
Bachman doesn’t sell her ceramics, but there’s a “coming soon” message on her store page, so maybe she’ll start selling them in the future. In the meantime, you can follow her on Tumblr.