I love Jonathan Adler, but who doesn't? This guy is amazing. I don't want to say too much about him, because - well he's every where. He doesn't need another humble blogger to say anything about him. He's already the most prolific artist of our time.
In a blog that intends to spend a lot of time talking about pottery, it just wouldn't be fair not to talk about Jonathan. Okay, yes, his vases are amazing. And yes, every mass-produced vase out there is derivative of Jonathan's work.
His book is absolutely wonderful. And while I am not a fan of his over-the-top decorating style, there is no way you can open this book and be sad. It's just irrepressibly funny. I haven't been able to buy it, but when I am having a bad day at work, I spend my lunch hour at the library looking at it. It has never failed to make me smile and laugh. And, I took a piece of wisdom from the book that I use in my own decor: No colors clash. He's right. Just look at the cacophony in nature.
More importantly, however, is that Jonathan lives his life as art. He's such a cutie, he's always smiling. He's living proof of the laws of attraction. Oops, let me got off this topic before I sound too much like Oprah.
Suffice it to say, that I don't want to talk too much about his pottery, because Adler IS pottery these days. In fact, so much so, that I believe one day we will call vases Adlers. You know, the same way we call tissue Kleenex or gelaten Jello.
Pretty good for a guy whose teacher told him he would never make it as a ceramicist.
These are my Adler knockoffs. Thank God for Target.