Paula Greif

🧱 🌸🚪HELLO DARLINGS! IF YOU WANT YOU CAN TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO A MINI ART GALLERY.

Mattie Amatt

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Danial showed me the work of Paula Greif today, and it really struck a chord. She makes simple and playful objects that reference everyday, functional items – most can even be used as such (although the price tag might prevent most people putting them into every day rotation!). Having worked in graphic design and the music industry she shifted focus after reading in the book Calder at Home about how Calder “extended his creativity to every corner of his existence” (quote from here); it inspired her to begin making thoughtful objects for her home. These included hand-hooked rugs and, after an evening course, ceramics.

I really like that her pieces encourage people to enjoy the everyday, and the routines and activities that make it up. They are functional but not stolidly so – there’s a lightness and playfulness about them that is very appealing. It relates in…

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