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10 Artisans whose creations look good enough to eat

Discover 10 incredible artisans whose handcrafted creations are food-like. In this  showcase, their unique work, blended creativity with culinary taste, will make your mouth water. 

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Have you ever seen a piece of handmade craft so realistic and tempting that you found your mouth watering? We are introducing you to talented artisans who are not only great at creating visually stunning works but also excellent in making them tasty.

1. Songyi Lee

Songyi Lee, a visionary textile artist and fashion designer from Seoul, an alumnus of Hongik University and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London, her study was marked by a deep exploration of textile futures. Since 2016, Songyi has been the creative force behind Tactility Studio in Seoul, where she chooses a wide range of materials with a keen eye and skilled hands. She believes in the art of  process, finding beauty in the making of her creations. 


2. Angela Slider

Angela Slider, originally from California, found her true artistic voice in New York City with the creation of RugBurn in 2019. Embracing the art of tufting, she transforms everyday Americana and urban New York styles into vibrant tapestries and rugs. Her work, combining  her California roots and New York experiences, is known for its playful, freehand sketches and creative textures, developed through her modified tufting gun.


3. Pieni Sieni

After graduating from university, this artisan began her career as a hardware design engineer at an electronics company. A move to England with her husband sparked her interest in handicrafts, leading her to buy a sewing machine and start crafting upon returning to Japan. In 2013, she self-taught embroidery and began creating felt art embroidery, and off-hoop 3D embroidery. In her work, nature elements like plants and insects often shine under the spotlight. 


4. Ipnot

This Japanese artisan grew up influenced by her grandmother's embroidery. As an adult, she self-taught embroidery and became fascinated with the French Knot technique. This led to an experimental project where she walks into exploring this technique. Currently, she is advancing this project while also engaging in collaborations and creating embroidery animations.


5. Ann Wood

Ann Wood is known for her unique art. She graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Ann creates mixed media art with a focus on rural America. Creating out of paper vegetables and food from the grocery store has become one of her passions. She enjoys the challenge of finding ways to translate common materials into almost real looking objects. Branches, roots and subtle textures found in nature fascinate her and she sees humor in their forms. 


6. Laetitia Dalbies

Laetitia Dalbies developed a passion for wool and knitting from a young age, influenced by her grandmother, a stylist in Paris, and her nanny. After studying Plastic Arts and Photography in Montpellier, she moved to Paris and pursued sewing as a hobby. Rediscovering knitting and then crochet after her daughter's birth, Laetitia aimed to modernize crochet's image. She prefers natural materials and color combinations, creating unique, vibrant works. Living in Montpellier, she is inspired by everything around her.


7. Yosuke Amemiya

Yosuke Amemiya, born in 1975 in Japan, is an artist based in Berlin and Tokyo. A graduate of the Sandberg Institute with an M.A. in Fine Art. Amemiya's work spans various mediums, including drawings, sculptures, film installations, and performances. In 2004 he made his first melted apple, a life-sized, realistic yet distorted fruit that blur the distinction between reality and fiction. His melted apple sculptures are intended to deceive the viewer’s eye.


8. Bea Willemsen

Bea Willemsen is a ceramic artist based out of Portland, Maine. All of Bea’s work is formed by hand, without use of a wheel. Her/Their work follows and explores several themes and ideas, but  each piece is individually built so no two are the same. They/She pulls inspiration from pop art and culture, as well as lived experiences, to use clay as an expression of humor and a process of healing.


9. Maria Skog

Maria is a Crochet and knitting artist based in Närpes. The artisan's work is a delightful fusion of textile art and culinary simulation, creating crochet pieces that mimic food items. Her craftsmanship turns yarn into appetizing creations, displaying a playful yet skillful interpretation of everyday edibles. 


10. Carly Owens Weiss

Carly Owens Weiss is a multidisciplinary artist based in Boulder, Colorado. Carly is interested in the violence of contrasts and navigating the feelings that arise in a place where the familiar or mundane are juxtaposed with something unusual. The tensions between comedy and tragedy, femininity and masculinity and seduction and repulsion greatly informs her work. Carly utilizes recognizable objects, often food or domestic themed, and gives the viewer access to a world in which these objects become irrational and strange. Ultimately, she is confronting contemporary issues of womanhood, longing and belonging and expectations of gender through a personal and symbolic lens. 

The tensions between comedy and tragedy, femininity and masculinity and seduction and repulsion greatly informs her work.