Something we love about Sarah Teasley's pieces is their melding of function and whimsy. As a matter of fact, it's hard not to use the word "whimsy" or "whimsical" when talking about her ceramics. Though Christian Leask is, for the most part, a pretty serious man by day, everybody needs a little giggle. What better reminder to add a little flavor to your life than a salt dish by Sarah Teasley?
What drew you to this piece?
Listen. Life is hard, or at least I think it is. There are a lot of distractions, a lot of unsolicited information, a lot of noise. To that end, I like to keep everything around me a) simple and b) relevant.
What emotions does it illicit?
For the time when I can't be so goddamn serious about everything, there needs to be a little bit of functional whimsical. That's what I love about (Teasley's) stuff. Every time I grab salt from the salt dish, I giggle.
How do you choose where you put art in your home?
Basically, just find a place for it to fit. But also so that it compliments the room or space. I don't like to make big loud statements. I like to have something blend in that only after you have stared at it for a while, do you think to yourself "oh my, how about that right there. that's amazing"
Why is collecting art important?
Sometimes one does simply have to "live", and I think art is an important part of our culture, history, ultimately legacy and life.
What advice do you have for people looking to buy art for their homes?
Don't keep up with the Joneses. Just do your thing, be a weirdo, fly your freak flag, and keep on truckin'.