"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world" ....................................................... Louis Armstrong
As a product of the Baby-Boomer generation, I found myself surrounded by iconic images of the times. As a child I enjoyed the Pop Culture of my generation and, as an adult, I have become an avid collector of those magical days-gone-by.
When in art school, I recognized all my favorite themes in the visual vocabulary of the Pop Art movement and I then began my head-first journey into that world. I enjoy the graphicness of everyday objects we take for granted, and draw my artistic influences from comic book art of the 60s and 70s, vintage advertising art, antique tintype photography, Pop Art, popular music, TV and films, and Mid Century cultural icons.
For over 25 years I operated a successful ceramics studio and eventually discovered the technique of decalcomania. I began printing and designing one- of-a-kind creations on altered antique plates. I create each individual design for an appropriate plate, marrying the image to the style and character of the china. They offer the perfect canvas to combine my appreciation of the old with the new. Retro, Fab 50 designs are the most fun! Finally, the pieces are baked in my kiln at a low cone temperature and voila! What results is a collection of FUN and COMFORTING images! The smartness of up-cycling appeals to me as does the 'outsider-artiness' of re-purposing abandoned and unloved china plates into 'mock antiques'.
I hope you will enjoy my way-cool designs which are simultaneously hip as well as nostalgic .
PEACE OUT !
Owner, Designer, Art Chick
Joanne DeLomba has mastered the art of up-cycling everyday objects into works of art. An accomplished artist, her signature collections have been featured in galleries across America & Europe for over 25 years.
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