How To Turn Thrift Store Figurines Into Naughty Works Of Art



English artist and ceramics restorer Amy Douglas is keeping folk art fresh.

  • Priscilla Frank

    "Douglas is no traditional folk artist. She's in the business of ceramic intervention, finding broken figurines at thrift stores and junk shops and rendering them contemporary, absurd, hilarious and sometimes deranged.  


    After studying decorative arts, training in matching and replicating colors and surfaces, Douglas worked in ceramic restoration. She developed the tools to play around with the traditional form, transforming broken flea market finds into contemporary art objects. Through her work, Douglas hopes to deceive "the modern viewer into believing what they are seeing is a work of the past".