Terra Cotta Prints is a breath of fresh air in a world when art is often seen as frivolous or irrelevant. It serves as an intermediary between artists and people who value originality in visual presentation. Multidisciplinary artists from all over the world can find safety and inspiration on this platform. Terra Cotta Prints is a collective that, through its emphasis on teamwork and appreciation of individual differences, produces provocative pieces that express the universality of the human experience. An inspirational hub that expands the boundaries of graphic design, illustration, and fine art while simultaneously fostering original thought. As a result, it creates a platform where creatives may interact with others and spread their ideas.
BY CHA YUREE 2021
Cha, a Korean-American painter, is known for her imaginative and vibrant works of art, which are distinguished by the ecstatically uncomplicated subject topics that they depict. The creations that Cha creates are a flawless representation of her vivid imagination. They range from robot mushrooms to treetops wrapped in fried eggs. She has more than a decade of experience working with studios and companies in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York areas. The artist, who was born in Canada, was encouraged to follow her passion for producing imaginative and escapist work, which led her to take a leap of faith and follow her passion all the way to Japan, where she completed an artist residency at Shiro Oni Studio. Since that time, she has only progressed in one direction with her artistic practise, and that is forward.
BY JULIA SCHIMAUTZ 2023
Julia is a graphic designer and printer who was born and raised in Austria. Her work is directed by a deep appreciation for the beauty that can be found in flaws, such as misregistration of print. She designs with a hint of melancholy and gives her digital creations a certain amount of leeway in terms of how they might be rendered in a variety of shapes. To put the cherry on top of everything, Julia has developed an animated version of each design, which will be delivered to consumers after they have purchased a print from the shop.
BY ANNA MILLS 2022
The beauty that may be found in ordinary things is brought to light in this two-piece release by Anna Mills. Her collage takes on a form that is purely abstract. Anna’s art is characterised by a frequently occurring theme of witty abstraction, and it is obvious that she draws inspiration from the world around her. Her distinctive style derives from the fact that she is constantly experimenting and drawing inspiration from the world around her. Her eye for delight in the creative process and her aesthetic playfulness are always apparent, but they are especially so in this most recent publication. Lights On / Lights Off is a wonderful representation of the seamless integration of her graphic design and fine art skills. Brilliantly eye-catching both when shown together as a pair and on their own…
NEXT TO YOU
BY SHIPEI WANG 2020
Glasgow-based painter and screen printer Shipei Wang. Her multiethnic upbringing informs an aesthetic that directly engages with and mixes East Asian and Western ideas. This synthesis generates a novel visual language for navigating and narrating stories of identity crisis and resolution, sexual awakening and rejection, betrayal and vengeance. A “direct translation from literary story-telling to visual narrative,” as described by Shipei, characterises her method of painting. Next To You (2020), originally painted on Haboti silk, expertly depicts a moment in time that two people share. The nuanced narrative derives its meaning from the dullness of everyday routine, and this is intrinsically linked with the dreamy representation and ambiguous arrangement of human shapes. In this case, an unspoken domestic moment that mediates the couple’s connection and desire for one another.
Shipei has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Royal Scottish Academy Stevenston’s Award (for a Painter of Merit, 2018), the Glasgow Print Studio Award (2019), and the RSA Benno Schotz Award (for the most promising work by a Scotland-based artist under 35). He has also shown his work in a number of international exhibitions.
BY EDAN STRACHAN 2022
Edan makes his home in Ballarat, Australia, yet his artwork is seen all around the world thanks to the bands and record labels that he designs posters for. Typography and visual images are both incorporated into Edan. The end product is a dramatic arrangement of layered sounds that is both original and pertinent. “When I’m working on my own personal typographic projects, I try to utilise phrases that visually fascinate me. Words that are malleable and abstract, but nonetheless elicit a sense of meaning and connection” – Edan.
Terra Cotta Prints began as a resource. Their experience as artists and creatives led them to foster talent in the UK and abroad. They found a fascinating new world between illustration, design, and fine art. An interdisciplinary, multi-media, global creative community connected by their ability to create thought-provoking, beautiful art with simple tools
To highlight that space, they launched Terra Cotta Prints. Celebrate those who make the most with the least, capture a world of experience and emotion with imagery, discover harmony, and tell stories. Creative collaboration drives Terra Cotta Prints. Diverse ideas and creative thinking continue to shape their artist and audience connections.
Helping artists make a living from their best work is their mission. Artists get a proportion of gross, not profit. It’s crucial to give their platform visitors something new. Terra Cotta Prints are delighted to state that every one of their artworks is unique.
Terra Cotta Prints neo-pigment, water-based inks are 100% safe, toxin-free, and vegan. These satisfy OekoTex 100 safety standards, the highest in the industry.
To connect artists and audiences, they work closely with their community of artists to curate a selection of high-quality Giclée prints that showcase this new visual arts world. They know the artists who inspire them through hours of talk, studio visits, and years of correspondence. They intend to introduce them on their new journalistic platform.