A duo of Ukrainian artists consisting of Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev creates tiny whimsical porcelain creatures that they paint with a wildly imaginative and creative array of painstakingly detailed and brilliantly colorful designs.
Given the tiny size of these creatures (most measure anywhere from 4 to 40cm), it was all the more surprising that Stasenko and Leontyev weren’t actually trained to work with ceramics. One is a graphic artist and the other is a painting teacher. They chose to work with ceramics simply because of economic reasons and because of the relative ease with which the material can be worked. In fact, they are downright humble about their work, stating that it is nothing remarkable, as they aren’t even trained ceramicists.