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Monica Bellucci – Vogue Italia photographed by Walter Chin, 1994

 

 

Clays enlightened – contemporary, quirky, surreal

 

Joe-Lawrence Two ceramic fisherman busts

Joe Lawrence

 

Japanese Geisha’s tradition in art

 

Japanese-Geishas-art

 

 

 

 

Russell Ackerman Lancaster potter

 

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‘Echo Of Deco’ – art deco inspired vase

 

 

Daily Pottery Art Feed extended

 

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Regular pottery updates

 

 

Amazing Octopus Art

 

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Scott Musgrove Octolamp

 

The Art Explorer

 

Garstang-and-his-wife-Marie-examining-statue-fragments-in-the-tank-at-the-‘Royal-Baths’,-1913 in Egypt

 

 

 

Afrocentric Artistry

 

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Cats and Dogs

 

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Wirehair Fox Terrier Statue

 

 

Sixties quest for the elusive eden

 

 

Totos-solo-exhibition-Katika-Krachaisri

 

 

 

Intriguing Clayart Oddities and Obscuria’s

 

 

Ceramic-sculpture - Circus performer riding a monocycle by Hermien Buytendijk

Circus performer – Hermien Buytendijk

‘Obscurio’ is a term I use for pieces that arouse curiosity but have their meaning obscured, either by vague, incongruous visuals, lack of information in the title or deliberate concealment.

 

 

Flight Of Bunjil

 

Bunjil-Sundial--monumental

Mosaic sundial, Torquay

 

 

Ceramics – subdued palette, matt surface

 

KEN-EASTMAN--contemporary folded clay sculpture

Ken Eastman

 

 

Sculptures Of Abstraction

 

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Alexander Archipenko,  ‘Architectural Figure’

 

 

Portuguese Azulejos Art Grandeur

 

Painel-de-Azulejos---Leça-do-Balio - blue and white tiles with garden scene framed by columns

 

 

 

Mural street art

 

Pixel-Pancho street mural - emerald green and yellow robot figure wall mural art

Pixel Pancho

 

 

 

Contemporary art plates and platters

 

David-Nelson---Black-and-White-Charger - abstract motifs in white on a black plate

‘Black and White Charger #1’  – David Nelson

 

 

Fun sculptures of the playground

 

Dancers-in-Hradec-Kralove - playground dancer structures in mixed primary colours

 

 

 

Inspired Decor Dynamics

 

SICIS-Milan-showroom with long mushroom pink sofa and large ceramic mural mosaic

 

Art Deco Dandy

 

L'Aviation,-an-Art-Deco-bronze-sculpture-by-Frederic-Focht-(1879-1937)

‘L’Aviation’  – Frederic Focht

 

 

Aficionado coffee sets design

 

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Awesome Horses In The Arts

 

Ancient-Chinese horse head in terracotta

 

 

 

Contemplating Zen floral design

 

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Infinite Ikebana

 

 

Eternal Spring

 

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Edouard Cazaux

 

 

Modern Italian Mosaics Design – SICIS

 

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Mystical gardens and sculptures tour

 

Australia-Contemporary-Garden - modern stone slab sculptures

Australia Contemporary Garden

 

 

Aboriginal clay sculpture - Ricketts Sanctuary - photo by Chris-Wang

William Ricketts Sanctuary

 

Ceramic Narratives

 

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Gerardo Monterrubio – 2014

 

Sally Hook – bush ceramics

 

Highness-Sally-Hook-white porcelain bust

Highness – Sally Hook

 

 

Mosaic Sculptural Art

 

 

Ship-of-Fools-by-Deborah-Halpern---mosaic sculpture Sydney Sculpture by the Sea

‘Ship of Fools’ by Deborah Halpern

 

 

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‘Eggsistentialism’ – AVAM

 

 

The Doctor visits Vincent

 

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Balombini and Bollini – mixed media arts

 

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Woman in Window – Juliana Bollini

 

 

A teapot charm offensive

 

Natasha-Dikareva's-Grand-Prize-winning-teapot-'Between-East-and-West-

Natasha-Dikareva – ‘Between East and West’

 

 

 Dhokra Tribal Art
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Dhokra tribal Art

 

 

Roelna Louw sculptures

 

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Roelna Louw sculptures

 

 

Modernist marvels from the Mid-Century

 

André-Aleth-Masson Mid Century modernist abstract sculpture

André Aleth Masson, France

 

Born To Whim :

 

Sharon Stelter--Ram ceramic sculpture

‘Ram’ – Sharon Stelter

 

 

Venice Art Edge, USA

 

"Inner Universe" by Skount - Part-of-“Identity-disorder”-series-exhibed-at-C.A V E gallery

“Inner Universe”  – Skount (Spain)

C.A.V.E Gallery  Venice, CA

 

 

 Exotic Egyptian Art Deco

 

 

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Art Deco dancers figurine – Marc Guillard, Paris

1920

 

Art – contemporary OZ

 

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‘Ibis In Flight’ — Kate Elsey

 

 

Relief Art Egypt

 

 

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Lalique – French sublime design

 

Entering the elegant world of Rene Lalique can be spellbinding and it’s easy to be off with the fairies, sirens and nymphs in a forest of serpents, dragonflies, ravens, swans, bats, gazelles, butterflies and other exotic creatures from the Nouveau repertoire.

 

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Pottery resurrection Mata Ortiz

 

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Goyin Silveira — ‘Tarantula Olla’

 

 

Mata-Ortiz-Pottery-by-Roberto-Olivas-Sgraffito-Olla

Roberto Olivas Sgraffito Olla

 

Gardens with sculpture

 

Henry-Moore'The-Goslar-Warrior'-(1975)-Abstract Sculpture-Goslar---Germany

‘The Goslar Warrior’ – Henry Moore

 

 

Futurist Fervor

 

Unleashing the futurist dynamic:

 

 

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‘Perspectives in Flight´– Futurist Fedele Azari

1926

 

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Mazzotti vase

 

 

 

French Designer Jean Dunand

 

 

Jean-Dunand---lacquered-panel-from-'La-Chasse' of a bare chested man shooting an arrow

Jean Dunand—lacquered panel from ‘La Chasse’

 

Contemporary sculptures from Greece

 

The contemporary art of three Greek  sculptors – Theodore Papayannis, Yiannis Nanouris and Yannis Koutsouradis.

 

Theodore-Papagianni modernist sculpture of a couple together

Theodore Papagianni

 

 

Hideaki Miyamura

 

Creating a new glaze has been a lifelong passion for Hideaki Miyamura, his newest glaze being a ‘crystalescent’ yohen.

 

Hideaki-Miyamura--reddish brown glaze bottle

 

 Sculptural Couture

 

Dior-New-Look-1947-Vogue

 

‘Convo’ Rescue  interior decorating

 

Cardiff-Castle-Lion-by-Hammerhead

 

 

 Circus Performance in the Arts

 

Tiffany and Co-NY-Silver and enamel acrobat figures

 

Contemporary Clay In Santa Fe

 

Native American Sculpture - Kokopelli-Tammy Garcia

 

‘Kokopelli’ – Tammy Garcia

 

Street Sculpture

 

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‘Lifeline’  by Andy Scott

 

 

 

Ceramic Wine Pots

 

Georgian Kvevri wine pots

Qvevri wine pots from Georgia

 

Dragons In The Arts

 

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Josephine Baker Captivates the Jazz Age

 

Edouard Cazaux spherical ceramic Jazz Age vessel in gold-white and grey

Edouard Cazaux Jazz Age vase

 

AMOCA – American Museum of Ceramic Art – 10th Anniversary

 

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Mid Century sculpture – 1959

 

Public Sculptures – Canberra Australia
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Auguste Rodin sculpture in Canberra

 

 

Czech, Bohemia Clayarts

 

Czechoslavakia is blessed with a fascinating history of ceramic design which developed rapidly after the introduction of porcelain in the 1790’s.

Royal-Dux-figure-37cm Art Deco lady in a black gown walking two white greyhounds

Pottery Raku Rapture

 

The originator of raku in Japan was Sasaki Chojiro, who first produced raku pieces for the Japanese tea ceremony in the 16th century. He learnt the technique from his father Ameya, who was trained in the Ming Dynasty Sencai pottery tradition and was brought to Kyoto, Japan from China.

shaun-hall-raku vessel with asymmetrical shape

 

Unique Clayart

 

 

Alberto-Giacometti highly textured clay head

 

Daily Pottery Art Feed

American Indian women selling pottery

 

Sea Sculptures

Transfiguration Screw IX

Transfiguration Screw IX   by Mitsuo Takeuchi

 

 

 

Egyptian Revival Art 

Egyptian Revival mantle clock

 

The Roman rule of Egypt from 30 BC to 395 AD led to Roman decorations incorporating Egyptian motifs and an increased interest in Egyptian culture. During the Italian Renaissance “Egyptomania” resurfaced.. read more

 

Pottery Arts – The Masters

Celebrating the potters and pottery companies that have been recognized for their contribution to the ceramic arts with their unique designs, innovations and classic creations and their influence in introducing new styles and movements in the field of ceramics.

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Ceramics Moderno – Marcello Fantoni

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Many Mid-Century collectors covet a Marcello Fantoni piece for their flair and originality. Fantoni’s ceramic designs came to embody the timeless appeal of classic and traditional Italian pottery merged with challenging modernist and progressive movements.  Read More

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Reptile vas -by Stig Lindberg

 

 

Clayart bliss at Vallauris

 Located in a region in south-eastern France, Vallauris is nestled among low coastal hills and with its rich supply of clay, has been a pottery-making centre since Roman times.

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It’s a potters world

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 7 Koans, 30 unknown artists

 

Koan :  Once a division of the Japanese army was engaged in a sham battle, and some of the officers found it necessary to make their headquarters in Gasan’s temple. Gasan told his cook: “Let the officers have only the same simple fare we eat.” This made the army men angry, as they were used to very deferential treatment. One came to Gasan and said: “Who do you think we are? We are soldiers, sacrificing our lives for our country. Why don’t you treat us accordingly?” Gasan answered sternly: “Who do you think we are? We are soldiers of humanity, aiming to save all sentient beings.”

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Figurines Of Intrigue

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The Okinawan Clayart Bio Chi

 

 

The Okinawan’s believe they are teenagers up to the age of 50, which is probably the most distinctive quality in their mindset compared to the West.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Art Deco Delight :

 

French Art Pottery

 

 

Ukrainian painted porcelain sculptures  :
Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev

Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev hand painted porcelain owl

 

 Egyptian pottery :

 

Lourve Egyptian Pots

 

 

 

The ancient Egyptians were gifted artisans and pottery was an art where they excelled. Egypt in the pre dynastic period produced pottery of very high quality From 3000BC on their pottery was decorated with   depictions of animals, humans, boats and various  other patterns and symbols. Two main veins of  pottery existed during this period,  pottery from Nile clay ( red/brown after firing ) and pottery from marl clay ( usually polished to give a lustrous look ).

 

 

 

The bowl in the top right corner of this page was created and photographed by ceramicist/photographer Philippe Buraud  at la porte du soleil