Monica Bellucci – Vogue Italia photographed by Walter Chin, 1994
Golden disks, orbs and triangles arranged with an array of sacred precision, iconography and Egyptian art deco geometries, boldly infused with electric blues, white and black to conjure a transcendent whole.
Photographer Rui Palha, Portugal
Apollo carrying his kithara holds a phiale (flat cup) for Nike (Victory) to pour a libation into with an omphalos (sacred navel) in between.
‘Echo Of Deco’ – art deco inspired vase
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Scott Musgrove Octolamp
Wirehair Fox Terrier Statue
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.
Mosaic sundial, Torquay
Alexander Archipenko, ‘Architectural Figure’
‘Black and White Charger #1’ – David Nelson
‘L’Aviation’ – Frederic Focht
Australia Contemporary Garden
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Gerardo Monterrubio – 2014
Highness – Sally Hook
‘Ship of Fools’ by Deborah Halpern
‘Eggsistentialism’ – AVAM
Woman in Window – Juliana Bollini
Natasha-Dikareva – ‘Between East and West’
André Aleth Masson, France
‘Ram’ – Sharon Stelter
“Inner Universe” – Skount (Spain)
C.A.V.E Gallery Venice, CA
Art Deco dancers figurine – Marc Guillard, Paris
‘Ibis In Flight’ — Kate Elsey
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.
Goyin Silveira — ‘Tarantula Olla’
Roberto Olivas Sgraffito Olla
‘The Goslar Warrior’ – Henry Moore
Unleashing the futurist dynamic:
‘Perspectives in Flight´– Futurist Fedele Azari
Jean Dunand—lacquered panel from ‘La Chasse’
The contemporary art of three Greek sculptors – Theodore Papayannis, Yiannis Nanouris and Yannis Koutsouradis.
Creating a new glaze has been a lifelong passion for Hideaki Miyamura, his newest glaze being a ‘crystalescent’ yohen.
‘Kokopelli’ – Tammy Garcia
‘Lifeline’ by Andy Scott
Qvevri wine pots from Georgia
Edouard Cazaux Jazz Age vase
Mid Century sculpture – 1959
Auguste Rodin sculpture in Canberra
Czechoslavakia is blessed with a fascinating history of ceramic design which developed rapidly after the introduction of porcelain in the 1790’s.
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.
Transfiguration Screw IX by Mitsuo Takeuchi
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
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.
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
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.
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.”
Figurines Of Intrigue
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.
Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev
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