Monthly Archives: February 2013

Nature inspired pottery decorating

 

 The development of botanical and animal pottery art :  

I never cease to be captivated by the intrinsic beauty of nature. Its form, texture and graceful lines have been well represented in pottery art from the beginning. In pre dynastic Kemetic art (Egypt before the Pharaohs ), Solar-Afro-headed priestesses were often depicted in Nile riverboats . These images occur on numerous ochre-painted ceramic pots, and also appear in rock art and in a tomb murals. The pot below  shows a pair of women in a boat with plants for shade and to their left is a priestess figure performing an invocation.

 

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Egyptian  pre-dynastic Kemetic pottery

 

In Babylon, ancient Egypt and ancient Greece ceramic tile painting was widely utitilised for decorating. It was used on deck walls, ceilings, floors, murals and even on outside walls and featured both botanical and animal designs. During the New Palace period (ca. 1600 BC to 1450 BCE) of the early Minoan culture, technological advances in materials, firing at higher temperatures and faster pottery wheels, saw an evolution both in form and design. Pottery decoration with spirals and lines became less common as the central theme but remained in lesser areas such as around handles and necks. Plants and marine life now took centre stage. The Floral style most commonly depicted were slender branches with leaves and papyrus flowers.

 

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Minoan Gold Ring – unearthed in a burial chamber of a Minoan princess

16th – 13th centuries BC

 

The Marine style, perhaps, produced the most distinctive of all Minoan pottery with detailed, naturalistic depictions of octopuses, argonauts, starfish, triton shells, sponges, coral, rocks and seaweed. The early Minoan culture had an influence on Greek art.

From 1450 BCE a new style developed, perhaps influenced by increasing contact with the Mycenaean culture from the Greek mainland and this was predominantly found in Knossos. Typical examples were the three-handled amphora, squat alabastron vessels, goblets and unusual pieces including ritual vessels with figure of eight handles and a libation jugs covered in spiky projections. These were decorated with much more schematic representations than the previous styles. Papyrus, lilies and octopuses become  more stylised and abstract. Whilst religious motifs continue to be seen, birds appeared for the first time on pottery, as did helmets and shields.

 

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Minoan dolphin vase

 Although Greek pottery provided us with a wide range of shapes from cups to plates to massive amphorae, many of the forms remained relatively constant over centuries. This is primarily because Greek potters were producing wares for practical use – holding wine, water, oil and perfumes – and once the optimum practical shape had evolved, it was copied and maintained. However, despite this restriction in form, the Greek potters and painters could express their versatility in the decoration of the vase.

From the 8th century BCE, Geometric pottery decoration began to include stylized human figures, birds and animals with nearly all the surface of the vase covered in bold lines and shapes painted in brown and black.

At the end of the 5th century the Greek painters  Parrhasios and Zeuxis, introduced new painting techniques. The former is said to have used outline in new ways which achieved greater realism, and the latter used shading. This inspired new figurative styles with the pottery art.

Early European floral decoration

The Chinese K’ang-Hsi porcelain, which featured both Indian and Korean styled flowers was generally copied during the early development of the botanical decoration of European pottery. The majolica from Spain, which featured a lot of floral decoration also had a substantial input. The advancement of botanical studies, a love of realistic paintings, along with the introduction of new colours supported the creation of more local styles. The liking for bunches of flowers and the production of botanical prints led to further development of naturalistic decorations. As the use of wild-flowers on Marseilles china became popular, this also influenced the rest of Europe in the decoration of their Majolica and porcelain china.

Neo classical, Rococo, Renaissance, Chinoiserie, Baroque, Japonisme, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and most other styles of pottery all had representations of botanical and nature figures in varying degrees. Below is a mixed selection featuring nature inspired imagery.

 

 

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Cathy Reichel Clark Ceramics

 

 

 

Deb Stableey Pottery

Deb Stableey Pottery

 

 

 

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Finely Painted Japanese Plate -18th century

( Elegance Auctioneers )

 

 

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France Bulbous Vase signed L. Berty from Vallauris Provence 20th century

 

 

 

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Birds on a turquoise vase – Sarreguemines French Majolica

 

 

 

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Taggerty Pottery

 

 

 

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Italian Majolica – red earthenware vase covered with a mottled pale blue glaze.

(  Ben Ronalds’ Collection – Queensland Museum )

 

 

 

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Lavender and white Art Nouveau vase – Hans Rudolf Hentschel – 1896

 

 

 

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K’ang-hsi Period Cloisonne bottle form vase

 

 

Large austrian Amphora ceramic vase

Large Austrian Amphora ceramic vase

 

 

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Large French or German Majolica bowl

 

 

 

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Moorcroft vase, Deco Drive design, issued 2007, designer Phillip Gibson

( Treadway )

 

 

 

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Qing Cloisonne enamel crysanthenum flowers

 

 

 

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 Carved gourd vessel – Marilyn Sunderland

 

 

 

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Carved gourd vessel – Marilyn Sunderland

 

 

 

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Vase with poppy flowers -stained glass mosaic

( Penelope )

 

 

 

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 Val Saint-Lambert vase

( Victor Arwas Gallery )

 

 

 

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Vintage large vase ” Treespath ”  Rudolph Lorber

Weller Pottery,  USA

 

 

 

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Charles Catteau deer vase

 

 

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Charles Catteau vase

 

 

 

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Art Deco Vase – Charles Catteau

 

 

 

 

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English Majolica Baroque vase _ late 19th century

( Ruby Lane )

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau vase

 

 

 

Monarch by Sharon Meyer Postance

Monarch by Sharon Meyer Postance

 

 

 

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French Art Nouveau ceramic vase

 Lucien LevyDhurmer for Clément Massier

 

 

Amphora vase designed by Paul Dachsel

 Crysanthenum flower Amphora vase designed by Paul Dachsel

 

 

 

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Amphora vase designed by Paul Dachsel

 

 

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 Antique French asparagus vine leaf plate MAJOLICA BARBOTINE circa 1880

 

 

Antique Hand Painted French planter

Antique Hand Painted French Planter- Rouen Cornucopia

 

 

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Ben Carter – Dogwood Pitcher

 

 

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Bust Figurine – Cordey-1940

 

 

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Daum Vase

 

 

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 H. Bequet Quaregnon hand painted Ewer  – Belgium

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Amphora Art Nouveau vase

( Treadway – Toomey )

Neo classical porcelain lamp

 Neo classical porcelain oil lamp

( Cowans )

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Turquoise White Cat Plate with Leaves (1968) – Beatrice Wood

( The Beatrice Wood  Permanent Collection )

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Doulton Vase

Pierrefonds vase

French Pierrefonds vase – crystalline glaze

( Treadway Toomey )

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Rene-Buthaud vase – large bulbous shape with stylized deer and foilage

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Amphora vase, designed by Eduard Stellmacher

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Roussillion, France

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Weller Pottery botanical pitcher

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Art Glass by Jeffrey Pan

Cornflower vase  Lisa Katzenstein

Cornflower vase by Lisa Katzenstein

( http://beveregallery.com )

Matt Morgan Pottery Vase

Matt Morgan Pottery Vase

( Skinner Auctions )

Tiffnay fern vase

Vase of fiddlehead ferns, 1905-15. Manufactured by Tiffany Pottery. Corona, New York.

( Scala Archives )

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Pottery vase, bird & flower motif, late 19th century

( Bill Hood and Sons Auctions )

Luba Sharapan mug

Luba Sharapan mug

Julie Whitmore Pottery

Julie Whitmore Pottery

Wella Pottery vase

Weller “Glendale” Vase, Signed, McLaughlin

( Cowan’s Auctions )

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Modernist pottery- Portuguese and Spanish

 

 


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Aleluia Planter – 1950’s  © HPS

Looking at the spectacle of the Madi  Gras Carnival, it’s easy to see the Spanish influence and the comparisons that can be drawn with Spanish art and pottery, with its rich warm colours, vibrancy and motion. Spanish pottery evolved from a culturally diverse heritage, having been influenced by many nations and peoples throughout its history. Spanish culture has its origins in the Iberian, Celtiberian, Latin, Visigothic, Roman Catholic, and Islamic cultures.

The traditional Spanish pottery styles centred around hand painted wall dishes and large pitchers and jugs. Despite the eclectic gestation from Majolica, Islamic, Hispano Moresque, Mozarabic and other European influences, such as the Baroque and  Neoclassical, Spanish /Portuguese pottery became highly distinctive and appealing. This was further evident in the modernist phase in the 50‘s and 60‘s where the abstract styles that filtered through from France, Italy and Germany were adapted and blended into the local styles. Shape and movement were pushed even further without sacrificing any aesthetic balance. Picasso and Dali’s Modernist, Cubist, Surrealist  works from Paris and beyond were also influential.  The pottery featured here is predominately modernist because I feel this reflects the pure abandon of their creativity the most.

 

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Hermanos Perez

 

 

 

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Vase with three wings – Aleluia,  Aveiro

( modernaumaoutranemtanto.blogspot )

 

 

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( MdS Auctions )

 

 

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50’s-Raul da Bernarda vase

Alcobaca, Portugal © CMP

 

 

 

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50’s  Raul da Bernarda vase

( http://mfls.blogs.sapo.pt )

 

 

 

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Ceramic candlestick – Pedros Ltd  © CMP

 

 

 

Coimbra-S.P.-vase

Coimbra-S.P – vase

 

 

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Cruet—Raul da Bernarda © JMPF

 

 

 

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Modernist vase from the Hallelujah-factory in Aveiro, Portugal

 

 

 

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Dish — Raul da Bernarda © CMP

 

 

 

 

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 Raul da Bernarda © CMP

 

 

 

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Hand decorated Spanish Ceramic dish

( imagineartisan.com )

 

 

 

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50’s Raul da Bernarda small dish © CMP

 

 

 

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 50’s Raul da Bernarda vase © CMP

 

 

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Pitcher – Aleluia, Aveiro – 1955

( modernaumaoutranemtanto.blogspot )

 

 

 

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 Pitcher 50s – Aleluia, Aveiro

( modernaumaoutranemtanto.blogspot )

 

 

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16th century plate

Museo de Cerámica de Barcelona

 

 

 

Caixa Escalonada-Villeroy & Boch-Wallerfangen

Art Deco lidded vessel   – Caixa Escalonada-Villeroy & Boch-Wallerfangen

( modernaumaoutranemtanto.blogspot )

 

 

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Maria deLourdes-Castro – 1950’s  © HPS

 

 

Miro inspired set of Vases

Miro inspired set of Vases – Hermanos Perez

( imagineartisan.com )

 

 

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Picasso – Fernande  1909

 

 

 

Pedros-Lda-Vase

Pedros Ltd Vase – © CMP

 

 

 

Picasso bull pitcher

Picasso bull pitcher

 

 

 

Pablo Picasso posing with his painting

Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

Sangria-pitcher

Sangria Pitcher

 

 

 

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Spanish artist Merello

 

“I plead for humility in painting. Painting does not need so much fanfare or intellectual pretension. It must come from a person’s clean soul, from the clear and pure eye of the painter, even if only a simple apple is being painted. It is for this reason that I admire Morandi so much.” © José Manuel Merello

 

 

 

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Spanish ceramic wall plaque

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Wall-clock Miró-inspired mosaic of glazed, marbled, and crackled shapes and icons in relief on a rustic vase.

Hermanos Perez

Art Deco Vase with Flowers

Art Deco Vase with Flowers – Lusitania – Coimbra

1930

( modernaumaoutranemtanto.blogspot )

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Three Mid-Century vases – Aleluia Cerâmicas

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Raimundo Folch

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The Crockery Vendor _  Francisco de Goya

Museo del Prado  Madrid

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Wall tile mural – Aleluia Cerâmicas

Viúva Lamego‘s production is characterized by a vast range of traditional glazed tiles, always hand-painted, which reproduce designs from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

 

 

 

SPAL-Paradox cubist ceramic cup and saucer

SPAL- ‘Paradox’ cubist cup and saucer

 

 

 

Tino Valduvieco - Raku fired head sculpture

Tino Valduvieco

 

 

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Raimundo Folch — ‘The awakening’

 

 

Sources cited –

http://ceramicamodernistaemportugal.blogspot.com.au   ( © CMP )

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Moderna uma outra nem tanto

modernaumaoutranemtanto@gmail.com O blogue Moderna uma outra nem tanto: Coleccionandocerâmica de entre guerras e mais algumas utiliza, sobretudo, fotografiasde peças das suas colecções, feitas pelos autores (qualquer utilização destas imagens deverá mencionar a autoria), podendo ser complementado,quando possível, com imagens de outras proveniências que serão devidamenteidentificadas.

 

 

 

Futuristic and virtual pottery

 

 

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Modern Ceramics – Re-inventing the wheel :

 

l’Artisan Electronique from Unfold Design Studio

The pottery wheel is one of the oldest artisan techniques for making utilitarian objects. Belgian company Unfold, in collaboration with Tim Krapen and the RepRap community, developed  L ‘Artisan   Electronique, which  is a virtual pottery wheel that can be creatively manipulated on the touchscreen of a  tablet. This also acts as the interface for running a  3d scanner, adapted to pipe clay through nozzles to build the pottery form. The innovative process imitates the traditional technique used by ceramicists, in which the form is built up by stacking coils of clay. The result is a curious meeting of an ancient craft with modern technology and digital design software. And futuristic pottery styles can be created.

 

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 Simple glazed printed porcelain scaled forms – Unfold Design Studios

 

The L’Artisan Electronique installation was commissioned by the Z33 Art Centre for the exhibition ” Design by Performance ” According to Jnathon Keppat Unfold, , the clay qualities desirable in more traditional pottery techniques hold true for printing with clay too. The general rule of thumb with clay is that the whiter it is the less plastic and malleable it is. What is known as ‘short’ clay. The darker the clay, the more sticky it is and often the more plastic and able to bend before breaking. The converse is, the whiter the clay the higher the temperature it can be fired to before distorting. So porcelain is higher fired and stronger than say red earthenware red clay. There is always a payoff and that is why most clay bodies are a blend of a number of materials.

 

 

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More technical details here → http://unfoldfab.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

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 ‘Volcanoes’ – ave size 9 x 9 cm (Experiments in modelling with ‘sculpt mode’ in the 3d program Blender)

 

Virtual Pottery from Yoon Chung Han on Vimeo.

Virtual Pottery is an immersive audiovisual installation that uses hand gestures to create 3D pottery objects and compose real-time sound piece. Using the simple and anagogic metaphor, Virtual Pottery attempts to transform body gesture into a digital music domain in a compelling way. The body is transformed into this multi-sensory space as a way of sculpting sound pottery. It delivers the same manner when we do in real pottery creation; sculpting clay, polishing the shape, adding glaze materials, and finally going through the firing process. By using simple hand gestures, the user can experience a virtual creation and sculpt their own pottery pieces, while compose  real-time music. The meditative feeling, combined with experimental music, pushes the user to explore the relation between virtual sculpting and spatial sound composition.

 

 

Created in TransLab, Media Arts and Technology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Advisor : Prof. Marcos Novak
Technical Collaborator : Byeong-jun Han

 

Project Utanalog, Ceramic Utah Teapot

The Utah teapot is a 3D model created in 1975 by Martin Newell which has become a standard reference object in the computer graphics community. It is a simple, round, partially concave mathematical model of an ordinary teapot. The objective of Utanalog by Unfold is to return the iconographic teapot to its roots as a piece of functional dish-ware while showing its status as an icon of the digital world.

 

 

 

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Recent ceramic innovations :

 

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 Modern Italian Fireplace Design by Montegrappa

 

 

Pyramid Shaped Coffee Table

Horus Coffee Table

Stephane Thivend

 

 

 

 

The Reveal Cabinet Furniture

The Reveal Display Cabinet

 

 

 

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 Modern chair modules

 

Ceramic wall from Naxos

Decorative ceramic wallsl from Naxos

 

 

sound collector

 The ceramic “Soundcollector” by Dutch designer Rommert Calje is suspended on wires and captures and amplifies sounds.

( an inverse ” cone of silence ” )

 

 

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Modern ceramic tiles from Impronta

 

 

 

Porfido and Vibrazioni relief tile designs

Impronta Porfido and Vibrazioni ceramic relief tile designs

 

 

 

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Italia Nuova Wall Tiles

 

 

 

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Ceramica Cielo, based out of Fabrica di Roma, Italy, espouses daring style, and this is clearly visible from their Jungle Collection. Exotic elegance is displayed with these reptile patterns. Definately appropriate for the Year Of The Snake.

 

 

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Ceramica Cielo

 

 

 

 

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 Porcelain Dress, by Li Xiaofeng

 

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 Porcelain Dress, by Li Xiaofeng

 

 

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BRIEFCeramicASE –  Alexandros Stasinopoulos

The challenge in this project, was to mix the concept of traditional ceramics, a primitive material with long history in many cultures, with the unique properties high tech ceramics posses, like their extreme hardness, scratch- and abrasion-resistance, skin friendliness and their unique sensuous tactility.

 

 

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BRIEFCeramicASE –  Alexandros Stasinopoulos

 

 

 

 

ceramic dog house

 Luxury ceramic dog house by Marco Morosini. Italian designer dog bed for the pampered and spoiled dogs.

 

 Ceramic dog house

 

 

 

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future figurines – Kim Simonsson

 

 

 

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  Matthias Kaeding’s ceramic Neolithic Knives

Time to re-discover our ancient culinary skills. This is just a concept knife, but I’d say a handle wouldn’t go astray.

 

 

 

Urban Knome

Urban Gnome collection from London designers Vitamin

 The Collection comprises a Money Box, Bottle Opener, Salt & Pepper shakers, and a Kitchen Timer.

 

 

 

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KERAMION Foundation

KERAMION Foundation – Center for Modern and Historic Ceramics in Frechen, Germany

 

 

Kim Been Ceramic ToasterPortable Ceramic Bread Iron by Kim Been

 

 

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 Guarantee perfectly crisp toast by toasting your bread manually.

Silverware Vase

Strips of seaweed have left their mark on the photosensitive surfaces of this vase by Anglo-Dutch design duo Glithero

Glithero developed ‘Silverware’, a photographic technique that captures direct impressions of seaweed specimens on porcelain. The resulting images resemble abstract art from the 1950’s on surfaces that echo Wedgewood’s black and white Portland vase.

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Castagna ceramic dog house by Bosa

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Muggar

virtual-pottery

A piece of Delftware pottery, developed  in 3D for selling in a virtual world shop, on display in a virtual world apartment.

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An impressive abstract facade – Wintergarden Shopping Complex in Brisbane, Australia

” Our work on Wintergarden has enriched the studio’s knowledge in the fields of screen geometry, cutting, folding and panelising to the point where the most complex elements of design and construction are converted from creative potential and idealism to practical achievability. ” –  Studio 505

photo – John Gollings

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Teeny flower vases made from sea stones – Mitsuru Koga

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A ceramic wig ( actually a bowl )

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Claydies and Gentlemen ceramic bowl by Claydies

( Dazeen )

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Dezeen Tyvek Vases by Jiwon

Creating Crockery With A Hammer – Max  Lamb

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Tom Collins - Large Pottery Vessel

Tom Collins – Large Pottery Vessel with Lid

MASATOYO KISHI - Cast Stone Sculpture

MASATOYO KISHI – Cast Stone Sculpture

KUKI modernist freeform Bird in Flight design.

( liveauctioneers.com  )

Victoria Morris - sea stone vessels

Victoria Morris – sea stone vessels

Young Jae Lee

Young Jae Lee vessel

Bauhaus style tea pot

Mid Century Bauhaus style tea pot made in Chile

Peter Biddulph Ceramic Design

Ceramic lamp with Led and optic fibre lights by Peter Biddulph of Ceramic Design

Peter Biddulph Wind on Water

Peter Biddulph Wind on Water – a ceramic platter with  violet terra sigallata under ice blue qingbai glaze.

Peter Biddulph site here

Vintage Bruno Gamboni

Vintage modernist bottle by Bruno Gamboni, Italy

Stacking Mugs - Billy Lloyd

Stacking Mugs – Billy Lloyd

Inalco pocelain tiles from Spain

Spanish Inalco ceramic porcelain wall tiles emulating the look of Corten steel.

“Alice” series by Rachel Boxnboim

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Israeli Rachel Boxnboim – the pieces retain the texture and seams of the fabric from which they were formed.

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Rachel Boxnboim pours the liquid clay into stitched moulds and gradually syringes it out again, leaving a thick layer clinging to the inside of the fabric.

During kiln firing, the cloth burns away, leaving the delicate ceramic vessels behind.

( Dazeen, photos by Oded Antman. )

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Drawing Vessels by Japanese ceramicist Fumiaki Goto

  The Drawing Vessels project combines clay with graphite to produce an object that has a dual function as both a bowl and a drawing implement.

The process involves mixing clay, graphite and water then casting the material into the desired shape and firing it part-submerged in charcoal.

The top part is exposed to air during firing and turns white, while the bottom section is deprived of air and turns into pencil lead.

CEramic and graphite drawing vessels by Fumiaki Goto

Drawing Vessels by Fumiaki Goto

So after sipping your green tea, if you get the sudden urge to jot down some notes, a pencil is never far away.

Drawing vessels by Fumiaki Goto- ceramic pencil fused

Drawing vessels by Fumiaki Goto

Modernist sculpture - Uniques and Antiques

Modernist sculpture – height 28 inches

Uniques and Antiques

 

 

Light My Lamp

 

The advent of  Halogen ceiling downlights, dimmers, ultra minimalism, recessionism and plain dullism seems to have reduced the prevalence of lighting employing ceramic bases. And flatscreen TV’s have removed any chance of a return of the TV lamp. It’s a pity because the presence of the overhead light shade usually enhanced and highlighted the textures and features of the lamp base to great effect. Maybe the outlandish, kitschy 50’s and 60’s ceramic lamps have had their moment, although demand by collectors is unwavering. However modernist, abstract designs never seem to date and the retro outlets and channels are still delivering wonderful pieces.

I have also included a few TV lamps thanks to the wonderful collection at TVLamps.net. These evolved from the earlier radio lamps and peaked in popularity around the 50’s and 60’s. I have included my TV lamp at the bottom of the post, which also fell victim to the installation of a flatscreen TV. I acquired this lustrous Mid-century drip glaze lamp from my local Thrift Shop.

 

Pair of Green Ceramic Lamps

Pair of Green Ceramic Lamps

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Carved white ceramic lamp 1960’s

( Talisman – London  )

 

 

 

 

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Pair of Black and White Pinstripe Murano Glass Lamps set on Lucite Bases – 1970s

( Talisman – London  )

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Deco Lamp

( Classiques En Furniture )

 

 

 

 

Mid-century Ceramic Table Lamp

Mid-century ceramic table lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Single Turquoise Ribbed Ceramic Lamp

Single Turquoise Ribbed Ceramic Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Barsony Ceramics lamp

Barsony Ceramics lamp

( Black-Afro – – Flickr )

 

 

 

 

 

Bitossi green lamp

Large Bitossi green lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Halier lamp

Carl Halier for Royal Copenhagen
and Triangle Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Cat TV Lamp Sun Window

Ceramic Cat TV Lamp Sun Window

( TvLamps.net)

 

 

 

 

 

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Earthenware lamp base with painted underglaze decoration – Gambone,Italy

( Freeforms USA )

 

 

 

 

 

Faip figurine TV Lamp

F.A.I.P  figurine TV Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Haeger woman deer lamp

Haeger woman deer lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Keystone Lamp Jim and Shirl Parmentier

Keystone Lamp –  Jim and Shirl Parmentier

Alessio Tasca

Monumental Italian Pottery lamp – Alessio Tasca

( liveauctioneers )

 

 

 

 

 

Kron Turq dancers

Kron “Dancing Couple” TV lamp

( TvLamps.net)

 

 

 

Large figural Art Nouveau Lamp

Large figural Art Nouveau Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

le-ann_red

Lee Ann Red Lamp

 

 

 

Lise Vintage Lighting

Lise Vintage Lighting

 

 

 

Maddux_cockatiel

Maddux of California Retro Cockatoo TV Lamp

( TvLamps.net)

 

 

 

Marcello Fantoni Italian Ceramic lamp

Marcello Fantoni Italian Ceramic lamp

 

 

 

MID CENTURY MODERN SWAG LAMP DANISH 1960S

1950’s Danish Modern ceramic lamp

 

 

 

 

Mid Century Table Lamp

Mid Century Table Lamp

( BrooklynStVintage )

 

 

 

Miramar Kitty lamp

Miramar Abstract Kitty lamp

( TVLamps.net )

 

 

 

Moorcroft-Lamp-Anna-Lily

Moorcroft Lamp   Anna Lily

 

 

 

 

Raymor Ceramic Lamp

Raymor Ceramic Lamp

 

 

 

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Retro Pottery Lamp

 

 

 

Bernard Rooke Stoneware lamp

Bernard Rooke  ( UK ) – Stoneware lamp

( Freeforms USA )

 

 

 

ceramic-table_lamp

Ceramic Table Lamp Woven Pattern – Jim and Shirl Parmentier

 

 

 

Tinkers Moon

Royal Haeger ? Fish Lamp

( Tinkers Moon- Flickr )

 

 

 

Toulon ceramic vase

Toulon ceramic vase

( vaughan designs)

 

 

 

vim-o-lite_lamp

Vim O Lite lamp

 

 

 

Vintage Turquoise Ballerina Lamp

Vintage Turquoise Ballerina Lamp

 Lise Vintage Lighting )

 

 

 

Wilshire House Italian Ceramic

Wilshire House Italian Ceramic

 

 

 

 

large Swedish mid-century ceramic lamp

Monumental ‘Fat Lava’ Swedish Ceramic Glazed Lamp

 

 

 

 

Italian vintage lamp - decorated with a collection of seaside houses on a hill

 Italian Retro Pottery Lamp 1950’s

The internal globe emits light from all the windows.

beetle2001cybergreen – Flickr )

 

 

 

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Mid-Century Modern Yellow Lamp

( Lise Vintage Shop – Etsy )

 

 

 

 

 

Italian Blue and White Striped Ceramic Lamp 1960s

Italian Blue and White Striped Ceramic Lamp 1960s

( Talisman – London )

 

 

 

 

 

Large Pair of Textured Ceramic Table Lamps

Large Pair of Textured Ceramic Table Lamps

( Talisman – London )

 

 

 

 

 

Tripod japanese ceramic lamp

Tripod Japanese ceramic lamp

( Black-Afro – – Flickr )

 

 

 

 

 

MARGAUX Art Deco lamp

MARGAUX Art Deco Table Lamp

( Adelaide Restoration Centre )

 

 

 

 

Black Yellow Barsony Lamp

Black Yellow Barsony lamp and figurine

( Black-Afro – – Flickr )

Large lamp in blue ceramic, opalescent luster glaze

Large lamp in blue ceramic, opalescent luster glaze

( Lise Vintage Shop – Etsy )

Frankart-clock-lamp

Rare Art Deco Frankart Clock with backlight

( Kaletr esty )

Jacques Adnet desk lamp

Jacques Adnet desk lamp

Marcello Fantoni Ceramic Table lamp

Marcello Fantoni Ceramic Table lamp

Poissons Rene Lalique lamp

Poissons Rene Lalique lamp

Suzanne Ramie glazed ceramic table lamp

Suzanne Ramie glazed ceramic table lamp

A Rare Pair of Mustard Glazed Table Lamps

Pair of Mustard Glazed Table Lamps  – 1950’s

Ceramic and metal Table Lamp

Ceramic and metal Table Lamp

French Bronze Lamp

French Bronze Lamp

French Lamp by Roger Capron

Modernist French Lamp by Roger Capron

Martz table lamp with sgraffito

Martz table lamp with sgraffito decoration

Petite French Ceramic Lamp

Petite French Ceramic Lamp – 60’s

Suzanne Ramie Glazed Ceramic Lamp

Suzanne Ramie Glazed Ceramic Lamp

Art Deco Dancer Lamp

Art Deco Dancer Lamp

Elisabeth Joulia Table lamp

Elisabeth Joulia Table lamp

Tulip Tea Cannister Lamp

Tulip Tea Cannister Lamp

Antique chalkware statue base

Antique chalkware statue base, lace and beaded shade

Art Deco Flamingo Lamp

Art Deco Flamingo Lamp

Chale Citrine crystals lamp

Chale Citrine crystals lamp

ÉDOUARD CAZAUX A Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp, circa 1935

ÉDOUARD CAZAUX A Glazed Ceramic And Metal Table Lamp, circa 1935

Frederic Weinberg Swingtime

Swingtime Lamp

Created by  Philadelphia based artist and industrial designer Frederic Weinberg in the 50’s

( Midcenturia.com  )

Marcel Fantoni Lamp

Marcel Fantoni Lamp

Square Section Crackle-ware Lamps

Square Section Crackle-ware Lamps

( Windsor House Antiques }

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West German drip glaze lamp

African Pottery Arts – traditional, contemporary

 

African Traditional Pottery

Algerian water vessel

 

African  Water vessel. A ceramic jar which is  worn by women on their backs to fetch water from wells and springs and then to store it in their homes.

Ouadhias culture. Great Kabylia, Algeria

 

 

Vessel Azande Africa, Angola

Azande Vessel –   Africa, Angola

 

 

 

 

Vessel Nupe, Africa,Nigeria

Nupe Vessel – Africa,Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

Water jug from the jerma tribe

Water jug from the Jerma tribe – Niger

 

 

 

 

 

Samburu-girls

Two Samburu girls dressed in her traditional beaded necklaces and headress at a dance. Ol Malo, Laikipia, Kenya

 

 

 

 

African-woman-carrying-pot

 African beer pot

 

 

 

Nigerian-pottery

Nigerian pottery vessel

 

 

 

 

Yellow Hornbill

Yellow Hornbill

Kruger National Park

 

 

 

 

chameleon-afrique-sud-3

Chameleon Lizard

 

African Contemporary Pottery

 

 

design africa Kpando Pottery

 Kpando Pottery

( Design Africa )

 

 

 

 

design-africa---Kpando-Pottery

 Kpando Pottery

( Design Africa )

 

 

 

 

Kpando Pottery

 Kpando Pottery

 

design-africa---Sango-Ceramics

Sango-Ceramics

( design-africa )

Louise Gelderblom vessel

Louise Gelderblom carved vessel

( South Africa )

 

 

 

 

photo by Eric Lafforgue - Erbore Girl

Eric Lafforgue –  Erbore Girl

 

 

 Imiso Ceramics :  

Imiso is driven by the vision of becoming an exclusive design house that reflects the richness of African cultures and traditions. The company was established in 2005 and is currently owned by Zizipho Poswa and Andile Dyalvane who collectively bring over 15 years  of experience in creative design and manufacturing. Their first studio and gallery space is currently located at The Old Biscuit Mill, which is situated at the Woodstock precinct of Cape Town. Imiso employs a team of highly skilled artists who contribute to their production of highly distinctive ceramics designs.

 

 

Imiso-Ceramics---ABOUT

 Zizipho Poswa and Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 Africasso Collection 

Picasso was inspired by Africa and Andile was inspired by Picasso and he has created a collection of ceramic bowls that reflect an abstract sympathy with this style. His pieces dispaly a myriad of visual African stories.

 

 

Africasso- Earthernware abstract pottery vase

 Imiso Ceramics   Africasso- Earthenware slip casted Vuyo vase

Africasso-Stoneware sculptural vessel

   Africasso Stoneware coiled vase ; self portrait

Africasso Stoneware vessel

  Africasso – Abstract Stoneware coiled vase; Majola

African abstract tall contemporary vase

Africasso tall vase

Africasso stoneware vessel

Africasso Stoneware vessel

Cubist Africasso showstopper vase

Africasso ‘showstopper’ vase

 

Hand Pinched Collection

Like a pianist that sorts to unleash magical creativity through her fingers, Zizipho Poswa has created a beautiful, eclectic mix of delicate hand pinched ceramic bowls and platter sets.

 

Hand-Pinched vessel

Imiso Ceramics   Hand Pinched-walford white clay-oblong bowl

 Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 Zizipho Poswa Hand Pinched bowl

  Hand Pinched-walford1 white clay hand pinched bowl

 Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 

Hand-Pinched-set by Zizipho Poswa

    Hand Pinched-walford white hand pinched 3pc set – Zizipho Poswa

Hand Pinched vessel by Zizipho-Poswa

 Zizipho Poswa

Hand-Pinched-bowl

   Hand Pinched-walford white clay hand pinched bowl

 Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 

Majolandile-Dyalvane-Imiso-ceramics-Pinch Bowl Set

Pinch Bowl Set – Majolandile Dyalvane

 

 

More African contemporary ceramics –

 

 

Earthenware slip cast vase

Earthenware slip cast vase –  Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 

 

Stoneware-coiled-vase Andile Dyalvane

 

 Stoneware coiled vase; Red & gold scarified pattern; matrix bottom half-Udu-Vase

Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 

 

 

Imiso Ceramics- Stoneware coiled vase; scarified bulb shape by Andile Dyalvane

 Stoneware coiled vase; scarified bulb shape

Andile Dyalvane

The Scarified Collection is inspired by the ancient African tradition of body scarification. Scarification is an ancient practice used to protect individuals  against various spiritual and physical manifestations. Designed by Andile Dyalvane, the scarified pottery pieces are intended to carry a spiritual message that will resonate with the ambience of the interiors they are destined for.

 

 

 

Imiso-Ceramics studio

 

 

 

 

Zizipho Poswa-Imiso-Ceramics

Bright and Pinchy by Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 

 

 

Imiso-Ceramics---Africasso-platter

Imiso Ceramics—Africasso-platter

 

 

 

 

Imiso Ceramics hand crafted vessel

Views From The Studio Collection by Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 

 

Imiso-Ceramics-slip-casting

Imiso Ceramics slip casting

 

 

 

 

Cape Town Imiso Ceramics Stoneware coiled vase

Imiso Ceramics  Stoneware coiled vase

Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 

 

Africasso Conical Vase Majolandile Dyalvane Imiso ceramics

Africasso Conical Vase  – Majolandile Dyalvane

 

 

 

Ceramic-Head-Rest - Majolandile Dyalvane

African ceramic head rest – Majolandile Dyalvane

 

 

 

Imiso-Ceramics--Earthenware vessel Majolandile Dyalvane

Africasso Earthenware vessel – Majolandile Dyalvane

Imiso Ceramics

 

 

Once Of Scarrified Matrix Vase Majolandile Dyalvane

Once Of Scarified Matrix Vase  – Majolandile Dyalvane

 

 

 

Once-off-Vase-imiso - Majolandile Dyalvane

Once of vase  –  Majolandile Dyalvane

Imiso Ceramics

Imiso Ceramics site here

 

 

 

 

 

 More African Traditional Pottery

 

Nigeria pottery William Itter collection

Nigerian pottery water jar – William Itter collection

 

 

 

 

Nigeria William Itter Collection

Nigerian Pottery Vessel – William Itter Collection

Jar. Calabar. Nigeria

Jar. Calabar. Nigeria

Ladi Kwali sgraffito pot

Ladi Kwali – sgraffito vessel

Pottery vessel by Ladi-Kwali-(Nigerian)

African Water Pot with sgraffito detail. – Ladi Kwali-(Nigerian)

Ladi Kwali a large Water Jar

Ladi Kwali – large Water Jar

PUNU MASK,-Gabon, Africa

African Punu Mask , Gabon

Chidi Okoye-beauty mask

Beauty Mask – Chidi Okoye

African Global vessel

Carved global vessel with everted rim from the Igbo people of Nigeria

Carved Mother and Child Bowl - Africa

Mother and Child Bowl, late 1800s Yoruba Peoples, Nigeria.

Water-Jar-379x810

Water Jar. Kabyle peoples, Algeria –  19th century.  Ceramic with red and black pigments.  To this day, Kabyle women coil and decorate pottery with beautiful, geometric designs for their own household use and for sale

 

 

 

HAGENAUER-Karl-1898-1956 African girl sculpture

Karl  HAGENAUER (1898 – 1956)

“Africa in the jar”

( Million & Associes )

 

 

 

Mudsgum earth home

A Mudsgum earth home

 

 

 

 

 

Pokot girl with giant necklace - Kenya

Pokot girl with giant necklace – Kenya

( Eric Lafforgue – flickr )

 

 

 

 

 

Nigerian incised surface vessel

Nigerian vessel with incised surface

 

 

 

 

African pot - Bomboka-Henry,-2011

African pottery – Henry Bomboka

2011

 

 

 

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Henry Bomboka – 2011

 

 

 

Ethiopian church art Tana lake - North Ethiopia © Johan Gerrits

Priest leaving the church at Tana lake – North Ethiopia

 © Johan Gerrits

 

 

 

Statue-Baoulé-Bloblo-Bian---Côte-d'Ivoire

Statue – Baoulé Bloblo Bian

 

 

 

MAGDALENE-ODUNDO-1985-Phillips

African vessel – Magdalene Odundo

 

 

 

Bukenya-Tony,-2011 Two lidded african vessels

Lidded African pots – Tony Bukenya

2011

 

 

 

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Alex Kyakuwa

 

 

 

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Wall art of a Nguni woman – FALKO 2011

flickr – falko splitpiece

 

 

 

Start-–-A-Journal of Arts and Culture in East Africa

Raku pot from East Africa

 

See another post on African Art here – African Arts Odyssey

 

European Ceramics Event – Keramisto – Prt 2

Annual Keramisto Pottery Fair

 

In 1979, a group of professional ceramists formed the Noord Limburgs Pottenbakkers Collectief (NLPC), in a region in the Netherlands with a centuries-old ceramics tradition, thus laying the foundation stone for the Keramisto Pottery Fair.  In 1988 the first international pottery market in the Netherlands took place as an open air gallery “by potters for potters”, with 60 workshops and studios taking part.
Keramisto was situated near Gennep outside the municipal region of Milsbeek, in a local recreational area called Mookersplats on the banks of a small lake.

 

 

 Netherlands :

 

birgit vogels

Birgit Vogels

 

 

 

 

 

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Birgit Vogels

 

 

 

 

 

carla_vrijer_de

Carla Vrijer

 

 

 

Doerte Ahrenkiel

 Doerte Ahrenkiel

 

 

 

 

 

DÖRTE AHRENKIEL

Doerte Ahrenkiel

 

 

 

 

 

geert jacobs

Geert Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

heike rabe

Heike Rabe

 

 

 

 

 

heike rabe

Heike Rabe

 

 

 

 

 

heike rabe

Heike Rabe

 

 

 

 

 

hein janssen

Hein Janssen

 

 

 

 

 

Carla-Vrijer

Carla Vrijer

bytriskel.canalblog.com

 

 

 

 

 

netty janssens

Netty Janssens

 

 

 

 

 

let_de_kok

Let de  Kok

 

 

 

 

 

Res Heyning

Res Heyning

 

 

 

 

 

Keramiekorgel-op-Keramisto

 

 

 

 

Keramisto-pottery-market

Keramisto Pottery Market

 

 

 

 

 Great Britain :

 

 

daniel boyle

Daniel Boyle

 

 

 

 

David Wright

David Wright

 

 

 

 

eddie__margaret_curtis

Eddie Margaret Curtis

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Nichols

Jeremy Nichols

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Nichols

Jeremy Nichols

 

 

 

 

 

John Wheeldon

John Wheeldon

 

 

 

 

john wheeldon

John Wheeldon

 

 

 

 

laverick

Tony Laverick

 

 

 

 

rachel wood

Rachel Wood

 

 

 

 

rachel wood

Rachel Wood

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3 ceramic figurines – Annie Peaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keramisto stall 2007

 

 

 

 Spain :

 

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Joan Serra

 

 

 

 

jose davila

Jose Davila

 

 

 

 

jose davila

Jose Davila

 

 

 

 

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Jose Davila

 

 

 

 

ldia_serra

ldia Serra

 

 

 

 

ldia serra

ldia Serra

 

 

 

 

ldia_serra

ldia Serra

 

 

 Czech Republic :

 

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Yasuyonishida Vladimir Groh

 

 Poland :

 

 

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bozena wislicka,  jan marcin witkowski

 

 

 

 

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bozena wislicka,  jan marcin witkowski

 

 

 

 Lithuania :

 

 

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Vilija Blciuniene, Osvalda

 

 

 

 

lina_bekeriene_Lithuania

Lina Bekeriene

 

 

 

 

 

crytal glaze

Crystal Glaze keramisto 2009

 ( Veronique Kaiser – Flickr )

 

 

 

 

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 Keramisto 2009

 ( Veronique Kaiser – Flickr )

 

 

 

keramisto-fair

 ( Veronique Kaiser – Flickr )

 

 

 

 

 

keramisto 2007

keramisto sculptures 2007

 

 

 

 

keramisto

 

 Keramisto link here