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Minoan Art Pottery

 

Pottery from the ancient Minoans

 

From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs. Their vases and jugs were made in fine clay with thin walls and was an outstanding achievement at this time. Historians have learned everything there is to know about the Minoan people through their artwork. Artwork such as paintings, potttery, sculptures, and architectural designs were important to the people of the Minoan civilization in Crete.

Their decorative wares were covered in bold, flowing, rhythmic movements with patterns using linked curvilinear and undulating lines. Minoans painted their pottery decorations on wet plaster, which allowed the pigments of metal to bind to the plaster. However, this required the painter to exercise specific skills that allowed him or her to work within the time constraints imposed by the color on the plaster drying. This type of art encouraged improvisation and personal expression because there was very little time for the painter to create highly detailed art pieces. Flowing broad strokes were favored, which covered the surface more rapidly and gave their art a stylized, abstract appearance.

Minoan pottery was initially decorated with designs in dark, often shiny paint (vitreous slip), in shades of red, brown, and black, on a light surface. Between 1900-1700BC the Kamáres style developed into the most colourful and vibrant style of pottery form and decoration yet seen anywhere. Images were painted on a black-brown background in reds, whites and blues. Sea and shore fauna and flora were the most important source of design. The animals displayed a playful nature and emphasised a flambuoyant liveliness characteristic of Cretean Art. Nowhere else in the art of the ancient world was such a lightness of spirit displayed, compared to the creativity of the Minoans at the height of their power in the early 15th century BC.

From 1700BC their technique of making and handling quartz frit paste had reached a higher standard than any other culture. Many small colourful plaques, figurines and jewelry in blue and polychome were made and exported, along with their pottery, to Egypt and the Levant islands of the Aegean Sea, and also in Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt and even further into the depths of Africa.

 

 

 

Kamares crater vessel with decorative lillies

Kamares crater banquet vessel with decorative lillies

Phaistos.
Old-Palace period (1800-1700 BC)

 

 

 

Minoan maiden with prayer beads Fresco

Minoan maiden with prayer beads Fresco

 

 

 

Tray with handles and whirling motifs from Phaistos

Tray with handles and whirling motifs from Phaistos

 

 

 

Minoan pottery -- frying pan with characteristic decorative spirals.

Minoan pottery — frying pan with characteristic decorative spirals.

Iraklio museum -Minoan pottery

Iraklio Museum – Minoan pottery

 

 

 

Bronzen female figure Late Minoan

Bronze female figure Late Minoan.

 

 

Mycenean octopus pottery

The Minoans were conquered by the Mycenaeans and this Mycenean octopus pottery from Thissus reflects the influence of the Minoans.

 

 

 

Minoa, Kamaras libation vessel

Kamaras libation vessel

 

 

 

Elegant ewer with reed type decoration

Elegant ewer with reed type decoration that creates a pattern of dark and light colours on the surface of the pot.
Example of the decorative mannerism of the Late Neopalatial period, a work by the artist conventionally referred to, as ‘Reed – Painter’ (1450 BC).
Heraklion Museum

 

 

 

Large lidded pot from Mochlos

Large lidded pot from Mochlos

 

 

 

Minoan dolphin pot

Reproduction of a Minoan dolphin pot

 

 

 

Minoan jar with spiral motif

Late Minoan Jar with Three Handles

 

 

 

 

Minoan pitcher Templar1307-flickr

Minoan Marine Style Pitcher

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

( Templar 1307 – flickr )

 

 

 

 

Handpainted Mycenaean Krater

Mycenaean Krater ca.1400-1300 B.C.

 

 

 

Minoan Snake Goddess statue

 Minoan Snake Goddess

 

 

Minoan wall art

 Minoan wall art

Circumstantial evidence indicates that women played a dominant role in Minoan religion and perhaps also in Minoan society. Some believe that the Minoans lived in a matrilineal, or even a matriarchal, society.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

 

 

 

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Minoan eight handled amphora

 

 

 

 

Pottery Jar with Octopus Design from Knossos

 Pottery Jar with Octopus Design  from Knossos,  Crete.  Late Minoan period II  c.1450 1400 BC   Fine Arts Reproduction

 

 

 

Wendy Shirran with a three handled Amphora

Wendy Shirran with  a three handled Amphora she made – Palace style, white earthenware with stained slips and terra sigelata, Late Minoan II, 1450-1400 BCE

 

 

 

 

Libation vase (rhyton) of serpentine, in the shape of a bull's head

Libation vase (rhyton) of serpentine, in the shape of a bull’s head with inlays of shell, rock crystal and jasper in the muzzle and eyes. Knossos. New-Palace period (1600-1500 BC)

 

 

Minoan drinking vessel

Minoan drinking vessel

 

 

Minoan Terracotta Pitcher

 Minoan Pitcher

Archeological Museum in Heraklion.

 

 

 

 

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Minoan wall painting, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

Minoan Pottery - Iraklio museum

1. The Boxer Rhyton. Steatite libation vase with relief scenes of boxing, wrestling and bull-leaping. Ayia Triada. New-Palace period (1500-1450 BC)

3.  Steatite libation vase (rhyton), originally covered with gold leaf, with a relief representation of a shrine in a mountain landscape. Zakros. New-Palace period (1500-1450 BC)

(  http://arctangent.smugmug.com )

Heraklion-Archaeological-Museum

Carved amphora vessel

 Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

 

 

 

 

Frieze of dolphins in the Cretan palace of Knossos

Frieze of dolphins in the Cretan palace of Knossos

 

 

Spouted jar, Kamares Ware, Middle Minoan period

Spouted jar, Kamares Ware, Middle Minoan, 2000-1700 BC

 

 

Marine Style Ceramics of the Cretan-Minoan Neopalatial Period

Marine Style Ceramics of the Cretan-Minoan Neopalatial Period (c. 1650 BC to 1450 BC).

 

 

 

Iraklio-museum - Minoan libation vase

The Harvester Vase. Steatite ( soapstone ) libation vase (rhyton) with a relief scene of a procession of men led by a man holding a staff – an official or priest. They hold harvesting tools and sing to the accompaniment of the sistrum. New-Palace period (1500-1450 BC)

 

 

 

Minoan Kamares style vase

 Kamares style vases with complex polychrome decoration, from Phaistos and Knossos.

Old-Palace Period (1800-1700 BC)

Amethyst Minoan Seal Ashmolean Museum OXford

 Minoan Amethyst Seal

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University

 

 

Kamares style bridge-spouted Jug

Kamares style bridge-spouted Jug-1800-1700 BC

( Nicholas Kaye – Flickr )

 

 

 

Minoan pottery

Minoan vessel. Marine Style decoration. 1500 BC.

 

 

 

Cretean-tripod,-terracotta

Cretean terracotta tripod from the Minoan Palace of Malia

 

 

 

Heraklion Knossos ceramic jug

Tonkrug Katsambas

 

 

 

Minoa phaistos Small Kamares ware jar

Small Kamares ware jar, with bands and interconnected spirals,
Palaeopalatial Period (1900 – 1700 BC)
Heraklion Museum

 

 

Minoan Marble Bowl

Minoan Marble Bowl

 

 

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Minoan Snake Goddess

 Mycenaean fish and octopus pitcher

 Mycenaean  fish and octopus pitcher

 

 

 

 

Minoan_Gold_Ring

Minoan Gold Ring

 

 

 

Minoan Phaistos ewer

Painted Kamares ware ewer or pitcher with three handles and relief spiky decoration,
Palaeopalatial Period (1900 – 1700 BC)
Heraklion Museum

 

 

Minoan-acrobats - Ashmolean-Museum

Acrobats – Minoan Chalcedony carving

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Uni

 

 

 

Minoan Jug from Mochios

Minoan Jug from Mochios

Labrys pithos

Labrys pithos – 1500BC

Knossos Palace

 

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Saffron gatherer in fresco from Akrotiri, Thera

Fresco of saffron gathering –  Akrotiri, Thera

 

 

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Ring of Isopata

1400–1500 BC

This famous Minoan gold ring from the Isopata tomb, near Knossos,  depicts four dancing female figures, richly clad in characteristic Minoan attire, moving through a landscape of lilies. Three of them raise their arms in ecstasy,  while the fourth one, placed in the centre of the scene and slightly higher than the others, makes a gesture – possibly of benediction. A fifth figure, much smaller than the others, appears to be descending from the sky  ( top left ) and completes the composition together with other religious symbols frequently encountered on similar representations, such as the sacred eye, the snake and the chrysalis.

 

 

 

Minoan bronze stand

Minoan bronze stand, c.1400BC  Cyprus, exhibited at The British Museum

 

 

 

Minoan-Amphora

Amphora vessel

 

 

 

 

Potnia-Theron-(Mistress-of-Animals)-Minoan-goddess,-Museo-della-Civitella,-Chieti

Minoan Potnia – Goddess Of Animals – Theron, Minoa

 

 

 

 

Minoan large pot with palms,-Konossos

Pot with palms – Konossos

 

 

 

Solid gold pendant from the Minoan civilization depicting a deity holding two birds1700BC

Minoan solid gold pendant – Deity holding two birds

1700BC

 

 

 

Minoan Kamares teapot

Minoan teapot – Kamares

 

 

 

Gold Cup of Tolosa in Vafio with the image of taming wild bulls.-Ok.-1500-BC.-e

 Gold Cup of Tolosa in Vafio with the image of taming wild bulls

1500-BC.

 

 

Minoan-'kamares'-bowl-with-labrys-motifs

Small twin handled  ‘Kamares’  bowl with labrys motif

 

 

 

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Minoan, Gold Ornament in the form of a Bee

 1700-1600 BCE

The British Museum

 

 

Minoan-priestess terracotta laque

Minoan Priestess plaque

 

Minoan-Ritual dancing - gold signet ring

Gold Minoan ring with females dancing

 

 

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Minoan gold ring

 

 

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 Gold goddess pendant

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

Templar-1307-flickr

 

 

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Minoan pottery pitchers

Andree Stephan

 

 

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Minoan vase,

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University

 

 

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Pylos temple fresco – Minoan singer with lyre ( Orpheus)

XIII century. BC

 

 

 

Minoan-ceramic-vessel with fleur di lis motifs and small handles

Minoan ceramic vessel with fleur de lis motifs

 

7 to 13 – Ceramicists

A selection of ceramicists, displaying between 7 and 13 images per artist. Beginning with two potters that have distinctive decorative styles, Jim Robison with his landscapes and monumental pieces and Beth J Tarkington, with her narrative figurative drawings. They are both similar with their use of muted palettes.

 

 

 

Jim Robison – UK  :

Born and Raised in Missouri, USA, Jim Robison set up a studio and home in Yorkshire, England in 1973.  He established the Booth House Gallery in 1975 as an exhibition/sales outlet for contemporary ceramics. Jim’s technique  – Individual slab pieces are created through a process which includes using an antique mangle to roll and re-roll prepared sheets of clay . This creates broken edges and areas which are stretched and stressed, generating their own feeling of history. Slips, which are painted, combed, sponge printed and stencilled provide contrasting colours and these are emphasised by applications of up to six glazes and the firing in the reduction atmosphere of a large gas kiln.   Jim Robison website here

Abstract Dish Jim Robison

Dish – Jim Robison

Large Garden vase - Jim Robison

Garden vase

Large decorative landscape vase - Jim Robison

Decorative landscape vase

Jim Robison vase

Jim Robison vase

Jim Robison ceramic sculpture

Jim  Robison ceramic sculpture

Stoneware Garden Seating - Jim Robison

Stoneware Garden Seating – Jim Robison

Memorial head stone for David Constantine White, potter and friend - - Jim Robison

Memorial head stone created by Jim Robison for David Constantine White, potter and friend.

Tatton Pk Public Sculpture - Jim Robison

Tatton Park Public Sculpture – Jim Robison

3 vases - Jim Robison

Three vases – Jim Robison

1m Vase sculpture - Jim Robison

1m Vase sculpture

Jim Robison (UK) and Vicki Grima

Jim Robison (UK) and Vicki Grima ( AUS )

Wavy abstract vase - Jim Robison

Wavy vase – Jim Robison

Planter - Jim Robison

Planter – Jim Robison

 Beth J Tarkington – Atalanta USA  :

” There is a Greek word, Kairos, which loosely means:  to be in the place you were meant to be, or where time and destiny meet. Within this search for place, I found a natural progression from painting and surface design into clay. My artwork has evolved as narrative, one-of-a-kind pieces; conceived, designed and crafted entirely by me.  The narrative in my work centers around landscapes, the figure and related symbolism. I have borrowed loosely from the teachings of Native Americans, who instruct that the rhythms and forces of nature are not separate from our lives. Their concept of “totems” as any object, being or animal whose energy we feel closely associated with, is one I have generously embraced. Sometimes words will find their way onto pieces . . . a snip of conversation, a quote, a lyric, my thoughts. Above all else, my work reflects a passion for the people, the places and the experiences that have inspired and created me. My goal is to create objects that connect with the viewer through recognition of shared experiences. I think of my clay pieces as metaphors for each of us in the search for our place – somewhat functional, pleasant to be around and hoping to engage “.  .. Beth J Tarkington   Beth’s   website here

We have taken this season into us - vase - Beth Tarkington

We have taken this season into us – Beth J Tarkington

 ” All of my work is handbuilt, using slab, coil, mold and sculptural techniques. My surface work is very painterly, involving layering of slips, stains, underglazes, oxides and glaze through the processes of wax-resist, texturing and carving, painting, slip trail and brushwork. This requires multiple firings. “

Caretakers of our place - Beth Tarkington

Caretakers of our place

Changing into something else - bottle - Beth Tarkington

Changing into something else – bottle

Beth J Tarkington

Circles of the seasons - - Beth Tarkington

Circles of the seasons

Contours of place-II - - Beth Tarkington

Contours of place-II

Escape from places - - Beth Tarkington

Escape from places -Beth J Tarkington

I take my father with me - Beth Tarkington

I take my father with me

Beth J Tarkington

Paradise bird bowl - Beth Tarkington

Paradise bird bowl

Beth J Tarkington

Reasons to look up - - Beth Tarkington

Reasons to look up – Beth J Tarkington

Tthe teetering machine - - Beth Tarkington

The teetering machine – Beth J Tarkington

This place holds me safe - Beth Tarkington

This place holds me safeceramic bottle

Beth J Tarkington

We each wear it a little different - Beth Tarkington

We each wear it a little different

Beth J Tarkington

Secret Potion bottle - Beth Tarkington

Secret Potion bottle – Beth J Tarkington

We have grown this way together - Beth Tarkington

We have grown this way together

Beth J Tarkington

Rebecca Hillman  –  pottery exuberance

” Embrace Change, Keep Open Minded and try to Let “the quiet fermentation of your creativity go where it may lead you … allow yourself the space and time. “

 

Rebecca Hillman from Scarborough, Maine originally exercised her creativity as a chef and the intuition she cultivated in the kitchen later proved to be an asset when she turned her attention away from the fire of the stove to that of the kiln, when she shifted her career to ceramics. Beginning with Kit Cornell’s Pottery Classes in Exeter, New Hampshire, ( who became a mentor ), she also did  wood firings at Jeff Browns’ Studio in Northwood and also with Andy Hamptonen. Along the way she studied Sgraffito with Tim Christiansan and worked with artist Jessica Brandle. “I so appreciate all these special opportunities to learn. The hard work was so worth it! Jessica’s work ethic, scope of talents, teaching skills, passion, drive and just plain attitude were a gift to be around.”

Rebecca’s website HERE

 

Rebecca Hillman bright red dragon vessel

Rebecca Hillman –  Bright Red Dragon

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery---majolica moon face cups

Moon Face footed cups – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

Rebecca Hillman Pottery owl figure candle holder

Rebecca Hillman – owl figure candle holder

Rebecca Hillman Pottery- polychrome Glaze Combo Shots

Rebecca Hillman polychrome Glaze Combo Shots

Rebecca Hillman Pottery---Large Wood Fired Bowl

Rebecca Hillman Pottery — Large Wood Fired Bowl

Rebecca Hillman Pottery---Opera Cape inverted wood fire tea bowl stand

Rebecca Hillman Pottery – Opera Cape figurine with  inverted wood fire  tea bowl stand

Rebecca-Hillman in studio

Rebecca Hillman in studio

Rebecca Hillman Pottery liberated

Rebecca Hillman Pottery – liberated figurine

Rebecca Hillman Pottery figures

Rebecca Hillman Pottery

Rebecca Hillman Pottery - carved cup

Rebecca Hillman Pottery – carved cup

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman---cups-and-nature sgraffito

Rebecca Hillman— ‘Cups and nature’ – sgraffito cups

Rebecca Hillman Pottery-hand painted cup

Rebecca Hillman Pottery-hand painted cup

Rebecca Hillman Pottery--frog sculpture

Rebecca Hillman Pottery – frog sculpture

Rebecca Hillman Pottery--vase

Rebecca Hillman Pottery  – vase

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery--Snail-Pod'10x-6-Bowl

Rebecca Hillman Pottery — Snail Pod Bowl

10 x 6 inches

Rebecca Hillman Pottery Tumbler.

Rebecca Hillman Pottery Tumbler.

Rebecca Hillman - Yoga Zen Garden Pot

Rebecca Hillman – ‘Yoga Zen Garden Pot’

Rebecca Hillman pottery vessel

Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery-Handbuilt ovoid dish field grass motif

Ovoid dish with incised field grass motif – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery--Model-study sculpture

Model study sculpture – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery---Portfolio-- three ceramic pendants

3 pendants – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery---Portfolio------Teabowls lime and olive green glazing

Green teabowls – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Fall-Series vases

‘Fall series’ – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

Angela Walford – South Australia

 

Angela is a  South Australian Ceramic Artist and she has wares locally in ‘The Urban Cow Studio’, Adelaide and ‘The Terrace’ at Eastwood. webisite here

Angela Walford-ceramic cups

Angela Walford cups

Tea set - Angela Walford

Tea set – Angela Walford

Angela Walford cup

Angela Walford tea bowl

Angela Walford pottery cup

Technique  ” I’m using terracotta filtered clay and the slip is ball clay, the copper slip has a rounded desert spoon of copper carb in 1 litre of slip and the black slip is red iron oxide, manganese dioxide and terracotta clay equal parts in one litre of slip. Some of these pieces were marbled in the white with black slip trailed over and quickly flicked to merge together. Colouring on top of the clear glaze is turquoise satin and red iron oxide in the honey glaze. “

On the corner wall tile Angela Walford

” On the corner “ wall tile ” by Angela Walford

The surface within -- mini wall tiles - Angela Walford

The surface within — mini wall tiles

AngelaWalford

Ceramic Tagine - Angela Walford

Tagine – Angela Walford

” The colour and intensity of the shinos depend directly on the reduction and the intensity of it, I fire for approximately 12 hours with reduction for about half of that time. Carbon trapping and colour washes are a gift from the firing and with a heavier atmosphere comes flashes of colour in spot areas. “

Teaset-shino by Angela Walford

Shino teapot, creamer and sugar bowl teaset

the-new-breed-shino by Angela Walford

Tumblers – new breed shino

The-new-breed-shino-8 by Angela Walford

The new breed shino 8  by Angela Walford

The surface within -- mini-wall tiles by Angela Walford

The surface within — mini wall tile

Terracotta tile by Angela Walford

 3 Seasons in One Day terracotta wall tile by Angela Walford

Shino tea bowl by Angela Walford

Shino tea bowl

The new breed shino bowl - Angela Walford

The new breed shino bowl  – Angela Walford

Catherine Warwick – UK

The featured black and white ‘MONO’ range (pic below) derives it’s inspiration from 1960’s op artists such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vassarley. Catherine Warwick was interested to see how similar designs would translate to a three dimensional surface and the resulting optical effect. The use of black and white exclusively aims to draw attention to the form while highlighting positive and negative shapes, spaces and patterns.   Website HERE

BW6 Catherine Warwick

BW6 – Black and White vase – Catherine Warwick

BW10 vase by Catherine Warwick

BW10 – Black and White vase – Catherine Warwick

Spacehopper black and white sculpture by Catherine Warwick

Spacehopper  – Catherine Warwick

BW13- Black and white sculpture by Catherine Warwick

BW13- Black and white sculpture

Diana Ross sculpture bust by Catherine Warwick

Diana Ross – Catherine Warwick

Geometric vase by Catherine Warwick

Geometric black/white vase – Catherine Warwick

Hand with Bowl sculpture by Catherine Warwick

Hand With Bowl – Catherine Warwick

Catherine Warwick black and white abstract vase

Black White Abstract Vase – Catherine Warwick

79cm x 37cm

Mekons -sculpture heads by Catherine Warwick

Mekons – Cahterine Warwick

Hand Sculppture - Catherine Warwick ceramicist

Catherine Warwick

Catherine with large vase

Catherine Warwick :

” As a freelance ceramic design artist I am involved in the design and making of one off individual, limited edition ceramic pieces. These are made using a combination of handbuilding and slip-casting techniques. The motivation behind my work is to create pieces that are both unusual and striking in terms of shape, decoration and scale. The vessel is the basis upon which to experiment with sculptural ideas, where the ‘pot’ is cut into or added to and works visually from many different angles. “

Catherine Warwick vase

Catherine Warwick

Guadalupe Lanning Robinson

Guadalupe Robinson has been working in clay in Huntsville, Alabama since moving from her native Mexico City in 1985. Guadalupe’s wonderful vessels are globe-like, large and feature botanical and geographical designs with earthy colour tones. Guadalupes artistic statement – ” I was born and grew up in Mexico City, a place with strong cultural ties and great tradition, full of sights, energy, sounds and flavor. Bringing together my Mexican heritage with the richness and tranquility of the Deep South has enriched my life. This constantly moves my work toward blending the two cultures.  A great fascination with different- colored clays and the textures that can be produced with stoneware has led me to experiment with and study clays for the past thirty years. Continuous respect for the material is a factor I try to maintain in my work.   I also have a great reverence for the idea of “craftsmanship” and it is an strong element when creating my work.  My work has developed from the respect I have for clay and the joy I experience when working with it. Texture and color are achieved by applying different colored clays in different stages and consistencies. The larger pieces have to dry for a minimum of four weeks, then they are bisque fired to a soft 1,700˚ fahrenheit. They are glazed only on the inside and fired again to 2,240˚ fahrenheit. It has taken me years to figure things out and how to make my techniques work. The fact that there will always be new tools to use or a different way to approach the process is what fills this journey with excitement and happiness. “ Website here 

Guadalupe Robinson pottery

Guadalupe Robinson pottery

Guadalupe Robinson -- Pot

Rio Girl – Guadalupe Robinson detailed textures

Guadalupe Robinson--Pottery vase

Guadalupe  Lanning Robinson–Pottery

Guadalupe Robinson swimming fish bowl

Guadalupe Robinson bowl

Cerebro lidded vessel - Guadalupe Robinson

Cerebro lidded vessel

Guadalupe Robinson large vase

Guadalupe Robinson large vase

Guadalupe Robinson vase

Guadalupe Robinson

Tehuana Dress by Guadalupe Robinson

Tehuana Dress  – Guadalupe Robinson

Robinson Guadalupe fishes vase

Guadalupe Robinson vase

Guadalupe Robinson in studio

Guadalupe Robinson in studio

Mexican ceramicist Guadalupe Robinson

Mexican ceramicist Guadalupe Robinson

Manzanas Pot by Guadalupe Robinson

Manzanas Pot – Guadalupe Robinson

Ladies with Attitude ceramic pot - Guadalupe Robinson

Ladies with Attitude ceramic pot – Guadalupe Robinson

Guadalupe Robinson lidded jar

Guadalupe Robinson

Guadalupe Robinson earth tone vase

Guadalupe Robinson

 

Katrina Pechal –  UK

Her work is all thrown and often distorted. The silicon carbide in her slip, causes the glaze to pull away from itself revealing the layers beneath. Reminiscent of ancient pots found washed up on the beach, covered in barnacles and eroded by time. website here

ceramic tea bowl Katrina Pechal

Ceramic tea  bowl  Katrina Pechal

Ceramics Katrina Pechal

Ceramic vessal  Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal ceramic vessel

Katrina Pechal

Ceramic cup by Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal

ceramic vessels by Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal textured cup

Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal vase

Katrina Pechal vase

Katrina Pechal folded vases

Katrina Pechal

Katrian Pechal pinch vase

Katrian Pechal

Katrina Pechal ceramic bottle

Katrina Pechal ceramic bottle

Katrian Pechal assymetrical vase

Katrina Pechal

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Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal textural surface vase

Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal pottery vessel

Katrina Pechal

Lava bottle Katrina Pechal

Ceramic bottle –  Katrina Pechal

Daniel Slack

“Pottery forms that function mark a boundary that I choose not to cross. The age-old forms are inviolate and have a resonance for all of us. I want to celebrate these forms; giving them all I have.”

Solstice - Daniel Slack

Solstice – Daniel Slack

Triangle Mask - Daniel Slack

Triangle Mask – Daniel Slack

Green Water Pitcher - Daniel Slack

Water Pitcher – Daniel Slack

Wrapt Candlestick holder - Danial Slack

Wrapt Candlestick  – Danial Slack

Wrapt Vase - Daniel Slack

Wrapt Vase – Daniel Slack

Ceremonial Bowl Daniel Slack

Ceremonial Bowl  – Daniel Slack

Daniel Slack

Daniel Slack

Renewal - Daniel Stack

Renewal – Daniel Stack

Sewn Vase - Daniel Slack

Sewn Vase – Daniel Slack

Jo Connell  Uk :

My influences and methods are wide ranging, but central to my work is an appreciation of natural form and landscape, a love of colour and of clay itself. I work with coloured clays which are marbled, rolled, stretched and manipulated to achieve a variety of effects. The work is high fired and the surface is usually left unglazed, giving a textile-like quality. The range includes functional and sculptural vessels, wall pieces and garden sculptures. Work is formed from slabs of clay incorporating colour and pattern during the making process.

http://www.jjconnell.co.uk/

Jo Connell - Manganese dish

Jo Connell – Manganese dish

Tripod Fern Vessel

Tripod Fern Vessel – Jo Connell

Stoneware vessels Jo Connell

Stoneware vessels  – Jo Connell

Jo Connell Ceramic Tubes

Jo Connell Ceramic Tubes

Black tricorn pillow - Jo Connell

Black tricorn pillow – Jo Connell

Cactus garden sculpture - Jo Connell

Cactus Garden Sculpture with Prickly Pear Porcelain Flowers- Jo Connell

Jo Connell- Wall pillow

Jo Connell- Wall pillow

Jo Connel - folded vase

Jo Connel – folded vase

Tricorn Fern Pillow -Jo Connell

Tricorn Fern Pillow -Jo Connell

Salt & Pepper sculpture - Jo Connell

Salt & Pepper sculpture – Jo Connell

Stoneware vessel Tubes

Stoneware vessel Tubes – Jo Connell

Stoneware vesse l- Jo Connell

Stoneware crater vessel- Jo Connell

Platter -Jo Connell

Platter -Jo Connell

Turquoise jug - JoConnell

Turquoise jug – JoConnell

Height  30cm

Sylvia Tello-Trumbull,  Mexico :

Self taught Sylvia Tello Trumbull moved from San Diego, CA to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 8 years ago. Through the mentorship of a dear friend, she discovered a love of ceramics and clay and was drawn to hand-built techniques and alternative firing methods.

Website here

A Collective of Two - Sylvia Tello-Trumbull

A Collective of Two  – Elaine Greiner ( left ) & Sylvia Tello-Trumbull

Fractured Discs

Fractured Discs – Sylvia Tello Trumbull

medium winged urn

Sylvia Tello-Trumbull – Medium winged urn

Small winged bowl

Small winged bowl – Sylvia Tello-Trumbull

Three graduated urns

Three graduated urns –  Sylvia Tello-Trumbull 

Two winge urns

Two wings urns – Sylvia Tello-Trumbull 

winged bowl

Sylvia Tello Trumbull – winged bowl, pit fired clay

 •  More ceramicists to be added   •

Catherine White – Rough Ideas, Zen Finesse

 

 

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Catherine White’s ceramic blog on her work and perceptions is paradoxically labelled  ” Rough Ideas ”  as her ceramic pieces and presentation are superb and very refined. The photography and use of quotes and poetry with her ceramic display are really worth a look. ( see link below ). Both her ceramics and drawings reflect the balanced Japanese aesthetic and her site has a grounded Zen ambience.

Catherines statement :

” Because pottery itself abstractly expresses—through clay, glaze and shape—nature’s landscape, it can be as spirited as a spring day or as barren as a raw and sullen winter afternoon, barely touched with color. I am aiming for distillations from nature, historically alive and poetically inspired. Clay processes are intertwined with extensive drawing, painting and collaging on paper. One recurring focus is the many forms of grasses. As depicted in my clay and paper works, images range from seasonal portraits to drawings of digested visions, quite specific yet not overly-literal. “

 

 

Catherine White --Anagama fired

Catherine White –Anagama fired barrrel vase

 

 

 

 

SilkTripod vase

 Silk Tripod vase

 

 

 

Red Rippled Bottle -Catherine White

Red Rippled Bottle -Catherine White

 

 

 

 

Catherine White Cup

Catherine White Cup

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
– Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

 ( re-quoted from Catherine’s blog )

 

 

 

Grapevine for Peace-II Catherine White

Grapevine for Peace-II   – Open Field Painting  by Catherine White

 

 

 

 

Forsythia vase

Forsythia vase

 

 

 

 

Daffodills in folded vase

Daffodills in a folded vase

 

 

 

 

Triangle Plate small

Triangle Plate small – Catherine White

 

 

 

Leaf Plate small woodfired

Catherine White Leaf Plate small

 

 

 

 

Cup with Iron Stars

Cup with Iron Stars

 

 

 

 

Catherine White - brush grain plate

Catherine White – brush grain plate

 

 

 

Catherine White -Triple Cylinder

Catherine White – Triple Cylinder

 

 

 

Blue Strip Cup and Saucer

Blue Strip Cup and Saucer – Catherine White

 

 

 

 

2013-summer solstice

2013- Summer solstice

 

Onion whiteware

Onion – whiteware vase

 

 

 

 

Wood fired Axe vase

Anagama wood fired Axe vase – Catnerine White

 

 

 

 

Stancills plate

Stancills plate

 

 

 

Bottles

Bottles

Catherine White

 

 

Cup

Cup

 

 

Boulder

Boulder

 

 

 

Cocoon leaf

Cocoon leaf vase

 

 

Quintet Catherine White

Quintet – Catherine White

 

 

 

Leaf-sail

Leaf Sail – Catherine White

 

 

 

Rock vase Catherine White

Rock vase – Catherine White

 

 

 

 

Landscape vase - Catherine White

Landscape vase – Catherine White

 

 

 

 

Catherine White bottle vases

Catherine White asymmetrical bottle vases

 

 

 

 

Rectangular dish

Two rectangular dish’s – Catherine White

 

 

 

 

Small ceramic vase

    Asymmetrical round vase

 

 

 

Square dish and blueberries

Square dish and blueberries – Catherine White

 

 

 

 

Rectangle dish

Rectangle dish

“So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”

Jorge Luis Borges
( re-quoted from Catherines blog )

 

 

 

 

 

Teacups with Brushed White slip

Teacups with Brushed White slip

Catherine White

Catherine White Anagama Pottery

Catherine White Anagama Pottery

Wide necked arrow vase – anagama fired 2010

 

 

 

 

Soft Smooth Bud Vase -- Catherine White

Soft Smooth Bud Vase — Catherine White

Catherine White website here