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Art Contemporain and Céramique

 

CONTEMPORARY-ART-AND-CERAMIC Paris October 2015

 

1st to 4th October 2015

 

7th Art Contemporary and Ceramic fete

 

70 artists presenting their works in an open village location in the centre of Paris featuring painters, sculptors, ceramicists, craftsmen and visual artists.

 

Village d’automne de l’esplanade des Invalides, Paris   < free entry >

Directions

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Some of the participating artists →

 

 

Simone Krug

krug.simone@gmx

 

Simone-Krug-ceramic cup

Simone Krug

 

 

Simone-Krug--ceramic lidded jar

Simone Krug

 

 

Simone-Krug - abstract white porcelain cups - krug.simone@gmx

Simone Krug

 

 

Annie Mauffrey

www.anniem.net

 

Annie-Mauffrey-www-anniemnet

Raku bowl – Annie Mauffrey

 

 

Annie Mauffrey-Céramiste---Sculptures Paris

Annie Mauffrey sculpture

 

 

Chris Gullon

chrisgullon@wanadoo.fr

 

Chris-GULLON French ceramic

Chris Gullon

 

 

 

Chris-Gullon raku fired lidded jar

Raku fired jar – Chris Gullon

 

Anne Jacob

 

Anne Jacob art glass vase, France

Anne Jacob

 

 

Anne Jacob--French art glass vase with abstract tree motifs

Anne Jacob

 

 

Barbara Billoud

barbarabilloudceramic.com

 

Barbara Billoud----ceramic vase - green and brown

Barbara Billoud

 

 

Barbara Billoud ceramic trees with white leaves

Barbara Billoud

 

 

vase rouge mode lélight-Barbara-Billoud - red vase with black stripes

Vase rouge mode lélight – Barbara Billoud

 

 

Alejandro Rodriguez Sardiñas

 

Alejandro-Rodriguez-Sardiñas fine art painting

Alejandro Rodriguez Sardiñas aerial perspective art

 

 

Alejandro-Rodriguez-Sardiñas--aerial perspective art

Alejandro Rodriguez Sardiñas

 

 

Christian Pinault

Christian Pinault

Christian Pinault, céramiste-sculpteur

 

Christian Pinault ceramic sculpture

Christian Pinault

 

 

Christian-Pinault-three raku bowls in black and white

Christian-Pinault-three raku bowls

 

 

 

Christian Pinault---mixed media wall mask

Christian Pinault

 

 

Christian-Pinault-multi media art - charcoal, wire, ceramic

Christian Pinault

 

 

 

Jumeaux_2003 Christian-Pinault-

Christian Pinault

 

 

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Christian Pinault

 

 

 

 

Christina Guwang

http://christina.guwang.over-blog

 

Christina Guwang - hand painted ceramic bowl

Christina Guwang

 

 

Christina Guwang-httpchristina.guwang.over-blog

Christina Guwang

 

 

Dany Dufour

www.danydufour.com

 

Bienvenue---Dany-Dufour---Artiste

Dany Dufour

 

 

Dany Dufour - lidded vessel with matt glaze

Dany Dufour

 

 

Dany-Dufour www.danydufour.com

Dany Dufour

 

 

Dorothée Butruille

www.dotty-sculpture.com

 

Dorothée Butruille lady with Umbrella sclpture- www.dotty-sculpture

Dorothée Butruille

 

 

 

Dorothée Butruille - sculpture of a boy riding an elephant

Dorothée Butruille

 

 

Frances P. Ryan-building reflected in water

Photographer Frances P. Ryan

 

 

 

Brigitte Isaac Dognin

www.lesixaa.org/artistes_isaacdognin.html

 

 

Brigitte Isaac Dognin

Brigitte Isaac Dognin

 

 

 

Brigitte Isaac Dognin-vase

Brigitte Isaac Dognin

 

 

Gabrielle Hollensett Grugier

artiste peintre

Des ambiances marines aux silhouettes universelles, paysages du Nord et du monde, porte-containers chargés de mystère, émotion du départ vers un voyage imaginaire.

 

Gabrielle Hollensett Grugier abstract expressionist art

Gabrielle Hollensett Grugier

 

 

 

Gabrielle-Hollensett-Grugier-www.gabrielle-hollensett.odexpo

Gabrielle Hollensett Grugier

 

Gaele Renard

Werner lerenardwerner.canablog.com

 

Gaele-Renard-Werner mixed media totems/lamps

Gaele Renard

 

 

Jean Michel Bliard

BLIARD CREATION : design mobilier de createur art contemporain mobilier de luxe

au salon ” MAISON & OBJET “, du 2 au 6 septembre 2016 à PARIS NORD VILLEPINTE en septembre prochain du vendredi au lundi de 9h30 à 19h, et le mardi de 9h30 à 18h- à ” L’ATELIER “, du 14 septembre au 15 octobre 2016 Lieu d’exposition et démonstration des métiers d’art de France, 55 av.

 


Jean Michel Bliard contemporary furniture bench

Jean Michel Bliard

 

 

Jean-Michel-Bliard-white modernist cabinet with chrome leg

 Modernist cabinet – Jean Michel Bliard

 

 

Michel-Bliard-modern coffee table

Coffee Table – Jean Michel Bliard

 

 

Michel-Bliard- red-green-sliver and blue set of drawers

Jean Michel Bliard – contemporary chest of drawers

 

 

 

Michel-Bliard- Polished-Satin-Aluminum-desk http://bliard-creations.com

Polished aluminium desk – Jean Michel Bliard

 

 

Polymorphic styled small set of drawers - Jean Michel Bliard

French contemporary furniture – Jean Michel Bliard

 

 

Jeanne Leblon Delienne

 

Jeanne Leblon Delienne - sculptured geometric lamp

Jeanne Leblon Delienne

 

 

Jeanne-Pixi--wall sculptureal art

Jeanne Leblon Delienne

 

Louzou Di Rosa

 

 Louzou Di Rosa contemporary lamp design

Louzou Di Rosa

 

Louzou-Di-Rosa modern lighting

Contemporary lumina – Louzou Di Rosa

 

 

Pascal Hollemaert

 

Pascal-Hollemaert metal sculptural bust

Metal sculptural bust – Pascal Hollemaert

 

 

 

Pascal-Hollemaert--

Pascal Hollemaert

 

 

Nicolas Contreras

www.nicolascontreras.net/

 

 

Ceramic Egg-Pots-Nicolas-Contreras

Egg Pots – Nicolas Contreras

 

 

 

pottery---INKébana dish - Nicolas Contreras

Hand painted INKébana dish – Nicolas Contreras

 

 

Sylvie Godart

www.sylviegodart.com

 

Ovoid vase, hand painted landscape motif - Sylvie-Godart

Ovoid vase, hand painted – Sylvie Godart

 

 

 

Sylvie Godart---lidded raku jar with wooden branch handle

Lidded raku jar with wooden branch handle – Sylvie Godart

 

 

Sylvie Godart - two black and white pitchers with geometric patterns

Sylvie Godart

 

 

 

Manon-Clouzeau with bowls in her studio

Manon Clouzeau

www.manonclouzeau.com

 

 

 

Martha-Banuelosart-deco-wall-panel

Ceramic wall panel – Martha Banuelosart

 

 

 

Gérard-LHERITEAU glass slippers

Gérard Lheriteau

 

 

 

Danielle-MARTIN-TROULAY - abstract painting

Danielle Martin Troulay

danielle-martintroulay.com

 

 

 

Thierry-Luang-Rath-incised ceramic bowl

Thierry Luang Rath

 

 

 

More-Sophie-gross-Rollers

Sophie Plus

 

 

 

KREBS-Bruce-atelier.bruce.krebs.pages perso-orange

Bruce Krebs

atelier.bruce.krebs.pagesperso-orange.fr

 

 

Catherine Aoustin- stained glass window-www.terre-de-vitrail.com

Catherine Aoustin

 

 

 

Wiga Mikulski-www-wigamikulski.com lion bust sculpture

Wiga Mikulski

www.wigamikulski.com

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Beguiling ornamental brooches

 

Polymer Clay Abstract-Brooch---by-Bettina-Welker

‘Abstract Brooch’ — -by Bettina Welker from series The Place In Between

via Polymer epiphany

 

Brooch/pin adornment

 

Brooch jewelry artists are always presented with the challenge of limited size & weight, while maintaining strength, which can lead to clever minimalist creations and miniature pieces of fine detail that are fascinating as a compact mobile sculptural art. Brooches probably peaked as a fashion accessory during the Art Nouveau and Deco eras, where the iconic Nouveau curves and Deco geometrics easily adapting to the limited size. Up to the 50‘s, Brooches were still popular where they became more kitsch in comparison, and some modernist pieces appeared in the 60‘s and 70‘s but as fashion became more streamlined and casual, they eventually fell off the fashion accessory radar.

Maybe with rebranding or if Apple came up with a pin-on “brofone”, interest in this fashion accessory might receive a boost. However, as it wouldn’t be that pragmatic for taking a selfie, which in itself would be a statement of good taste, its desirability would be compromised. But then again it would be useful for heart monitoring, hands free photography and a flashing beacon for a bike rider, but hardly a fashion statement.

The original brooch was purely functional and originated in the Bronze Age where they were carved from bone, wood and materials like tortoise shell, to be used as a pin to secure pieces of clothing attire like a cape. During the Iron Age they eventually became more ornate, especially after they were forged from metal and had jewels added, evolving into items of decoration. In the colder regions such as Scandinavia, they were larger in size as the clothing was heavier and they became bold fashion adornments, sometimes containing spiritual motifs and symbols and they were quite often discoidal in shape. From the Sixth to the Tenth century, during the Byzantine era, enameling was introduced with more vivid colours and detail. These brightly colored brooches found their way along the trade route to as far as Britain and Europe.

I have been noticing for awhile on sites like etsy that the emergence of new lighter composite materials and polymer clays have rekindled interest in brooch designs. Although brooches now are rarely regarded as a mainstream fashion item, they still feature as an accessory for more formal outfits, with some contemporary, elegant designs featured below.

 

Alan Ardiff,-Irish-jeweller.-One Fine Day -brushed metal brooch with bird motif

‘One Fine Day’ – Alan Ardiff, Irish jeweller.

 

 

 

An-Art-Nouveau-gold,-diamond-and-enamel-brooch,-by-Eugène-Feuillâtre,-French,-circa-1900 Egyptian Revival

French Egyptian Revival brooch – Eugène Feuillâtre

circa 1900

 

 

erte-gold-and-black-enamel-diamond pin

Typically elegant Erte gold and black enamel Art Deco pin

 

 

Ann Dillon polymer clay abstract brooch

Polymer clay brooch – Ann Dillion

 

 

Art Nouveau pearl diamond, enamel-and-18K-gold brooch-pendant

Art Nouveau pearl diamond, enamel and 18K gold brooch pendant

 

 

Disk Brooch--early-7th-century Anglo- Saxon made in Faversham

Disk Brooch–early 7th-century Anglo Saxon made in Faversham

 

 

 

Askew-London-Rectangular-Bug-Brooch-Pin

Askew Rectangular Bug Brooch Pin, London

 

 

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Levinger & Bissinger – Jugendstil Art Nouveau Brooch attributed to Otto Prutscher

c.1900

tademagallery.com

 

 

Beppe-Kessler-Brooch-eyebright-2011-Brass,-bone,-balsa-wood

‘Eyebright’ – Beppe Kessler Brooch

2011

 

 

Kathleen-Dustin--Tribal-Pin-in-Green contemporary polymr clay brooch

‘Tribal Pin in Green’ – Kathleen-Dustin

 

 

Bijou-Art-déco-et-Avant-garde-Jean-Després,-pendentif,-1932_Brant-Foundation-Greewich,

Bijou Art déco et Avant garde – Jean Després, pendent/pin

1932_Brant Foundation, Greewich,

 

 

 

bird2-art-nouveau-stork-brooch-pendant-gold-garnet-pearl-french-c-1900

French Art Nouveau Twin Stork pendant/brooch in gold, garnet and pearl

c. 1900

 

 

Eugène-Grasset-pour-la-maison-Henri-Vever,-'Poésie'--French brooch

“Poetry” brooche by Eugène Grasset for the house Henri Vever

Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris

 

 

 

Ceramic-White-Tara,-Kwan-Yin,-Quan-Yin-Exotic-Little-Face-Original-by-Jill-Taylor--

Ceramic White Tara, Kwan Yin Little Face Original by Jill Taylor

 

 

 

Daniel-di-Caprio,-Ebony-and-Silver,-Vessel-Brooch

Daniel di Caprio, Ebony and Silver, Vessel Brooch

 

 

 

Early-20C-Chinese-Silver-Enamel-Coral-Carved-Pin

Chinese Silver, Enamel and Coral Carved Pin

Early 20th Century

 

 

Earth+Sky-Brooch-by-Tory-Hughes

‘Earth+Sky Brooch’ by Tory Hughes

 

 

EGYPTIAN-REVIVAL-Nekhbet-Brooch--Silver-&-plique-a-jour-enamel

Egyptian Revival Nekhbet Brooch- Silver & plique a jour enamel.

Circa 1925

 

 

etsy-Baubukas---Night-owls-brooch

‘Night Owls’ brooch – etsy Baubukas

 

 

 

Art-Nouveau-plique-à-jour-enamel,-diamond-and-pearl-brooch,-circa-1900--

Art Nouveau plique-à-jour enamel, diamond and pearl brooch

circa 1900

 

 

Egyptian-revival-brooch - enamel, metal, turquoise

Egyptian Revival brooch

Collectors Weekly

 

 

 

Head-of-the-Gorgon-MedusaLate-19th-Century-Czechoslovakian-brooch,-gold,-jasper,-and-crystal

‘Head of the Gorgon Medusa’ –  Late 19th Century Czechoslovakian brooch, gold, jasper, and crystal

 

 

 

firefly-custom-handmade-pin-with-diamonds-pearls-onyx

“Fire Fly” Custom Handmade Pin with Diamonds, Pearls, Onyx, 18k

 

 

Pearl and diamond Jarin-Blackamoor-Brooch-Ruby-Lane

Pearl and diamond Jarin Blackamoor Brooch

Ruby-Lane

 

 

 

Musee-d-Orsay---Eugène-Grasset,-pour-Maison-Vever,-'Apparition'-broche - Art Nouveau faces pin

Eugène Grasset, pour Maison Vever, “Apparition” broche

Ivory, repoussé gold, cloisonné enamel translucent and opaque, topaz cabochons

Musee d Orsay— 1900

 

 

 

Owl-by-Ahlene-Welsh - sterling silver, brass, bronze, nickel, 14k gold

‘Owl’ by Ahlene Welsh

sterling silver, brass, bronze, nickel, 14k gold, 1990

The Ganoskin Project

 

art-nouveau-jugendstil-silver-adolf-mayer-pendant

Art Nouveau Jugendstil Silver Adolf Mayer Pendant

 

 

 

art-nouveau-pendant-composed-of-gold-diamonds-carved-amethyst-and-baroque-pearls-circa-1900

Art Nouveau pendant composed of gold, diamonds, carved amethyst and baroque pearls, circa 1900.

 

 

 

Pickney Creations head brooch - etsy

Head Brooch by Pickney Creations – etsy

 

 

 

Porcelain-flower-brooch-atelierNausika

Porcelain Flower brooch – Nausika

 

 

art-deco-templier-face-brooch

 

Art Deco Templier face brooch

 

 

 

Ruffle-Brooch-by-Elise-Winters contemporary jewellry

Ruffle Brooch by Elise Winters

 

 

Tova-Lund,-brooch-contemporary brooch

Tova Lund sculpture brooch

 

 

 

 

triangle-pin-by-Carol Beal -contemporary style jewellry

Carol Beal polymer clay brooch

 

 

 

nardi-large-gem-set-onyx-coral-diamond-gold-blackamoor-brooch

Nardi large Gem set Onyx Coral diamond Gold Blackamoor Brooch

 

 

Very-oceanic-looking..Organic sea life inspired clay brooch - Jana Roberts Benzon

Organic sea life inspired clay brooch – Jana Roberts Benzon

 

 

Vintage-Elzac-Brooch-African-Tribe-Head-Copper-CeramicLakeBreezes1950's

50’s Vintage Elzac Brooch African Tribe Head Copper Ceramic Lake Breezes

1950’s

 

 

Voodoo-Queen-Laser-Cut-Wood-Brooch wearable art Hungry Designs-etsy

‘Voodoo Queen’ – Laser Cut Wood Brooch wearable art

Hungry Designs-etsy

QLD, Australia

 

 

Vintage-Lady-Pin Art Deco flapper

Art Deco/Jazz Age brooch

 

 

house-vever-paul-and-henri

Art Nouveau pendant House Vever (Paul and Henri)

 

 

 

vintage-scarab-brooch-egyptian-revival-turtle

Egyptian Revival turtle scarab brooch

 

 

Vintage-Mid-Century-Deco-style-irregular-shaped-abstract-hand-painted-leaping-deergazelle-ceramic-brooch

Mid- Century Deco style abstract hand painted gazelle brooch

 

 

 

Vintage-Signed-JJ-Silver-pewter-Tribal-Tiger-Brooch-Pin

Vintage Silver pewter Tribal Tiger Brooch Pin  – -Signed JJ

 

 

 

lea-stein-deco-cat brooch

Art Deco cat pin – Lea Stein

 

 

 

cormier_-two-landscapes,-one-rural-and-one-urban,-bisected-by-a-bold-zigzag

Polymer pin – Two landscapes, one rural and one urban, bisected by a bold zigzag – Dan Cormier – La Peñita, Mexico

 

 

 

Watery-Deep-Brooch-Oxidised---Contemporary-Brooches-by-contemporary-jewellery-designer-Dot-Sim

‘Watery Deep’ –  Oxidised contemporary brooche by jewellery designer Dot Sim

 

 

 

Ricky-Frank-enamel-brooch

Enamelled brooch/pendant – Ricky Frank

 

 

Found-on-klimt02-net-Guntis-Lauders-Silver,-topaz,-mammoth-bone,-blue-coral - modernist queen with umbrella

 Guntis Lauders  – Silver, topaz, mammoth bone & blue coral brooch

 klimt02 net

 

 

 

Opal-pin-with-abalone,-tanzanite,-pariaba,-spinel,-and-diamonds---Patrick-Murphy

Opal pin/brooch —Patrick Murphy

with abalone, tanzanite, pariaba, spinel, and diamonds

 

 

 

Latvian-contemporary-jewellery-artist-Guntis-Lauders

Brooch by Latvian contemporary jewellery artist Guntis Lauders.

klimt02-net

 

 

Aaron-Macsai,-jewellery-artist

Aaron Macsai ‘Monet’ brooch Gold, diamond and opal.

 

 

 

Alishan-Jewelry-Designs-'Akoli'.-Could-also-be-worn-as-a-pendant.-18k-yellow-gold,-sterling-silver,-ebony-wood-and-Tahitian-Black-Pearl.-Akoli-symbolised-African-thumb-knife

Alishan Jewelry Designs ‘Akoli’ brooch/pendant –  18k yellow gold, sterling silver, ebony wood and Tahitian Black Pearl.

Akoli symbolised African thumb knife.

 

 

 

Erica Druin-Enamels brooch

Erica Druin Enamels

 

 

 

Eleanor-Moty-contemporary brooch

Eleanor Moty

Studio Jewelers

 

 

 

Layered-Brooch---Contemporary-Brooches-by-contemporary-jewellery-designer-Jessica-Briggs

Contemporary Layered Brooch- Jessica Briggs

 

 

 

Lightness-of-Being-by-Eve-Llyndorah-Design--Brooch,-18k,-opal-doublet,-pearls,-diamonds

‘Lightness of Being’ by Eve Llyndorah Design  Brooch, 18k gold, opal doublet, pearls, diamonds

 

 

 

Linda-Darty-LINDADARTY-COM

Lindy Darty – Garden Badge Series

USA

 

 

Mary-Hallam-Pearse,-Feeding-Desire-brooch

 ‘Feeding Desire’ – Mary Hallam Pearse,brooch

 

 

 

Tory Hughes---Seacliff-Brooch - ocean inspired underwater design turquoise, blues, gold and sliver

Captivating ocean inspired underwater design –  Tory Hughes— ‘Seacliff Brooch’

 

 

 

Multiply'-brooch-by-Lund Tova

‘Multiply’ – Tova Lund

 

 

Striped-Opal-pin-pendant---Sydney-Lynch

Striped Opal pin-pendant – Sydney Lynch

 

 

 

Cusheen---Carly-Wright silver and enamel elegant brooch/pin.

‘Cusheen’ – Carly Wright, NY

The one-of-a-kind pieces are inspired by the fractured and sedimentary layers of rock cliffs, and glacially produced marks on the rocks.To increase the luminosity and brilliance of the enameled colors, gold foil will be placed underneath the enamel powder before it is fired, creating a sense of depth and vibrance in the finished pin. They can be are fired upwards of thirty separate times in the enameling kiln.

Carly Wright Gallery

 

 

Sydney-Lynch----contemporary gold and opal brooch

‘Cortez Mabe Pearl’ pin/pendant; Sea of Cortez pearl, champagne diamond, grape garnet oxidized sterling silver

Sydney Lynch

 

 

 

Teresa-F

‘Collaboration with a Bird ll’ – Teresa Faris

Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel

2010

www.snagmetalsmith.org

 

Kaleidescope_brooches_Sheila-McDonald

‘Kaleidescope’ brooches – Sheila McDonald

 

 

 

Trine'-brooch-by-Eleanor-Moty,-2002.-Sterling-silver,-22K-gold,-rutilated-quartz-and-topaz

‘Trine’ brooch by Eleanor Moty, 2002.

Sterling silver, 22K gold, rutilated quartz and topaz.

 

 

 

Red and gold_brooche_Sheila-McDonald

Sheila McDonald

 

 

 

Angela-Gerhard---brooch---contemporary enamel

Angela Gerhard

 

 

 

black-throated-clue-warbler-pin-acrylic-on-deer-antler-sterling-silver-14k-gold-druzy-psilomelane-blue-topaz-opal-ali-wieboldt

Black-Throated Clue Warbler Pin’  Ali Wieboldt

Acrylic on deer antler, sterling silver, 14k gold, druzy, psilomelane, blue topaz, opal

 

 

 

Barbara-Patrick---brooch--

Barbara Patrick

 

 

 

Brooch.-Rene-Lalique-(1860-1945).-Ca-1893-1896)

Art Nouveau Jesters Brooch – Rene lalique

 

 

 

shemyasa-angel by Kiltpins

Silver ‘Shemyasa Angel’  brooch

Kiltpins

 

 

 

Paisley-Brooch gold circular brooch

Paisley Brooch Kiltpin

Edinburgh Hallmarked Silver made to celebrate Paisley’s 500th year.
HM Queen Elizabeth was presented with same brooch in 18ct yellow gold.

Kiltpins From Brenda

 

 

 

shooglenifty-brooch-by-kiltpins

‘Shooglenifty’ silver brooch by Kiltpins

 

 

--Michael-Boyd-contemporary-brooch raku ceramic with green gemstone and sliver

Michael Boyd

 

 

deb-karash-contemporary-brooch

Deb Karash

 

 

 

lilly-fitzgerald

Lilly Fitzgerald opal and gold snake brooch

Hand built and cast 22kt pin set with black opal and diamonds – Lilly Fitzgerald.

Of all the ancient myths about gemstones, none endure like the superstitions surrounding opal. The bad-luck opal myth isn’t really ancient. It comes from 19th-century fiction. For centuries, opal was considered a lucky talisman. In ancient times, when most gemstone myths were born, you find glowing reports. Arabs believed opals fell from heaven in lightning flashes, and anyone possessing such a divine relic could consider himself safe from harm.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Sally Hook – bush ceramics

 

Regardez-ceramic abstract bust by Sally Hook

‘Regardez’ – Sally Hook

 

The following two busts are from Sally Hook’s current series ‘Hairdo Cult’

 

‘We are strange creatures and our heads can be reminiscent of sprouting potatoes, aliens, animals or transcendent god-like beings.  Our personalities are the motivating energies that squash our eyes, pout our mouths and arrange the planes of our faces to express ourselves, our life’s paths.  It is an unending feast of diversity and our hair – those who have it –  is our crowning glory.’ –  Sally Hook

Sally’s website here

 

Debutant ceramic bust - Sally Hook

‘Debutant’ – Sally Hook

 

Highness - porcelain abstract bust of a girl by Sally Hook

 ‘Highness’ – Sally Hook

 

 

 

For the majority of Sally Hook’s 34 year artistic career she has worked in the field of the clay arts. This included a stint for over a decade in manufacturing molds for the ceramics industry, specializing in Australian themes. Her journey has covered a versatile range of designs including utility ware, abstract, representative and figurative in both hand built and wheel thrown pottery. Most of her current narratives are created with hand built forms, which she is the most comfortable with, and her inspirations are drawn form a combination of the classical arts and the long history of human expression depicted in ceramics.
Sally’s studio is in an idyllic location half way up the East Coast of Australia in a native sub tropical bush forest near Nambucca, surrounded by multi level gardens, stone stairways, pools, organic vegetable plots and forest views. Numerous windows in her studio bring this lush vista inside. Her present studio has been recreated from the ashes of her previous gallery/studio which was destroyed in a fire in early 2014. Thankfully, she has embraced the challenge of regeneration, and feels her art has been stimulated by the upheaval.
Her love of the craft of ceramics has taken her to Bali, Italy, France and China with international residencies and workshops, to evolve her knowledge and skills. Despite her interest in the approach of different cultures to the art of pottery, and doing numerous workshops with a diverse range of artists, her primary artistic motivation is still drawn from her own inner instincts and originality.

 

 

birthrightThe-recognition-of-inevitable-renewal-'Cycle' - ceramic sculpture by Sally Hook

Birthright – The recognition of inevitable renewal ‘Cycle’ – Sally Hook

 

 

 

butterfly catchers 50cmMade from white earthenware clay.Coiled,scratched design, blackstain, burnished.Fired to 1080 degrees C.

‘Butterfly Catchers’   – Sally Hook

Made from white earthenware clay.Coiled,scratched design, black stain, burnished.Fired to 1080 degrees C.

Height 50cm

 

 

 

Sally-Hook-- 3 Doovas figurines

Doovas – Sally Hook

 

 

Fried-Art-gallery-in-garden-Newee-Creek

Sally Hook studio gallery

 

 

 

illusionists - ceramic teapots by Sally Hook

‘Illusionists’ – Sally Hook

 

 

 

Jongleur-en-Jeune-55cm Sculpture of a juggler

‘Jongleur en Jeune’ – Sally Hook

 

 

 

Merging-with-the-Goddess painting by Sally Hook

‘Merging with the Goddess’ – Sally Hook

Acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

Myths, Memories, Moments in Time by Sally Hook - Unicorn carrying a wombat, koala and dodo sculpture

‘Myths, Memories, Moments in Time’ by Sally Hook

 

 

 

nefertiti_amenhotep-and-me by Sally Hook Three ceramic heads combined

‘Nefertiti Amenhotep and me’ by Sally Hook

 

 

Sally Hook image

Sally Hook

 

 

 

Noir-et-Blanche'-Jongleur - ceramic art by Sally Hook

‘Noir et Blanche Jongleur’ – Sally Hook

 

 

 

ORANGE-WHITE-JUGGLERl'Orange-et-blanc-JongleurJuggler sculpture by Sally Hook

‘Orange et blanc Jongleur’   – Sally Hook

 

 

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‘Potentate’ by Sally Hook

 

 

 

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Ceramic bust – Sally Hook

 

 

 

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Vase with hand drawn figures – Sally Hook

 

 

 

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Sally Hook ceramic figurine

 

 

 

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‘My Garden is in Me’ by Sally Hook

 

 

 

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Vessel with striped handles – Sally Hook

 

 

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Tripod vase – Sally Hook

 

 

 

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‘Simpatico Goats small’  by Sally Hook

White Earthenware Coiled, scratched design, black stain, burnished.

50cm tall

 

 

 

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‘Strange Fruit’ – Sally Hook

 

 

 

Totem street-vase by Sally Hook

Sally Hook

 

 

 


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‘Tanned couple in bathers’ by Sally Hook

Height 30cm

 

 

 

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‘The Jest’ – Sally Hook

 

 

 

 

Totem-Vases-1,-2,-3 by Sally Hook

‘Totem Vases 1 2 3’  – Sally Hook

Height –  69  64  63 cm

 

 

 

Two-tri legged-vessels by Sally Hook

Tri legged vessels – Sally Hook

 

 

Wave water-vessel -front - Sally Hook

Wavy vessel – Sally Hook

 

The following pieces were from Sally’s exhibition of figurative sculpture – ‘The Women of Vallauris’ at the Aqui Siam Ben Gallery, Vallauris in 2005 during her residency at AIR Vaullaris

 

 

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‘Passage—Couloir de Femme’ by Sally Hook

53 cm tall

 

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‘Life is Joy Life is Not’  – Sally Hook

 

 

 

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‘Reign de la Maison’ by Sally Hook

 

 Observations by Sally Hook on Picasso at Vallauris

 

Vallauris’ potters suffered a decline of their fortunes through the twentieth century, enduring two devastating wars and the rise of plastics, which made disabling incursions into their domestic ware market. During the post war period however, there were still 60 potteries surviving in Vallauris, when a random visit by an artistic genius changed it all……..
It was in the mid 20th century – 1946 – that Pablo Picasso arrived in Vallauris one July day to look at a Pottery, Flower and Perfume expo (exhibition), when he met Georges and Suzanne Ramie of the Madoura Pottery, who invited him to visit their studio. He made two small bulls and the head of a faun and the rest, as we know, is history. His return (a year later) and through the following decade of working with the Vallauris potters, changed the villages’ ‘traditional craft’ reputation into one of exciting contemporary design. In fact, Picasso modernised ceramic art altogether.

Picasso had had fifty years of development of his own unique aesthetic, and applied this instinctively like a maestro onto ceramic surfaces. He had a diligent work ethic with his co-workers who assisted him in his explorations of what was possible, and for then, implausible new techniques in altering and combining forms, glazing, decorating and once-firing. It seemed that everything he made worked – in spite of his experimentation – and worked wonderfully. One of his co-workers and technical advisors – Jean Derval (who still creates imaginative ceramic sculpture in Vallauris today) remarked later – “It was tiresome to work besides someone who was successful at everything”. Picasso remained a potter as well a painter, sculptor and printmaker, with a prodigious output, making over 4000 unique ceramic pieces until his life ended in 1973.

 

Sally’s website here

 
 
 
 
 

 

Mosaic Sculpture Art

 

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“I Am Here”  – Irit Levy

 Mainly art on Flickr

 

Mosaic dynamics

 

This statement by Krishnamurti reminds me of the innate dynamic in mosaic art – “A mind which is seeking permanency soon stagnates; like that pool along the river, it is soon full of corruption, decay. Only the mind which has no walls, no foothold, no barrier, no resting place, which is moving completely with life, timelessly pushing on, exploring, exploding – only such a mind can be happy, eternally new, because it is creative in itself.”
By its very nature, mosaic art is particularly dynamic because of its fragmentation. This creates an eternal seeking of completion, through the potential motion of merging with the surrounding tesserae (mosaic tiles), to present a more perfected whole. A complex array of dissociation in flux and tension.The patterns and textures in the tesserae, combined with visual flow and direction within a mosaic, produced by the placement of rows and colours, tend to support this. In mosaics this is known as andamento – the movement or flow of tesserae , which is often accentuated by the interstices.
Ancient classical mosaics were created with natural stones and pebbles. Around 200BC specially manufactured pieces from ceramics and glass began to be used to give extra detail and range of color to the mosaic works. The versatility and robust quality of mosaics makes them suitable for application on virtually any space. Murals, floors, statues, arches, mirrors, splash backs and entry statements have all featured prominently through history with their longevity in evidence. The superb quality of the ancient mosaic art is because it was a popular symbol of wealth and prestige in both public and private buildings. Whole interiors were done in mosaics and it was hard not to notice this art when it was laid out on the floor in front of you.
This article presents mosaics in both 3d and 2d, mostly public art, chosen for their dynamic nature and movement.

 

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This mosaic wall art was created by Canadian Denyse Terio with sea glass

Sea glass is a material that can be found on beaches around the world and is essentially small portions of glass that have been polished by the currents into small gems.

 

 

 

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‘Movement and Vitality’ floor mosaic for the recreation centre of the University of Iowa by Gary Drostle

 

 

 

1st-century-BC-- Wall mosaic displaying the role of the Egyptian culture in Italy, in particular in Palestrina, where the goddess Isis was identified with Fortuna.

 This mosaic displays the role of the Egyptian culture in Italy, in particular in Palestrina, where the goddess Isis was identified with Fortuna.

1st century BC,  Palestrina, Itlay

 

 

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Early Byzantine mosaic art – Empress Theodora With Her Court.

 ca. 547 – Ravenna. San Vitale
Italy

 

 

Romantic scene from a mosaic in Villa at Centocelle, Rome, 20 BC – 20 AD (Wikimedia Commons)

Romantic scene from a mosaic in Villa at Centocelle, Rome

20 BC – 20 AD

(Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

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Abstract Ram Sculpture Clad In Miniature Glass Mosaic

USA, Circa 1970s

Assemblage Ltd.- 1stdibs

 

 

 

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Lion Head sculpture – The Erawan Museum on the south eastern outskirts of Bangkok

Aidan McRae Thomson – flickr

 

 

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Mosaic totem – “Entwined Histories’ – Gary Drostle

This sculpture was designed to celebrate the many immigrant communities that settled in the Poplar area of East London.

 

 

 

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Green Mosaic Cat

Gillm-mosaics – flickr

 

 

 

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Mosaic Cube – Anja Berkers

 The inspiration for this mosaic is the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser and his use of color and organic forms.

40cm x 40cm

 

 

 

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Mosaic Rooster

Italy—Roma, quartiere (borough) Coppedé

 

 

 

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‘Jelly Brollys’ 

Carol –  flickr

 

 

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‘Winter Fury’ — Lynn Bevino Felts

Bezalel Mosaics

 

 

 

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‘The Departure’ – Wilhelm Heeson

Almelo Railway Station, NL

 

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Modernist Mid Century mosaic at Almelo Station by Piet Buy

 

 

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Ceramic and Mosaic Decoration on a Fountain in Arles, France

photo – jan buchholtz-flickr

 

 

 

 

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Niki De Saint Phalle Mosaic Sculpture

Park Avenue NY

 

 

 

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Romero Brito Pernambuco mosaic – Rio de Janeiro

Girl from Ipanema Park

 

 

 

Anja-BerkersWIPsupernova Abstract circular mosaic sculpture

‘Supernova’ – Anja Berkers

 

 

 

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With the support from the Municipality of Puento Alto in Santiago, Isidora Paz López has been able to coordinate a community project to decorate over 75 pillars with nature inspired mosaic art.

 

 

 

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Deborah Halpern’s ceramic and glass mosaic ‘Ship of Fools’

Sculpture by the Sea,  Tamarama Beach

 

 

 

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‘Queen Esther Revealing Her True Identity’ – Lilian Broca

 

 

 

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Beadwork and Mixed Media Owl by Betsy Youngquist

 

 

 

 

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Mosaic art mural – ‘Wandering Geckos’ — Brett-Campbell

 

 

 

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‘Metamorphosis’ – Betsy Youngquist

 

 

 

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 ‘Norman-peasant’ – Fernand Léger

Argentan, France

 

 

 

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‘Catalina’ by Carol Towler

 

 

 

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Mosaic Chiminea

Hausmanager-flickr

 

 

 

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Miguel Covarrubias ‘Genesis, the Gift of Life’

1954, Dallas Museum

 

 

 

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Niki de Saint Phalle mosaic statue from the The Garden of Tarot which is a sculpture garden based on the esoteric tarot

Garavicchio (Tuscany)

 

 

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Man riding dolphins mosaic – District Lions Stadium, Island of Delos

 

 

 

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Fernand Leger Museum abstract mosaic murals

Argentan, France

 

 

 

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Fernand Leger Museum abstract mosaic murals

Argentan, France

 

 

 

Kim-EmersonCerritos-Park blue and red abstract mosaic sculptures

Kim Emerson mosaic sculptures

Cerritos Park, Los Angeles

 

 

 

Linda-Biggers mosaic head

Linda Biggers

 

 

 

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Mosaic L’Annunciazione’ by artist Isabel Piczek

 Our Lady Queen of Angels Plaza Church, 1981

Los Angeles

 

 

 

Mosaic-Sculpture-Garden---Linton,-New-Zealand Adam and Eve mosaic sculpture

Mosaic sculpture of Adam & Eve, wearing watermelon hats, Eve passing the apple

Mosaic Sculpture Garden—Linton, NZ

 

 

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Niki De Saint Phalle  “Firebird” disco fever statue

 

 

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Pulpo – RuTh, flickr

Coruna, Spain

 

 

 

Palau-Güell-Chimney,-Barcelona in yellow. blue and black

Palau Güell Chimney, Barcelona

 

 

 

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Palau Güell mosaic , Barcelona

 

 

 

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Mosaic Oriental belly dancer – French artist Francony Kowask

 

 

 

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Roz Anderson Pelican mosaic

 

 

 

Père-Lachaise-Cemetery-Kay Harpa mosaic of Jesus

Kay Harpa mosaic

Père Lachaise Cemetery

 

 

 

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Original glass mosaic sculpture, ‘Clownimal’  – Hangs on wall. By artistprovocateur on etsy

 

 

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Mosaic sculpture made of broken pieces of glass tile and metallic covered porcelain by Anchorage artist Shelia Wyne

 

 

 

Mosaic Sculpture Park -NZ Statue of King with Angel

Mosaic Sculpture Garden—Linton, NZ

 

 

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Mosaic mural ‘Triumph of Neptune’ standing on a chariot pulled by two sea horses

Third century AD

Sousse Archaeological Museum, Tunisia

 

 

 

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Suesy Circosta mosaic totems

Melbourne, Australia

 

 

 

 

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‘Electronic Sculpture 1’

Mosaic art by Muharrem Batman, Ayse Batman and Judith Brun displaying compositions of resistors, plugs, circuit boards, connectors, wires and other electronic waste.

 

 

 

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Mosaic flair at the Treetanic Bar The Jade Seahorse

A zani boutique hotel in Utila, Honduras. It features five oddly shaped but comfortable bungalows, each eclectically decorated with bottle art, mosaic tiles and iridescent glass stones. It took the owner, Neil Keller, 15 years to produce this dreamlike world.

Picture by Ded Ch

 

 

HABATAT-GALLERIES---Florida 'Goblet Number Three' - Robert Palusky - mosaic horse with glass goblet

‘Goblet Number Three’ – Robert Palusky-2011

Habitat Gallery

 

 

 

Christopher-Herwig - mosaic bus stop Gagra,-Abkhazia

 Soviet built modernist mosaic bus stop

Gagra,-Abkhazia

Photo – Christopher Herwig

 

 

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‘Eggsistentialism’ – AVAM (American Visionary Art Museum), Baltimore

George Reader-flickr

 

 

 

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‘Aurora Borealis’ mosaic wall on AVAM’s exterior, designed by Mari Gardner with youth from the William Donald Schaefer House.

2014

Photo by Dan Meyers.

 

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Mosaicesque sculpture by Tiffany Schmierer

photo- linda fahey