Monthly Archives: November 2015

Aficionado coffee sets design

 

gilt-decorated-Tophane-pottery-coffee-pot-and-covered-bowl,-Turkey,-19th-Century---Sotheby's

Gilt-decorated coffee pot and sugar bowl

Tophane, Turkey, 19th Century – Sotheby’s

 

Worthy coffee sets for connoisseurs

 

Coffee aficionados owe their gratitude to Kaldi, the Ethiopia goat herder, who by astute observation, noticed his goats became more spirited when they ate the coffee berries. Also to Pope Clement VIII, who in 1615, was asked to make a decision on the acceptance of coffee drinking, because the Clergy in Venice had condemned the drink as the “bitter invention of Satan”. Upon trying the beverage, he immediately liked it so much he extended his Papal approval.
The nature of tea leaves and coffee grounds influenced the difference in shapes for tea pots and coffee pots. As tea leaves float, it is more pragmatic to place the spout near the bottom of the tea pot to allow the brew to flow out from underneath them. Coffee grounds, on the other hand, sink, so the spout is typically mounted nearer to the top of the coffee pot, allowing the coffee to flow out from above the grounds.
Turkey was one of the early adopters of coffee consumption, and traditionally their coffee pot spouts were made longer, to facilitate cooling of the coffee during pouring, as it was usually consumed without any milk. There also was more added pouring control with the longer spouts and the tall, slender designs didn’t encourage too much agitation of the liquid, so as to assist with the settling of the grounds. Conversely, the more squat, rounded teapots helped the movement of the floating tea leaves, which trapped the heat in the pot, speeding up the drawing of the tea.

The bulky coffee urns were not really built for mobility, so the more refined coffee pots came into favor, to transport the coffee to the customer at the flourishing coffee houses. The tall, slender, straight sided coffee pot could be considered as more masculine then the teapot with its rounded, curvaceous shape. It’s hard to imagine a knitted cosy on a coffee pot. In the past, cafes and coffee haunts were frequented more by men while women frequented the more formal tea establishments. In the Middle East, ground cardamom seed is commonly added to coffee to neutralize the stimulative effects of the beveridge, (2-3 shakes from the dispenser). Also spices such as Vanilla extract, cinnamon and saffron were added.

Handsome coffee sets deserve  fine supporting coffee tables, I’ve also added a selection below.

 

 

 

French-Porcelain---Blue and gold Coffee-Pot,-1777-1778-The-Hermitage-Museum

French Porcelain Coffee Pot

1777-1778

The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

 

 

 

Vintage-Australian-Pottery-Novelty-Coffee-Set

Vintage Australian Pottery ‘fishies in motion’ coffee Set

 

 

 

Royal-Rochester-Modernistic-Coffee-perculator

Art Deco electric coffee perculator – Royal Rochester

Circa 1925-1930

Art Deco Collection.com

 

 

 

Art-Deco-Silver-Plate-Tea-Set-and-Tray---ELISKA-

Art Deco silver plated coffee/tea set

Eliska, Ist Dibs

 

 

 

Grays-pottery-art-deco-ceramic coffee-pot in beige and burnt orange

Art Deco coffee pot – Grays Pottery, UK

 

 

The first coffeehouse in Constantinople was opened in 1475,  while the first cafe in Western Europe opened in Venice in 1645. Paris had its first coffeehouse, Café Procope, open in 1689 and it is still a going concern today.

 

 

 

Carlton-ware-blue-lustre-Coffee-service

Eight piece blue lustre coffee service – Carlton Ware, England

 

 

Brown Bauhaus-coffee-pot - Otto Lindig - auktionshaus-stahl Hamburg

Otto Lindig Bauhaus coffee pot, 1930

Auktionshaus Stahl, Hamburg

 

 

 

Celtic-Pottery---Medallion-coffee-set with tray

Medallion coffee set – Celtic Pottery

 

 

 

Art-deco-coffee-set in turquoise glaze with gold handles by Shelley Poteries

Art Deco coffee set with cups – Shelley Potteries

 

 

Olive green Coffee Pot-by-Gillian-Pemberton for Joseph Bourne & Son,

Gillian Pemberton designed coffee pot for Joseph Bourne & Son

 

 

 

Eva Zeisel coffee set in art deco style - beige, with orange and blue patterns

Eva Zeisel coffee set  – 1922-30  – Schramberg Majolica factory

Bröhan Museum, Photo: Martin Adam, Berlin

 

 

Bavarian jade green glazed Coffee-Pot, creamer and sugar bowl

Bavarian jade green coffee pot, creamer, sugar bowl

 

 

 

An-Early-19th-Century-French-Paris-Porcelain-Coffee-Set---1820-to-1850-Martinoja-Antiques-Stamford-CT

 

An Early 19th Century French Paris Porcelain Coffee Set – 1820 to 1850

1stDibs – Martinoja Antiques Stamford CT

 

 

Coimbra-ServicoCafe-(2)Style-coffee-service-Porto---Coimbra-Porcelain

Art Deco Coimbra cafe service

 

 

Susie-Cooper-Tulip-Lemonade-set.eclectables.co

Art Deco coffee service by Susie Cooper

 

 

 

 

Ettore-Sottsass-Tea-Pot-Lapislazzuli----circa-1987-J-LOHMANN-GALLERY

Ettore Sottsass Tea Pot ‘Lapislazzuli’    circa 1987

J LOHMANN GALLERY, 1st Dibs

 

 

French-Mid-Century-Modern-Eight-Piece-Coffee-Service-by-Lucchesi-for-Vallauris-1955---Decollect

 Mid-Century Modern Eight-Piece French Coffee Service by Lucchesi for Vallauris 1955

Decollect

 

 

Friesland-White Porcelain-contemporary Coffee/Tea-Set---Gallery-L7

Friesland White Porcelain contemporary

 

 

Gorham-Sterling-Silver-Athenic-Coffee-Set-Hand-Made-c1910

Gorham Sterling Silver Athenic Coffee Set Hand Made

c 1910

 

 

 

tea-or-coffee-pot-purple__Ceramic Studio Prague

Cubist coffee pot – Ceramic Studio Prague

 

 

 

Herend-Rare-Coffee-Set-for-Six-Persons-with-Chinoiserie-Flower-Decor--1890's-City-Antik-Austria

Herend Rare Coffee Set for Six Persons with Chinoiserie Flower Decor -1890’s

City Antik – Austria

 

 

 

Helena-Johnová,-ceramic-coffee-service,-1928

Helena Johnová, ceramic coffee service

1928

 

Carlton Ware coffee pot with storks

Botanical theme coffee pot with storks – CarltonWare

CarltonWareWorld

 

 

 

Marek-Cecula Minimalist-Tea-Set-ca'-1980-USA

Marek Cecula Minimalist beveridge service

USA 1980

 

 

magpies-black-&-white-striped coffee-set

Black and white striped coffee set

Changsha Harvit Ceramic Co

 

 

 

Monumental coffee/tea pot Meitan-Tea-Museum,-China

Monumental coffee/tea pot – Meitan, China

 

 

Contemporary memphis_tea_coffee set Porcelain-1980's-Germany by Lutz Rabold “City” Coffee Service for Arzberg

Lutz Rabold “City” Coffee decanter for Arzberg, Germany

 

 

MODERN-WARE-coffee-set - Carlton Ware World

Art Deco Modern Ware coffee set

 

 

Peter-Voulkos-Coffee-Pot-in brown and white glaze

Peter Voulkos

 

 

Porcelain coffee set-in orange and white glaze by-Lubomir-Tomaszewski,-1961-64

Mid-century porcelain coffee set by Lubomir Tomaszewski

1961-64

 

ROYAL-WINTON-JAZZ-ART-DECO-COFFEE-POT-c1930

Royal Winton Jazz Age coffee pot

 

 

Vallauris Vintage-French-Six-Piece-Faux-Bois-Coffee-Set--60s-Antiques-On-Old-Plank-Rd

Vallauris Vintage French Six-Piece Faux Bois (false wood) Ceramic Coffee Set -60’s

Antiques On Old Plank Rd, Chicago, USA

 

 

Salvador-Teran-Modernist-Tea-Service---Lauren-Stanley-Silver

Modernist mosaic and brass coffee set – Salvador Teran

Lauren Stanley Silver 1stDibs

 

 

Schirnding-coffee-pot-1970s with pop art design in red and white

Schirnding coffee pot

 

 

STUNNING-ART-DECO-CERAMICS--CLARICE-CLIFF-BON-JOUR-SHAPE-TARGET-PATTERN-COFFEE-SET-SIX-PIECES-C

6 piece Art Deco coffee set – Clarice Cliff

 

 

 

 

Tommi-Parzinger-tea-set--1940's-CENTURY-DESIGN-LTD.ST

Tommi Parzinger coffee/tea-set–1940’s

CENTURY DESIGN LTD. St.Louis

 

 

 

Coffee-Pot-with-Lid-Irminger,-J.J.-(model);-Adam,-Elias-(setting).-Germany,-Meissen.-Circa-1715-1735-Hermitage-Museum---Porcelain-and-silver;-underglaze-painting-and-gilding

Lidded Coffee-Pot  J.J Irminger, (model); Adam, Elias (setting). Germany, Meissen. Circa 1715-1735

Hermitage Museum – Porcelain and silver; underglaze painting and gilding.

 

 

White porcelain Sargadelos Cuncha Coffee Set--Arren Williams Design Lab

Sargadelos Cuncha Coffee Set–Arren Williams Design Lab

 

 

 

Wedgewood-Coffee-Set--floral motifs on red and white porcelain

Wedgewood Coffee Set

 

 

Chalice-coffee-set - modish.net

Chalice coffee set

modish.net

 

 

 

Modernist-Japanese-Flared-Coupe-Ceramic-Stoneware-Teapot-1960's---COACH-HOUSE

Modernist Japanese stoneware teapot

Coach House

 

 

Art-Nouveau-coffee-set-(1910)-painted-by-Adolph-Richter-of-Chicago-on-Limoges-porcelain-blank-at-Lightner-Museum.-St-Augustine,-FL

Art Nouveau coffee set (1910) painted by Adolph Richter of Chicago on Limoges porcelain blank

Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL.

 

 

large coffee cup

”I used to drink 30 cups of coffee a day, now I’m down to just one.’

 

 

 

Memphis-Period-Tea-Coffee-Set-by-Punto-Bacola-for-Montagnani---1980's-A-LA-Mod-Inc

Memphis Period Tea Set by Punto Bacola for Montagnani – 1980’s

A LA Mod Inc

 

 

 

PERSIAN-GARDEN-BORDER-BEAD-2922-MELON-shape-part-coffee-set

Persian garden border beads on melon shape coffee set

carltonwareworld,com

 

Red coffee/tea Service_1977-Danish--DANISH-TEAK-CLASSICS

Danish coffee service

 

 

Heikki-Seppa coffee set

Finnish metalsmith Heikki Seppa coffee service

 

 

 

The-Mystic-#-V---Sandy-Terry

‘The Mystic # V’  coffee pot— Sandy Terry

 

 

 

cappiello-victoria-arduino-poster-482x600

‘Victoria Arduino’ poster by Leonetto Cappiello.

1922

french-press-coffee-coat

Insulated French coffee pot coat

coffee-poster for cafe arabica featuring a Turkish man carrying cups of coffee Vintage ‘Cafe Arabica’ poster

 

 

Coffee Tables

 

Cattelan-Italia coffee table - glass top with wooden base

‘Helix’ walnut base coffee table – Cattelan Italia

 

 

 

Coffee-table,-USA,-1970s;-Torch-cut-and-patinated-brass;-brutalist

Torch cut and patinated brass brutalist coffee table

USA 1970’s

 

 

Silas Seandel Volcano brass and glass Coffee Table- --Galere,

Silas Seandel ‘Volcano’  Coffee Table

Galere – West Palm Beach

 

 

 

Ophelia-contemporary-glass-top--table-with--pedestal-mineral-stone

Contemporary glass top table with mineral stone pedestal – Ophelia

 

 

French-Ceramic-Art-Tile-and-Chrome-Table-Satyricon

French Vallauris LaGrange ceramic art tile coffee table

Satyricon, Brooklyn

 

 

Dining-table,-1970s---Paul-Evans-Sculpted-and-welded-bronze,-sculpted,-welded-and-patinated-steel,-glass

Paul Evans Sculpted and welded bronze table

Phillips.com

 

 

 

FRENCH-WORK-1930---Oak-coffee-table-with-two-circular-plates

French Art Deco oak side table

1930

 

 

Glazed-Lava-Coffee-Table-by-Les-2-Potiers

Lava glazed table – Les 2 Potiers

 

 

 

Photo-by-Tara-Bussema-©-2013-Houzz-Chair-Modernica--rug--Dubai-Vanilla,-Mat-sofa--Custom-design-by-David-Galindo-table--Noguchi-coffee-table,-Design-Within-Reach

Noguchi coffee table

Photo by Tara Bussema

 

 

Sofa-Table-by-Roger-Capron,-circa-1950 ARTOCARPUS---GALERIE-RIVIERA

Ceramic tile coffee table by Roger Capron,- circa 1950

Galerie Riviera, France

 

 

Viper contemporary coffee table---Cattlean-Italia

‘Viper’ contemporary coffee table—Cattelan Italia

 

 

serpent-coffee-table in glass and wood

Michael Coffey “Serpent” biomorphic coffee table

1989

 

 

 

Coffee-Table-with-Music-Instruments-Design,-1950s,-by-P.-Fornasetti,-Italy

Coffee Table with Music Instruments Design, 1950s, by P. Fornasetti, Italy.

GALERIE JEAN-LOUIS DANANT   1st Dibs

 

 

Hollywood-Regency-Style-Glass-Top-Coffee-Table-with-Brass-Swan-Trio-Base-Showplace---NY

Hollywood Regency Style glass top coffee table with three brass swan base

Showplace – NY

 

 

Late-20th-Century-Pedestal-Glass-Coffee-Table jade colour-base--Talisman

Pedestal Base Green Glass Coffee Table

Late 20th Century

Talisman

 

 

1960s-Ceramic-and-Oak-Coffee-Table-by-Tue-Poulsen-Vintage-Objects-Netherlands

1960s Ceramic tiles and Oak Coffee Table by Tue Poulsen

Vintage Objects Netherlands

 

 

 

Bronze-and-Eglomise-Glass-Harp-Coffee-Table-by-Arturo-Pani,-Mexico,-1950s---House-Of-Blu-San-Diego

Bronze and Eglomise Glass Harp Coffee Table by Arturo Pani, Mexico, 1950’s

House Of Blu, San Diego

 

 

 

1970's-Cocktail-Table-by-Roger-Capron---Vintage-Objects-NL

1970’s Cocktail Table by Roger Capron

Vintage Objects, NL

 

 

Coffee-Table-by-Frederic-DAD

Coffee Table by Frederic DAD in Hammered Bronze, Model ‘Lily’

2015.

 

 

Maitland-Smith-Cast-Bronze-and-Brass-Whippet-Cocktail-Table---Vintage-LA-Gallery

Maitland-Smith Cast Bronze and Brass Whippet Cocktail Table

Vintage LA Gallery – 1stDibs

 

 

 

Mangiarotti-Marble-Coffee-Table-of-the-Eros-Collection

Black Marble Coffee Table by Mangiarotti – the Eros Collection

1stDibs

 

 

 

Paul-Evans-Studio-Coffee-Table,-USA,-1960s---LOST-CITY-ARTS-NY

Paul Evans Studio Coffee Table, USA, 1960’s

LOST CITY ARTS NY – 1stDibs

 

 

 

Yin-Yang-Table-by-Noted-California-Artist-Daniel-Pollock---Bridges-Over-Time

Yin Yang Table – California Artist Daniel Pollock

Bridges Over Time

 

 

 

Coffee-Table-by-Frederic-DAD-in-Black-Lacquer-and--Agathe-Stone

Coffee Table by Frederic DAD in Black Lacquer and Agate Stone

Saint Ouen, FR –  1stDibs

 

 

 

metropolis-modern-design-institute-of-america-brass-and-glass-swivel-cocktail-table

 Design Institute of America Brass and Glass Swivel Coffee/Cocktail Table by Modern Metropolis

 

Contemplating Zen floral design

 

 

Master-class-with-Professor-Masafumi-Ikenobo-Isivata--

Professor Masafumi – Ikenobo Isivata school

 

 

Flower-arrangement-by-Junko-Toshima---Flickr-Andy-Atzert

Floral arrangement by Junko Toshima — Flickr – AndyAtzert

 

 

Between the spaces – the Tao of Ikebana

 

‭When it comes to Ikebana, I prefer the simpler styles like the early Kuge or Shoka that only employ up to three botanical elements mixed with a lot of space and minimalism. If I can feel the spaces breathing, I’m more content with what I see. This usually occurs with the more simple arrangements. Ikebana is a meditative genre and the spaces are where the yin and yang merge, to create a balance. Just like in meditation, the space between the inhaling and exhaling breaths is a focal point to connect with inner harmony.
The Zen artists approached their sumi-e brushwork art by first contemplating the inherent nature of the aesthetic object and understanding its inner qualities before executing any brush strokes. Ideally its eternal nature could be expressed with purity, spontaneity and an economy of strokes. Similarly, most ikebana arrangements aspire to presenting the design elements with a sublime simplicity and harmony.

 

Flickriver--Otomodachi-Ikebana-flower-arrangement-with-Hydrangea

Flickriver–Otomodachi Ikebana

 

‭Some skillful ikebanists can create busy pieces with less spaces that still maintain balance and graceful expression, but this is more challenging, because extra importance is loaded onto the overall form and composition to realize any transcendental qualities. It’s worth keeping in mind that a lot of movement in a floral design can build an underlying stillness that exists by virtue of counterpoint.

‭Flowers seem to respond to tasteful arrangements and have their beauty enhanced in the process. The choice of the display vessel is of importance and can influence the direction of the design. A heavier, more horizontally inclined vessel of warmer colours will be more yang in nature. A grounded yang vessel will allow a greater yin expansiveness of the flowers and design. If the vessel is overwhelmed by too many vertical (yin) flowers, the top heavy design leads to loss of harmony. Horizontal lines and curvature and even diagonal lines within the design, help to ground a piece.

In the philosophy of Ikebana it was emphasized that the cultivation of a transcendent feeling while creating ikebana would be absorbed by the flowers and design and later reflected through the art. The Taoists alluded to this with the statement ‘Keep the fire beneath the cauldron’. What this meant was to avoid being too hyper cerebral when creating a piece. Cultivate awareness from your tan tien (navel), which translates as “elixir field”, rather then from the mid brain. Grounded, relaxed awareness can be attained more easily with this practice, which allows spaces in your mind to manifest, that give more room for inspiration to surface and in some instances create beyond the limitations of coherent logic. ‬Even in the planning stages, if a sketch is made, this was also encouraged.
I have assembled a diverse assortment of pieces that represent the ikebana aesthetic and some vessels that would be a natural fit for the refined ikebana arts.

 

2013-Ikebana Master-class-with-Professor-Masafumi-Ikenobo-Isivata

Rikka Shimputai –  Professor Masafumi, Ikenobo Ishiwata

The Rikka form originated from the Ikebano school of flower arranging in the 15th century

 

 

Toshiro-Kawase--ikebana

Toshiro Kawase

 

 

 

japanese-green-glaze sculpture-ikebana-vase

Green glaze modernist ceramic vase

 

 

Omen-2013-Calendar---Catalog Catherine White vase

Vase by Catherine White – Omen AZen Calendar 2013

Photo – Warren Frederick

 

 

 

julia-kepeslapkuldo.bloglap.hu elegant ikebana arrangement

Elegant Ikebana

julia-kepeslapkuldo.bloglap.hu

 

 

Kamaka Pottery Hanaire with Interned Top by Estelle Martin

Estelle Martin ceramic vessel

 

 

Keiko-Takano-ikebana-workshop

Ikebana display at Professor Keiko Takano workshop

 

 

JOANNA-CONSTANTINIDIS-(British,-1927-2000)-AR-Early-Bottle-Form,-circa-1970

Early Bottle Form – Joanna Constantinidis

1970

 

 

cherry blossom ikebana

Ikebana cherry blossom

 

 

Misudo-Sasaki

Matsudo Sato

 

 

 

Professor Keiko Takano-ikebana-workshop-2015

Keiko Takano ikebana

2015

 

 

Kokedama---Japanese-moss-balls - a Japanese variant of bonsai

‘Kokedama’ — Japanese moss ball

 

 

 

Jiyuka-by-Nadezhda-Kuznetsova-Style-Dziyuka

Freestyle Ikebana (Jiyuka) by Nadezhda Kuznetsova

 

 

 

Infinite ikebana - ecoledupaysage.com

‘Infinite’ ikebana

ecoledupaysage.com

 

 

 

 

Isamu Noguchi-ceramic sculpture

Isamu Noguchi ‘s ‘Lonely Tower’ – Shigaraki stoneware with thin ash glaze made in 1952 – with ikebana by Teshigahara Sofu

 

 

Pats-Ikebana flower display

Display from Pat’s Ikebana

 

 

 

 

Professor-Keiko-Takano at a workshop

Keiko Takano

 

 

 

Ruth Duckworth-ceramics-2010-Cowans-Auctions

Ruth Duckworth

 

 

 

 

Elena-Dendova-Jiyuka-Ikebana

Elena Dendova – bold contemporary ikebana

 

 

SookjaeArt-etsy---Ikebana-ring-vase with pink blossom flowers

Ikebana ring vase – SookjaeArt-etsy

 

 

Stig-Lindberg;-Glazed-Stoneware-Vase-for-Gustavsberg,-1960s

Stig Lindberg; Glazed Stoneware Vase for Gustavsberg

1960s

 

 

Jiyuka-(freestyle) ikebana

Ikebana Jiyuka

 

 

Toshiro-Kawase-flower-one-day

Toshiro Kawase simple ikebana

 

 

 

Charlene Ho ikebana display

Ikebana Rikka Shimputai – Charlene Ho

 

 

 

Ashraf Hanna Small Angular Carved Vessel

Ashraf Hanna contemporary carved vessel

 

 

 

 

Shoka-Shimputai ikebana arrangement

Shoka Shimputai ikebana

 

 

winter-solstice-2014--Catherine White

Catherine White – winter solstice 2014

 

 

 

Ekaterina-Minina ikebana workshop

Ikebana arrangment –  Ekaterina Minina

 

 

Yasuhisa-Kohyama ceramic vessel

Yasuhisa Kohyama ceramic vase

 

 

 

yoko-komae’s-clay-work.-bird’s-breath

Yoko Komae ceramic bottle

 

 

 

-summer-solstice-2014---Catherine-White

Catherine White – summer solstice 2014

 

 

 

Catherine White _hyacinth_bean collage

Catherine White creates collages combining hand-drawn images, seasonal garden plants, and other materials, as a method for interpreting nature. These are assembled and captured on a flat screen scanner.

 

 

 

 

2013---Tania-Rollond ceramic bottle

Tania Rollond

 

 

 

2015-Shoka Shofutai by Tatyana Lohova - Ikebana Ikenobo Russia

Shoka Shofutai by Tatyana Lohova – 2015

 

 

 

Kawase-Toshiro japanese ikebana floral art

Toshiro Kawase

 

 

 

 

Shoka-Shimputai-by-Ekaterina-Minina

Shoka Shimputai by Ekaterina Minina

 

 

 

Jiyuka-freestyle-ikebana with contemporary vessel

Jiyuka ikebana

 

 

 

Steel-grass,-Allium-purple-rain,-Azalée---Thai-Mai-Van-Thomas

Steel grass, Allium purple rain, Azalée —Thai Mai Van

 

 

 

 

Ikebana arrangement-by-jajasavage-on-Flickr

Ikebana arrangement by jajasavage on Flickr

 

 

 

Arte-floral-japonesa-~-ikebana-by-Celso-Yamachita

Floral Japonesa  –  Celso Yamachita

 

 

 

atsum-izumi white ceramic tri footed contemporary vessel

Atsum Izumi tri footed contemporary ceramic vessel

 

 

 

Becky's ikebana art-by-hoto2-on-Flickr

Becky’s ikebana art arrangement

hoto2-Flickr

 

 

 

Black-lily-and-wild-cherry-tree-flowers-Gloaming

Black lily and wild cherry tree flowers ikebana – Toshiro Kawase

 

 

 

Catherine White - Ikebana_#3-summer-solstice-2014

Catherine White

 

---Ishii-Naoto ikebana - hirama-mario.com

Ishii Naoto ikebana

 

 

 

Jomon-ware--japanese-old-pot-5th-century

5th century Jomon Ware pot with ikebana display

 

 

 

Carolyn-Lewis---pinterest

Ikebana arrangement – Carolyn Lewis, Pinterest

 

 

 

Catherine-White---#9-summer-solstice-2015

Summer solstice 2015 – Catherine White

 

 

 

 

e-art-of-Ikebana-Ikenobo-Isivata-with-Professor-Masafumi.

Rikka Shimputai with professor Ikenobo Ishiwata Masafumi.

 

 

 

 

Ikebana-exhibition-of-the-Ikenobo-school,-Kyoto

Ikebana exhibition of the Ikenobo school, Kyoto

photo – Stephanie Giraud

 

 

 

Haiku-by-Cynthia-Decker - digital art

‘Haiku’ – Cynthia Decker

 

 

 

Persimmon-bonsai-tree----mt-satsuki.tumblr.com

Persimmon tree bonsai

 

 

 

Ikebana-by-Atsushi,-Japan

Atshushi ikebana

 

 

 

 

Ikebana-Odette-Nguyen orange flower display

Odette Nguyen

 

 

 

Ikebana-Jeroen-Vermaas-by-jeroenvermaas-on-Flickr

Ikebana by Jeroen Vermaas

jeroenvermaas Flickr

 

 

Ikebana-flowers Sogetsu-di-Pasqua

Ikebana @ Sogetsu di Pasqua

 

 

 

Ikebana-sublime-Master - Baiko

Contemporary ikebana – Master Baiko

 

 

two-Maiko-(Apprentice-Geisha)-seated-next-to-a-bamboo-vase-with-a-Chrysanthemum-Ikebana-arrangement-nordic-lotus

Two Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) seated next to a bamboo vase with a Chrysanthemum Ikebana arrangement

nordic-lotus.blogspot.com

 

 

 

Zhang-Zhengyu ceramic vessel

Zhang Zhengyu

 

 

 

Traditional Japanese Ikebana - Toshiro Kawase

Toshiro Kawase

 

 

 

Horst_Tulip-with-Anthurium,-Oyster-Bay-NY-1989

‘Tulip with Anthurium’ – Horst P. Horst

Oyster Bay NY 1989

 

 

 

Iekabana-japanese-flroer-display---Mario-Hirama

Ikebana flower art by Mario Hirama

 

Sogetsu-Ikebana-display with blue and orange flowerrs

Sogetsu Ikebana

 

 

 

Japanese-Chinese-Wooden-Karaki-GARDEN-TUB-Flower-vase-stand-Ikebana

Japanese Wooden Karaki Flower vase stand

 

 

 

Bonsai-Colonel-Lao-Tsu

Bonsai – Colonel Lao Tsu

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Marc Fontaine – Michigan pottery

Jean-Marc Fontaine is a molecular biologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who also likes to manipulate clay molecules into art forms in his spare time at night and on weekends. He spent his childhood and youth in Normandy, France, and his dream of becoming a scientist grew together with his imagination and passion for oil painting, drawing and ceramics. After moving to the US in 1998, Fontaine became fascinated with sculpting. This self-taught artist explores funny and familiar subjects in his figurine objects, see the demonstration videos below. Along with his caricatures in clay he also likes to create rustic, utilitarian pottery and sgraffito decorative pieces.

 

Jean Marc Fontaine website

 

 

Ancient White Bottle---Jean Marc Fontaine

‘Ancient White Bottle’ — Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Lidded Candy-Jar---Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Candy Jar’ —Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Pot-160 - sgraffito pottery decoration of an embracing couple by the sea by Jean-Marc Fontaine

Pot 160 — Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Arabic style Tea-Pot-Tall-Blue---Jean-Marc-Fontaine

Long neck blue teapot – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Rustic Ceramic Lidded Cannister----Jean-Marc-Fontaine - matt rust glaze

‘Cannister’ —-Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Rooster1

‘Rooster 1’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Cup-Japan----Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Cup Japan’ —- Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

pot152-Jean-Marc-Fontaine lidded sgraffito jar

Lidded sgraffito jar – ‘Pot 152′ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Lidded-Jar---Jean-Marc-Fontaine with geometric patterns - brown with a green rim on the lid

Jar —Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine==Lidded-Cannister

Jean-Marc Fontaine – Cannister with rounded edge lid

 

 

 

Sgraffito-Bird---Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Sgraffito Bird’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine---Ancient-lidded Vase

Jean-Marc Fontaine —lidded ‘Ancient Vase’

 

 

 

Pot151 - Jean-Marc Fontaine A fox looking at a bird on a branch sgraffito jar decoration

Lidded Jar – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine----Cannister-2

Jean-Marc Fontaine — ‘Cannister 2′

 

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine---Blue-Vase-2---5x3-inches

Jean-Marc Fontaine—‘Blue Vase 2′

 

 

 

JMF3D---Ceramics-- (2)JMF3D---Ceramics--sgraffito baluster vessel - Jean-Marc-Fontaine

Jean-Marc Fontaine sgraffito bottle

 

 

 

JMF3D---Ceramics--- Jean-Marc-Fontaine sgraffito bowl

 Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Ceramic Milk-Jar-2-Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Milk Jar 2’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Handle Milk-Jar---Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Milk Jar’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Pichet-water-colour

Jean-Marc Fontaine Pichet

 

 

Cup Raku-Black-and-White Jean-Marc-Fontaine

Black and White raku cup – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

 

Pot152b - lidded vessel with sgraffito decoration - snow peaked mountain - by Jean-Marc Fontaine

Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Raku- bud-vase-flat Jean-Marc-Fontaine

Raku bud vase –  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Pot-166b Jean-Marc Fontaine - lidded ceramic jar

Lidded Jar  by Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Pot164b --  Jean-Marc Fontaine baluster shaped planter

 

 

Raku vessel –  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Salt-and-Pepper Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Salt & Pepper Shakers’ –  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Tajine-Brown-Jean-Marc-Fontaine

 ‘Brown Tajine’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

 

Tall-white-carafe-Jean-Marc-Fontaine with striped vertical incisions

‘Tall  carafe’ – Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Teapot-blue with flat lid - Jean Marc Fontaine

Teapot –  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Vase-bird-sgraffito with twin handles Jean-Marc-Fontaine

 Jean-Marc Fontaine lidded sgraffito vessel

 

 

 

Long necked Vase-blue Jean-Marc-Fontaine

 Vase blue  Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Mottled Vase- Jean-Marc-Fontaine-with rustic colours

Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Baluster Vase-Yellow Jean-Marc-Fontaine-

 Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine---Polymer-Clay Woody Allen bust

Woody Allen bust – Jean Marc Fontaine

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine---Obelix figurine

‘Obelix’   Jean-Marc Fontaine

 

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine-figure-sculpture

‘9’ – Jean Marc fontaine

 

 

Jean-Marc-Fontaine

‘Asterix’ –  Jean Marc Fontaine

 

Jean Marc Fontaine sculpting in his studio – 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adorable clay mutations – Jenny Orchard

 

Amy----Jenny-Orchard----Grafton-Regional-Gallery-Collection-2008-One eyed creature sculplture

‘Amy’    Jenny Orchard third eye minus two

2008,  Grafton Regional Gallery Collection

 

To look at Jenny Orchards clay art is to traverse a world of unbridled imagination, populated with adorably mutated sculpture figures which are a zany fusion of animal, botanical and human configurations. They are all imbued with such individuality and spirit that they transcend their abstract hybrid forms to appear almost normal and tangible. Jenny has resided in many countries and her sculptures reflect her fascination and acceptance of diversified cultures. Jenny claims that her creatures are all multispecies that embody a multiplicity of forms without implication of hierarchy.

Her multi chromatic glazed sculptures are vividly infused with an exotic presence that reinforces her influences from living in Zimbabwe during her early years. She likes to call them Zookini’s and her description of her sublime and bizarre creatures is fitting – “My Plant Animals, Plant People and Soul Flowers are an irreligious, non prophet disorganization of recently departed extinct species and genetic laboratory misfits who now reside in a place called Metempsychosia. From this place they now pursue their cause of Multispecies Empathy and Universal Compassion.”
Further influences of African tribal art can be discerned in the form of her ceramic totems that Orchard creates with her intermixing of elements.
Turkish born Jenny Orchard spent her childhood and youth in Zimbabwe, then six years in the UK, before settling in Australia in 1976. Australian aboriginal mythologies and the landscape have made an impression on her creations with the presence of exotic plants and animals such as banksias, choko plants, coral reefs, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, koalas, sea anemones and other native species. They are merged in an exuberant metamorphosis of all manner of combinations that results in a cohesive co-existence of a multitude of forms.
Jenny Orchard draws on the experiences of her past to mould her own delightful universe, while expressing her joy and awe at the diversity and beauty of all creation and its universal soul.

 

Jenny Orchard website

 

Jenny Orchard Hybrid sculpture 'Elephantoil'

Hybrid sculpture ‘Elephantoil’ from the Zookini series – Jenny Orchard

2015

“The creatures I make are rearranged souls and transgenic organisms who exist now in the gaps between time, space and the material”

http://jennyorchard.com/zookiniis.htm

 

 

Jenny-Orchard--A rude beara and Exile on Edith Street

A Rude Bear and Exile on Edith Street’ – Jenny Orchard – (sold)

Despard Gallery

 

 

Beaver-Galleries-Jenny-Orchard-2013

‘Kurt’ –  Zookini sculpture – Jenny Orchard

Beaver Galleries

 

 

 

Beaver-Galleries---Jenny-Orchard Kangadodo

 ‘Kangadodo’ — Jenny Orchard

Beaver Galleries

 

 

 

where-the-bee-sucks,-there-suck-I38cm-----fk--sold

‘where the bee sucks, there suck I’  – Jenny Orchard – (sold)

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

be-still-beating-heart--Jenny Orchard---2015

‘Be Still Beating Heart’  – Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Square-Egg-Mountain-Imphttpjennyorchard.comzookiniis

‘Square Egg Mountain Imp’ – Jenny orchard

http://jennyorchard.com/zookiniis.htm

 

 

Jenny Orchard Colonized-Multicreature.franceskeevilgallery.com

 ‘Colonized Multicreature’  – Jenny Orchard

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

Empathy-Pot-2015---frances keevil gallery

‘Empathy Pot’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Every-creature---plate,-earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels,-Jenny Orchard

‘Every creature—plate’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Faithful-Mother--2015 Jenny Orchard ceramics hand painted sculpture

‘Faithful Mother’ –  Jenny Orchard

2015

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

Black-and-Gold-Jenny Orchard-2015

‘Black and Gold’ -Jenny Orchard-2015

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

Fire-spirit---plate,-earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels, by Jenny Orchard-27-x-27cm

‘Fire Spirit’ —plate, earthenware with glazes and enamels –  Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Gentle-Rain-Pot-2015-fk---47x25

‘Gentle Rain Pot’ – Jenny Orchard

2015

 

 

 

Ghost-Child---60cm by Jenny Orchard

‘Ghost Child’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Human-intervention-1 ceramic sculpture by Jenny ORchard

‘Human intervention 1’ – Jenny Orchard

Jenny Orchard website

 

 

Human-intervention-4 by Jenny Orchard

‘Human intervention 4’  by  Jenny Orchard

 

 


Jenny-Orchard,-ceramic-creatures

Jenny Orchard Zookini creatures

 

 

 

JennyOrchard+ellisparrinder

Jenny Orchard

 

 

Angry Cat-ceramic-cup-2013 by Jenny Orchard

‘Angry Cat’ – Jenny Orchard

Despard Gallery

 

 

Jenny Orchid sculptured totems

Jenny Orchard totems

 

 

Jenny Orchard - lost-vase--http.maunsell.wickes vase with abstract face motif

Jenny Orchard – ‘Lost Vase’

Maunsell Wickes Gallery

 

 

Lost-weeping-camel---ceramic-&-resin,-Jenny Orchid

‘Lost Weeping Camel’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Jenny Orchard - Love-changes-everything-vase---earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels,-47-x-34-x-38cm

‘Love Changes Everything’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Nasturtium---ceramic-&-resin,-59-x-47-x-27cm

‘Nasturtium’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Red-Vase-by Jenny Orchard 2012

‘Red Vase’ – Jenny Orchard

2012

 

 


Rhino-Girl by Jenny Orchard - hybrid nature and animal sculpture

‘Rhino Girl’ – Jenny Orchard (sold)

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

See-with-the-heart---plate,-earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels - Jenny Orchard

‘See with the heart’ –plate by Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Sky-creatures-vase---earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels, made by Jenny Orchard

‘Sky creatures vase’ by Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Strange-trees-from-a-new-forest---Jenny Orchard - ceramic totem art

‘Strange trees from a new forest’ — Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Swimming-with-tuna-(anonymous)---ceramic-&-resin,-67-x-22-x-22cm

‘Swimming With Tuna (anonymous)’ – Jenny Orchid

 

 

 

Jenny Orchid Taking-Care-of-the-Nest-fk--2015-----40x25cm

‘Taking Care of the Nest’ – Jenny Orchid

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

Jenny Orchard Talking-vase---maunsellwickes

‘Talking Vase’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Tassie-Devil-vase---earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels,-44-x-45-x

‘Tassie Devil vase’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

tree---fk----2015----36cm-dia

‘Tree’ – Jenny Orchard

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

Vase-with-Talking-Heads-2012 by Jenny Orchard

‘Vase with Talking Heads’ by Jenny Orchard

2012

 

 

Waiting-in-the-Forest---fk---2015-sold

‘Waiting in the Forest’ – Jenny Orchard (sold)

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

Cyclops-zookini-sculpture by Jenny Orchard - www.townsville.qld.gov

Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Wormmy-2015---fk-sold

‘Wommy’ – Jenny Orchard

2015

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

Vegetable Matters by Jenny Orchid

 

Herbe Fusarium Oxysporum

 

Vegetable matters clay figurine by Jenny Orchard

Herbes Fusarian Oxysporon

*

began life as a fungus, Living
beneath a stylish compost heap
in Paddington, Sydney
despite her salubrious address
she suffered low self esteem
and fretted
over her potato waistline
until one day
her annelid neighbors
showed her
Reality in a Mirror
The beauty of the appendage attached
to her snub nose and sight of sticky red tandrills
swimming on her shoulders
changed her personality forever