Ceramics – subdued palette, matt surface

 

 

 

shio-kusaka--vase striped

Shio Kusaka

 

 

TOMITA HIROYUKI

Tomita Hiroyuki

 

 

 

cylindrical-form-having-art-deco-design,-marked-to-base-Rosenthal-studio-linie-Germany

Rosenthal Art Deco vase, Germany

 

 

Tones of neutrality

 

Interior designs and decor of the fifties and sixties were furnished with bold, bright, primary colours, lush textures, trippy colour combos, striking patterns and forays into the futuristic, which created styles with a vivid presence that demanded attention. The glossy, high contrast, edgy imagery was incisive, provocative and revolutionary in feel which made it and appropriate  fit for the  the radical decade of the 60’s This continued through the 70’s and even into the 80’s. Muted tones, de-saturated colors, and gentle, low contrast lighting were occasionally used in fashion magazine spreads and this gradually became more prevalent in home decor. The nineties and beyond have seen the trend continue with more understated pastel tones and softer lighting, especially in interior design, but also perpetuated in sites like Instagram. Hipster cool organic textures abound with a relaxed ambience and soothing, subdued color palettes being a popular trend. Conjuring an ethereal passivity and gentle calm, this unobtrusive style has a subtle appeal. However this vague, deconstructed look with overexposed lighting used to diffuse the colours also appears to be self absorbed and leaning towards a sense of inertia, but alluring nonetheless. Maybe this dreamy, aloof aesthetic is reactionary to the online assault of information and immediacy assaulting the senses.
Ceramics have followed a similar trajectory, with the bold, rich glazes and audacious styles of the 50‘s and 60’s giving way to more use of muted tones and textures softening the reflective finish. Highly lusterous glazes have been diluted with the use of more incised surface textures such as with scrafitto decoration. and with slip and raku techniques. Matt and satin finishes also are created using various firing and glazing methods like salt and soda firing and anagama. The following collection is centered around ceramics and decor with pastel shades, subdued color tones and matt surfaces.

 

Scott_Parady_Tall_Vase_w_Shells anagama wood fired stoneware

Scott Parady wood fired vase, California

Sold by Lacoste Gallery

 

 

 

1001vintage- elegant vase by German porcelain manufacturer Heinrich&Co.

Elegant Mid-Century vase by German porcelain manufacturer Heinrich & Co.

1001vintage-etsy

 

 

 

 

Akirio-Maeta multi faceted ceramic vessel pale blue

Akirio Maeta

 

 

 

Georges-Jouve-white sculptural lamp base and black sculpture

Ceramic sculptures by Georges Jouve

 

 

 

neutral tones decor @ aplaceformyhome.blogspot.com

 aplaceformyhome.blogspot.com

 

 

 

Tania Rollond Australian ceramics

Tania Rollond ceramic tray – 2012

 

 

Toshiko-Takaezu-ovoid ceramic vessel

Toshiko Takaezu

 

 

 

 

Arakawa-Toyozo-(1894--1985)---Plate

Arakawa Toyozo

 

 

 

Artist and photographer: Dietlind Wolf Set of green ceramic bowls

Pottery art and photography – Dietlind Wolf

 

 

 

Craw-glaze-vase in earth tones---sheffield-pottery

Craw glaze vase — Sheffield Pottery

 

 

 

Contemporary-Koro-Incense-Burner-by-Matsuzaki-Ken

Contemporary Koro Incense Burner by Matsuzaki Ken

 

 

 

Brother-Thomas pod vessel with crackle glaze

Brother Thomas

 

 

 

Caroline-Barbet handpainted ceramic vessel

Caroline Barbet

 

Craig-Underhill-contemporary-ceramic-vessel

Craig Underhill – contemporary ceramic vessel

 

 

 

South-Shore-Decorating-Blog lavender sofa, white room

South Shore Decorating

 

 

 

Diana-Thomas blue lidded ceramic vesse;

Diana Thomas

 

 

 

ceramic contemporary bust - Sarah Saunders

Sarah Saunders ceramics 2011

 

 

elephant-ceramics plate

Textured plate – Elephant Ceramics handmade by Michele Michael

 

 

 

Linda-Kliewer wood carved modernist shaped vessel

Linda Kliewer

 

 

Interior decor by Kelly Wearstler

Designer: Kelly Wearstler

 

 

 

 

contemporary-living-room---Maric-Homes

Neutral tones – Maric Homes, USA

 

 

Eric-Astoul--www.astouleric

Eric Astoul — ceramic sculptural vessels

www.astouleric.com

 

 

 

Georges-JOUVE55 lidded vessel, chanteuse

Georges Jouve, France

 

 

 

 

Gregory-Roberts---Lovegrass-III,-2005.-Sculpted-honeycomb-ceramics,-dye,-glaze,-multiple-firings

Lovegrass III’,  Gregory Roberts — Sculpted honeycomb ceramics, dye, glaze, multiple firings

2005

 

 

 

Gustavo_Perez_Vase 2005

Gustavo Perez Vase

2005

 

 

Hand-Built-Raku-Pottery-by-Vicki-Hardin

Vicki Hardin raku pottery

 

 

 

Shoko-Teruyama-Flower-Plate with eight sides

Flower Plate – Shoko Teruyama

 

 

 

Shannon-Garso ceramic bowl

Shannon Garso

 

 

 

Spike Sheryl Zacharia-ontemporary-ceramic-bust

‘Spike’ –Sheryl Zacharia

 

 

 

Takayuki-Sakiyama,-2009

‘Listening to the Waves’ (Chōtō) – Takayuki Sakiyama,

2009

 

 

 

porcelain with ceramic pencil and stains

 

‘Object 8’Tania Rollond – porcelain with ceramic pencil and stains

2014

 

 

 

Todd-Pletcher-etsy Wood-fired Bourbon Cup

Wood Fired Bourbon Cup – Todd Pletcher

 

 

 

 

Vases-by-KATHARINA-EISENKÖECK

Vase and footed bowl – Katharina Eisenkoeck

 

 

 

vessel-Michael-Hamlin

Michael Hamlin

 

 

 

 

Japanese Water-Jar,-Shigaraki,-16th-century

Lidded Water Jar, Shigaraki

16th century

 

 

Home-Designing Moroccan decor

Moroccan style decor

home-designing.com

 

 

 

 

Wheel-Thrown-Lidded-Jar-symmetricalpottery

Wheel Thrown Lidded Jar

Symmetrical Pottery – etsy

 

 

 

sylviane-perret French ceramic sculpture

Sylviane Perret, France

 

 

Malinda-Reich-Hand-thrown-in-San-Francisco

Malinda Reich, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

White-cup-on-foot-with-central-disc,-1974-Hans-Coper

Footed ceramic cup with central disc – Hans Coper

1974

 

 

 

WoodFired-Porcelain-Sake-Cup-(Guinomi)-or-Tea-Cup-etsy

WoodFired Porcelain Sake Cup – Jeff Brown

etsy – jeffbrownpottery

 

 

 

 

Wood-Fired-Tumbler-Beer-Cup-by-JohnMcCoyPottery-on-Etsy

Wood Fired Tumbler Beer Cup by John McCoy Pottery on Etsy

 

 

 

 

Castle-in-the-air-sm Maria-ten-Kortenaar

‘Castle in the air’ – Maria ten Kortenaar

 

 

 

 

Hans_de_Jong_ceramic_vase_with_Dutch_landscape_l970-80

Ceramic vase with Dutch landscape – Hans de Jong

l970-80

 

 

 

 

james-&-tilla-waters---cylindrical-form-2

‘Cylindrical form 2’ – James & Tilla Waters

 

 

 

Jean-Pol-Urbain ceramic pot

Jean Pol Urbain

 

 

 

Kako-Katsumi japan ceramics

Kako Katsumi

toku-art.seesaa.net

 

 

 

Lara-Scobie-pots

Lara Scobie contemporary vessels

 

 

 

 

Ken Matsuzaki, Japan wood fired vessel

Ken Matsuzaki, Japan

 

 

 

Large-and-Sculptural-Ceramic-Lamp-base-Signed-by-DaLo

Large and Sculptural Ceramic Lamp base by DaLo

 

 

 

Lidded-Jar,-ribbed-body,-waved-lid-with-ribbed-knob,-light-green-patina-with-terra-cotta-accents

Debbie Little pottery

 

 

 

Listening-to-Waves-vase,-Heisei-period-(1989–present),-2004-Sakiyama-Takayuki-(Japanese,-born-1958)

‘Listening to Waves’ vase – Sakiyama Takayuki

 

 

 

mayumi-yamashita---olive green ceramic vessel

Mayumi Yamashita

 

 

 

 

Michael Cleff sculptural form

Michael Cleff , Germany

Cowans Auctions

 

 

 

Michele-Fabbricatore trojan horse

Michele Fabbricatore, Italy

 

 

 

Monumental-vase,-c.-1980---Lucie-RieStoneware,-pitted-blue-and-white-flowing-glaze.21

Monumental stoneware, pitted blue and white fllowing glaze vase – Lucie Rie

1980 –  21 inches Height

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Morgan-peck-planter

Morgan Peck planter

 

 

 

Nancy-Selvin ceramic vase

Nancy Selvin

 

 

 

Oscar-Bucher-Pottery-PlaqueDavis-and-Taft1970's

Oscar Bucher – Modernist Pottery Wall Plaque – Davis and Taft

1970’s

 

 

 

Peter-Pincus--baluster vase

Peter Pincus

 

 

 

 

Pieter-Stockmans,-Pottery,-Ceramics,-Vessels

Pieter Stockmans

 

 

 

 

Pippin-Drysdale----pastel-tone-vessel

Pippin Drysdale, Australia

 

 

 

Planters by Popandscott-•-Instagram-

Planters – popandscott

Instgram

 

 

 

Massachusetts, contemporary home Katice Helinski's design

Katice Helinski design – contemporary home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

 

 

 

ROOKWOOD-Jewel-Porcelain-tall-bottle-shaped-vase-painted-by-Lorinda-Epply-with-blue-and-green-blossoms-under-thick-ivory-butterfat-glaze,-1928

Jewel Porcelain tall bottle-shaped vase painted by Lorinda Epply with blue and green blossoms under thick ivory butterfat glaze

Rockwood, 1928.

 

 

contemporary-living-room-design by NDA

Fresh House designed by NDA

 

 

 

Sarah-Perry---Fossil-Vessel

Fossil Vessel – Sarah Perry

 

 

 

Rentola-by-Ryoma-Eri,-Japan

‘Rentola’ by Ryoma Eri – Japan – This twin chair is purposefully shaped like a voluptuous seashell, enveloping the sitter in its sensuous curves

 

 

 

 

Shamai-Sam-Gibsh,Ceramic-Smoke-firing

Ovoid raku vase, parched landscape colours – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

 

 

Sandy-Kinzie vessel with textural surface decoration

Sandy Kinzie

 

 

 

Japanese Hiroshi-SAKAI---Mino-Ware---shino

Hiroshi Sakai

 

 

 

 

thrown_altered_handbuilt_stoneware_Matthew-Allison - landscape textures

Lidded pot – thrown, altered, handbuilt, stoneware by Matthew Allison

 

 

 

shio-kusaka-pottery vessel

Shio Kusaka, Japan

 
 
 
 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Posted March 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    This is a great collection of object showing form, line, and texture. Thanks for including my humble guinomi.

  2. Posted March 31, 2016 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I always like getting your selection of topic and ceramics , fun how you throw in other artworks in other mediums and interior design! Thanks for keeping up the good work
    Allison

  3. Mildred Herot
    Posted May 13, 2016 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    Most interesting. The oriental pottery was breathtaking.

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