Pottery Arts Feed – innovative simplicity

 

 

navajo-Native-American-women displaying their pottery

Navajo Native American Indian pottery wares

 

 

 

Loading the kiln with large garden pots on a trolly - Cretan-Terracotta Pottery

A busy morning on the wheel – Cretan Terracotta Pottery

 

 

Pottery simplicity manifested

 

The basic pottery form, created on a spinning wheel, is a statement of simplicity. The imminent curved lines, that take shape by the manipulation of a clay mass in motion, reacting to a centrifugal force, creates a graceful and balanced dynamic. The union of a malleable substance with a primary force of nature, being transmuted to a solid form with fire, is one of the purest primordial combinations, manifesting a subtle reassurance of the elements. Maybe that’s why simple pottery objects hold such an eternal appeal. Variations of the wheel thrown forms serve as a constant reminder of the survival and sustenance of mankind and the endurance and consistency of this ancient art.
Leonardo da Vinci claimed that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Christian Dior also recognized its value through the refinement of his designs and realizing that simplicity is from where true elegance must come. Computer science pioneer Edsger Wybe Dijkstra claimed ‘“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” The challenge is to maximize the style while keeping superfluous detail to a minimum. The Mingei potters of Japan were mindful of mastering an aesthetic of simplicity, utility and timeless beauty. This refined ideal is still evident today and has had a pervasive influence globally on many contemporary ceramics.
A potter generally begins with a form of simple elegance, which I believe contributes to the unfolding of its design, then adds more detail if needed, whether it be further glazing, hand painting, carving or incision. Furthermore, instinct, restraint and choice of materials all contribute to the captivating permutations that are possible.. The pottery pieces here all highlight the depth and breadth of design and innovative simplicity in the ongoing evolution of the clay arts.

 

 

tonala-mexican-folk-art legged bowl

Tonala Mexican folk art tri-legged bowl

 

 

 

Martin-Puryear simple abstract sculpture

‘Verge’ – Martin Puryear

 

 

jacques-innocenti-ceramic

Jacques  Innocenti ceramic pichet, Vallauris

Gallerie Riveria

 

 

Accolay ceramic planter with mid century face motif

Accolay tri legged ceramic planter, France

 

 

adero--willard_jar orange and brown-yellow floral

Adero Willard lidded jar

 

 

Jess Carter ceramic cups

Jess Carter

 

 

Akira-Satake footed sake cup

Akira Satake sake cup

 

 

 

pottery speckled vase Bob Deane

Bob Deane – spiral ribbed vase

 

 

 

Andre-Metthey ceramic vase with foliate bands

Andre Metthey

 

 

 

Alan-Foxley abstract sculptural vase

Alan Foxley

 

 

 

Boleslaw-Danikowski,-red Ceramic-Table-Lamp

Boleslaw Danikowski,  Red ceramic table lamp

 

 

 

Kay Stratford green ceramic shell vase

Ceramic Shell 1 vase – Kay Stratford

 

 

stone pool textured vase 1 by Anne Goldman

‘Stone Pool’  by Anne Goldman

 

 

 

Brenda-Holzke-porcelian flared cup

Flared porcelain  cup — Brenda Holzke

 

 

Caroline-Chevalier orange lidded jar

Caroline Chevalier

 

 

Penelope-Withers ribbed asymmetrical bottles

Penelope Withers ribbed asymmetrical ceramic bottles

 

 

Chantal-Césure--blue on white lidded jar

Chantal Césure – blue on white lidded jar

 

 

Baluster jar with flared rim by Chris Luther

Baluster vase – Chris Luther

Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Rd

 

 

 

Claude Conover-Tall-ceramic-bottle vessel,

”Toltec”  –  Claude Conover tall Mid Century ceramic vessel

 

 

Latex resist design bowl by Clyde Burt

Clyde Burt ceramic bowl with latex resist design

 

 

 

Morino-Taimei-rust-red glaze vase oval shape with flat sides

Morino Taimei, Japan

 

 

David Frith tall vase

Large bottle vase – David Frith, UK

13 inches height

 

 

Diny Timmers ceramic sculptural portal vessel

Diny Timmers ceramic sculptural vessel

 

 

Classic still life presented with ceramics by George Segal

‘Classic Still Life’ – George Segal

1990

Museum of Arts and Design, NY

 

 

Eileen-Goldenberg Ceramic-Sgraffito vase with white figure on black

Eileen Goldenberg Ceramic Sgraffito vase, tumbler

San Francisco

 

 

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann elegant art deco vase with pink floral design

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann Art Deco  vase

 

 

Eric Astoul -ceramic sculptural form

Eric Astoul

 

 

Ernst-Wahliss,-Wien-&-Turn-Teplitz ceramic dancer

Ernst Wahliss, Wien & Turn Teplitz ceramic dancer figurine

 

 

 

ceramic-white-sculpture-Nicholas-Lees

‘Exposition 3’ sculpture by Nicholas Lees

 

 

Navajo pottery vase with figure motif

Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery Vase  Ken and Irene White

 

 

FISCHER-Michèle carved pottery vase

Michèle Fischer footed sgraffito vase

 

 

 

Jasmina-Ajzenkol ceramic sculptural vessel - turquoise and ochre glaze

Jasmina Ajzenkol

 

 

 

black and white sgraffito platter by stoneware-GravesCo---etsy

‘Ladies Toasting’  – Large Serving Platter—Handmade sgraffito carved ceramic

stoneware-GravesCo—etsy

 

Henri-Laurens,-Tete-de-Femme sculpture female bust

Henri Laurens, – ‘Tete de Femme’Z sculpture

 

 

 

Isles-of-Scilly-Studio crab plate

Isles of Scilly Studio Pottery Crab Bowl Glazed Earthenware

 

 

jaque_barely set of wall plates with matching lamp base

 Barely Bowl Set – Jan Jacque -ceramic wall art

 

 

Jean-Mayadon-baluster-vase with green figures

Art Nouveau vase – Jean Mayodon

 

 

 

Remi Bonhert ceramic bottle vessel

Remi Bonhert

 

 

 

 

Glpb-vessel with white horses decoraion-Psolo-Stacciou

Globular luster glaze vessel with white horse motifs -Psolo Stacciou

 

 

Massive-Rhoda-Hepner-female torso Ceramic-Vessel

Massive female torso ceramic vessel – Rhoda Hepner

 

 

Stoppered ceramic bottle by Fantoni

Mid Century ceramic decanter with stopper – Marcello Fantoni

 

 

 

Koroit opal from queensland

Koroit Opal – Queensland

 

 

Paul-Louis-Mergier-ovoid-vase

Paul Louis Mergier ovoid vase – copper, silver and brass

 

 

 

Homer Brown Wassi Art African Lady vase

 African Lady vase – Homer Brown Wassi Art

 

 

 

Pre-Columbian-Colima-Seated-Terracotta Figure

Pre Columbian Colima seated terracotta figure

 

 

 

Gareth-Mason-porcelain-abstract vase

‘Pressure Ridge’ – Gareth Mason

 

 

Richard-Zane-Smith---‘Edge-and-Flow’ vessel with dynamic line decorations

‘Edge and Flow’  – Richard Zane Smith

 

 

 

Spherical-vase with abstract geometric pattern with frosted and clear glass

Boris Lacroix,  Spherical Art Deco vase with frosted and clear glass in an abstract cubist pattern

 

 

Richard Zane Smith—Blue Rain Gallery—Santa Fe

 

 

Seaman's-Bank-for-Savings-1940s-McCoy

Ceramic Seaman’s Bank for Savings

1940s McCoy

 

 

 

Sander Wassink and Olivier Van Herpt adaptive manufacture vessel

Sander Wassink and Olivier Van Herpt – textured vessel created with adaptive manufacturing

 

 

 

William-Marshall ceramics

William Marshall -glazed  ceramic bottle

 

 

The-Guitar-Henri-Laurens cubist sculpture- blue, white and brown

‘The Guitar’ – Henri Laurens

 

 

 

Sharon Stelter abstract ceramic Zebra sculpture

Sharon Stelter  ‘Zebra’ 

 

 

Joan Miro ceramic vase

Joan Miro

Kirsten-Holm charcoal ceramic vessel

Kirsten Holm

 

 

melanie-ferguson ceramic sculpture vessel

Melanie Ferguson

 

Shamai Sam Gibsh Sttoneware Terra Sigillata

Shamai Sam Gibsh  – ‘Bodyblaze #22’

Stoneware Terra Sigillata and lustres

 

 

Designed-Tripod-Vase----Charles-Smith - sgraffito decoration

Tripod, sgraffito vase – Charles Smith

 

 

 

ceramic vessel Gail Nichols

Gail Nichols

 

 

 

Harrison-McIntosh-Pedestal-Bowl

Pedestal bowl – Harrison McIntosh, California

 

 

 

Roger-Guerin tall elegant fotted baluster polychrome vase

‘Grand vase amphore’ – Roger Guerin

 

Hiroyuki-Wakimoto-ceramic-lidded-vessel

Hiroyuki Wakimoto Toubako

 

 

Jim-Malone-Pottery bottle vessel with white slip and red botanical decoration

Bottle Vase Hakeme – Jim Malone

Hakeme slip glaze with iron oxide brushed botanical pattern

 

 

Leora-Brecher white ceramic asymmetrical spiral sculpture

Leora Brecher asymmetrical spiral sculpture

Thomas-Hoadley-used-the-Japanese-technique-of-nerikomi-to-create-the-delicate-lines-of-color-in-this----vessel

Thomas Hoadley used the Japanese technique of nerikomi to create the delicate lines of color in this vessel.

 

 

Pair-of-ceramic-vases-with-a-rounded-barrel-in-the-lower-part-of-pedestal-ring,-flat

 

Lustre glaze pedestal vases – Jean Mayodon

 

 

 

HUGE-Cantagalli-Italian-Faience-Majolica-Winged-Figures-Art-Pottery-..

Huge Cantagalli Italian Faience Majolica Winged Figure handles vase

 

 

Emanuel Maldonado

 The Museum of International Ceramic Art – Grimmerhus in Middelfart, Denmark

 

 

 

eric-knoche-ceramic-art

Eric Knoche

 

 

 

Red front preggy vase - Amy Sanders

Red front preggy vase – Amy Sanders

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. David & Jannie Spain
    Posted March 10, 2017 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    I covet every single one of these works. OMG. I want to hug and kiss each one. What a TERRIFIC array !!

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