This is how the statue at the top looked before it met its fate with a mallet. Marlene Dietrich, from the Hollywood film “The Song of Songs” 1933. The Art Deco polished clay statue was made by Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta , as a lifelike image of Marlene Dietrich. She modelled for the statue.
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Sky High – Tolla sculpture , Israel
( Cafmeyer Gallery )
Vintage Orange Crush ceramic juice dispenser
Alberto Gonzalez – ‘Khamsim Fire’
Conceptual modern architecture – Paul Roget
Bothy Vineyard – Cevre Mehmut
Fred Yokel – Wait For It
Mutka and chai cup making – fired with the original kiln – cowpats.
( adrianachristianson.blogspot )
Adolfo Cipriani sculptor
Michael Leunig cartoon
Shogo Ikeda – picture in a cup.
Swineside Ceramics Teapot
Gordon Baldwin, Britain
Kim Murton in studio
( Oregon Potters flickr )
Art Nouveau lady clock
Marrakech pottery wall, Morocco
Hanging and Waiting by Not Vital
Almine Rech Gallery
Leaf Cup and Saucer – Anya Stassenko and Glory Leontiev.
Sandy Pitcher Giraffe – Anne’s Pottery
Scot Cameron Bell,-Ceramic Artist
Donald De Lu
El Puratal – San Agustín Archaeological Park, Colombia
Sue Crossfield – Arbella
Jenni Ward contemporary ceramics
Mid Century USA TV lamp pink lady
( TVlamp.net )
Art Deco German Flapper Lady Bookends
Silver Kiln – tree forest lamp base
Fantoni Lion Figural Ceramic, Italy
Nada Vrbanic raku boat
Karen Ross clock – Scotland
Jan Jacque – sculptural ceramic lamp
‘Iguana on Face Jug’ – Mitchel Grafton
Buddhist Monastery—Sagaing Hill
” I am inspired by the use of texture in pottery, in textiles, and in the other arts. I have always found myself drawn to primitive cultures and arts, and much of that feeling is reflected in my pottery. I like to use found objects or everyday tools to create the texture—just as the ancient artists did. ” – Julie Sewell
Sue Crossfield Sea Serpent
Tea Party 3′ (2010) by porcelain sculptor Chris Antemann