Ceramics, sculptures and visual art – from antiquity to contemporary


‘Peace. love and calmness within’  sculpture by Kay Singla



Vincent Schoepfer ceramics

Vincent Schoepfer terracotta vessel



Expressive Decorative  Rythyms in ceramic art



Creekside Pottery---

Creekside Pottery



Art quotes, quirks and conquering clay


Hollow Mountain dragon – The Grampians





Shambhala Gardens Crystal Castle


amethyst crystal guardians

Amethyst crystal guardians




Angels and Doves in the arts


Valentina Pisarevskaya – 2012




Muse and creator – Lydia Corbett


Picasso and Sylvette




Goblet or chalice vessel with French Armagnac eggnog


Glass Goblet



Lava glaze eruption at Mid Century



The Lava glaze ceramics of the 60’s were an extension of the Bauhaus design concept of creating affordable decorative arts for mass consumption during the middle of the 20th century. The manufacturing process was simplified with the use of pottery casting molds and the application of a diverse array of imaginative glazes by the enamelers and glaze technicians.



Compelling clay shapes collection



Chris Gustin




Art Deco Femme Du Monde






Mid Century aesthetic – atomic, minimal, kitsch, space-age


Bottle vase - Bodo Mans

Vintage bottle vase by Bodo Mans



3 contemporary female ceramicists – Britain


Sophie Cook-British contempporary ceramics

Sophie Cook



Ingrid_Saag 2011-Mango Pickers vase

Ingrid Saag —  Mango Pickers 



Vivienne-Foley-pair-of-vases black and white

Vivienne Foley



Azure allure along the Silk Road


twin handled vase from Middle East



Silk road inspired ceramic vase

San Polo Venice vase



Pots and planters from medium to huge


Still Life with Jars, Fruits and Cherry Blossom by Felicity Aylieff -2012

‘Still Life with Jars, Fruits and Cherry Blossom‘ by Felicity Aylieff



Sergey Karlov –  Siberian stone mosaics



‘Detachement’  Stone mosaic by Sergey Karlov




Chilean escultura ceramica – Pascale Lehmann


Ceramic sculpture – Pascaale Lehmann




Shamanic sculpture vision




Gusto mache mucho papier figures


Guardian Angel paper mache gusto

‘Guardian Angel– Mauricio Perez



Fragrance atomisers, incense burners



night light fragrance burner

‘Argilor’ incense burner, night light



Evolving ceramic arts


T.A.C Colenbrander vase, Netherlands, 1921



Symphony of dreaming visuals



Elena Markova – Crescent moon dreaming


Alice Federico’s pottery whimsy


Tall, footed ceramic vase with ribbon handles – Alice Federico

17.5 inches tall, footed ceramic vase with ribbon handles – Alice Federico



Abstract motifs in ceramic design



Alexander-Archipenko-Seated-Figure-1938 ceramic sculpture

Alexander Archipenko – ‘Seated Figure’, 1938



Ceramic perspectives of Barocco 


Spatial illusions of  Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard


Ceramic globular vase by Barocco — Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Ceramic globular vase by ‘Barocco’ — Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard



Fundamental Feng Shui and decor features



Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie,

Hunan Province, China via Jone



Cruising thru the Clayniverse





Inverloch Mermaid


Klaipeda,mermaid sculpture Lithuania-on-Baltic-Sea

Klaipeda mermaid sculpture




The Kangaroo Valley sculpture and arts biennial


kangaroo-valley-art-festival-2015 mountain sculpture

‘Orb’ by David Ball

Kangaroo valley art festival



Modern ceramic relics – Nicolette Johnson


Nicolette Johnson-black glaze pitcher with long handle




South Africa creative pottery



South African ceramic vase by Lucinda Mudge

‘The beat of my heart’ yellow vase  – Lucinda Mudge



Ikebana vision of transcendence



Shoka shimputai ikebana – Lusy Wahyudi



Modernist glass arts – Sweden


Peter Hermansson glass art

Peter Hermansson



 Fortuny Palazzo Museum


Portrait OF A Muse Fortuny-Palazzo-Museum-

‘Portrait of a muse’  painting by Mariano Fortuny, 1935

Portrait of Henriette Fortuny in Pompeian costume with a Delphos dress and Knossos scarf designed by Mariano Fortuny, printed with geometric, asymmetrical patterns and motifs inspired by Cycladic art



Calming ceramic vessels – greens, white, black


Aoki Ryota



Venice contemporary and modern art



Headless Diablo with bowl – Damien Hirst

Venice-art-Biennale – 2017



Indigenous ethnic potteries – Maghreb and Central America


Tunisian geometric design ceramic vase

Nabeul, Tunisia – 1930’s



Africa Shona sculpture


Ocean-Wave-by-Authur-Manyengedzo - carved stone sculpture

Ocean Wave by Authur Manyengedzo



Mid-century modern interior decor design


Italian Mid Century ceramic pitcher – Fratelli Fanciullacci

Italian Mid Century pitcher – Fratelli Fanciullacci



Indigenous Australian arts compilation



Star-Ark---Arone-Meeks black and white Australian aboriginal art

‘Star Ark’ — Arone Meeks



Japanese tea cups, yunomi and guinomi



Takuma-Murakoshi-Tea cup

Takuma Murakoshi tea cup




Sculptural Teapot Tempest


Tea here now – one pot, infinite flavors

If you have one teapot
And can brew your tea in it
That will do quite well.
How much does he lack himself
Who needs to have more things?
~Sen no Rikyū



Fuller Craft Museum–Image by Mryipyop via flickr



Blue-and-Yellow-Running-Man ceramic teapot sculpture---Tony-Bennett

‘Blue and Yellow Running Man’  teapot — Tony Bennett



The Art of ‘ism’s



Theodore-Deck-Iznik-inspired-vessel lustre glaze

Theodore Deck


Art Deco in the movies


Faye Ray, 1935



Dolores-Del-Rio - face of art deco

Dolores Del Rio – known as the face of art deco




Garden fountains sojourn



Moscow fountain



African tribal pottery styles


Selection of different tribal clay pottery

Selection of vintage tribal pottery in Burkina Faso


Danielle Adjoubel lustreware revival


 Danielle Adjoubel



Pottery destination Southern France – Le Don du Fel


Le-Don-Du Fel-Gallery-Studio France

Le Don Du Fel Gallery/Studio



Rooster, peacock, phoenix – new dawn rising


There are numerous legends associated with the The Camino de Santiago, also known as the pilgrim’s “Way of Saint James”, involving the portents of rooster resurrection and crowing to prove a man’s innocence.


Tibetan Phoenix


Edgy clay art



Laura Jean McLaughlin — ‘Down to the River’



Israeli potter sculpture


Inna-Olshansky--Israeli-sculptor horse

Inna Olshansky



Shamai-Sam-Gibsh wood fired vase

 Shamai Sam Gibsh




Mother and Child sculptures



Gustav-Adolf-Mossa---Oak-relief Mary and Jesus

Gustav Adolf Mossa—Oak relief



Perusing the poster arts





Exploring light on the Full Moon


Moon over bridge - Photo by Birgitta Sjostedt - flickr

Moon over bridge – Photo by Birgitta Sjostedt – flickr




Steven Forbes deSoule – Raku with lush hues



‘Space Rock Monolith’raku sculpture – Steven Forbes

‘Space Rock Monolith’ – Steven Forbes




Diversity of clay designs – South Africa





Dream Box ‘spring-celebration’ by Catherine Brennon.



Fashion and Clay – Belgium, USA


HrVi-Ceramic-pendant-'-VENUS-' with model




Roger Capron – vivacious Vallauris ceramics



raku lady in baggy red pants hopping by Roger Capron

‘Hopping’ – Roger Capron



Contemporary sculptural busts



figurative sculpture bust of a woman

Marnie Gable



Gil Bruvel – ‘Flowing’


Futuristic utopian fashion innovations


outfit by japanese designer Yojira Kake

Yojiro Kake Design for The Creatures Factory



Encounter with a mystical spider


Goyin-Silveira spider motif olla vessel

Spider motif olla – Goyin Silveira



Contemporary clayartist concepts



Accretion jungle of vessels – Haas Brothers

Haas Brothers


Andrea & John Gill – decorative ceramic art







Aussie sculptural landscape


‘Returning to Whole’ – Astra Parker



The ceramic recreations of Munemi Yorigami




 Munemi Yorigami contemporary ceramic sculpture

Munemi Yorigami – fragmented sculptures




Elegant Design Nuance of Art Nouveau






Art of the Buddha:




Fairy cave temple, Keelung



Shino Glaze Diversity – Adam Whatley





Gilded cosmic gyrations of Lina Viktor



Golden disks, orbs and triangles arranged with an array of sacred precision, iconography and Egyptian art deco geometries, boldly infused with electric blues, white and black to conjure a transcendent whole.



Street Cred Visuals


photographer-rui-palha portugal A woman alks past a large billboard of two women with afro hairstyles

Photographer Rui Palha, Portugal




Mixed Media Ceramic – 2D and 3D



Catherine White



Nancy Selvin




Intriguing Artifacts of the Ancients



Apollo carrying his kithara holds a phiale (flat cup) for Nike (Victory) to pour a libation into with an omphalos (sacred navel) in between.





Interior Design deliberations




Clays enlightened – contemporary, quirky, surreal


Joe-Lawrence Two ceramic fisherman busts

Joe Lawrence


Japanese Geisha’s tradition in art







Russell Ackerman Lancaster potter



‘Echo Of Deco’ – art deco inspired vase



Daily Pottery Art Feed extended



Regular pottery updates



Amazing Octopus Art



Scott Musgrove Octolamp




Afrocentric Artistry





Cats and Dogs



Wirehair Fox Terrier Statue



Sixties quest for the elusive eden







Intriguing Clayart Oddities and Obscuria’s



Ceramic-sculpture - Circus performer riding a monocycle by Hermien Buytendijk

Circus performer – Hermien Buytendijk

‘Obscurio’ is a term I use for pieces that arouse curiosity but have their meaning obscured, either by vague, incongruous visuals, lack of information in the title or deliberate concealment.



Flight Of Bunjil



Mosaic sundial, Torquay



Ceramics – subdued palette, matt surface


KEN-EASTMAN--contemporary folded clay sculpture

Ken Eastman



Sculptures Of Abstraction



Alexander Archipenko,  ‘Architectural Figure’



Portuguese Azulejos Art Grandeur


Painel-de-Azulejos---Leça-do-Balio - blue and white tiles with garden scene framed by columns




Mural street art


Pixel-Pancho street mural - emerald green and yellow robot figure wall mural art

Pixel Pancho




Contemporary art plates and platters


David-Nelson---Black-and-White-Charger - abstract motifs in white on a black plate

‘Black and White Charger #1’  – David Nelson



Fun sculptures of the playground


Dancers-in-Hradec-Kralove - playground dancer structures in mixed primary colours




Inspired Decor Dynamics


SICIS-Milan-showroom with long mushroom pink sofa and large ceramic mural mosaic


Art Deco Dandy



‘L’Aviation’  – Frederic Focht



Aficionado coffee sets design





Awesome Horses In The Arts


Ancient-Chinese horse head in terracotta




Contemplating Zen floral design


Infinite ikebana - ecoledupaysage.com

Infinite Ikebana



Eternal Spring



Edouard Cazaux



Modern Italian Mosaics Design – SICIS


sicis-lif-essence-2013-Private House Doha Qatar




Mystical gardens and sculptures tour


Australia-Contemporary-Garden - modern stone slab sculptures

Australia Contemporary Garden



Aboriginal clay sculpture - Ricketts Sanctuary - photo by Chris-Wang

William Ricketts Sanctuary


Ceramic Narratives



Gerardo Monterrubio – 2014


Sally Hook – bush ceramics


Highness-Sally-Hook-white porcelain bust

Highness – Sally Hook



Mosaic Sculptural Art



Ship-of-Fools-by-Deborah-Halpern---mosaic sculpture Sydney Sculpture by the Sea

‘Ship of Fools’ by Deborah Halpern






The Doctor visits Vincent






Balombini and Bollini – mixed media arts



Woman in Window – Juliana Bollini



A teapot charm offensive



Natasha-Dikareva – ‘Between East and West’



 Dhokra Tribal Art

Dhokra tribal Art



Roelna Louw sculptures



Roelna Louw sculptures



Modernist marvels from the Mid-Century


André-Aleth-Masson Mid Century modernist abstract sculpture

André Aleth Masson, France



Venice Art Edge, USA


"Inner Universe" by Skount - Part-of-“Identity-disorder”-series-exhibed-at-C.A V E gallery

“Inner Universe”  – Skount (Spain)

C.A.V.E Gallery  Venice, CA



 Exotic Egyptian Art Deco




Art Deco dancers figurine – Marc Guillard, Paris



Art – contemporary OZ


ibis-in-flight--Kate Elsey contemporary painting of flying Ibis birds


‘Ibis In Flight’ — Kate Elsey



Relief Art Egypt






Lalique – French sublime design


Entering the elegant world of Rene Lalique can be spellbinding and it’s easy to be off with the fairies, sirens and nymphs in a forest of serpents, dragonflies, ravens, swans, bats, gazelles, butterflies and other exotic creatures from the Nouveau repertoire.






Pottery resurrection Mata Ortiz



Goyin Silveira — ‘Tarantula Olla’




Roberto Olivas Sgraffito Olla


Gardens with sculpture


Henry-Moore'The-Goslar-Warrior'-(1975)-Abstract Sculpture-Goslar---Germany

‘The Goslar Warrior’ – Henry Moore



Futurist Fervor


Unleashing the futurist dynamic:




‘Perspectives in Flight´– Futurist Fedele Azari



Slender-vase-with-handles-Series-F-1937 Nicolaj-Diulgheroff-for-Tullio-Mazzotti--of-Albisola

Mazzotti vase




French Designer Jean Dunand



Jean-Dunand---lacquered-panel-from-'La-Chasse' of a bare chested man shooting an arrow

Jean Dunand—lacquered panel from ‘La Chasse’


Contemporary sculptures from Greece


The contemporary art of three Greek  sculptors – Theodore Papayannis, Yiannis Nanouris and Yannis Koutsouradis.


Theodore-Papagianni modernist sculpture of a couple together

Theodore Papagianni



Hideaki Miyamura


Creating a new glaze has been a lifelong passion for Hideaki Miyamura, his newest glaze being a ‘crystalescent’ yohen.


Hideaki-Miyamura--reddish brown glaze bottle


 Sculptural Couture




‘Convo’ Rescue  interior decorating





 Circus Performance in the Arts


Tiffany and Co-NY-Silver and enamel acrobat figures


Contemporary Clay In Santa Fe


Native American Sculpture - Kokopelli-Tammy Garcia

‘Kokopelli’ – Tammy Garcia


Street Sculpture


Andy-Scott,-Lifeline -photo- fjstuart.blogspot

‘Lifeline’  by Andy Scott



Ceramic Wine Pots


Georgian Kvevri wine pots

Qvevri wine pots from Georgia


Dragons In The Arts





Josephine Baker Captivates the Jazz Age


Edouard Cazaux spherical ceramic Jazz Age vessel in gold-white and grey

Edouard Cazaux Jazz Age vase


AMOCA – American Museum of Ceramic Art – 10th Anniversary



Mid Century sculpture – 1959


Public Sculptures – Canberra Australia

Pierre-de-Wiessant-from-the-burghers-of-Calais-by-Auguste-Rodin-Sculpture-Garden-National-Gallery-of-Australia-CanberraAuguste Rodin sculpture in Canberra



Czech, Bohemia Clayarts


Czechoslavakia is blessed with a fascinating history of ceramic design which developed rapidly after the introduction of porcelain in the 1790’s.

Royal-Dux-figure-37cm Art Deco lady in a black gown walking two white greyhounds

Pottery Raku Rapture


The originator of raku in Japan was Sasaki Chojiro, who first produced raku pieces for the Japanese tea ceremony in the 16th century. He learnt the technique from his father Ameya, who was trained in the Ming Dynasty Sencai pottery tradition and was brought to Kyoto, Japan from China.

shaun-hall-raku vessel with asymmetrical shape


Unique Clayart

Alberto-Giacometti highly textured clay head


Sea Sculptures

Transfiguration Screw IX

Transfiguration Screw IX   by Mitsuo Takeuchi


Egyptian Revival Art 

Egyptian Revival mantle clock


The Roman rule of Egypt from 30 BC to 395 AD led to Roman decorations incorporating Egyptian motifs and an increased interest in Egyptian culture. During the Italian Renaissance “Egyptomania” resurfaced.. read more


Pottery Arts – The Masters

Celebrating the potters and pottery companies that have been recognized for their contribution to the ceramic arts with their unique designs, innovations and classic creations and their influence in introducing new styles and movements in the field of ceramics.




Ceramics Moderno – Marcello Fantoni


Many Mid-Century collectors covet a Marcello Fantoni piece for their flair and originality. Fantoni’s ceramic designs came to embody the timeless appeal of classic and traditional Italian pottery merged with challenging modernist and progressive movements.  Read More


Stream of white

Reptile vas -by Stig Lindberg

It’s a potters world



Elephant Ceramics — Michele Michael



 7 Koans, 30 unknown artists


Koan :  Once a division of the Japanese army was engaged in a sham battle, and some of the officers found it necessary to make their headquarters in Gasan’s temple. Gasan told his cook: “Let the officers have only the same simple fare we eat.” This made the army men angry, as they were used to very deferential treatment. One came to Gasan and said: “Who do you think we are? We are soldiers, sacrificing our lives for our country. Why don’t you treat us accordingly?” Gasan answered sternly: “Who do you think we are? We are soldiers of humanity, aiming to save all sentient beings.”

Tripod Bowl with Parrot Feet-457x357


Figurines Of Intrigue

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The Okinawan Clayart Bio Chi



The Okinawan’s believe they are teenagers up to the age of 50, which is probably the most distinctive quality in their mindset compared to the West.









Ukrainian painted porcelain sculptures  :
Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev

Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev hand painted porcelain owl


 Egyptian pottery :


Lourve Egyptian Pots




The ancient Egyptians were gifted artisans and pottery was an art where they excelled. Egypt in the pre dynastic period produced pottery of very high quality From 3000BC on their pottery was decorated with   depictions of animals, humans, boats and various  other patterns and symbols. Two main veins of  pottery existed during this period,  pottery from Nile clay ( red/brown after firing ) and pottery from marl clay ( usually polished to give a lustrous look ).




The bowl in the top right corner of this page was created and photographed by ceramicist/photographer Philippe Buraud  at la porte du soleil