Monthly Archives: March 2016

Cats and dogs – figurines, art and photos

 

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Vintage mexican style kitten

Paston – etsy

 

Feline and canine diversity

 

Both the dog and cat species have evolved to have a bunch of  fascinating breeds and appearances. In the Chinese Zodiac, the dog is born under the sign of loyalty and there is no question about this deep trait, while the cat is born under the influence of feminine luck and mystique.  Anubis in Egyptian mysticism was a dog who was a protector in the underworld and a guide for souls. In ancient Egypt, the cat was revered as a hunter and they were also worshiped as gods and goddesses. The cat was represented as Bastet in Southern Egypt and as Sekhmet (lion Goddess) in Northern Egypt. Other evidence exists going back 9000 years in Cyprus that cats were buried with their owners which pre-dates large scale cultivation of crops, so their domestication wasn’t purely for protecting food storage but had more sacred motives.
The domestication of cats in Egypt goes back 4000 years where the ancient Egyptians used them to control vermin and other pests in their grain stores. The cat figured prominently in pre-Columbian civilizations as a anthropomorphic Jaguar deity and was the totem (spiritual animal) of the shamans. The lion became a symbol of power in both Africa and the Middle East. Big cats were kept by rulers as a symbol of their authority and status. Due to the usefulness of dogs in hunting animals, they were domesticated earlier than the cat.
Early dwellings in old England had thatched  hay roofs on their houses which were sometimes dug into hillsides and the cats and dogs would sleep on the roof. When it rained, the roofs got slippery and the cats and dogs would slide off of the roofs or fall inside. Thus the expression “Raining Cats and Dogs”.  Also in Norse Mythology, cats were connected to the wind and dogs to the rain, so wet weather was also known as ‘Raining Cat and Dogs’
Due the the innate ability of both dogs and cats to attract a lot of devotion from their owners, they have featured prominently in the decorative and ornamental arts.

 

 

 

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Mid Century Blue Poodle Decorative Statue, Made in Japan

KikisAntiqueEmporium

 

 

 

Cat-at-the-fountain

Cat drinking from fountain

photobucket

 

 

 

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Cast Stone Bichon Frise Dog Statue

springhillstudio

 

 

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Carol Gentithes

Flickr -Mad Dog

 

 

 

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Ceramic Boxer Dog Statue- 80’s

OneMoeTimeVintage – etsy

 

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Sleeping Lexie the Sharpei

 

 

 

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Blue And White Porcelain Chinese guardian Foo Dog

junkdreamz2014 – ebay

 

 

Mosaic body Bixby-Dalmatian-Dog-Sculpture by Suzanne Noll

Bixby Dalmatian Dog Sculpture by Suzanne Noll

 

 

 

Laura-Barbosa---Celestial-Cat

‘Celestial Cat’ – Laura Barbosa ….

– ‘this is a celebration of the feline both in fantasy and reality. Cats are very spiritual beings and can be associated with the celestial realm.’

EBSQArt

 

 

 

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‘White Cats’ by Dan Casado

 

 

 

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‘Biking the Bloomin’ Desert’ by Connie Townsend

 

 

 

Anneliese Beckh for 'Georg Schmider' in Zell-Harmersbach, Germany.

 

Cat vase, designed in the 50’s by Anneliese Beckh for ”Georg Schmider” in Zell/ Harmersbach, Germany

 

 

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 Glazed Ceramic cat planter and vase by André Aleth-Masson

France c1970.

 

 

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Leopard from Safarious – African Safari sculptures by Nick Mackman

 

 

 

 

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Porcelain red pickup truck with dog – Laura Wilensky

 Kingston, NY

 

 

 

 

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Abstract cat sculpture – Lajky, Cz

 

 

 

 

Mini-Shi-Tzu-Dog-Statue

Shi Tzu garden statue

Spring Hill Studio – etsy

 

 

 

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Tabby cat ceramic decorated with figured tenmoku glaze to represent fur by Charles Vyse

 

 

 

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Italian ceramic cat – 50’s

Vrail Vintage

 

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Black cat in attic

Shelterness

 

 

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English Bulldog pup –  ‘Wake me when we get home’

 

 

 

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‘Outta my space’

 

 

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Vintage porcelain Wirehair Fox Terrier Statue

sweettweets – etsy

 

 

 

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Sitting Dalmatian Figurine Statue – Made in Japan

tomsbasement – etsy

 

 

 

Dogs in the garden

‘New dog on the block’

 

 

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‘Did you hear that?’

Pair of Hand Painted White Terriers Ceramic Dogs With Floral Transferware

TheHilltopShop – etsy

 

 

 

Pickles-the-Pup-Ceramic-Dog-Sculpture by Suzanne Noll

‘Pickles the Pup’ Ceramic Dog Sculpture made of red earthenware and various glazes Suzanne Noll

 

 

 

Silver dapple dachshund puppy dog

Silver dapple dachshund pup

Reddit / SheCaresTooMuch

 

 

Pickles the Pup Ceramic Dog Sculpture

‘Woof 9’ by Roelna

 

 

 

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‘Fragrance of the street’ –  Lisbon, Portugal

photo by Ru Palha

2007

 

 

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Large concrete Scottish Terrier garden statue – Spring Hill Studio

 

 

 

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‘The Guardians’ – Art Deco lady with dogs figurine, 1930

1930.fr

 

 

 

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This man came to visit his pet tiger after he had been released into the wild. The tiger ran to greet him with huge hugs and even introduced him to his mate.

 

 

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Ostinelli and Priest

 

 

 

 

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Mid Century Staffordshire dogs

 

 

 

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Nick Mackman

 

 

Airdale-dog figure - Joanne-Cooke

‘Airdale’ – Joanne Cooke

 

 

 

 

Nathalie-Lete floral print puppy figurine

Nathalie Lete

 

 

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Model in tweed coat and hat by Balenciaga  with her dog

Photo by Louise Dahl Wolfe  Harper s Bazaar  Paris  1955

 

 

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 ‘Portrait Of A Cat’  – Mitchell Grafton @ Grafton Pottery

 

 

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Dachshund dog  – Veronica Art

Fler CZ

 

 

 

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‘Kitten Winter’ sculpture by the kitten

 

 

 

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Cat figurine by De Rosa Collections Uruguay

depoezenshop

 

 

 

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Jen Robinson

 

 

 

David-Burnham-Smith abstract pattern polychrome cat sculpture

David Burnham Smith

 

 

 

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Ceramic kitten by Dia De Los Muertos Decor on Wanelo

 

 

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‘Flash is Home! ‘ — Nick Mackman Animal Sculpture

 

 

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 Hand Painted Porcelain Victorian Lady with Dog Sculpture by Guido Cacciapuoti

Italy

 

 

 

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‘I believe I can fly’ 

via hamusoku

 

 

 

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‘Prowling Cat’ – Tatsuo Suzuki

 

 

 

Jess Quinn cat couple figurine

Jess Quinn

 

 

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Kitten and cat statue – 1952

 

 

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Nolan Windholtz -raku cat

Roundtreepottery

 

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Sleeping dog – Annie Peaker, UK

 

 

 

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Sleeping gray tabby cat figurine by Felicia Nilson

 

 

 

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Pair of poodle figurines – Goebels

 

 

 

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Spotted poodle – Darryl Dean Antiques, 1st Dibs

 

 

 

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‘ Poodle’  – Jeff Koons

 

 

Bert

Bert the charmer

 

 

 

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Chris de Aboitiz rides a wave with his dogs Rama and Millie off Palm Beach

 

 

 

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French Faience ‘Desvres’ Cat circa 1910

 

 

 

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Guido Cacciapuoti Righetto Spaniel Dog

 

 

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Black Cat teapot – April Gadler

 

 

 

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Hound dog carved from tree

 

 

 

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‘Dachshund Face Clock’ – Suzanne Noll

 

 

 

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‘Flying Cat’ – Joe Lawrence

 

 

 

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Pair of ceramic dogs

bringthenoise – etsy

 

 

 

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Stina with cat – Lisa Larson

 

 

 

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Susan Thumm

 

 

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Patrick Villas

Patrick Villas is a contemporary Belgian born sculptor who is currently working in France. He studied drawing and painting at the School of Fine Arts of Antwerp. He is a self-taught sculptor, spending hours at the Antwerp Zoo watching the cats.

 

 

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Cheshire Mosaic Cat – Cat Shoppe – Toorak, Melbourne

 

 

 

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Modernist Cat – Hinz Hooked Wall Rug

 

 

Petunia likes praying in trees

Photo Seth Casteel

 

 

 

Myklebust stainless steel abstract cat sculpture

Myklebust Mid Century stainless steel abstract cat sculpture

 

 

 

 

Cats templates for decoration

Solountip.com

 

 

mid century porcelain cat by C.Mielow

White porcelain cat – C.Mielow

 
 
 
 
 

 

NEXT POST – Afrocentric Artistry

 

Sixties quest for the elusive Eden

 

 

Art from the 60’s

 

 

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Ceramic bottle figure – Valentine and Andrée Schlegel Vilar

1960

 

 

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Mid Century style painting – Tim Biskup – ‘Vision 1′

 

 

 

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Mid Century Madoura Owl Platter – Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

 

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Emaux des Glaciers lava glaze jug- Cyclope Pottery

Annecy, 60’s

 

 

Emergence of the remarkable 60’s decade

 

The collective awakening of a desire for a higher consciouses arrived in the Sixties and resulted in a wildly ambitious decade. The Beatles led the charge for universal love and saturated the airwaves, provoking a symbiosis that was going to hug worldly predation into submission. Exotic stimulants and Eastern techniques to expand consciousness were busting the conservative shackles, prying open dormant corners that were primed to release an idealistic vision. New Age was the rage where organics, vegetarianism and yoga were among the many shifts in lifestyle habits. Nirvana banana smoothies were a popular dietary supplement and love beads were adorned along with all kinds of Eastern jewellry decoration. The newly created Rolling Stone magazine was gushing lyrical over all the new music styles while Robert Crumb was zapping the counter culture world with his incisive, larger, then life interpretation of the liberated hippie life in his comics. The spread of environmentalism was greatly influenced by the 60‘s back-to-nature movement, which arose from both a hippie rejection of consumerism, materialism and corporate greed.

 

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Large Mid-century  German fat lava floor vase

Sixties

 

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Bob Dylan

Music pushed the agenda  …..  ‘it’s very faraway, takes about half a day, if you travel by dragonfly’ – Hendrix lyrics that typified the ideal that it was going to be a trippy utopia filled with universal peace. Dylan’s ‘Times are a Changin’‘ was sowing the seeds of the message in 1964 to nourish the growth of the protest movement. Joni Mitchell was spreading a soul searching mix of innocence and vulnerability, ‘We are stardust, We are golden, And we’ve got to get ourselves, Back to the garden’. Free spirit abandon was being inspired from a myriad of musical forces. Ravi Shankar’s ragas introduced frantic tabla rhythms and mysterious worlds while John Mclaughlin and Miles Davis pushed the boundaries of contemporary jazz with their innovative fusions.

During the 1960’s the world was in the grip of far reaching political and social upheavals.The literature from Hunter S Thompson and Carlos Castanada captured the political and cosmic challenges respectively while being pervaded with mind expanding journeys of chaos and awe. In the art world, design was also being expanded into more adventurous modernist styles with the sculptures of Roger Capron and Peter Voulkos, architecture of le Corbusier, mass produced modernism of the furniture designs of Ray Eames and the ceramics of Marcello Fantoni and Guido Gambone.
The emergence of a collective belief in the potential of a universal consciousness was on a scale that was unprecedented and even though the summer of idealistic love dispersed once the fragrant haze of smoke had dissolved, fashion, music and art had undergone a remarkable upheaval.

 

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White peace dove vase – Robert and Jean Cloutier, 1960’s

 

 

Ines-Hassenberg-(Germany) cylinder ovoid vase

Christof Ines

 

 

 

Tim-Biskup modernist art

Tim Biskup Mid -Century inspired painting

 

 

 

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Piesche and Reif mid century vases

1960’s

 

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‘Gossiping Ladies’ cubist figurine – Marcello Fantoni

Modernamada.com

 

 

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Hand blown art glass vase – Audrey Handler

1973

 

 

 

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Stig Lindberg

60’s

Object LA

 

 

 

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Large mosaic Buddha – Niki de Phalle Saint

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

 

 

 

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Oiseau ‘Bird’ sculpture – Georges Jouve

Mid-Century

 

 

 

 

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Vallauris drip glaze vessel

60’s

 

 

 

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Geometric pattern vase – Hans Theo Baumann for Rosenthal

1960

 

 

Carlton-Ball abstract triple vase

Three lobed, three necked, coil built vase – F.Carlton Ball

1965

 

 

 

Guido Gambone,-Italy ceramic abstract figurine

Guido Gambone, Italy

60’s

 

 

 

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Carl Gray Witkop – horsehair meditation vase

 

 

 

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VW combi van teapot

 

 

 

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Mid century lava glaze vase with decorative piping

 

 

 

Ceramic ovoid vae with abstract face motif and birds www.ivyhill.com

Ivy Hill

www.ivyhill.com

 

 

 

Clyde-Burt lidded casserole pot

Clyde Burt

1960’s

 

 

 

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Liz Quackenbush –  ‘Electric Ladyland’

 

 

 

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Mug with psychedelic female motif

 

 

 

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Zentangle pattern vessel  Designer Liner Gallery

 

 

 

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‘Elegy III’, Bronze  sculpture – Barbara Hepworth

1966

 

 

Dudley-Vaccianna handpainted vase

Dudley Vaccianna

 

 

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Elio Schiavon Sgraffito Ceramic vase

Early 1960’s, Italy

 

 

 

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60’s Murano Glass Vase – Dino Martens

 

 

 

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‘Ideo Blue Mask’ by Mats Jonasson

Crystal mask sculpture with an exotic blue and purple abstract face composition. The Ideo face has been etched and hand painted on the rear of a lead crystal block.

Crystal-Fox Gallery

 

 

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Italian Mid-century Modern volcanic glaze pottery pitcher by Italo Casini

 

 

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Psychedelic 1960’s Porsche Cookie Jar

 

 

 

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Jimi Hendrix, Monterey

Discogs.com

 

 

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Karen McPhail

 

 

French mid centuryTable-Lamp-by-Roger-Capron abstract female figure on base

Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Relief sculpture by Kenneth-Dierck for Primavera

1965

 

 

Majolica-by-Megan-Bogonovich

Megan Bogonovich

 

 

 

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Megan Bogonovich

 

 

 

 

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Ceramic Sky Pot by Jerry Rothman

1961

 

 

Maurice-Grossman mid-century-sculpture

Maurice Grossman

www.tikiroom.com

 

 

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Megan Bogonovich ceramic beads

 

 

 

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Mr. Natural figure – R.Crumb Zap Comix character

 

 

 

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Ovoid ‘Moon Flask’ – John Lewis

1974

 

 

 

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Large white lava glaze bowl – Clyde Burt

60’s

 

 

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‘Oriente Vase’ by Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso

Sixties

 

 

 

Rain-Harris ceramic sculpture Hedge

‘Hedge’  by Rain Harris
2011
porcelain, vintage decals
18″ x 12″ x 4″

 

 

 

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‘Warrior Urn’ – Robert Sperry

USA, 1960

 

 

 

Roman-Khalilov ceramic spiral orb

Roman Khalilov sculpture

 

 

 

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Black and white pregnant pitcher/vase – Rosenthal

1961

 

Ruysen-Flores-Venancino---visionary art

Ruysen Flores Venancino

 

 

 

Sergio-Asti-1967 COMPASSO-Milano

Sergio Asti jug

Milan – 1967

 

 

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Au Go Go – Tower Brown Cosmic Trip – 2011

 

 

 

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‘The Beat Goes On’  mosaic Angela Ibbs

 

 

 

 

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Large bowl – Beatrice Wood

1967

 

 

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Gabriel Fourmaintraux

60’s

 

 

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Ceramic Walrus Sculpture – Arabia Finland Art Porcelain-MCM design Taisto Kaasinen

1960’s

TwoGuysAndADog – etsy

 

 

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Sixties ceramic love mug

 

Sixties fashion with Hammond organ groove – Jimmy Smith and Dr. John 

 

The hammond organ was one of the defining sounds of the groovy side of the  60‘s and was used  in advertising and movies to reflect the swinging mood of the era

 

Joni Mitchell – ‘Amelia’ 

From the album ‘Hejira’

 

 

 

‘Love 4 1 another’

Prince, Larry Graham, Graham Central Station

From Larry Graham’s ‘GCS 2000 album’, produced at Prince’s Paisley Studios featuring Prince on guitar, keyboards and support vocals and rapping on the bridge.

 

 

 

‘Spanish Castle Magic’
Jimi Hendrix – 

From the 1967 album “Axis Bold As Love”

 


Jimi Hendrix – Spainish Castle Magic by luminessence7

 

 

NEXT POST – Cats and dogs – figurines, art and photos

 

Intriguing clayart oddities and obscuria’s

 

Christine-Kaiser---Moon-Cassandra ceramic sculpture of moon and sun

‘Moon Cassandra’  – Christine Kaiser

 

 

Obscuriosities

It’s always gratifying to view a piece that was born out of pure artistic abandon, without a hint of restraint, following raw instinct beyond any deliberate desire to adhere to a path of coherence in the narrative. Different forms of modern art, through manipulating perceived reality, arouse attention and fascination. Abstract art quite often relies on shape and color to convey its emotional message, while forwarding the challenge of either embracing it in its entirety or focusing on the patterns and details. Cubist styles always provide plenty of information to ruminate over and analyze, with its unified composition of various perspectives and simplified forms. The futurist artists contemporized their art with cubist elements, while at the same time glorifying the machine age and motion which created an interesting visual mix. The surrealists generally always are a source of visual diversity with their scope of warped presentations of reality and themes to captivate the imagination.

 

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Ralph Bacerra – 1991

Everson Museum of Art Collection — Photo – John Polak

 

Sometimes an art piece carries a particular visual message which is obvious. Other times it can be interpreted in a multitude of ways, which in itself can add to its appeal, and only through consideration of its title is it possible to decipher its message. Or conversely, the title gives nothing away and its meaning is open to interpretation for eternity. At times the artist doesn’t know themselves and have just channeled some impression deep from their inner realms. It can take shape to reflect a cathartic release of repressed emotions or can also be just some wacky whimsical journey. Sometimes the artist takes the trouble to elucidate the motive behind a piece of their art and the reason for certain imagery, to reveal surprising details. Then again, an added title can confuse the issue even more.
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. Cryptic messages can exist that can only be unraveled with the use of clues, symbols and inner knowledge. Maybe there is no message intended, which gives no respite to the inquisitive, prying mind, forever trying to intellectually construct a framework of understanding and appraisal. Just as an artist lets go to manifest their creation, sometimes its easier to traverse the same process and embrace the spirit of the work, while suspending too much concern for analaysis. Presented here is an assortment of oddities and obscurios that can be pondered for a myriad of reasons.

 

 

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Amber Aguirre figurine – handbuilt porcelain, 2012

Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection

photo John Polak

 

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Circus performer – Hermien Buytendijk
Groningen, Netherlands

1948

Galerie T

 

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‘Red Shimmy’  – Kathy Butterly – porcelain 1997

Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection

photo John Polak

 

 

 

Snail-with-a-maze-Anya-Stasenko-and-Slava-Leontyev--

‘Snail With a Maze’  – Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev

 

 

 

porcelain-figurine incense burner by Robj - Paris

Robj orientalist incense burner

 

 

 

Viola-Frey ceramic sculpture of a mixed collection of people

Viola Frey

 

 

Faye-Nakamura---Oregon-Potters

Faye Nakamura — Oregon Potters

 

 

 

African-Renaissance-Monument

African Renaissance Monument

Dakar, Senegal

Bronze statue – 49 metre height

 

 

Hermien-Buytendijk-ceramic-sculpture - Female Dutch sculptor

Hermien Buytendijk, Netherlands

 

 

 

Irina-Zaytceva Mother of Pearl Butterfly

“Mother of Pearl Butterfly” – Irina Zaytceva

Jane Sauer Gallery

 

 

 

 

Alex-Johanson ceramic figurines - quirky couple

Alex Johanson

 

 

 

archea-associati-liling-ceramic-museum-china-designboom-each-volume-takes-the-shape-of-a-sculpted-vessel-or-vase

Liling Ceramic Museum, China  – Archea Associati

Each volume takes the shape of a sculpted vessel or vase

Designboom

 

 

 

archea-associati-liling-ceramic-museum-china-designboom-09

Liling Ceramic Museum, China

 

 

archea-associati-liling-ceramic-museum-china-designboom-each-volume-takes-the-shape-of-a-sculpted-vessel-or-vase

Bowl buildings – Liling Ceramic Museum, China

 

 

 

art-design-kitsch--Jean-Tinguely-&-Niki-de-Saint-Phalle

Kinetic sculpture by Jean Tinguely & Niki de Saint Phalle, France

 

 

 

Ayahuasquera-made-by-master-glass-artists,-Banjo,-WJC-&-Joe-Peter

‘Ayahuasquera’ made by master glass artists, Banjo, WJC & Joe Peter

 

 

 

 

Beverage-Dispenser-by-Albert-Thiry---Sam-Kaufman

Lidded Beverage Dispenser by Albert Thiry

Sam Kaufman, LA

 

 

 

Nice-Guido-Gambone-vaseLA

Guido Gambone, Italy

 

 

Nightfall-2008-Bronze-Edition-of-20-23-x-12-x-10-inches-Richard-MacDonald

‘Nightfall’ – Richard MacDonald

Bronze Edition of 23 x 12 x 10 inches

2008

 

 

Luciano-Polverigiani--abstract-ceramic figures

Luciano Polverigiani

 

 

 

Over-the-edge-2014Amanda-Shelser Bust of a lady with blue hair and tattoos

‘Over the edge’ – Amanda Shelser

2014

 

 

 

Pablo-Picasso-–-Woman-with-Hat,-1961,-Sheet-metal,-National-Museum-of-Modern-Art---Georges-Pompidou-Center,-Paris

‘Woman with Hat’ – Pablo Picasso – Sheet metal cubist sculpture

National Museum of Modern Art –  Georges Pompidou Center, Paris

 1961

 

 

 

Penny-Byrne surrealist sculpture

Penny Byrne

Penny Byrne transforms vintage porcelain figures and other found objects into work that makes a humorous or political statement.

 

 

 

ByrneSculpture5

Penny Byrne, Melbourne, Australia

 

 

 

Robert-Hudson multi media sculpture

Robert Hudson

via What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present – RISD Museum of Art/D.A.P.

 

 

Thoth-&-Green-Girl--LisaOsborn-at-Barrister's;-Deris-at-Antenna

‘Thoth & Green Girl’ — Lisa Osborn at Barrister’s Gallery

Lisa Osborn’s mostly human size clay figures radiate pathos, but their meaning is up to us. Many suggest tragic figures from the dark fantasy realms of Mary Shelley or Edgar Allen Poe

New Orleans Art Insider

 

 

Rimas VisGirda-Tall Black cylinder vase with abstract head motifs

‘Tall Black’ – Rimas VisGirda

 

 

 

Geometric-Xantolo-mask-from-Huasteca,-Hidalgo,-Mexico

Geometric Xantolo mask from Huasteca, Hidalgo, Mexico

 

 

 

forest-blues-for-web

”Forest Blues’  by Laura Jean Mclaughlin – white earthenware, slips, glazes

 

 

 

floating-air-bonsai-garden-by-hoshinchu-defies-gravity-designboom-

Gravity defying floating bonsai garden by Hoshinchu

Designbloom

 

 

 

Femme-et-enfant-2009-Marc-PEREZ

‘Femme et enfant’ – Marc Perez

2009

 

 

 Oswald Tieberghien mid century sculptures

 Oswald Tieberghien, 1950’s

Height 43 cm.

Wouter Harvey

 

 

Dos-Ojos,-ceramic,-9x9x23-inches-Andy-Nassisse - whimsical ceramic bust

‘Dos Ojos’ – Andy Nassisse

ceramic bust, 9 x 9 x 23 inches

 

 

 

Ceramic-Vase-by-Accolay---Gueridon,-Brooklyn---14-inches

Large twin handled ceramic vase by Accolay, France

Gueridon, Brooklyn, USA

Height 14-inches

 

 

 

Ceramic-Sculpture-by-Fernand-Leger,-1947

Ceramic Wall Panel Sculpture – Fernand Leger

1947

 

 

 

Moods-of-Time-by-Paul-Manship

‘Moods of Time’ by Paul Manship

Life Magazine

 

 

 

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‘The Uncrossable Upswept Bridge’  – Keiichi Tanaami

Art Basel Hong Kong

photo EPA

 

Judy-Moonelis-(1953,-USA)

Judy Moonelis   (Two Figures in a Boat),

1982

 

 

Jordan-Sprigg---Preying-Mantis Australian sculptior

Preying Mantis’ – Jordan Sprigg, Western Australia

 

 

 

 

 

WV-Installation+View-3+hanging+butoh+women+figures-L-Bob+Clyatt+Sculpture

Collaborative Sculpture installation, raku fired ceramic figures, head sculpture, standing figure sculptures, bronze head sculpture

Whispering Voices, in- Greenpoint Brooklyn

 

 

 

Optically-Addicted by H,R,Giger

‘Optically Addicted’ by H,R,Giger

 

 

Metal sculpture - 'Birth Machine Baby Aluminum' - H,R,Giger

‘Birth Machine Baby Aluminum’ – H,R,Giger

 

 

 

 

Sculpture-influenced -by Russian constrctivism

Contemporary sculpture based on Soviet Constructivism

Graduates of the University of Western Australia

 

 

 

 

JAR-PORTAPIANTA-HEAD-IN-CERAMICS-WITH-CALTAGIRONE-LUSTRES-METAL

Portapianta head jar, Sicily

 

 

 

 

Design-Miami---thomas-fritsch-Roger Capron skipping figure sculpture

Roger Capron

Gallery Thomas Fritsch

 

 

 

Vintage-Mexican-Folk-Art-Carved-Wood-Spanish-Conquistador-Guerrero

Vintage Mexican Folk Art Carved Wood Spanish Conquistador Gonzalo Guerrero

 

 

Alexey-Illarionov-ceramic reclining cat

Alexey Illarionov

 

 

 

Terracotta-Angel,-c

Terracotta Labyrinthos Angel, c.1896

Watts Chapel Uk

photo © Jeff Saward

 

 

 

down-to-the-river--Laura Jean McLaughlin

‘Down to the River’ — Laura Jean McLaughlin

 

 

 

 

Alex-Johanson---abstract-ceramic-couple

Alex Johanson

 

 

 

Ardmore-Ceramic-Art,-The-Aids-Monster,-2011,-Sculpture-by-Sfiso-Mvelase-(Sculptor)-and-Wiseman-Ndlovu-(Painter),

 The Aids Monster – Sculpture by Sfiso Mvelase (Sculptor) and Wiseman Ndlovu (Painter)

 2011

Ardmore Ceramic Art

 

 

capron-roger-1922-2006-france-sculpture

Roger Capron

 

 

 

Ceramics-by-Taehoon-Kim

Taehoon Kim

 

 

 

Large-ceramic-fish Sylvan Bongard , Portugal

Large fish sculpture by Sylvan Bongard , Portugal

 

 

Sunkoo-Yuh---in his ceramic studio

Sunkoo Yuh

 

 

The-relocation-of-a-Abu-Simbel-temples-in-Nubia,-Egypt,-between-1964-and-1968

Face Off, Egypt

The relocation of a Abu Simbel temples in Nubia, Egypt, between 1964 and 1968

 

 

Herakles_Geryon_ on an Attic black-figured amphora with a thick layer of transparent gloss, c. 540 BC, now in the Munich State Collection of Antiquities.

Heracles and Geryon on an Attic black-figured amphora with a thick layer of transparent gloss, and a peace dove?

c. 540 BC

Munich State Collection of Antiquities.

 

Intriguing wind kinetic metal sculptures from Anthony Howe

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT POST – Sixties quest for the elusive Eden

 

The flight of Bunjil – sacred eagle

 

Bunjil Eagle Kinetic Sculpture

The video below features a large kinetic sculpture currently on display at the Melbourne Museum. It is inspired by the notion of continuity and the omni-present nature of creation, its form symbolising Bunjil the Creator, as a wedge tail eagle in flight. It has a wing span of 2.2 metres  in width, mirroring the size and majestic nature of the wedge tail eagle, and is in constant motion. The moving form shows the wings of a bird in flight yet also reflects a universal motion seen throughout nature – the movement of a wave, the lines of a mountain range, a manta ray moving through water, a snake moving across the land.

This immersive, multi-sensory experience invites visitors to connect to a spiritual and sensory awakening, bringing together sound, visual art, technology and storytelling, as it represents the essence of creation for Victorian Aboriginal people and displays their spiritual connection to country.

 

 

Flight of Bunjil kinetic sculpture, music ‘Touching Silk’ by Frank Steiner Jr.

 

Flight of Bunjil at the Creation Cinema in the Melbourne Museum were developed under the guidance of the First Peoples Yulendj Group and are a creative collaboration between Glenn Romanis (Wedge-tailed Eagle feathers), Synthesis Design + Build (Bunjil’s Nest), ENESS (concept, design, vision and sound for Bunjil’s wings) and Melbourne Museum (overall concept and design).

 

 

 

phibs-2012 - Bunjil -Eagle Spirit - Aerosol, Acrylic & Ink on Canvas

‘Bunjil Eagle Spirit’ – Phibs

Aerosol, Acrylic & Ink on Canvas – 2012

 

 

Flight of Bunjil

 

The ancient Kulin indigenous tribes of central Victoria regarded the eagle called Bunjil as their ancestral guardian spirit. Bunjil was also seen as a creator spirit who created plants, animals and men from clay. He also shaped the environment and began the cycles of creation while his brother Bat, created woman from water. Bunjil’s son, Binbeal created rainbows and his wife is the second rainbow you sometimes see as a reflection. The Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nation saw Bunjil as an ancestral father and protector who presided over their art, ceremony and survival skills. All the Kulin people have a defining social moiety of either Bunjil or Waa, the trickster crow.
During an ancient time of conflict and chaos, through neglect of laws and tradition, tribes started warring, which caused the sea to start rising. The elders contacted Bunjil and asked him to intervene which led to Bunjil having a confrontation with the sea resulting in the waters subsiding. They were warned to stop hunting animals as a sport and fishing during the spawning season, as they were in violation of old practices.  A permanent meeting place was chosen to resolve their conflicts, which was used over thousands of years and is now where the Parliament House of Victoria stands. The Wurundjeri believe Bunjil keeps a watchful eye over their people and offers guidance to those who listen.

 

 

 

Bunjil-the-creator-Spirit-at-healesville-sanctuary

Bunjil the Creator Spirit – 7 meter wing span

Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria

 

 

Torquay-Sundial-Bnnjil,-Bindi,-cockatoos lizard mosaic

`Torquay mosaic sundial, when you stand on Bunjil, your shadow indicates the time

Designed and built by local artists, Claire Gittings & Glen Romanis (about 120,00 glass tiles)

 

 

Torquay_Sundial_Sundial_Artwork-Designers-and-Installers-local-artists,-Claire-Gittings-&-Glen-Romanis

Sundial with elaborate artwork representing a number of traditional dreaming stories of the Wathaurong aboriginal people, including Mindii, the ever watchful Snake and Bunjil, the Eagle, Creator and Overseer

Torquay, Victoria

 

 

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Torquay Sundial next to Bass Strait

 

 

 

 

Bunjil-and-Melbourne-city Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

Monumental Bunjil sculpture by Bruce Armstrong – height 25 metres

Docklands, Melbourne

Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

 

Casey-Cultural-Precinct-

Casey Cultural Precinct ( currently under construction )

Narre Warren, Melbourne

 

 

www.sirum1.com on Instagram “Recent collaboration with the awesome adnate complete bunjil adnate sirum melbournestreetart Photo thanks to deansunshine

Street mural – Bunjil – Adnate and Sirum

 

 

 

thereisafield---Instagram bunjil in flight cloud form at sunset

Bunjil clouds

thereisafield – Instagram

 

 

 

 

-lewoo-on-Instagram---bunjil--bodalla

Bunjil wood carved sculpture – Lewoo @Instagram

Bodalla, NSW

 

 

 

artist-Heesco-created-the-two-storey-tall-Albert-Street-mural-of-Bunjil-the-Creator

Large Bunjil mural by Heesco

Albert Street Footscray, Melbourne

 

 

Bunjil.-He-is-the-eagle-(or-eaglehawk)-a-creator-deity,-culture-hero-and-ancestral-being-of-the-Kulin-nation

‘Heaven Comes Down’ – Safina Stewart

 

 

Australian aboriginal Bunjil---sacred eagle

Bunjil

 

 

Bunjil and Bindi mural Landscape-Architects---Green---Dale-Associates

Bunjil the eagle and Bindi the snake mural (yin/yang)

Landscape Architects—Green and Dale Associates

 

 

 

Bunjil-Tree-Of-Life--digital art by Robby Hood - eagle in flight

‘Bunjil – In The Beginning’  – digital art by Robbie Hood

 

 

 

Golden-Rainbow-Serpent-Bindi - digital art by Robby-Hood

‘ Bindi Rising’ – digital art by Robbie Hood

 

 

 

 

sculpture-by-the-sea-2007-young-eagle-by-jian-hua

Stone carved eagle sculpture by Jian Hua

Sculpture by the sea – 2007

 

 

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‘The eagle with the nest’

Wrought iron eagle feeding young sculpture

Ferro Battuto Di Prinzio Italy

 

 

indiginous-face-street-mural Melbourne by Matt Adnate

Matt Adnate street mural Hosier Lane, Melbourne

 

 

wurundjeri tribe Victoria

Wurundjeri Indigenous Australians

 

 

 

Bunjils-Nest-HealsvilleSanctuary-DavidDigapony-Instagram

Bunjil’s Nest – Healesville Sanctuary

David Digapony-Instagram

 

 

 

Urban-Art-NOW-–-Matt-Adnate-Solo-show-at-Metro-Gallery

Solo show of Matt Adnate at Metro Gallery

 

 

 

 

This-Geoglyph-was-created-as-a-tribute-to-the-Creator-Spirit-Bunjil-and-is-also-one-of-the-world-wide-'Rhythm-of-Life'-series-of-sculptures-The-Pocket-Rocket---flickr

This Geoglyph was created by Andrew Rogers as a tribute to the Creator Spirit Bunjil and is one of the world wide ‘Rhythm of Life’ series of-sculptures. It has a 100 metre wingspan.

You Yangs mountains, Victoria

The Pocket Rocket—flickr

 

 

 

Mad-Max-meets-Bunjil

The original Mad Max was filmed around the volcanic plains of the You Yangs, which are sacred to the Wurundjeri. I was curious to see that a Bunjil like symbol featured in the new installment.

 

 

 

Phlegm-Perth-2014.-Photograph-by-Luke-Shirlaw.-Image-courtesy-of-FORM--

Wall mural by Phlegm  (click expand)

Perth, Australia 2014.

Photograph by Luke Shirlaw. Image courtesy of FORM

 

 

Acrylic painting Spirit-of-Bunjil-by-Kuba-Ambrose

‘Spirit of Bunjil’  by Kuba Ambrose

 

 

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Mosaic glass plate – Lynn Bevino Felts

 

 

 

harpy_eagle_as_totem_by_ravenari

Harpy eagle as totem by ravenari

 

 

 

you-yangs-eagle-rock

Eagle Rock – You Yangs

 

 

Lima-de-Freitas-for-SPAL-The-beautiful-image-of-the-Eagle,-which-was-made-up-of-grouped-souls,-Ledas-the-joy-of-His-Beatitude,-showed-to-me-with-open-wings.-Paradise,-Canto-XIX,-1-3

Ceramic plate with eagle motif painted by Freitas de Lima for SPAL Porcelanas, Portugal

 

 

 

Soldiers-Memorial-in-Saint-Louis,-Missouri---eagle sculpture

Art Deco eagle – Walker Hancock?

St. Louis, Missouri

 

 

Roman-gold-pectoral-with-relief-representations-of-Jupiter,-Juno-and-Minerva---detail-of-eagle-Dan-Diffendale

Roman golden eagle pectoral

Dan Diffendale – flickr

 

 

 

Bunjil-Safina

Bunjil – Safina

 

 

 

This Art Deco statue graces the entrance of the First Merit Tower in Akron Ohio

Majestic Art Deco eagle statue at the entrance of the First Merit Tower in Akron, Ohio

 

 

 

 

‘Bunjil’-was--stolen,-from-a-three-metre-high-pole in December 2015

 Bunjil steel sculpture, Knox, Melbourne

Wurundjeri elder Bill Nicholson, aboriginal artist James Simon and sculptor Benjamin Gilbert worked together to develop the life-size eagle, with help from aboriginal students from remote central and northern Australian communities. This sculpture was stolen in December, 2015

 

 

 

Bunjil-dancing Nathan Patterson - Iluka Art & Design

Nathan Patterson –  Iluka Art & Design

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT POST – Intriguing clayart oddities and obscuria’s

 

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

.

 

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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