Monthly Archives: January 2017

Rooster, peacock, phoenix – new dawn rising

 

Wall-Mounted Large Red Glazed Ceramic Rooster Designed by Amphora, Belgium

Wall-Mounted Large Red Glazed Ceramic Rooster Designed by Amphora, Belgium

 

 

Rooster resurrection

 

The Year of the Rooster in 2017  has the potential to be an eventual one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. Being forthright, proactive and lucid will deliver results. Strutting your stuff in your finest threads won’t go astray either. It’s not really a year for procrastination or holding back. Concerning money, love, and business, there won’t be any need to indulge risks to get ahead, just being organised, methodical and persistent with clarity of intention will bring rewards. Shaking the tail feathers and being flamboyant will drive results in the year of the Red Fire Rooster.
It will be a good year for taking back control and bringing planned projects into fruition as well as launching new projects. Bold, striking creations will be popular in this Rooster Year. All of the Chinese animals can reap great rewards by tapping into the Rooster traits of loyalty, optimism, commitment, hard work and family.

 

 

Phoenix-Rising-metal sculpture - John Hair

‘Phoenix Rising’ – John Hair

 

 

Gaston Lachaise-peacock sculptures in the garden

Gaston Lachaise peacock sculptures, Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

1920, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

 

Peacock tiles, William De Morgan. with fish border

Ceramic Peacock tiles, William De Morgan

The exotic and alluring peacock has been an inspiration for many artists, particularly because of its iridescent colors and large plume. Louis Comfort Tiffany, Aubrey Beardsley, Rene Lalique, Gaston Lachaise and Walter Crane all created stunning art at the turn of the 20th century that featured the peacock and its curves were easily adapted to the Art Nouveau aesthetic. Arcanely, the peacock also was an emblem of Resurrection—from the belief, perpetuated in medieval bestiaries, that its flesh did not decay. In Christianity it represented immortality, openness and acceptance. In Mesopotamia the peacock featured in a symbolic representation of a tree flanked by two peacocks, which indicated the dualistic mind and Absolute unity. The peacock thrives on the essence of poisonous plants, and prefers jungles to gardens with fragrant flowers and plants. It stands for beauty being born from a hostile environment, similar to the sacred lotus growing from muddy waters.

 

 

carved-Natural-Shoushan-Red Stone-Phoenix----Teapot

Hand carved Natural Shoushan Red Stone Phoenix Teapot

 

Depero-Fortunato rooster painting

Depero Fortunato futurist rooster

 

 

 

Brown ceramic Zsolnay-Figural-Rooster-Vase

Figural Rooster Vase – Zsolnay

Hungry

 

 

Colorful rooster in the farmyard by AilsaR-flickr

Rooster Strut – AilsaR-flickr

 

 

Samuel-Schellink-Art Nouveau peacock porcelain jar

Art Nouveau peacock porcelain jar – Samuel Schellink, Holland

 

 

 

Gambone-Guido mid-century ceramic red rooster sculpture

Gambone Guido, Italy

1959

 

 

Yang Liping (L) performs in her dance drama 'The Peacock' during the first Yang Liping International Dance Festival in Kunming, ...

Chinese dancing master Yang Liping (L) performs in her dance drama ‘The Peacock’ during the first Yang Liping International Dance Festival in Kunming

 

 

Feng-Huang public statue Naning, China

Feng-Huang/phoenix  public statue Nanning, China

 

Going back 8000 years to the Hongshan neolithic period, an ancient bird called the fenghuang appeared on jade and pottery motifs. Also known as the “August Rooster” it sometimes takes the place of the Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac. It also was known as the Chinese Phoenix and appeared on coins and bronze figurines and was a symbol of renewal and rejuvenation. Some believe they may have been a good-luck totem among eastern tribes of ancient China .
Scholars have observed analogues to the phoenix in a variety of cultures. These include the Hindu garuda, the Russian firebird, the Persian Simorgh, Georgian Paskunji, the Arabian Anka, the Tibetan Me byi karmo, the Chinese fenghuang and zhu que, and the Japanese hō-ō. According to some texts, the phoenix could live for over 1,400 years. The ancient Egyptians worshiped the Bennu bird (phoenix) as a deity linked with the sun, creation, and rebirth.

 

Egyptian gold Bennu pendant

Egyptian Bennu

 

 

Papyrus-Painting-of-a-Benu-Bird being worshiped in Egypt

Egyptian Bennu (phoenix) bird

 

 

hamburg germany rooster weathervane

Rooster weathervane, Hamburg

 

 

Interior of the Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Spain

Jordiferrer Wikipedia

 

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. One of the tales is of a young German pilgrim in the 14th Century, who was framed with the theft of a silver cup for shunning the advances of a Spanish girl. He met the gallows for his misfortune and only survived this ordeal with divine assistance and the timely arrival of his parents who saw he was still alive. On pleading with the magistrate while he was dining, who claimed he was no more alive than the roast bird on his table, as too much time had passed.  At this juncture. the rooster got up, fluffed its plume, which had miraculously returned, and began to dance and crow which led to the pilgrims rescue and freedom.

To this day they have kept live roosters at the Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada in honour of this legend.

 

 

Chinese peacock plate

Peacock plate, China

 

 

 

Rooster ceramic jug-Mitchell-Grafton

Folk Art pottery rooster jug – Mitchell Grafton

 

 

Constantin-Brancusi,-Cock,

Constantin Brancusi, Cock,

 

 

Sargadelos stylized rooster jug/ewer

Sargadelos ceramic rooster jug/ewer

 

 

 

rene lalique cockerel tiara gold

Rene Lalique cockerel tiara

 

 

Aldo-Londo-Rimini-Blue-Bitossi-Chicken-Rooster

Aldo Londo Rimini Blue Bitossi Rooster

 

 

Marcello Fantoni mid century ceramic rooster

Marcello Fantoni, Italy

 

 

 

 

Areté-Collection---George-Sellers white bisque peacock

George Sellers white bisque peacock – Areté Collection

 

 

Plumed tail cockerel statue by Roger Capron

Stylized plume tail cockerel – Roger Capron

 

 

Red twin rooster head vase - AV Smith

Twin rooster head vase – A.V.Smith Pottery

 

 

Ballet-Russes---Tatiana-Ryaboushinskaya-as-Golden-Cockerel-in-1938

 Tatiana Ryaboushinskaya as Golden Cockerel  – projected shadows as set design

Ballet Russes -1938

 

 

Colorful Ceramic Rooster cookie Jar

Rooster Cookie Jar

 

 

 

Two glass roostersBilly-&-Katie-Bernstein

A pair of glass rooster figurines – Billy & Katie Bernstein

Bernstein Glass

 

Red, brown-and-black-cockerel ceramic sculpture ---Joe-Lawrence

Cockerel ceramic sculpture — Joe Lawrence

 

 

 

Jean Lucrat stylized rooster ceramic tile

Jean Lucrat ceramic tile

 

 

 

Sculpture-by-the-Sea,-Bondi,-Australia-2012 Rooster sculpture

Copper Rooster

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Australia 2012

 

 

 

Fontainebleau-ceramic rooster in red and white

Ceramic Rooster Fontainebleau

Osenat Auctions

 

 

Twin peacock bronze vase, China

Chinese twin peacock bronze  vase

 

 

 

Majestic cockerel ceramic figural sculpture

Majestic decorative ceramic rooster

 

 

 

Vase with large rooster motif  – Roger Capron

 

 

 

‘Cockerel’ –  British artist Breon O’Casey (1928-2011). Bronze/ black patina, 62 cm high.

via Mutual Art

 

 

 

Delphin Massier ceramic Rooster

Crowing Rooster – Delphin Massier

Vallauris

 

 

two dancing-cockerels -by-Joe-lawrence

Dancing Cock by Joe Lawrence

 

 

 

david-galchutt His-morning-strut Rooster painting

‘His Morning Strut’ watercolor illustration by David Galchutt, California

Art.com

 

 

Ceramic hen piggy bank

Ceramic hens piggy banks

 

 

Joan Miro coq disk

Coq Disque – Joan Miro

 

 

Edmond-Lachenal-ceramique cockerel

Crowing ceramic rooster — Edmond Lachenal

France

 

Georges-Jouve-Sculpture,-1952 - abstract rooster

Black abstract rooster – Georges Jouve Sculpture

1952

 

 

garden-cockerel-bronze-resin strutting cockerel

Strutting Rooster resin/bronze sculpture – Brian Hollingworth.

 

 

 

 

Rooster vase by Nan Hamilton

Four Roosters vase – Nan Hamilton

 

 

 

Harriet-Barb-Keith-fine detail mosaic art rooster

Harriet Barb Keith

 

 

sascha-brastoff-green and gold rooster

Teal green and gold rooster – Sascha Brastoff

17 inches tall

 

 

Waylande Gregory Studios. USA

 

 

 

Meissen Cruet and Mustard Pot with male and female figures riding roosters

Meissen Cruet and Mustard Pot

 

 

 

Portuguese rooster statue in Porto

Porto street rooster statue—Portugal

The Rooster of Barcelos (Portuguese, “Galo de Barcelos“) is one of the most common emblems of Portugal also celebrating the story of the rooster resurrection.

 

 

 

Meiji-multi-metal-Okimono---Rooster,on red rock

Meiji multi metal Okimono—Rooster

 

 

Jason-Walker, rooster sculpture

Jason Walker – ‘Cage Free Capitalism’

2014

 

 

Jay-Strongwater-13inch-Peacock-clock

Peacock mantle clock – Jay Strongwater

 

 

Ken Sedberry contemporary rooster sculpture

Contemporary ceramic rooster sculpture – Ken Sedberry, NC

 

 

Rooster lady by kristian-schuller

Photography by Kristian Schuller

 

 

Large-black Cockerel sculpture by-B-O'Casey

Large Cockerel, Spain

Photo –  B. O’Casey

 

lisa_fonssagrives

Irving Penn photograph of Lisa Fonssagrives

 

 

Minton-ceramic-peacock

Large ceramic peacock – Minton

Walker gallery, Liverpool, UK

 

 

Red phoenix figurine - mkmack- etsy

Red and gold phoenix – Mkmack, etsy

 

 

 

ArtDecor24 peacock vase

Art Nouveau peacock vase

ArtDecor24. Poland

 

 

Peacock statue  – Phillip Jacksons garden, Sussex

 

 

Roger Capron sculpture - abstract lady bust with rooster hat

Roger Capron sculpture bust

 

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Phoenix sculpture at Saint Pauls

Phoenix at St Paul’s Cathedral – underneath it says ‘Resurgam’, latin for reborn

speel.me.uk

 

 

Trevor-Askin abstract phoenix

Abstract Phoenix bronze sculpture – Trevor Askin

 

 

 

Dan-Pogue bronze phoenix sculpture

Bronze phoenix sculpture – Dan Pogue, Texas

height 22 inches

 

phoenix rising Atlanta park statue

Phoenix rising, ‘Atlanta from the Ashes’

Woodruff Park

This sculpture was designed by James Siegler, of Houston, Texas, but it was both sculpted and fabricated in Italy, by Gamba Quirino, and Feruccia Vezzoni, respectively

 

 

Graham Radcliffe phoenix rising sculpture

Phoenix Sculpture Garden by Graham Radcliffe

Mount Glorious, QLD

 

 

‘Pioneer Woman With Rooster’,  – Carl Milles – 1946

ASHLEY JOHN GALLERY-Pam Beach Fl

 

 

 

Polia-Pillin--- blue Bottle-with-Three-Roosters

Rooster bottle – Polia Pillin

 

 

 

Qing-Dynasty-Green-Glaze-Peacock-bottle

Qing Dynasty Green Glaze Peacock bottle

 

 

 

Raku-Chicken

Raku Chicken – -Hippopottermiss@deviantART

 

 

 

Royal-Haeger-American-Art-Pottery-Oxblood-Rooste

Oxblood glaze rooster – Royal Haeger

 

 

Mid Century Rooster-by-Perignem

Mid Century Rooster by Perignem, Brussels, 1970

Wouter Harvey

 

 

Cristine-Boyd black and white roosters platter.

Cristine Boyd – black / white sgraffito roosters platter

 

 

 

Sarah-Farrelly-»-»-Ceramics-Cockerel in red, black and white

Ceramic cockerel – Sarah Farrelly

 

 

Vtg-Red-Ceramic-Peacock

Red Ceramic Peacock – Vintage, USA

 

 

 

Sally White porcelain rooster riding a horse

Sally Hook – ‘Year Of Rooster’

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Edgy clay art

 

 

pirate jug Michael Grafton

” ‘av’ a swig me matey” – Michael Grafton

 

Contemporary grotesque wares, edgy ceramics, confrontational clays, provocative porcelains all conjuring up a mud mayhem designed to command your attention. Challenging times can trigger artistic impulses where more audacious, uninhibited creativity seeks an outlet and the market readily responds. Disturbware that can be unnerving, sometimes humorous, maybe illuminating, possibly ugly or even brilliantly conceived and just so original you are taken aback by the level of creativity and innovation. Art pieces of protest that are deliberately antagonistic to make a poignant statement so the message gets through. Ground breaking art whose time has arrived to announce a new direction or an artist indulging some fantasy or expressing a personal narrative with strong convictions. Edgy arts cover many possibilities.

I enjoy seeing the works of the following ceramic artists for their edgy narratives and styles expressed with originality, spontaneity and pure abandon.

 

Sergei Isupov teapot

 

 

abstract alien creature sculpture - Michael Lucero

Michael Lucero, California

 

 

 

micheal_lucero-Museum-of-Fine-Arts,-Boston-She-Devil---Photo-by-Lee-Fatherree

Micheal Lucero – ‘She Devil’ 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Photo by Lee Fatherree

 

 

 

Inna-Olshansky wall art female head

Inna Olshansky, Israel

 

 

Sculpture bust -- the_message_orrery_D.L.-Marian

‘The Message Orrery’ – D.L. Marian

36″ tall free-standing life-size fiberglass prop with sculpted features. lacquer wood base. glass eyes. Planets have been added to head with copper wire, rusted metal sun crown. Alien writings adorn her body giving us that unknown message or warning.

Dark Creation

 

colourful ceramic-sculpture of a seated woman holding a pot by Viola Frey

Viola Frey

 

 

 

Viola-Frey falling man in a suit ceramic sculpture

‘Falling Man In Suit’, Viola-Frey

-1991-

 

 

Carol Gentithes

 

To me, art is a visual language. The origins of my artistic language emanate from life’s experiences, readings of literature and mythology, and visual interpretations of art history. Often this language focuses on the absurdity, the unpredictability and the unruliness of life. Like a classical language, the vocabulary that I create has many layers of meaning. I leave it with the viewers to derive their personal interpretations.

 

 

Carol-Gentithes-sculpture of a fish headed torso in a large sgell

‘Thirst of Venus’  – Carol Gentithes

 

 

 

Carol-Gentithes--Sea-Creature sculpture

Sea Creatures – Carol Gentithes

 

 

 

Carol-Gentithes---Flickr---Piedmont-Craftsmen-Marriage sculpture

Carol Gentithes – ‘Marriage’

 

 

Poisdon sculpture by Carol-Gentithes

‘Poisdon’ sculpture by Carol Gentithes

 

 

 

Carol Gentithes seated in chair photo portrait

Carol Gentithes

 

Fred Johnston

 

I question how I can extend the tradition of pottery. What can I contribute? I am not interested in pots that are mindless, shallow imitations and replications of the past. I believe in the idea of cross-fertilization and playfulness. The mixing and matching of different cultures, motifs and art styles are fertile ground, a place to cultivate.

 

Fred-Johnston ovoid plate

‘Woman with pierced tongue’– Fred Johnston

 

 

 

Ceramic til;e square Woman-dancing-with-Guinea-Hen by Fred-Johnston

‘Woman dancing with Guinea Hen’ — Fred Johnston ceramic tile

 

 

Suzy Birstein

 

 Suzy studied dance while absorbing Hollywood musicals, film noire and the mysteries of Rembrandt. As an adult, she’s been seduced by the sensuous spontaneity of working with Clay, Colour and the essence of Romance. Suzy’s imagery is a marriage of her childhood and adult influences. The figure dominates her work. She is compelled to create archetypal icons which embrace the power of Ancient and contemporary World cultures, overlaid with the spirit of song and dance.

 

‘Beauty Bountiful’ – Suzy Birstein

 

 

 

Notorious-figure sculpture by Suzy-Birstein-

Suzy Birstein-~-‘Notorious’

 

Who-are-you-really..Suzy-Birstein - painting of lady holding a bird with a rabbit in her hair

‘Who are you really’ – Suzy Birstein

 

 

‘In Wonderland’–Suzy Birstein

Height 24″

 

Suzy-Birstein contemporary sculpture bust

‘Moon Lights up the Night’ – Suzy Birstein

 

 

 

Suzy Birstein

 

 

 

Suzy Birstein ceramic bust sculpture

‘d Ivoire Duet singin’–til there was you..’  – Suzy Birstein

 

 

 

Suzy-Birstein ceramic totem sculpture

‘Get The Sweet Beat’ – Suzy Birstein

 

 

 

Crete-Athens-workshop

Click image to expand

 

“I cannot speak too highly of my experience with Suzy’s ceramics course on Skopelos Island.  Working with clay in that magical setting overlooking the turquoise  Aegean Sea was one of the highlights of my artistic life. The people of Skopelos are welcoming and hospitable.
Your  MUSE AWAITS YOU on the green island. ” —   Jackie Conradi-Robertson (Painter)

 

 

 

 Robert Bricker

 

 

Robert-Bricker---This-vase-is-from-an-exhibition-called-“Deep-In-Shallow-Thoughts'’

‘Aspiration’ – Robert Bricker

Robert Bricker—“The ceramic vase is 5 years young, a complete improvisation, based on the seed crystal of a female model saying that this session was her last, that she would be flying away. Thus I drew the flying female figure thema. This vase is from an exhibition called “Deep In Shallow Thoughts’.”

 

 

 

Pantheon Urn – Robert Bricker

 

 

Robert Bicker

 

 

 

Ceramic tile – Robert Bricker

 

 

Mattie Leeds

 

Mattie Leeds has been making pottery full time for 42 years. He studied classical Chinese painting with Y.C. Chaing, a master of Chinese arts, he studied pottery with Michael Frimkiss, a renowned potter and student of Peter Voulkos.

Mattie’s work is bold, colorful and expressive. The pieces are large- many over 5 feet tall, and the sheer volume of their surfaces gives him a freedom that the two dimensional surface of a canvas lacks. The bold figurative schemes dance around a surface that has no beginning and no end, but is a continuous statement as the viewer circles the object. Like free-standing sculpture, every side is luscious. Some of the pots speak of the 10 years he spent studying Chinese painting and calligraphy, while others are a montage of figures and design, merging colors and emotion.

 

Mattie-Leeds ceramic lidded jar abstract painted decoration

‘The Bomb’ – Mattie Leeds

 

 

 

 

yellow. blue and red lidded jar - Mattie Leeds

‘Woman with Yellow Face’ — Mattie Leeds

 

 

 

Mattie-Leeds twin handled vase with a woman showing her hands

Mattie Leeds  – ‘Hands’

2011

 

Hands series Vase  – Mattie Leeds

 

 

Hands series Vase  – Mattie Leeds

 

 

Mattie-Leeds-Space-Monster ceramic sculpture

‘Space Monster’ – Mattie Leeds

 

 

 

ceramic sculpture abstract wave - Mattie Leeds

‘Wave’ – Mattie Leeds

 

 

 

Heartmonster grotesque ceramic sculpture

‘Heartmonster’ –  Mattie Leeds

 

 

 

ceramic gourd vase by Mattie Leeds

‘Grand’ – Mattie Leeds

 

 

 

Mattie Leeds-portrait photo

Mattie Leeds

 

 

Janet-Smith--Mixed-media sculpyutr

‘Chip off the old block’ – Janet Smith

 

 

Michael-Corney cat head vase

Michael Corney

Schaller Gallery

 

 

Hinrich Kroger

 

Hinrich Kroger

 

Hinrich Kroger

 

 

Hinrich Kroger

 

 

Laura Jean McLaughlin

 

Full-time artist in Pittsburgh, PA who loves to work with ceramics, printmaking, mosaics, paintings and cast iron. I come from a family of 11 children and was always encouraged to play, which I still do quite a bit of. Laura Jean McLaughlin received an MFA in ceramics from West Virginia University. Laura Jean’s work has been exhibited in over one hundred galleries and museums

 

 

Laura-Jean-McLaughlin---Down-to-the-River sculpture bust

Laura Jean McLaughlin — ‘Down to the River’

 

 

Ceramic plate -Laura-Jean-McLaughlin

Sgraffito dish — Laura Jean McLaughlin

 

 

 

Red hair girl with duck nesting on her head sculpture --Laura-Jean-McLaughlin

‘Nest’ – Laura Jean McLaughlin

 

 

Laura-Jean-McLaughlin---Joy-Ride

Decorative sgraffito wall plate – ‘Joy Ride’ — Laura Jean McLaughlin

 

 

Laura-Jean-McLaughlin--Entangled ceramic sculpture

Laura Jean McLaughlin — ‘Entangled’

 

 

sgraffito vase Laura-Jean-McLaughlin-

Laura Jean McLaughlin

 

 

 

sgraffito wall plate Laura Jean McLaughlin

Laura Jean McLaughlin

 

 

Laura Jean McLaughlin with her cat Mojo

 

 

Jenny Orchard

A maker of beguiling clay mutation sculptures, Jenny Orchard is a contemporary artist, living and working in Sydney. She has travelled a unique path of making figurative hybrid ceramics called Zookiniis or Interbeings, totemic forms and vessels since the early 1980’s.

See more of Jenny’s fascinating art here

 

 

'Dandy Tiger Vase' by Jenny Orchard - 2013

‘Dandy Tiger Vase’ by Jenny Orchard – 2013

 

 

 

jenny-orchard-weeds-and-ghosts Sculpture in the garden

Jenny Orchard – ‘Weeds and ghosts’

 

 

Jenny Orchard ceramic ‘Zookini’s’

 

 

Kitty---ceramic-&-resin---Jenny-Orchard - mutation sculpture

‘Kitty’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Glass-Vase-by-Lea-Bartneck

Monumental hand painted glass vase by Lea Bartneck

 

Kevin Snipes

 

Kevin Snipes is interested in duality, vessels and containers with stories, his ceramics have multiple layers of meaning and provocative narratives.

 

Kevin-Snipes ceramic plate with a boxer image

Kevin Snipes ‘Boxer’ Plate

 

 

 

‘Kicking The Cat’  – Kevin Snipes

 

 

Keri Joy Colestock

 

Keri-Joy-Colestock multi media sculpture

Keri Joy Colestock – ‘Out Of This World’

 

 

Keri Joy Colestock – Multi Media sculpture

 

 

Grayson Perry

 

“I’m not an innovator, ceramic-wise. I use very traditional forms, techniques and it’s merely the carrier of the message. That’s how I want to keep it. But I’m always aware that it’s a pot. It’s not like I take it for granted. I’m always aware that I’m working on a vase and what that means” A master of the incongruous juxtaposition, Grayson Perry scrawls savage satirical messages alongside sentiments of nostalgia for lost innocence.

 

 

 

‘Ceramics Void Vase’ – Grayson Perry

 

 

‘Cries of London’  – Grayson Perry

 

 

Grayson-Perry,-The-Frivolous-baluster vase

 

‘The Frivolous vase’ – Grayson Perry

 

 

 

Grayson-Perry ceramic vase

Grayson Perry

 

 

Gerardo Monterrubio

 

For millennia, numerous cultures have used the ceramic medium to record their existence. From these artifacts, we can form an understanding and various interpretations of the cultural paradigms, sociopolitical practices, mythologies, and the human experience of the worlds that created them. It is this anthropological aspect that propels my work in its creative endeavor, using the forms as vehicles to compose linear and fragmented narratives. Altered by the imagination, memory, and the like, my work engages the idea of recording selected aspects of contemporary society, composing moments and spaces for mystery, speculation, and wonder, in methods as old and universal as human creativity itself.

 

 

teardrop vessel named Sadgirl -Gerardo-Monterrubio

Teardrop ceramic vessel – ‘Sadgirl’ – Gerardo Monterrubio

 

 

 

Gerardo-Monterrubio-urban narrative vessel`

Urban narrative ceramic sculpture – Gerardo Monterrubio

 

 

George Lafayette

 

George Lafayette

 

 

 

George Lafayette – ‘Dream Catcher’

 

 

 

Elvira-Bach lady with an orange serpent

Elvira Bach –  Series: The Other Eva

 

 

hathor sculpture by the Popovy sisters

Hathor and Basnet – Popovy sisters

 

 

Kurt Weiser teapot with lizard and female face

Kurt Weiser teapot

 

 

 

Crane Rider-sculpture by Sun-Koo-Yuh

‘Crane Rider’ by Sun Koo Yuh

Mindy Solomon Gallery

 

 

Clemens-Briels cubist female figure sculpture

Clemens Briels

 

 

 

jonislittledolls-sculpture

jonislittledolls – etsy

 

 

 

Catch-of-the-Day-ceramic teapot by-Natasha-Dikareva

‘Catch of the Day’ – Natasha Dikareva

SNAart Gallery

 

 

Akio Takamori

 

“Often when working I feel the need and seek out ways to counterbalance Western and Eastern civilisation. Visually the contrast can be quite harmonious or is intended to jar and create unease.”

 

 

Akio-Takamori-nude Japanese female bather looking in her mirror

Akio Takamori – ‘Female Bather with Mirror’

 

 

Akio Takamori figure and head sculpture

Akio Takamori

 

 

 

Sculpture of three naked females

Akio Takamori

 

 

Alfajar, Malaga

 

Since 1994, Alfajar has been making stoneware and other clay ceramics at high temperature, with the most refined craftsmanship. The surface is most carefully treated with metallic oxides applied with a fine brush and glazed at a very high temperature.

 

 

Alfajar Botella tension

 

 

 

Alfajar-semi circular bottle with short spout and abstract female nude

Alfajar

 

 

Marni-Gable

Marni Gable

 
 
 
 
 

 

NEXT POST  —  Rooster, peacock, phoenix – new dawn rising

 

Israeli potter sculpture

 

Two established Israeli ceramicists, both natives of Tel Aviv, who have similar styles, in that their art pieces exude much warmth and are highlighted with rich colours and an intrinsic creativity.  Inna Olshansky’s sculpture figures display character and humor, while the ceramic art of Shamai Sam Gibsh favors a grounded, earthy appearance. They both operate their own studio/galleries.

 

Shamai Sam Gibsh

“I get inspiration from my environment and surroundings. Jaffa, a 10,000 years old port city, a part of Tel-Aviv in Israel – is very old and full of history with its colors and textures, unique architecture and multinational populace that has a big influence on me. My sculptural work has been inspired by the life in Israel, the political situation in Israel, as well as my recent travels to China and Korea.

Typically I burnish and cover with terra sigilata, at times I use copper and soluble salts (Metal chlorides like silver, gold, cobalt), and saggar fired inside clay vessels with organic materials, typically pine needles.”

 

972(0)545626626

gibshs@gmail.com

 

 

Terra-Sigillata-Iron-Chloride-Saggar sculpture by Shamai-Sam-Gibsh

‘Looking Through #3’ – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

Saggar-firing-Terra-sigillata-Mungyeong-Teabowl by Shamai-Sam-Gibsh

‘Mungyeong Teabowl’ by Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

Shamai San Gibsh-Saggar-firing-Terra-sigillata-Box-2013

Saggar fired Terra sigillata Box – Shamai Sam Gibsh

2013

 

 

Shamai-Sam-Gibsh-ceramic cup

 Soda Reduction Cup –  Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

 Shamai San Gibsh - Soda---Reduction-Container

Footed and faceted soda reduction container – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

 Shamai San Gibsh wood smoke fired urn

 Shamai Sam Gibsh – wood smoke fired urn

 

 

Tosic-naked-raku sculpture - Shamai-Sam-Gibsh

Tosic naked raku sculpture –  Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

 Shamai Sam Gibsh -Smoke-firing-Tea-Bowl

 Smoke fired Tea Bowl – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

Footed ceramic bowl Shamai San Gibsh

Footed soda reduction bowl – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

 

Shamai-Sam-Gibsh-Ceramic-Smoke-firing sculpture

”Slices’  – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

Smoke-firing-Naked-Raku vase - Shamai-Sam-Gibsh

Naked Raku vessel – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

 

Smoke-firing-Bird-on-a-steep-slope by Shamai-Sam-Gibsh

Smoke fired ‘Bird on a steep slope’ – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

Shamai Sam Gibsh -- Smoke-fired vessel with lid

Lidded raku vessel – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

Shamai Sam Gibsh ceramic urn - rust colour with gold lid

Ochre coloured urn, gold lid – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

Ceramic cone sculpture Shamai Sam Gibsh

Raku cone with geometrical patterns – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

 

Shamai-Sam-Gibsh-sculpture of Floating Disk

‘Floating Disk’ – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

 

Turquoise and crimson vessel with a lid -- Shamai-Sam-Gibsh

Lidded raku container – -Ceramic-raku-fired-box

 

 

Ceramic-raku-fired-box by -Shamai-Sam-Gibsh

Round lidded vessel, landscape vista raku – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

lidded urn with abstract decoration - Shamai Sam Gibsh

Lidded Urn — Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

Looking-Through-#2-Terra-Sigillata-Iron-Chloride-Saggar

‘Looking Through #2’ sculpture –   Shamai Sam Gibsh

Terra Sigillata Iron Chloride Saggar

 

Raku baking reduction with Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

 

Shamai Sam Gibsh - wood fired ceramic box

Raku lidded box – Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

 

Shamai Sam Gibsh footed raku bowl

Shamai Sam Gibsh footed raku bowl

 

 

 

Shamai Sam Gibsh photo portrait

Shamai Sam Gibsh

 

‘Bodyblaze’ – Shamai Gibsh solo exhibition at Periscope Gallery in Tel Aviv April 6th 2017

Ben Yehuda St 174, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

 

 

Shamai-Sam-Gibsh - abstract ceramic art

Shamai Sam Gibsh – ‘Bodyblaze #10′

 

 

Shamai-Sam-Gibsh-Bodyblaze#10

Shama Sam Gibsh – ‘Bodyblaze #10′

 

 

Shamai Sam Gibsh website 

 

 

Inna Olshansky

 

“I was born in Russia and explored many different mediums and techniques prior to deciding to specialize in clay and oil painting. After obtaining a degree at Tashkent , I developed my own way of expression , while at the same time , continuing to demonstrate a broad free style . In 1993 I moved to Israel and opened “Inna Ol’shansky Art” , a gallery-boutique in Tel Aviv .
I work very intuitively. Starting with a raw idea or concept, I usually have only a vague, nebulous collection of ideas before I begin. As I set up the structure of the sculpture, the vision becomes more real and solid in my mind… the elements I want to use, the overall look of the form… the attitude of the head, the expression and shape of the face all start to become more solid in my imagination. Once one part of the design is confirmed, this leads to the next element followed by the next. Until I get my hands on the clay, I am never sure exactly what the end result will be. My way of working is to be guided by my instincts and to let the flow of ideas take me where they will. The evolution of ideas, shapes, forms, technical challenges, and design elements constantly circulate through my mind until connections start to be made and the art comes through.”

 

Inna-Olshansky-modernist cat sculptures

Inna Olshansky ceramic cats

 

 

 

Bronze ram sculpture – Inna Olshansky

 

 

Inna-Olshansky red ceramic bull

Inna Olshansky

 

 

 

Inna-Olshansky; ceramic animal sculpture

‘Creature #1’ — Inna Olshansky

 

 

Inna Olshansky

 

 

 

Inna-Olshansky ceramic horse

Inna Olshansky

 

 

Inna Olshansky Israeli ceramicist

Inna Olshansky

 

 

Inna Olshansky

 

 

Inna Olshansky abstract head sculpture

Inna Olshansky

 

 

 

Inna Olshansky cat sculpture abstract style

Inna Olshansky

 

 

Inna Olshansky smiling ceramic cow sculpture with orange and white stripes

Inna Olshansky smiling cow sculpture

 

 

Inna Olshansky smiling ceramic cow sculpture female bust in rainbow colours

Female ceramic bust – Inna Olshansky

 

 

 

Red and white jester – Inna Olshansky

 

 

Green and white Ceramic wall mask - Inna Olshansky

Ceramic face vase –  Inna Olshansky

 

 

 

Ceramic wall mask - Inna Olshansky

Ceramic wall mask –  Inna Olshansky

 

 

Ceramic animnal - Inna Olshansky

  Inna Olshansky

 

 

Ceramic horse –  Inna Olshansky

 

 

 Inna Olshansky ceramic bottle with floral decoration

Quad footed ceramic bottle – floral decoration –   Inna Olshansky

 

 

 

co-joined ceramic horses by Inna-Olshansky

Inna Olshansky

 

 

Abstract polychrome ‘Nude Female Torso #1’ – Inna Olshansky

 

 

Inna Olshansky website→

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother and child sculptures

 

 

 

Egyptian-figure-vase New Kingdom, mid-Dynasty 18 1435–1380 B.C.

 

I am featuring Lindy Lawler first up in this article because the recent thrust of her ceramic art has been inclined toward a mother orientation and the act of honoring the feminine principal that pervades most ancient cultures.

Lindy Lawler uses the matriarchal dynamic, ancient teachings, traditions and philosophies to explore various artistic interpretations of the mother in her clay sculptures and imbibes them with her subtle understanding of this principal. Using the language of art she honours feminine wisdom and rites of passage while maintaining a connection to the universality of mother lore and intuitive wisdom. The subtle bonds of sisterhood are reinforced in her art, which embraces the pure simplicity of the ancient forms and the power of their associated symbols. Indigenous knowledge and cultural diversity might bring differences but they rarely stray from this ubiquitous theme of the mother.

 

Cucuteni-Inspired-Mother-Goddess cerramic figurine - Lindy Lawler

Cucuteni Inspired Mother Goddess figurine – Lindy Lawler

The deeper essence of this feminine instinct has remained intact, but requires continual reverence and celebration to nurture, reveal and protect it. Mother Earth, the Earth Mother, Pacha Mama (Mother ‘Universe’), Gaia, Mother Nature, the Mother Goddess have a common foundation in all ancient cultures. Archetypical mother figures like Curandera the Mexican Goddess, Hina – The Polynesian Moon Goddess, Kuan Yin, Cucuteni Inspired Mother Goddess, Oshun and numerous others represented fertility, healing, abundance, folklore, spirituality, sustenance, insight and wisdom. Aa a focal point of devotion and respect, they were a formidable source of unity and reassurance.
The image of a mother with a child touches the core of this tradition and has been explored by many artists. For some, their own mothers were the source of their inspiration while others expanded it to embrace a more universal presence. Sometimes this relationship was complex, but for most their early years were blessed with a mutual mother/child worship and this is the prevailing impression of a sacred bond that permeates most of the sculptures following this theme.
The male is separate from the female in most traditional images as this reinforces the independence of the male and recognizes the inner sanctum of the female, a temple of yin divinity, solace and mystery.

 

Quechua Pachamama Mother and Baby statue by Lindy-Lawler

‘Quechua Pachamama Mother and Baby’ statue –  Lindy Lawler

 

 

hawaiian figurines mother and child - ,Lindy Lawler

Tahitian mother and child statues – Lindy Lawler

 

 

 

Lindy Lawler ceramic Zulu Mamma figure sculpture

‘Zulu Mamma’Lindy Lawler

 

 

Green Kuan Yin goddess statue by Lindy Lawler

Kuan Yin – Lindy Lawler

 

 

 

Market day – Lindy Lawler

 

 

Virgen-de-Guadalupe-Goddess - Lindy Lawler turquoise ceramic goddess sculpture

Virgen de Guadalupe Goddess – Lindy Lawler

 

 

Henry Moore, British sculptor -- mother child semi abstract form

Henry Moore

 

 

reclining mother child sculpture - in green parklands

Bronze mother child abstract sculpture – DZ Sculptures

 

 

Abstract bronze Emotion-sculpture-by-artist-Rosamond-Lloyd

‘Emotion’ sculpture by artist Rosamond Lloyd

 

 

 

Corrado-Cagli and Mazzotti Italian plate

Mazzotti Italian plate painted by Corrado Cagli

1930’s

 

 

Michele-Ludwiczak African woman hoilding child sculpture

Michele Ludwiczak, France

 

 

 

Mother-&-Child-street sculpture by Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson sculpture – Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Ellesmere Port, England

 

 

 

A-painting-of-the-statue-of-Our-Lady-of-Candelaria,-venerated-on-the-island-of-Tenerife-as-patroness-of-the-Canary-Islands

A painting of the statue of Our Lady of Candelaria, venerated on the island of Tenerife as patroness of the Canary Islands.

Artist –  Cristóbal Hernández de Quintana.

 

Woodruff Nash mother holding child bust - Women with green headscarf holding a baby

Woodruff Nash mother holding child bust

 

 

Beatrice-Hoffman bust sculpture-titled-'Mother-and-Child

 ‘Mother and Child’ (VersionTwo)’ –  Beatrice Hoffman

 

 

Giulia-Madonia---MADONNA-WITH-THE-CHILD

Artist Giulia Madonia – ‘Madonna with the child’ – Original sculpture in painted clay.

Made in 2010

 

 

Jean Louis Toutaine park sculpture, Toulouse, France

 

 

Roger Capron mother holding child sculpture

Roger Capron, France

 

 

Lillian-Bassman-mother-with-child

Photography by Lillian Bassman

 

 

 

Castel-Durante-prob-lustered-in-Gubbio-by-Giorgio-Andreoli

Giorgio Andreoli 1530 Dish – Madonna Child

MET

abstract sculpture women holding a child

Abstract Mother with child sculpture – artist?

Carburry Antiques

 

 

 

Hepworth's Mother and Child (1934), made of pink ancaster stone

Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Mother and Child’ (1934), made of pink ancaster stone

 

 

 

Street sculpture - Mother and Child -by Maurice Lambert - Basildon

‘Mother and Child’ -by Maurice Lambert  – Basildon, Essex

 

 

 

Mother Child - Cris Pereby being inspired by the Egyptian sculpture and Camille Claudel.

 Cris Pereby is a Belgian sculptor inspired by the ancient Egyptian sculpture and Camille Claudel.

 

 

1905,-Gustav-Klimt painting

Gustav Klimt, 1905

 

 

 

Ben-Roth bronze mother child sculpture

Bronze Mother Child sculpture by Ben Roth

 

 

 

Wooden maternity-figure-from-the-Luluwa-people,

Woodcarved Congo maternity figure

 

 

Mother holding a child sculpture by Bonnie Friereich

Bonnie Freireich

 

 

cazaux-edouard vase with mother feeding child motif

Edourde Cazaux vase

 

 

MExican Mother Child figure 12 century

Mother /child figure – Mexico, Mesoamerica. Culture: Tlatilco

12th–9th century B.C.

 

 

 

Barbara-Hepworth,-Mother-and-Child,-1934

Dame Barbara Hepworth, Mother and Child, 1934

Cumberland alabaster on marble base

 

 

 

Donatello - Madonna and child sculpture

Donatello—(Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi) — Italian–15th century

 

 

Female figure nursing an infant, terracotta clay figure sculpture

Female figure nursing an infant, Central Highlands, Mexico, c. 350-550

 

 

Greek-terracotta-statue from-Tanagra

Terracotta figurines of women with their everyday attire and adornments, 2nd century BC,

Pella archaeological museum (Macedonia, Greece)

 

 

Hana-Orlova mother child sculpture 1925

Hana Orlova sculpture

1925

 

 

 

Maiolica di Castelli, ‘Lavoro dei Progenitori’

1700-50 ca

Museo della Casa Fiorentina Antica—Palazzo Davanzati

 

 

 

henry_moore abstract mother and child sculpture

Mother and Child sculpture _ Henry Moore

1983

 

 

Egyptian ISis and Horus statue

Egyptian Isis nursing Horus sculpture

 

 

Jean Louis Toutain sculpture Mother and child sea5ted on a bench in Blagnac

Jean Louis Toutain sculpture, Blagnac, Toulouse

 

 

Jean-Louis-Toutain public sculpture in Toulouse

Jean Louis Toutain sculpture, Blagnac, Toulouse

 

 

Mid-Century-Modern-Ceramic bust

Mid Century mother/child ceramic sculpture bust

 

 

Jean Louis Toutain, Artigues près Bordeaux, France

Panoramio © All Rights Reserved by YMV

 

 

Jean-Pierre-Augier-french-sculptor - A hooded lady walking with two girls

Jean Pierre Augier — France

 

 

 

Public-Mother-&-Child-Beautiful-Sculpture

Mother & Child Sculpture on the Bullfinch Lawn, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mercuryrabbit

 

 

 

Josep-Sanchez-Carrasco black stone sculpture

Josep Sanchez Carrasco

 

 

 

Lorenzo-Ghiberti-Mary and Child sculpture detail

Lorenzo Ghiberti

 

Mother-And-Child-street sculpture,Olomouc,-Czech-Republic

Mother And Child  street sculpture

Olomouc, Czech Republic

 

 

Martha-Pettigrew mother holding child statue

“La Familia” by Martha Pettigrew

 

 

 

Statue of Virgin Mary by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle

Statue of Virgin Mary by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle

 Church of St Eustache, Paris

 

 

 

Mother-and-Child sculpture-12th--13th-century

Turquoise ceramic figure   Mother and Child 12th–13th-century, Iran

 

 

 

Shimon Drory mother child sculpture

Simon Dror – Mother playing with child

 

 

Sam-Shendi contemporary sculpture

Sam Shendi abstract Mother Child sculpture

 

 

 

Northern India sandstone statue

Carved sandstone statue, North India

 

 

Han-Meilin sculpture - mother lying on back holding up child

Han Meilin sculpture

 

Madonna and Child on wood

Madonna and Child on wood

 

 

Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman wall relief sculpture -- Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art Deco wall relief Mother and child –  Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman

Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

 

The-child-is-there-,Le-Corbusier-1961

‘The child is there’, Le Corbusier

1961

 

 

Luca-della-Robbia sculpture of Madonna and Jesus

Luca della Robbia sculpture of Madonna and Jesus

Photo-  Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

 

 

Edouard Cazaux ovoid vase with Jesus nativity scene

The Annunciation and the Nativity – ovoid earthenware vase – Edouard Cazaux

1960 – Camard Auctioneers

 

 

 

-Vanessa-Pooley Mother with child sculpture

Vanessa Pooley

 

 

 

hexagonal glass plaque

Hexagonal plaque – The Guild of Glass Engravers, 2012

 

 

 

wall-decoration-by-Oswald-Tieberghien

Wall decoration by Oswald Tieberghien. Mother with child

 

 

Walter-Kirtland-Hancock mother holding her child sculpture

Walter Kirtland Hancock

1938

 

 

Witte Museum, San Antonio - mother / child sculpture

Witte Museum, San Antonio,Texas

 

 

African mother holding baby by sculptor Nnamdi-Okonkwo

Nigerian sculptor Nnamdi Okonkwo

 

William-Ellisworth Artis sculpture of a mother holding a child

William Ellisworth Artis

 

 

Simoriro-Chikuruwo abstract mother with baby carved stone sculpture

‘Exercising Baby’ — Shona sculpture – Simoriro Chikuruwo

 

 

 

Mid Century Madonna -child sculpture by Alexsander-Danel - Austin

Alexsander Danel madonna child sculpture for for Austin Productions

 

 

 

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