Monthly Archives: August 2017

South Africa creative pottery

 

A selection of South African ceramic artists, highlighting the rich diversity of their contemporary clayarts.

 

 

Donve Branch

 

Donvé currently works with kaolin and bastitle clay and uses primitive firing methods to explore the dynamic interplay of fire and earth that defines traditional African pots. She has been a South African Eastern Cape potter for over 45 years and has always loved the rhythm and focus that comes from throwing clay on the wheel. Her organic looking pottery features large burnished surfaces that allow her to explore primitive firing methods for her functional reduction wares. Donve likes to experiment with the many different forms of pit-firing and loves to test and  manipulate the vagaries of the delicate hues and serendipitous highlights that adorn pit-fired pots.
She has ran pottery workshops from her Port Elizabeth studio and was involved with Vlok Potteries but now concentrates soley on studio ceramics. She gravitates towards closed globular forms that are influenced by the functionality and strength of the wares of the rural potter. Donve is drawn to experimention with various combustibles, surface covers and chemicals combined with bisque fired vessels in open pits or saggers, subjecting the pots to single or multiple firings; driven by the desire to push the boundaries of her knowledge
Throwing pots of white earthenware that retain their European form, while pursuing the exploration of the relationship between clay and fire, that characterizes traditional African unglazed pots, defines her attractive pottery.

 

website

 

Agapanthus-Donve-Branch-South African pottery

Globular pots – Donve Branch

 

 

Donve-Branch-pottery vessel with abstract motif

Donve Branch

 

 

Donve-Branch-pit-fired-baluster vessel

Donve Branch pit fired baluster vessel

 

 

 

Donve_Branch=african-potter in studio

 

Donve Branch

 

 

Donve-Branch-globular-pot pit fired raku finish

Donve Branch

 

 

Donve-Branch--terracotta-planter with succulent

Handbuilt  planter – Donve Branch

 

 

Nguni-Jar-Donve-Branch lidded vessel

‘Nguni Jar’ – Donve Branch

Afrikana Gallery

 

Donve-Branch-ovoid-vessel

Donve Branch – ovoid pit fired vessel

 

 

Tall-Waisted-Bottle-Donve-Branch

Tall ceramic bottles – Donve Branch

Afrikana Gallery

 

 

Donve-Branch-horsehair-globular-pot

Donve Branch

 

 

Pit-Smoked-Bottle--Donve-Branch ovoid shape

Pit Smoked Bottle — Donve Branch

 

 

Donve-Branch-squat-bottle-vessel with twin lugs

Donve Branch – squat bottle vessel with twin lugs

 

 

Donve-Branch-black-burnished ceramic bottle

Donve Branch  — black burnished bottle

 

 

Squat ceramic bottle pit fired - Donve Branch

Squat ceramic pit fired bottle – Donve Branch

 

 

Three tall slender ceramic bottles -- Donve BRanch

Three tall slender ceramic bottles — Donve BRanch

 

 

 

Two orange and black globular vessels - Donve BRanch

Two footed globular vessels  —  Donve Branch

 

 

ceramic plate and jar -- Donve Branch

Ginger Jar and Pit Smoked Plate – Donve Branch

 

 

 

two-figure-plate Donve Branch

Two figure plate – Donve Branch

 

 

Burnished globular bottle - Donve Branch

Burnished globular bottle – Donve Branch

 

 

Donve-Branch-ceramic-bowl

Donve Branch ceramic bowl

 

 

 

Charmaine Haines

 

Charmaine-Haines-ceramic-wall-fountain

Charmaine Haines ceramic wall figure fountain

 

 

 

Charmaine-Haines female face and bird motif vase-South-Africa

Charmaine Haines  —  female face and bird motif footed vase

 

Charmaine Haines ceramic plate

Charmaine Haines

 

 

Standing female figure vase - Charmaine Haines

Standing female figure vase – Charmaine Haines

 

Charmaine-Haines ceramic abstract figure sculpture

Charmaine-Haines ceramic abstract figure sculpture

 

 

See more Charmaine Haines here

 

Lisa Liebermann

 

I have been playing with clay for as long as I remember. My journey has taken me from JHB to Cape Town and then to Plettenberg bay where I lived and worked for 15 years. Lisa, a third generation ceramic artist now lives in the vibrant Johannesburg again, creating bespoke commissions, offering regular art classes at a new pottery school in Raedene along with workshops and team building events.

 

 

Agapanthus-Lisa-Liebermann round flat faced bottle

Lisa Liebermann  —  round flat faced bottle, tribal figure motif

Agapanthus

 

Agapanthus-Lisa-Liebermann - ceramic vase

Lisa Liebermann – hand painted ceramic vase

Agapanthus

 

Ceramic panel - Lisa Liebermann

Ceramic panel – Lisa Liebermann

 

 

Ceramic vase with tall female tribal figure -- Lisa Liebermann

Ceramic bottle vase with tall female tribal figure — Lisa Liebermann

 

 

Michael-Cardew-a-Wenford-Bridge-Chalice-Height-17cm

Michael Cardew – ceramic chalice

 

 

 

ceramic headrest Imiso ceramics

Ceramic headrest – Imiso Ceramics

 

 

Imiso-Ceramics---Hand-Pinched-walford1-white-clay-hand-pinched-bowl

Imiso Ceramics—Hand Pinched walford1 white clay hand pinched bowl

 

 

 

John-Shirley-african-ceramic vase

John Shirley

 

 

John-Shirley----African ceramic-vessel

John Shirley

 

 

Ardmore 

 

 

--Ardmore-Buck-teapot

Ardmore Buck teapot

 

 

Ardmore-Ceramic-Art----Buy----Ardmore-Dish

Ardmore floral motif dish

 

 

 

Ardmore-Ceramics-Leopard-relief Planter-

Ardmore Ceramics – Leopard relief planter

 

See more Ardmore here

 

 

Lucinda Mudge

 

Lucinda Mudge’s vivid vases captivate the eye with their rich colours and intricate detail, quite often expressing a range of contemporary and historical sources that convey a complex narrative.  Utilising hand-mixed glazes and stains, each piece is as unique as the narrative it tells using a broad range of themes, images and text. She also likes to pay homage to other famous ceramicists.

 

Striped vase by Lucinda Mudge

Striped vase by Lucinda Mudge – height 44cm

Agapanthus, Capetown

 

 

You-Are-Here-vase --Lucinda-Mudge vase with world map

‘You Are Here’  — Lucinda Mudge vase with world map

 

 

Lucinda-Mudge-Be-Not-Afraid-ceramic-h-48-cm red vase green panel motif

Lucinda Mudge ‘Be Not Afraid’ ceramic vessel

height  48 cm

 

 

Lucinda Mudge-after-Matteo-Nigetti-ceramic-h-43-cm

Lucinda Mudge  —  ceramic vase after Matteo Nigetti

height -43-cm

 

 

the-beat-of-my-heart_yellow vase -Lucinda-Mudge

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

 

 

Lucinda Mudge -Thank-You-You-re-Welcome-ceramic vase-h-52-cm

‘Thank You You’re Welcome’ ceramic vase — Lucinda Mudge

height -52 cm

 

 

Lucinda-Mudge-maml-wata-vase

Lucinda Mudge Mami Wata vase

 

 

 

Lucinda-Mudge---Bigger-Better-Faster-Cooler, vase

Lucinda Mudge — ‘Bigger Better Faster Cooler’, vase

 

 

 

Lucinda-Mudge vase-finarts.co

Honey bees vase – Lucinda Mudge

finarts.co

 

 

Lucinda-Mudge-You-Had-It-Coming-tiger vase

Lucinda Mudge – You Had It Coming You Know

 

 

 

After-Cazeaux-I-ceramic-Lucinda-Mudge-h-54-cm

‘After Cazeaux I’ ceramic vase -Lucinda Mudge

height 54 cm

 

 

After-Catteaux-II-ceramic vase -Lucinda-Mudge height-49-cm-

‘After Catteaux II’ ceramic vase – Lucinda Mudge

height-49 cm

 

 

Take-What-You-Want-ceramic vase - Lucinda-Mudge

‘Take What You Want’ ceramic vase – Lucinda Mudge

 

 

 

Thijs Nel

 

karoo landscape pottery Thijs Nel

Karoo landscape pottery  —  Thijs Nel

 

 

Meulsteen-Altar-Thijs-Nel-Stoneware Sculpture

‘Meulsteen Altar’ – Thijs Nel Stoneware Sculpture

Gallery 88

 

 

Still-Life-on-Sotho-Blanket-oil on cnavas Thijs-Nel

‘Still Life on Sotho Blanket’ – oil on canvas by Thijs Nel

Gallery88

 

 

Thijs-Nel-sculptural-ceramic vase

Thijs Ne sculptural ceramic vase

Gallery 88

 

Sculpture,-koning-en-koningin-King-and-Queen

Sculpture,– Koning en Koningin (King and Queen)  —  Thijs Nel

 

 

Thijs Nel, ZA

 

 

Larger-Sculptures-masl-2016-Thijs-Nel jade green abstract male face

Large ceramic sculpture mask  – Thijs Nel

2016

 

'Pomegranate Joy' - Thijs Nel 760mm-x-600mm-Acrylic-on-Canva abstract painting

‘Pomegranate Joy’ – Thijs Nel

760mm x 600mm – Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

Folded ceramic-vessel -- Thijs Nel

Thijs Nel folded sculpture vessel

Gallery88

 

 

lucky-madlo-sibiya-calabash ceramic sgraffito vessel

Lucky Madlo Sibiya calabash sgraffito vessel

 

 

lucky-madlo-sibiya-ceramic-vessel

Lucky Madlo Sibiya incised ceramic vessel, ZA

 

 

Ruan-Hoffman-ceramic-vase black and white abstract

Ruan Hoffman-ceramic vase black and white abstract

 

 

water lily plate - Ruan Hoffman

Ruan Hoffman

 

 

 

Agapanthus-Tim-Morris-ceramic platter

Tim Morris ceramic rectangular dish

Agapanthus

 

 

 

Agapanthus-Johannes-Scott red bowl

Johannes Scott bowl

Agapanthus

 

 

Martin Haines  —  ‘Willow Tree Cat’

 

 

Agapanthus-Martin-Haines hare figurine-(1)A-studio-potter-living-in-Nieu-Bethesda

Martin Haines ceramic hare figurine

Agapanthus

 

 

Ralph-Johnson-stoneware-bowl

Ralph Johnson stoneware bowl

 

 

Red Porcelain-bowl-Ralph-Johnson

Porcelain bowl Ralph Johnson

 

 

Lee-Hensberg hand paintd vase--freakalee-ceramics

Lee Hensberg – Freakalee Ceramics

 

 

 

Lee Hensberg butter dish

Freakalee Ceramics

 

Ikebana – vision of transcendence

 

The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog - Birch branches and Cymbidium

Birch branches and Cymbidium

The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog

 

 

 

Pat's-Ikebana---Fruiting-branch-with-NZ-flax---2016

Fruiting branch with NZ flax  —  Pat’s Ikebana

Qld, 2016

The traditional practice of the art of Ikebana was always approached with a mindfulness of the inner sublimity and is also known by the name ‘ofkado’ (way of flowers). Being originally developed by practicing temple monks, the spirit of ikebana has survived the centuries since its beginning and is embedded in Japanese culture. I have included a collection of ikebana arrangements from the Queensland Sogetsu ikebanist Pat Mackie, some examples from the Japanese artist Kawase Toshiro and ikebana created with ceramic vessels from the German ceramicist Jochen Ruth. Additional ceramic vessels that can be used for ikebana arrangements are also featured as well as some Indonesian ikebana form Lusy Wahyudi and friends.

 

Kawase-Toshiro Ikebana flowers

Kawase Toshiro ikebana, Japan

Spatial awareness is altered by our higher consciousness, which has a distinct and tangible perspective, and this zone is infused into the aesthetic composition of ikebana. The inner calm of meditation flows from a deconstruction of the habitual clutter of the mind and ikebana became a visual metaphor for this refined state of consciousness. Observation of the innate beauty of the natural world from a heightened perspective was also a key influence and encapsulating this into a simple artistic statement was an integral component of ikebana flower arrangement.

 

Ikebana - Dick-Lehman-pottery

Dick Lehman pottery

 

The Japanese arts in general have been derived from similar influences to the approach with the ikebama arts and the subtle appreciation of balance and space is ever present. In Zen philosophy there are seven aesthetic principles for achieving Wabi-Sabi.
Yugen: subtly profound grace, not obvious, Seijaku: tranquility. Datsuzoku: unbounded by convention, free, Fukinsei: asymmetry, irregularity. Kanso: simplicity. Koko: basic,.weathered, Shizen: without pretense, natural.
It’s easy to see these qualities also evoked in the ikebana arts.The beauty of ikebana exists as a subtle reminder of the depth of aesthetics and balance in nature and is a fine vehicle for reflecting this with indoor decoration.

 

 

Toyohara-Chikanobu-(Japanese-1838-1912)---Flower-Arranging-and-Tea-Ceremony-(1895) Japanese lady creating ikebana

‘Flower Arranging and Tea Ceremony’ – Toyohara Chikanobu (Japanese 1838-1912)

1895

During the Kamakura period (1192 ~ 1333) Ikebana became a form of meditation for Zen Buddhist priests. Floral offerings were placed in front of altars to honor the Buddha and the souls of the dead. These offerings evolved into floral arrangements designed to express the subtle harmony between spirit and matter. Arrangements were originally composed of three main lines of differing height together creating a three dimensional form – the balance between the lines symbolizing the unity between spirit, man and earth.

 

 

Japanese Samurai warrior in fighting pose painting

Japanese Samurai warrior painting

The warrior class or ‘Samurai’ brought great lifestyle changes to Japanese society during the Kamakura period, making it fashionable to display Ikebana arrangements in the homes of wealthy townsmen. Samurai would create Ikebana not merely as a flower arrangement but a short-lived structure reflecting man’s own mortality.

“Ikebana is a form of sculpture that exists only within a limited time span, transforms from moment to moment, then perishes.” — Akane Teshigahara

Samurai would live and die like an Ikebana form but their spirit was believed to be eternal. To reach a state of concentration and become centred, Ikebana was consistently performed by Samurai prior to going into battle. Through this connection with nature, the heart and mind were believed to be purified. Ikebana went on to gain substantial respect and appreciation by the imperial and military leaders of Japan in the Momoyama period (1573~1603), celebrated amongst the Samurai.

new.uniquejapan.com/origins-of-ikebana

 

ikebana-Gunter-Black,-Australia-vessel by Jochen-Ruth

Ikebana arrangement by Gunter Black, Australia, ceramic vessel by Jochen Ruth

 

 

Ikebana-Ikenebo-Rikka-Shimputa i- - Lusy Wahyudi

Ikebana Ikenobo Rikka Shimputai by Lusy Wahyudi, Indonesia

 

 

Ikebana-Japanese-Suzeki-Stone

Japanese Suzeki Stone

 

 

 

Ikebana Ikenebo Rikka Shimputai---Linda Prasasto

Ikebana Ikenebo Rikka Shimputai—Linda Prasasto

 

 

Akira-Satake-ikebana-vase in orange brown finish

Akira Satake ikebana vase

 

Aya-Sogetsu-school-of-ikebana - yellow flower

Aya Sogetsu school of ikebana

 

 

 

Bauhiinia---One-Kind-of-Branch---2013

Bauhiinia tree ikebana — One Kind of Branch—2013

 

 

Bitter-melon-and-Chilli-ikebana-Pats-ikebana

Bitter melon and Chilli   — Pat’s Ikebana

 

Ikebana-Ikenebo-Rikka-Shimputai-----Lusy-Wahyudi - angular vase

Ikebana Ikenobo Rikka Shimputai by Lusy Wahyudi, Indonesia

Lusy Wahyudi – Flickr

 

 

Ikebana-Ikenebo-Rikka-Shimputai-------Lusy-Wahyudi Indonesia

Ikebana Ikenobo Rikka Shimputai by Lusy Wahyudi, Indonesia

 

 

Goro-Suzuki-ikebana-vessel

Goro Suzuki ikebana vessel

 

 

Ikebana-Ikenobo-Jhiyuka---Yohanus-Wemphy geometric floral display

Ikebana Ikenob Jhiyuka — Yohanus Wemphy

 

Ikebana-Ikenobo-Rikka-Shimputai-by-Lusy-Wahyudi-slender red vase

Ikebana Ikenobo Rikka Shimputai by Lusy Wahyudi, Indonesia

 

 

Bromeliad flowers-and-leaves-ikebana---2016

Bromeliad and leaves ikebana — Pat Mackie

Pat’s Ikebana, 2016

 

 

Pat's Ikebana - Bromeliad-leaves-and-blossom----2016

‘Bromeliad leaves and blossom’ — Pat’s Ikebana

2016

 

 

Bunjin-arrangement-Pats-Ikebana yellow flower and driftwood

Bunjin arrangement – Pat’s Ikebana

The Bunjin Arrangement is not bound by floral styles, and materials may be freely arranged to express one’s subjective view of plants.  Emphasis is placed on the elegance and poetic nature of rare blooms, shrubs and plants.

 

 

Pine bonsai tree

Pine bonsai

 

 

dark-silence-in-suburbia-Yo-Akiyama ceramic sculpture

‘Dark silence in suburbia’ – Yo Akiyama

 

 

Dineke-Beereboom-Db---Two-Of-A-Kind metal sculpture

Dineke Beereboom — ‘Two Of A Kind’

 

 

Emily-Katz ikebana

Emily Katz ikebana

Pura Vida Peartree workshop

 

 

Pats-Ikebana-Eucalyptus-branches-and-Bougainvillea-2015

‘Eucalyptus branches and Bougainvillea’ – Pat’s Ikebana

2015

 

 

Vintage---vase--celadon---porcelain

Small vintage celadon vase

 

 

 

Gold-Bullion-Tokkuri vessel-Ryota-Aoki

‘Gold Bullion Tokkuri’ vessel – Ryota Aoki

 

 

Green Arrangement – Pat’s Ikebana

2015

 

Bizen stoneware, with the characteristic reddish hidasuki or "fire-marked" pattern,

Bizen stoneware vase, with the characteristic reddish hidasuki or “fire-marked” pattern,

 

 

Fukinaga-('From-the-Wind'~ Bonsai ) on wooden base by Vaclav Novak

‘From the Wind’~ Bonsai (盆栽) by Vaclav Novak – Fukinagashi Pinus uncinata

 

 

Ovoid Honda aluminium die cast vessel adapted to Ikebana---Utsuwanote

Ovoid Honda aluminium die cast vessel adapted to an  Ikebana display

Utsuwanote

 

 

ikebana display by Anita Haase Schönbeck,-Berlin ceramic vessel by Jochen Ruth

Ikebana display by Anita Haase Schönbeck, Berlin with ceramic vessel by Jochen Ruth

Jochen Ruth Ceramics

 

Ikebana-by-HIRAMA-Mario,-Japan

Ikebana by Mario Hirama, Japan

 

 

Nordic-Lotus-Modern-basket-ikebana.-Calla-lily,-pine-and-bamboo-stick

Calla lily, pine and bamboo stick

 The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog

 

 

white flower ikebana by Gunter Black,-Jochen-Ruth vase

Ikebana arrangement by Gunter Black, Jochen Ruth vase

 

 

Spring bloom ikebana

Spring blooms ikebana  – Magnolia, snapdragon and succulents

2017

 

ikebana-Gunter-Black,-Australia-Jochen-Ruth - pink flower

Ikebana by Gunter Black, Jochen Ruth vessel

 

 

ikebana by Hans Riester, Berlin ceramic vessel by Jochen Ruth

Ikebana by Hans Riester, Berlin & ceramic vessel by Jochen Ruth

 

 

Ikebana-Hans-Riester,Berlin --ceramic pot byJochen Ruth

Ikebana floral arrangement by Hans Riester,Berlin — ceramic vase by Jochen Ruth

 

 

Ikebana by Karin Kopp,-Ritterhude Jochen Ruth ceramic vessel

Ikebana by Karin Kopp, Ritterhude & Jochen Ruth ceramic vessel

 

 

ikebana-Karin-Kopp,-Ritterhude-Jochen-Ruth

Ikebana by Karin Kopp & Jochen Ruth ceramic vessel

 

 

Burnt orange ikebana-vase-red-zen-georgetown-pottery-

Red Zen  ikebana vase –  Georgetown Pottery

 

 

Ikebana-by-Truus-Esther-(Otomodachi)

Ikebana by Truus Esther-(Otomodachi)

 

 

Ikebana-Ikenebo-Rikka-Shimputai---Lusy-Wahyudi pink and yellow flowers

Ikebana Ikenebo Rikka Shimputai—Lusy Wahyudi

 

 

Ikebana-'On-the-way-to-the-top'-(Otomodachi) climbing pink flowers

Ikebana  ‘On the way to the top’ (Otomodachi)

 

 

Ikenobo arrangement with wonderful pink blossoming flowers-(Otomodachi)

Ikenobo arrangement with pink blossoming flowers – Otomodachi

 

 

ikebana-vase-starry-night-georgetown-pottery

Starry Night  ikebana vase –  Georgetown Pottery

 

 

 

James-Oughtibridge-Chocolate-Brown-creased Vase

James Oughtibridge sculptural vase

 

 

Japanese-Red Maple bonsai_moss and stone gardens

Japanese Red Maple bonsai

Moss and Stone Gardens

 

 

Jochen-Ruth-black glaze vase

Jochen Ruth

 

 

Katsunori-Sawa-pottery-vessel

Katsunori Sawa

 

 

Kurokawa-Tōru---Ceramic sculpture vessel---Mirviss

Kurokawa Tōru — Ceramic sculpture vessel

Mirviss Gallery

 

 

Lamella-Vases

Flat round incised vessels – Lamella

 

 

Amaryllis, Aspedistra, Sibirian Dogwood.

Hanamai Ikebana – Amaryllis, Aspedistra, Sibirian Dogwood

The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog

 

 

Pats-ikebana-Leaves-only-in-horizontal-arrangement--2015

Leaves only in horizontal arrangement — Pat’s Ikebana

2015

 

 

Mihara-Ken-ceramic-vase

Mihara Ken

 

 

 

Pats-Ikebana--2013 red flowers and large green leaves

Pat’s Ikebana

2013

 

 

Pats Ikebana-2016---Vine and giant Allium

‘Vine and giant Allium’ – Pat’s Ikebana

2016

 

Pats-Ikebana-Bromeliad-and-leaves red vase---2016

‘Bromeliad and leaves’ – Pat’s Ikebana

 

 

Peter-Voulkos-ceramic ovoid vessel

Peter Voulkos ceramic ovoid vessel

 

Pats-Ikebana-Poinchiana-Podas-and-Ixora-2015

‘Poinchiana Podas and Ixora’ — Pats Ikebana

2015

 

 

Raku-Vase-Mountain-carved---Blue-Spruce-Pottery

Raku Vase Mountain carved — Blue Spruce Pottery

 

 

Kawase Toshiro Red Blossom ikebana, Japan

 

 

Shino-Suzuku vase

Shino Suzuku vase —Goro Suzuki

 

 

 

White Square-vase,-kohiki-Shozo Michikawa

Square vase, kohiki – Shozo Michikawa

 

 

red vase Straight-Lines---2016-Pats-ikebana

‘Straight Lines’ – Pat’s Ikebana

2016

 

 

Corylus-avelana-contorta, the twisted hazelnut-ikebana

Corylus avelana contorta, the twisted hazelnut ikebana

 

 

Shoka-shimputai-ikebana-Lusy-Wahyudi

Shoka shimputai ikebana – Lusy Wahyudi

 

Zen garden – Tokyotimes

 

 

 

Kawase Toshiro ikebana, Japan

 

 

Gohua stone moon-Bonsai-Suseki-gold-forest-in-high-mountain on wooden base

‘Gold forest in high mountain’ – Suseki Gohua stone

 

 

ikebana-arrangement botanical

Ikebana arrangement

 

 

Wood fired Vase-by-Shiho-Kanzaki,-Japan

Wood fired Vase by Shiho Kanzaki, Japan

 

 

The-Nordic-Lotus-Ikebana-Blog

Ikebana display – The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog

 

 

 

Poinchiana-Pods-construction- Pats Ikebana--2015

Poinchiana Pods construction- Pat’s Ikebana

2015

 

Ikebana-'Leaping-salmon'-by Otomodachi

Ikebana ‘Leaping salmon’ by Otomodachi

 Otomodachi (flickr)

 

 

Pats ikebana-Walking Iris and lilly-2016

‘Walking Iris and lilly’ – Pat’s ikebana

2016

 

 

Wattle-and-Anthurium---2016-Pat's-Ikebana

Wattle and Anthurium  – Pat’s Ikebana

2016

 

Woody-Pear-and-Ixora-Pats-Ikebana-2016 Pat Mackie ikebana

‘Woody Pear and Ixora’ –  Pat’s Ikebana

2016

 

 

 

Yakuza-tattoo figure

Japanese Yakuza tattoo figure

 

Yasuhisa-Kohyama ceramic ikebana vessel

Yasuhisa Kohyama ceramic ikebana vessel

 

 

Yoshihiro-Kunikata-'Black-Pottery--Moon-Trip'

‘Black Pottery–Moon Trip’  — Yoshihiro Kunikata

 

 

Керамика-Pavel-Zamikhovsky.2011

Pavel Zamikhovsky 2011

 

Art-Floral-Ikebana-Mai-Van-Thai-Thomas--red flowers and branches ikebana

Floral Ikebana – Mai Van Thai Thomas

 

 

Ikebana--centerpiece-inspiration-flower-vases-flower-plants-Ikebana 'Red and pink fireworks' (Otomodachi)

Ikebana ‘Red and pink fireworks’  cascading Ohara style by Otomodachi

 

 

 

Ikebana Rikka-Shimputai-by-Lusy-Wahyudi

Ikebana Rikka-Shimputai by Lusy Wahyudi

 

 

The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog

The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog

 

 

Zen-Still-Life---Flickr---Elena-Ray ikebana display

‘Zen Still Life’ –Flickr–Elena Ray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clarice Cliff Art Deco: The André Aerne Collection

 

Here are some Clarice Cliff ceramic pieces featured in a Christie’s online-only sale of over 100 lots timed to coincide with the Living with Art live sale. Carefully selected by Mr. André Aerne of Charlevoix, Michigan, this collection of ceramics is being sold to benefit the Muskegon Museum of Art and includes a diverse array of the shapes, colors and patterns for which Cliff was famed.

Auction Catalogue   – concludes Aug 25

 

Clarice-Cliff-Art-Deco Various-patterns-and-shapes

Clarice Cliff Art Deco ceramics

Christies

 

Clarice Cliff was a prolific artist and produced many hundreds of designs during the inter-war period, but her style remains immediately recognisable. It’s not just the bright colors that makes Clarice Cliff’s ceramics look vivacious. There is a consistent spirit of joy that permeates her designs which express fascinating originality. She was one of the first females in the ceramic arts to launch a line under her own name. When Cliff first achieved her success in the 1920’s, there was little precedent for a young woman from a working-class family becoming a designer, and branding her work with her own name.

 

 

Clarice Cliff set in ‘Bizarre’ ‘Crocus’ pattern, comprising a vase, sifter, two jam pot and covers, platter, salt and pepper shakers, a mustard pot and cover and a napkin ring

Christies

While Cliff was undoubtedly inspired by the Art Deco designs of the 1920s, she also looked farther afield for ideas — namely, the avant-garde movements of Cubism and De Stijl. Many of her wares have distinctly modernist shapes and visible brushstrokes, something that was discouraged from the usual lines of production and which demonstrates her pioneering vision. She made things that were designed to be used in the home — tea and coffee sets, candlesticks, vases, plates — but she also wanted women to have access to interesting and colourful things,’ according to Natalie Voorheis, ‘Not everyone would have known what the Cubists were doing but she was heavily influenced by them, and so it made its way into the homes of ordinary people.’

 

 

Clarice-Cliff - Brighton-Art-Gallery - 1972

Clarice Cliff – Brighton Art Gallery – 1972

 

 

RARE-CLARICE-CLIFF-TEA-SET-In-the-aerographed-pink-color,-nautilus-shape,-comprising-a-teapot,-tea-cup-and-saucer,-side-plate,-sugar-bowl-and-creamer---1936

Clarice Cliff tea set in the aerographed pink color, nautilus shape, comprising: a teapot, tea cup and saucer, side plate, sugar bowl and creamer

Christies

 

 

Clarice-cliff--vase-and-three-serving-platters-The-'Garland'-pattern-vase-in-shape-401,-the-platters-inthe-'Bizarre'-'Diamonds',

Clarice Cliff–vase and three serving platters

The ‘Garland’ pattern vase in shape 401, the platters in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Diamonds’, ‘Fantasque’ ‘Melons’, ‘Fantasque’ ‘Sunray Leaves’ patterns

Christies

 

Clarice Cliff-centerpiece-bowl-and-pitcher-The-bowl-in-the-‘Bizarre’-‘Bridgewater’-pattern,-shape-475,-the-pitcher-in-the-‘Fantasque-Alton’-pattern,-Daffodil-shape-12

Clarice Cliff-centerpiece bowl and pitcher

The bowl in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Bridgewater’ pattern,the pitcher in the ‘Fantasque’ ‘Alton’ pattern

12.75 in height  Christies

 

 

 

Clarice-Cliff-art-deco-pottery-set

Clarice Cliff art deco pottery

Christies

 

 

‘Bizarre’-‘Clouvre-Tulip’-pattern vase Height 23-15-inches

Clarice Cliff ‘Bizarre’-‘Clouvre Tulip’ pattern vase

Height 23.15-inches  Christies

 

 

a-clarice-cliff-centerpiece-bowl-In-the-‘Fantasque’-‘Floreat’-pattern,-shape-417-9.125-in

Clarice Cliff centerpiece art deco bowl in the ‘Fantasque’-‘Floreat’ pattern

Christies

 

 

clarice-cliff-large-jardiniere-In-the-'Bizarre'-Sliced-Circle'-pattern,-dover-shape-7.75-in

Clarice Cliff large jardiniere in the ‘Bizarre’ Sliced Circle’ pattern, dover shape

7.75-inch height    Christies

 

 

Clarice-Cliff-large-jardiniere-In-the-'Bizarre'-Marigold'-pattern

Clarice Cliff large jardiniere–‘Bizarre’ – ‘Marigold’ pattern

Christies

 

 

Clarice-cliff-six-piece-tea-and-coffee-service-In-the-'Latona-Red-Roses'-pattern

Clarice Cliff six piece tea and coffee service – ‘Latona Red Roses’ pattern

Consisting of a teapot and cover, coffee pot and cover, teacup, two coffee cups and saucers and a creamer together with a ‘Yoo Hoo’  conical sugar bowl, a ‘Fantasque Bizarre’ ‘Summerhouse’ match box and a later conical caster by Wedgwood

Christies

 

Clarice Cliff pair-of-clarice-cliff-bookends-In-the-'Fantasque'-'Apples'-pattern

Art Deco Clarice Cliff pair of bookends — ‘Fantasque’ ‘Apples’ pattern

Christies

 

-pair-of-clarice-cliff-large-wall-pockets-In-the-'Bizarre'-'Delecia-Citrus'-pattern,-the-underside-of-each-additionally-painted-as-a-citrus-fruit-12inches-in-height

 

Pair of Clarice Cliff large wall pockets

In the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Delecia Citrus’ pattern, the underside of each additionally painted as a citrus fruit

12 inches height  — Christies

 

 

 

Art-Deco Clarice Cliff centerpiece --'Bizarre'-'Tennis-Summerhouse'-pattern-Clarice-Cliff

30’s Art Deco Clarice Cliff centerpiece –‘Bizarre’-‘Tennis Summerhouse’ pattern

Christies

 

'Bizarre'-'Rhodanthe'-pattern-vases,-Clarice-Cliff

‘Bizarre’ ‘Rhodanthe’ pattern vases – Clarice Cliff

Christies

 

CEramic vase 'Bizarre'-'Rhodanthe'-pattern,---Clarice-Cliff

 

 

‘Bizarre’ ‘Rhodanthe’ pattern,—Clarice Cliff

Christies

CLARICE-CLIFF JUG'Bizarre'-jug-shape-42

 

Clarice Cliff jug ‘Bizarre’ pattern

Christies

 

Clarice-Cliff-art-deco-ceramic collection

Clarice Cliff art deco ceramics

The platter in the ‘Chloris’ pattern, biaritz shape, the jug in the ‘Nasturtium’ pattern, the conical sifters in the ‘Nasturtium’, ‘Delecia’ and ‘Canterbury Bells’ patterns

Christies

 

 

clarice-cliff-centerpiece-bowl--In-the-'Bizarre'-'Patina-Country'-pattern,-shape-383-9-in.-(23-cm

Clarice Cliff centerpiece bowl

In the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Patina Country’ pattern, 3 9 in. (23 cm.) diameter

Christies

 

Clarice-Cliff-art deco pottery vessels

Clarice Cliff ceramic vessels – ‘Latona Mushroom’, the second ‘Fantasque’ ‘Broth’, the third ‘Latona Thistle’

Christies

 

Clarice-Cliff--art deco ceramics

Clarice Cliff ceramic wares

Christies

 

Clarice-Cliff-vase-Nuage'-pattern,-isis-shape-1928-1936

Clarice Cliff vase ‘Nuage’ pattern, isis shape

1928-1936 —  Christies

 

Clarice-Cliff-conical-sugar-shifters

Clarice Cliff conical sugar shifters

Christies

 

clarice-cliff-large-charger-Art-Deco-In-the-'Bizarre'-'Branches-&-Squares'-pattern-18-in.-(45.5-cm

Clarice Cliff-Art Deco Cubist  Charger -‘Bizarre’, ‘Branches & Squares’ pattern

18-inch dia..-(45.5-cm)  — Christies

 

 

Clarice Cliff jardiniere in the 'Bizarre' 'Tartan' pattern, the 'Latona' 'Aztec' wares comprising a yo-yo vase shape

Clarice Cliff sample jardiniere, centerpiece bowl, vase and a plate

The jardiniere in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Tartan’ pattern, the ‘Latona’ ‘Aztec’ wares comprising a yo-yo vase shape

Christies

 

Clarice-Cliff-tea-set

Clarice Cliff teapot and cover, two teacups and saucers, a side plate, a creamer and a sugar bowl, in the lynton shape, together with a vase, all in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Goldstone’ pattern.

Christies

 

CLARICE-CLIFF-WARES-In-the-‘Fantasque’-‘Windbells’-pattern-comprising-A-teapot-and-cover,-Daffodil-pattern,-a-jug-in-the-Bon-Jour-shape,-a-conical-sifter

Clarice Cliff wares in the ‘Fantasque’ ‘Windbells’ pattern comprising: A teapot and cover, Daffodil pattern, a jug in the Bon Jour shape, a conical sifter and a saucer

Christies

 

Clarice Cliff-ceramics Comprising-a-platter,-a-centerpiece-bowl-in-the-‘Bizarre’-‘Persian’-pattern,-and-a-vase,-together-with-a-caster-with-metal-cover

Clarice Cliff platter, a centerpiece bowl in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Persian’ pattern, and a vase, and a caster with metal cover

Christies

 

 

2-Clarice-Cliff-vases-In-the-‘Original-Bizarre’-pattern,-shape-360-and-the-‘Bizarre’-‘Luxor’-pattern

 Two Clarice Cliff vases–‘Original Bizarre’ pattern, and the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Luxor’ pattern

Christies

 

Clarice-Cliff-jug-In-the-‘Bizarre’-‘Caprice’-pattern,-lotus-shape

Clarice Cliff jug — ‘Bizarre’ ‘Caprice’ pattern, lotus shape

Christies

 

 

 

five-clarice-cliff-wares--'Original-Bizarre'-pattern---three-vases,-shapes-186,-278-and-3,-a-footed-centerpiece-bowl-and-an-octagonal-jam-pot-and-cover-11

Five Clarice Cliff wares — ‘Original Bizarre’ pattern, comprising three vases, a footed centerpiece bowl and an octagonal jam pot and cover

Christies

 

group-of-clarice-cliff-decorative-tableware's-Various-patterns-and-shapes-comprising-two-fern-pots,-a-jug,-and-a-jam-pot-and-cover

Clarice Cliff tablewares Various patterns and shapes comprising: two fern pots, a jug, and a jam pot and cover

Christies

 

 clarice cliff centerpiece bowl -In-the-‘Fantasque’-‘Circles-&-Squares’-pattern,

Clarice Cliff centerpiece bowl  In the ‘Fantasque’ ‘Circles & Squares’ pattern

Christies

 

 

Clarice Cliff vase In-the-'Bizarre'-'Archaic'-pattern,--inscribed replica.-temple-of-luxor.-thebes.-capital-of-the-large-columns-1250-b.c

Clarice Cliff vase -In the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Archaic’ pattern

Inscribed replica. Temple of Luxor. Thebes. capital of the large columns-1250 b.c

Christies

 

 

Two-clarice-cliff-vases--In the 'Bizarre' 'Latona Flowerheads' and 'Applique Caravan' patterns

Two Clarice Cliff vases–In the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Latona Flowerheads’ and ‘Applique Caravan’ patterns

Christies

 

 

Three-english-porcelain-vasesThe first designed by John Butler in the ‘Tibetan’ pattern, the second ‘Carmelia’ ‘Tahiti’ signed S.P., the third with factory stamp for Wilkinson

Three English porcelain vases

The first designed by John Butler in the ‘Tibetan’ pattern, the second ‘Carmelia’ ‘Tahiti’ signed S.P., the third with factory stamp for Wilkinson

Christies

 

Three art deco clarice cliff ‘bizarre’ vases-The first in the ‘Delicia Pansies’ pattern, the second ‘Capri’ the third ‘Delecia Poppy’

Three Art Deco Clarice Cliff vases

The first in the ‘Delicia Pansies’ pattern, the second ‘Capri’ the third ‘Delecia Poppy’

Christies

 

Clarice CliffThe tea set comprising: a teapot, tea cup, saucer, sugar bowl and creamer, all in the Stamford shape, lacking Clarice Cliff mark, the other Clarice Cliff wares comprising a plate in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Flora’ pattern, a teapot in the Stamford shape and a vase in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Delecia’ pattern,

Clarice Cliff tea set comprising: a teapot, tea cup, saucer, sugar bowl and creamer

All in the Stamford shape, a plate in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Flora’ pattern, a teapot in the Stamford shape and a vase in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Delecia’ pattern,

Christies

 

Clarice-Cliff-vasesThe first ‘Bizarre’ ‘Sliced Circle’ pattern shape 205, the second ‘Bizarre’ ‘Football’ pattern shape 363, the third ‘Fantasque’ ‘Melon’ pattern shape 205

Clarice Cliff vases – ‘Bizarre’ ‘Sliced Circle’ pattern shape,  ‘Bizarre’ ‘Football’ pattern shape, ‘Fantasque’ ‘Melon’ pattern shape

Christies

 

Two Clarice Cliff tea sets, a jam pot and cover, and a cake stand

Christies

 

Three-Clarice-Cliff-vases --The first in the ‘Trumpet Flowers’ pattern, shape 353, the second ‘Scarlet Flower’, shape 187, the third ‘Latona Garden’

Three Clarice Cliff vases –The first in the ‘Trumpet Flowers’ pattern, the second ‘Scarlet Flower’, the third ‘Latona Garden’

Christies

 

two-clarice-cliff-pitchers-and-a-centerpiece-bowlThe-pitchers-in-the-'Bizarre'-'Zap'-and-'Berries'-patterns,-athens-shape,-the-bowl-'Kandine'-pattern,-

Two Clarice Cliff pitchers and a centerpiece bowl

The pitchers in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Zap’ and ‘Berries’ patterns, Athens shape, the bowl in a ‘Kandine’ pattern, together with a Crown Devon, Clarice Cliff style jug

Christies

 

 

Three-art-deco-clarice-cliff-plates---In-the-‘Bizzare’-‘Lightning’,-‘Original-Bizarre’-and-‘Bizarre’-‘Swirls’-patterns

Three Art Deco Clarice Cliff plates

In the ‘Bizzare’ ‘Lightning’, ‘Original Bizarre’ and ‘Bizarre’ ‘Swirls’ patterns

12 inch dia.   Christies

 

 

Three-clarice-cliff-jugs in the 'Fantasque' 'Fruit', 'Fantasque' 'Lily' and a 'Bizarre' pattern, the first 1928.

Three Clarice Cliff jugs in the ‘Fantasque’ ‘Fruit’, ‘Fantasque’ ‘Lily’ and a ‘Bizarre’ pattern, the first 1928.

Christies

 

Clarice Cliff Art Deco vases – Comprising a ‘Fantasque Bizarre’ ‘Xanthic’ vase & ‘Bizarre’ ‘Xavier’ vase

Christies

 

three-clarice-cliff-pitchers-and-a-centerpiece-bowl-The pitchers in the 'Fantasque' 'Autumn' pattern, athens shape, the bowl in the 'Rudyard' pattern

Clarice Cliff pitchers in the ‘Fantasque’ ‘Autumn’ pattern, Athens shape, the bowl in the ‘Rudyard’ pattern

Christies

 

 

Two-Art Deco Clarice-Cliff tea sets

Two Art Deco Clarice Cliff tea sets

The first in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Moonflower’ pattern, stamford shape comprising: a teapot and cover, sugar bowl, creamer, cup and saucer and side plate, the second comprising a teapot, two cups and saucers, a side-plate, creamer and sugar bowl, in the ‘Bizarre’ ‘Secrets’ pattern, bonjour shape

Christies

 

 

Two-Clarice-Cliff-vases-The-first-‘Sunrise’,-the-second-‘Arabesque’

Clarice Cliff cylinder vases — The first ‘Sunrise’, the second ‘Arabesque’

11 inch height — Christies

 

 

Two-clarice-cliff-vases The first in the ‘Love Birds’ pattern, the second ‘Stile & Trees’

Clarice Cliff vases – The first in the ‘Love Birds’ pattern, the second ‘Stile & Trees’

Christies

 

 

Four-clarice-cliff-jugs-and-two-coffee-pots-and-covers

Two ‘Latona’ jugs in the ‘Dahlia’ and ‘Bouquet’ patterns, a ‘Bizarre’ ‘Sunburst’ pattern jug, an ‘Applique’ ‘Blossom’ pattern jug and two ‘Bizarre’ coffee pots in the ‘Lydiat’

Christies

 

Auction Catalogue   – concludes Aug 25

 

Clarice Cliff teacups

 

 

 

 

 

Brussels – Ceramic Event 8  

 

Brussels ceramic event eight

 

 

 

Ceramic Event 8   —  23rd September to 1st October 2017

139 Moliere Avenue, Brussels  — Midday to 6pm

An annual event dedicated to contemporary ceramic arts featuring 65 artists displaying 400 works in the heart of Brussels.

A versatile selection of ceramic artisans including
Paule Fattaccioli, Atsuhi Kitahara, Lee Bomi, Chloé Peytermann, Denis Castaing,
Eve Vaucheret, Jo Schoenmakers & Marjo de Vries, Margot Thyssens, Oana Stoica, Patrick Jadot, Simona
Janišová, Valérie Ceulemans, Mirka Janeckova, Claire Marfisi, Edwige Thiou, Rosana Guest Freixas, Vera
Stoef, Anima Roos, Marta Armada, Claudia Aravena and  Nevin Arig.

PDF  program

Composition of the selection committee –

Gallery of Ô
Private Collector
Mels Boom, ceramist and editor of the magazine Klei.
Sylvette Gaudichon, in charge of collections and exhibitions of applied arts at the Museum La Piscine, Roubaix.
Lynn Fridmann, ceramist, co-president and co-ordinator of the Swissceramics events.

An additional Ceramic Artshop boutique space will be dedicated to ceramic jewelry

 

 

Art Nonuveau building Brussels

Ceramic Event Venue  — 139 Avenue Moliere, Brussels

 

 

 

Chloé-Peytermann-turquoise-ceramic-bowl

Chloé Peytermann ceramic bowl

 

 

 

Mirka Janeckova

Mirka Janeckova

 

 

Claire-Marfisi-ceramic-necklace

Claire Marfisi

 

 

Lee Bomi ceramics

 

 

 

Marta-Armada-ceramic-pendant

Marta Armada ceramic pendant

 

 

 

Paule-Fattaccioli-ceramic-bowl with tulips

Paule Fattaccioli

 

 

 

white-porcelain-set--Patrick-Jadot

Patrick Jadot

 

Also exhibiting at this current event (asterisk) and past Ceramic Event artists

 

Anima-Roos-footed ceramic-red koi bowl

Anima Roos*  —  red koi bowl

 

Nathalie-Jover three matt porcelain cups

Nathalie Jover

 

 

Albane-Trolle-footed-bowls

Albane Trolle – elegant footed bowls

 

 

 

Thérèse-Lebrun-white porous ceramic-sculpture

‘Concrétion’ — Thérèse Lebrun*

2015

 

Anne-Marie-Laureys-folded-ceramic-sculpture - natt peach colour

Anne Marie Laureys* ceramic sculpture

 

 

anne-marie-laureys-green-bowl

Anne Marie Laureys*

 

 

Atsuhi-Kitahara-contemporary-bowls

Atsuhi Kitahara – Japanese contemporary bowls

 

 

 

Liz-Lescault contemporary vases

Liz Lescault

 

 

 

Bernard-Pierre-french ceramique vessel

Bernard Pierre

 

 

Didier-Joly--glass and clay sculpture

Didier Joly* sculpture

 

Cecil Kemperink ceramic jewelry

Cecil Kemperink*

 

 

Bol-fleur-Christelle-Gourmet ceramics

Ceramique bol fleur  — Christelle Gourmet

 

 

 

'Elodie-Chenu----five ceramic cups

‘Elodie Chenu—-ceramic cups

 

 

Virginie-Besengez ceramic vase

Virginie Besengez ceramic caldron

 

 

 

Lucy-Morrow-geometrical ceramic-sculpture

Lucy Morrow*

 

 

Claudia+Wassiczek-ceramic-sculpture raw abstract

Claudia Wassiczek ceramic sculpture

 

 

Domingo-nathalie--ceramic-sculpture-bowl

Domingo Nathalie–ceramic sculptured bowl

 

Eliane-Monnin-ceramic sculpture with budding plants

Eliane Monnin ceramic sculpture

 

 

Eglise-Saint-Augustin---Forest--Art-Deco-

Art Deco St. Augustin Church in Altitude Cent- by architects Léon Guianotte and André Watteyne

Forest, Belgium

 

 

'Elodie-Chenu---ceramic sculptural bottles

‘Elodie Chenu

 

 

Elsa-Alayse-ceramic-figurenes

Elsa Alayse

 

 

Eve-Vaucheret Brussels ceramics

Eve Vaucheret* porcelain artist Brussels

 

 

Eve Vaucheret

 

 

Fabienne-Withofs-ceramic-sculpture

Fabienne Withofs*

 

 

Fabienne-Withofs-with large ceramic plate

Fabienne Withofs

 

Frédérique-Fenouil-abstract-céramique sculpture

Frédérique Fenouil  abstract céramique sculpture

 

 

 

Nathalie-Jover ceramique tumblers and cups

Nathalie Jover

 

 

Brussels-Avenue-Molière-Bas-relief-de-Jef-Lambeaux - art nouveau

Brussels, Avenue Molière Bas relief de Jef Lambeaux

 

 

Markéta Nováková and Mira Podmanická bio vases with relief texture

Markéta Nováková and Mira Podmanická bio vases

 

Monika-Patuszynska ceramic vases

Monika Patuszynska

 

Monika Patuszynska sculptural vases

 

 

 

Myung-Joo-Kim---animal-sculpture

Myung Joo Kim*

 

 

Nathalie-Doyen-ceramic-art vessel

Nathalie Doyen sculptured stone art

 

 

Nathalie Doyen

Nathalie Doyen sculptured stone

 Nathalie Doyen creates intricate textures on stone by meticulously repeating the same gesture of pricking the earth with a needle and adding colour.

 

 

Nathalie-Jover-elegant-porcelain bowls

Nathalie Jover elegant bowls

 

 

Nathalie-Van-De-Wouwer-footed chawan

Nathalie Van De Wouwer chawan

 

Nathalie-Van-De-Wouwer--ceramic-bowl

Nathalie Van De Wouwer–ceramic bowl

 

Daniela Schlagenhauf ceramic porcelain sculpture

Daniela Schlagenhauf

 

 

Charles+Buls-fountain-Brussels

Charles Buls fountain, Brussels

 

 

Dorothée Loriquet. white polymorphic sculpture

Dorothée Loriquet

 

 

Ceramic Event 2 – Forest, Belgium

 

 

 

La-Ville-de-Bruxelles-street-sculpture

La Ville de Bruxelles

 

 

White tree ceramic-plate-dufour-laurent

White tree motif ceramic-plate — Laurent Dufour*

 

 

 

rouge bols-Isabelle-Leclercq

Rouge bols – Isabelle Leclercq

 

 

Jane-Norbury-raku-vase with fresh flowers

Jane Norbury* raku vase

 

 

 

Pascale-de-Visscher ceramic sculpture

Pascale de Visscher

 

 

 

Marianne-Vandebussche-porcelain-dish-textured exterior, smooth interior

Marianne Vandebussche porcelain dish

 

 

monika-patuszyńska-tea-set - black, white and yellow

Monika Patuszyńska tea set

 

eliane-monnin-ceramic-artisan

Eliane Monnin

 

 

Marianne-Vandebussche-ceramic-sandals

Marianne Vandebussche

 

 

myung-joo-kim-sculpture anomorphic

Myung Joo Kim* anomorphic sculpture

 

 

Noemi-Niederhauser-deep-blue-sculpture

Noemi Niederhauser

 

 

Olivia-Walker--ceramic-artist in studio

Olivia Walker*

 

 

 

Paolo-Polloniato-ceramic-artist

Paolo Polloniato

 

 

 

Paolo-Polloniato---contemporary ceramic-sculpture

Paolo Polloniato — contemporary ceramic sculpture

 

 

 

Stéphane-Guiffrey---ceramic-artist

Stéphane Guiffrey—ceramic artist

 

 

Stéphane Guiffrey handpainted ceramic ovoid vessel

Stéphane Guiffrey hand-painted ceramic ovoid vessel

 

 

 

Suzy-Balkert--terra-sigillata-bowl. orange and black glaze

Suzy Balkert — terra sigillata bowl

 

 

 

The-Art-Nouveau-sgraffiti-on-La-Maison-Cauchie,-artist-Paul-Cauchie'

Art Nouveau sgraffiti on La Maison Cauchie, artist Paul Cauchie’

Brussels

 

 

Thierry-Luang-Rath--ceramic-texture-bols

Thierry Luang Rath

 

Thierry Luang Rath

Thierry Luang Rath geometric pattern ceramic/glass cup

 

 

Valérie-Ceulemans-sauce-bowl

Valérie Ceulemans*

 

 

Valérie Ceulemans*

 

 

Vera-Zegerman-surrealist sculpture

Vera Zegerman-surrealist ceramic sculpture

 

 

Tjok-Dessauvage--ceramicist holding a ceramic sculpture

Tjok Dessauvage

 

 

Tjok-Dessauvage-ceramic sculpture

Tjok Dessauvage

 

 

Nicolas-Raguin-ceramic-cup

Nicolas Raguin

 

 

Nicolas-Raguin black and white striped cup

Nicolas Raguin

 

 

Olivia-Walker-ceramic footed cup

Olivia Walker*

 

 

Omur-Tokgoz-(Turkey)---perfectly-imperfect-white paperclay vessels

Omur Tokgoz (Turkey) — paperclay vessels

 

 

Renhilde Van Grieken sculptural ceramic form

Renhilde Van Grieken*

 

 

sylvie-gorde-porcelaine sculpture bowl

Sylvie Gorde porcelaine

 

 

 

Sylvie Gorde

Sylvie Gorde

 

 

Caroline Andrin pottery

Caroline Andrin

 

 

puisaye-cloutier

Ceramic anthropomorphic sandstone pyrité sculpture — Puisaye Cloutier

 

 

Frédéric-Pagace--chawan

Frédéric Pagace– ceramic chawan

 

 

Sarah-Clotuche--ceramicist artist creating a sculpture

Sarah Clotuche

 

 

Hasan Baskirkan

Hasan Baskirkan

 

 

 

 

Modernist glass arts – Sweden

 

Edvin-Öhrström-(1906-1994),-Orrefors,-'Ariel'-Glass-Vase--

‘The Figure’  —  Edvin Öhrström (1906-1994), Orrefors, ‘Ariel’ Glass Vase

 

Scandinavia became a hub for glass production in the early 20th century, with Sweden at the epicenter. The traditional craft industries of glass, textiles, ceramics and furniture all experienced a modern design upheaval especially between the two world wars. Modernist artists were encouraged to become involved in the design and aesthetic modernization taking place and Sweden went on to be recognized internationally for its innovative direction. The manifestation of a design imperative that embraced the rubric of functionalism supporting improved housing decor and well constructed mass produced products became evident. The emergence of this design initiative was encouraged by a social climate that desired progress in the arts and the movement of ‘Swedish Modern’ became influential in defining this new trend.

 

Scarce-trees-in-winter-glass vase,-1951-Vicke Lindstrand

‘Scarce trees in winter’ glass vase – Vicke Lindstrand

1951

 

The clean, streamlined aesthetic of Nordic design was a natural fit for the modern glass arts, particularly the smooth rounded surfaces and  bold colours. The glass company Orrefors was founded in 1898 but made its mark on the glass industry in 1916 when Knut Bergqvist invented the “Graal” technique, in which clear glass was used to encase an acid-etched design to create what appear to be decorations inside the piece. Orrefors made a successful impression on the European market after an exhibition at the 1925 Paris Exposition. They had employed new art designers especially for this exhibition including Vicke Lindstrand, who also introduced more modernist styles to their design lexicon. The fascinating Lindstrand designs from his stint at Orrefors, and later when he joined Kosta, are some of the most popular Scandinavian art-glass items. The Swedish art glass company Koksta Boda had been creating Art Nouveau pieces including etched cameo glass and Art Deco style glass since the turn of the Twentieth Century and went on to produce a swathe of modernist designed pieces in the postwar era.
Even though the Swedish Pre WW2 glass designs exuded innovative boldness and a sophisticated grace, the vintage post war glass was produced in greater quantities and became more accessible and popular with collectors, due to its market penetration, volume and affordability.

 

Edvin Öhrström-(1906-1994), Orrefors,- blue 'Ariel' Glass Vase

Edvin Öhrström design for Orrefors,- blue ‘Ariel’ Glass Vase with female motif

 

 

 

Large-etched vase-'-Fishing-net Vase-Vicke-Lindstrand

Large etched vase – ‘Fishing Net’ -Vicke Lindstrand

 

 

'Ariel'-glass-vase,'-Adam-and-Eve'-,-1939-Vicke Lindstrand

‘Ariel’ glass vase, ‘Adam and Eve’ – Vicke Lindstrand

1939

 

Kosta-modernist vase-by-Vicke-Lindstrand--

Kosta vase by Vicke Lindstrand

 

 

Vicke Lindstrand Vase-with-Harfespieler Naked man playing a harp

Vicke Lindstrand  — Vase with Harfespieler – Harp player

 

 

Eva-Englund-(Swedish,-1937-1998),-Orrefors,-Graal-Glass-polychrome Vase

Eva Englund (Swedish, 1937-1998), Orrefors, ‘Graal’ Glass Vase

The Graal technique uses a multiple layered cameo glass with a casing of clear crystal.

 

 

Art Deco glass vase with etched female water skier and wrythen glass to emulate waves designed by Vicke LINDSTRAND for ORREFORS, Sweden 1938. H.- 8.75

Art Deco glass vase with etched female water skier and wrythen glass to emulate waves designed by Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors,

Sweden 1938. Height- 8.75 inches

 

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand-green Vase-cylindrical shape and abstract figure motifs

Green cylindrical abstract bird motif glass vase – Vicke Lindstrand

 

 

 

 

Art Deco vase with etched nude female by Simon Gate, Orrefors, Sweden, around 1932.

Art Deco vase by Simon Gate with etched female nude figure, Orrefors, Sweden, around 1932.

 

 

Maciej-Dyszkiewicz-abstract-carved glass glass sculpture

Polish Maciej Dyszkiewicz abstract glass sculpture

 

 

 

Mats Jonasson Swedish art glass sculpture - mascot Morganna

Mats Jonasson Swedish art glass sculpture – Mascot Morganna

 

 

 

glass vase Egyptian Goddess sculpture

Glass etching Egyptian goddess vase – Vicke Lindstrand

 

 

Edvin Öhrström (1906-1994), Orrefors, 'Ariel' Glass Vase modernist Green female motif

Edvin Öhrström (1906-1994), Orrefors, ‘Ariel’ Glass Vase

 

 

 

Vas-Autumn-city-Vicke-Lindstrand-Swedish glass art

‘Autumn City’  Designed by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Boda, Sweden

1954

 

 

 

Art-Glass-by-Tittot - Glass hand holding a bowl

Glass hand holding a bowl – Tittot

 

 

Ariel Glass Vase with man in gondola playing guitar motif –Edvin Öhrström (1906-1994), Orrefors

 

 

Bacchus Vase-Tanz-by-Jaroslav-Horejc,-circa-1925

Czech Bacchus Vase -Tanz by Jaroslav Horejc circa-1925

 

 

 

Edvin-Öhrström-(1906-1994),-Orrefors,-'Ariel'-Glass-Vase-

Edvin Öhrström, Sweden Orrefors, ‘Ariel’ Glass Vase

 

 

Edvin Öhrström-(1906-1994),Orrefors, 'Ariel' Glass-Vase in blue

Edvin Öhrström  —  Orrefors, ‘Ariel’ Glass Vase

 

 

Edvin-Öhrström-(1906-1994),-Orrefors-abstract motif

Edvin Öhrström, Orrefors

 

 

Monkey decoration vase by Vicke Lindstrand  — Produced by Uppsala Ekeby

Jacksons

 

Ceramic nude females vase created by Vicke Linstrand – Produced by Uppsala Ekeby

Jacksons

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand-Vase

Vicke-Lindstrand designed ceramic vase Produced by Uppsala Ekeby

Jacksons

 

 

White-slip-glazed-ceramic.-.-Produced-by-Uppsala-Ekeby - Vicke Lindstrand design

White slip glazed ceramic vase — Produced by Uppsala Ekeby – Vicke Lindstrand design

Jacksons

 

 

Glass vase with two faces Eva-Englund

Eva Englund Swedish,(1937-1998), Orrefors, Graal Glass Vase

 

 

 

Edvin Öhrström-(1906-1994), Orrefors -- matador and bull

Edvin Öhrström, Orrefors — abstract matador and bull

 

 

Edvin Öhrström; Glass 'Water Play' Vase for Orrefors, 1956.

Edvin Öhrström; Glass ‘Water Play’ Vase for Orrefors

1956.

 

 

Edvin-Ohrstrom-for-Orrefors-Ariel-blue art-glass-vase

Edvin Ohrstrom for Orrefors Ariel art glass vase

 

 

 

Europa and Bull - Vicke Lindstrand -- 1937 Orrefors

‘Europa and Bull ‘ – Vicke Lindstrand

1937 Orrefors

 

 

 

Eva Englund (Swedish, 1937-1998), Orrefors, Graal Glass Vase

Eva Englund  —   Orrefors, Graal Glass Vase

 

Turquoise sea horse engraved glass vase -Guild-of-Glass-Engravers.

Turquoise sea horse engraved glass vase

Guild of Glass Engravers exhibition 2012

 

 

 

Swedish-crystal-vase-amazing-red1950's -controlled-bubble-vase--

Swedish crystal vase red controlled bubble – Vicke Lindstrand

 

 

 

Girls Playing Ball, Vase with Tray - Edward Vald for Orrefors Glasbruk - 1920

‘Girls Playing Ball’, Vase with Tray – Edward Vald for Orrefors Glasbruk

1920

 

 

Peter Hermansson-(Swedish),-'Woman with Knives' Graal Glass

Peter Hermansson (Swedish), – ‘Woman with Knives’ Graal Glass

 

 

 

Heavy clear glass vase Vanity with engraved decoration of sitting woman before mirror design Vicke Lindstrand 1959 executed by Kosta

Heavy clear glass vase Vanity with engraved decoration of sitting woman before mirror design Vicke Lindstrand

1959 executed by Kosta

 

 

Holmegaard 'Aristocrat' glass decanter by Per Lutken by art-of-glass, via Flickr

Holmegaard ‘Aristocrat’ glass decanter by Per Lutken by art of glass, via Flickr

 

 

Mats Jonason glass modernist vase

Mats Jonason glass modernist vase

 

 

Peter-Hermansson-(Swedish),-Graal-Glass-Vase -- turquoise with abstract figures

Peter Hermansson, Cubist Graal Glass Vase

 

 

 

Kosta Boda Adam Eve & Serpent Glass Vase Sweden 1980's black head outline on white

Kosta Boda  ‘Adam Eve & Serpent’  Glass Vase

Sweden 1980’s

 

 

Edvin Öhrström,-ariel vase,-Orrefors-1938

Edvin Öhrström, ariel vase, Orrefors

1938

 

 

, Vicke Lindstrand -- Kosta Year '50s Size h.9inches Carved and polished sculpture of an African head.

Carved and polished African head sculpture — Vicke Lindstrand

Kosta  ’50s  – Height 9 inches

 

 

 

Mats Jonasson Art Glass Sculpture Masquerade in Blue,

‘Masquerade in Blue‘ — Mats Jonasson Frosted Art Glass Sculpture

 

 

Mats-Jonasson-Glass-Owl-Vase

Mats Jonasson Glass Owl Vase

 

 

 

Vicke Lindstrand (Swedish, 1904-1983), Kosta, Engraved Glass Sculpture

Vicke Lindstrand – Kosta, Engraved Glass — ‘Sculpture – Decoration of portrait women’s figure’

 

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand-for-Kosta,-Sweden,-1950s

1950’s  Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta, Sweden

 

 

Mats Jonasson minature kiwok red glass face sculpture

Mats Jonasson minature kiwok glass sculpture

 

 

Turquoise Vase,-Colora.-Designed-by-Vicke-Lindstrand-for-Kosta,-Sweden.-1950's

 

Colora Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta

Sweden. 1950’s

 

 

Orrefors,-Engraved-Crystal-Glass-Vase

Orrefors, Engraved Crystal Glass Vase

 

 

Peter-Hermansson-(Swedish),-'The-Cog-Doc­tor'-Graal-Glass-Vase

‘The Cog Doc­tor’  —  Peter Hermansson abstract Graal Glass Vase – 2013

Foto: Mat­tias Johansson

 

orrefors-vicke-lindstrand-peasrl diver engraved vase

Orrefors  —  Vicke Lindstrand “Nude Diver” engraved vase

circa 1930-39

 

 

Peter-Hermansson-(Swedish),-'The-Last-Modernest'Graal-Glass-Vase

‘The Last Modernist’  Graal glass vase – Peter-Hermansson

 

 

Simon Gate (Swedish, 1883-1945), Orrefors, 'Java Dancers' Engraved Glass Vase

 ‘Java Dancers’  —  Simon Gate –  Orrefors, Engraved Glass Vase

 

 

 

Orrefors-(Sweden)-Ariel-purple glass-vase with female bust motif

Orrefors Ariel purple glass vase with female bust motif

 

 

The-Pearlfisher glass lidded vessel1931

‘The Pearlfisher’ octopus lidded glass vessel – Orrefors

1931

via The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918-1939- An Alliance of Art and Industry – Anne Marie Ericsson

 

 

 

Vase.-'Omfamningen'Embrace-Orrefors-1990--

Glass vase ‘Omfamningen Embrace’ — Orrefors

1990

 

 

Mid Century Vase designed by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta, Sweden. 1950's

Vase designed by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta, Sweden

1950’s

 

 

 

Vicke-Linstrand-face-motif-vase

Vicke Lindstrand vase

 

 

 Vicke Lindstrand headshot

Vicke Lindstrand

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand,-Somerso-matching vases - Kosta-,-Sweden

Vicke Lindstrand, ‘Somerso’ vases – Kosta,Sweden

 

 

Mat Jonasson Masquerade Red glass sculpture

Mat Jonasson ‘Masquerade Red’ glass sculpture

 

 

 

Vicke Lindstrand (airlines, 1904-1983), Orrefors, Enameled Glass Vase.

‘Proverb Vase’ — Vicke Lindstrand frosted Orrefors, Enameled Glass

 

 

 

Vicke Lindstrand Kosta, modernist Engraved-Glass-Sculpture

Vicke Lindstrand modernist engraved glass sculpture – Kosta

 

 

Peter-Hermansson-(Swedish),-'Under-The-Surface'-Graal-Glass cubist vase

‘Under The Surface’  – Graal Glass cubist vase — Peter Hermansson

 

 

Vicke Lindstrand (Swedish, 1904-1983), Kosta, 'Mid Summer Nights Dream' engraved glass vase.

Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta, ‘Mid Summer Nights Dream’ engraved glass vase

 

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand--Orrefors,-'African-Dancers'-Graal-Glass-Vase

‘African Dancers’  —  Vicke Lindstrand–Orrefors, – Graal Glass Vase

1937

 

 

Vicke Lindstrand – Orrefors,- Engraved Glass Vase – dancing Josephine Baker

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand - -Orrefors,-Graal-Glass-Vase Tribal Dancers

Vicke Lindstrand – – Orrefors, Graal Glass Vase Tribal Dancers

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand Orrefors,-'Mermaids'-Engraved-Glass-Vase

Vicke Lindstrand for  Orrefors,  ‘Mermaids’ engraved glass vase

 

 

 

Vicke Lindstrand;-Etched Glass Family Vase for Orrefors,-c1937

Vicke Lindstrand; Etched Glass ‘Family’ Vase for Orrefors

c 1937

 

 

Eva-Englund---Graal-faces vase

Eva Englund—Graal vase

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand-for-Kosta-1958-Twilight Blue vases

Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta ‘Twilight Blue’ vases

1958

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand-for-Kosta-Rodeo-Cowboy-Cut-Glass-Vase,

Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta –  ‘Rodeo Cowboy’  Cut Glass Vase

circa 1950’s

 

 

Peter-Hermansson-graal-glass vase

Peter Hermansson graal glass vase

Height 17.3 inches

 

 

 

Vicke-Lindstrand-glass -for-Kosta--Aquarium vase

Vicke Lindstrand glass for Kosta — Aquarium vase

 

 

Papyrus-and-Cellulosa-Vase-1942-Vicke-Lindstrand glass vase

‘Papyrus and Cellulosa Vase’  —  Vicke Lindstrand

1942

 

 

vase-by-vicke-lindstrand-for-kosta

Koksta modernist vase – Vicke Lindstrand