Monthly Archives: October 2017

Ceramic perspectives of Barocco




Barocco abstract sculpture  — Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Espace de la Calende



Spatial illusions of  Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard


Sculptural forms respond to the illusion of lines, form and colours while perception can be manipulated to shift the different aspects of visual reality. Quadratura, introduced in the seventeenth century Renassaince, became popular with Baroque and Rocooc artists, where it involved the openeing up of walls and ceilings through architectural illusion. By using Trompe l’oeil, perspective tools such as foreshortening, and spatial effects, the appearance of three-dimensional space on an otherwise two-dimensional surface was created. The artist painted a feigned architecture with an illusionist perspective on a flat surface or barrel-vaulted ceiling in such a way that it seems to continue the existing architecture or flow into an open space.
The ceramic art of Barocco pays homage to this fascintaing style, not only in name but in decorative appearance. Drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur are condensed into a singualr form combining elements of baroque, quadratura, symbolist and surrealist art in fine detail. Atelier Barocco involves the combined effort of Jacques Massard de Chateneuil and Richard Tarone in an impressive symbiosis of refinement and style.
The brilliant forms created by Tarrone are decorated with exquisite detail by Massard, who trained at Ecole des Arts Décoratifs de Nice. Their decor virtuosity is expressed with contemporary sculptural busts integrated with glazed panels revealing complex perspectives of vast tiled spaces, doorways stretching to infinity, solitary figure silhouettes, classical nudes, Greek gods and nymphs in heavenly spheres, filled with mystique and charming architecture. The rich visual narrative pushes the depth of field with extended focal points and has an inviting allure.



Ceramic Apple--G. Grociani

Atelier Barocco – ‘Apple’

Chris’ Broc  L’Univers de la Ceramique




Atelier Barocco  —  Ceramic Lamp

Chris’ Broc


ceramic sculpture by Barocco-Richard Tarone-and-Jacques-Massard

Ceramic sculpture by Barocco — Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard



Apple---G.-Crociani-&-Jacques Massard

‘Apple’ — G.Crociani & Jacques Massard – Barocco

Chris’ Broc



Barocco contemporary sculpture-J.-Massard-&-R-Tarone

Barocco contemporary sculpture J. Massard & R. Tarone

Chris’ Broc



Barocco French contemporary globular vase  - J. Massard & R. Tarone

Barocco contemporary vase  – J. Massard & R. Tarone



Barocco ceramic plate

Barocco abstract plate




‘Apple’ — G. Crociani & Jacques Massard



Apple sculpture --G.-CROCIANI-&-Jacques-Massard--

‘Apple’ — G. Crociani & Jacques Massard



Ceramic sculpture by Barocco -- Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard-artiste-espace-calende-exposition-art-rouen-

Ceramic globular vase by Barocco — Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Espace de la Calende


Ocean frolic Barocco vase - under the ocean scene

Ocean frolic Barocco vase – Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

La Bergerie Céramiques


Atelier-Barocco---Lamp--Chris'Broc Galerie---33cm

Black and white vase – Barocco — Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Chris’ Broc


Barocco-Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone Sculpture

Atelier Barocco  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone sculpture




Barocco vase - Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Barocco vase – Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Espace de la Calende



‘Apple’ — G. Crociani & J. Massard




French ceramic vase – Barocco — Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone



Globular vessel - Barocco-(Jacques-Massard-and-Richard-Tarone)-=--(French)

Barocco — Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

La Bergerie Céramiques


Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone sculpture

Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone sculpture

Chris’ Broc



Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone ovoid vase-1995,

Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone ovoid footed vase




bacchanalia-celebration-ceramic-tray--Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Bacchanalia celebration ceramic tray – Barocca



Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone 1995 French ceramics

Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone ovoid footed vase- Europa, Pan and Dionysis




Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone ceramic vase

Barocca vase – Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

La Bergerie Céramiques


Lidded ceramic jar -Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Barocca lidded jar




barocco-totem-sculpture - Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Barocco ‘Totem’ sculpture

Chris’ Broc



barocco globular-vase-Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Barocco globular vase  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Le blog de ceramistes-contemporains



Black and white female figure with long hair - barocco-vase




colpelle---Atelier Barocco Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Colpelle—Atelier Barocco  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone




Bowl with female motif---Atelier-Barocco

Colpelle—Atelier Barocco  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Chris’ Broc



Red glaze sculpture Barocco-J.-Massard-&-R-Tarone

Aile sculpture – Barocco

Chris’ Broc



Barocco-J.-Massard-&-R-Tarone perspective vase

Barocco J. Massard & R Tarone




Barocco vase

Galerie Annie Chevalle




Droles-d'oiseaux-Jacques-Massard oil painting

Droles d’oiseaux (Funny birds) —  Jacques Massard oil painting



 Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone vase

Barocco globular vase



Jacques-de-Chateneuil ceramic bottle

Jacques de Chateneuil di Jacques Massard, ceramic nymphs bottle



Face---Barocco-J-Massard-&-R-Tarone abstract head sdculpture

‘Face’  —  Barocco  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Chris’ Broc




Jacques Massard de Chateneuil & Richard Tarone

ANAGAMA, Galerie d’art



Large footed lamp-Barocco with lemon decoration

Large ovoid ceramic lamp —  Barocco

Barocco (*) – Vallauris céramique ceramistes poterie

Deux céramistes exceptionnels qui travaillent en harmonie depuis des années ; l’un, Richard Tarone, tourne et façonne avec brio, l’autre, Jacques Massard (de Chateneuil), est un virtuose du décor, un extraterrestre…Aujourd’hui, ils ont abandonné la céramique culinaire ou utilitaire, et réalisent exclusivement des sculptures.




‘Wings’ — BAROCCO  —  Jacques Massard & Richard Tarone

Chris’ Broc



Barocco-ceramic-plate - naked man standing on elephant

Barocco ceramic charger



Large ceramic lamp stand -- Barocco

Large ceramic lamp stand — Barocco

La Bergerie Céramiques



Atelier-BAROCCO---Plate with chef motif

Atelier Barocco — Plate with handles and chef motif



Ceramic Sculpture-- BAROCCO -Jacques Massard & Richard Tarone

Ceramic Sculpture– BAROCCO – Jacques Massard & Richard Tarone

Height 67cm  —  Chris’ Broc



‘Pomme’ — G. Crociani & J. Massard

Chris’ Broc


Totem sculpture---BAROCCO-J-Massard-and-R-Tarone

‘Totem’ sculpture — BAROCCO -J. Massard and R. Tarone

Chris’ Broc



Barocco decorative plate- Jacques-Massard-and Richard-Tarone)---(French)

Ceramic plate  — BAROCCO – Jacques Massard & Richard Tarone

La Bergerie Céramiques




BARROCO Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

La Bergerie Céramiques



Abstract Sculpture-in-sandstone-Barocco

Barocco ceramic sculpture



Richard-Tarone-French ceramicist

Richard Tarone


portraits-Jacques-Massard ceramic artist at work hand painting

Jacques Massard






Fundamental Feng Shui and decor features


Dongcheng District, China carved stone scholars under tree

Incised stone decoration – Dongcheng District, Beijing




Feng Shui chi flow


Traditionally, a Feng Shui master analyses a space, be it your home, office or garden, using a tool known as a Ba-qua, which is an energy map that divides your home into 8 peripheral sectors around the central sector, which is represented by the Earth element. Hence the central space of any building is ruled by the Earth element, as all other elements are created from the Earth element, hence it has the ability to balance the peripheral elements of Fire, Water, Metal and Wood. This relationship was gleaned from the 5 Element Theory, first mentioned in the Chinese Yellow Emperor’s Classic, which was written by the famous Chinese emperor, Huangdi, around 2500 BC. Usually the central courtyard was surrounded by rooms with doors that faced this middle location, so as to have an unimpeded access to the Earth element.


TRaditional Chinese courtyard, Vancouver

Moongate entrance to courtyard, Classical Garden, Vancouver

Photo–M.Cynog Evans



Traditional Chinese buildings were square and symmetrical with a large central courtyard space that was kept uncluttered and had stone features like stone benches and sculptures, plants and ceramic vessels, to support the central Earth Element. Animals and fruits that symbolize good fortune and prosperity, such as dragons, bats, pomegranates, peaches and the tortoise were featured in the building decoration. Quite often there was a sky well or open ceiling to encourage fresh chi flow. If it was a city dwelling, there was a greater chance of drawing fresh air and chi down the central shaft as opposed to air through windows near the street. The Chinese believed the bad Chi energy (Sha Chi) was rigid and tended to travel in straight lines so the doors were either round or curved, so as not to invite the Sha Chi inside. For this reason, curvy paths were encouraged in the garden leading up to the front door, with round doorways leading into the central courtyard. Preferably the rear of the building was on an elevated landscape, while water features were encouraged for the front. In the absence of any rear elevation, a wall of trees and landscaped rockeries were encouraged. Keeping the centre chi strong helped to nourish the weaker sectors, while having complementary elements together encouraged movement of chi.



Robj-Chinaman-bookends in red ,white and gold

Robj Chinaman bookends, produced by Villeroy and Boch.


Ideally an optimal location for enhanced Chi would be to have a river, lake or ocean at the front of your house with a mountain behind you. In the absence of a river, your street is regarded as a channel of chi flow firstly because it is usually an unimpeded pathway, with few objects to hinder the chi movement. Secondly, traversing vehicles, activity and wind also support the chi flow. Taller building in the rear can act as mountains. The easiest way to attract Chi into your house is having the front door facing the street and being visible, preferably connected with a winding path and having an entrance with lively, bright colours, plants and dynamic sculptures..

Water features, like fountains and waterfalls, by virtue of their inherent movement help to maintain a Chi dynamic, but can exhaust the Earth Element by virtue of the Husband/Wife relationship (5 element theory) if they are too large.This can be especially problematic in the central Earth courtyard. A high degree of intuitive judgement is needed to ascertain the right amount of water to introduce. If it doesn’t feel grounded and calming then it’s been overdone. It is better to concentrate water in the water sector or wood corner. ( see Ba Qua below for its location)


Tianmen Mountain National Park - Hunan Provence mountain path

Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China.




seated Chinese priest sculpture figure in bronze with enamel

Taoist priest bronze and enamel sculpture




Red lacquer mixed with neutrals + gold and green accents

Red lacquer mixed with neutrals + gold and green accents – ideal colours to nourish the Earth center. ( red feeds gold which is related to the Earth, green controls it from being too excessive)



Japanese rock garden

Japanese courtyard rock garden with the round window encouraging chi flow and strengthening the Earth element.





Positive feng shui (round leaves) bonsai plant




red, amber and black terracotta vessel by Galileo Chini

Footed majolica peacock vase — Galileo Chini

Ideal for Earth sector



Pa village kiln, hand painted seated female, Shanghai Museum

Pa village kiln, hand painted sitting female

Shanghai Museum




Anita-Feng-thebuddhabuilder ceramic Buddha bust

Buddha bust – Anita Feng



Wedgwood-China-Vase with fish motif

Wedgwood China Vase



Chinese Lapis-Lazuli-Sculpture of a sage with a donkey

Chinese Lapis Lazuli aesetic hermit sculpture

One of the eight Daoist Immortals Zhang Guo Lao is often depicted riding a magic donkey




Yamamoto Izuru wavy ribbed anagama vase

Yamamoto Izuru vase

Ceramics that are fired over several days become more Yang and grounded as the Yang chi increases with extended firing time. This is why the anagama fired ceramics from Japan have a very grounded feel about them, due to them being fired for a long time and the kiln quite often being built into the earth of a  mountainside. The Yang chi from a wood fired kiln has the purest quality chi as opposed to gas or electric which is why the Japanese revere their anagama kilns. Anagama ceramics have the the highest quality of the Earth Chi.



Earth drawing Chinese decor

Chinese 5 Element balanced decor – Wood (green) nourishes Fire (red) nourishes Earth (brown)




Abstract bronze sculpture 'Trevalgan',-Barbara-Hepworth,-1956

Abstract bronze sculpture ‘Trevalgan’, Barbara Hepworth





Saji China tea cup and saucer with gold trim

Saji China tea cup and saucer with gold trim, Japan



Shellden Beary bronze tortoise

‘Baby Shellden’ – Heather Johnson Beary bronze tortoise


For people of the Far East, Turtle’s shell represents Heaven and it’s underside the Earth, making the turtle the keeper of the gateway between all dimensions. A reminder of constant and steadfast progress, perseverance and patience, the turtle teaches us the consistency of Nature’s rhythm and the irrelevant perception of time. Regarded as the ancient animal symbol for Mother Earth, turtles are considered healers and protectors. As a totem, turtles grant us long life, wisdom, and the good health that comes from an honest and focused mind.



spiral wooden chair

Solid wooden chair with concentric circles. Rounded corners and edges as opposed to angular features promotes chi circulation.




China, 20th C., Jun ware glazed vase, in an elongated pear form, with four character mark on base.

Jun ware crackle glazed vase, in an elongated pear form

China, 20th Century



Chinese red and gold ceramic dragon -- Tarlo-and-Graaham-Fitzroy, Melbourne

Red and gold ceramic dragon with dynamic pose

Tarlo & Graham, Australia



carved amber vase China

Carved amber vase China and wooden base



Female musician porcelain figurine China

Female musician porcelain figurine, China. Music created chi movement.



Chinese-Yixing-Zisha-Clay-Double Happiness Teapot

Chinese Clay Double Happiness Teapot



Minimal contemporary Chinese decor

Contemporary Chinese decor




Chinese antique vase with horse motif in blue and white

Cobalt blue on Ge glaze Chinese vase — DGVAS flickr



Chinese-Yuan-Shikai-Period-Porcelain-Vase orange glaze

Chinese Yuan Shikai Period Porcelain Vase 20th Century




 Black Emperor Gong - Large brass sculptural gong From Woodstock Chimes

 ‘Black Emperor Gong’ – Large wind chime gong from Woodstock Chimes





Porcelain Chinese brushpot



pot plant mural combined with real pot plants

Expanding the indoor garden with a pot plant mural combined with real pot plants




Enerrgy-Form,-stone-sculpture on stone base

Energy Form stone sculpture




Chinese bamboo carving-in the form of a baicai with two praying mantises in reliefon-the-underside-of-one-leaf

Chinese bamboo carving leaf sculpture



Asian interior design red theme

Contemporary Asian decor. Images of mountains and the red colour enhancing the Earth element.



Blue and white dragon-plate-17th-century---Ken-CTHong-達觀-Flickr

Typically animated blue and white dragon plate 17th century. The dragon always depicts dynamic chi and creativity.

Ken CTHong-達觀 Flickr



Orange, green and yellow Falcon Ware Georgia Pitcher Jug

Falcon Ware Georgia Pitcher Jug

– bright colours and abstract style creating a vibrant presence, generally good for the kitchen.




Blue ceramic planter with violets.

Blue ceramic planter with violets. Blue and purple being good for the wealth corner.



Lo-Feng-Feng-Chien Melting - PointIII---Spain

‘Meeting point III’ – Feng-Feng Lo Chien

Museu de Ceràmica de l’Alcora




Sencha-ewer-or-export-teapot-in-the-form-of-bamboo with-painting-of-the-three-creeds-Fengan-with-tiger,-Confucius,-and-Laozi-19th-Century©-Los-Angeles-County-Museum-of-Art

Sencha ewer or export teapot in the form of bamboo

– with painting of the three creeds  —  Fengan with tiger, Confucius, and Laozi

19th Century © Los Angeles County Museum of Art




Gold foo dog on blue vase with cchrysanthemums

Gold foo dog on blue vase with chrysanthemums. Good in the money corner for protecting wealth.



Flora Gouda Elite vaseYin And Yang-Patternca-1955

Flora Gouda Elite vase Yin And Yang Patternca




Giuseppe-Lamers---abstract-head sculpture in he garden

Giuseppe Lamers abstract head sculpture




Harmony,-yin yang glass sculpture Di Tocker,-nz

‘Harmony’, yin yang glass sculpture by Di Tocker, NZ.  Glass has a connection to the Metal element.





Red Shishi Foo statue Kutani Temple Dog

16 inch tall Shishi Foo statue Kutani Temple Dog




Silk flower display on white stone table

Silk flower display. In the absence of real flowers, silk flowers are a credible feng shui substitute, provided they are kept clean.



Henri-Laurens-bronze nude female sculpture

Henri Laurens curvy, dynamic pose sculpture




Robert-Yellin-Yakimono-Gallery Kegon Waterfall Series-'Morning Mist' by Hayashi Kaku

 Kegon Waterfall Series – ‘Morning Mist’ by Hayashi Kaku

Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery



kohei hahn seed pot style vessel

Kokhei Hahn





Jean Arp




Joan-Carrillo stingray form vase

Joan Carrillo metallic lustre vase




Francoise Nugier--ceramic-vase

Francoise Nugier–ceramic vase. The lively dynamic of an abstract design with the asymmetrical lines looking for symmetrical order.



White vase with purple-flowers

Black (water) is the the Element mother of purple (wood) so this combination is useful in the wealth corner.





Shuni mudra, the ‘seal of patience’. Quanyin seated on white elephant.

Late Qing, ca. late 19th – early 20th century




Early 20th century Qing Dynasty turquoise porcelain floor vase with dragons

height 20.5 inchess



Musée-Guimet,-France--Kangxi-vase landscape mountains

Kangxi vase

Musée Guimet, France



Ceramic vase Mihara Ken

Ceramic vase Mihara Ken



reclining-Lake-Buddha stone sculpture

Reclining garden Buddha stone sculpture



Peter Cockram footed porcelain cup - British pottery

Peter Cockram footed porcelain cup



Jingdezhen porcelain bottle with bird motif

Jingdezhen porcelain bottle


Yuan-Dynasty-blue-and-white-underglaze-red-phoenix flat bottle

Yuan Dynasty blue and white underglaze red phoenix flat bottle



Using the Pa Qua


The 8 sided Pa Qua configuration is superimposed over the floor plan of the residence in consideration. The side defined by the numbers 294 (see below) is aligned up with the wall containing the front door or the main entrance. In some instances, if this entrance is too concealed and lacks a clear path to the door with obstacles to the street, then the chi will enter through a window, especially a large one if it faces the front street with a clear line of vision. Metal screen security doors will inhibit the flow of wood chi (desirable for creativity and wealth ) through the front door but plants at the entrance can support its movement. Avoid metal sculptures at the entrance.

The Chi movement is anti clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere while the direction is opposite (clockwise) in the Southern Hemisphere. From either of the polar tips (North or South Pole) the chi flows towards the equator as it  expands from a contracted point at the pole, outwards to the expanded equator. The Earth is always rotating towards the East manifesting a Chi Flow in that direction. In the Southern Hemisphere, when it meets the currents of Chi flowing from the South Pole towards the Equator. it veers upwards and into a clockwise motion. Conversely the Northern Hemisphere Chi goes Anti Clockwise. Cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere tend to follow an anti clockwise direction while are opposite in the South.



Northern hemisphere Ba Qua

Northern Hemisphere Ba Kwa (Ba Qua)




Southern hemisphere Ba Qua

Southern Hemisphere Ba Kwa



Cruising thru the clayniverse


--Jean Dunand geometric design




VeniceClayArtists 10th anniversary


“There is nothing abnormal about a chess player being abnormal. This is normal.” – Vladimir Nabokov


“The biggest problem I see among people who want to excel in chess – and in business and in life in general – is not trusting their instincts enough. This is the essential element that cannot be measured by any analysis or device, and I believe it’s at the heart of success in all things: the power of intuition and the ability to harness and use it like a master.”  Garry Kasparov


ceramic chess-piece-white-queen

Ceramic chess piece white queen


The genesis for the artistic collective of the Venice Clay Artists came about in 2007 during a summer session of a Venice Adult Ceramic Class in California. As Venice artist Joyce Lieberman relates — “Elaine Roarke, the class teacher, proposed we do 10 minute modelling sessions to create figurative works. Dana Eli presented me with a quick sketch in clay from my pose, which I refined and glazed in two shades of black glaze. She became known as the dark queen and when someone mentioned that ‘Raku Bob’ was at a chess night, this became the catalyst for the inspiratio to create an oversize chess set. Different clay artists that were present signed up to create individual pieces and it eventually came into fruition and was used for public chess demonstrations.” One of the original objectives of the website VeniceClayArtists was to monitor the progress of the chess set.
In 2010 I took on the mantle of resurrecting the expired website, acquiring it online purely for the name, thinking it was connected to Venice in Italy. Having lived in Santa Monica within walking distance of Venice Beach, I was equally pleased to discover the coincidence. So this is my 7th anniversary and nearly 1 billion hits later I am still entranced by the breadth and depth of the vast realm of art that is now accessible online and love the challenge of discovery, research and presentation.

Here is a random collection of eclectic images related to previous posts on VeniceClayArtists with links to them. This will be done over three installments.


Her dream by Victoria Ivanova. chess themed art. Female-shadow,-chess-piece

‘Her Dream’ – Victoria Ivanova



Bali-Jon-Anderson-polymer clay impressed on a copper bowl

Jon Anderson – polymer clay on the surface of a copper bowl

‘Geometric pottery styles’


Roger Capron public sculpture - Vallauris

Roger Capron public sculpture – Vallauris

‘Roger Capron – vivacious Vallauris ceramics’



Daniel Johnston-Pots On The Lawn - a single row of pottery

Daniel Johnston – Pots On The Lawn

‘Pottery whimsical – take the plunge’



Flask with a Lid, Italy – Workshop of Guido Durantino

1540’s Urbino majolica



Raku Ceramics-by Helen Rondell at

Raku portal vase – Ceramics-by Helen Rondell at

Pottery Raku Rapture’



Roger Capron public sculpture - Vallauris

Roger Capron castle courtyard sculpture – Vallauris

‘Roger Capron – vivacious Vallauris ceramics’



Aqua by Serax ceramic sets

‘Calming ceramic vessels – greens, white, black’



Shinobu-Hashimoto-chopstick-ceramic rests

Shinobu Hashimoto chopstick ceramic rests with speckled iron



deap-teal,-by-elephant-ceramics bowl set

‘Deap Teal’, by elephant ceramics



Belgian pottery Charles-Catteau,-Art-Deco-Vase---1928---Design-by-Leon-Lambillotte

Charles Catteau, Art Deco Vase – Design by Leon Lambillotte —1928—

‘Charles Catteau – Art Deco ceramics master’


ScottJacobsonGallery_Yves_Boucard ceramic winged bench

Yves Boucard ceramic winged bench

Scott Jacobson Gallery

‘The Ceramic Furniture of Hun-Chung Lee’



Shinobu-Hashimoto---iron-black-slender-rectangle dish

Shinobu Hashimoto—iron black slender rectangle dish

‘Functional pottery – flora and cuisine’


Shinobu-Hashimoto-rice-bowl with umeboshi plum side dish

Shinobu Hashimoto-rice bowl with umeboshi plum side dish

Functional pottery – flora and cuisine



constructivist black and white teapot

Constructivist black and white teapot



3-tears-for-kerin-ceramic vase - Jenny-Orchard

‘3 Tears for Kerin’ vase – Jenny Orchard

‘Adorable clay mutations – Jenny Orchard’



Ernst Wahliss Art Nouveau female figure relief Vase-(1836-1900)

Ernst Wahliss Art Nouveau female figure relief vase-(1836-1900)




Annie Peaker with her Hare and Tortoise sculpture


‘Bunnies of fortune’



4,200 yr old Silver cup with linear Elamite lady

Marvdasht, Pars Province

‘Intriguing artifacts of the ancients’



Muscle Beach, Venice,  California acrobatis

Muscle Beach, Venice,  California, 1950’s

‘Venice Art Edge, USA’




Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain vase, Mei Ping form

‘Emperor Qianlong’s hidden Palace’


Joan-Miro-Personnage-More abstract ceramic bust

‘Personnage More’ – Joan Miro




Italian pottery hand painted vintage Desimone Vase/Decanter




Russell Akerman photo – Morecambe summer sunset, Lancashire

‘Russell Ackerman – Lancaster potter’



Josephine-Baker-Paris-1931 signed postcard

Josephine Baker postcard – Paris, 1931

‘Josephine Baker captivates the Jazz Age’



Peter-Hermansson-glass art modernist vessels

Peter Hermansson modernist glass art

‘Modernist glass arts – Sweden’




Dolorosa Sinaga – ‘Sufi Dancer’ foil sculpture

‘Figurative Dance sculptures and art’


Ricky-Maldonado-pottery vase

Ricky Maldonado pottery
‘Hearts of clay’


1997-Carlos-Luna-Irregular-Plate in blue and white

Carlos Luna – ‘Irregular Plate’  1997

‘Dish, Charger, Plate’



Buthaud-René-craquelure-vase with nude female motif

René Buthaud craquelure vase

‘French ceramic excellence – Rene Buthaud, Jean Mayodon’




Mid Century porcelain horse with rider – Alvino Bagni

‘Modernist marvels from the Mid-Century’




Amphora Art Nouveau Ewer with gilt dragon handle

Czechoslovakia, early 20th century,

‘Bohemian Amphora splendour’



Agget-by-egon-moller-nielsen children play sculpture

‘Agget’ by Egon Moller Nielsen

‘Fun sculptures of the playground’



Pottery Village B&B on Yeongheung Island,-South Korea

Housing Crisis? What Housing Crisis! – Pottery Village B&B on Yeongheung Island, South Korea



American-Museum-of-Ceramic-Art-terracotta bull

American Museum of Ceramic Art – terracotta bull

‘AMOCA – 10 year anniversary’


Art-Deco-'Afternoon-Tea seated lady -Clarice-Cliff-Colourway

Art Deco – ‘Afternoon Tea’ —  Clarice Cliff Colourway

‘Clarice Cliff Art Deco: The André Aerne Collection’



Andy Nasisse — Pink Cookie Jar

Sherrie Gallery

‘Collecting Cookie and Biscuit Jars’


Aboriginal artist Penny Evans #383 Estaurine Ceramic Bowl

Penny Evans #383 Estaurine Ceramic Bowl

‘Indigenous Australian arts compilation’

Curvy Capital-Gate-Building-Abu-Dhabi

Capital Gate Building, Abu Dhabi

‘Seeing Red’



Carlos-Luna,-War-Giro-(back),-2005 outdoor male figure sculpture

Carlos Luna – ‘War Giro’





Luigi Garoli for Ceramica Arcore, Italy

‘Contemporary art plates and platters’




Chinesisches Haus – Sanssouci Drottningholm, Sweden




Creekside Pottery

‘Ceramic vessels and lids



Claudette-Colbert-as-Cleopatra-1934 with egyptian revival vase

Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra, 1934

‘Art Deco in the movies’




Ela Cindor brooch — Pearls,-gold, newspaper

‘Beguiling ornamental brooches’





‘Enlightened One’ – Dhokra sculpture – Vichar Vichar

‘Dhokra tribal art’



Vogue Brazil – Julia Frauche – photographed by Zee Nunes

‘Street Cred visuals’




Arabesque French Vase-orientalist-style


French Art Nouveau iridescent arabesque vase




Frida Kahlo, Mexico, 1944




Gabriel Argy Rousseau-Patê-de-verre-Vase-with-Dancer

Gabriel Argy Rousseau Egyptian Revival vase

‘Egyptian Revival Art’



Gotham in Olive,-Motawi Tileworks ceramic wall tile

‘Gotham in Olive’, Motawi Tileworks

‘Creative Ceramic Tile’



Ascoli Piceno State Archaeological Museum

Giuseppe Maria Matricardi plate

Ascoli Piceno State Archaeological Museum





Repro Greek Minoan aquatic theme hand painted double spout pot

‘Minoan Pottery’



Helmut-Schmidt-II-by-Rainer-Fetting-on-artnet sculpture bust

‘Helmut Schmidt II’ by Rainer Fetting


‘Contemporary sculptural busts’


Henry-van-de-Velde.-Vase.-1903 pre Art Deco

Belgian Henry van de Velde Vase. 1903




Art Deco Illustration by Armand Vallee for La Vie Parisienne-1920's Flapper on back of motobike

Art Deco Illustration by Armand Vallee for La Vie Parisienne-1920’s

‘Perusing the poster arts’




‘Gradual Civilization’ Chia Heng Hsieh,- ceramic lusterware lidded vessel



Rajasthan-Indian-Female Dancing

Rajasthan Indian Female Dancing

‘Figurative dance sculptures and art’



Picasso-Madoura-large handled vase with bullfight motif

Picasso Madoura large handled vase

‘Pablo Picasso Ceramics: The Madoura Collection’



Harlem Renaissance sculptor Selma Burke sculpting

Selma Burke (1900-1995), Harlem Renaissance sculptor at work in her studio




Lenci’s Ceramics — Carnival Venizi harlequin figurines




Jeanne Mammen at work in her studio. her painting in the background, Man With Beret





Leonardi Rovereto---Rovereto-Flared-conical-vase

Leonardi Rovereto — Flared conical vase




Les céramiques fauves---Maurice de Vlaminck

‘Les céramiques fauves’ — Maurice de Vlaminck

The Art of ‘ism’s




Lina Vikto

‘Gilded cosmic gyrations of Lina Viktor’





Liza Riddle

‘The Soluble Salt Ceramics of Mark Goudy and Liza Riddle’




Lorna Bailey-Beatles-legend-of-20th-century-John Lennon-charger

Lorna Bailey – Beatles legend of 20th Century John Lennon charger

‘Sixties quest for the elusive Eden’




Mari Simmulson, designer for Upsala Ekeby

Mari Simmulson, designer for Upsala Ekeby, Sweden

‘It’s a potters world.’




Photo Vadim Stein

‘Sculptural Dance Figures’




Mayan skull hacha, or axe, carved from basalt stone. Mexico, circa 600—900 CE




Michael Thacker – ‘Inclusion’




Jin-Kim Myung, ‘Cloud Jar’



Rahel Ungwanaka 'Ankarta' 2005-Queensland-Art-Gallery

Rahel Ungwanaka ‘Ankarta’ 2005

Queensland Art Gallery

‘Australian clayarts – wildlife fauna, flora, landscapes’




Royal Dux Art-deco ceramic figurine

Royal Dux Art-deco ceramic figurine

‘Czech, Bohemia Clayarts’


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