Monthly Archives: August 2019

English whimsical clayart vibrancy

 

 

Two female American clayart creatives in the English countryside

 

A perfect antiidote for grey overcast skies is colouful, uplifting, dercorative objects and both of the female ceramicists below employ a natural illustrative freedom and flair that elevates the spirit. Sharon Laslett’s flowing brushstrokes flow like a capricious breeze to emulate her Californian free spirit, which she has transplanted to Essex. Likewise, Stacey Manser Knight expresess a delightful innocence and idiosynchratic whimsy from her studio in Brighton, channeling the seaside and her chidhood memories of visits to the woods and all the flora and fauna she discovered.

 

Sharon Laslett

 

Sharon-Laslett-Orange ceramic Jug

Sharon Laslett – Orange Jug

 

The process of throwing, turning and decorating always feels fresh and new to me, each piece taking on a life of its own. My inspiration for ceramic decoration comes from a combination of shapes found in nature, memories of light and colour found in California, where I lived for many years, and artists such as Matisse and Kandinsky along with the lavishly decorated Iznik pottery of Turkey. My clay of choice is Valentine’s KGM Body, which I love for its smoothness and creamy colour, and the fact that it can also be fired to stoneware temperature. In addition, I use a standard terracotta for those earthy days! The longer I work with clay the more I want to explore its malleable qualities. I love to poke and prod, sometimes until I ruin a piece, just to see exactly how far I can push those plastic boundaries. Sharon is based in her small back garden studio on the Hertfordshire and Essex border in Bishop’s Stortford.

 

 

Sharon Laslett Imperfect vase'Imperfection feeds the Soul'

Sharon Laslett folded vase  —  ‘Imperfection feeds the Soul’

 

 

Pink Rim Shallow Dish-The Tudor House Gallery

Sharon Laslett — Pink Rim Shallow Dish

The Tudor House Gallery

 

 

Sharon LaslettA-Sculpture-–-Landscape of my Mind

Sharon Laslett  —  ‘A Sculpture-–-Landscape of my Mind’

 

 

Set of Sundae Dishes--Sharon-Laslett

Set of Sundae Dishes–Sharon Laslett

 

 

Blue-cobalt-jug series-Sharon Laslett

Blue cobalt jug series – Sharon Laslett

 

 

‘Simply Bisque’ – Sharon Laslett

 

 

Sharon Laslett-ceramic fish serving plate

Sharon Laslett stoneware fish serving plate

 

 

Sharon Laslett spring series dipping bowls

Sharon Laslett spring series dipping bowls

 

 

Sharon-Laslet=-market-stall

Sharon Laslett

 

 

Spring-salad-bowlWhite earthenware hand-painted with underglaze and sealed with clear glaze.

Spring salad bowl – Sharon Laslett

White earthenware hand-painted with underglaze and sealed with clear glaze.

 

 

Sharon Laslett-new-glaze-vessels

Sharon Laslett ceramic bottle vessels

 

 

Shallow dish with walking figure-Sharon Laslett

Shallow dish with walking figure – Sharon Laslett

 

 

‘Giving Bowl’  – Sharon Laslett

 

 

Stoneware Sake set decorated by hand with cobalt oxide

Stoneware Sake set decorated by hand with cobalt oxide – Sharon Laslett

 

 

Terracotta Baking DishBased on the idea of a Buddhist mandala this sgraffito baking dish is both practical and colourful.orange

Orange highlight terracotta Baking Dish

Inspired by a Buddhist mandala, this sgraffito baking dish is both practical and colourful.

 

 

Three Posy Pots - Sharon Laslett

Three Posy Pots – Sharon Laslett

 

 

Iznik inspired Pedestal Bowl Medium-Sharon Laslett

Iznik inspired pedestal Bowl Medium – Sharon Laslett

 

 

Sharon-Laslett-stay sane make art plate

‘Stay sane make art’ plate — Sharon Laslett

 

 

Sharon Laslett-pottery vessels

Sharon Laslett pottery vessels

 

 

Sharon Laslet-ceramic cups

Sharon Laslet – Avocado and treal ceramic cups

 

 

Large Scallop dish-Sharon Laslett

Large Scallop dish – Sharon Laslett

 

 

Scallop-dishBeautiful shallow dish with relief work and the words, “See the daisies under your feet and the stars above you

Large Scallop dish – Sharon Laslett

 Relief dish with the words, “See the daisies under your feet and the stars above you”

 

 

Funky jug--Sharon-Laslett

‘Funky Jug’ — Sharon Laslett

 

 

Funky jug -- Sharon Laslett

Inside Funky jug — Sharon Laslett

 

 

small ceramic-jug-Sharon Laslett

Sharon Laslett jug

 

 

Sharon Laslett —  functional pottery wares

 

 

Cobalt blue on white bird plate-Sharon Laslett

Cobalt blue on white bird plate -Sharon Laslett

 

 

 

Be-amazed-Sharon-Lazlett

Sharon Lazlett

 

 

 

Stacey Manser-Knight

 

“I am largely self-taught. Over many years I have worked to develop my skills and style, and make highly decorative but functional pieces. I work in red earthenware clay which is coated with a white clay slip layer. This gives me a surface to draw through. Once the piece has reached a near dry state, I illustrate it and pipe on a thick clay preparation, to achieve the raised surfaces. This is then fired, coloured and then a clear over glaze applied. Fired once more, it is now ready for the gold lustre rim highlights and, on-glaze details, such as the stripes on bees. For inspiration I use happy memories. I have no set designs so all pieces are individual.”

I was born in the U.S.A & grew up in New York and Oxford in England where I studied art at Oxford’s Banbury Art School and at Brighton University.

 

 

Stacey manser Knight-jug with field flowers and stream

Stacey Manser-Knight-jug with field flowers and stream

 

 

'In the woods' ceramic clock ---- Stacey Nanser-Knight

‘In the woods’ ceramic clock —- Stacey Nanser-Knight

Remembering all those childhood walks in Bagley woods, with a few ‘Ceps’ thrown in from the Brittany woods walks. All the things you’d find in the woodland, in various seasons- thrown together with a spoon of artistic license. That’s the best part of making it up!

 

 

'In the woods' ceramic clock ---- Stacey Nanser-Knight

‘In the woods’ ceramic clock —- Stacey Nanser-Knight

 

 

Two Red foxy cups Stacey Manser-Knight

Red foxy cups Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Stacey-manser-Knight rear of ceramic clock

Stacey Manser-Knight nesting blue birds

 

 

Stacey Manser Knight-face-vase with flowers

Flower head lady – Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Stacey Manser-Knight floral-jug

Stacey Manser-Knight floral jug

 

 

Stacey-manser-Knight unicorn relief cup

Stacey Manser-Knight unicorn and flowers relief cup

 

 

Stacey Manser-Knight-leggy cups

Stacey Manser-Knight — leggy cups

 

 

Stacey-Manser-Knight-mermaid mantle clock

Stacey Manser-Knight — mermaid mantle clock

 

 

Stacey Manser-Knight--red poppy jug

Stacey Manser-Knight — red poppy jug

“Not just for sad memories, poppies are a symbol of renewal and strength, they can survive years as a dormant seed and germinate when the earth is turned and better conditions prevail. Gotta love a survivor like that”

 

Stacey-manser-Knight-Diva sweet dish

Stacey-manser-Knight – Diva sweet dish

 

 

Stacey-Manser-Knight-nesting bluebirds plate

Stacey Manser-Knight nesting bluebirds dish

 

 

Stacey Manser-Knight--with her nug

Stacey Manser-Knight – giant ceramic ribbed mug

 

 

Stacey-Manser-Knight--Underglaze and-over-piping with glaze and lustre tree jug

Stacey Manser-Knight — Underglaze and over piping with glaze and lustre trees jug

 

 

Stacey Manser-Knight--landscape vase

Stacey Manser-Knight — relief bluebird in tree landscape vase

 

 

A great day for the washing'-large jug

‘A great day for the washing’  large jug – Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

White tree relief jug -- Stacey Nanser-Knight

White trees and birds in relief jug — Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

outdoor-studio-pottery

Busy day at the outdoor office  —  Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

badaboombadabing-Mushroom-and-Birdy-shakers-im-a-bit-obsessed-with-these-teeny-mushrooms-

‘Mushroom and Birdy shakers’ – Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Footed vase--Stacey-Manser-Knight

Footed tri mouth vase–Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Birds-in-the-old-cherry tree-Lidded vessel-Stacey-Manser-Knight

‘Birds in the old cherry tree’ lidded vessel – Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

'I Jus Woke Up Like This' jug Stacey Mansur Knight

‘I Jus Woke Up Like This’ jug —  Stacey Mansur Knight

Bluestone Gallery

 

 

Barefooted in the giant dark woods--Stacey Manser-Knight

‘Barefooted in the giant dark woods’ — Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Black and orange-swirly trees-Stacey Manser-Knight

‘Black and orange swirly trees’ cup – Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Hare in field jug

Hare in field jug – Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Stacey Manser-Knight---Mermaid jug

Stacey Manser-Knight—Mermaid jug

 

 

Naughty fox in the corn-ceramic dish -- Stacey Manser-Knight

‘Naughty fox in the corn’– ceramic dish by Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Simple birds riding the waves-- Stacey Manser-Knight

‘Simple birds riding the waves’  — Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Space Daisy's milk jug.-- Stacey Manser-Knight

‘Space Daisy’s milk jug’— Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

 Stacey Manser-Knight-swimmers-cup-Lady in red bathing costume and heels

Stacey Manser-Knight—cup and swimming Lady in red bathing costume and heels

 

 

floral garden cup---Stacey Manser-Knight

Floral garden cup—Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Deep green teapot---Stacey Manser-Knight

Deep green teapot — Stacey Manser-Knight

 

 

Growing the Veg'-,-Large sturdy mug

‘Growing the Veg’ – large sturdy mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charming ceramic handmade drinking mugs

 

Robust, functional ceramic mugs with some of generous size, destined for longevity and becoming longtime companions for the consumption of coffee, tea, soups and other beverages. Represented in a variety of appealing shapes, glazes and styles. There is something reassuring and grounding when having a solid, warm mug in your hand for your morning cuppa.

 

Handmade Stoneware Pottery Square Mug Earthtones by MarksPottery-etsy

Handmade Stoneware Square Mug with earthtones by Marks Pottery-etsy

 

 

Hagiyaki Mug cup made in Japan

Hagiyaki Mug cup made in Japan

 

Dalek mug by Johnson Cameraface

Dalek mug

 

 

Czech cubist tea cup by Vlastislav Hofman, 1913

 Cubist coffee cup by Vlastislav Hofman

Czech 1913

 

 

Keith Simpson-#ceramics-mug

Keith Simpson – contemporary footed mug

 

 

Janet-Hassall four coffee mugs

Janet Hassall –  four fauvist coffee mugs

 

 

Laurel Burch ‘Rainbow Cats’ coffee mugs

 

 

Lisa Orr Mug-at-MudFire Gallery

Lisa Orr Mug

Mud Fire Gallery

 

 

Martin Boyd Mug

Martin Boyd Mug

 

 

Porcelain Pourer,-Danko-Natalia-Yakovlevna

Porcelain Pourer – Danko Natalia Yakovlevna

 

 

Night in The Forest Mug Jules Ceramics

‘Night in The Forest’ Mug –  Jules Ceramics

 

 

Moomin ‘Rakkaus’   Mug

 

 

Neriage Mug---Item-#2197---Blue clay accent Agateware-Michael Laroche

Neriage Mug–Blue clay accent Agateware – Michael Laroche

“I am inspired to continue exploring the curve and line found in clay and the natural and man-made world I dwell in. But most importantly, I am ecstatic to live a life of creating and making with my hands.”

 

 

MichaelLaRoche pair of mugs

Michael LaRoche

 

 

Two Vintage Rustic eaarthenware Coffee-Mugs

Two Vintage Rustic eaarthenware Coffee Mugs

 

 

A Greek Black figure Handled Mug with Octopus base

A Greek Black figure Handled Mug with Octopus motif on base

 

 

artnet-Akio Takamori ceramic vessel

Akio Takamori ceramic drinking vessel

artnet

 

 

Aiko Takamori cup and saucer_2014_elaine-levin-archives-univsoutherncalifornia

Aiko Takamori coffee cup and saucer

2014

 

Sea Green Kraken Large Pottery Mug

Sea Green Kraken Large Pottery Mug – Muerte Pottery

“Welcome to Muerte Pottery! Each piece is wheel-thrown, decorated, glazed, fired, packaged, and shipped by me in my pottery nook in corner of my sun room with five crazy kids running around.”

 

Sea Green Kraken Large Pottery Mug – Muerte Pottery

 

 

 

Rosalie Wynkoop coffee mug

Archie Bray

 

 

Wanita--Malas-green ceramic mug

Wanita Malas-green landscape ceramic mug

 

 

white rabbit mug ceramic hand painted_pet_lover_gifts_Madamepomm-Thailand-Artfire

White rabbit hand painted mug – Madamepomm, Thailand

Artfire

 

 

 

Allison Brenner ceramic mug

Allison Brenner ceramic mug

 

 

Arthur Merric Boyd coffee mug

 

 

Angel in the Room_Concil Coffee Mug_Pottery_Hand_Made

‘Angel in the Room’ – Concil Coffee Mug

 

 

Arita Imari coffee pot-late 17th-Century

Arita Imari coffee pot

Late 17th Century, JApan

 

 

Queen Bee coffee mug - Audballofclay

Queen Bee coffee mug – Audballofclay

 

 

Audballofclay-speckled drip glaze mug

Audballofclay – speckled drip glaze mug

 

 

Mid Century--Mug Aztec Sascha Brastoff

Mid Century– Aztec series mug – Sascha Brastoff

 

 

Audrey Rosulek Mug

Audrey Rosulek Mug

 

 

 

Blanket Creek Studio-ceramic mug

Blanket Creek Studio – ceramic mug

 

 

Mug with grolleg porcelain and glaze--Joshua Rysted

Mug with grolleg porcelain and glaze–Joshua Rysted

 

 

Chris Riccaardo face mug

Chris Riccaardo face mug

 

 

Australian ceramic landscape mug

 

 

 

Boys with Plants Mug

Boys with Plants Mug

 

 

 

Café céramique Paris

Café céramique Paris

 

 

Ceramic tableware birch bark Ceramic Trompe L'oeil Fireside Mug By Eric Serritella

Ceramic tableware birch bark Trompe L’oeil Fireside Mug By Eric Serritella

 

 

ceramic-tea coffee pot-lorna-meaden

Ceramic tea/coffee pot – Lorna Meaden

 

 

Chandler Swain mug with bird motif,Ontario

Chandler Swain mug with bird motif

“I live and work in the village of Blakeney near Almonte, Ontario, 1/2 hour west of Ottawa. We live beside the Mississippi River ( not THE Mississippi: this one is in Lanark County , Ontario, Canada ) and as a result the natural world around me is inspirational. Foxes, Herons, Turtles and Otters are our neighbours. Early morning walks in the woods with Michael and our dog Nell, gardening, and studio time fill most days. ”

 

 

Chandra DeBuse-Red Truck Mug

Chandra DeBuse – Red Truck Mug

 

 

Chinese Dragon mug from Clay Creature Comforts

Chinese Dragon mug from Clay Creature Comforts

 

 

Coco Chispa mountain mug

Coco Chispa mountain mug

 

 

---Buy----Ardmore botanical decor mug

Ardmore botanical and leopard decor mug

 

 

Coffee Tea Cup Mug-Chaleur-Mary Graves

Coffee Tea Cup Mug – ‘Chaleur’ -Mary Graves

 

 

cone six matte crystalline glazed porcelain mug-Gwendolyn Yoppolo

Cone six matte crystalline glazed porcelain mug – Gwendolyn Yoppolo

  “To be held in the hands or touched to the lips, these are intimate objects.  The forms I make engage the threshold of subjectivity by offering a conduit for nourishment into the body or between bodies.  The experience is more than visceral, as the body’s pursuit of sensual experience is tied into the process of making existence meaningful on all levels.  How we choose to feed ourselves and others is connected not only to our sensations of hunger and gratification, but also to our deeper perceptions of ourselves, and of the larger stories we live by.”

 

 

Cubist cannulated coffee mug

Cubist cannulated coffee mug

 

 

ceramic dragon mug

 

Dragon handled mug  —  Sharon Ray

 

 

Sedona,-AZ--Coffee-Pot-Rock - USA

Coffee Pot Rock

Sedona, Arizona

 

Dow Redcorn pottery mug

Dow Redcorn pottery mug

 

 

tie-dye and indigo coffee mug--functional porcelain designed by ceramic scg

Jade tie-dye and indigo interior coffee mug–functional porcelain designed by ceramic scg

 

 

Dyann Myers Carved Porcelain Mug at MudFire Gallery

Dyann Myers Carved Porcelain Mug

MudFire Gallery

 

 

handmade-green-pinecone-mug-WildWings

Handmade greenp with pinecone mug-WildWings

 

 

Edo Period Japanese Porcelain coffee pot

Edo Period Japanese Porcelain coffee pot

 

 

Extra Large Coffee Mug with drip glaze

Extra Large Coffee Mug with drip glaze  OCPottery Kazem Arshi

 

 

Fred Stodder geometric mug-California-Artist

Fred Stodder geometric mug

 

 

Ellen-Shankin green mug

Ellen Shankin green mug

Curated Ceramics

 

 

 

Audballofclay mug on Appalachian trail

Audballofclay mug on Appalachian trail

 

 

Grand-Prismatic-Bison-mug-audballofclay

Grand Prismatic Bison mug – audballofclay

 

 

ocpottery-coffee-mug

Rich glazed drinking mug  – OCPottery

 

 

Wada-Morihiro---Ceramics---Joan-B-Mirviss

Wada Morihiro ceramic vessel

Joan-B-Mirviss

 

 

ocpottery-drinking mug

OCpottery-drinking mug

 

 

Pablo-Picasso--The-Blue-Coffee-Pot-(1944) painting

Pablo Picasso–‘The Blue Coffee Pot’

1944

 

Coffee mug OCPottery

Footed coffee  mug — OCPottery

 

 

Pair of abstract Mugs Josh DeWees

Pair of abstract Mugs — Josh DeWees

 

 

Peacock Design Mug--Carol Long Pottery

Peacock Design Mug — Carol Long Pottery

 

 

Carol Long Pottery

 

 

Phenix Pottery-wavy blue faceted mug

Phenix Pottery – wavy blue faceted mug

 

 

 

Coffee pot Rörstrand-Roerstrand---Blå-Eld---Blue-Fire---Herta-Bengtsson-

Blue Fire coffee pot by Herta-Bengtsson for Rörstrand

 

 

Ruchika Madan mug

Ruchika Madan mug

 

caffeine-addiction-cruising-mug

Caffiene consumption crisis mug

 

 

Galaxy-Inspired Ceramics That Let You Drink From The StarsAmanda Joy Wells, anyone can have a sip of the universe

Galaxy-Inspired Ceramics That Let You Drink From The Stars by Amanda Joy Wells —  anyone can have a sip of the universe

 

 

Jess-Riva-Cooper ceramic coffee mug

Jess-Riva Cooper

 

 

Red Lodge Clay Center---Brad Schwieger

Footed square mug  —  Brad Schwieger

Red Lodge Clay Center

 

 

 Native Australian Warratah flower mug

Pilliga Pottery

 

Reiko Asai Phoenix mug

Reiko Asai Phoenix mug

 

 

Royal Winton-Jazz Art Deco-coffee-pot-c1930

Royal Winton – Jazz Art Deco coffee pot

c1930

 

 

Sara Dudgeon Pottery Coffee/tea Cups

Sara Dudgeon Pottery Coffee/tea Cups

 

 

Sargadelos Cuncha Coffee Set--Arren-Williams-Design-Lab

Sargadelos Cuncha Coffee Set–Arren Williams Design Lab

 

 

Stephen Benwell mug on legs

 

 

Steve Woodhead mug

Steve Woodhead mug

 

 

Stone Cat Ceramics

Stone Cat Ceramics

 

 

Tama Smith-–-Prairie Fire Pottery,

Tama Smith-–-Prairie Fire Pottery

 

 

 

twisted-coffee-mug-OCpottery

Twisted coffee mug – OCpottery

 

 

Coffee mug Audballofclay

Ceramic mug Audballofclay

 

 

Unique crackle glaze mug--Rupert Andrews

Unique crackle glaze mug–Rupert Andrews

 

 

 

Twisty Faceted Mug---Dark-Brown---Winchester-Pottery

Twisty Faceted Mug—Winchester Pottery

 

 

Vintage-DIANA-POTTERY-MUG--Australian-Aboriginal

Vintage Diana Pottery Mug, Australia

 

 

 

Vintage-Hand-Thrown-Pottery-Mug-Artist-Chip-Clawson

Vintage Chip Clawson Hand Thrown Pottery Mug

 

 

Matthew Adams coffee pot for Sascha Brastoff

Matthew Adams coffee pot for Sascha Brastoff Alaska Series

Mid Century

 

Matthew Adams coffee mug for Sascha Brastoff Alaska Series

 

 

Old tree ceramic mug

Old tree ceramic mug

 

 

weslow-monster-alien-espresso-mug-original-art-jug-artist-tiki-freak-folk

Weslow monster alien expressive espresso mug

 

 

White Bike Ceramics--Thrown Porcelain, Inlaid Cobalt, mug

White Bike Ceramics–Thrown Porcelain, Inlaid Cobalt, mug

 

 

Brown and white contemporaryl_coffepot

Chocolate brown and white contemporary coffee pot

 

 

Takeawei drinking mug

Takeawei drinking mug

 

 

Brinsley-Tyrrell-poisonc-cup-

Brinsley Tyrrell – poisoned chalice mug

 

 

japanese drinking mug - Arita

Arita Japan ceramic mug

 

 

Forrest-Lesch Middelton mug

Forrest Lesch Middelton mug