Monthly Archives: June 2020

Septennial Monster Pottery Fest






Amazing clay creations from deep antiquity to the present


Clayton Baily ceramic robot teapot

Clayton Bailey ceramic robot teapot



Girl with simple pottery wheel Vietnam

Simple hand propelled pottery wheel Vietnam



Ceramic heads displayed at market-day-chichicastenango-guatemala

Ceramic heads – market day at Chichicastenango, Guatemala



 Latin Modernist mural, Barcadi Martini Annex




ball_f._carlton_vase_sware_Wax resist vase 1960s_The forrest

‘The forrest’ wax resist vase – Carlton F Ball





Paola Paronetto contemporary clay vessels



Grotesque Shark Attack birthday cake



Studio Built Coil Vase ana-Merlo-1978

Studio Built Coil Vase –  Jana Merlo



 Terracotta vessel. Greek, Sicilian, Centuripe

Idealized portrait of a bride or of Aphrodite, the love goddess

3rd-2nd century BC



Bobo mask dancing in Bwa purification ritual. Burkina Faso



Lustre Enamel on copper bowl, NY

Lustre Enamel on copper bowl, NY

1898 – 1902



Bronze Effect Lace Wrap Vessel

 Lace wrap ceramic vessel with bronze effect



Ovoid vessel by Tony Laverick

Porcelain vase by Tony Laverick. UK





Ceramic rooster vase sculpture by Dominique Pouchain



Cloisonne enamel dragon vase---Meiji era-(1868-1912),-late-19th-century-Bonhams

Cloisonne enamel dragon vase—Meiji era-(1868-1912), late 19th century




CHRIS BROC---Barocco destructured head

Barocco destructured head ceramic sculpture




Coco Schoenberg-1990-French American

Contemporary folded vase Coco Schoenberg (French American)




Clever advertising for bubble wrap



'Dancers'-Ceramic ovoid vase with open-neck, enameled gray green decorated with frieze of dancers

Georges CONDE et MOUGIN (XX) “Danseuses”

Ceramic ovoid vase with open neck, enameled gray/green & decorated with frieze of dancers



David Geschke.-Lidded sphere vessel

David Geschke Lidded sphere vessel



Devrim Sevim Aykac mosaic planter

Devrim Sevim Aykac mosaic planter



Eclpise raku basket-Dragonfly Pottery

‘Eclpise’ raku basket – Dragonfly Pottery



Edwin and Mary Scheier--Vessel,-1986

Edwin and Mary Scheier Incised vessel,




Egyptian-Revival garden throne by-bridgette

Egyptian Revival garden throne with gargoyle pillars



El Hussein Fawzi---Felaha and Jars

El Hussein Fawzi—‘Felaha and Jars’



Etruscans - Transport of Lebanese cedar in dragon ship. at the king Sargon II palace at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria c. 713–716 BC

 Transport of Lebanese cedar in Etruscan dragon ship. at the king Sargon II palace at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria

Wall relief  c. 713–716 BC




Etruscan Vase with lid — animals facing each other and geometric patterns.

Cerveteri, around 630 BC



Eva Zeisel art deco vase

Dekor Futura – Eva Zeisel art deco vase

The International Design Museum Munich (A. Laurenzo)




Gene and Rebecca Tobey

“Ruby Throat” – Gene & Rebecca Tobey

Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art  Sedona



Geometric Bird Askos,-c. 700-BC

Geometric Bird Askos

c. 700-BC



Gio Ponti vase

Gio Ponti vase

Milan, 1930



Livia Gorka---Grouping of 4 Vases---Hungary,-c1950

Livia Gorka — Grouping of 4 Mid Century Vases

Hungary  c1950




Huge antique Tullio Mazzotti vase

Albisola, Italy




Famille Rose Hu Vase, Qianlong




Satsuma Japanese vase




Kanika Sircar vessel

Kanika Sircar footed ceramic vessel



Kelk VaasJohan Van Loon

Rafa Perez


Valcke art gallery, Belgium



'Knightand Tiger'-by-British-artist John Maltby

‘Knight and Tiger’ by British artist John Maltby




Kukuli Velarde’s-Chola de Mierda-(Moche-Peru,-AD-200)

Kukuli Velarde’s-Chola de Mierda

(Moche, Peru, AD-200)



Lesley Jemson raku vase

Lesley Jensen raku vase



Lora Rust Ceramic vase

Lora Rust Ceramic vase



Mãe d’Àgua ceramic wall mural Arnie Zimmerman

‘Mãe d’Àgua’ ceramic wall mural — Arnie Zimmerman

Everson Museum



MichaelLucero-on artnet--michael-lucero-island dreamer

Michael Lucero- ‘Island Dreamer’




Mount Teide Volcano

Mount Teide Volcano, Canary Islands, Spain



Oceans-Edge#5 Toshiko Takaezu,-American,-----1922---2011

‘Oceans Edge#5’  —  Toshiko Takaezu



Pablo Picasso-ceramic vase woman lampe-1958

Pablo Picasso — ceramic vase woman face lampe





Hand painted amphora with anicient Goddess motif, Moldova




Patricia Griffin ceramic lidded vessel



Persian Ceramic Plate c19th Century

Persian Ceramic Plate c19th Century



Magdalene Anyango N. Odundo burnished vase

Magdalene Anyango N. Odundo burnished vase

H-16 ins – 1990



Royal Copenhagen-Thorsson Bacca-tie dye vase

Royal Copenhagen – Thorsson Bacca tie dye vase




Samarkand-Ovoid Neriage vase-Matsui Kosai

Ovoid Neriage vase – Matsui Kosai



Vase by Rudolf Staffel,-American,-1911---2002--Philamuseum

Vase by Rudolf Staffel, American, 1911-2002

Philadelphia Museum



Sandy Terry hand-built and wheel thrown decorative wirecut teapot

Sandy Terry hand-built and wheel thrown decorative wirecut teapot



Sea lion and pup mosaic art

Sea lion and pup mosaic floor panel – Gary Drostle

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, CA


Dungenese Crab--Gary-Drostle--Dungeness Crab and mussels mosaic-panel

Gary Drostle — Dungeness Crab and mussels mosaic panel



Takamori, Akio,-Blue Nude Figure,-22.5-x-14

Aiko Takamori  —  ‘Blue Nude Figure’

22.5 x 14 inches



TFS Ltd-Phoenix Majolica Vase

Phoenix Majolica Vase – TFS Ltd



Kiapkwa Polychrome Water Jar United States, New Mexico, Zuni Pueblo, Zuni

circa 1840-1850 Earthenware and pigments Height– 14 .5 in



Large Aztec Winged vessel--Goddess of Maize temple vessel

Large Aztec Winged vessel – Goddess of Maize temple vessel



Vases in Rosso Levanto and Bianco Michelangelo Marble, by Matteo Cibic,Italy

Vases in Rosso Levanto and Bianco Michelangelo Marble, by Matteo Cibic,Italy




Full moon through North Window Arches

National Park, Utah, USA



Tina Banitska. Vase Springmount Pottery

Tina Banitska Vase –  Springmount Pottery

Creswick Victoria, AUS



 7th-century B.C. #amphora has the earliest known depiction of the #Trojanhorse

This 7th-century B.C. amphora relief has the earliest known depiction of the Trojan horse and shows the Greek warriors hidden inside.




Zsolnay Pitcher shaped like a bird

1898-1899, stoneware, eosyna lustre glaze

Janus Pannonius Múzeum



Victorian Bust Terracotta-Pottery-Pair-Figures-Johann-Bloch

Victorian Bust Terracotta Figures Pair – Johann Bloch




Walter Paul Suter American Art Deco glazed pottery sculpture



Wayne Higby,-Temple’s Gate Pass, 1988,-Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wayne Higby, ‘Temple’s Gate Pass’

1988, Smithsonian American Art Museum



Yoko-Komae-ceramic- bottle

Yoko Komae



Yui Tsujimura ceramic vessel

Yui Tsujimura pottery



women hauling water

Precious water deep well



cinque terre monterosso Neptune statue

Cinque Terre Monterosso Neptune statue




Solo lemon, morning sunbeam heart

The lemon tree in my garden has been barren for seven years and it recently produced a lemon. On capturing this achievement for the record I unknowingly got the bonus of an early morning sunlight heart.



Vintage India Hand painted Porcelain Vase-Monkey Riding Elephant

Vintage India Hand painted Porcelain Vase-Monkey Riding Elephant




Le Dieu De La Ceramiche-God of Ceramics-Francois Raty

‘Le Dieu De La Ceramiche’-(God of Ceramics) – Francois Raty




Ovoid vase with three constricted necks connected by a glazed ceramic handle yellow tinged green decorated with geometric patterns.

Vilmos Zsolnay 1900




Bruno Anders large abstract decorated vase

Bruno Anders large 21 inch tall abstract ceramic vase








Vintage album cover, sheet music art collection



'Sweet Child', Cover illustration -- Fabien Loris-(1925)

‘Sweet Child’, Cover illustration — Fabien Loris–1925


In the early 1900s, music publishers in the USA had drawn the connection that the marketability of sheet music was directly related to the quality and artistic input of the covers. The NY firm of Leo Fiest promoted the artistic development of decorative covers where the beauty of the design and colour scheme was solely important or with illustrative covers, the story of the song influenced the art.

The inclusion of enticing cover art in the creation of a brilliant album was also recognised as a valuble marketing asset by the record companies, especially from the 50’s onwards.. Along with the essential element of the music it became a definitive part of how the package was percieved and it became a potent cultural influence. Abstract, avant garde art became more aligned with modern jazz music releases in the 50’s and acted as a subtle art lesson for many of the music connoisseurs. Surrealist art, collages and provocative art also featured in the 60s with the likes of Mati Klarwein’s art for Miles Davis Bitches Brew LP album and the quirky, humorist art of Robert Crumb on Joplin’s Cheap Thrills album.

Browsing through a large album collection was like visiting an art gallery, which is why Tony Bennett said of the marvellous album covers of the 50’s that, when you bought a record, “you felt like you were taking home your very own work of art”. Incisive portrait photography was also introduced at this time along with ambitious photographic themes and exotic graphics as used on Axis Bold As Love from Hendrix. Klaus Voormann’s pop artwork on the Beatles Revolver was also praised for the classic 1966 album. When he heard the tracks for the recording at the Abbey Rd studios he was so shocked by the extent of their innovation that he felt a radical piece of artwork was needed, leading to his monochrome, psychedelic and Beardsley inspired sleeve art. Bold, artistc and original cover art had now become entrenched with the release of music.


‘Flamin Mamie’ published by Leo Feist, NY




John Lennon asked Klaus Voormann to create a design for the Revolver album. Manager Brian Epstein was so enthralled with the result that they approached more art designers for the upcoming Sgt Peppers.


For ‘Tomorrow Never Knows” John Lennon hoped to sound nothing like his usual self. “I want my voice to sound like the Dalai Lama chanting from a mountaintop, miles away,” he proclaimed in the studio. Engineer Geoff Emerick achieved that effect by running Lennon’s voice through the rotating speaker of a Leslie cabinet,  “That is bloody marvelous!” Lennon exclaimed repeatedly after hearing his effect. McCartney’s reaction was equally joyful: “It’s the Dalai Lennon!”   There was no other place for this track on the album but the end. “Eleanor Rigby,” “I’m Only Sleeping,” “Love You To” and “She Said She Said” were all bold steps toward the unknown — “Tomorrow Never Knows” was the jump from the cliff.



David Stone Martin cover art

David Stone Martin cover art




The Strange Waltz,-1922--Roger De Valerio

‘The Strange Waltz’ – sheet music art Roger De Valerio




From-the-1904 Broadway Musical,-'Piff! Paff! Pouff!'---Radium Dance by RetroRocketeer,-via-Flickr

‘The Radium Dance’ by Jean Schwartz – from the 1904 Broadway Musical, ‘Piff! Paff! Pouff!’

RetroRocketeer, via Flickr



LP Album ‘Bitches Brew’ – Miles Davis

German painter Mati Klarwein


Party After Hours – Wynonie Harris

Aladdin 703


Wynonie Harris – ‘Around The Clock’- 1955



1924-Jan Garber-Jazz Sheet Music-(I Never Care About Tomorrow)

Jan Garber Jazz Sheet Music – ‘I Never Care About Tomorrow’




1956,-‘Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet

‘Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet




Zule Guerra

Zule Guerra – ‘El Viaje’ 



‘Marcianita’   Billy Cafaro & Lucio

Cover art by Daniel Bacelar and Os Conchas, 1960



Afif Brothers Quartet-@ The Fringe by Dozign

Afif Brothers Quartet @ The Fringe by Dozign



Earth,Wind and Fire---Millenium

Earth,Wind and Fire—‘Millenium’



‘Jarabi’ by AfroCubism





Bryan Ferry Orchestra



Perlen Der Celopatra – art by Willy Herzig



Boogie-Woogie-piano -Albert-Ammons

Boogie Woogie Classics – Albert Ammons



Patrick Latimer



Calypso Vol. II, illustration by David Stone Martin.

Calypso Vol. II, label: Disc (1946) early illustration by David Stone Martin.



What's-Going-On - Marvin Gaye soul

‘What’s Going On’ – Marvin Gaye



Cover - The Incomparable Jelly Roll Morton

The Incomparable Jelly Roll Morton



Castillian Nights fox trot

Artwork by Raymond Erny, ‘Castilian Nights’





‘Hello ma baby’,  Howard and Emerson




Igor Stravinski--1940

Igor Stravinski–Columbia



‘The Prophet Speaks’ – Van Morrison



Javapache – B. Cherubinbi




Joni Mitchell — Hejira





Mes Del Jazz



'Underneath The Havana Moon' - Mark Gordon/Mark Revel

‘Underneath The Havana Moon’ – Mark Gordon /Mark Revel



Eddie Daniels – Live at Iridium



Jazz Festival-Monterey

Monterey Jazz Festival



Joe Henderson Big Band



Joje Loco Mambo

Joe Loco – ‘Mambo Y Cha-Cha Cha ‘




French 'Kamgaroo Dance' - Ad Gauwin

‘Kamgaroo Dance Cake Walk’ – Ad Gauwin, France


Mambo for Cats album cover

Mambo for Cats – Album cover design by Jim Flora



Count Basie

Count Basie – art by David Stone Martin



Desmond Decker and the Aces, 1968



Stanley Turrentine – ‘Easy Walker’



It Is Springs Mistake – art by Einer Nerman




Empire State March art deco poster

Empire State March – E.Henri Klickmann



The Exotic Sounds of Martin Kenny

The Exotic Sounds of Martin Kenny



Sheet music cover art – Willy Herzig




Art Willy Herzig music Eduard May

Art Willy Herzig



Meade Lux Lewis-the-Cat house piano-the-designer--David Stone Martin--1955

Meade Lux Lewis- ‘Cat house piano’

designer–David Stone Martin–1955



Mothers Finest

Mothers Finest funk rock



Design: David Stone Martin 1950



Nico Gomez pink afro




Orchidee, s.d. (ill. Paul Telemann)

Orchidee (illustrator Paul Telemann)



Raymond-Emy art for Suivez La

Raymond Emy art for Suivez La



Samba-Dorpheus New Orleans poster

Samba Dorpheus New Orleans




The ‘Jelly Roll’ Blues, composed by Fred ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton




‘Some Smoke’ – S.Romberg



Sista-Varvet-musik eric-alberg

Sista Varvet



Sonny Rollins



It dont mean a thing if it aint got that swing

‘It don’t mean a thing if it aint got that swing’ – Duke Ellington



The-Sound-Of-Tiki -- Swen A Kirsten

The Sound Of Tiki — Swen A Kirsten



Tin Roof Blues -- New Orleans Rythym Kings

‘Tin Roof Blues’ — New Orleans Rythym Kings



Tito Puente-(USA)-1958-Art Jaro Fabry

Tito Puente-(USA)–Art Jaro Fabry



poster-image-inspired by jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt,--illustrator Nearchos Ntaskas

Poster inspired by jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt,–illustrator Nearchos Ntaskas




Billie holiday Al lor Nothing at all

Billie holiday ‘All or Nothing at all’

David Stone Martin



Lionel Hampton Quintet

Lionel Hampton Quintet

David Stone Martin cover art




What is this thing called love-Cole Porter

‘What is this thing called love’ – Cole Porter



Yo yo love you and adore you,-1923-(ill--Charles Gesmar

‘Yo yo love you and adore you’  —  illustrator–Charles Gesmar




Donna Vatra – Tango serenade Arghentine

Art by Willy Herzig



harmonica_blues album art R.Crumb

Harmonica Blues – cover art by Robert Crumb



Chromatica - Lady GaGa 

‘Chromatica’ – Lady GaGa

Photo – Norbert Schoerner



Benjamin Jephta Quintet--homecoming Mzwandile-Buthelezi

Benjamin Jephta Quintet — ‘Homecoming’

Cover art – Mzwandile Buthelezi