The spirals, swirls, scrolls and waves of Carol Long’s pottery.

 

I have always found Art Nouveau design to be entrancing with its graceful, undulating lines and coalescence of diverse details. I am reminded of this when I view the pottery of Carol Long. Working from a family farm studio in Kansas, Carol reproduces the beauty of her surrounding environment into her pieces using floral and insect motifs, combined with flowing lines, merging into leaf and  plant details . She incorporates a myriad of designs, textures and vibrant colours using slip trailing, sgraffito, pressed shapes, glazed surfaces, and plain clay surfaces all in one piece and manages to infuse a harmonic balance and rhythm into the final result. In Carol’s words : ” My work continues to evolve.  Currently I use a white mid temperature clay body fired to cone 5 oxidation.  Pieces are made by a variety of methods; such as throwing, slabwork, extrusions, and hand building.  Decorating with pulled handles and  attached  multiple pieces that are textured with presses, slip trailing, stains and glazes.”

Originally inspired to be an artist by her mother, she has also received inspiration from her three children, which explains the carefree whimsy evident in her pottery.

Carol-Long-ceramic-goblet in an Art Nouveau style

Ceramic Goblet

 

 

Twin handled ceramic vase with abstract decoration

Carol Long ceramic vase

 

Carol Long - Pansy, Orchid and yellow Jardiniere with two handles and base

Carol Long – Pansy, Orchid and yellow Jardiniere

 

 

 

Jardiniere with swirled spiral beads and curvy handles by Carol Long

Jardiniere with swirled beads

 

 

Lime green ovoid blossom Lidded Ceramic Jar on a wavy base - Carol Long

Blossom Lidded Ceramic Jar

 

 

Encrusted-Urn in pastel pinks and blues with curvy handles by Carol Long

Encrusted Urn

Art nouveau inspired Carol Long ceramic vessel

Twin handled Jardiniere by Carol Long

 

 

Carol-Long-three-ceramic-mugs with abstract motifs

Three ceramic mugs

 

 

Red- green, yellow and white butterfly wing bowl - Carol Long

Butterfly Wing Bowl

 

 

Two butterfly motif goblets by Carol Long

Pair of Butterfly Goblets

 

pumpkin orange sculpture vessel by Carol Long

Orange ceramic bottle

 

 

Carol-Long-ceramic Caterpillar jardiniere

Caterpillar with Forest Leaves
Ceramic Jardiniere

( A fantastic combination of textures and detail )

 

 

Small-Bottle-with-Elm-leaf decoration by Carol Long

Small Bottle With Elm Leaves

 

 

jade green ceramic goblet - Carol Long

Green Goblet

 

 

Carol-Long.-with one of her ceramic creations

Carol Long

 

 

Butterfly-Jardiniere in greens and browns by Carol Long

Ceramic Butterfly Jardiniere

 

 

Ovoid white bottle vase with black-red and green motif - Carol Long

Bottle by Carol Long

 

 

Butterfly with peacock tail decorations - Carol Long

Ceramic Butterfly

 

 

ceramic-vessel by Carol Long

Carol Long

 

Cuteness Pink and greens-Jardiniere by Carol Long

” Cuteness ” Jardiniere

 

 

Orange Day Lillies Six Tile Panel by Carol Long

Daylilies Six Tile Panel

 

 

Elegant Carol Long red poppy flower Jardiniere with wavy base

Poppy Flower Jardiniere

 

 

Carol Long lidded Love box

” Love Me Babie ” tiny box

 

 

Carol Long Art Nouveau style tall vase with black orchids and yellow, brown and green

Tall Vase with Black Orchid and Yellow

 

 

Iris bowl by Carol Long

Iris Bowl

 

 

zLattice Peacock bottle by Carol Long

Lattice Peacock Bottle

 

 

Tall Black and Tang Wedding Bottle created by Carol Long

Tall Black and Tang Wedding Bottle – Carol Long

 

 

 

ceramic goblet by Carol Long

Carol Long goblet

 

 

Carol Long ceramic Chrysalis

Carol Long ceramic Chrysalis

 

 

 

Red Poppy ceramic bottle with flared wavy top lip made by Carol Long

Red Poppy ceramic bottle with flare top

 

 

See Carol Long’s website here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. recep inal
    Posted August 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    you are the best MAAŞALLAH

  2. Joni Blackman
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Carol Long’s pottery is gorgeous. She is a very talented pottery artist. Amazing!!!

  3. Cynthia
    Posted March 10, 2015 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    I love Carol Longs pottery. It’a amazing. It’s so Stunning and gorgeous.

  4. Margot Taylor
    Posted November 5, 2016 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    Your work is so inspirational. Love the subject matter and influences. I will follow you via the Web. Let me know if you teach workshops and if so any upcoming opportunities.
    Best, Margot

  5. Ellyn
    Posted May 4, 2017 at 2:57 am | Permalink

    i am doing an art project on Carol i love art i want to be like you when i grow up.

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