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SOFA – Sculptural Objects, Functional Art and design

 

 

Chicago art fair SOFA

 

Founded in 1994, SOFA CHICAGO (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) is Chicago’s longest continuously running art fair and the world’s foremost fair displaying masterworks of contemporary art and design in all media. It is dedicated to bringing together the spheres of design, decorative arts, and fine arts. Artists, collectors and designer workshops, demonstrations and lectures are also featured.

The SOFA Chicago art fair attracts collectors, art patrons, curatorial staff and art historians who attend to admire the unique works of art and mingle with galleries and artists. In all, around 37,000 people attended the Fair in 2016, presented by more than 70 established and emerging galleries from across the globe. On display were the very best in ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, studio jewelry, metal, painting, sculpture, photography and works on paper.

The premier showcase event has its 23rd exhibition of decorative and functional artistic pieces coming up on NOV 2-5, 2017 at Navy Pier.

 

SOFAEXPO WEBLINK

 

Seaforms-2013-83---Michael-Behrens---Habatat-Galleries-Sofa-2013

‘Seaforms’ – 2013 – Michael Behrens

Habatat Galleries

 

 

Pasha-Jan-Huling---2013---Duane-Reed-Gallery---Sofa2013

‘Pasha’ – Jan Huling  —  Duane Reed Gallery

SOFA 2013

 

 

Wexler-Gallery---Vivian-Beer-Bridge-Bench-steel,-patina-and-ferrocement-(concrete)

Vivian Beer – Bridge Bench steel, patina and ferrocement (concrete)

Wexler Gallery

 

Peaceful-Morning-stoneware Miyashita-Zenji,-2009

‘Peaceful Morning’ by Miyashita Zenji

Stoneware and applied layers of colored clay..

Joan B Mirviss

2009

 

 

Erskine Hall Coe-Shozo_Michikawa-Natural-Ash-twisted-vase

Shozo Michikawa – Natural ash twisted vase

Erskine Hall Coe, London

 

 

Sally-Rogers-Cradle---Represented-by-Thomas-R-Riley Galleries

Sally Rogers – ‘Cradle’

Thomas R Riley Galleries

 

 

 

Daedalus----steel and marble - Sally-Rogers---Riley-Galleries

‘Daedalus’—-steel and marble – Sally Rogers

Riley Galleries

 

 

 

SOFA-Chicago--Jan-Huling beaded head sculpture

Jan Huling beaded head

SOFA Chicago

 

 

‘Architectural Volume (Blue) 1’, 2011 -Bodil Manz

Clark+Delvecchio

 

 

wall-figure-sculpture-SOFA

SOFA Chicago, 2010

 

 

sofa-Chicago-sculptural-objects-functional-art

SOFA Chicago glass vessels

 

 

Allison Mercer--sculpture-Maria Elena Kravetz Galeria

Allison Mercer sculpture

SOFA – Maria Elena Kravetz Galeria

 

 

Katherine Glenday_Vessel-243

Katherine Glenday – Vessel 243

SOFA – Amaridian Gallery, NY

 

Andy-Nasisse-TeaBowl koala bear inspired

Andy Nasisse ceramic ‘Tea Bowl’ ( koala bear inspired?)

Sherrie Gallerie

 

 

Ani-Kasten ceramic vessel with horizontal ribbing

Ani Kasten

 

 

Bart-Johnson-ceramic-vessel--Eight-Modern Hand drawn face motifs

Bart Johnson ceramic vessel

Eight Modern

 

 

Benjamin-Sewell,-black and white striped vessel-David-Richard-Contemporary

Benjamin Sewell – ovoid striped glass vessel

David Richard Contemporary

 

 

 

black-and-red-urn-pair_-Pincus-

Black and red urn pair – Peter Pincus

Wexler Gallery, SOFA 2016

 

 

Les-Namingha ceramic pots

Les Namingha – SOFA, Chicago

  Blue Rain Gallery / Santa Fe New Mexico

 

 

 

Bruce-R.-Macdonald wall art panel

Bruce R. Macdonald wall art panel

 

 

 

Calvin Ma – ‘Let It Go’

Abmeyer-+-Wood Fine Art—2014

 

 

Chris-Antemann-porcelain-sculpture naked couple having tea

Chris Antemann porcelain sculpture

 

 

Chris-Gustin ceramic-vase - wavy form

Chris Gustin ceramic vase, SOFA Chicago

 

 

Clare-Beck-ceramic vessels at-Adrian-Sassoon

Clare Beck curation for Adrian Sassoon

SOFA, NY

 

Lino-Tagliapietra---Strombol--sofaexpo2009

Lino Tagliapietr — ‘Strombol’

sofaexpo 2009

 

 

Colin Schleeh wood sculpture vessel_WilliamZimmerGallery

Colin Schleeh wood sculpture vessel

William Zimmer Gallery

 

 

 

Mikyoung-Jung-blue sculpture-vessel

Mikyoung Jung sculpture vessel

 

 

Cristina-Cordova-La-Conquista'-wall sculpture Ann-Nathan-Gallery

Cristina Cordova – ‘La Conquista’ wall sculpture

Ann Nathan Gallery

 

 

David-Regan-ceramic-sculpture 3 bicycle riders

David Regan

SOFA Chicago 2010, Barry Friedman

 

 

Devyn-Baron-ceramic-sculpture heads

Devyn Baron-Griley

Morgan Glass Gallery

 

 

Diego-Romero-ceramic-head sculpture in black-white and gold

Diego Romero ceramic sculpture, SOFA

 

 

Donna-Schneier-Fine-Art---Lino-Tagliapietra galss sculpture

Lino Tagliapietra

SOFA Chicago – Donna Schneier Fine Art

 

 

Don-Reitz-ceramic-sculpture-bowl

Don Reitz ceramic sculpture bowl

SOFA NY 2009, Lacoste Gallery

 

 

SOFA Chicago figure-sculpture

SOFA

 

 

Sofa-Chicago-red glass-vessel

SOFA Chicago

 

 

Emil-Kazaz-sculpture female warrior

‘Judith’ – Emil Kazaz female warrior sculpture

 

 

 

George Rodriguez_Red Lion sculpture

George Rodriguez – ‘Lion’

Foster White Gallery – SOFA-Chicago 2015

 

 

Frank-Boyden-and-Tom-Coleman, ceramic jar

Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman vessel

Sherrie Gallery

 

 

Gareth-Mason-ceramic pot-Mindy-Solomon-gallery

Gareth Mason ceramic vase

SOFA – Mindy Solomon gallery

 

 

Henk Wolvers ceramic bowl -- Flow Gallery

Henk Wolvers ceramic bowl

SOFA Flow Gallery

 

 

Irina-Zaytceva--porcelain-vessel

Irina Zaytceva porcelain

 

 

Jason-Walker-'-Expecting'-ceramic penguin sculpture--Ferrin-Gallery

Jason Walker- ‘Expecting’ -ceramic penguin sculpture

Ferrin Gallery

Sofaexpo – Flickr

 

 

Maurine-Littleton-Gallery---Allegra-Marquart---Beaver-and-Turtle glass panel

 

Allegra Marquart — ‘Beaver and Turtle’ glass panel

Maurine Littleton Gallery

 

 

 

Jean-Nicolas-Gérard-ceramic-vase in mustard and brown

Jean Nicolas Gérard ceramic vase

 

 

 

Joey Watson zany ceramic sculpture

Joey Watson — 2016 SOFA Chicago

 

 

Kang Hyo Lee-ceramic vase Mindy Solomon Gallery

Kang Hyo Lee, South Korea

SOFA, Mindy Solomon Gallery

 

 

Keith-Schneider-ceramic-scullpture

Keith Schneider, SOFA Chicago

 

 

Kirra-Galleries---Crystal-Stubbs-glass sculpture

Crystal Stubbs glass sculpture

SOFA, Kirra Galleries

Sofaexpo – Flickr

 

 

Kurt-Weiser---Princess-ceramic-bottle---Ferrin-Gallery

Kurt Weiser— ‘Princess’ ceramic bottle

SOFA, Ferrin Gallery

 

 

Kyohei-Fujita-glass-box

Kyohei Fujita Kazaribako Hand Blown Glass Box Casket

 

 

 

Lacoste-Gallery---Don-Reitz-wall panels

Ceramic wall panels – Don Reitz – 2011

Lacoste Gallery

Sofaexpo – Flickr

 

 

Lacoste-Gallery---Ronnie-Gould-ceramic-dog

Lacoste Gallery—Ronnie Gould

 

 

Lindsay-Pichasek long horned animal sculpture

Lindsay Pichasek

 

 

Maria-Elena-Kravetz---Bob-Clyatt-three male sculpture figures

Bob Clyatt — “Three Standing Men”, 2012

Noborimia-fired porcelain on ceramic

Maria Elena Kravetz Gallerie

 

 

 

Michael Eden’s “Grey Bloom” recalls the forms of antique ceramics, but is made with 21st-century materials and processes.

SOFA – Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon Gallery

 

Michael-Lucero-octo teapot

Michael Lucero

Donna Schneier Fin Art

 

 

Mindy Solomon Gallery-Ree_Soo_Jong ceramic vase

Ree Soo Jong ceramic calligraphy vase

Mindy Solomon Gallery -SOFA

 

 

 Jin_Morigami sculpture

 Jin Morigami –

TAI Gallery, SOFA Chicago 2012

 

 

Myungjin-Kim-bird-notif-jar

Kim Myungjin

 

Jenny-Pohlman-&-Sabrina-Knowles---The-Linguist-(Man-as-a-Series),-2009-Duane-Reed-Gallery

Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles — ‘The Linguist’ (Man as a Series), 2009

Duane Reed Gallery

 

 

 

Onishi Gallery_Tamagawa_Norio Flower Vase_No-425-2015-SOFA-Chicago

Norio Tamagawa Flower Vase No 425

2015 Onishi Gallery_SOFA Chicago

 

 

 

Donna Schneier Fine Arts---Viola Frey

Female figure sculpture — Viola Frey

Donna Schneier Fine Arts

 

 

Les-Namingha-ceramic pot--Blue-Rain-Gallery

Les Namingha ceramic seed pot

Blue Rain Gallery

 

 

 

Philip Moulthrop ceramic vessel - _Sarah Myerscough Fine Art-sofa-2012

Philip Moulthrop ceramic vessel

Sarah Myerscough Fine Art – SOFA 2012

 

 

Hand carved Queen Mothers Pipe,Bamun-Cameroon Douglas Dawso -Gallery,-Chicago-IL

Hand carved Queen Mothers Pipe, Bamun Cameroon

Douglas Dawson Gallery, SOFA Chicago

 

 

Irina-Zaytceva Red Admiral Butterfly Cup Jane Sauer Gallery

Irina Zaytceva ‘Red Admiral Butterfly Cup’

Jane Sauer Gallery, SOFA

 

 

Robert-Lugo-lidded ceramic jar-Wexler-Gallery

Robert Lugo lidded ceramic jar

Wexler Gallery

 

 

Sergei-Isupov-ceramic-head-sculpture

Sergei Isupov

 

 

 

Seth-Rainville-ceramic-chair

Seth Rainville ceramic chair

Ferrin Gallery, SOFA

 

Intuit Show Opening Night---Tiffany Massey

SOFA Chicago Intuit Show Opening Night—Tiffany Massey

 

 

Seth Rainville ceramic teapot with face motifs

Seth Rainville ceramic teapot

Ferrin Gallery

 

KéKé-Cribbs---Scott-Jacobson-Gallery---Catalina -- glass sculpture boat

KéKé Cribbs — ‘Catalina’ glass sculpture -Scott Jacobson Gallery

 

 

Kirra-Galleries---Crystal-Stubbs turqupise and blue glas sculpture

Kirra Galleries — Crystal Stubbs

 

 

 

 

Sheryl Zacharia-abstract ceramic vessel

‘Rapture’—Sheryl Zacharia—Jane Sauer Gallery

Sofa-2013

 

 

 

Sheryl-Zacharia-Pinstriped ceramic sculpture vessel

Sheryl Zacharia ‘Pinstriped’

 

 

Shozo Michikawa---Koniki-Pot-2009---Gallerie Besson

Shozo Michikawa — Koniki Pot 2009

Gallerie Besson, SOFA

 

 

SOFA-Chicago ceramic-vessels

SOFA Chicago

 

 

 

SOFA-CHICAGO---glass-sculpture-vessels

SOFA Chicago

 

 

Ypichi Ohira---Notturno con due Montagne Vase,

Ypichi Ohira—Notturno con due Montagne Vase

SOFA, Barry Friedman

 

 

SOFA Chicago

 

 

SOFA-Chicago Sculptural objects, functional art and design

SOFA Chicago

 

Dorte Visby raku vase

SOFA Chicago

 

 

 

Sculptural objects, functional art and design SOFA NY

SOFA, New York

 

 

Sue-Averell-and-Joseph-Woodford lidded ceramic vessel with blue face motif

Sue Averell and Joseph Woodford

 

 

Sunkoo-Yuh-ceramic-artist SOFA

Sunkoo Yuh ceramic sculpture

 

 

TammyGarcia-BlueRainGallery-salmon ceramic tile

Terry Garcia Wall panel

Blue Rain Gallery

 

 

Wayne-Higby-Stone-Gate-2007-SOFA-ChicagoPhoto-credit-Brian-Oglesbee

Wayne Higby ‘Stone Gate’ 2007

SOFA Chicago  Photo Brian Oglesbee

 

 

 

Yamamura-Shinya-box Ippodo-Gallery

Yamamura Shinya

Ippodo Gallery, SOFA

 

 

Koji-Hatakeyama---Ippodo-Gallery-Eight-Faces - hexagonal vessel

Koji Hatakeyama  — ‘ Eight Faces’

Ippodo Gallery

 

 

Blue-Rain-Gallery---Tammy-Garcia-bronze-panel of a bear

Tammy Garcia  — bronze bear panel

Blue Rain Galler

 

 

 

Jan Hopkins -- Forbidden---Jane-Sauer-Gallery

Jan Hopkins — ‘Forbidden’

Jane Sauer Gallery

 

 

 

See more SOFA photos on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

The Kangaroo Valley sculpture and arts biennial

 

 

 

Orb-by-David-Ball--photo--J-Griffiths

‘Orb’ by David Ball

Photo – J Griffiths

Kangaroo Valley art festival May 2017

 

Since 2007, Arts in the Valley has attracted some of the finest musicians, artists and sculptors in Australia to Kangaroo Valley for concerts and festivals. Surrounded by sweeping views of the rugged escarpments, the location provides an impressive backdrop for the outdoor art works on display and is presented in a biennial format.
Kangaroo Valley is nestled between the neighboring regions of Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands in New South Wales and is an idyllic and picturesque location, approximately 2 hours drive from both Sydney and Canberra. Here is a collection of sculptures featured at the Kangaroo Valley Arts Biennial.

 

Arts in the valley website

 

 

Illusion-by-Vikki-Holik-Blazley-2017 kangaroo Valley -photo by Sue-Agar

‘Illusion’ by Vikki Holik Blazley

Kangaroo Valley art festival 2017

Photo by Sue Agar

 

 

Michael-Purdy----Weave sculpture Kangaroo Valley

Michael Purdy — ‘Weave’ sandstone sculpture Kangaroo Valley

 

 

 

‘The-Hard-Yards’ by Michael Purdy -- Hardwood-timber-and-mild-steel sculpture

‘The Hard Yards’ by Michael Purdy

Hardwood timber and mild steel sculpture

 

 

 

2015_-Elle-Szpindler-wire-sculpture Awakening

‘Awakening’ – Elle Szpindler wire sculpture

Kangaroo Valley, 2015

 

 

Al-Phemister’s-Dandelion-series-2015 - Kangaroo Valley sculpture

Al Phemister’s ‘Dandelion’ series

2015 – Kangaroo Valley sculpture

 

 

2015 - Elle-Szpindler-wire-figure sculpture

Elle Szpindler? wire sculpture

2015

 

Antonio Francisci bronze life size Girl with Golden Hair outdoor sculpture

Antonio Francisci bronze life size ‘Girl with Golden Hair’

Galeria Aniela, Kangaroo Valley

 

 

2015-The-Hillarys--Dora-Rognvaldsdottir chicken sculpture

‘The Hillarys’ — Dora Rognvaldsdottir

2015

 

 

Lizard outdoor sculpture by Areneria

‘Lizard’ outdoor sculpture  –  Areneria

 

 

The-Red-Ball-by-Paul-Dimmer-featured-in-the-2007-Sculpture-in-the-Valley

‘The Red Ball’ by Paul Dimmer

2007 – photo Gary Steer

 

 

Banksia-Women-by-Bronwyn-Berman-2013 outdoor hung sculpture

‘Banksia Women’ by Bronwyn Berman

2013

 

 

Meditation figure sculpture by Ole Nielson

Ole Nielsen is an Australian sculptor, born in Denmark, who resides in the Kangaroo Valley

 

 

John-Rafter----automobile sculpture The-Volvo---2015

John Rafter—-automobile sculpture ‘The Volvo’

2015

 

Arts-in-the-Valley---Greer-Taylor's-Crosswind

‘Crosswind’ – Greer Taylor

 

 

Arts-in-the-Valley-David-Hudson didgeridoo player

David Hudson didgeridoo

 

 

Sea creature sculpture

Arts In The Valley

 

 

Grand-Piano-by--Derek-Watt sculpture, Kangaroo Valley arts

‘Grand Piano’ by Derek Watt

 

 

Bronwyn-Berman--The-hive outdoor sculpture

Bronwyn Berman — ‘The Hive’

Dossier 48

 

Bronwyn-Bermann---Waterfall indoor sculpture

Bronwyn Bermann— ‘Waterfall’

 

 

 

Christopher-Hodges The Maid -- Kangaroo Valley sculpture

Christopher Hodges   ‘The Maid’

Dossier 48

 

Duet------Dora Rognvaldsdottir monumental steel sculpture

‘Duet’ — Dora Rognvaldsdottir

 

 

Metal elephant sculpture – Kangaroo Valley

 

 

Contemporary guitar player sculpture -- Galeria-Aniela-Sculpture-Park-NSW-Australia

Contemporary metal sculpture

Galeria Aniela, Kangaroo Valley

 

 

Feeding Kangaroo - photo by Adam Foster

Feeding Kangaroo – photo by Adam Foster

 

The kangaroo only moves forward, never backwards. The herbivorous Kangaroo was originally named the Kanguru by Captain Cook. They can move at speeds of 60km/hour and clear 25 feet in a leap up to heights of 10 feet. It moves instinctively and appears to be sure footed at high speeds and its totem symbolizes leaping into the unknown fearlessly. As a totem, the kangaroo teaches you how to balance the creative energies necessary to complete tasks, trust your instincts and gives you the strength, stamina and power needed.

Palawa kangaroo lore

One of the terms Tasmanian Aboriginal people used when referring to themselves was ‘Palawa’. This was the name of the ‘first man’, who was created from the kangaroo by a creation spirit. Palawa identity also has a supernatural origin, related to the powers of animals, plants, rivers, mountains, spirits and ancestors, which often merge into one another. Through kinship obligations, the kangaroo bound Aboriginal people to the land and gave them a mythical identity as descendants of a creation spirit. . Its ecological requirements motivated traditional fire-based land management practices, whereby Aborigines maintained the country so it was favourable to the kangaroo. The kangaroo featured in  tribal songs and dances and as the totems of individuals.*

 

 

Contemporary sculpture musicians Galeria-Aniela-Sculpture-Park

Contemporary sculpture musicians

Galeria Aniela, Kangaroo Valley

 

 

Growth-by-Thomas-Westre - Kangaroo Valley sculpture festival

‘Growth’ by Thomas Westre

 

 

Harp-quintet orchestra-Kangaroo-Valley

Harp quintet concert – Kangaroo Valley Art Festival

 

 

 

High-Flyer-by-Amanda-Harrison mother holding child sculpture

‘High Flyer’ by Amanda Harrison

 

 

 

Ulan Murray tree sculpture –  ‘Ultima stans’

 

 

‘Illusion’ by Vikki Holik Blazley

2017

 

Bird sculpture - photo J Griffiths

White bird sculpture – photo J Griffiths

 

 

David

Contemporary sculpture – David Bell

Photo – Sue Williamson

 

Three white birds sculpture Meeting-by-Yamuna-Bruce---2015

‘Meeting’ by Yamuna Bruce

2015

 

 

 

Metalicus-floribunda-Jen-Mallison black metal abstract sculpture

‘Metalicus floribunda’ – Jen Mallison

 

 

Miranda-Lean------La-Printemps-2015 nude female sculpture

Miranda Lean — La Printemps

2015

 

 

 Elle-Szpindler wire sculpture

Elle Szpindler wire sculpture

photo Julijana Griffiths

 

 

Naked-Neptune copper sculpture-by-Andrew-Saunders

‘Naked Neptune’ by Andrew Saunders

Dossier 48

 

 

Nero-on-Edge-by-Malcolm-Utley black abstract sculpture

‘Nero on Edge’ by Malcolm Utley

 

 

Ole-Nielsen-meditation figure

Ole Nielsen meditation figure sculpture

Photo Sue Williamson

 

Paia+kangaroo+valley-Senden-Blackwood

‘Paia’ – Senden Blackwood

 Kangaroo Valley

 

Torso-2-sculpture by-Paul-Dimmer at Kangaroo Valley

‘Torso 2’  by Paul Dimmer

 

 

Patricia-Lawrence’s-Conversation-2015 contemporary sculpture

Patricia Lawrence’s – ‘Conversation’

2015

 

 

Paul-Dimmer’s-Dreamcatcher----Dossier48

Paul Dimmer’s- ‘Dreamcatcher’

 

 

Phlyssa-Koshland--Skipping-Girl contemporary outdoor sculpture

Phlyssa Koshland — ‘Skipping Girl’

 

 

Sandstone Possum-sculpture - Arenaria

Possum sculpture – Arenaria

 

 

 

Adam-Foster - Brush-Tailed-Possum - A possum carrying her young in a tree

Brush Tailed Possum – Adam Foster

Kangaroo Valley

 

 

Rabbit-catcher-sculpture by Randall-Sinnamon

‘Rabbitcatcher’ – Randall Sinnamon

Kangaroo Valley

 

Response in Movement wire sculpture by Elissa Sykes Smith

‘Response in Movement’ wire sculpture by Elissa Sykes Smith

 

 

 

‘A-Shared-Weight’,-Elyssa Sykes-Smith-recycled-timber,-Sculpture-by-the-Sea,-Bondi,-2013

‘A Shared Weight’, Elyssa Sykes Smith recycled timber

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2013

 

 

Sea Spiral by Ross Cameron---2015

‘Sea Spiral’ by Ross Cameron—2015

Kangaroo Valley

 

Sea-the-light-by-Paul-Glendenning metal fish sculpture

‘Sea the light’ by Paul Glendenning

 

 

Shrouded Gods Mountain,-The Budawangs, south coast hinterlands of NSW, Australia

‘Shrouded Gods Mountain’, The Budawangs

South Coast hinterlands of NSW, Australia

 

 

Summoning-the-storm sculpture -Kangaroo-Valley

Summoning the storm sculpture -Kangaroo Valley

 

The Gods Had No Mouths by Myangah Pirate

‘The Gods Had No Mouths’ by Myangah Pirate

Kangaroo Valley

 

 

kangaroo-and-lizard-mateship

Rosie the orphaned Joey and Elliot the 1yo Bearded Dragon lizard

Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park in Australia

 

‘I’ve got your back’  Aussie mateship

These two apparently like hanging out together

 

 

 

Sydney Koto Quintet concert – Kangaroo Valley

 

 

Boat-People sculpture -by-Julie-Love

‘Boat People’ by Julie Love

 

Helmut Newton – Vogue Australia, May 1964

(originally shot at the beach, this one is with a backdrop of the Cambewarra range, NSW)

 

 

Trio-by-Dora-Rognvaldsdottir-2009 outdoor sculpture

‘Trio’ sculpture by Dora Rognvaldsdottir

 Kangaroo Valley. 2009

 

 

Penny Lovelock-kangaroo playing banjo

Penny Lovelock

 

 

 

'The Kongouro from New Holland'  - oil painting by George Stubbs 1772 - National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London

‘The Kongouro from New Holland’  – oil painting by George Stubbs

1772 – National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London

This painting was the first depiction of an Australian animal in Western Art and was originally exhibited by the Society of Artists in London in 1773.  Stubbs had never seen a living kangaroo, but created ‘The Kongouro from New Holland’ based on verbal accounts and a viewing of a preserved skin from a Captain Cook voyage.

 

Galeria-Aniela-Sculpture-on-the-Roof,Eco-House-Kangaroo Valley

Naked female sculpture on the Roof,Eco House

Galeria Aniela, Kangaroo Valley

 

 

Fitzroy Falls at Kangaroo Valley Australia-david-smith

Fitzroy Falls at Kangaroo Valley Australia

Photo – David Smith

 

 

Reflecting on end of day-Cybernetic Kangaroos---Shane Gehlert

‘Reflecting on end of day’ – Cybernetic Kangaroos—Shane Gehlert

 

 

 

 

* Copyright 2006, Greg Lehman, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies

 

 

 

 

 

Modern ceramic relics – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

black volcanic-rock inspired vases

Black volcanic-rock inspired vases – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Etruscan relic renaissance

 

Nicolette channels ancient classical pottery forms, mainly form the Etruscan epoch and combines them with contemporary geometries, to arrive at a distinctive style that she presents with superb imagery. She majored in photojournalism at Art School, which she believes influenced her perception of communication with visual language. A casual interest in collecting vintage pottery led her to a pottery course in 2015 where she discovered the tactile, physical nature of pottery throwing to be a useful counterbalance to the computer bound nature of image editing.
After spending her early years in London followed by a few years in the American South West, where she claims she was inspired by Mid Century modernism and Native American pottery, particularly for their simplicity and streamlined forms, she presently has a home studio in Queensland, Australia. Here she creates her elegant ancient forms that merge bulbous bases with elongated necks and serpentine handles, capturing an artefact spirit in a refreshing context. Her pieces exude a refinement and balance that only need further embellishment with elaborate handles and simple decorative additions, typical of Etruscan pottery.
She is also currently exploring the subtleties of wood fired ceramics as opposed to using electric fired kilns. The multitude of shapes that emerged from classical pottery has been an endless source of intrigue for me and Nicolette’s contribution is a welcome addition to this timeless genre.

 

website

 

 

blue-Abyssal-vase-Nicolette-Johnson on white mantle

Blue abyssal vase – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Ceramic-Beer-Stern-Nicolette-Johnson rust and white glaze

Ceramic Beer Stern – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Black-trumpet-vase-with orchids -- Nicolette-Johnson

Black trumpet vase – Nicolette Johnson  (@swsco)-•-Instagram)

 

 

Two Sulphur-crested-cockatoos-Nicolette-Johnson

Sulphur crested cockatoos – Nicolette Johnson photo

 

 

 

Ceramic Chain Vase--Nicolette-Johnson

Ceramic Chain Vase — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Pedestal vase with tulips – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

cojoined-vases with knotted handles-Nicolette-Johnson

Cojoined vases with knotted handles-Nicolette-Johnson

 

 

Three blue ceramic pots -- Nicolette johnson

Blue pottery – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson olive green-ceramic-vase

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

White-slip-ceramic-cup-Nicolette Johnson

White slip ceramic cup – Nicolette Johnson

 

black-glaze-long handle jug-Nicolette-Johnson

Black glaze long handle jug – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette Johnson-vases-on-table indoor decor

Nicolette Johnson vases

 

 

Inseparable-vessels-joined by a chain Nicolette-Johnson

‘Inseparable Vessels’ – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Kaneko-and-Stepwell-vases--Nicolette-Johnson

Kaneko and Stepwell vases- – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Large-coil-built-urn-Nicolette-Johnson chocolate brown colour

Large coil built urn – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Lucidity-vessel-Nicolette-johnson blue glaze vase and flowers

‘Lucidity vessel’ — Nicolette Johnson

 

Nicolette Johnson pottery wheel throwing

Nicolette Johnson

 

Memphis-Milano-stepwell-inspired-vase by Nicolette Johnson

Memphis Milano stepwell inspired-vase by Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson_ceramic Females-vases

Naked female torso vases – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-white vase-and-bowl

Nicolette Johnson white vase and bowl

 

Nicolette-Johnson raised neck ovoid vessel

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

pastel blue large handled vases Nicolette Johnson

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson--ceramic-vessels

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-coiled-vase with flowers

Nicolette Johnson coiled vase with flowers

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-blue twin handled-vase

Nicolette Johnson-blue vase

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-long handle ceramic-jug

Long handle ceramic jug – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-ceramics

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

Audrey-the-wood-fire-kiln in the shed with a black chook

Audrey the wood fire kiln – photo by Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Black pedestal vase with dry flowers -- Nicolette Johnson

Pedestal vase – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

Black-vase-and--bowl -Nicolette-Johnson

Black-vase — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-white ceramic jug-and-cup

Nicolette Johnson  ceramic jug and cup

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson--twin handled pottery-vase

Nicolette Johnson–twin handled pottery vase

 

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson vase

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Classical pottery-Obelisk-Pedestal-vase---Nicolette-Johnson

‘Obelisk Pedestal vase’ — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-brown-vase

Nicolette Johnson vase with sprouting handles

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-pottery twin handles

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-classical style vases

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson--vases-and-wattle multi handles

Multi handled vase with yellow wattle – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Black, blue and white vase - Nicolette Johnson

Three Nicolette Johnson vases- Lapis blue raincloud vase (middle)

 

 

Nicolette-Jophnson-ceramic-vase with floral display

Nicolette Johnson vase

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-white-contemporary vase

Nicolette Johnson white footed vase with spherical handles

 

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-symbol-pots in black

Symbol pots – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Small White sprouting vase --Nicolette-Johnson

Small white sprouting vase –Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Stoneware-Bangle---Nicolette-Johnson

Thick stoneware bangle—Nicolette Johnson

 

 

stoneware-tea-cup-with-a-shino-glaze -- Nicolette-Johnson

Stoneware tea cup with shino glaze — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

study-in-blue-and-black-and-silver---Nicolette-Johnson-(@swsco)-•-Instagram)

‘Study in blue and black and silver’ — Nicolette Johnson

(@swsco)-•-Instagram)

 

 

Horizontal ribbed white vase, dried flowers and cup — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

White-Sands-Nicolette-Johnson -- photo of solitary person on beach

White Sands – Nicolette Johnson photo

 

 

white-twin-handled-vessel-Nicolette-Johnson

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Association of Clay and Glass Artists

 

 

4th Clay & Glass Biennial – California, 2017

 

The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass. A primary goal of the ACGA is to provide opportunities for their members to exhibit and sell their work. The Association regularly presents museum and gallery exhibitions of clay and glass, and presents the Biennial Clay and Glass exhibition in July. This national juried competition and exhibition is being held at the Brea Art Gallery, Orange County, California, opening July 22, and running through September 15, 2017. Eighty artworks will be on display, 45 of which were selected by the juror. The invited artists include:  Susan Bloch, Maria DeCastro, Julia Feld, Bob Pool, Treg Silkwood and Candace Martin, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend.

 

Location –  Brea Art Gallery 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821

Website

 

 

The following clay and glass artists are exhibiting at the Biennial –

 

 

 

Nathalie_Houghton-glass-sculpture - Preserved Sample: Layers of the Anthropocene

‘Preserved Sample: Layers of the Anthropocene’ –  Nathalie Houghton

 

 

 

A-Lack-Thereof-laminated-and-carved-glass sculpture Nathalie-Houghton

‘A Lack Thereof ‘  – laminated and carved glass sculpture  — Nathalie Houghton

 

 

Yumi Kiyose

 

Yumi Kiyose art incorporates, and often combines, clay, glass, and steel. Her art is an expression of energy, and utilizes form and movement derived from nature. She uses a combination of mixed colors, which emphasizes flow and produces harmony and rhythm, drawing the eye in, creating visual enchantment.

 

 

‘Summer Wave’ — ceramic plate – Yumi Kiyose

2016

 

 

Koi-in-a-pond-2016---Yumi Kiyose ceramic plate - pinks with rust red

‘Koi in a pond ‘–Yumi Kiyose

2016

 

Water - ceramic sculpture plate--Yumi Kiyose

‘Water’ – ceramic sculpture plate –Yumi Kiyose

2016

 

 

Yumi-Kiyose-ceramic-plate in blue and turquoise

Yumi Kiyose ceramic plate

 

\ Dancing-with-life-2016---Yumi-Kiyose sculpture

‘Dancing with life’ -2016—Yumi Kiyose

 

 

 

2016---Yumi-Kiyose-abstract ceramic-sculpture

 Yumi Kiyose abstract ceramic sculpture

 

Malcolm Nicoll 

 

“George Bernard Shaw famously said, “without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” There’s more to life than what we can sense on the physical plane. It’s my sincere wish to help you and I fulfill the need to reach other horizons; to experience and to feel that other realm of the spiritual via the creative process.Just like there is ultimately one God, I believe that there is ultimately one Art. My inspiration in creating art is not only to document my evolution as an artist but more importantly to attempt to make all aspects of life a work of art; to feel and activate our divine gift for creating and expanding beauty in an often times harsh and crude world. Not strictly in the virtual arts, but in all concepts and ideas.”

 

 

45 RPM DARK Handmade Glass Bowl Bullseye, Uroborus and Dichroic Glass

’45 RPM DARK ‘ Handmade Glass Bowl – Malcolm Nicoll

Bullseye, Uroborus and Dichroic Glass

 

 

45-RPM-Handmade-Glass-Bowl-Uroborus,-Bullseye-&-Dichroic-Glass-20inches---fused-glass

’45 RPM’ Handmade Glass Bowl – Malcolm Nicoll

Uroborus, Bullseye & Dichroic Glass 20inches – fused glass

 

 

lorren ashley lowrey.

Lorren Ashley Lowrey – ‘Wistar Rat’

 

Djinnaya Stroud

 

“As an artist, I am driven by the visual expression of non-verbal truth. I am fascinated with the magic-makers of our world, underground performers and creators of the spaces that give people a place to dream. I am inspired by all of those people who chase their improbable and wondrous dreams.”

 

My-life-is-an-embaressment-of-riches---Djinnaya-Stroud turqouise giraffe sculplture

‘My life is an embaressment of riches’ — Djinnaya Stroud

 

 

Djinnaya Stroud

 

 

Barbara-Vanderbeck-ceramic-hands

Barbara Vanderbeck

 

Beliz Iristay

 

Born in Izmir,Turkey, Beliz graduated from Dokuz Eylul Fine Art University with a focus on Turkish Ceramics Arts. She moved to both USA and Mexico in 2005. In her work, Beliz often uses the venerable traditions of her home country(s) and combines them with contemporary techniques.

 

Beliz Iristay in her ceramic studio

Beliz Iristay

 

 

Beliz Iristay ceramic sculptures

Beliz Iristay ceramic garden sculptures

San Diego Botanical Gardens

 

Jar flat lid banded blue_ Christopher Unger

Jar with flat lid — Christopher Unger

 

 

 

Bowl_set of 3_scratchy green_Christopher Unger

Set of 3 bowls – Inner green and sgraffito outer – Christopher Unger

 

 

 

Bowl tri banded blue Christopher Unger

Bowl tri banded, inner  blue  — Christopher Unger

 

 

Clay-Basket-«-Kathy Pallie

Clay Basket -«- Kathy Pallie

 

 

 

Orange brown Clay Basket -«- Kathy Pallie

Clay Basket -«- Kathy Pallie

 

 

Susan Bloch 

“The sparkle and radiance of life inspires me. Glass became my choice to express this when it introduced me to its magic long ago.”

 

 

Each and Every Person Matters---Susan Bloch

‘Each and Every Person Matters’ —Susan Bloch

 

 

Walll relief sculpture Susan Bloch

‘Perception’ – Susan Bloch

 

 

Four Faces---Susan Bloch - carved glass sculpture

‘Four Faces’ — Susan Bloch

 

 

Susan Bloch

 

 

Earth-Meets-Fire-Show-Carol-Zee---Clay

Carol Zee

 

 

Earth-Vessel-1---Pit-Fired-Clay---Tundra-of-Chugiak-Vicki Gunter

”Tundra of Chugiak’Vicki Gunter

Pit fired clay

 

 

Plate Tectonics 1 –  Vicki Gunter

 

 

Fay Miller

 

“Everyday I see things I want to recreate – leaves blowing in the wind, animal horns at the zoo, buildings rising in the city, political debates on television, seasons changing the landscape and people gathered in joyous celebration. I incorporate elements of whimsy wildness and intense color. The beauty, geometry and harshness of the natural world drive my creative process.”

 

 

Fay-Miller-glass-sculpture combined glass circles

Fay Miller glass sculpture

 

 

Hand Blown Glass Menorah by Fay Miller --- glass sculpture

Hand Blown Glass Menorah by Fay Miller

 

 

Fountain_tabletop Gerald-Arrington stone sculpture fountain

Fountain tabletop –  Gerald Arrington

 

 

Gerald Arrington-organic vase

Vase – Gerald Arrington

 

Gerald-Arrington-outdoor totem garden-fountain

Gerald Arrington

 

 

 

Globe vase, temmoku with white drip glaze - Bob Pool

Globe vase, temmoku with white drip glaze – Bob Pool

 

 

 

Bob-Pool-Mae-byong-vase,-red-gold-floral-pattern

Mae byong vase, red gold floral pattern – Bob Pool

 

 

 

Kimberly-Cook-ceramic-sculpture

‘Harbinger’ – Kimberly Cook ceramic sculpture

 

 

 

Ceramic sculpture growth II_iifire-Hsun-Yuan-Hsu

‘Growth II’ — Hsun Yuan Hsu – 2017

 Fire School: Academy of Art University, San Francisco

 

 

CEramic vessel Desert-Art-1-Patrick-Crabb

Raku bottle — Patrick Crabb

 

 

 

Patrick-Crabb-Shard-Vase-Series-

Patrick Crabb Shard Vase

 

 

Jo-Killen-ovoid-Raku-vessel in black and white

Jo Killen ovoid Raku vessel

 

 

Jo Killen - black, white, red ovoid Raku vessel

Jo Killen – black, white, red ovoid Raku vessel

 

 

Julia Feld

 

“In my work I combine an abstract curvilinear sculptural form with surreal narrative painting in order to create an illusion of dynamically changing reality. The illusion of a three-dimensional world formed by realistically rendered painting intermingles with the three-dimensionality of the object.”

 

as-in-a-dream-Ju;lia-Feld-ceramic storytelling

‘As in a dream’  — Julia Feld

 

 

 

Julia Feld-'Blooming Beauty teapot

Julia Feld  –  ‘Blooming Beauty’ teapot

 

 

 

Female Face motif teapot -- Julia Feld

Julia Feld sculptural ceramic teapot

 

 

The-Protector-teapot-Julia-Feld - tri legged teapot

‘The Protector’ teapot  — Julia Feld

 

 

 Julia Feld face shot

Julia Feld

 

Kala-Stein-two matching ceramic-mugs

Kala Stein – pair of ceramic mugs

 

 

Kazuki-Takizawa-glass artist

Kazuki Takizawa glass artist

 

 

Kazuki-Takizawa--glass-sculpture in blues and white

Kazuki Takizawa

 

 

Flames---Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend --Vetri Glass

‘Flames’ — Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend

Vetri Glass

 

 

Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend,- Common Vessels, Toilette

Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend,- Common Vessels, Toilette

 

Lee Middleman

 

“I throw classic forms and use surface textures to give them energy and vitality, resulting in art that is both pleasing and alive. I seek to create patterns and textures that emphasize the organic interplay between order and randomness as found in Nature.”

 

 

Lee-Middleman-ovoid ceramic-textured bottle

Lee Middleman ovoid ceramic bottle

 

 

 

Abora-Vase-Lee-Middleman olive green glaze

Abora Vase — Lee Middleman

 

 

Lee-Middleman-elegant ceramic-vase

Lee Middleman ceramic vase

 

Lucien Koonce

 

“I approach the composition of my work with spontaneity and immediacy, discovering the form during the process of making it. My alteration and manipulation of solid clay emphasizes the plasticity and gestural qualities of that material while achieving asymmetry. I seek to push the disorganization and the subsequent reorganization of the vessel from being a member of the “pot” realm to becoming an abstract object in the sculptural realm while retaining its function.”

 

 

Lucien-M.-Koonce-sushi-platter-organic textures

Lucien M. Koonce  —  sushi platter

 

 

Sake-cup_Guinomi---Lucien-M Koonce

Sake cup Guinomi — Lucien M Koonce

 

 

Lucien M Koonce

 

 

Lucien M Koonce footed ceramic tea cup

Lucien M Koonce footed tea cup

 

 

Maile-Iwanaga---Follow-the-White-Rabbit porcelain sculpture

Maile Iwanaga — ‘Follow the White Rabbit’ porcelain sculpture

 

 

Maile-Iwanaga---Ikebana-off-the-chain -- white porcelain sculpture

Maile Iwanaga — ‘Ikebana off the chain’

 

 

Mardi Wood

“Clay is my canvas”

“Although trained as a painter, I work with clay. I throw thin porcelain cups and bowls…often I draw into them… I like to work with clay slabs….I use ceramic pencil and crayon, metal oxide, engobe, my hands and wooden tools”

 

 

Mardi-Wood

‘Two Bulls’ slab teapot – Mardi Wood

 

 

arctic-shadow-cups-Mardi-Wood

Arctic shadow cups – Mardi Wood

 

 

tulip-bowl,-red-marks-Mardi-Wood

Tulip bowl, red marks – Mardi Wood

 

 

Mardi-Wood-in-studio making a teapot

Mardi Wood

 

 

Maria De Castro

 

“The fascination I have with the mystery of relics and ancient artifacts is inherent in many of the pieces I create”

 

 

Maria-De-Castro--Roadrunner outdoor sculpture

Maria De Castro — ‘Roadrunner’

 

 

 

Maria-De-Castro--gallery photo

Maria De Castro

 

 

 

Raven-sculpture-Maria De Castro

Raven – Maria De Castro

 

Mark-Hendrickson-lidded ceramic-jar

    Mark Hendrickson lidded ceramic jar

 

 

            Mark Hendrickson

 

Miriam-Loory-Krombach lidded carved surface jar

Miriam Loory Krombach

 

 

 

Natasha Dikareva

 

“In the realm of ceramics, anything is possible. The medium of clay allows any sort of form or figure to come to life. My work pushes the boundary between reality and imagination.”

 

 

Natasha Dikareva porcelain sculpture - Alice

‘Alice – Positive Anxiety’ — Natasha Dikareva

Escapists series 2015 – 20 17

 

morning_melts - Natasha-Dikareva ceramic figure in a bath

‘Morning Melts’ – Natasha Dikareva

Escapists series 2015 – 20 17

 

‘Sunset over Bay Bridge’  – Natasha Dikareva

Shell Dweller series 2010 -2012

 

 

Natasha Dikareva in gallery

Natasha Dikareva

 

Natasha-Dikareva

‘Message from the Cloud’ – Natasha Dikareva

2015-2017

 

 

Nathan-Ring-ceramic-tea-cup with lobster motif

Nathan Ring ceramic tea cup

 

 

Nathan-Rrng-ceramic-bottle octopus motif

Nathan Ring ceramic bottle

 

 

 

White Polar-Bear,Ceramic-Koi-Joy---etsy

Polar Bear Ceramic sculpture – Magie Smith Fleisher

Koi-Joy—etsy

 

 

Seal-Sculpture,-Porcelain-Seal Magie-Smith-Fleisher

Porcelain Seal – Magie Smith Fleisher

 

 

Rowan-Harrison--ceramic-pot

Rowan Harrison ceramic pot

 

 

Stephen Lashinski

 

“I have developed a process that goes agaisnt the conventional use of ceramic materials. I arrange ceramic materials, molds, temperature and firing process to assist me in creating each piece. Heat is the catylist that initiates chemical reactions to take place between the diverse ceramic materials which eventually reveals the ultimate characteristics of the elements in the composition. The results of my practice yield artifacts of my fascination with the an alchemical approach to working with ceramic materials. This process gives me the capability to create objects that appear not to have been made by the hands of an artist.”

 

Scholar-Rock-5-----2015---Stephen-Lashinski

‘Scholar Rock 5’ —– 2015—Stephen Lashinski

 

 

 

Scholar-Rock-9 sculpture - Stephen Lashinski

‘Scholar Rock 9’  – Stephen Lashinski

 

 

Scott Jennings

 

“I choose to make pottery because of the excitement and satisfaction that I get from discovering new forms. With each new series of work my intentions become clearer and the excitement grows.”

 

Scott-Jennings - porcelain-footed-bowl in blue and yellow

Scott Jennings – porcelain footed bowl

 

 

Scott Jennings

 

 

Scott-Jennings-porcelain-mug

Scott Jennings porcelain mug

 

Ceramic cat sculpture – Karen Van Galder

 

 

Seated Woman —  Karen Van Galder

 

 

Karen Van Galder man in prayer sculpture

The Wiseman – Karen Van Galder

 

Treg Silkwood and Candace Martin

 

“I am drawn to glass as a material for its properties of fragility and clarity, the way it captures and manipulates light, and its ability to metaphorically represent the line between the visible and invisible.” – Treg Silkwood

 

silkwood-glass-sculpture with etched pattern

 A shell sculpture combining Treg Silkwood’s glassblowing skills with Candace Martin’s muted colour palettes

 

 

Treg Silkwood and Candace Martin with glass pumpkin

Silkwood Glass

 

 

Silkwood-Treg_Driftwood-sculpture 2007

Treg Silkwood  ‘Driftwood’ glass sculpture

 

Siobhan Hughes

“I draw a lot of inspiration from deconstructionist traditions: Modern art movements of the first half of the 20th century. I find comfort in the clean linear applications of Calder, Stella, Mondrian, Wright. Modern, non-traditional, and classic quilting patterns. Native or “primitive” patterns in clay and tapestry. These all share a fascination with simplicity, beauty, and a deeply personal aesthetic. Like my work in glass, for each of these traditions, the media is constraining, or the artist chose strict constraints, but the goal is to piece together something genuine and engaging.”

 

siobhan-hughes-Springs-Song glass sculpture

Siobhan Hughes – ‘Springs Song’ glass sculpture

 

 

‘Three Sisters’ – Siobhan Hughes

 

 

Sea+Vessels-Siobhan-Hughes long necked glass sculpture vessel in turquoise and black

‘Sea Vessel’ – Siobhan Hughes

 

 

 

Smoky Moonlight hand painted glass panels--Paul Messink

‘Smoky Moonlight’ hand painted glass panels — Paul Messink

 

 

Trees-in-Twilight---Paul-Messink handpainted glass panel

‘Trees in Twilight’ — Paul Messink

 

 

 

Tali Grinshpan-Of Innocence and Experience glass sculpture

Tali Grinshpan – ‘Of Innocence and Experience’ glass sculpture

 

 

Ceramic White-Casserole-by-Jan-Schachter

White Casserole by Jan Schachter

 

 

Yumiko-Aso-ceramic-tea-set Bamboo style handles

Yumiko Aso ceramic tea set

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortuny Palazzo Museum

 

‘Portrait of a muse’  painting by Mariano Fortuny, 1935

Portrait of Henriette Fortuny in Pompeian costume with a Delphos dress and Knossos scarf designed by Mariano Fortuny, printed with geometric, asymmetrical patterns and motifs inspired by Cycladic art

 

The artistic legacy of Mariano Fortuny

 

The Fortuny museum in San Marco, Venice, was instigated in 1956 by Henriette Fortuny, the Parisian wife and muse of Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) . He was born in Granada, Spain where both his father and mother were known painters and collectors of ancient oriental fabrics and objects. He became to be known as one of the great creative minds of the early 20th century due to his aesthetic refinement, prolific output and versatility. He was celebrated by his contemporaries as the last Renaissance man and was a conduit to Old World craft and design finesse adapted to modern methods.. He was a legendary textile and clothing designer working in Venice and Paris where he specialized in spectacular luxury fabrics based on Byzantine, Renaissance, Arabesque and Art Nouveau styles.Venice had a centuries old connection to the ancient silk road so it was fitting that Mariano Fortuny liked to use delicate silks in his fashion and fabric designs. Fortuny still makes the finest printed fabrics in the world, handmade in Venice since 1907 and continuing the legacy of unique innovation and timeless artistry.

 

 

 

Scudo Saraceno silk chandeliers and Islamic calligraphy motif doorway hanging designed by Mariano Fortuny- 1920

 

Mariano Fortuny possessed an artistic diversity that included painting, sculpture, engraving, set design, lamp designs, photography and being an Orientalist art collector. The creations of Fortuny displayed an exquisite sensitivity, modernity and originality. The Fortnuy Palazzo, being a classic example of Gothic Byzantine architecture was a very appropriate location for Fortuny to reside in and to become a museum for his art and to host other exhibitions. His fortuitous move to Venice from Paris came about due to being allergic to horses, a rare sight around the Venetian waterways.
The contemporary art featured here stands in poignant contrast to the Old World charm exuded by the lush Fortuny fabrics and decor on display at the Fortuny Museum.

 

Mariano Fortuny -oil painting Les coulisses de la Scala de MilanBackstage of La Scala Theater 1934 ·

Mariano Fortuny – ‘Les coulisses de la Scala de Milan’

Backstage of La Scala Theater 1934

Since 1891 Mariano Fortuny was completely captivated by the allure of the staging of Wagner’s theatre, however many years passed before he concretely measured himself against the theatre experimenting at length with both lighting and technology and the preparation of scenographic sketches.

 

Mariano Fortuny oil on canvas

After a trip to Bayreuth, to see a Wagner production, he expanded  his interests to include set design and stage lighting techniques

Mariano Fortuny exhibition “Fortuny and Wagner. The Wagnerism in the visual arts in Italy”

 

 

Bronze sculpture bust--Vincenzo-Gemito-Ritratto-del-pittore-Mariano-Fortuny

Bronze sculpture bust of Mariano Fortuny by Vincenzo Gemito – 1874

 

 

 

2015 Proportio exhibibition at Palazzo Fortuny

2015 Proportio exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

 

 

mariano-fortuny-madrazo-The Merchants of Venice

‘Il mercante di Venezia’ – Mariano Fortuny Madrazo

 

 

Mariano-Fortuny,-red silk Dressing-Gown,

Red silk dressing gown, Delphos pleated dress – Mariano Fortuny

 

 

Anish-Kapoor-White-Dark-VIII,2000-©JPGabriel

Anish Kapoor White Dark VIII,2000 ©JPGabriel

Current 2017 exhibition ‘Intuition’ – aims at investigating the mysteries of intuition and the forms of knowledge that cannot be explained in words.

To coincide with the 2017 Venice Art Biennale till November 26

 

 

 

Antony-Gormley,-GUT-X,-2013,-©-JPGabriel,-Palazzo-Fortuny

Antony Gormley, ‘GUT X’, 2013, © JPGabriel, Palazzo Fortuny

Current 2017 exhibition ‘Intuition’

 

Artempo - where-time-becomes-art - inverted black head sculpture

‘Artempo – where time becomes art’ exhibition curated by Axel Vervoordt

Palazzo Fortuny 2007

 

 

‘Artempo – where time becomes art’

Palazzo Fortuny 2007

 

 

 

La marchesa Luisa Casati  – Giovanni Boldini, 1908

The Divine Marchesa Art and life of Luisa Casati – Palazzo Fortuny 2014-15

 

Oil on Canvas of Mariano Fortuny, Parsifal, the ascent to the Grail

Mariano Fortuny, ‘Parsifal, the ascent to the Grail’

Oil on canvas

 

 

Tullio-Dainese-flickr--Bakongo-Fetish-wood-sculpture Fotruny Palazzo

Bakongo Fetish wood sculpture – Tullio Dainese flickr

Fortuny Palazzo

 

 

Model of Villa Pisani in Stra, Sante Benato and Giovanni Gloria from a drawing by Gerolamo Frigimelica, carved and painted wood, c. 1720.

contessanally

 

De Kooning, Roberto Matta, Mark Tobey, Julien Beck ©JPGabriel

Fortuny Palazzo current 2017 exhibition ‘Intuition’

 

Photo de Mariano Fortuny, les Maîtres Chanteurs de Wagner, Rome 1931

 Les Maîtres Chanteurs de Wagner, Rome 1931 – Photo de Mariano Fortuny

 

 

Wood carved sculpture bust Fortuny Palazzo

Wood carved sculpture bust Fortuny Palazzo

 

 

Classical Stone carved sculpture head

Stone carved sculpture head – Fortuny Palazzo

 

Contemporary sculpture Elogio-de-la-luz-XX,-1990.-Eduardo-CHILLIDA- Photo - Jean-Pierre Gabriel

‘Elogio de la luz XX’, 1990. Eduardo CHILLIDA

Photo – Jean-Pierre Gabriel – 2015

Proportio Exhibition – the exhibition explored the omnipresence of universal proportions in art, science, music and architecture.

 

Femme-en-buste-aux-liserons Italian Liberation white marble female bust by Fortuny

‘Femme en buste aux liserons’ Italian Liberaty Style white marble female bust by Mariano Fortuny

 

 

 

Fiona-Kearney Quivering,-timeless-beauty-@PalazzoFortuny-Intuition-exhibition

Fiona Kearney ‘Quivering, timeless beauty’ @PalazzoFortuny

Intuition exhibition 2017

 

 

Fortuny-Bowl-(spun and hammered copper with electroformed design, light purple enamel interior, red and orange enamel exterior1981-June-Schwarcz

‘Fortuny Bowl’ — June Schwarcz

Spun and hammered copper with electroformed design, light purple enamel interior, red and orange enamel exterior

1981

 

 

Fortuny-ceramic Carafe-L'object

Fortuny ceramic Carafe-  L’objet

 

 

Fortuny-e-Caramba

Fortuny e Caramba – Medieval motif silk applique caftan dress – Mariano Fortuny

 

 

White and gold FORTUNY-Lamp-silk-Shade

Fortuny Lamp Shade

 

 

Fortuny--Scheherazade-Fortuny®---Seta silk lamp

Fortuny–Scheherazade–Seta – Persian pattern silk on metal frame

Venetia Studium

 

La-Divina-Marchesa-exhibition-at-Palazzo-Fortuny,-Venice---ceramic leopard and dressed mannequins

La Divina Marchesa exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

2014-15

 

 

John-Galliano-for-Christian-Dior-Tribute-to-Marchesa-Luisa-Casati - model in Dior outifit

John Galliano for Christian Dior – Tribute to Marchesa Luisa Casati

 

‘Gathering Clouds’ by Anish Kapoor (2014) and ‘The Cube’ by Alberto Giacometti (1934-1935)

‘Artempo – where time becomes art’ 2007

 

Guido-Cadorin -nude-female-sculpture relief

Guido Cadorin – nude female sculpture relief

Palazzo Fortuny

 

 

Isadora Duncan's daughters wearing Fortuny's Delphos dress.

Isadora Duncan’s daughters wearing Fortuny’s Delphos pleated silk dresses

 ‘Delphos’ gowns were dyed individually in a wide range of unusual colours. Delicate silk was processed on porcelain rollers to create fine, uneven pleats, one of Fortuny’s innovations.The technique used to process the silk is still shrouded in mystery. Designed in 1907, the loose flowing gown freed women from the constraints of the corset. Fortuny merged his love for medieval history and classical Greece with a fascination for technology and the skills of the craftsman.

 

La-Divina-Marchesa-exhibition-at-Palazzo-Fortuny,-Venice

Face relief sculpture

La Divina Marchesa exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny

 

 

Ancient artifact Lady-of-Saint-Sernin-–-Anthropomorphic-Figure-‘Statue-Menhir’-–-Sandstone-–-4th—3th-millennium

‘Lady of Saint Sernin’ –- Anthropomorphic Figure ‘Statue Menhir’-–-Sandstone

4th—3th millennium

Fortuny palazzo ‘Intuition’ exhibition 2017

 

 Model of modernist building, Le Corbusier’s, ‘Poissy’

Proportio Exhibition 2015

 

 

handbag-cut-and-hand-crafted-from-exclusive-archival-Fortuny-velvet-brocades---Marin-HopperLimited-edition handbag cut and hand-crafted from exclusive archival Fortuny velvet brocades – Marin Hopper

 

Paul-Cèsar Helleu, Giovanni Boldini and Luisa Casati wearing an Indo-Persian costume in the garden of Palazzo de’ Leoni, house of Peggy Guggenheim in Venice. Photograph by Mariano Fortuny, 1913

Marchesa Luisa Casati was renowned for her unique and haunting image, one that she carefully cultivated in order to become a “living work of art.”

 

 

Mariano Fortuny, ‘Gypsy Dancing in the Garden of Granada’, 1872

 

 

Mariano Fortuny

 

Fortuny designed theatre costume

Mariano Fortuny designed theatre costume

 

 

Maurizio-Donzelli-proportio-mirror-

Maurizio Donzelli proportio mirror

Proportio Exhibition 2015

 

Palazzo-Fortuny-–-The-Bottega-Cadorin---A-Dynasty-of-Venetian-Artists-exhibition

Palazzo Fortuny -–- The Bottega Cadorin—A Dynasty of Venetian Artists exhibition

 

Pierre-Alichinsky,-Cobra-vivant,-1975-©JPGabriel

Pierre Alichinsky, ‘Cobra vivant’ 1975

photo ©JPGabriel

Fortuny palazzo ‘Intuition’ exhibition 2017

 

Delicate printed silk velvet stage cortume 1920 Mariano Fortuny - Contessanally

Delicate printed silk velvet stage cortume 1920 – Mariano Fortuny

Contessanally

 

 

Three fortuny-bowls-L'objet

Fortuny bowls L’objet

 

Fortuny's-collaborated-with-L'Objet-to-produce-these-gorgeous-canape-plates-reminiscent-of-old-world-Venetian-textiles.

Fortuny collaborated with L’Objet to produce these ceramic canape plates with old world Venetian textile patterns

 

 

PROPORTIO,-Eloisa-Reverie-Vezzosi,-Palazzo-Fortuny

Eloisa Reverie Vezzosi, Palazzo Fortuny

Proportio Exhibition 2015

 

 

proportio_Hare-Apparent,-installation-of-Izhkar-Patkin-Photo-Jean-Pierre-Gabriel

Hare Apparent’ installation of Izhkar Patkin

Photo Jean Pierre Gabriel

Proportio Exhibition 2015

 

Works-by-Victor-Vasarelly-and-Tomas-Saraceno-Photo-Jean-Pierre-Gabriel

Works by Victor Vasarelly and Tomas Saraceno-Photo Jean Pierre Gabriel

Proportio Exhibition 2015

 

 

Renato Bertelli, Marchesa Casati sculptur busst, 1920. Collezione Sgarbi Cavallini.

Renato Bertelli, Marchesa Casati sculpture bust, 1920.

Collezione Sgarbi Cavallini.

 

Saint Anne and the Virgin Mary-Intuition

Saint Anne and the Virgin Mary – Fortuny palazzo Intuition exhibition

 

 

 

The-Divine-Marchesa-Casati-exhibition

 Luisa Casati portrait by John Augustus 

The Divine Marchesa Casati exhibition

 

 

 

 Marchesa Casati with peacock pens Giovanni Boldini 1914

Marchesa Casati with peacock pens Giovanni Boldini

1914

 

 

The Divine Marchesa – sculpture by Paolo Troubetzkoy – Portrait of the Marchesa Casati with Greyhound – bronze – 1914

 Bronze sculpture by Paolo Troubetzkoy – Portrait of the Marchesa Casati with Greyhound, 1914

The Divine Marchesa Casati exhibition, Palazzo Fortuny

 

 

The-Rare-Vase-1870-Mariano-Fortuny A man admiring a vase on a pedestal

‘The Rare Vase’  —  Mariano-Fortuny

-1870-

 

 

The Valkyrie- the embrace of Siegmund and Sieglinde, canvas Mariano Fortuny

The Valkyrie-  ‘The embrace of Siegmund and Sieglinde’, canvas – Mariano Fortuny

 

 

Alhembra Vaso_Fortuny3_Hermitage Museum

Vaso de Fortuny,  –  Hispano moresque ceramic Alhambra with metallic reflections from Málaga (Spain) dating from the fourteenth century preserved in the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg)

 

 

Veiled-Lady-sculpture bust--Antonio-Corradini

‘Veiled Lady’ sculpture bust– Antonio Corradini

 

 

 

The-Mendicant-Mariano-Fortuny pAINTING

‘The Mendicant’ — Mariano Fortuny

 

 

L'OBJET-Fortuny-4 CERAMIC Cereal-Bowls

L’Obbjet – Fortuny bowls

 

 

Encantador_de_serps ‘Hindu Snake Charmers’ – Mariano Fortuny

On a number of occasions, Fortuny returned to North Africa, where the clarity of the atmosphere and the intensity of the sunlight profoundly influenced him. In this scene, set outdoors at twilight, a turbaned Indian mesmerizes a cobra with a reed. The artist, a collector of Islamic decorative arts, includes such accessories as a copper bowl, luster plate, and saddle.

 

 

 

The Alhambra Vase Early century Nasrid period Earthenware painted over glaze Spain Mariano Fortuny, the framed

The Alhambra Vase Early century Nasrid period Earthenware painted over glaze Spain. Mariano Fortuny designed frame

 

 

 

Mariano Fortuny oil on canvas painting - The-Stamp-Collector

Mariano Fortuny oil on canvas painting – ‘The Stamp Collector’

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

 

 

Hispano-Moresque-ceramic lustre ware----

Hispano Moresque ceramic lustre ware plate

 

Artempo where time-becomes-art Buddah statue

Buddha statue – Artempo where time becomes art exhibition

2007

 

 

 

La-Vague-–-Gustave-Courbet-(France) oil painting of the ocean waves

‘La Vague’ -–- Gustave Courbet (France)

Fortuny palazzo ‘Intuition’ exhibition 2017

 

Intuition

– designed to provoke the elusive intuitive faculties. Curated by Axel Vervoordt with the exhibition skills of Daniela Ferretti – running to Nov. 26 2017

Intuition’ starts with totems, shamanism and iconography from the early history, when men tried to understand the link between the sky and the earth. There will be modern works by Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Hilma af Klint, Kazuo Shiraga, Pierre Alechinsky, Günther Uecker, Lucio Fontana, Mario Deluigi and Joseph Beuys. Surrealist works include André Breton, André Masson, Paul Eluard, Remedios Varo and Victor Brauner, but also Raoul Ubac, Man Ray, Henry Michaux, Oscar Dominguez or Joan Miró. Finally, contemporary artists are also featured, such as Robert Morris, William Anastasi, Isa Genzken, Renato Leotta, Susan Morris, Marina Abramovic, Chung Chang-Sup, Ann Veronica Janssens and Anish Kapoor.

The team has asked Kimsooja, Alberto Garutti, Kurt Ralske, Bruna Esposito and Nicola Martini to create site-specific installations. All art works will be spread over the beautiful rooms on the different floors of the Palazzo Fortuny.

 

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Calming ceramic vessels – greens, white, black

 

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Ceramic landscape recreation

 

Recently I’ve been using the above English countryside image as a wallpaper on my computer. The charcoal grey road winding down into a light infused valley flooded with tonal contrasts, towards distant dark mountains, projects a visceral calm. An alluring dichotomy exists between the optimism of the white flowering trees and innocence of the grazing sheep against the foreboding dark mountains in the background. Overall the impression is of the sublime and I decided to recreate this mood in a post with ceramic pieces of black and white and an assortment of greens. I favored a faded pallete and unglazed porcelains with matt surfaces and gentle textures to capture a relaxed feeling. Uncomplicated pieces, predominantly handmade, were also featured to enhance an organic appearance with an air of simplicity. I mainly favored porcelains for their durability and  being symbiotic with the endurance of the natural world. Images edited with ethereal misty contrasts that imitate the light diffusion that saturate landscapes were also used.

 

Rimma-Tchilingarian-two white-porcelain-vessels

Rimmam Tchilingarian white porcelain vessels

 

 

 

Steve-Leaning-ceramic-jug for Newton Pottery

Steve Leaning ceramic jug for Newton Pottery

 

 

Erna Aaltonen white ceramic ovoid vessel Puls Ceramics

Erna Aaltonen white ceramic ovoid vessel

Puls Ceramics

 

 

Monika Debus; Glazed Ceramic Vessel, 2013.

Monika Debus; matt glaze ceramic sculpture, 2013.

 

 

 

Rina Menardi’s collection of hand-made stoneware pieces in black and white

Rina Menardi’s collection of hand-made stoneware pieces

 

Ryota-Aoki - three white pitchers

Ryota Aoki – Three white porcelain pitchers

 

 

Aoki-Ryota-ceramic-hexagonal-bowls

Ryota Aoki hexagonal cups

 

handmade bone-china-by-Caroline Swift

Handmade bone china home wares by Caroline Swift

 


Aqua-by-serax- ceramic plates and bowls in green tones

Aqua series by Serax

 

 

Alied-Holman--Ah-Soulmates garden sculplture

Alied Holman — ‘Ah Soulmates’

 

 

Ceramic-Creamer-in-Light-Green-(via-PotteryBySaleek-on-Etsy)

Light Green Ceramic Creamer

via PotteryBySaleek on Etsy

Kahler-Mano- matt green ceramic Storage-Jar

Kahler Mano- matt pastel green ceramic Storage Jar

 

 

 

Ryota Aoki Pottery porcelain vessel

Ryota Aoki Porcelain vessel

 

 


Worn ceramic wares in a rustic setting

Rustic Ikebana – Beauty of Artifacts  — Author—Han

 

 

Belgian-designer-Quentin-de-Coster-porcelain sculptures-called-Indiscipline

Belgian designer Quentin de Coster porcelain vessels series called ‘Indiscipline’

 

 

Ceramic pourers – Yoko Terai

 

 

Black-marble-Chawan-the-tea-cup-bronze-by-WakakoSenda

Black and white Chawan by Wakako Senda

 

 

 

Ceramic bottle-by-Taizo-Kuroda

Whhite ceramic bottle – Taizo Kuroda

 

 

Green carafe by Derek Wilson, Cafe Ceramics by Jack Doherty, photo by Peter Rowen

Carafe by Derek Wilson, Cafe Ceramics by Jack Doherty, photo by Peter Rowen

 

 

Elongated ovoid ceramic vessel-by-Taizo-Kuroda

White ceramic vessel by Taizo Kuroda

 

 

Daniel-Smith-green-ceramic canisters

Daniel Smith green ceramic canisters

 

 

Designer Martín Azúa has collaborated with Marc Vidal for the project “Vase With Stone inserts

Designer Martín Azúa has collaborated with Marc Vidal for the project “Vase With Stone”

 

Doodoriumi-sky-black-Yukitsubo-Ryota-Aoki

Doodoriumi sky black Yukitsubo Ryota Aoki

 

 


White Dress-up-vases-by-Nendo

Dress up vases by Nendo

 

 

Elephant-Ceramics-white-ovoid plate

Elephant Ceramics white ovoid plate

 

 

 

Black and white ceramic cup – John Ward, UK

 

 

Emptiness-Plate in black and white-x-Paola-Navone-for-Merci

‘Emptiness Plate’ – Paola Navone for Merci, Milan

 

Three Eric-Bonnin-plates

Eric Bonnin plates

 

 

 

Etsy-Shop-Back-Bay-Pottery nimt green lidded canisters

 Mint green lidded canisters

Etsy Shop Back Bay Pottery

 

 

 

 

Fukami Sueharu--Seascape Porcelain with celadon glaze,-2004

Fukami Sueharu — ‘Seascape’ Porcelain with celadon glaze,-2004

 

 

Handmade-Clay-lidded Casserole-by-JohnMcCoyPottery-on-Etsy,

Handmade Clay Casserole by JohnMcCoyPottery on Etsy

 

 

Jeff-Mincham-ceramic-cup

Jeff Mincham – Tea bowl on beach mangrove base

 

 

hand-made tiny planters with succulents from the talented creative London based Stella Bagott

Hand-made tiny planters with succulents from London based Stella Bagott

 

 

 

hand-thrown porcelain vessel accented with a pebble inspired surface design in whiteSweet Pea in Bright Green Large by kimwestad on Etsy

 ‘Sweet Pea’ with Bright green interior by kimwestad on Etsy

Hand-thrown porcelain vessel accented with a pebble inspired surface design in white

 

 

 

Ineke-van-Poppel ceramic bowl

Ineke van Poppel

 

 

Ingrid-Bathe-white ceramic-cup

Ingrid Bathe ceramic cup and saucer

 

Janaki Larsen, a female potter from Vancouver I love the soil, everything about it, color, smell, feel, I just want to use the soil to create

Janaki Larsen, a female potter from Vancouver

‘I love the soil, everything about it, color, smell, feel, I just want to use the soil to create’.

 

 

Janaki-Larsen-white-ribbed-vase

Janaki Larsen – white ceramic ribbed vase

 

 

 

Jan-Lewin-Cadogan-elegant green-bowl

Jan Lewin Cadogan elegant green bowl

 Technical: white stoneware clay. Various barium glazes. Various lava/crater glazes. Glossy deep blue or turquoise stone ware glazes. Fired to 1260 Celsius.

 

 

Japanese-Stoneware-Cup-and-Saucer---Turquoise-and-Natural-Specks-Maker---Mayumi-yamashita

Japanese Stoneware Cup and Saucer – Turquoise and Natural Specks by Mayumi Yamashita

 

Jarjour-Pottery-sgraffito-black and white planter

Jarjour Pottery sgraffito black and white planter and dish, Australia

 

 

-Thrown-and-Altered-jar in -Green by Se Kim

Thrown and Altered jar in green by Se Kim

 

John-Ward-green and brown ceramic-vase

John Ward

 

 

 

Jomon by Cook Play designed by the Frenchman Philippe Starck set of bowls and trays in porcelain

Jomon by Cook Play designed by the Frenchman Philippe Starck – set of bowls and trays in porcelain

 

 

Junyao deep bowl with blue glaze, 12th century, Song Dynasty (AD 960 – 1279)

Junyao deep bowl with aqua blue glaze, 12th century, Song Dynasty (AD 960 – 1279)

 

 

Kayoko-Hoshino-black ceramic sculptural-bowl

Kayoko Hoshino – black ceramic sculptural bowl

 

 

Kose Ceramics - Designer Rosaria RattinRattin

Kose Ceramics – Designer Rosaria Rattin, Milan

 The “KOSE” collection was created to rediscover ancient artisanal handcrafting in this new technological age that we live in.

kosemilano.com

 

Laura-Strasser-fabric texture ceramic-dish

Laura Strasser fabric texture ceramic dish

 

 

 

Lenneke-Wispelwey-design-teal-green

Lenneke Wispelwey design —  teal  green and white ceramic vessels

 

 

Lindsay Rogers Ceramics black and white Zen plate

Lindsay Rogers Ceramics

 

 

Lucie Rie ceramic bowl

Lucie Rie

 

 

 

Maia Ming Designs Eva tea set

Maia Ming Designs Eva tea set ( Eva Ziesel inspired)

 

 

 

Angela-Mellor-bone-china translucent vessel

Bone china bowl by Angela Mellor

Studiopottery.co.uk—2013

 

 

Mike-Jabbur-Mug-at-MudFire-Gallery

Mike Jabbur Mug

MudFire Gallery

 

Noriko-Ushio-perfect-pitcher

Noriko Ushio- ceramic pitcher

 

 

Oomori-Kenji wavt y surface vase

Oomori Kenji

 

 

 

Lidded-ceramic-bowls and green chilis

Lidded ceramic bowls and green chillies

 

 

Beauty of Artifacts  — Author—Han

 

black ceramic globular vessel on white stool

Black ceramic globular vessel ikebana

 

Shio-Kusaka-white-ceramic-porcelain vessel

Shio Kusaka porcelain vessel

 

 

 

Clémentine-Dupré-ceramic-vessels

Clémentine Dupré ceramic vessels

 

 

 

 green milk pitcher - studio pottery danish handmade by northvintage

Danish green milk pitcher

northvintage

 

 

Rimma-Tchilingarian-design-studio ceramic vessel

Rimma Tchilingarian design studio vase

 

 

puls-ceramics-Erna-Aaltonen-ceramic vessel

Erna Aaltonen ceramic ovoid vessel

 

 

Romy-Northover-ceramics white bowl-Moon-Tide-photographs-by-FINRAZ

Romy Northover ceramic white bowl – ‘Moon Tide’

photography by FINRAZ

 

 

Ryota-Aoki-white porcelain-vases

Ryota Aoki white porcelain vases

 

 

Ryota Aoki-Katakuchi-S,M,L-porcelain

Ryota Aoki Katakuchi porcelain bowls

 

 

 

Sara-Flynn-porcelain vessel

Sara Flynn

 

 

sarah-klassen-white porcelain-homewares

Sarah Klassen white porcelain homewares

 

 

 

White-Serax-stacked bowls

White-Serax bowls

 

 

 

Serax-green-ceramic homewares

Serax avocado green homewares

 

Big-Sur-Bowl-#9-from-Esther-Studios

Big Sur Bowl #9 from Esther Studios

 

 

Sara Flynn Ceramics biomorphic ceramic vessel

Sara Flynn Ceramics biomorphic ceramic vessel

 

 

Angela Mellor, Spray Bowl,-Bone China, Green and Gold

Angela Mellor, Spray Bowl, Bone China, Green and Gold

 

 

Shiga-Shigeo-lidded-green-ceramic vessel

Shiga Shigeo

 

 

 

Stem-vase-Kose-Soffio-&-Goccia---Designer Rosaria Rattin

Kose Stem vase — Designer Rosaria Rattin

 

 

Thrown and altered porcelain bowl by Jack Doherty that he has soda fired in a gas kiln.

Thrown and altered porcelain bowl by Jack Doherty, soda fired in a gas kiln.

 

 

 

Tina-Vlassopulos-contemporary-ceramic vessel

Tina Vlassopulos contemporary ceramics

 

 

Toronto-based JessiMarie Lertvilai’s Love is Blind Vase is adorned with the braille-translated love letters of friends, family, and strangers

Toronto based JessiMarie Lertvilai’s Love is Blind Vase –  adorned with the braille-translated love letters of friends, family, and strangers

 

 

 

tania-rollond-ceramic-vessels

Tania Rolland

 

 

Yasha-Butler-ceramic bowl

Yasha Butler ceramics

 

 

Three-porcelain mint green -jugs--Emily-Myers

Three porcelain mint green jugs — Emily Myers

 

 

Yasha-Butler--ceramics

Yasha Butler bowl set

 

 

 

yasha-butler---Off-Circle-Vessels

Yasha Butler—Off Circle Vessels

 

 

 

Yasha-Butler---Plateau-and-Spoon

Yasha Butler—Plateau and Spoon

 

 

 

White-ceramic-jug-Dove-Stree-Pottery

White ceramic jug – Dove Street Pottery

 

 

 

YuliaTsukerman-Vanitas-Collection - white ceramic vessel set

Yulia Tsukerman ‘Vanitas’ Collection

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles ceramic sculptor – Beverly Morrison

 

Beverly-Morrison ceramic -sculptures- California

Beverly Morrison ceramic sculptures

“Intentions are very important to me and I begin every sculpture with a very a concrete motive. I empty myself, infusing my ‘will’ upon each piece and the clay absorbs it. Working with the female form has proven to be a natural vehicle for expressing and displaying this type of ‘saturation’. I never grow tired of the unending possibilities it presents.”

 

Graceful and sensual figurative sculptures with a theme of elemental like forms merging with flowing abstract shapes and natural textures. Beverly Morrison sums up her sculptural journey when she says, ” along with the female form, I am constantly in awe of the natural world. I use different techniques of texturing and coloring, inspired by nature, to assist with my exploration of certain ‘conflicted states’ in my work. Figures may exude a sense of balance and harmony or a sort of sensual tranquility; while, superficially, textural surfaces influence them with a type of emotional conflict. ”
“The figure is a subject matter that embodies so many enticing and seductive qualities and being able to combine such differing characteristics is intoxicating: supple in body, graceful in line, elegant in form; and yet exuding a presence of strength and emotional intensity all at once. It’s this fusion of characteristics that radiates an unending supply of motivation for me as an artist.”

 

Website

 

Celestial-Chaos-Sculpture-by-Beverly-Morrison ceramic bust

‘Celestial Chaos’ by Beverly Morrison

 

 

Ceramic bottle sculptures - "Saisho" - With Inlay (left) & The "Seed" (right)  - Beverly Morrison

“Saisho” – With Inlay (left) & The “Seed” (right)  – Beverly Morrison

Meaning ‘The First’, the Saisho has been cast in glacier white porcelain, and enhanced with a colored slip inlay. The surface has been sealed and buffed to a slight sheen.The Brushwork Series makes a statement on mindfully living in the moment and capturing that instant through a ‘playful gesture’ of a brushstroke.

 

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‘Earth Mother’ — Wall Sculpture — Beverly Morrison

 

 

The Gemini Sculpture by Beverly Morrison -- two females back to back

The ‘Gemini Sculpture’ by Beverly Morrison

 

 

Beverly-Morrison portrait photo

Beverly Morrison

 

 

Beverly-Morrison Morphic series abstract ceramic sculpture

‘Morphic Series Shape C’ – Beverly Morrison

Height 12 inches

 

 

Female bust sculpture by Beverly Morrison

‘Asana’ – Beverly Morrison

 

‘Amused’ – Sculpture by Beverly Morrison

 

 

Meridian-Series-abstract sculpture -- Beverly-Morrison

‘Meridian Series’ – Beverly Morrison

2017

 

 

Meridian-Series-Beverly-Morrison--abstract ceramic sculpture

‘Meridian Series’ – Beverly Morrison

 

‘The Meridian Series is about the beautiful illusionary restraints we place on our natural selves throughout a lifetime.’

 

 

Lost-in-Translation-Sculpture-by-Beverly-Morrison sculpture of a naked woman

‘Lost in Translation’ — Beverly Morrison

 

 

 

The-Seed---Black-Clay-vessel - Beverly-Morrison

‘The Seed ‘—Black Clay — Beverly Morrison

height 14.25 inches

 

 

 

Limbo Stoneware, reclining nude female sculpture - Cone 6, Slips and Acrylic Stains By Beverly Morrison

‘Limbo’ Stoneware, Cone 6, Slips and Acrylic Stains By Beverly Morrison

 

 

Ceramic Leaf-Sculpture-by-Beverly-Morrison

‘Leaf Sculpture’ by Beverly Morrison

 

 

Growth'-female head bust ceramic Sculpture-by-Beverly-Morrison

‘Growth’  — Beverly Morrison

height 16.5 inches

This is one of my favorite pieces to date. I keep her in my home as a sort of spiritual guardian. She reminds me of where I was, what I have accomplished and where I am going.

“From beneath the darkened murky waters the Lotus grows.
Navigating her way towards the warmth of the sun.
The filth of circumstance falling away as she awakens to the new possibilities of life.”

 

 

 

Growing Pains By Beverly Morrison naked emental figure sculpture

‘Growing Pains’ By Beverly Morrison

 

 

Figurative-Ceramic---Sway---Wall-Sculpture---Beverly-Morrison-Sculptor

‘Sway’ — Wall Sculpture — Beverly Morrison

 

 

Waizu'---In Cream Beverly Morrison - ceramic sculptural bottle

‘Waizu’ — In Cream–  Beverly Morrison

 

 

Yume'--In-Silver-Beverly Morrison Two female busts

‘Yume’ In Silver – Beverly Morrison

9.5 inches

 

The-Seed---Mixed-Clay---Ceramic-Sculptural-Vessel--Beverly-Morrison

‘The Seed’  — Mixed Clay — Beverly Morrison

 

 

 

Yellow Woman---Beverly Morrison---Ceramic-Sculptor

‘Yellow Woman’ — Beverly Morrison

 

 

The-Morphic-Series-Beverly-Morrison

‘Morphic Series Pair – In Black’ – Beverley Morrison

“The Morphic Series” is a Limited Edition Collection that explores movement and interaction.

 

 

Beverly-Morrison---Ceramic nude standing female with wild hair

Beverly Morrison—Ceramic female nude sculpture

 

 

 

The Dyad---Twin Souls-Beverly-Morrison cojoined female sculpture-

‘The Dyad –Twin Souls’ – Beverly Morrison

 

 

The-Dream'-Stoneware,-Cone-6,-Slips-and-Patinas-By-Beverly-Morrison

‘The Dream’ Stoneware sculpture, Cone 6, Slips and Patinas By Beverly Morrison

 

 

Morphic-Series the gathering---Shape-B-Sculpture-by-Beverly-Morrison

Morphic Series ‘The gathering’ by Beverly Morrison

 

 

'Moon'-small-wall-sculpture-Beverly-Morrison- naked female bust

‘Moon’ small wall sculpture  — Beverley Morrison

 

 

Release-Sculpture-by-Beverly-Morrison Height 32"

‘Release’ Sculpture by Beverly Morrison

Height 32 inches

‘It’s only until you fully Accept the circumstances that life has presented to you, can you then fully Surrender to it… By surrendering you can then finally release it and move on…’ – BM

 

 

 

Otōto---With-Brushwork-Beverly-Morrison

‘Otōto’ ceramic sculpture bottle with Brushwork – Beverly Morrison

height 7 3/8 inches

 

Saisho---In-Deconstruction---Ceramic-Sculpture-Sculpture-by-Beverly-Morrison

‘Saisho – In Deconstruction’ – Beverly Morrison

 

 

Sadness-Sculpture-by-Beverly-Morrison

‘Sadness’ Sculpture by Beverly Morrison

 

 

Saisho'---Mixed-Clay-Sculpture vessel-by-Beverly-Morrison

‘Saisho’ —Mixed Clay Sculpture vessel – Beverly Morrison

 

 

The-Bernini-Sisters---Ceramic---Sculpture---Figurative---Beverly-Morrison

‘The Bernini Sisters’ — Two figurative ceramic sculptures — Beverly Morrison

 

 

The-Bernini-Sisters---Ceramic---Sculpture by Beverly Norrison

‘The Bernini Sisters’  — Beverly Morrison

 

Figurative-Ceramic---Mini-Muses'-Series---Wall-Sculpture---Beverly-Morrison-Sculptor

‘Mini Muses’ Series — Wall Sculpture – Beverly Morrison

 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS POST – Les Journées de la Céramique – Paris

 

Les Journées de la Céramique – Paris

 

Les Journées de la Céramique - Paris ceramic exhibition

Les Journées de la Céramique – Paris

 

 

Les Journées de la Céramique  – ‘the ceramics days’ – 20th anniversary

 

In 1995, a group of ceramists and experts founded the Paris-Potier Association with the intention of creating an important ceramic event in Paris in an easily accessible place, to become a showcase for ceramics. The aim was to manifest a friendly outdoor program to present ceramic sculpture in the same light as day-to-day utility objects. The Paris-Potier team has continued as an association consisting of a dozen professional ceramists, who every year invite ceramic exhibitors to present a coherent, lively and renewed pottery gathering for the Parisian public.

 

100 ceramists : French and foreign
Shaded restaurant and Café Céramique (see video below)
Childrens’ workshop : Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Entrance Free

Dates 2017
Thursday 29th June, 1pm – 10pm
Friday 30th June, 11am – 8pm
Saturday 1st July, 11am – 8pm
Sunday 2nd July, 11am – 8pm

Place St-Sulpice, Paris 6eM 4 : St-Sulpice / Bus 63, 96 : St-Sulpice

Website

 

 

Les Journées de la Céramique - Paris - A girl holding a ceramic sculpture

Les Journées de la Céramique – Paris

 

 

Annual ceramique market in Paris

 

 

 

 

Les Journées de la Céramique - Paris 2016

Les Journées de la Céramique – Paris

 

 

Some of the ceramic artists participating in the show.

 

ceramic-sculpture-Brigitte-Long

Ceramic sculpture – Brigitte Long

‘I like to give substance to matter-earth; It is my favorite support. I lead her, she carries me away; It is a game or a melee with matter, with fire. Model, transform, assemble, deform, paint, engrave, inhabit a space, open it and make it vibrate. Inspired by nature, the mineral and conscious of this reality so fragile and complex, I seek simplicity and the essential in the forms and the materials.’

 

 

Agnès-Coupey-glazed ceramic-table

Agnès Coupey – glazed ceramic table with steel legs

 

 

Ainsley-Muraour-ceramic-sculpture

Ainsley Muraour

 

 

alain-gaudebert-french-ceramicist

Alain Gaudebert French ceramicist

 

Anne-Krog-functional-pottery

Anne Krog functional pottery

 

 

Rachel-Wood pottery bowl

Rachel Wood footed bowl

‘ I am inspired by the world around me…the colours, shapes and the textures of the landscape.’
‘ I want each pot to convey its own spirit and character…to have a pulse and a heartbeat. I want the marks to reflect the journey of exploration and learning in each pot, just as a wrinkle or dimple depicts expression and character in a human face.’

 

 

Armel-Hédé-contemporary-ceramics - pastel glaze vessel

Armel Hédé jar with incised surface

 

 

Armel-Hédé--raku-ovoid-vessel

Armel Hédé — raku ovoid vessel

 

 

Armel Hédé at his studio

Armel Hédé

 

 

Armel-Hédé-lidded-jar earth tones

Armel Hédé lidded jar

 

 

 

Auzolle-Fabienne-ceramic-figure-sculptures

Fabienne Auzolle – ceramic figure sculptures

 

 

 

Beatriz-Trepat-ceramic-bottles orange and brown

Beatriz Trepat ceramic bottles

 

 

Belhaj-Myriam-potière-platter with fish motif

Belhaj Myriam potière platter

 

 

Belhaj-Myriam-potière plate

Belhaj Myriam ceramic decor plate

 

 

Benedicte-Vallet-cream color ceramic-sculpture

Benedicte Vallet

 

 

bertholon-stephanie-light blue-vases reptile patterns

 Stephanie Bertholon – light blue porcelain vases, reptile skin patterns

 

 

 

Corinne Betton--ceramic-bowls

Corinne Betton–ceramic-bowls

 

 

 

Betton-Corinne-French ceramicist

Corinne Betton

 

 

'Big-Tree-Cloud' ceramic sculpture -Marianne Abergel

‘Big Tree Cloud’ ceramic sculpture – Marianne Abergel

 

 

bleue-carte-vessel-Philippe Buraud

Philippe Buraud  —  Terra sigillata bleue carte

 

Terra sigillata: the technique
Clays found in the nature are thoroughly mixed in a large quantity of rain water. Addition of sodium silicate favors the dispersion and decantation of heavy clay particles. After a long time of decantation (up to a month), only the upper very liquid part, which contains the finest clay particles, is kept. This liquid is used in successive thin layers to cover the dry raw clay body and polished in between each layer:  a technique very similar to Japanese lacquer. The remarkable shine of the finished piece is due to the alignment of the fine clay particles which reflect the light. The piece is then bisqued and smoked fired with wood. Depending on the nature of both the clay body and the terra sigillata, tensions may appear and will be revealed by the smoke firing process. Warm and transparent colors range from white to black through all the color palette of natural ochre.

 

Françoise-Nugier ceramic lidded jar

Françoise Nugier ceramic lidded jar

 

 

Bourlard-Jean-François-ceramic-pots

Jean François Bourlard

 

 

Jean-François-Bourlard ceramic sculpture vessel

Jean François Bourlard ceramic sculpture vessel

 

 

Bouteilles-et-bol-Stéphanie Gamby

Bouteilles et bol – Stéphanie Gamby

 

 

Brigitte-Labb,-ceramic poly-chrome sculpture

Brigitte Labb, sculpture

 

 

Brigitte-Penicaud-exposition-malicorne

Brigitte Penicaud

 

 

Britta-Mikasch-ceramic-jugs in black and white

Britta Mikasch ceramic jugs

 

 

Britta-Mikasch-ceramic-jugs

Britta Mikasch-ceramic vase and bottles

 

 

bustier-pascal-jaouenPascal Jaouen, an embroiderer, for whom the earthenware company created in 2008 a faience bustier for his 2008 collection presented at the Festival de Cornouaille

Faience bustier by Pascal Jaouen, made by  the earthenware company Henriot, created in 2008 for the Festival de Cornouaille

 

 

Cache-pot-orange-et-anisFrançoise-Nugier

Françoise Nugier cache pots

 

 

 

Cardona-Jacqueline-André rooster platter

Cardona Jacqueline André – three roosters motif platter

 

 

 

Christian-Bourceau tea bowl

Christian Bourceau tea bowl

 

 

ceramicist-Alex-Standen three cups

Alex Standen three cups

 

 

 

Ceramic vase by Job Heykamp

Ceramic vase by Job Heykamp

 

 

Dutch ceramicist Job Heykamp

 

 

 

Ceramist-Jane-Reumert sculpture vessel

Danish ceramist Jane Reumert

 

 

Christine-Fabre-crimson ceramic-sculpture

Christine Fabre

 

 

Christina-Guwang-ceramic-cup

Christina Guwang ceramic cup

 

 

 

Christine Fabre

 

 

cirque-5---Marianne Abergel ceramique

‘Cirque 5’  — Marianne Abergel

 

 

coupe-bleue-2-Marianne Abergel French ceramics

Coupe Bleue 2 – Marianne Abergel

 

 

cruche_2-Beatriz-Trepat cerazmic jug

Beatriz Trepat ceramic jug

 

 

Delphine Dardare-ceramic-vessels

Delphine Dardare

 

 

Richard Dewar--ceramic-sculptures

Richard Dewar — ceramic sculptures

 

 

Dominique-Bajard-ceramic sculpture France

Dominique Bajard sculpture

 

 

Dupuy-Thierry pottery vase

Thierry Dupuy

 

 

Elvira-Keller-Altri-Mondi ceramic sculpture

Elvira Keller — Altri Mondi

 

 

Fanny-Acquart-Gensollen-ceramic-jewelry

Fanny Acquart Gensollen ceramic jewelry

 

 

Françoise-Chaussy-ceramic art vases

Françoise Chaussy ceramic art vases

 

 

Francoise-Dufayard-Ceramic-plate

Francoise Dufayard

 

 

Françoise-Nugier-ceramic-vase abstract glaze decoration

Françoise Nugier ceramic vase

 

 

Les Journées de la Céramique - Paris - head sculptures

Les Journées de la Céramique – Paris

 

 

Gaëlle Guingant-Convert ceramique sculptures

Gaëlle Guingant-Convert ceramique sculptures

 

 

 

Gaudebert-Alain--ceramic polychrome vase

Alain Gaudebert — ceramic sculpture vase

 

 

Guy-Honoré--contemporary sculpture

Guy Honoré — contemporary sculpture

 

 

Gaëlle-Guingant-Convert ceramic -ribbed-sculpture

Gaëlle Guingant-Convert

 

 

Héloïse-Bariol-ceramic art -plate

Bariol Héloïse

 

 

Hélène-Loussier-porcelain-figurine

Hélène Loussier porcelain figurine

 

 

 

Hemery-Gwenael_abstract-ceramic-vase

Hemery Gwenael – abstract ceramic vase

 

 

Heloise-Bariol-ceramic dish greens and peach colors

Heloise Bariol ceramic dish

 

 

ceramics on display-Myriam-Belhaj

Myriam Belhaj

 

 

Jean-Francois-Thierion--ovoid-ceramic-vessel

Jean Francois Thierion

 

 

Jean-Francois-Thierion-ceramic-artist

Jean Francois Thierion with paint gun

 

 

Jérôme-Galvin-ceramic-vase with fixes and birds

Jérôme Galvin – ceramic vase

 

 

Jérôme Galvin

 

 

Joly-Didier-pottery-free form vase

Didier Joly – free form ceramic vase

 

 

Kaori-Kurihara-sculpture

Kaori Kurihara ceramic sculpture

 

 

Michel Lanos abstract-ceramics

Michel Lanos ceramic abstractions

 

 

Large conical bowl---Rachel-Wood-Gallery

Large conical bowl — Rachel Wood

 

 

L'ATELIER-TANDEM-Pierre-Dutertre-Stephanie-Gamby

Pierre Dutertre and Stephanie Gamby

 

 

lLaure Giraudaud-biomorphic-sculptures

Laure Giraudaud biomorphic sculptures

 

 

Laurent-Dufour-french-ceramicist

Laurent Dufour

 

 

les-journees-de-la-ceramique-workshop

Les Journées de la Céramique workshop

 

 

Louise Gardelle-pottery-jug naked lady motif

Louise Gardelle ceramic jug with naked lady motif

 

 

 

Marc Michel Gabali---ceramic contemporary vase

Marc Michel Gabali

 

 

Marie Pierre Meheust_boat-sculpture

Marie Pierre Meheust

 

 

Marie Sophie André-ceramic-figure-sculpture

 

Marie Sophie André ceramic figure sculpture

 

 

Martine Le Fur-céramiste--ceramic-sculpture

Martine Le Fur

 

 

Maya Micenmacher-ceramic-plates

Maya Micenmacher

 

 

Marie-Sophie-André ceramic abstract sculpture

Marie Sophie André

 

 

Michel Le Gentil_ceramic sculpture vase

Michel Le Gentil

 

 

Michel-Gardelle-ceramic-vase

Michel Gardelle

 

 

Mireille Moser-pottery-vase

Mireille Moser

 

 

Mireille Moser green vase

Mireille Moser

 

 

Monika-Debus-céramique-sculpture

Monika Debus céramique sculpture

 

 

Monika Debus céramique sculpture green and black

Monika Debus céramique sculpture

 

 

Myriam Chemla hand painted porcelain

 

 

Nani Champy Schott--cup

Nani Champy Schott

 

 

Nani-Champy-Schott-cerammics

Nani Champy Schott

 

 

 

nugier-francoise-pottery-vase

Francoise Nugier pottery vase

 

 

Marianne-Abergel ceramic sculpture

Marianne Abergel

 

 

Rozenn-Bigot-tri-footed-vase

Rozenn Bigot

 

 

Sarah-Clotuche-ceramic-sculptress

Sarah Clotuche

 

 

Stéphanie Raymond-mother child -plate

Stéphanie Raymond – mother child ceramic plate

 

 

Ule-Ewelt-ceramic-animals

Ule Ewelt

 

 

vase-bleu-Aline-Lafollie-ceramique

Vase bleu – Aline Lafollie ceramique

 

 

café céramique from Luc Riolon on Vimeo.

 
 
 
 
 

 

NEXT POST  —  Los Angeles ceramic sculptor – Beverley Morrison

 

Venice contemporary and modern art

 

 

Giancarlo-Franco-Tramontin,-white marble contemporary sculpture

Giancarlo Franco Tramontin

Venice Biennial 2013

 

The Venice Biennial beginning

 

In 1895, Riccardo Selvatico, the mayor of Venice conceived the ambitious idea to have a permanent international contemporary art exhibition, where artists from primarily Europe, were invited to participate. As it gradually evolved in the early 20th century and was held on a biennial basis, influential countries at this time desired their own art pavilions, which was granted, and they flourished in the Giardini, the public gardens of Venice initiated by Napoleon.
The contemporary and visionary direction of the Biennial was reinforced in 1948, after a 6 year hiatus due to WW2. It restarted with an exhibition of Cubist and Surrealist trends including a retrospective of Picasso (his first appearance at the Biennale at age 67) and works by artists Ernst, Dali, Kandinsky, Klee, Miro, Giacometti and Mondrian.  The Biennale has continued to exhibit avant-garde art, including the introduction of abstract expressionism in the 1950’s and recognizing PopArt in the 60‘s. In 1956 there was a significant Impressionist Exhibition which presented works by Monet, Sisley, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. The French Pavilion lined up personal collections of Maillol, Braque, and Chagall while the British Pavilion brought Turner and Henry Moore to Venice.

 

 

Phyllida Barlow’s sculptural installation, 'Folly,' in the British Pavilion.Credit Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times

Phyllida Barlow’s sculptural installation, ‘Folly,’ in the British Pavilion.

Photo – Gianni Cipriano, Venice Biennale 2017

 

There are now over 90 international pavilions that feature contemporary art during the Venice Biennial art show along with numerous other gallery spaces that populate the labyrinth of Venice.The Biennale is open from May to November and is the oldest and largest biennale, making it one of the most prestigious international events in the contemporary art world today.
The main exhibit of the Biennale is located in the Giardini, a sprawling park that features a large Central Pavilion housing the works curated by the festival’s director. Every Biennale is curated by a different director, who chooses the theme along with the exhibits for the Central Pavilion (the original site of the Biennale) and in the Arsenale, the historic fortress-like shipyard and armory from the era when Venice was a major world power.

The grandeur of the centuries old architecture of Venice, featuring enchanting Gothic, Byzantine, and Moorish influenced palaces and mixed with buildings of charm and huge warehouse galleries, densely planted on its winding canals, provides an intriguing and striking contrariety for showcasing contemporary, cutting edge art and installations. The  Biennale remains a premier destination for art enthusiasts.

The 57th International Art Exhibition – Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will be open until Sunday 26 November 2017.

 

 

Palazzo delle Esposizioni Giardini, Venezia, 2009

Photo: Giorgio Zucchiatti

 

 

 

Nigeria-Peju-Alatise-Flying-Girls-2017 -- Photo-Courtesy-Peju-Alatise-noresize Nigerian-Pavilion-installation

Nigeria artist Peju Alatise – ‘Flying Girls’ at the Nigerian Pavilion

Venice Biennial 2017 — Photo Peju Alatise

 

 

Maiastra-bronze sculpture--Constantin-Brancusi

‘Maiastra’ — Constantin Brancusi

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

 

 

55th-venice-biennale-2013-Marc-Quinn sculptural head

Marc Quinn sculptural head

55th Venice Biennale. 2013

 

 

Shoja Azarii – Frame from video narrative ‘Banquette of Houries (King Of Black)’ retelling Iranian Nizami Ganjavi’s epic poem, Haft Pyykar (Seven Beauties)

 

 

Roberto Cuoghi - 'Il Palazzo Enciclopedico'

Roberto Cuoghi – ‘Belinda’

‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico’ 55th Venice biennale 2013

 

 

Benedictine-Monks-Contemplate-perspective---John-Pawson

Benedictine Monks Contemplate Perspective—John Pawson

 

 

Tony-Cragg-Ca-Pesaro-secretions-2005

Tony Cragg – ‘Secretions’ 

Ca’ Pesaro – Gallery of Modern Art – 2005

 

 

Subodh Gupta,-'Hungry Gods' Palazzo Grassi

Subodh Gupta,-‘Hungry Gods’

Palazzo Grassi

 

Art Biennale exhibition, Venice 1964. Sculpture – Standing, Vertical, Voluptuous

Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche-Getty Images

 

 

A boat with two oars made of tree roots and soil by Finnish Olavi Lanoo,Venice 1978Photo by Adriano AlecchiMondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

A boat with two oars made of tree roots and soil by Finn, Olavi Lanoo,Venice 1978

Photo by Adriano Alecchi Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

 

 

Cindy-Sherman sculpture doll

Cindy Sherman

 

 

Sarah Lucas bronze sculpture Venice Biennial

Sarah Lucas bronze sculpture

Venice Biennial 2015

 

 

 

Zaha-hadid-architects-3d-prints

3d printed sculpture – Zaha Hadid

 

 

‘Guardians of Time’ – Manfred Kili Kielnhofer

 

 

 

At the Correr Museum in Venice, 'Gruppo di Leda e il Cigno'. This is a Roman replica from Hadrian's era of a 1st century Greek original.

 ‘Gruppo di Leda e il Cigno’  – Roman replica 0f 1st Century Greek original

At the Correr Museum in Venice,

 

 

Bill-Viola-Emergence -- Renaissance--Carpaccio

Bill Viola ‘Emergence’  — Renaissance–Carpaccio

 

 

Blue-Star-Linz---Otto-Piene monumental abstract sculpture

‘Blue Star Linz’ — Otto Piene

 

Tree sculpture - Celeste Boursier Mougenot--French-pavilion

Celeste Boursier Mougenot — French pavilion

 

 

Chinese artist Liu Ruo Wang Iron Wolves. At the center of the copy of Michelangelo's Pietà. They symbolize the art and religious persecution insecurity.

Chinese artist Liu Ruo Wang ‘Iron Wolves’ at the center of the copy of Michelangelo’s Pietà

 

 

 

Chris-Ofili-paintings Biennale-di-Venezia

Chris Ofili paintings

Biennale di Venezia

 

 

‘Treasures from the wreck Unbelievable’ — Damien Hirst – 2017 Venice Biennial – ‘Vive Arte Viva’

189 treasures retrieved from the ocean floor —  ‘Treasures tap into a desire for belief, for a connection with the past’,  – Damien Hirst

‘Somewhere between lies and truth lies the truth’

 

 

Damien-Hirst-The-warrior-and-the-Bear scuylpture

The warrior and the Bear’ – Damien Hirst

 

 

damien-Damien Hirst’s ‘Demon with Bowl’hirst-treasures-from-the-wreck-unbelievable-venice-art-biennale_Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Photo Prudence Cuming

Damien Hirst’s ‘Diablo with Bowl’ — Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana

Photo Prudence Cuming

 

 

 

Damien Hirst-Treasures-from-the-wreck-Unbelievable-venice-art-biennal-Headless Diablo with bowl

Headless Diablo with bowl – Damien Hirst

 

 

 

‘Aspect of Katie Ishtar ¥o-landi’ Mauro Eugenio Atzei - flickr

‘Aspect of Katie Ishtar Yo-landi’ – Damien Hirst

Mauro Eugenio Atzei – flickr

 

 

Damien-Hirst---Battle-with-Hydra-sculpture

‘Hydra and Kali’ Damien Hirst

 

 

Damien Hirst-in Venice Save fantasy--Aten, Punta-della Dogana

Damien Hirst in Venice Save Fantasy 2017 — ‘Aten’

Punta-della Dogana

 

 

Damien Hirst in Venice Save fantasy Lion Women of Mayor Asit, Punta della Dogana

Damien Hirst in Venice Save fantasy ‘Lion Women of Asit Mayor ‘

Punta della Dogana

 

 

Damien-Hirst--'Sphinx'-white sculpture

Damien Hirst–‘Sphinx’

 

‘Taking the Mickey’ – Damien Hirst

 

 

'Treasures from the wreck Unbelievable' Barnacle Goofy sculpture

‘Treasures from the wreck Unbelievable’ Barnacle Goofy sculpture – Damien Hirst

 

 

'Hydra and Kali' - Damien Hirst - sculpture of Kali in battle with Hydra

‘Hydra and Kali’ Damien Hirst

 

 

damien-hirst-treasures-from-the-wreck-unbelievable Blue male sculpture

Blue sculpture bust – Damien Hirst

Palazzo Grassi at entrance to the Grand Canal

 

Dea-Alata with jade insert wings - Damien Hirst -- Mauro-Eugenio-Atzei--f;ickr

‘Dea Alati’ gold bust – Damien Hirst

Mauro Eugenio Atzei – flickr

 

 

Mayan aztec time disc - Damien Hirst

Mayan disk – Damien Hirst

 

 

Underwater ‘Hydra and Kali’ Damien Hirst

 

 

‘Hydra and Kali’ Damien Hirst

 

 

Medusa-Verde--Damien Hirst-Mauro-Eugenio-Atzei-f;ickr

‘Medusa Verde’ –Damien Hirst

Mauro Eugenio Atzei – flickr

 

 

 

damien-hirst-treasures-from-the-wreck-unbelievable - bronze head

Bronze head – Damien Hirst

 

 

Divers discover ancient solar art head

Solar head sculpture  ‘Sun Disc’  – ‘Treasures from the wreck Unbelievable

 

 

Damien-Hirst-gold-sun disc

Solar head sculpture ‘Sun Disc’ – ‘Treasures from the wreck Unbelievable’ – Damien Hirst

 

 

 

 

damien-hirst-underwater treasures-from-the-wreck-unbelievable

Damien Hirst -‘Treasures from the wreck Unbelievable’

 

 

Damien Hirst -‘Treasures from the wreck Unbelievable’

 

 

Elisabetta-di-Maggio-Lotus leaf stabilized and hand-cut with a scalpel.Elizabeth MayVenezia Contemporanea

Elisabetta di Maggio – Lotus leaf stabilized and hand-cut with a scalpel.Elizabeth

Venezia Contemporanea

 

Diego-Perrone-Vittoria(Adolfo-Wildt)

Diego Perrone, ‘Vittoria (Adolfo Wildt)’

Venice Biennale—2013

 

 

Henry Moore bronze sculptures at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice

Henry Moore bronze sculptures

Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice

 

 

Hirst's 'Five Grecian Nudes', 'Five Antique Torsos', and 'Grecian Nude (three versions)'. (Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates

Damien Hirst’s ‘Five Grecian Nudes’, ‘Five Antique Torsos’, and ‘Grecian Nude (three versions)’

Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates

 

 

Roberto Cuoghi Imitation-Of-Christ--57th-Venice-Biennial

 ‘Imitation Of Christ’ — Roberto Cuoghi

57th Venice Biennial, 2017

 

 ‘Imitation Of Christ’ — Roberto Cuoghi

57th Venice Biennial, 2017

 

Marc Quinn´s sculpture The Overwhelming World of Desire was part of the Statements 7 exhibition

Marc Quinn’s sculpture ‘The Overwhelming World of Desire’ was part of the Statements 7 exhibition

 

 

 

Max Klinger and Gustav Klimt

Max Klinger life size bronze sculpture of ‘Badende’  (Bather) Black and Gustav Klimt- ‘Juddith II’ –Salome

 

 

Mist, 2014 jaume-plensa-venice-art-biennale-photography by jonty wilde the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore

‘Mist’  – Jaume Plensa – Venice Biennale

Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore

photography by Jonty Wilde

 

 

Alberto Giacometti,-Place-(détail),-1947-1948

Alberto Giacometti, ‘Place’ – 1947-1948

Peggy Guggenheim Museum

 

 

Palazzo-Fortuny-celebrating-the-bicentenary-of-the-birth-of-Richard-Wagner

Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo – ‘The Flower Maidens’

Palazzo Fortuny art museum, Venice

 

 

-All-the-World's-FuturesOccupationsDiscoveries,installation-by-Brazilian-artist-Antonio-ManuGabriel-BouysAFPGetty-Images)

All the World’ Futures Occupations Discoveries,installation by Brazilian artist Antonio Manu

Gabriel Bouys – AFP Getty-Images

Venice Biennial 2015

 

 

Urs Fischer's facsimile of Giovanni Giambologna’s 'The rape of the sabine women', executed in candle wax with wicks, at Venice art Biennale, 2011.

Urs Fischer’s facsimile of Giovanni Giambologna’s ‘The rape of the sabine women’, executed as a self destructing wax candle sculpture

Venice art Biennale, 2011.

 

 

Peggy-Guggenheim-Collection-in-Venice.-Sculpture-by-Mirko-(1910-1969)

Mirko (bronze) ‘Leone urlante II’ 1956. Peggy Guggenheim Museum garden Venice

Venice Peggy Guggenheim Museum

 

 

 

Peggy-Guggenhein-Museum-Chariot--Fritz-Koenig-(1957)

Chariot’ — Fritz Koenig

1957

Peggy Guggenheim Museum

 

 

Peggy-Guggenheim-Collection-Mimmo-Paladino-(b.-1948),-The Cloven Viscount, Bronze

Mimmo Paladino– ‘The Cloven Viscount’, Bronze

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

 

 

Alexander-Calder-metal-sculpture

Alexander Calder

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

 

Photo-richard-ivey-courtesy michael-werner-new-york-london--venice-art-biennale_The Golden Tower by James Lee Byars

Venice art biennale — ‘The Golden Tower’ by James Lee Byars

Photo – Richard Ivey courtesy Michael Werner-NY, London

 

 

 

Female head painting Mountain Angel Sergey_Smirnov_Venice_2002

‘Mountain Angel’  – Sergey Smirnov

Venice 2002

 

 

Albanian artist Helidon Xhixha’s iceberg installation for the Serbian Arab Republic pavilion.

Italian Albanian artist Helidon Xhixha’s iceberg installation for the Serbian Arab Republic pavilion.

Venice Biennial 2015

 

 

the-dancing-satyrs---Lucio-Bubacco glass sculpture

Lucio Bubacco glass sculpture – ‘The Dancing Satyrs’

 

 

The End of Carrying All' by Kenyan artist Wangeti Mutu--Pavilion of the Nations venice-biennale-arte-2015 Andrea MerolaEPA)

‘The End of Carrying All’ by Kenyan artist Wangeti Mutu

Pavilion of the Nations Venice Biennale 2015

Photo Andrea Merola EPA

 

 

The inflatable sculpture 'Breath' (2012), by the artist Marc Quinn,

The inflatable sculpture ‘Breath’ (2012), by the artist Marc Quinn

 

 

The-multi-material-sculpture-The-Cave-Painter-by-Toronto-artist Shary-Boyle

 Multi material sculpture ‘The Cave Painter’ by Toronto artist Shary Boyle

 

 

The-Robing-of-the-Bride-Maz-Ernst-1940 Peggy-Guggenheim-Collection,-Venice

‘The Robing of the Bride’ -Max Ernst, 1940

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

 

 

The-weatherman---Max-Ernst--

‘The Weatherman’— Max Ernst

1951

Immagine di Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venezia

 

 

Together-Jaume Plensa-venice-art-biennale-photography-by-jonty-wilde

‘Together’ – Jaume Plensa- Venice biennale

photography by Jonty Wilde

 

 

Urs Fischer-at-the-Palazzo-Grassi-Spinoza Rhapsody

Urs Fischer  – ‘Spinoza Rhapsody’

Palazzo Grassi

 

 

Venice-biennale2015--Chiharu-Shiota’s-(b.-1972,-Osaka)-The-Key-in-the-Hand-the-feature-installation-of-the-Japanese-Pavillion

 Chiharu Shiota’s ‘The Key in the Hand’ the feature installation of the Japanese Pavillion. Thousands of donated keys are suspended over an interwoven length of string.

Venice Biennale 2015

 

 

Vetro-d’artista glass sculpture-Lucio-Bubacco

Vetro d’artista glass sculpture – Lucio Bubacco, Murano

Photo – Norbert Heyl

 

 

William-Barton-and-Djakapurra-Munyarryun-open-the-Australian-pavilion

William Barton and Djakapurra Munyarryun at the Australian pavilion with art by Fiona Hall in the background.

Venice Biennale 2015

 

 

Zaha-Hadid,-visionary-and-projected-on-technical-experiments

Zaha Hadid suspended sculptures

 

 

Zaha-Hadidvenice-architecture-biennale-2012-common-ground

Zaha Hadid sculpture – Venice architecture biennale 2012 “Common ground”

 

 

'Tempera' - Francesco Hayez 1817 - Museo Correr, Venice

‘Tempera’ – Francesco Hayez

1817 – Museo Correr, Venice

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indigenous ethnic potteries – Maghreb and Central America

 

A diverse collection of tribal ethnic pottery art from Central America (Costa Rica, Panamá, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua) and the North African Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia).

 

Central America

 

Costa Rica

The remnant indigenous Chorotega potters of the Guanacaste/Nicoya region of northwest Costa Rica, since the pre-European contact era until present, continue creating their distinctive oven baked and painted (with natural slips) art pottery. Some of these Indian pottery pieces are re-creations of their ancestors’ archeological objects, while other objects are more contemporary, but always informed by their pre-Columbian aesthetic.

 

ceramic tripod 'chocolatera''pot Costa Rica

Ceramic tripod ‘chocolatera’ pot, Costa Rica

Galeria Namu

 

Vintage Chorotega Indians pottery handmade vase Costa Rica

Vintage Chorotega Indians pottery handmade vase Costa Rica

 

 

 

chorotega-handmade-pottery-vessel with bird relief figure

Chorotega Indian pottery vessel, Costa Rica

Galeria Namu

 

 

Mnkey motif ceramic pot PEFi ceramic

Monkey motif ceramic vase – PEFI Ceramics

Costa Rica

 

 

Carved mask with painting by two great artists of the Brunka Tribe don Ismael Gonzalez and his son Melvin Gonzalez.

Carved mask with painting by two  artists of the Brunka Tribe-  Ismael Gonzalez and his son Melvin Gonzalez.

Galeria Namu

 

Hand decorated, quality eco-tile. Made in Santa Barbara de Heredia,Costa Rica by Patricia Bedoya.

Galeria Namu

 

Beautiful-figurine-of-Ocelote-carved-in-Tagua nutOcelote figurine carved from Tagua nut

 

 

Brunka tribe-This spectacular Coatimundi figure made from balsa wood and the 'jícara' fruit shell. Painting by Paco Lazaro Fernandez and carved by his mother Loli Lazaro Fernandez

Brunka tribe-Carved wood Coatimundi figure with the ‘jícara’ fruit shell.

Painting by Paco Lazaro Fernandez and carved by his mother Loli Lazaro Fernandez

Galeria Namu

 

 

Boruca-pottery kiln,-indigenous-tribe of-Costa-Rica

Boruca tribe pottery kiln, Costa Rica

 

 

 

PEFI-Ceramics water jug with fruit decoration

PEFI Ceramics water jug, Costa Rica

 

 

 

Forest Cat mask- Brunka tribe - carved and painted by the artist Melvin Gonzalez.

Forest Cat mask- Brunka tribe – carved and painted by the artist Melvin Gonzalez.

Galeria Namu

 

 

Squat Ceramic-pot-with ancient motifs with contemporary design

Amerindian Pot with ancient motifs and contemporary design

Galeria Namu

 

Goblet Pair From the PEFI collection by Cecilia Facio de Figueres

Colourful Goblet Pair from the PEFI collection by Cecilia Facio de Figueres

 

 

model-of-a-ceremonial-grinding-stone - Chorotega-indigenous-art

Chorotega indigenous art collection –  A model of a jaguar ceremonial grinding stone

Galeria Namu

 

 

 

Costa Rica Pottery Vase w Etched Turtle Design Signed Mauro

Costa Rica Pottery Vase with Etched Turtle Design Signed Mauro

 

 

indigenous-Chorotega-pottery using-only-natural-mineral-slips

Indigenous Chorotega pottery figure using only natural mineral slips

Galeria Namu

 

 

Cherries cookie-jar-A-splash-of-tropical-colour-for-your-kitchen

Cherries cookie jar – PEFI ceramics

 

 

Female-figure-Noble-woman-of-Nicoya--Guanacaste

Female ceramic figure sculpture – Noble woman of Nicoya–Guanacaste

 

 

colorful-Sushi-Plate-from-PEFI

Colorful Sushi Plate from PEFI Ceramic collection. By Cecilia Facio

 

 

 

Ecological-Cultural-Mask--Elegant-and-poetic-piece-inspired-by-the-Hummingbird

Costa Rican Cultural Mask–Hummingbird on flower

 

 

Chorotega-indigenous-art-collection--A-Jaguar-Pot

Chorotega indigenous art Jaguar Pot. Hand-made by talented artisans of this native group of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Galeria Namu

 

Traditional decorative plate by Chorotega Tribe - Costa Rica

Traditional decorative plate by Chorotega Tribe

 

 

Panama

 

 

carved-ivory-nut-hermit-crab hand painted

Wounaan carved ivory nut hermit crab, Panama

Galeria Namu

 

 

Hand carved owl sculpture

Hand carved owl

 

 

Wounaan handwoven basket features a carved tagua nut hummingbird hovering and feeding on its lid

Wounaan handwoven basket features a carved tagua nut hummingbird hovering and feeding on its lid

Panama

 

French-Angelfish-Figurine-tagua-sculpture Wounaan-tribe-of-Panama

French Angelfish Figurine tagua sculpture Wounaan tribe of Panama

 

 

Woven lidded pot with frog handle - Costa Rican Wounaan tribe

Handwoven lidded pot – Panama Wounaan tribe

 

 

 

Guatemala

 

 

Chimenea de barro - photo Rudy Giron

Chimenea de barro – Guatemalan Ceramic Garden/Patio Heater

Rudy Giron Photography

 

 

Flower motif coffee cup--Guatemala

Flower motif coffee cup–Guatemala

 

 

Carved jade sculptural head – Museos de Casa Santo Domingo

 

 

Mayan-ceramic-pot replicas-guatemala

Mayan ceramic replica -Guatemala

 

 

Pottery,-following-old-Mayan-traditions - in Guatemala

Mayan pottery traditions in Guatemala

 

 

Guatemalan-basket-weaving

Guatemalan basket weaver

 

Guatemalan ceramic platter

Guatemalan ceramic platter

 

 

Honduras

 

Historically, the country’s most important handicrafts have been in the production of pottery and objects made of twisted, knotted, spun and woven plant fibers, especially ropes, baskets, textiles, and mats. The Mesoamerican peoples that lived in the Honduran territory at the time of the Spanish conquest, the Chortis, Chorotegas and Lencas, developed a highly sophisticated level of pottery, ranging from the simplest products for daily use to the most intricate ceremonial objects. The Lenca pottery arts is a testimony to the pottery tradition of Honduras and its activity is reserved for women in the community, popularly called loceras. The process of creation and painting is done by hand using old techniques where no artificial ingredients are used, the colors used favor organic pigments which are obtained through natural procedures. After a piece is molded, it is left for a few days in the sun and once dry, it is placed in an outdoor adobe oven.

 

 

-Lenca-contemporary-pottery-Honduros

Lenca contemporary pottery Honduras

Acta De Honduras

 

 

black and white Lenca pottery

Indigenous Lenca tribe pottery, Honduras

Galeria Namu

 

 

Lenca contemporary pottery Honduras

 

 

Lenca plate Honduras

 

 

Black and white lenca-woman-flower-vase_

Lenca woman flower vase

Carmentas

 

 

 

lenca black and white vase

Lenca black and white vase

 

 

Lenca contemporary plate – Alessandra Foletti

Honduras

 

 

Lenca-ceramic-bottle in black and white

Lenca ceramic abstract striped bottle

Galeria Namu

 

 

Honduros Lenca pottery adobe kiln

Lenca adobe kiln

 

 

lenca-vase black and white

Honduran Lenca lizard motif vase

 

 

Orange and black Lenca pottery vessel

Lenca pottery vessel

 

 

 

Honduras-Lenca-Pottery vase

Honduras Lenca Pottery vase

 

 

 

Indigenous Lenca pottery artist Maria Amgadalena

La Arada, Valle in Honduras.

 

 

Nicaragua

 

Handmade-Nicaragua Sgraffito fish motif pot Artisan San Juan de Oriente

Sgraffito fish motif pot Artisan San Juan de Oriente

Handmade in Nicaragua

 

 

Pottery Vase by Miguel Angel Calero Nicaragua

Pottery Vase by Miguel Angel Calero

Nicaragua

 

 

Sgraffito turtle  motif pot by San Juan de Oriente

Nicaragua

 

 

painted-plate-inspired-by-Afro-Caribbean-culture

Costa Rican ceramic plate

 

 

Maghreb

 

Algeria

 

In North Africa, wheel-thrown pottery made by men dates from the 7th century B.C. when the Phoenicians introduced the potter’s wheel to the Algerian coast. Handbuilt pottery made by women, including those from the Kabyle, an older, probably indigenous tradition, dates back 2000 years before the birth of Christ. Pottery and ceramics are handmade in simple kilns, and then painted using natural-made paints and dyes, applied manually by the fingers of the women who make them. This advanced and meticulous way of “finger-painting” pottery is a prized example of Algerian art made by indigenous artisans and fine craftsmen.

 

Kabyle (Berber) pottery double vessel from northeastern Algeria19th_century

Kabyle (Berber) pottery double vessel from northeastern Algeria

19th century

By cliff1066 via Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

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Kabylie Algerian pottery jug

 

 

Berber water vessel, with geometric motif - Kabylie, Algeria

Berber water vessel, Kabylie, Algeria

 

 

Kabyle peoples jar – Ceramic and pigment vessel with the head of an animal from Algeria

!9th Century

National Museum of African Art, Washington DC

 

 

Algeria,-Kabylia,-Kabyle-pottery

Algerian Kabylia pottery vessel

 

 

Algerian-Tipaza-oil-lamp

Algerian Kabyle oil lamp

 

 

painted-terracotta-pot-from-Algeria-(-Kabyle)

Handpainted Kabyle pot

 

 

Kabyle-(Berber)-Pottery-North eastern-Algeria

Kabyle (Berber) Pottery, Algeria

 

 

Algerian pottery - The-National-Excellence-Centre-for-Ceramics-in-Tipaza,-Algeria

 

The National Excellence Centre for Ceramics in Tipaza, Algeria

 

 

Morocco

 

Women’s pottery from the Rif, a mountainous area of Morocco,  whose roots go back to the Neolithic, is considered part of the World Cultural Heritage, due to its great anthropological artistic value. In the Taounate province, due to the risk of this tradition disappearing, the organisation Innovarte initiated a project aimed at preserving the trading and revival of all the repertoires of their crafts. It also included improving the women’s working conditions and enhancement of production techniques. Also the design of new collections are encouraged along with support for commercialization.

 

 

 

pottery from the Rif, Taounate

Pottery from the Rif, Taounate

 

 

 

Pottery-from-the-Rif,-Al-Hoceima

Terracotta pottery vessel from the Rif mountains, Al Hoceima

Innovarte

 

 

Women’s-pottery-from-the-Rif,-Taounate Morocco

Women’s pottery from the Rif, Taounate, Morocco

 

 

 

Rif pottery vessel

Rif pottery at Chefchaouen

Photo – David K. Edwards

 

 

Terracotta-pottery-from-the-Rif,-Taounate

Women’s pottery vessel  – Rif, Taounate

 

 

Women’s-pottery tea pot - Rif,-Taounate

Moroccan hand painted pottery vessels – Rif, Taounate

 

 

Female potter-from-the-Rif,-Taounate

Moroccan female potter from the Rif, Taounate

Innovarte

 

 

Chefchaouen,-Morocco's-Blue-Pearl - pottery vessel

Chefchaouen blue pottery vessel, Morocco

 

 

 

Lidded pottery jar from-the-Rif,-Taounate

Lidded pottery jar – Rif, Taounate

 

 

Rif,-Taounate female potters

Moroccan Rif  Taounate female potters

 

 

Moroccan Ceramics-of-the-Rif

Moroccan Ceramics of the Rif

 

 

Hand painted Pottery from the Rif in Morocco

Hand painted Moroccan Rif pottery

 

 

jade green Moroccan storage jars

Large jade green Moroccan storage jars

 

 

rif-alhoceima tea set

Moroccan Rif Al Hoceima tea set

 

 

Tunisia

 

The coastal town of Nabeul is an ancient pottery center in Tunisia.

 

 

Large baluster ceramic pots in Nabeul, Tunisia

Large baluster pottery in Nabeul

 

 

 

Dennis-Jarvis-flickr--Tunisian-pot with twin fishes motif

Tunisian pot with twin fishes and calligraphy motif

Dennis Jarvis – flickr

 

 

Vintage Jug-Vase-Nabeul-Tunisia

Vintage Jug-Vase from Nabeul, Tunisia

 

 

South-of-Tunisia-Village of Tataouine,-Tunisia

Village of Tataouine, Southern Tunisia

 

 

Duel fish motif platter Tunisia

Square twin fish motif platter, Tunisia

 

 

Amphora island of Djerba in TunisiaAmphora ovoid vessel, mosaic style twin fish motif

Island of Djerba in Tunisia

 

 

 

Vase-céramique.-Nabeul 1930's

Tunisian geometric design ceramic vase

Nabeul, Tunisia – 1930’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

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