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Yasuhisa Kohyama anagama

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama sculpture - William Wilkins painting

Yasuhisa Kohyama London Exhibition 2017

Yasuhisa Kohyama’s latest exhibition comprises 28 ceramics by Yasuhisa Kohyama and four paintings of Kohyama’s work by William Wilkins and is running till 30th November, 2017 at Erskine, Hall & Coe Gallery. Details here

 

Kohyama has played a very unique and significant role in reviving the use of the traditional Japanese ‘anagama’ wood firing kiln, as he was the first potter in Shigaraki to build such a kiln since the Middle Ages. He is also a contemporary master of the ancient practice of Sueki, a method that originated in southern China and which accounts for his unglazed yet glassy surface textures. His works are inspired by ancient Japanese Shigaraki, Jomon and Yayoi ceramics, and are collected internationally.

Yasuhisa Kohyama was born in 1936 in Shigaraki, a historically vital ceramics production centre in Japan. Kohyama was fifteen years old when he became employed by one of the largest ceramic factories in Shigaraki, Oumi Kagaku Touki. From 1958 until 1960, he took evening classes at a vocational training school, where he was taught basic techniques such as glazing and throwing on a potter’s wheel. A well-known ceramicist designer, Sakuzo Hineno, visited the factory in 1955 while he was working under a government scheme to improve the quality and originality of the ceramic arts in Japan. Following several workshops, Kohyama asked Hineno about being coached individually and was honoured by becoming an apprentice, specializing in tableware.

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama ceramic sculpting in studio

Yasuhisa Kohyama ceramic sculpture

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama – ‘Kaze’,(wind)

2017  Erskine, Hall & Coe

 

William-Wilkins-Still-Life-III,-Kohyama-Vessels,-2017

William Wilkins – ‘Still Life III, Kohyama Vessels’

2017

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama with his sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama -‘Danpen’ {fragment), 2017

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama-Anagama-fired-stoneware

Yasuhisa Kohyama – Anagama fired stoneware sculpture vessel

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama with flame sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama with ‘Homura’ flame sculpture – 2017

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama-Kaze,-2012

Yasuhisa Kohyama – ‘Kaze’ (flame)

2012

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama-Danpen,-2012--

Yasuhisa Kohyama – ‘Danpen’

-2012–

 

 

Yasuhisa Yohyama-Homura,-2012

Yasuhisa Kohyama – ‘Homura’

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama ceramic sculptures

Yasuhisa Kohyama

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama walking his white dog in forest

Yasuhisa Kohyama

 

 

Yasuhisa-Kohyama-Danpen,-2014

Yasuhisa-Kohyama-Danpen

2014

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama-Kakehana,Vase with purple flower

Yasuhisa Kohyama – ‘Kakehana’ vase

 

 

yasuhisa-kohyama-Kaze,-2012

Yasuhisa Kohyama -‘Kaze’ ceramic sculpture

 

 

 

yasuhisa-kohyama-Sora,-2014 vessel

Yasuhisa Kohyama – ‘Sora’

 

 

Yasuhisa-Kohyama-Kaze,-2014

Yasuhisa Kohyama – ‘Kaze’

 

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama anagama kiln

“Every time I fire, I’ve come to recognize that I am in Nature; I am a small part of Nature. Intently I watch Nature over and over again; working with clay, inspired by Nature,
I am free to allow creation to happen, approaching the experience as the ancients did.”

 

yasuhisa-kohyama-Suemono,-2016

Yasuhisa Kohyama – ‘Suemono’

2016

yasuhisa-kohyama-Homura-(flame),-2016 Japan sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama  — ‘Homura’ (flame),

2016

yasuhisa-kohyama-Suemono,-2017

Yasuhisa Kohyama –  ‘Suemono’

2017

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama-Suemono,-2017

Yasuhisa Kohyama- ‘Suemono’

2017

 

A video from the autumn of 2016, filmmaker where Cristobal Zanartu spent over two weeks at Kohyama’s studio in Japan.

 

 

 

 

Symphony of dreaming visuals

 

Froggy Fiddler-.-Artist--Luis-Alberto-Quispe-Aparicio Green glass frog with violin

Froggy Fiddler — Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio

 

Dreamscapes in the arts

 

Every night when we sleep, we are reminded that there is more to our consciousness then what we perceive with our real time perception. During sleep a totally random menu of involuntary dreamscapes gets served up, presenting dream vistas that aren’t locked into a linear time frame and can shift rapidly. Maybe our imagination gets revitalized during sleep, being stimulated by forms and imagery not confined to the normal rules of matter and construct, and acting as a trigger to explore greater possibilities. Dreams can be vague and confusing, while at other times extremely lucid. They can be vehicles for invention and inspiration and doorways to spiritual experiences. Too much dreaming can be exhaustive, while in other instances dreams can act as a release and be healing.

Otherworldly, nebulous and the surreal are all employed to create the vague ambience of dreams and this dimension is a license to express the quirky and odd. Impressionistic paintings usually conjure a dreamlike feeling and I’ve included art from Elena Markova for her captivating ethereal vistas. The random, disjointed images of surrealist art also alludes to the world of dreams and I’ve included a few images from the photographer Jerry Uelsmann for his imaginative works. The dreamy lighting of Maxfield Parish makes him a natural inclusion. Also added are the mystical Australian indigenous paintings, channeled from the Dreamtime, and originally serving as a conduit to the subconscious. Other dream related art pieces are also in the mix.

 

Battle of city, cosmic and morning light-by-Neil Zeller

‘Battle of city, cosmic and morning light’ by Neil Zeller

 

 

I-Dream-of-Fish-and-Flowers-Diana Fayt turquoise plate

‘I Dream of Fish and Flowers’ – Diana Fayt

 

 

 

Galerie-accroTerre---Christophe-Betmalle---2014-- French sculpture bust

Christophe Betmalle

Galerie Accro Terre

–2014–

 

 

Curtis Benzle Softly as in a Dream

‘Softly as in a Dream’ – Curtis Benzle

 

 

Children's-Water-Dreaming-aboriginal-art painting

Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, ‘Children’s Water Dreaming’

1972

 

 

Jerry Uelsmann-photo

Jerry Uelsmann photo

 

 

Ima-Naroditskaya-dolls-Dream-Awakening

‘Dream Awakening’ — Ima Naroditskaya

 

 

 

Girl and sea of dreams-Keramikas-CZ

‘Girl and sea of dreams’ – Keramikas, Czech

 

 

Julia Feld-Sweaty Dreams-sculpture

Julia Feld -‘Sweaty Dreams’

 

 

 Jaguar Dreaming the Mystery by BlueFireStudio on Etsy

‘ Jaguar Dreaming the Mystery’ by BlueFireStudio on Etsy

 

 

Labradorite-Antsohamay-Quarry,-Tulear-Prov.,-Madagascar - dreamstone

Labradorite  dreamstone

Tulear Prov., Madagascar

 

 

Lela Maharobeli _ Field of Dreams painting

Lela Maharobeli  — ‘Field of Dreams’ painting

 

Kurt-Weiser-ceramics

 

Kurt Weiser

 

 

Lisa Van Noorden-Dreaming sculpture of a girls head

Lisa Van Noorden – ‘Dreaming’

 

 

The-Alchemist’s-Dream-Irina-Charny

‘The Alchemist’s Dream’ mosaic panel — Irina Charny

Irina Charny Mosaics

 

 

Rachel Wolf Sgraffito Dreamscape 

 

 

SBS---Beyond-The-Dreamtime-Ainslie-Roberts

‘Beyond The Dreamtime’ — Ainslie Roberts

SBS

 

 

'Yala Thukurrpa- - Wild Potato-Dreaming at Mikanji' Australian indigenous art

‘Yala Thukurrpa- – ‘Wild Potato Dreaming at Mikanji’ Australian indigenous art

 

 

 

Red Anemone Dreaming ceramic Bowl by Penny Evans

‘Red Anemone Dreaming’ ceramic Bowl by Penny Evans

 

 

‘Beyond The Dreamtime’ — Ainslie Roberts

SBS

 

 

Will Herrera Ocean Dream abstract sculpture

Will Herrera ‘Ocean Dream’ abstract sculpture

ArtParks

 

 

 

Dakini Rodeo - Robbiv Hood digital art

Odyssey Portal – ‘Dakini Rodeo’

Digital art – Robbiv Hood

 

 

Noonan-Antiques Chinese-dream-stone,-17th---18th-Century

 Chinese dreamstone,  17th—18th Century

Noonan Antiques

 

 

Xiaoping Zhou-Dream Of Land-125-x-165-cm

Xiaoping Zhou – ‘Dream Of Land’

125-x-165-cm      Hotham Street Contemporary

 

 

Arina-Ailincai-sculpture

Arina Alincai

 

 

Bébé-Bleu--France-Fauteux suureal sculpture

‘Bébé Bleu’ — France Fauteux

 

 

 

 

Sergei-Isupov-ceramic-sculptures-clay-art Surrealist sculpture

Sergei Isupov, Russia

 

 

 Don Yeoman Ravens Dream_ 48x72

Don Yeoman ‘Raven’s Dream’

48 x 72 inches

 

Trees and Dream theater

Jerry Uelsmann, ‘Tree Goddess’ 1994,

Dream Theater

 

 

The sleep of sorrow and the dream of joy---Raffaelle Monti

‘The sleep of sorrow and the dream of joy’ — Raffaelle Monti

 

 

The place where dreams are born---Kasia Derwinska

‘The place where dreams are born’ — Kasia Derwinska

 

 

The Earth Died Screaming While I lay Dreaming-Laura Jean McGlauglin

‘The Earth Died Screaming While I lay Dreaming’ – Laura Jean McGlauglin

 

 

-The-Dream----Conversation---Melvin-Sokolsky---images-©-Melvin-Sokolsky-2009

‘The Dream’—-Conversation—Melvin Sokolsky

2009

 

 

Czech František Drtikol-photo of a dreamy female acrobat

Czech František Drtikol photo

 

 

Aboriginal-Rock-Art-dreamtime-Wandjina paintings

Dreamtime Wandjina cave paintings, Australia

 

 

Enchanted-Prince-1934-by-Maxfield-Parrish

‘Enchanted Prince’ by Maxfield Parrish

1934

 

 

Ernabella Ceramics,-Rhoda Tjitayi---Anumara-Tjukurpa---Caterpillar Dreaming, 2015, stoneware,-H-31

Ernabella Ceramics, Rhoda Tjitayi—Anumara Tjukurpa—‘Caterpillar Dreaming’,

2015,  stoneware, H 31 inches

 

 

Elnaz---Shadows of my Dream

Elnaz — ‘Shadows of my Dream’

 

 

Elena-Markova-boat-flautist paainting

Elena Markova  – Boat flautist

 

 

Elena-Markova-forest-of-dreams painting

Elena Markova – Forest of dreams

 

 

Dream-Theater,-2004-Jerry Uelsmann photo

Dream Theater, Jerry Uelsmann photo

2004

 

 

Katsina janus terracotta head, Nigeria.-ca.-500-B.C.E.-–-200-C.E

Katsina janus terracotta head, Nigeria. ca. 500 B.C.E.-–-200 C.E

Musee Barbier Mueller

 

Joey Chiarello-'Life is but a Dream'-Stoneware,

Joey Chiarello – ‘Life is but a Dream’ stoneware sculpture

 

 

 

Dream Plant of an Imaginary Garden,-2007-Sevres-porcelain

‘Dream Plant of an Imaginary Garden’, Sevres porcelain

-2007-

 

Dream-Pillow-Mandala-Pottery

‘Dream Pillow’ – Mandala Pottery

 

Dream On---Elizabeth Price

‘Dream On’  Elizabeth Price

 

 

Dreaming-or-October-1928-by-Maxfield-Parrish-1a girl sitting by a lake

‘Dreaming’ by Maxfield Parrish

1928

 

 

Dream-sculpture bust Latchezar-Boyadjiev

‘Dream’ – Latchezar Boyadjiev

 

 

Dreamcatcher-Jo-Felstead-Hill

‘Dreamcatcher’ – Jo Felstead Hill

 

 

All-paths-lead-to-Quargla-Robbiv-Hood digital artist

‘All paths lead to Quargla’  – Robbiv Hood

 

 

Chinese Dream Stone painted with a woodland scene on a veined green stone,-12-tall-The Cobb auctioneers

Chinese Dream Stone painted with a woodland scene on a veined green stone

12 inch tall -The Cobb auctioneers

 

 

Cookie jar--'dreaming-of-coffee'- Etsy

Cookie jar–‘Dreaming of Coffee’ – Jerilynn Babroff

 Etsy

 

 

CHAROworks-Pavel-Charouse kLike-a-Dream---Winterstone

Pavel Charousek ‘Like a Dream’—Winterstone sculpture

 

 

Budgerigar Dreaming-1972 Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa

‘Budgerigar Dreaming’  —  Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa

1972

 

Antonov-Ira-female-ballerina daydreamer

Antonov Ira – Ballerina Daydreamer

 

 

 

Anna-Lebedeva-abstract-painting

Anna Lebedeva abstract painting

 

 

Ancient-sacred-aboriginal-dreamtime-rock-art--Chris-Rainer

Ancient sacred aboriginal dreamtime rock art — Chris Rainer

 

 

Natalia-Golovkina-pot - Aussie icons

 

Downunder Dreaming – Natalia Golovkina

To dream of a pitcher or jug, denotes that you will be of a generous and congenial disposition. Success will attend your efforts.

 

 

Ashley-Maxwell-ceramic-sculpture

Ashley Maxwell

 

 

Marc Chagall-- Clowns at night-painting

Marc Chagall — ‘Clowns at night’

 

 

Blue-Circus-by-Marc-Chagall painting of trapeze artist

‘Blue Circus’ by Marc Chagall

 

 

Alexey Illarionov-wall art panel

Alexey Illarionov wall  panel

 

 

Alexey-Illarionov-ceramic-fish-panel

Alexey Illarionov

 

Alexandros-Vasmoulakis-wall muralAlexandros-Vasmoulakis---Greece--is-known-for-enormous,-often-surreal-walls-that-seem-to-embody-a-fashionable-glamour-and-dream-like-quality

Alexandros Vasmoulakis wall mural

 

 

Liz Wolf---Artists---Manitou Galleries-Dream -in flight Moment

 ‘Dream in flight Moment’ – Liz Wolf

Manitou Galleries Santa Fe

 

 

 

Gentleness, obscurity--occurrence in that garden

‘Gentleness, obscurity — occurrence in that garden’ – Elena Markova

 

 

‘Dream’ – UnusualDolls – Etsy

 

 

Nonquase’s-Dream.-Height-58cm ceramic bust

‘Nonquase’s Dream’  —  Jessie Mooy

 

 

 

Elena-Markova-dream-art painting

Elena Markova

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Federico’s pottery whimsy

 

Alice-Federico-footed-vase wabi sabi

Twin handled footed vase – Alice Federico

 

 

Alice Federico adheres to forms that tend to abandon pure symmetry and are slightly askew, while maintaining the grandeur of  tall and stately classical shapes. Large and playful handles, extended lips, unpredictable folds and cascading ribbon handles add to the character of her pottery art. Her coarse surface textures and faded glazes manifest the allure of an artifact from antiquity weathered by time. Merging the appearance of functional and sculptural with the innate gracefulness of the traditional pottery forms elevates the charm of her pottery art. She indulges a sense of playfulness that was instilled in her by her first teacher, Rita Marlier, to create expressive, whimsical, animated pieces which are pulled, twisted and wrapped into curious shapes. Sculptural in emphasis, but still posing a relationship to the vessel, the pot form.
Historical pots have always had an influence on her work, including Chinese Sung ware, Greek vases, and Italian folk work. It comes as no surprise to learn that she trained as a historian at Hollins University (1967), before doing her MFA in ceramics from East Carolina University (1977), as well as a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute (1983). Sometimes she uses anagama Japanese-style wood-fired kilns in Montana for her flamboyant pottery wares.

I’ve added some pottery from Linda Hoffhines as she also creates forms that ooze character and have spontaneous, colourful shapes and bold textures that project attitude, whimsy and humor.

 

Alice Federico

 

Alice-Federico,-footed-planter

Alice Federico, footed planter

 

 

Ribbon handled vessels-alice-federico-work-at-george-billis-gallery

Large ribbon handled vessel – Alice Federico

George Billis Gallery

 

 

Three slender and tall ceramic vases - Alice-Federico

Three slender and tall ceramic vases – Alice Federico

 

 

Alice Federico-hand-painted-vase with flared lip

Alice Federico hand painted vase

 

 

Alice-Federico--classical-styled-vessel with crackle glaze

Alice Federico–classical styled vessel with crackle glaze and long handles

George Billis Gallery

 

 

Alice-Federico white vase with elegant handles

Alice Federico – off-white vase with elegant handles

 

 

Footed ceramic vessel with asymmetrical handles

Footed ceramic vessel with asymmetrical handles –  – Alice Federico

 

 

green vase with winged handles - Alice Federico

Alice Federico

 

 

Skewed ceramic vase with blue handles - - Alice Federico

Skewed vase –  – Alice Federico

 

 

Alice-Federico=-bulbous vase with long neck

Alice Federico – bulbous vase with long neck

 

 

Tall ceramic vase with ribbon handles – Alice Federico

Height 17.5 inches – 1st Dibs

 

 

Alice-Federico9--No-!022 turquoise green vase

Celadon green vase — Alice Federico

 

 

 

Alice-Federico-footed-vessel with large handles

Alice Federico footed vessel

 

 

Alice-Federico tall vase with large base---Art-Essex-Gallery

Alice Federico tall vase with large flat handles

Art Essex Gallery

 

 

Alice-Federico-clay-art-textural vase

Alice Federico  —  tall vase with abstract textural surface

 

Alice-Federico-vessel---George-Billis-Gallery

Alice Federico ceramic vessel

George Billis Gallery

 

 

Lucie Rie inspired baluster vase  – Alice Federico

 

 

Alice-Federico-red-vase with coarse texture

Alice Federico red vase with coarse texture

 

 

Alice-Hohenberg-Federico,-vase,-2010

 

Alice Hohenberg Federico, vase, 2010

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

 

 

Alice-Hohenberg-Federico--vase--2009-Work-

Footed bulbous vase with large handle – Alice Federico

2009

 

 

Asymmetrical vase Alice Federico with ribbon handle

Asymmetrical vase – Alice Federico

2014

 

 

Alice-Hohenberg-Federico---Portfolio--2015-Work-20.5-inches

Tall slender vase with sinuous handles – Alice Federico

2015  Work 20.5 inches

 

 

Vase with long flared base - Alice Federico

Classical form vase — Alice Federico

Art Essex Gallery

 

 

Alice-Federico-.ceramic vase

Alice Federico

 

 

 

Wide asymmetrical lipped vase - Alice Federico

 Asymmetrical wide lipped vase – Alice Federico

 

 

Alice-Frederico-ceramic-vase with large lip

Wide lipped baluster vase – Alice Federico

 

 

Alice Federice website

 

 

Linda Hoffhines

 

Linda Hoffhines, uses the vessel  “as a starting point,” she says, “but most of them end up intentionally unusable. I`ll start off with a regular pot, then I can`t resist putting a bunch of glazed shards in it.” “From Minoan to Italian pottery, through the eons, I’ve always liked the idea of making pottery and then decorating it a lot more than you have to.”* Hoffhines, obtained a master’s of fine arts in ceramics at Ohio State University

 

Linda-Hoffhines-lime green-ewer

Linda Hoffhines  —  tall lime green ewer

 

Linda-Hoffhines-flat-mosaic with vase shape

Linda Hoffhines flat mosaic with vase shape, encrusted with glazed shards

 

 

Linda-Hoffhines-blue-teapot with long spout

Linda Hoffhines blue teapot

 

 

Bright red ceramic teapot by Linda Hoffhine

Bright red ceramic teapot by Linda Hoffhine

 

 

zany ceramic vase by Linda Hoffhine

Linda Hoffhine

 

 

3 asymmetrical vases -- Linda Hoffhine

3 asymmetrical vases — Linda Hoffhine

 

 

Ceramic teapot -- Linda Hoffhine

Linda Hoffhine

 

 

Linda-Hoffhines-abstract-art painting

Linda Hoffhine painting

 

 

Linda Hoffhines-yellow-crowned teapot

Linda Hoffhines yellow crowned teapot

 

 

shockin pink teapot -- Linda Hoffhine

Linda Hoffhine pink teapot

 

 

Linda-Hoffhines-vase-and-teapot-yellow and orange

Linda Hoffhines vase and teapot

 

 

Linda Hoffhines watercolour painting

 

 

Red triangle teapot - Linda Hoffhines with black paisley

Red triangle teapot – Linda Hoffhines

 

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Spirall vase – Linda Hoffhines

 

 

Linda Hoffhines instagram

 

*Chicago Tribune

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract motifs in ceramic design

 

 

Harris-Cies-Handcrafted-11inches-Studio-vase-abstract-modern

Harris Cies handcrafted studio abstract vase

Height -11 inches

 

Dan mask detour

 

In 1907, Picasso’s fortuitous wrong turn at the Musée d’Ethnographie in Paris, led him to the sacred Dan masks of West Africa, which had a profound influence on him. He later stated that ‘Painting isn’t an aesthetic operation,’ ‘It is a way of seizing the power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires. Men had made these masks and other objects for a sacred purpose, a magic purpose, as a kind of mediation between themselves and the unknown hostile forces, in order to overcome their fear and horror by giving it an image. When I came to that realisation, I knew I had found my way.’ This was the same year he developed the revolutionary Cubist art along with George Braques and was one of the first forms of abstract art in the West.
Preceding this was Cezanne’s abandonment of the tradition of perspective drawing and concern for the reflection of reality, which encouraged future forays into the the abstract. For the early abstractionists like Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexander Archipenko, Juan Gris and Joan Miro, their abstract art clearly implied expression of ideas concerning the spiritual, the subconscious, and the contentious.

 

Alexander-Archipenko-female modernist sculpture - The Bather

Alexander Archipenko – ‘Bathing Woman’, 1915

Plaster on wire frame

 Flickr

 

Cubism originated in France but spread across Europe and integrated with the artistic consciousness of several countries. It emerged as Futurism in Italy, Vorticism in England, Suprematism and Constructivism in Russia, and Expressionism in Germany. The Cubists wanted to make pictures that reached beyond the rigid geometry of perspective, as an image drawn from a fixed position, had a frozen conclusion. The Cubists challenged conventional forms of visual representation with a more dynamic presentation of omni perspectives. Cubism was the first abstract style of modern art. The manipulation of non naturalistic colors and bold brushwork by the Fauvists and in Orphism also added to the growth of abstraction at the turn of this century.

 

Yoshiro-Ikeda-ceramic-sculpture with textures

Yoshiro Ikeda ceramic sculpture

 

Charles Catteau was integrating abstract concepts into his ceramic decorations as early as 1905 while Joan Miro was also applying hand painted abstract motifs to his ceramic pieces. In 1922 Kazimir Malevich and his followers actively spread the ideas of Suprematism at the State Porcelain Factory in Petrograd. As early as 1900, Gallelio Chini was approaching abstracted designs with the Italian ‘Liberty’ (Art Nouveau) movement. Mid century ceramicists were attracted to the freestyle groovy designs of skewed perspective and asymmetrical patterns that contributed to defining the modernist style. The abstract complexity of the 30’s and 40’s became more simplified in the 50’s and 60’s and in the process became more marketable, which fueled a huge movement of wonderfully original designs on decorative objects, many hand drawn. The aspired freedom of this era manifested in designs of spontaneity and simplified minimalist detail. A large number of artists in the Mid Century adapted to this free expression in pottery styles. Some notable proponents were Guido Gambone, Fratelli Fanciullacci, Gilbert Valentin, F. Carlton Ball, Corrado Cagli, Marcello Fantoni, Roger Capron and Nils Thorsson. Then there was Picasso’s abstract ceramic work at Madoura in the 60’s which attracted many Parisian ceramic artists to Vallauris who added to the proliferation of  modernist ceramic pieces.

 

 

Gorcisnitsa.-Ikchasnik-jar

Gorcisnitsa Ikchasnik Supermatist jar

1922

 

 

Mary-Ray---Art-Cafe---2009 abstract vessel

Mary Ray—  ‘Art Cafe’

2009

 

 

Blue-Nude-Tumbler.-Henri-Matisse-inspired - Etsy StiffWristClay

Blue Nude Tumbler. Henri Matisse inspired

Etsy StiffWristClay

 

 

Henri Matisse vase with naked female danincg

Ovoid vase – Henri Matisse – 1907

Matisse wrote, “We move towards serenity through the simplification of ideas and form…….Details lessen the purity of lines, they harm the emotional intensity, and we choose to reject them. It is a question of learning – and perhaps relearning the ‘handwriting’ of lines. The aim of painting is not to reflect history, because this can be found in books. We have a higher conception. Through it, the artist expresses his inner vision.”

 

Matthew-Wade-ceramic-vessel

Matthew Wade

 

 

Lamp policroma abstract  —  Ciavardoni

1950 Albisola, Italy

 

 

 

Galileo-Chini-italian vase in blue and white with fish edges

Galileo Chini, 1900

 

 

Corrado-Cagli-and-Ceramiche-Rometti

‘The Tamer’ – Corrado Cagli for Ceramiche Rometti, Umbria

1930

 

Galileo-Chini-Art Nouveau vase

Galileo Chini, 1900

 

 

 

Ernabella-Arts-ceramics vase Vivian Thompson, Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)

Vivian Thompson, ‘Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters)’

 

 

 

Lapid-Mid-Century-Pottery vessel with abstract motif

Lapid Mid Century Pottery, Tel Aviv

 

 

Rare-Marc-Bellaire-California-Pottery-Muted-Corals-Bowl

Marc Bellaire California Pottery Muted Corals bowl  with black Balinese dancer

 

 

Italian Mid Century abstract motif vase

Italian Mid Century abstract motif vase

 

 

Charles Catteau ceramic jazz age vase

Charles Catteau – stylized floral decorative Jazz Age vase

1924

 

Modernist motif plate-Krzysztof-in-Walbrzych, Poland

Modernist motif plate — Krzysztof in Walbrzych, Poland

 

 

abstract Charels Catteau vase

Charles Catteau, Boch Freres, 1925

Deconamic

 

 

 

Abstract Jazz Age Cubist Deco vessel – Charles Catteau

30’s

 

 

 

Vase with stylized-floral-motifs,-jasper - Charles Catteau

Charles Catteau vase

1924

 

 

carlton-ball sgraffito decorated vase

F.Carlton Ball

Modernacious.com

 

gambone-guido-1909 ceramic lamp base abstract figure

                                                                                                                                                                     Guido Gambone

 

 

 

Ceramic water pitcher - WEG Pottery

WEG pottery ceramic jug

1950’s

 

 

black white terracotta vase - Picasso

Pablo Picasso pitcher

 

 

Marianne-Starck-for-Michael-Andersen-&-Son White dove on black ceramic jug

Marianne Starck for Michael Andersen & Son

 

 

thrown-stoneware Anne Mortier with teal green abstract motif on white

Footed vessel, thrown stoneware – Anne Mortier

 

 

White Vessel with Signs-1990- Gordon Bladwin

‘White Vessel with Signs’ – Gordon Baldwin

 1990

 

 

CEramic sculpture - Cloud-2’,-1996-Gordon-Baldwin

 ‘Cloud 2’ – Gordon Baldwin

1996

 

 

Jojan Miro ceramic vase with abstract hand-drawn decoration

Joan Miro

 

 

Joan-Miro-photographed-for-LIFE-magazine-

Joan Miro in his Barcelona studio

Photo Mark Shaw LIFE, 1955

 

 

Mid Century 16 inch plate – Tony Morris

 

 

 

Donyale Luna in a linked disc abstract dress by Paco Rabanne. Photo: Guy Bourdin

1966.

 

 

 

Alison-Britton ceramic vessel with abstract decoration

Alison Britton

 

 

 

Alison-Britton-abstract ceramic vessel with asymmetrical form

Alison Britton

 

 

‘Picasso—Woman Lying on a Chaise’ — Ceramic Box by Goebel

 

 

Anelise-Bredow ceramic vessels with bullseye motifs

Anelise Bredow

 

 

Mid Century ceramic jar  – Clyde Burt

 

 

 

Steve-Czerniel flared vase

Steve Czerniel

 

 

beautiful-sascha-brastoff-black-&-white-dancing-nudes-ashtray vintage

Sascha Brastoff

 

 

Mid Century vase, Deruta, Italy

 

 

Art-Deco-Modernist-Vase-by-Charles-CATTEAU

Art Deco modernist  vase – Charles Catteau

 

 

 

Boyan-Moskov twin lug vesssel with abstract motif

Boyan Moskov

 

 

 

Camilla-Ward slab built ceramic vessel

Camilla Ward

 

 

 

Carolyn-Genders ceramic abstract form and decorated vaseCarolyn Genders

 

 

Red, black, yellow and orange abstract vase - Carolyn-Genders

Carolyn Genders

Studio Pottery, UK

 

 

 

Large abstract vase in the garden - Carolyn-Genders

Carolyn Genders

Ceramics in the Garden – Carolyn Genders

No Description

 

 

 

Carstens-Vase lava glaze Mid Century

Carstens lava glaze Vase

 

 

 

Daffodil Blossoms- Boyan Mosko Ceramic Vase - Artful Home red, yellow, white and cream squat vessel

‘Daffodil Blossoms’ – Boyan Mosko

 

 

Delphis-and-Poole-Studio ceramic platter

Delphis and Poole Studio

Rob’s Poole Pottery

 

Iincised Doodle Bottle - Red and Black Boyan Moskov-

‘Doodle Bottle – Red and Black’ –  Boyan Moskov

 

 

 

Ernabella-Arts-ceramics Tjimpuna Williams Ngayuku Walka stoneware with terrasigilatta

Tjimpuna Williams Ngayuku Walka stoneware with terrasigilatta

 

 

F.-Carlton-Ball-and-Aaron-Bohrod-Glazed-Stoneware-Vesse

F. Carlton Ball and Aaron Bohrod Glazed Stoneware Vessel,

c1950

 

 

Gregg-Rasmusson ceramic vessel

Gregg Rasmusson

 

 

john-m-donoghue lidded jar and abstract decoration

John M Donoghue

 

 

Gustavo Perez Mexican abstract ceramics

Gustavo Perez

 

 

Mid Century Guido Gambone-italy-narrow-vase

Guido Gambone, Italy

60’s

 

pod vessel Gregg Rasmusson

Gregg Rasmusson, St. Louis

Greg Rasmusson Ceramics

 

 

 

Floris Meydam Gouda Ruimte-vase

Floris Meydam  ‘Ruimte’ vase for Gouda, Netherlands

 

 

Jaap-Dommisse;-Glazed-Ceramic-Vesse

Jaap Dommisse

1950’s

 

 

Natalya-Sots-plate with an abstract cat

Abstract cat – Natalya Sots

 

 

 

Boyan-Moskov ceramic ovojd pod vessel

Boyan Moskov

 

 

 

Jim Mulfinger, 2010 - Miro inspired black slip sgrafitto over porcelain with clear glaze thrown and altered vase

Miro inspired black slip sgrafitto over porcelain with clear glaze thrown and altered vase – Jim Mulfinger

2010

 

 

Penny Evens Australian indigenous art vessel

Penny Evans

 

 

 

Poole Pottery ceramic dish

Poole Pottery, 50’s

Rob’s Poole Pottery

 

 

Raine-Middleton sgraffito ceramic skyline jug

Raine Middleton

Hartzog Pottery by Raine

 

 

Abstract-Vallauris-Ceramic-Vase - turquoise

Abstract motif Vallauris Ceramic Vase by Borty

 

 

Marty-Ray---The-Neighborhood ceramic vase

Marty Ray — ‘The Neighborhood’

 

 

 

Raku-Pottery---Medium-Vase---Bullseye-Pattern

Abstract bullseye vessel – Ryan Peters

 

 

Turquoise vessel with white stylized-floral-motifs and black bands

Charles Catteau, 1930’s

 

 

Royal-Copenhagen ceramic vesse

Royal Copenhagen

 

 

 

Fnils Thorsson Mid Century vase

Fnils Thorsson, Royal Copenhagen

 

 

 

Sam-Scott black and white abstract motif plate

Sam Scott

 

 

Seymour-Lipton-Sea-King-1955 Bronze sculpture

Seymour Lipton – ‘Sea King’

1955

 

 

Ultra-Large-Gorrogarah-binjdil-mañana-Plate---Penny--Evans-

Ultra Large Gorrogarah binjdil Morning Platter—Penny Evans

 

 

Vase-by-Boyan-Moscov

Vase by Boyan Moscov

Meredith Gallery

 

 

Vivian Thompson Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters) stoneware with terrasigilatta

Vivian Thompson Kungkarangkalpa (Seven Sisters) stoneware with terrasigilatta

 

 

West German incised sgraffito glaze lidded jar red and blue

West German incised sgraffito glaze lidded jar

 

 

 

Gouda-Rumba-Flora-art-pottery-vase

Gouda Rumba Flora art pottery vase

 

 

moderniat vases Denise-&-Peter-Orlando

Denise & Peter Orlando

circa 1950-60

 

 

Joan-Miro vase

Joan Miro

1946

 

 

Michael Wein – Picasso tribute porcelain platter

M.Wein Raku Pottery

 

 

Pablo Picasso Madoura vase

Picasso Madoura vase, Vallauris

 

 

Ravelli-Colorite-rare-vase

Italian Mid Century Ravelli Colorite vase

 

 

Pottery-La-Colombe-pitcher

Pottery La Colombe pitcher

50’s

 

Bay-Bodo-Mans-wgp-1950s-huge-floor-vase

Bay Bodo Mans 1950s huge floor vase

 

 

 

Ceramic perspectives of Barocco

 

 

artiste-espace-calende-exposition-art-rouen

Barocco abstract sculpture  — Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Espace de la Calende

 

 

Spatial illusions of  Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

 

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

 

 

Atelier Barocco – ‘Apple’

Chris’ Broc  L’Univers de la Ceramique

 

 

Atelier-BAROCCO---Lamp--Chri'-Broc

Atelier Barocco  —  Ceramic Lamp

Chris’ Broc

 

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

Ceramic sculpture by Barocco — Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

 

 

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

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

Chris’ Broc

 

 

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

Barocco contemporary sculpture J. Massard & R. Tarone

Chris’ Broc

 

 

Barocco contemporary vase  – J. Massard & R. Tarone

 

 

Barocco ceramic plate

Barocco abstract plate

 

 

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

‘Apple’ — G. Crociani & Jacques Massard

 

 

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

‘Apple’ — G. Crociani & Jacques Massard

 

 

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

Ceramic globular vase by Barocco — Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Espace de la Calende

 

Ocean frolic Barocco vase – Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

La Bergerie Céramiques

 

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

Chris’ Broc

 

Barocco-Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone Sculpture

Atelier Barocco  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone sculpture

 

 

 

Barocco vase - Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Barocco vase – Richard Tarone and Jacques Massard

Espace de la Calende

 

 

‘Apple’ — G. Crociani & J. Massard

 

 

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

French ceramic vase – Barocco — Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

 

 

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

Barocco — Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

La Bergerie Céramiques

 

Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone sculpture

Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone sculpture

Chris’ Broc

 

 

Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone ovoid vase-1995,

Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone ovoid footed vase

1995

 

 

 

 

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

Bacchanalia celebration ceramic tray – Barocca

 

 

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

1995

 

 

Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone ceramic vase

Barocca vase – Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

La Bergerie Céramiques

 

Lidded ceramic jar -Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Barocca lidded jar

 

 

 

barocco-totem-sculpture - Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Barocco ‘Totem’ sculpture

Chris’ Broc

 

 

barocco globular-vase-Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Barocco globular vase  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Le blog de ceramistes-contemporains

 

 

Barocco

 

 

colpelle---Atelier Barocco Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Colpelle—Atelier Barocco  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

 

 

 

Colpelle—Atelier Barocco  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Chris’ Broc

 

 

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

Aile sculpture – Barocco

Chris’ Broc

 

 

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

Barocco J. Massard & R Tarone

 

 

galerie-annie-chevalle-Barocco-vase

Barocco vase

Galerie Annie Chevalle

 

 

 

Droles-d'oiseaux-Jacques-Massard oil painting

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

 

 

 Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone vase

Barocco globular vase

 

 

Jacques-de-Chateneuil ceramic bottle

Jacques de Chateneuil di Jacques Massard, ceramic nymphs bottle

 

 

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

‘Face’  —  Barocco  —  Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

Chris’ Broc

 

 

Jacques-Massard-de-Chateneuil-&-Richard-Tarone-ANAGAMA,-Galerie-d'art

Jacques Massard de Chateneuil & Richard Tarone

ANAGAMA, Galerie d’art

 

 

Large footed lamp-Barocco with lemon decoration

Large ovoid ceramic lamp —  Barocco

Barocco (*) – Vallauris céramique ceramistes poterie

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

 

 

Wings---BAROCCO-J-Massard-&-Richard-Tarone

‘Wings’ — BAROCCO  —  Jacques Massard & Richard Tarone

Chris’ Broc

 

 

Barocco-ceramic-plate - naked man standing on elephant

Barocco ceramic charger

 

 

Large ceramic lamp stand -- Barocco

Large ceramic lamp stand — Barocco

La Bergerie Céramiques

 

 

Atelier-BAROCCO---Plate with chef motif

Atelier Barocco — Plate with handles and chef motif

 

 

Ceramic Sculpture-- BAROCCO -Jacques Massard & Richard Tarone

Ceramic Sculpture– BAROCCO – Jacques Massard & Richard Tarone

Height 67cm  —  Chris’ Broc

 

Pomme-ceramic---G.-CROCIANI-&-J--Massard

‘Pomme’ — G. Crociani & J. Massard

Chris’ Broc

 

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

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

Chris’ Broc

 

 

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

Ceramic plate  — BAROCCO – Jacques Massard & Richard Tarone

La Bergerie Céramiques

 

 

BARROCO-(Jacques-Massard-and-Richard-Tarone)-Small-ceramic-vase-with-figurative-decoration

BARROCO Jacques Massard and Richard Tarone

La Bergerie Céramiques

 

 

Barocco ceramic sculpture

 

 

Richard-Tarone-French ceramicist

Richard Tarone

 

Jacques Massard

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamental Feng Shui and decor features

 

Incised stone decoration – Dongcheng District, Beijing

 

 

 

Feng Shui chi flow

 

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

 

TRaditional Chinese courtyard, Vancouver

Moongate entrance to courtyard, Classical Garden, Vancouver

Photo–M.Cynog Evans

 

 

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

 

 

Robj-Chinaman-bookends in red ,white and gold

Robj Chinaman bookends, produced by Villeroy and Boch.

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

seated Chinese priest sculpture figure in bronze with enamel

Taoist priest bronze and enamel sculpture

 

 

 

Red lacquer mixed with neutrals + gold and green accents

Red lacquer mixed with neutrals + gold and green accents – ideal colours for Earth centre

 

 

Japanese rock garden

Japanese courtyard rock garden with the round window encouraging chi flow.

 

 

 

Green-bonsai-palnt-auspicious-feng-shui

Positive feng shui (round leaves) bonsai plant

 

 

 

red, amber and black terracotta vessel by Galileo Chini

Footed majolica peacock vase — Galileo Chini

Ideal for Earth sector

 

 

Pa village kiln, hand painted sitting female

Shanghai Museum

 

 

 

Anita-Feng-thebuddhabuilder ceramic Buddha bust

Buddha bust – Anita Feng

 

 

Wedgwood-China-Vase with fish motif

Wedgwood China Vase

 

 

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

Chinese Lapis Lazuli aesetic hermit sculpture

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

 

 

 

Yamamoto Izuru vase

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

 

 

Earth drawing Chinese decor

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

 

 

 

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

Abstract bronze sculpture ‘Trevalgan’, Barbara Hepworth

1956

 

 

 

Saji China tea cup and saucer with gold trim

Saji China tea cup and saucer with gold trim, Japan

 

 

Shellden Beary bronze tortoise

‘Baby Shellden’ – Heather Johnson Beary bronze tortoise

 

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

 

 

spiral wooden chair

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

 

 

 

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

Jun ware crackle glazed vase, in an elongated pear form

China, 20th Century

 

 

Red and gold ceramic dragon with dynamic pose

Tarlo & Graham, Australia

 

 

carved amber vase China

Carved amber vase China and wooden base

 

 

Female musician porcelain figurine China

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

 

 

Chinese-Yixing-Zisha-Clay-Double Happiness Teapot

Chinese Clay Double Happiness Teapot

 

 

Contemporary Chinese decor

 

 

 

Chinese antique vase with horse motif in blue and white

Cobalt blue on Ge glaze Chinese vase — DGVAS flickr

 

 

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

Chinese Yuan Shikai Period Porcelain Vase 20th Century

 

 

 

 Black Emperor Gong - Large brass sculptural gong From Woodstock Chimes

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

 

 

 

Chinese-Famille-Rose-Porcelain-Brushpot

Porcelain Chinese brushpot

 

 

pot plant mural combined with real pot plants

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

 

 

 

Enerrgy-Form,-stone-sculpture on stone base

Energy Form stone sculpture

Etsy

 

 

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

Chinese bamboo carving leaf sculpture

 

 

Contemporary Asian decor.

 

 

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

Typically animated blue and white dragon plate 17th century

Ken CTHong-達觀 Flickr

 

 

Orange, green and yellow Falcon Ware Georgia Pitcher Jug

Falcon Ware Georgia Pitcher Jug

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

 

 

 

Blue ceramic planter with violets.

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

 

 

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

‘Meeting point III’ – Feng-Feng Lo Chien

Museu de Ceràmica de l’Alcora

 

 

 

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

Sencha ewer or export teapot in the form of bamboo

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

19th Century © Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

 

 

Gold foo dog on blue vase with cchrysanthemums

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

 

 

Flora Gouda Elite vaseYin And Yang-Patternca-1955

Flora Gouda Elite vase Yin And Yang Patternca

1955

 

 

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

Giuseppe Lamers abstract head sculpture

 

 

 

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

‘Harmony’, yin yang glass sculpture by Di Tocker, NZ

 

 

 

16 inch tall Shishi Foo statue Kutani Temple Dog

 

 

 

Silk flower display on white stone table

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

 

 

Henri-Laurens-bronze nude female sculpture

Henri Laurens

 

 

 

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

 Kegon Waterfall Series – ‘Morning Mist’ by Hayashi Kaku

Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery

 

 

kohei hahn seed pot style vessel

Kokhei Hahn

 

 

 

Jean-Arp-bimorphic-sculpture

Jean Arp

 

 

 

Joan-Carrillo stingray form vase

Joan Carrillo metallic lustre vase

.

 

 

Francoise Nugier--ceramic-vase

Francoise Nugier–ceramic vase

 

 

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

 

 

 

Shuni-mudra,-the-'seal-of-patience'.-Quanyin-seated-on-white-elephant.-Late-Qing

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

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

 

 

Chinese-Turquoise-Porcelain-Vase

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

height 20.5 inchess

 

 

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

Kangxi vase

Musée Guimet, France

 

 

 

Ceramic vase Mihara Ken

Ceramic vase Mihara Ken

 

 

reclining-Lake-Buddha stone sculpture

Reclining garden Buddha stone sculpture

 

 

Peter Cockram footed porcelain cup

 

 

Jingdezhen porcelain bottle

 

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

Yuan Dynasty blue and white underglaze red phoenix flat bottle

 

 

Using the Pa Qua

 

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

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

 

 

Northern Hemisphere Ba Kwa (Ba Qua)

 

 

 

Southern Hemisphere Ba Kwa

 

 

Cruising thru the clayniverse

 

 

 

 

VeniceClayArtists 10th anniversary

 

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

 

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

 

ceramic chess-piece-white-queen

Ceramic chess piece white queen

 

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

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

 

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

‘Her Dream’ – Victoria Ivanova

 

 

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

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

‘Geometric pottery styles’

 

Roger Capron public sculpture - Vallauris

Roger Capron public sculpture – Vallauris

‘Roger Capron – vivacious Vallauris ceramics’

 

 

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

Daniel Johnston – Pots On The Lawn

‘Pottery whimsical – take the plunge’

 

 

 

Flask-with-a-Lid-Italy-Workshop-of-Guido-Durantino-Date--1540s-School-Urbino-majolica

Flask with a Lid, Italy – Workshop of Guido Durantino

1540’s Urbino majolica

 

 

Raku Ceramics-by Helen Rondell at Studiopottery.co

Raku portal vase – Ceramics-by Helen Rondell at Studiopottery.co

Pottery Raku Rapture’

 

 

Roger Capron public sculpture - Vallauris

Roger Capron castle courtyard sculpture – Vallauris

 

 

Aqua-by-serax-ceramic-sets

Aqua by Serax ceramic sets

‘Calming ceramic vessels – greens, white, black’

 

 

Shinobu-Hashimoto-chopstick-ceramic rests

Shinobu Hashimoto chopstick ceramic rests with speckled iron

 

 

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

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

‘Charles Catteau – Art Deco ceramics master’

 

 

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

‘Deap Teal’, by elephant ceramics

 

 

ScottJacobsonGallery_Yves_Boucard ceramic winged bench

Yves Boucard ceramic winged bench

Scott Jacobson Gallery

‘The Ceramic Furniture of Hun-Chung Lee’

 

 

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

Shinobu Hashimoto—iron black slender rectangle dish

‘Functional pottery – flora and cuisine’

 

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

Shinobu Hashimoto-rice bowl with umeboshi plum side dish

Functional pottery – flora and cuisine

 

 

constructivist black and white teapot

Constructivist black and white teapot

 

 

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

‘3 Tears for Kerin’ vase – Jenny Orchard

‘Adorable clay mutations – Jenny Orchard’

 

 

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

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

 

 

Annie-Peaker-photo-Christine-Cox-@potfest

Annie Peaker with her Hare and Tortoise sculpture

photo-Christine-Cox-@potfest

‘Bunnies of fortune’

 

4,200-yr-old-Silver-cups-with-linear-Elamite-lady

4,200 yr old Silver cup with linear Elamite lady

Marvdasht, Pars Province

‘Intriguing artifacts of the ancients’

 

 

Muscle Beach, Venice,  California acrobatis

Muscle Beach, Venice,  California, 1950’s

‘Venice Art Edge, USA’

 

 

Chinese-Qing-Dynasty-porcelain-vase,-MeiPing-form

Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain vase, Mei Ping form

‘Emperor Qianlong’s hidden Palace’

 

Joan-Miro-Personnage-More abstract ceramic bust

‘Personnage More’ – Joan Miro

 

 

Italian-pottery-hand-painted-VTG-Desimone-Italian-Pottery-Hand-Painted-Vase-Decanter

Italian pottery hand painted vintage Desimone Vase/Decanter

 

 

Russell-Akerman-morecambe-summer-sunset

Russell Akerman photo – Morecambe summer sunset, Lancashire

‘Russell Ackerman – Lancaster potter’

 

 

Josephine-Baker-Paris-1931 signed postcard

Josephine Baker postcard – Paris, 1931

‘Josephine Baker captivates the Jazz Age’

 

 

Peter-Hermansson-glass art modernist vessels

Peter Hermansson modernist glass art

‘Modernist glass arts – Sweden’

 

 

Dolorosa_Sinaga_Sufi-Dancer-foil-sculpture

Dolorosa Sinaga – ‘Sufi Dancer’ foil sculpture

‘Figurative Dance sculptures and art’

 

Ricky-Maldonado-pottery vase

Ricky Maldonado pottery
beatricewood.com
‘Hearts of clay’

 

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

Carlos Luna – ‘Irregular Plate’  1997

‘Dish, Charger, Plate’

 

 

Buthaud-René-craquelure-vase with nude female motif

René Buthaud craquelure vase

‘French ceramic excellence – Rene Buthaud, Jean Mayodon’

 

 

porcelain-horse-with-rider-Alvino-Bagni

Mid Century porcelain horse with rider – Alvino Bagni

‘Modernist marvels from the Mid-Century’

 

 

amphora-art-nouveau-ceramic-ewer,-czechoslovakia,-early-20th-century,-pear-shaped,-with-short-spout,-the-handle-formed-as-a-gilt-dragon

Amphora Art Nouveau Ewer with gilt dragon handle

Czechoslovakia, early 20th century,

‘Bohemian Amphora splendour’

 

 

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

‘Agget’ by Egon Moller Nielsen

‘Fun sculptures of the playground’

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

American Museum of Ceramic Art – terracotta bull

‘AMOCA – 10 year anniversary’

 

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

Art Deco – ‘Afternoon Tea’ —  Clarice Cliff Colourway

‘Clarice Cliff Art Deco: The André Aerne Collection’

 

Andy-Nasisse---Pink-Cookie-Jar---Sherrie-Gallery

Andy Nasisse — Pink Cookie Jar

Sherrie Gallery

‘Collecting Cookie and Biscuit Jars’

 

Aboriginal artist Penny Evans #383 Estaurine Ceramic Bowl

Penny Evans #383 Estaurine Ceramic Bowl

‘Indigenous Australian arts compilation’

Curvy Capital-Gate-Building-Abu-Dhabi

Capital Gate Building, Abu Dhabi

‘Seeing Red’

 

 

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

Carlos Luna – ‘War Giro’

2005

 

 

Luigi-Garoli-pottery-pot-70-years-old-valentini-plate

Luigi Garoli for Ceramica Arcore, Italy

‘Contemporary art plates and platters’

 

 

Chinesisches_Haus_SanssouciDrottningholm,-Sweden

Chinesisches Haus – Sanssouci Drottningholm, Sweden

 

 

Creekside-Pottery-lidded-vessel

Creekside Pottery

‘Ceramic vessels and lids

 

 

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

Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra, 1934

‘Art Deco in the movies’

 

 

Ela-Cindor-brooch---Pearls,-gold,-newspaperContemporary-Art-Jewelry

Ela Cindor brooch — Pearls,-gold, newspaper

‘Beguiling ornamental brooches’

 

 

 

Enlightened-one-vichar-vichar

‘Enlightened One’ – Dhokra sculpture – Vichar Vichar

‘Dhokra tribal art’

 

--fashion-editorial-photography-vogue-brazil-Julia-Frauche-stars-in-the-story-'Belle-dejour'-for-October-Issue-of-Vogue-Brazil,-photographed-by-Zee-Nunes

Vogue Brazil – Julia Frauche – photographed by Zee Nunes

‘Street Cred visuals’

 

 

 

 

French Art Nouveau iridescent arabesque vase

 

 

Frida-Kahlo-coming-down-the-stairs-Mexico,-1944

Frida Kahlo, Mexico, 1944

 

 

 

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

Gabriel Argy Rousseau Egyptian Revival vase

‘Egyptian Revival Art’

 

 

Gotham in Olive,-Motawi Tileworks ceramic wall tile

‘Gotham in Olive’, Motawi Tileworks

‘Creative Ceramic Tile’

 

 

Ascoli Piceno State Archaeological Museum

Giuseppe Maria Matricardi plate

Ascoli Piceno State Archaeological Museum

 

 

 

greek-minoan-art-hand-painted-double-spout-pottery

Repro Greek Minoan aquatic theme hand painted double spout pot

‘Minoan Pottery’

 

 

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

‘Helmut Schmidt II’ by Rainer Fetting

artnet

‘Contemporary sculptural busts’

 

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

Belgian Henry van de Velde Vase. 1903

 

 

 

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

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

‘Perusing the poster arts’

 

 

Chia-Heng-Hsieh,--medium--Lusterware,-technique--coil-building,fire-at-high-temperature,

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

 

 

Rajasthan-Indian-Female Dancing

Rajasthan Indian Female Dancing

‘Figurative dance sculptures and art’

 

 

Picasso-Madoura-large handled vase with bullfight motif

Picasso Madoura large handled vase

‘Pablo Picasso Ceramics: The Madoura Collection’

 

 

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

 

 

Lenci's-Ceramics--carnival-venizi-harlequin-figurines

Lenci’s Ceramics — Carnival Venizi harlequin figurines

 

 

Jeanne-Mammen-at-work-in-her-studio.-1946-

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

1946

 

 

 

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

Leonardi Rovereto — Flared conical vase

 

 

 

Les céramiques fauves---Maurice de Vlaminck

‘Les céramiques fauves’ — Maurice de Vlaminck

The Art of ‘ism’s

 

 

Lina-Viktor-gilded-art

Lina Vikto

‘Gilded cosmic gyrations of Lina Viktor’

 

 

 

Liza-Riddle---coil-built-ceramics

Liza Riddle

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

 

 

 

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

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

‘Sixties quest for the elusive Eden’

 

 

 

Mari Simmulson, designer for Upsala Ekeby, Sweden

‘It’s a potters world.’

 

 

Dance-Foto-Vadim-Stein

Photo Vadim Stein

‘Sculptural Dance Figures’

 

 

axe,-carved-from-basalt-stone.-Mexico,-circa-600---900-CE

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

 

 

Michael-Thacker-'Inclusion'-via-bilsandrye

Michael Thacker – ‘Inclusion’

 

 

MyungJin-Kim,-Artist,-Cloud-Jar-(front),-2009

Jin-Kim Myung, ‘Cloud Jar’

2009

 

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

Rahel Ungwanaka ‘Ankarta’ 2005

Queensland Art Gallery

‘Australian clayarts – wildlife fauna, flora, landscapes’

 

 

 

Royal Dux Art-deco ceramic figurine

Royal Dux Art-deco ceramic figurine

‘Czech, Bohemia Clayarts’

 

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Inverloch mermaid

 

Winged mermaid at the stern of the stone barge at Vizcaya Mansion. Photo by seekingmuse

Winged mermaid at the stern of the stone barge at Vizcaya Mansion.

Photo by seekingmuseI

 

 

Nouveau siren of Inverloch

 

I was randomly exploring the southern Victorian coastline with Google Earth and admiring the ariel sculptural patterns, which were displaying a tremendous array of textures and colours. Near Inverloch, which is a coastal town on the edge of Bass Strait facing Tasmania, I noticed what alluded to be a large figurative form of a mermaid near the shoreline, albeit with a Brancusi like reductionist form and cubist face, gracefully swimming out to sea from the channel of an inlet. It didn’t require much of a stretch of the imagination to see the impressionistic feminine siren and with some light and contrast enhancement and further editing she looked alive (see below).
Around fourteen months later, I was intrigued to see that a cruise liner called ‘Norwegian Star’ had mysteriously became stranded at Inverloch while on a cruise to New Zealand. After a few days trying to get cruising again, and to the distress of its 7000 passengers, it had to be towed over 150 kms back to Melbourne for maintenance, before resuming its trip.
At least the Norwegian Star fared better than the fate of the Amazon, which in 1863, on its way to Mauritius, lost its sails in a wild gale and ended up shipwrecked on the beach at Inverloch near the now aptly named Wreck Creek. At low tides it can still be seen, embedded about 3 meters in the sand. Maybe that’s why the Inverloch siren has an Art Nouveau era coiffure, as that style was emerging around the latter half of the 19th century. Som local sailors avoid navigating this inlet as quite a few smaller boats have sunk there.

 

Inverloch-mermaid-capture from Google Earth @Veniceclayartists

Inverloch Mermaid (bottom right) from Google Earth

Bass Strait, Inverloch, Victoria

The white specks on the left are dwellings on the coastal fringe.

 

 

Inverloch-Mermaid-swimming in jade waters

Inverloch Sirene – see original at end of post

 

 

Norwegian Star cruise ship stranded in Inverloch

Norwegian Star cruise ship stranded at Inverloch in Feburary, 2017, currently sailing around the Mediterranean from Venice.

 

 

 

Mermaid sculpture on pier --Mermaid Harbor Norfolk VA

Mermaid sculpture — Mermaid Harbor. Norfolk VA

bobistraveling

 

 

Mermaids and tales from the ages

 

Seafarers of old feared mermaids because of their reputation for being able to enchant sailors and lure them into the water. The allure of a sirens voice made sailors steer off course.

In the book Physiologus, written in the Fifth Century AD in Greek by an unknown author, there is a portion dedicated to “The Nature of the Mermaid” which states:

This marvel dwells in an unstable place where the water subsides.
She sinks ships and causes suffering,
She sings sweetly —this siren—and has many voices,
Many and resonant, but they are very dangerous.
Sailors forget their steering because of her singing;
They slumber and sleep and wake too late,
And the ships sink in a whirlpool and cannot surface anymore.

 

Midsummer Night’s Mermaid Dream

William Shakespeare wrote Midsummer Night’s Dream between 1590 and 1594. In it, he writes:

“I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin’s back,
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song;
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres
To hear the sea-maid’s music.”

 

 

White mermaid sculpture with mosaic background adorning the bar at Caesar’s Palace Hotel

Las Vegas

 

Coastal Mermaid sculpture near the promenade of the town of La Coruña in Spain's Galicia region

Mermaid sculpture near the promenade of the town of La Coruña in Spain’s Galicia region

Photo – Eric Nathan –  Alamy

In 1493, Christopher Columbus wrote in the ships journal that he spotted three mermaids rising high from the sea. The infamous English pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) reported seeing mermaids while sailing. Bartholomew Angelicus, in De Propietatibus Rerum, written in the 13th Century described a mermaid, and told of her stealing sailors from their ships.

 

 

Waylande Gregory Large Art Deco-Phoenician Style Melusine Ceramic Vase

Waylande Gregory Large Art Deco-Phoenician Style Melusine Vase

1930’s

 

 

'Atargatis'-by-Virginia-Lee mermaid blue aura

‘Atargatis’ by Virginia Lee.

 

Atargatis was a Syrian Goddess of fertility, love, motherhood, and the sea and sky. She was sometimes depicted as a mermaid. The first appearance of mermaids in human culture seems to have occurred about 1000 BC in Assyria (roughly equivalent to present-day Syria plus the northern area of Iraq). In the mythology of Assyria, the beautiful fertility goddess Atargatis, became a mermaid after casting herself into a lake.

Atargatis eventually became known to the Greeks as Aphrodite Derceto and incorporated into Greek mythology. Greek mythology then expanded on the concept of mermaids, including in part the Nereids, the Tritons, the Sirens and Thessalonike (sister of Alexander the Great)

 

 

 

Mermaid-Sculpture-Klaipeda, Lithuania on Baltic Sea

Baltic Sea mermaid sculpture – Klaipeda, Lithuania

 

 

Ian Thomas antique mermaid statue on Lord Street in Southport England

Ian Thomas antique mermaid statue on Lord Street in Southport, England

 

 

Lusignan_Relief of The Château de Lusignan

Melusine relief – The Château de Lusignan

 

 

Figural Zinc mermaid holding child Fountain

Figural Zinc mermaid fountain – the water spouts from the merboy holding a conch shell

 

 

 

Art Nouveau Porcelain and bronze mermaid pitcher with floral decoration

Art Nouveau Porcelain and bronze mermaid pitcher

 

 

Maui-Mermaid wood carved sculpture with baby turtles

Maui Mermaid wood carved sculpture

Hawaii

 

 

Jean Mayodon ceramic mermaid and merman sculpture

Jean Mayodon ceramic mermaid and merman sculpture

Lebreton Gallery San Francisco

 

 

Mermaid sculpture at the Blue Mermaid

Forlorn looking mermaid sculpture at the Blue Mermaid

San Francisco

 

Tri footed mermaid cup_---Irina Zaytceva

Mermaid cup — Irina Zaytceva

 

 

Rene Lalique statuette in 1920 Naïade (Large-Mermaid)

Rene Lalique frosted glass Naïade (Large-Mermaid) statuette, 1920

This was used for a car mascot in 1925

 

 

Jean-Pierre-Augier mermaid sculpture

Jean Pierre Augier

 

 

Leopold Park bathing Mermaid Statue.Photo © by Jan Poppe

Leopold Park Mermaid Statue.

Photo © by Jan Poppe

 

 

Seated mermaid-statue next to a lake - sculpture Madrid, Spain

Seated mermaid statue next to a lake

Madrid, Spain

 

'Guanabara Mitológica'-sculpture by Remo Bernucci with elevated ocean views

Mermaid ‘Guanabara Mitológica’  – sculpted by Remo Bernucci

 

 

The Littlest Mermaid Nina Winters-Sculptures

‘The Littlest Mermaid’  –  Nina Winters

 

 

Trafalgar-Square-mermaid-statue-created-by-William-McMillan-and-Sir-Charles-Wheeler

Trafalgar Square mermaid statue

Created by William McMillan and Sir Charles Wheeler for the fountains designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens

 

 

Annabelle---Nathalie-Seguin-ceramic sculpture bronze colour naked female figure

‘Annabelle’ by Nathalie Seguin

 

 

High-Tide---John-Morris-Sculptures - chic mermaid

‘High Tide’ – John Morris Sculptures

 

 

 

Decorative Mermaid Sculpture Figurine by HS white with flesh tone and gold highlights

 Decorative Mermaid Sculpture  Figurine by HS

 

Porcelain-Mermaid-and-Dolphin-Vase

Art Nouveau Porcelain Mermaid and Dolphin Vase

 

 

 

Lifesize Blue Mermaid Figurehead sculpture on bow of ship

Lifesize Mermaid Figurehead sculpture on bow of ship

 

 

lasirene_Marie Madeleine Gautier sculpture

‘La sirene’ – Marie Madeleine Gautier

 

 

French Mid-Century Modern black Ceramic 'Sirene' Lampbase Black Glaze, Blin Style

French Mid-Century Modern black Ceramic ‘Sirene’ Lampbase Black Glaze, Blin Style

 

 

Erte-twin-mermaids-sculpture with gold fins

Erte twin mermaids sculpture

 

Driftwood-female river Sculpture by Debra Bernier

Driftwood Sirene Sculpture by Debra Bernier

 

 

Water Woman-2017-Wangechi Mutu

‘Water Woman ‘ —  Wangechi Mutu

Gladstone Gallery NY -2017

Photo David Regen

 

 

Delphin-Massier-successfully-united-Art Nouveau forms-with-an-Islamic-influenced-glaze,

Delphin Massier Art Nouveau female figure vase with Islamic lustre glaze

 

 

Three Daydream-Island-mermaid-sculptures on the waters edge by David Joffe

Daydream Island mermaid sculptures by David Joffe

 

 

Art Nouveau figural table lamp with two mermaids and green glass lamp shade, c1900

Art Nouveau figural table lamp with two mermaids,

c1900

 

 

Belle Epoque Carved Agate Pearl Gold 'Naiad and Sturgeons' Jewelled brooch

Belle Epoque brooch – Carved Agate, Pearl, Gold ‘Naiad and Sturgeons’

 

 

 

Light green coloured Bronze mermaid fountain, University of Birmingham, England

 Bronze mermaid fountain, University of Birmingham, England

 

 

 

Bronze seated mermaid-fountain in a garden pond

Bronze seated mermaid fountain in garden pool

 

 

 

Cast Bronze Mermaid Door Pull by Vadim Androusov 40’s

DRAGONETTE LTD

 

 

Ocean Breakers (The Sound) – Swiss symbolist painter Arnold-Bocklin.

1879

 

 

Mermaid Riding Seahorse Sculpture by Sergio Bustamante

Mermaid Riding Seahorse Sculpture by Sergio Bustamante

 

 

Mermaid sculptural Shaped Solid Patinated Bronze Sconce, France, 1950s

Mermaid Shaped Solid Patinated Bronze Sconce, France, 1950’s

Ist dibs

 

 

Jean-Mayodon-jade green ceramic Mermaid sculpture

Jean Mayodon

 

 

Mermaid with Trident Dish Nyland Gunnar 1944

Mermaid with Trident Dish Nyland Gunnar

1944

 

Terracotta Mexican Mermaid Sirena by Teyacapan,-via Flickr

Terracotta Mexican Mermaid Sirena

photo by Teyacapan, via Flickr

 

 

 

Mid-Century Modern Rene Buthaud French Ceramic Glazed Vase - BERTIL BERNHARDT-Miami

Mid-Century Modern Rene Buthaud French Ceramic Glazed Vase

BERTIL BERNHARDT, Miami

 

 

Minton-Majolica-putti-&-mermaid-merman-figural pitcher

Minton Majolica putti & mermaid-merman pitcher

 

 

Porcelain Mermaid Vase

White porcelain Mermaid Vase

 

 

oblong-dish-made-of-earthenware,-decorated-with-a-siren

Oblong dish made of earthenware, decorated with a siren in gray-turquoise  – Edouard Cazaux

Circa 1950-1955

 

 

 

Alkisti-Nicolaou-Hadjiyianni--Mermaid-of-Porto-Bello,-Limassol

Alkisti Nicolaou Hadjiyianni — Mermaid of Porto Bello, Limassol

 

 

Thailand outdoor-mermaid-sculpture, Chang-Mai

Thailand outdoor mermaid sculpture with creepers, Chang Mai

 

 

 

Turquoise Royal-Dalton-Hand-Painted-Mermaid-Vase with gold twin handles

Royal Dalton Hand painted mermaid vase

 

 

white mermaid on rock sculpture

Large white mermaid statue

Philosophy Antiques and Design, Laguna Beach

 

 

serenias-lindas-Christian-Schloe

Christian Schloe mermaid oil painting

 

 

Sergio Bustamante mermaid sculpture

Sergio Bustamante siren sculpture

 

 

 

Mermaid-Vase-Modern-Pottery--Jonathan-Adler

Mermaid Vase Modern Pottery — Jonathan Adler

 

 

Vintage-Royal-Haeger-Mermaid-Planter

Vintage Royal Haeger Mermaid Planter

14 inches tall

 

 

Warszawska-Syrenka-sculpture - siren with a shield and sword

Warszawska Syrenka sculpture, Poland

 

 

mermaid-statue-sculpture-Hebei,-China-D&Z-Sculpture

Bronze mermaid statue sculpture at seaside

Hebei, China D&Z Sculpture

 

 

medieval,-Mermaid,ceramic plate -1475-1500,-The-Victoria-and-Albert-Museum

Medieval Mermaid plate,  1475 –  1500,

The Victoria and Albert Museum

 

Inverloch swimming mermaid - Veniceclayartists

Original Google Earth image – click to expand

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Lee-Hensberg hand paintd vase--freakalee-ceramics

Lee Hensberg – Freakalee Ceramics

 

 

 

Lee Hensberg butter dish

Freakalee Ceramics

 

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

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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

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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

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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

 

 

 

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Clarice Cliff art deco pottery

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‘Bizarre’-‘Clouvre-Tulip’-pattern vase Height 23-15-inches

Clarice Cliff ‘Bizarre’-‘Clouvre Tulip’ pattern vase

Height 23.15-inches  Christies

 

 

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Clarice Cliff centerpiece art deco bowl in the ‘Fantasque’-‘Floreat’ pattern

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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

 

 

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Clarice Cliff large jardiniere–‘Bizarre’ – ‘Marigold’ pattern

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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

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Clarice Cliff pair-of-clarice-cliff-bookends-In-the-'Fantasque'-'Apples'-pattern

Art Deco Clarice Cliff pair of bookends — ‘Fantasque’ ‘Apples’ pattern

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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

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'Bizarre'-'Rhodanthe'-pattern-vases,-Clarice-Cliff

‘Bizarre’ ‘Rhodanthe’ pattern vases – Clarice Cliff

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CEramic vase 'Bizarre'-'Rhodanthe'-pattern,---Clarice-Cliff

 

 

‘Bizarre’ ‘Rhodanthe’ pattern,—Clarice Cliff

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Clarice Cliff jug ‘Bizarre’ pattern

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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

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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

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Clarice-Cliff-art deco pottery vessels

Clarice Cliff ceramic vessels – ‘Latona Mushroom’, the second ‘Fantasque’ ‘Broth’, the third ‘Latona Thistle’

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Clarice Cliff ceramic wares

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Clarice Cliff vase ‘Nuage’ pattern, isis shape

1928-1936 —  Christies

 

Clarice-Cliff-conical-sugar-shifters

Clarice Cliff conical sugar shifters

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Clarice-Cliff-jug-In-the-‘Bizarre’-‘Caprice’-pattern,-lotus-shape

Clarice Cliff jug — ‘Bizarre’ ‘Caprice’ pattern, lotus shape

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Five Clarice Cliff wares — ‘Original Bizarre’ pattern, comprising three vases, a footed centerpiece bowl and an octagonal jam pot and cover

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Clarice Cliff tablewares Various patterns and shapes comprising: two fern pots, a jug, and a jam pot and cover

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 clarice cliff centerpiece bowl -In-the-‘Fantasque’-‘Circles-&-Squares’-pattern,

Clarice Cliff centerpiece bowl  In the ‘Fantasque’ ‘Circles & Squares’ pattern

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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,

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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

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Two Clarice Cliff tea sets, a jam pot and cover, and a cake stand

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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’

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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

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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.

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Clarice Cliff Art Deco vases – Comprising a ‘Fantasque Bizarre’ ‘Xanthic’ vase & ‘Bizarre’ ‘Xavier’ vase

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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

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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

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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’

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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’

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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