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Striking clayart designs featuring Monochrome




Large incised vase – Tjinpuna William



Alluring clayart emphasis using the black and white, monochromatic aesthetic.


The heightened contrast that is inherent in monochromatic imagery possesses a unique charm and attraction. The enhanced vivacity and extreme tonality of designs in black and white encourages a refreshing perception and appreciation of the emboldened shape and lines that emerge. Becoming confronting and raw, this leads to a sharper definition and clarity, creating the presence of a more definative statement.

Pattern and textures become more enlivened with the higher contrast and the reduced distractions that occur from the absence of colours.

We are constantly reminded of this phenomenon by the natural appearance of shadows and their ability to display a stark contrast, creating a minimilist appearance that can be very captivating.

Here is a compilation of art displaying the enticing emphasis that is possible using a black and white aesthetic.





Wedgwood – Lee Broom products design




‘Arches Vase’ — Matthew Ward




Vintage Black and White ovoid ceramic  vessel  —  Alejandra Jones



Andrew-Ludick-ceramic vessels

Andrew Ludick





Barbara Pfeiffer ceramic black and white raku fish




Between Painting and Sculpture – Handmade Oval Ceramic Forms by Jun Kaneko

Handmade Oval Ceramic Forms by Jun Kaneko



Christiane Barbato black and white serving bowl

 Black and white serving bowl  —  Christiane Barbato



Cmielow serwis Antyki i Sztuka Strona 2 Allegro

Cmielow Serwis —  Antyki I Sztuka Strona —  Allegro



Colleen Halford Ceramics

Colleen Halford Ceramics



Virgil Ortiz-Taboo-contemporary-ceramic-art

Virgil Ortiz – ‘Taboo’




Antonia Campi

Antonia Campi —  ceramic jug




Vintage Black White striped pitcher




Bulbous vase with Peau-de-serpent (“snakeskin”) glaze  —  Rene Buthard





Nicolas Contreras



‘Hanè with gesture’

Beverly Morrison  – White Stoneware Satin Glaze




CBacon — Pottery vase in the wild



Dish with Harbour Scene circa 1990

Stoneware off white slip over a textured surface with black grey and yellow painted and incised –John Maltby



Eckhard Engler vase

Eckhard Engler vase



Glazing Ceramics with Wood Ashes the Japanese Nuka Glaze

Press-Moulded Bottle, Shoji Hamada, 1963

Japanese Nuka Glaze using Wood Ashes




Sylvie Godart — tree motif vase




Gorrogarah Binjdil — overcast tea tree creek dish



Designer Diarra Bousso



Alex Hodge We Belong Only to Ourselves Hand Built and Carved Porcelain Vase

Alex Hodge — ‘We Belong Only to Ourselves’

Hand Built and Carved Porcelain Vase



Cone Bowl Overlaping Lines Penny Fowler

Cone Bowl Overlaping Lines — Penny Fowler




Lemaire Gregoire ceramic vase

Lemaire Gregoire



Lurking Crab Bowl

Lurking Crab Bowl – C Bacon




Pam Dodds His Miracle hand thrown turned and cut porcelain

Pam Dodds — ‘His Miracle’ hand thrown turned and cut porcelain



Matthew Ward Studio-pair of ceramic bottles

Matthew Ward Studio



Pairing Elements Lindsay Rogers Ceramics

Pairing Elements —  Lindsay Rogers Ceramics



Scheurich Lora. Schlossberg Fat Lava vase

Scheurich — Lora Schlossberg Fat Lava vase




Schlossberg — ‘Roulette’ vase


Barbara Billoud french ceramicist

Barbara Billoud





‘Reimagining the Divine as You’

Sgrafitto bottle – Alex Hodge

This vessel is a part of the series Unsung Muses and references art historical imagery such as Botticelli’s Venus, the Minoan Snake Goddess, Hera, and the Three Muses



Slab built stoneware vessels are by German artist Monika Debus

Slab built stoneware vessels — Monika Debus



Elizabeth-Kendall-EK Ceramics

Elizabeth Kendall Black and White  ceramic containers



Hand painted Wine bottle art

Hand painted Wine bottle art




Irene Vase  — Zbigniew Śliwowska Wawrzyniak




Jun-Kaneko Dango sculpture

Jun Kaneko Dango sculpture



Kare Berven Fjeldsaa-1955.

Kare Berven Fjeldsaa





Pablo Picasso – Chouette, 1957




Kristy Jo Beber – Fish Plate



tusk rhino trail

Tusk Rhino Trail, London



Pichet Gothique aux feuilles, Picasso,

Pichet Gothique aux feuilles, Picasso

1952, Ist Dibs



Vicky-Lindo Oh I on wangs could rise

Vicky Lindo —  ‘Oh that I on wings could rise’



Vintage 50s RUSCHA GRAPHIS Vase Kurt Tschorner West German Pottery Fat Lava

Vintage 50s RUSCHA GRAPHIS Vase Kurt Tschorner West German Pottery



Ron Mello Lidded ceramic sgrafitto vessel

Ron Mello — Lidded ceramic sgrafitto vessel




Rupert Jack sgraffito vase




Monika Debus — slab built stoneware vessel



Sodeisha Legend Yagi Kazuo early White Flower Vase

Yagi Kazuo ‘Early White Flower’ Vase




Sculptral vessel from ceramic artist Nicholas Arroyave



th2studio ceramic plate

th2studio ceramic plate




Tim Christensen sgrafitto lidded jar



Danish modernist decorative plate wall decoration centerpiece Large Black And White Ceramic Wall Plate Centerpiece Starck Andersen 1950s

Danish modernist decorative large Black And White Ceramic Wall Plate Centerpiece –Starck Andersen




Vivka and Otto Heino

Vivka and Otto Heino



White Felix Bowl Set -- Mathew Ward

White Felix Bowl Set — Mathew Ward



Yvette Glaze -- Shadow Play

Yvette Glaze — Shadow Play



Zsolnay Hand painted vase with BIRD decor

Zsolnay Hand painted BIRD decor vase



Ceramic Black and White Spaniel Dog Decorative Sculpture Italy 1960s

Black and White Spaniel Dog Sculpture

Italy 1960s



Aguilart  Decoracion Moderna


Tim Christensen Grasslands vase

Tim Christensen ‘Grasslands’ vase



Sally-Russell totem black white

Sally Russell totem black white





Ruscha Scheurich Fat Lava




Sue Scobie, NZ




Kim Ceramik crackle glaze vase



Georgie Gardiner b;ack and white vessel

Georgie Gardiner black and white vessel




Sarah-Cihat line series

Sarah Cihat porcelain



Contemporary Abstract sculpture, Sheryl Zacharia, Rocking Triangle

Abstract sculpture, Sheryl Zacharia– ‘Rocking Triangle’



Rick-Rudd ceramic bottle

Rick-Rudd ceramic bottle




Martyna Nysk Photography

 Andrea and Rozarka

Martyna Nysk Photography




Georges Braque — Stylized Dove sculpture



ceramic mugs etched and painted by hand in traditional designs by Acoma Pueblo Potter Diedra Romero

Pair of eramic mugs — Etched and painted by hand in traditional designs

Acoma Pueblo Potter Diedra Romero



Robert Lallemant French Art Deco Ceramic Vase 1928

Robert Lallemant — French Art Deco Ceramic Vase





Indigenous Aussie Art Fair Tarnanthi

The 2022 Taranathi Art Fair

14-17 Oct 2022 online

The Tarnanthi Art Fair supports the ethical production and sale of works of art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in Australia



Katherine NgallamettaMinh Punchiy-2020

Katherine Ngallametta — Minh Punchiy





Jay Jurrupula Rostron — ‘Mimih Dancing’

Lino print on silk fabric



Lyarra Lyarra Wren-2022-Anita Ratara

‘Lyarra Lyarra Wren’  – Anita Ratara


Mabu Mayi bush tucker screenprinted cotton in shadow frame 2022

‘Mabu Mayi Bush Tucker’ screenprinted cotton in shadow frame — Miss S. Chiguna



Mayhmayh Bird 2022 Larry Bangarr

‘Mayhmayh Bird— Larry Bangarr



Mima-Smart -- Dreaming-2022

Mima Smart — ‘Dreaming’




Syd Bruce Shortjoe posing with his red tomato and potato cod sculptures made from ghost net and recycled materials.

Photograph: Paul Jakubowski



Adrian Jangala Robertson with this amazing painting Yalpirakinu

Adrian Jangala Robertson —  ‘Yalpirakinu’



Arts-Ceduna -- Beaver Lennon

‘Salt Lake of Gawler Rangers’  —  Beaver Lennon




Christine Tschuna – ‘Rockhole’




Christine Holroyd 22 My Grandpas Body Paint.

Christine Holroyd  —  ‘My Grandpas Body Paint’


I remember my old people. When I was young they all had scarring from initiation on their bodies. Every clan group had their own pattern. I remember my old people painting their bodies with red and white ochre. They painted their bodies every day. You knew what clan group belonged to because of the pattern they painted on their bodies. Nowadays we still paint up only when we dance.


Coiled Pandanus Basket 2021Selina Nadjowh

Coiled Pandanus Basket  —  Selina Nadjowh

2021 –  Injalak Arts and Crafts Aboriginal Corporation



‘Connection To Country’  – Kelly Taylor

Acrylic on canvas —  Arts Ceduna




Michael Mungula — ‘Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella)’

Milingimbi Art and Culture – 2022

This is a Gupapuyŋu clan story which the artist’s father Tom Djäwa also painted. The central circle represents both an emu nesting ground and the lake of Gapuwiyak. Emu (Wurrpaṉ) tracks lead to and from the nest within the vertical and horizontal bands. The Wurrpaṉ’s food (yukuwa) bush berries is also represented. These elements are all part of Gupapuyŋu yaraŋu (public) cosmology.


Ngalmangiyi Long Necked Turtle 2022 Connie Nayinggul

‘Ngalmangiyi Long Necked Turtle’ — Connie Nayinggul




‘Turtle Plate’ — Graeme Beamish Bonnington




Luke Djalagarrarra ‘Bird’



Mangroves at Night_Maxine Charlie 2018

‘Mangroves at Night’ – Maxine Charlie



Whale Dreaming-2021-Verna Lawrie

‘Whale Dreaming’ — Verna Lawrie




Kija Country screenprinted linen in shadow frame black 2022Rowena Morgan

‘Kija Country’ screenprinted linen in shadow frame  — Rowena Morgan



Marie Manadoblock printed cotton

Marie Manadoblock — printed cotton



Tanya Singer photography

Tanya Singer photography



Sea Turtle With-Fish -- Elliot Koonutta

‘Sea Turtle With Fish’ — Elliot Koonutta




Thepa Ntjaarra Birds 2022 Anita Ratara

Thepa Ntjaarra Birds’ — Anita Ratara



Mervyn Rubuntja etching Yapa Honey Ant Dreaming 2021

Mervyn Rubuntja etching

‘Yapa Honey Ant Dreaming’, 2021



Nancy Jackson and Mrs Burke near Warakurna Western Australia 2011 photo by Rhett Hammerton

Nancy Jackson and Mrs Burke near Warakurna Western Australia, 2011

photo by Rhett Hammerton


Babbarra Womens CentreMududu Mud Crab And Romolo 2022Lucy Yarawanga

Mududu Mud Crab And Romolo  — Lucy Yarawanga-2022

Babbarra Womens Centre


Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala

— presented by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. The major exhibition features two extraordinary works by Manydjarri and his father, Muwarra Ganambarr amongst an ambitious collection of 90 important barks from artists from Yirrkala and surrounding homelands. MAḎAYIN will tour through the United States until 2024, beginning with the Hood Museum at Dartmouth, September 3- December 4, 2022.


Wilson Manydjarri Ganambarr in Milingimbi with Maṉa ga Dhukururru Ancestral Shark and Sacred Rock natural pigments on eucalyptus bark

Wilson Manydjarri Ganambarr in Milingimbi with Maṉa ga Dhukururru Ancestral Shark and Sacred Rock natural pigments on bark



Dhambit Munungurr Ocean detail 2019 natural pigments and acrylic on eucalyptus bark.

Dhambit Munungurr —  ‘Ocean’

–natural pigments and acrylic on eucalyptus bark



Doris Bushartist_outside with her art

Doris Bush Nungarrayi


I blend and overlap colors to bring out the beautiful eye catching effect of ancient art fusing the traditional with the contemporary

Kelly Taylor

“I blend and overlap colors to bring out the beautiful eye catching effect of ancient art fusing the traditional with the contemporary.”



Living on Country Kelly Taylor

‘Living on Country’ — Kelly Taylor



Shortstgallery-Freda-Brady-Ngayuku] Ngura My Country

Freda Brady –  Ngayuku Ngura My Country




Weaving from the Milingimbi artists

Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre


Ngadiyali Russell Wanapuyngu photo-Ben Ward

Ngadiyali Russell Wanapuyngu

photo – Ben Ward




Tony Raguwanga Cameron — ‘Dog’

Gunga (Pandanus Spiralis) fibre sculpture

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts


Mylene Holroyd -- Shell Women 2022

Mylene Holroyd — ‘Shell Women’ 2022



Ashley Fitzgerald

Ashley Fitzgerald



Freshwater story

‘Freshwater story’ – Tony Raguwanga Cameron –  Acrylic on Canvas

Freshwater story paintings of animals and plants that live in freshwater billabongs like Baypinga (Saratoga), Yangura (long necked turtle), Dakuwa (Freshwater crayfish), Madalaytj (Short necked turtle), Baritjar (catfish), Djaykung (filesnake) and Dhatam (water lily). These are all favourite foods for Yolngu.




Vibrant Belgian Designer in Marrakech




Abstract face plate — LRNCE Ceramics  Artist Laurence Leenaert

Marrakech, Morocco



Laurence Leenaert


Leenaert discovers her designer trajectory in Morocco


As a creative free spirit, lured by the abundance of sunshine, arid climes, swaying palms and the rich artisan tradition of the North African Maghreb, Laurence Leenaert arrived in Marrakesh on an intuitive wim and a prayer carrying not much except her sewing machine and a desire for more exotic artistic expression. Maybe she was seeking inspiration from a distant, orientalist mystique similar to the likes of Matisse, Delacroix, Laurent and Lichfield. This spontaneous decision has proved to be very fortuitous because she now has a burgeoning design empire manifested from a love for the local tribal arts and their traditional materials, while managing to encounter the right people at the right time. This also included applying her natural design talents and the knowledge that she aquired from past studies in Fashion Design at Kask, in Ghent and a productive internship at Bless in Berlin.



‘Shens’ painting  — LRNCE


Favouring rich, grounded, earthy palettes, highlighted by freewheeling, minimalist line drawings in Piccaso, Miro modernist styles while infused with Morrocan tribal patterns and ritualistic symbols, Leenaerts multidisciplinary designs exude a joy and respect for the local artisans she readily embraced. Her diverse product line now includes textiles, ceramics, clothing, wall hangings, rugs and furniture based on impulsive, resorceful local collaborations, beautifully handcrafted by a broad collection of resident artists.

Founded in 2013, LRNCE has become the lifestyle brand that Leenaert had dreamt of while back in Belgium and has astutly brought into fruition.



Lrnce ceramic vase




Jacquard Fabric Chairlrnce objects chair




Lrnce Studio bottle vase



Lrnce-Studio-Neas Terra Cotta' Cotton Jacket

‘Neas Terra Cotta’ Cotton Jacket with Jacquard Fabric




LRNCE-studio-ceramic vessel

LRNCE Hand painted vase



lrnce wall painting and decor

lrnce wall painting and decor




Hand painted twin handled vase by Laurence Leenaert

Hand painted twin handled vase with relief panel

Laurence Leenaert



Henri Matisse Zorah on the Terrace 1912 Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Moscow

Henri Matisse ‘Zorah on the Terrace’, 1912

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow



LRNCE soft furnishings and ceramics




lrnce – ‘Le Palmier’ vase

height 24 ins




Lrnce ceramic charger



LRNCE hand painted ceramic vases and objects



Woven Jacquard Fabric Pouffelrnce textiles pouffes - Hanif

 Pouffe – lrnce textiles pouffes  – Woven Jacquard Fabric –  Hanif




lrnce ceramic vessels



Laurence Leenaert in Marrakech courtyard



lrnce ceramics plates

Four handpainted LRNCE plates




Laurence in her Marrakech studio

photo by Jack Johns



LRNCE embroided-hanging

LRNCE embroided cotton hanging




Large ‘Chetan’ vase – LRNCE




Embroided cotton wall hanging – Lrnce



Ayoub wearing the Anwar shirt - Lrnce studio

Ayoub wearing the Anwar shirt



lrncem ceramics abstract-fruit dish

lrnce ceramic abstract fruit dish




Laurence Leenaert line drawing on vases




Morrocan vases by LRNCE



Scene de campagne.-1971

‘Scene de campagne’ — Jacques Azema



1855 Moroccan Saddles His Horse Hermitage Museum Eugene_Ferdinand_Victor_Delacroix

‘Moroccan Saddles His Horse’  Eugene Delacroix – 1855

Hermitage Museum



Lrnce Morroccan pottery

Lrnce – modernist pottery



lrnce burnt orange glazed pottery

Lrnce – rich orange glaze pottery



a royal palace in Morocco Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant

‘A Royal Palace in Morocco’ — Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant




Embroided cushion — lrnce




French Tribal Dance ovoid vessel



Large Saladier bowls



lrnce ceramics bowls Gabriela Hand Painted Ceramic Large Saladier

lrnce ‘Gabriela’ Hand Painted Ceramic Large Saladier



jalil wool embroided on cotten panel

Jalil — wool embroided on cotten framed panel




Large lrnce charger




LRNCE cotten jacket



Marrakech Jemaa El Fna 1990 for Vogue Paris Kristen McMenamy by Peter Lindbergh

Marrakech Jemaa El Fna  — Kristen McMenamy by Peter Lindbergh

1990 Paris Vogue




lrnce store display,  A New Tribe, London



Paul and Talitha Getty in Marrakech courtyard

Paul and Talitha Getty in Marrakech courtyard

photo by Peter Lindbergh, 1970




White wrought iron modernist line chairs – LRNCE




Liberation from The Tyranny of the Inevitable


Amanda Ward - At The Top

Amanda Ward – ‘At The Top’


Marvelous melange of uplifting clayarts.


Presenting a collection of inspired ceramic creativity, unleashed by artists with an innate instinct for free expression, zaniness and feel-good originality. Kitchy clay constructs beyond any pretence that invite you to embrace life by virtue of their frivolous flirtations of flair and brilliance.

A celebration of those who dare to promote a shift in the paradigm to deliver an enriching fullfilment for the aficionados of the quirky, surreal and audacious. During challenging times, indulging in art that’s infused with a free spirit of creative abandon is invariably uplifting and therapeutic. Saluting all worshipers of the whimsy and flamboyant.


leunig---Tyranny of the Inevitable

In Curly Flat, people often change direction and turn off roads to free themselves from the expected way ahead.

escaping ‘The Tyranny Of The Inevitable’ —  Michael Leunig




‘Life Force’ – Michael Leunig




Golden/silver ceramic Sun table lamp by Georges Pelletie



Large Ceramic Sculpture or Lamp Base ‘Toro’ One of a Kind by Dominique Pouchain



jiha-Moon- red lips vessel

Jiha Moon



Clemens Briels Lasenora -- Passionada

Clemens Briels Lasenora — ‘Passionada’




Stacey-Manser-Knight female swimmer drinking cup

Stacey Manser Knight female swimmer drinking cup



Stacey Manser Knightsexy kitten candleholder

Stacey Manser Knight – sexy kitten candle holder



Steve Bicknell turquoise blues figure sculpture

Steve Bicknell — turquoise blue garden figure sculpture




‘The Messy Teddy’ 09 –Agustina Garrigou




The Wings of Love----Reflection of the Soul” by Oleh Lesiuk.

‘The Wings of Love’ —- ‘Reflection of the Soul’ by Oleh Lesiuk




Turquoise Fish Totem garden sculpture

Turquoise Fish Totem garden sculpture



Tigger tiger Naughty Cat by Nolan Windholtz of Round Tree Pottery

Tigger tiger Naughty Cat by Nolan Windholtz of Round Tree Pottery




Vertical Lenticular Jug by Alfajar




Abandoned Spainish church converted into a mural-covered skatepark




Monumental highway vase at Accolay Poterie

Monumental highway vase at Accolay Potterie, France



Accolay Potteries vintage 1960s ceramic vase

Accolay Potteries vintage ceramic vase



Akio Takamori face vessel

Akio Takamori face vessel



Jenny Mendez


Kelly Wearstler-African Sculpture

Kelly Wearstler – African Sculpture




Niki de Saint Phalle — Bete gentille





Alexander Archipenko — ‘Woman with a Fan’




‘Bag Lady Ice Floes’ — Debra Sloan



Beautiful green Mimetite with pseudo cubic orange Wulfenite

Rising Green Duck — Green Mimetite with pseudo cubic orange Wulfenite




Botanically enhanced bust



Birger Johannes Kaipiainen was one of the best known ceramicists in Finland

Birger Johannes Kaipiainen



Bohemian Crystal octopus- designed by Jiri Pacine

Bohemian Crystal metamorphiic marvel octopus- designed by Jiri Pacine



1980s Rosenthal ceramic CABINET PLATE with black white Fornasetti image

 Rosenthal ceramic Cabinet plate with black white Fornasetti image



Bluewater Avery Venus Egg of Time Sculpture

Bluewater Avery ‘Venus Egg of Time’ Sculpture



Ceramic octopus sculpture by JUDY FOX

Octopus sculpture by Judy Fox



Carafe a liqueur de marque Garnier Liqueurs Enghien

Carafe –Garnier Liqueurs, Enghien France

Made in Italy



Cloisonne work Ox TurningUniverse MasterZhang Tonglu

Cloisonne work ‘Ox Turning Universe’ — Master Zhang Tonglu




Colin Burn‘s Pearl Royale chess set

Colin Burn‘s Pearl Royale chess set



Daniel and the Lion in terracotta sculpture by WilliamNewland from the 1950s

Daniel and the Lion in terracotta by WilliamNewland



Figure of a woman ceramic handmade sculpture

‘Figure of a woman’ ceramic handmade sculpture —

Pablo – Art of Toreadors, Bulls



Picasso – ‘Taureau’ terracotta charger plate. 1957


Since his childhood in Spain, Pablo Picasso was an avid fan of bullfighting. He was captivated by the intense interaction between the bull and the matador, the flashy machismo and the theatrical drama. He used the Banderilleros (bullfighters} and bulls as subject matter in numerous paintings, sculpture and ceramic art, displaying his exceptional virtuosity.



Pablo Picasso linocut toros vallauris the matador 1959

Pablo Picasso –  linocut Toros, The Matador

Vallauris, 1958



Pablo Picasso Taureau 1945

Pablo Picasso painting ‘Taureau’



Reclining woman and Picador with guitar Pablo Picasso 1963 MutualArt

‘Les vendangeurs’ (The Grape Harvesters)

A linocut of a reclining  woman and a Picador

Pablo Picasso, 1959


Mostra Picasso MIC Faenza_4300

‘Mostra Picasso’, MIC Faenza



Pablo Picasso-ceramic-centaure-and-face-side-2

Pablo Picasso — ceramic Centaure jug




Pablo PicassoMatador’

Featured at the Picasso Century, NGV, see below



Corrida –  The death of a woman bullfighter




Bull, Skull, Fruit, Pitcher -- Pablo Picasso

Bull, Skull, Fruit, Pitcher — Pablo Picasso



Dominique Pouchain vintage bull sculpture




Terracotta twin handled vase with pastel decor — Pablo Picasso



Ceramic tri-legged-bird-jug

Tri Legged bird jug




Picasso Bull statue, NY



Pablo Picasso zoomorphe vase  ‘La Tarasque’



Picasso 1909 Woman with Mandolin Hermitage St Petersburg

Picasso  — ‘Woman with Mandolin’, 1909

Hermitage, St. Petersburg




Pablo Picasso ceramic sculptures

MIC Faenza, Italy



Bull vessel – Pablo Picasso




Le Carmen des Carmen-1964.

Pablo Picasso — ‘Le Carmen des Carmen’



Picasso-bull lithograph

Picasso – bull lithograph


Picasso-Madoura matadfor charger

Picasso – Madoura Matador charger



Museo Buitrago Ceramic with Bulls Head by Picasso




Model make-up inspired by a Picasso painting




‘Buste de matador’ — Pablo Picasso



Stage Costume-Pablo Picasso-Parade-1917

Stage Costume by Pablo Picasso for Parade, 1917


The Corrida by Pablo Picasso

The Corrida by Pablo Picasso


The Matador bronze sculpture by Rintoul Booth

The Matador bronze sculpture by Rintoul Booth



The Belarussian-born widow of Fernand Léger, Nadia Khodossevitch, donated many works from their private collection to the Soviet goverment in 1955 and this Picasso piece ended up at the Taskent Museum in Uzbekistan.



French MCM bull pitcher/jug



Vintage Jimenez Ceramics California Pottery Bull and Matador

Vintage Jimenez Ceramics, California Pottery Bull and Matador




Vintage Spanish Matador Ceramic Figurine Bull Fighter



Pablo Picasso – ‘Cavalier et cheval’




Pablo Picasso — ‘Gros oiseau corrida’,




Pablo Picasso — Bust of a Woman with Hat



1955 Pablo Picasso Matador and a Bull Ceramics Plate

 Pablo Picasso Matador and a Bull Ceramics Plate

1955  — Chairish



Pablo Picasso_Les Banderilles

Pablo Picasso — ‘Les Banderilles’




Picasso Matado



Blessing With A Bull A Gift For Pablo Picasso Vladimir Fomin

Blessing With A Bull A Gift For Pablo Picasso

Vladimir Fomin



Before The Thrust

Before The Thrust Pablo Picasso


Brutalist Sculpture Matador and Bull MCM VintagePicasso

Brutalist Sculpture of Matador and Bull

MCM Vintage


Bull head rhyton pottery Crete 1500-1450_BC

Bull head rhyton pottery, Crete



ElviraParisi etsyVintage Matador Bull painted figurines toreador ceramic

Vintage Matador Bull painted figurines

Elvira Parisi etsy



Le matador et femme Е loiseau

Le matador et femme Е loiseau – Pablo Picasso



MALAGA SPAIN Woman 1961 in the Museo Picasso Malaga Collection belongs to the extensive series of sheet metal sculptures that Pablo Picasso made in the early 1960s

Museo Picasso Malaga Collection belongs to the extensive series of sheet metal sculptures that Pablo Picasso made in the early 1960s




‘Knight in Armor’  Madoura ceramic charger – Pablo Picasso



Picasso terracotta bull



The Picasso Century at the NGV (National Gallery,Victoria)

10 June to 20 October,2022


‘The Picasso Century’ charts the remarkable career of Pablo Picasso in dialogue with the many artists, poets and intellectuals with whom he intercepted and interacted throughout the 20th century. Exclusively developed for the NGV by the Centre Pompidou and the Musée national Picasso-Paris, the exhibition features close to 90 works by Picasso alongside over 100 works by more than 50 of his contemporaries. Extraordinarily productive until the age of  91, Picasso bestrode the modernist era like a colossus.



‘Three figuress under a tree’ – Picasso Century Exhibition


Bather with beach ball

‘Bather with beach ball’ – Pablo Picasso



Reclining Woman-Picasso photo by Kate-Shanasy

‘Reclining Woman’ – Picasso

photo by Kate Shanasy



‘A very happy picture’ by Dorothea Tanning




Crying Woman umbrella




‘Invisible Lion Horse Sleeping Woman’ – Salvador Dali



Madoura Pottery Vallauris manufacturer Woman lamp vase-1955

Madoura Pottery Vallauris Picasso Woman lamp vase




Picasso –  Vase de fleurs et compotier’ (Vase of flowers and fruit dish)




The Kiss (Le Baiser) – Pablo Picasso




Pablo Picasso’s ‘Portrait of a woman’ (Portrait de femme)




picasso-garden-Picasso and Françoise Gilot in 1951

Picasso and Françoise Gilot in 1951

Picasso Century Exhibition



“La Baie de Cannes –Picasso




Buste De Femme — Pabhlo Picasso



Wifredo Lam painting  ‘SANS TITRE’






Praying Mantis dancing on Divine Breath



What a remarkable array of creatures with artistically diverse designs our planet has been blessed with




Praying Mantis perilously close to a just trimmed Diosma branch




Morning-sun worship – Minnie and Azure


I could see by the way that Minnie and Azure were relishing the early morning sun that it was shining sumptuously. It looked so enticing it made me extrememly motivated to get in the garden, bathe in some sunshine and do the garden maintenance. My meandering, eliptically shaped diosma bush was in dire need of a trim so I began its manicure with some long secateurs.

To my surprise I noticed that a praying mantis, displaying remarkable courage, had come to say hello while I was chpping away. As I was standing there admiring his/hers delicate form and vivid jade colour, it started vibrating enthusiastically on the branch. Filled with deep wonder, I was then amazed when it began to sway on the branch, rocking side to side, giving me the impression that a breeze was blowing, yet I couldn’t feel any sensation of air movement. I grabbed my phone and took a snap (see above) as a testimony to the Sunday morning celebratory solar shuffle of the praying mantis, who had flirted with its mortality to pay a visit.      


diosma-breath of God

Diosma Confetti Bush also known as Divine Breath




Manicured Diosma shrub with large lemon tea tree in background



Sometimes I use the symbiotic combination of fresh diosma mixed with lemon Tea tree for enhancing my breathing. Another great combo is fresh lavender and eucalyptus leaves.



Mantide Geotermica by Fabiosar



Justin Baker-preying mantis on fence

Justin Baker – praying mantis on a fence with a wondefully shaped triangular head



Another fascinatling encounter with an unexpected green visitor.



Kwan yin statue with visiting cicada

 Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the human World (Kwan Yin translation)


I had just finished wrapping up a photoshoot with a model at my home studio and had decided to unwind and meditate. Gradually I began to hear a clicking sound and when I opened my eyes I noticed a cicada, perched on the third eye of my Kwan Yin statue in front of me. I had never seen a cicada in my home before and as I was wondering how it got there, while also admiring its innate sense of symmetry, it suddenly startled me by flying towards me and brushing me between the eyes. Then it proceeded to walk around me as I was sitting cross-legged on the rug, while still making a clicking sound. Welcome to the mystical cicada world.


Life imitating art



Live green lizard of remarkable resemblance getting acquainted with a brass lizard


After publishing this post, a French ceramicist informed  me about the intriguing visitation of a live lizard coming into her home to sit with her lizard sculpture.




Agile gracile opossum  — Giordano Rossi photo



Art Deco crackled and polychrome decorated ceramic vase with eating deer Royal Boch Keramis atelier Catteau Carlo Bonte

Art Deco crackled and polychrome decorated ceramic vase with eating deer Royal Boch Keramis, atelier Catteau

Carlo Bonte




High flying jay by Lasse Kurkela




Snowy owl — photo by Brian Kushner




Bernard Palissy, 1565-85.

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London.



Flying geese



Alex-Maisey Australian Lyre Bird

Alex Maisey  — Foraging Australian Lyre Bird




Sulphur crested cockatoo—Alison Langevad



Australian water-dragon on rock

Aussie water dragon



Bennetts Wallaby snacking on a Casuarina tree for breakfast in Tasmania

Bennetts Wallaby eating a breakfast snack from a Casuarina tree



rare image of blanket octopus

Rare image of a blanket octopus




Sleeping herd of elephants in Yunnan




@yashasnarayan Wild.Arc leopard reclining

Leopard reclining — @yashasnarayan Wild.Arc




‘Woman with fox’ – Jessie Mooy


Sculpture in faience —I try to express the strong bond that exists between animals and humans in a poetic, delicate and lyrical manner using different clays and firing methods. Animals always speak to us with their eyes.



‘Lady with a wild Cat’  — Jessie Mooy




‘Aren’t I Pretty’ by Con Duyvestyn



Chamaleon symmetry

Chamaleon symmetry




Wompoo fruit dove




Friendly octopus in South Africa



red asasssain bugs

Red assassin bugs



Red cushion sea star off the coast of Belize

Red cushion sea star off the coast of Belize



red-fox by Konsta Punkka

 Red fox – photo by Konsta Punkka



Stacey Manse Knight

Stacey Manser Knight – red fox pourer




Large 10.5 inch creamware vase from Amphora Czechoslovakia



kookaburra at water fountain

Kookaburra at water fountain

Rob Clay photo




 Octopus in the Torre Guaceto state nature reserve

photo by Romano Gianluca


Free riding frog on turtle at Padang Indonesia by photographer Yan Hidayat

Freeriding frog on a turtle at Padang Indonesia

photographer Yan Hidayat


Gran Canaria Island--Juan Ramon Rodriguez

Gran Canaria Island–Juan Ramon Rodriguez photographer




Blue banded bees that use buzz pollination

Blue banded bee  using buzz pollination




Blue crowned Motmot



Brush tailed Rock Wallabies Petrogale penicillata having a tender moment in the Little River Gorge in East Gippsland Jim Reside

Cuddling Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies (Petrogale penicillata)

Little River Gorge in East Gippsland — photo Jim Reside


photo by Touhid Parvez Biplob Chestnut tailed starling Sturnia malabarica Satchari National Park

 Chestnut tailed starling Satchari National Park

photo by Touhid Parvez Biplob



vitorb barbosa photo-ILHA_DE_TRINDADE_-

Trinidad crab — Vitorb Barbosa photo




Aynsley English Bone China Hand Painted Butterfly Tea Cup and Saucer Set



Regal ring-necked snake




Eastern spinebill

Nelson Victoria, — photo by John Eley




An emu wandering thru the suburban streets of Adelaide




Blood pheasant




Kangaroos feasting on fruit




Jamie Smith MorvellBlack faced Monarch MonarchToolangi

Black faced Monarch at Toolangi

Photography by Jamie Smith Morvell



Jimmy DVate also painted theseJimmy DVate also painted these colourful GrainCorp silos in Rochester in Victoria

 Colourful grain silo murals —  Jimmy DVate

Rochester in Victoria, Australia


Jonas Gratzer sea turtle

Jonas Gratzer — slow cruising sea turtle



Jurgen Otto-peacock spider

Jurgen Otto – newly discovered peacock spider with Eastern calligraphic like markings



Giraffe in the foresst hand carved wooden bowls by gordon pembridge

‘Giraffe in the forest — hand carved wooden bowl by Gordon Pembridge



konstapunkka@kpunkkaA Short eared owl and Ural owl

[email protected] — Ural owl



Colorful Lady Gouldian Finch

Colorful Lady Gouldian Finch



Lae-cassowary living dinosaur from Queensland

A Lae-cassowary living dinosaur from Queensland rainforest



Hand crafted Lisa Lloyd Bee

Hand crafted Lisa Lloyd Bee




Swamp wallaby joeys



long legged jacana the jesus bird

Long legged Jacana, known as the Jesus bird because it appears to be walking on water



Martyna Nysk Photography Beauty and her wolfie

 ‘Beauty and her wolfie’

Martyna Nysk Photography


Melbourne street artist Jimmy Dvate known for his depictions of the natural world painted the Goorambat silos in Victorias north

Draught horses mural at Goorambat Silos – painted by Jimmy DVate



Noduled Sea Star Patomarazul

Noduled Sea Star  — Patomarazul




Masked Owl


Barn Owl David Cooke Ceramic Sculptures

Barn Owl by David Cooke Ceramic Sculptures




It’s easy to see why the orange bellied parrot (sitting top middle) loves the flowering gum



Papilio machaon the queen of butterflies

Papilio machaon — the queen of butterflies



Tree hugging goanna also known as a lace monitor



Climbing Goanna in Victoria, Australia



Dragonesque Goanna with Chris Humfrey at Wild Action Zoo




Possum at Boonah Park

Young possum at Boonah Park, QLD




The right handed crab apple poacher. Crimson Rosella

The right handed crab apple poacher –  Crimson Rosella



Shanghai Lao Wu —  Snow Owl



Spilostethus pandurus is a species of ground bug by Flavio

Spilostethus pandurus  ground bug by Flavio



Kangaroo watching an early morning Tasmanian sunrise


Mosaic Pelican seat -- _Bob Sherri Hunter

Mosaic Pelican twin seat — Sherri Warner Hunter

Hacienda Mosaico


relaxingHarbor-Seal---Sherri Warner Hunter

Harbor Seal—Sherri Warner Hunter


Scarlet Banksia -- Nick Monaghan

Banksia coccinea – Scarlet Banksia — Nick Monaghan




Red spotted frog — Rebecca Hillman


chinese porcelain vase table lamp

Chinese porcelain  table lamp



A pair of glossy black cockatoos on Kangaroo Island. Photograph Michael Barth Kangaroo Island

A pair of glossy black cockatoos on Kangaroo Island.

Photograph Michael Barth


Heicomus_Butterfly_cup by Irina S. Zaytceva

Heicomus Butterfly cup – Irina S. Zaytceva



Yosemite squirrel— photo by Chris Hood



@aussieark young Tasmanian Devil

Young Tassie Devil



Australian bustard Barkly Tablelands NT Lisa Nunn

Australian bustard  – Photo — Lisa Nunn

Barkly Tablelands NT



endangered kea is the worlds only alpine parrot

The endangered kea is the worlds only alpine parrot




Natural bird figure cave facade – Kyneton



Martyna Nysk Photography-girl in white dress with donkey

Martyna Nysk Photography



purple-bird - Violet-backed starling

Violet backed starling




William Robinson–Gang Gang cockatoo


Young tiger climbing a tree Ranthambore tiger reserve India Richard Barrett

A young tiger climbing a tree

Ranthambore tiger reserve India, Richard Barrett photo



Large vase with handles in majolica decorated in symbolist style

Symbolist style tiger vase




Marcel Boucher — rare Art deco Praying Mantis brooch

c 1937

1st Dibs



Praying Mantis



Beatrice Wood Centre –

Patrick Crabb – A Search for the Ancients






Ceramic shard Jar by Patrick Crabb



JAC 60th Anniversary



Greg Daly  — round vase, 2021

Line of Sight series – – Photo – John Daly


‘SIXTY’ exhibition —  The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary 1962–2022 is a special ADC On Tour exhibition project presented in partnership with The Australian Ceramics Association to acknowledge this significant anniversary.

Where: ADC Australian Design Centre101–115 William Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Thursday 31 March 2022 to 25th May 2022  – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT

The Journal of Australian Ceramics (JAC) has, over its sixty years of print publication, presented the history of ceramics in Australia. The JAC is unique in its enduring focus on all areas of ceramic art practice, finding a balance between aesthetic, technique and education.

Free event: bookings essential

The exhibiting artists are:

Glenn Barkley | Kirsten Coelho | Greg Daly | Pippin Drysdale | Dan Elborne | Penny Evans | Honor Freeman | Susan Frost | Shannon Garson | Patsy Hely | Alison Milyika Carroll | Jeffery Mincham | Damon Moon | David Ray | Ben Richardson | Tania Rollond | Owen Rye | Jane Sawyer | Yul Scarf | Vipoo Srivilasa | Kenji Uranishi | Gerry Wedd



Granite Warriors ceramic vessels --Pippin Drysdale

‘Granite Warriors’ ceramic vessels — Pippin Drysdale



Pippin Drysdale



Shanon Garson--Beauty and Terror- 2020 -- wheel thrown porcelain

Shanon Garson–‘Beauty and Terror’ – 2020


1._Dan Elborne -- Conduit_sample_collection_hero_image_2021_Photography_by_Grace_Yu_of_Studio_Bitsy

Dan Elborne — ‘Conduit’ – Slipcast stained stoneware



Damon Moon fox profile

Damon Moon


Alison Milyika Carroll Kungkarangkalpa__Seven Sisters 2022_Photo_Courtesy_Ernabella_Arts.21ffdd2

Alison Milyika Carroll — Kungkarangkalpa –  ‘Seven Sisters’



David Ray - Mutated Tureen 2021.__40cmH_36cm__23cm_W._Earthernware__gold_decals_enamel_Photo_Chris_Saunders-

David Ray – ‘Mutated Tureen’ 

2021. — Photo – Chris Saunders


Early morning mist clearing to fine_High walled bowl form___32cms_D_X_23cms_H_Multi_glazed_Mid_fire_2021_Photo_Michal_Kluvanek_Side_view1

Jeffery Mincham – ‘Early morning mist clearing to fine’

High walled bowl form



Gerry Wedd Welcome Pot_2015_Photo--Grant Hancock

Gerry Wedd – ‘Welcome Pot’

2015 – Photo–Grant Hancock




‘Here the time flies’ – Glenn Barkley



Glenn Barkley




Bulb Vase  –  Glenn Barkley



HFreeman_small acts of care and repair_2021

‘Small acts of care and repair’  – Honor Freeman




Jane Sawyer_-- Collapse

Jane Sawyer  —   ‘Collapse’




Jeff Mincham


Tania Rollond_rise and fall_2021

Tania Rollond – ‘Rise and Fall’




Yul Scarf_You keep paying 2 Wreck Me_2021_ceramic plate mended with coins_QR code linking to Tony Alberts work__photoPeter_Morgan

Yul Scarf – ‘You keep paying 2 Wreck Me’ – ceramic plate mended with coins QR code linking to Tony Alberts work




Greg Daly-Through the Mist-2022-lustre-glaze-ceramic

Greg Daly- – ‘Through the Mist’–lustre glaze ceramic




Greg Daly-Brooding_Sky_2019

Greg Daly – ‘Brooding Sky’




Man.garr Marsupium / PennyEvans_2021 ceramic pendant

Man.garr Marsupium  – Penny Evans



Owen Rye_Jar_3_2019

Owen Rye – Jar





Su-nak (Canine) and Wi-laa (Feline) –  Vipoo Srivilasa

Stoneware, underglaze, gold lustre, acrylic and mixed media. Photo:Andrew Barcham




Kenji Uransihi_Hero_Image

Kenji Uransihi – Hero Image



Ben Richardson - Sheltering_2022

Ben Richardson – ‘Sheltering’



Susan Frost - Rise_A_Photo_Grant_Hancock

Susan Frost – Rise A

Photo – Grant Hancock



The exhibition will tour to 17 art centres across Australia from 2022 to 2026.

Australian Design Centre, NSW 31 March – 25 May 2022
Araluen Arts Centre, NT 17 June – 14 August 2022
Cairns Art Gallery, QLD 15 October – 11 December 2022
Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW 11 February – 19 March 2023
JamFactory, SA 4 May – 9 July 2023
ArtGeo Cultural Centre, WA 14 July – 27 August 2023
Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC 9 September -19 November 2023
Ararat Gallery TAMA, VIC 30 November 2023 – 25 February 2024
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, TAS 15 March – 19 May 2024
Design Tasmania, TAS 31 May – 22 July 2024
Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW 9 August – 29 September 2024
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, NSW 12 October – 1 December 2024
Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW 13 December 2024 – 7 February 2025
Canberra Potters, Watson Arts Centre, ACT 20 March – 13 April 2025
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW 2 May – 6 July 2025
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD 16 August – 12 October 202



More events for 2022 —


International Artists Residency Exchange (IARE)workshops 2022

Saint Raphaël  CÔTE D’AZUR





Sharon Thompson Workshop – 17 May 2022 – 27 May 2022
‘Having fun with Decals’

Using decals in a contemporary manner while learning how to use your own artwork to create decals with Sharon Thompson, designer, artist extraordinaire. Price includes materials. Weekday lunches are to be determined.


Sharon Thompson



Sharon Thompson having fun with decals workshop

Sharon Thompson




Sharon Thompson — having fun with decals



Anthony Merino  – 18 Jul 2022 – 23 Jul 2022
‘Symmetrical Patterning on 3-Dimensional Forms’



Anthony-Merino-Symmetrical Patterning on 3-Dimensional Forms

Anthony Merino Symmetrical Pattern on 3-Dimensional Forms



Anthony Merino



Anthony Merino Symmetrical Patterning



Natasha Dikareva  — 6 Sep 2022 – 15 Sep 2022
‘Dreams in Clay: Creating Personal Mythology in the South of France’

Dikareva is known for her surreal, exquisitely formed human figures which often morph into other biological forms such as birds, fish, clouds and trees. Humans and other living creatures are united in the experience of life.




‘Here Was a Bee’ – Natasha Dikareva




Early Bird Brings Lucid Dreams 2 by Natasha Dikareva

‘Early Bird Brings Lucid Dreams 2’ by Natasha Dikareva



Cloud Man by Natasha Dikareva

‘Cloud Man’  –  Natasha Dikareva



Inhale Deeply and Say Om ceramic sculpture

‘Inhale Deeply and Say Om’ — Natasha Dikareva



natasha dikareva workshop

Natasha Dikareva



Natasha Dikreva-- Letting Out

Natasha Dikreva — ‘Letting Out’




‘Smila’ – Natasha Dikreva

– stoneware, glazes, blown glass




Do You Remember Your Last Night Dream? – – Natasha Dikreva


Natasha Dikreva figure sculpture - Dont Touch Your Face Unless Your Hand is Golden 2020


Natasha Dikreva  – ‘Dont Touch Your Face Unless Your Hand is Golden’






‘Echoes of the River’ — Nada Murphy exhibition

Create – Connect – Country

March 16 – April 9 2022
Mossenson Galleries – 115 Hay Street, Subiaco, Perth


In Echoes of the River I explore the source of the Avon River at the place where it emerges from the ground. Here it reveals it ancient origins and the intersect with an indelible human imprint echoing across seasons and time – Nada Murphy



‘Spillway at the Crossing II’   –   Nada Murphy

Pate de verre glass bowl



Quajabin-Nada Murphy

‘Quajabin’ – Nada Murphy



Riverbank After the Rain II - Riparian-Series-Pate-de-verre-glass-vessel-10-x-19-cm

‘Riverbank After the Rain II’ – Nada Murphy




‘View from the Peak’  Nada Murphy

2021 – oil on canvas



‘Climbing the trees II’ – Nada Murphy



Does Not Hold Water  – Nada Murphy

Coiled vessels with black fleece



‘Salt preserved II’ – Nada Murphy



They always bring you home©Nada Murphy

‘They always bring you home’ — ©Nada Murphy



Stardust and Other Dreams

‘Stardust and Other Dreams’   –  Nada Murphy




Small Works, Great Artists annual exhibition


Erskine, Hall & Coe are currently presenting their annual Small Works, Great Artists exhibition for the fourth year running. The show features remarkable ceramic art work by British and international talent. This is running till the 11th March. Particularly distinctive are new, hand-built sculptures by Taiwanese potter, Zung-Lung Tsai and a beautifully decorated tea bowl by Shoji Kamoda dating from the 1970s, displayed alongside green-glazed, geometric forms by Karen Bennicke, reminiscent of architecture, and thrown coloured stoneware by Jennifer Lee, some of which she produced in Japan.  Other highlights of the show are a stunning footed bowl by Lucie Rie, made of porcelain with golden manganese glaze and terracotta detailing, and a pouring vessel from 1958, the first piece we’ve displayed that was made together by Rie and Hans Coper.


15 Royal Arcade,
28 Old Bond Street,
London, W1S 4SP

+44 (0) 20 7491 1706
[email protected]



Claudi Casanovas-Block No.-17 2001

Claudi Casanovas- ‘Block No.17′




Claudi Casanovas- ‘Block No.17′




Small Works, Great Artists annual exhibition

London 2022



Gertrud Vasegaard Beaker with geometrical rhomboids-1970s

Gertrud Vasegaard Beaker with geometrical rhomboids



Gwyn Hanssen Pigott Bowl c. 1995

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott Bowl c. 1995


Tatsuzo Shimaoka Pair of yunomi

Tatsuzo Shimaoka — Pair of yunomi


Inger Rokkjaer Raku bowl c. 1984

Inger Rokkjaer Raku bowl

c. 1984


Jacques Kaufmann Wild Strata 2018

Jacques Kaufmann ‘Wild Strata’



Jacques Kaufmann 'Wild Strata'-2018-

Jacques Kaufmann ‘Wild Strata’



Joanna Constantinidis Ceramic Flattened bottle c. 1980

Joanna Constantinidis — Ceramic Flattened bottle

c. 1980


John Ward Black and white vessel c. 2005

John Ward Black and White vessel

c. 2005


Karen Bennicke-Multi-X

Karen Bennicke ‘Multi X’  ceramic sculpture



Karen Bennicke-Multi X-2021

Karen Bennicke – Multi X



Koji Hatakeyama cast bronze vessels

Koji Hatakeyama cast bronze vessels



Lucie Rie Hans Coper Pouring vessel c. 1958

Lucie Rie / Hans Coper  – Pouring vessel

c. 1958

Koji Hatakeyama-Eight Faces-2017

Koji Hatakeyama – ‘Eight Faces’




Lucie Rie Oil and vinegar pourers 1950s

Lucie Rie —  Oil and vinegar pourers




Machiko Ogawa Platinum small bowl 2021

Machiko Ogawa — Platinum small bowl



Machiko Ogawa White small bowl 2021

Machiko Ogawa –White small bowl




Machiko Ogawa — Small White  bowl




Zung-Lung Tsai -- Phototropism-2104-2021

Zung-Lung Tsai – Phototropism


Ryoji Koie - White bowl

Ryoji Koie – White bowl


Shoji Kamoda Tea bowl 1977

Shoji Kamoda Tea bowl



Shozo Michikawa- Kohiki Sculptural Form-2017

Shozo Michikawa – ‘Kohiki Sculptural Form’




Shozo Michikawa – ceramic ‘Kohiki Sculptural Form’


Yasuhisa Kohyama Tokkuri and Guinomi 2020

Yasuhisa Kohyama — ‘Tokkuri and Guinomi’ – sake cups and pourer



Zunglung Tsai Phototropism-2102 2021

Zunglung Tsai ‘Phototropism’

2102 / 2021



Jennifer Lee - Mashiko

Jennifer Lee – ‘Mashiko’



Saraf Lynn Spine Camber Vessel-2021

Saraf Lynn —  ‘Spine Camber Vessel’




Shigaraki thrown-coloured-stoneware vessel

Jennifer Lee — ‘Shigaraki’  – thrown coloured stoneware vessel



Artistic clay coalescence



Conceive. Construct. Emerge. Embrace.  — clay coalesced with an Ochre Theme


All the 5 elements are vividly coalesced when the art of pottery is indulged. It is hard to find a more visual depiction of the manipulation of natures primary forces than when the creation of ceramics is involved. Earth, fire, water, metal and wood are all summoned to contribute and our evolution at its most basic is invited to participate. Because Earth is key to balancing all the other elements {a central belief in traditional Chinese Tao philosophy}, the final product beautifully encapsulates this elemental dance.

 Launching my first post with a new host calls for the dynamism of some vintage abstractions, the luck of the dragon and phoenix, the adaptability and balance of the octopus, inspiration from some ancient creativity and the blessing of Ganesh for embarking on a new venture. Here I am exploring expressive ceramic arts displaying bold, colorful and uplifting designs of unbridled ebullience.

An unplanned ochre theme emerged during the construction of this post which was unsurprising as I have been vibing on this color for months. Ochre being the color polarity of the currently enlivened azure which is full of subtle Neptune vibrancy at the moment and both being instrumental in the awakening of intuitive powers now emerging and needed  Both colors are anchored to the centre Earth Element and are instrumental in harmonizing all the Elements,  essential for physical and ethereal balance. Staying grounded with earthly palettes of orange and green certainly won’t go astray during this time of upheaval.



Vintage Italian vessel with abstract incisions

Carlo Zauli  – 1953







Ming Dragon vase




Attika black-figured Panathenaic amphora




Jingdezhen Porcelain Painting-Dragon Phoenix plate

Jingdezhen porcelain Dragon/Phoenix charger




Europa riding bull-by Marcello Fantoni-Italy

Europa riding bull by Marcello Fantoni



Qing Dynasty Dragon Column



Anne Claire Martin Ceramique

Anne Claire Martin ceramique art



Goebel Artis Orbis Cambra Skade Porcelain Modern Vase

Goebel Artis Orbis Cambra Skade Porcelain Modern Vase




Janas Torok Mid-Century stylised vase for Zolnay



john_chamberlain_john_chamberlain fenollosas column-right-the arch of lumps

‘Fenollosas Column’ and ‘The arch of lumps’ — originally I believed they were ceramic sculptures but they are actually produced from crushed cars.

John Chamberlain



John Chamberlain ‘Le First’




‘Gentle Existential’   (2016)– Michelle Blade —

Shifting between subjectivities, Blade  examined the concept of the empath, a person who soaks up the emotional environment around them and internalizes it. Combining these two perspectives, the work within Gentle Existential becomes a personal and geographic mythology, a figurative painter’s feminine and empathic look at the parts versus the whole of experience—and subtle workings of the self within the world.



original in berlin com Giovanni de Simone

Giovanni de Simone Italian vintage vessels




Hermansburg lidded pot decorated with outback landscape


Wayne Quilliam photo

Wayne Quilliam photo


Italian Mimo--Parrucca Octopus Vase

Italian Mimo Parrucca Octopus Vase




Antique Octopus vessel


Revered by the ancients for its metamorphic adaptability and transformative skills, the wonderous octopus with its eight tentacles was a mobile Ba Qua, blessing the oceans as a symbol of balance.



Jim_Robison absract dish

Jim Robison abstract dish



Large Sculptural Vase 2 by Dena Zemsky




 Mandalas inspired contemporary rock art by Megot




Ceramic charger with street dancer motif  —  Pietro Melandri



vintage vase -by-Schramberger-Majolikafabrik

Vintage 60’s vase by Schramberger majolica factory



Large Carstens brutalist relief textured vase




Monochrome Carolyn Genders photo- Steye Speller

Monochrome — Carolyn Genders

photo Steye Speller



Lawrence Namoki Hopi Ancient Ones Awatovi Pottery

Lawrence Namoki — Hopi ‘Ancient Ones’ Awatovi Pottery



Lynda Benglis Stacked Forced Bunch 1993 glazed ceramic 28.5ins

Lynda Benglis ‘Stacked Forced Bunch’

1993 glazed ceramic Height  28.5ins



Massier-Bouteille ceramique

Cedric Massier – Boutelle



Matryoshka dolls otherwise known as Russian nesting dolls are one of Russias most iconic toys and vintage symbols

Matryoshka dolls otherwise known as Russian nesting dolls are one of Russia’s most iconic toys and vintage symbols



Namibian girl selling clay figures and native jewellry

Namibian girl selling clay figures and native jewellery




poodle figurine of St Clement 1930

Red poodle figurine of St Clement




Linda Damgoor Kandinsky _Stoneware vessel stains white glaze

Linda Damgoor  – ‘Kandinsky’

Stoneware vase with stains, white glaze



Mia Tyson underwater nudes vessel

Mia Tyson underwater sea nudes vessel



Mia-Tyson underwater oceanscape

Mia Tyson — underwater ocean-scape b/w vase

(luvin’ the foreground hand perspective)



Toshiko TakaezuClosed form with reddish brown salt glaze. Very small aperture at the top

Toshiko Takaezu  — Closed form with reddish brown salt glaze. Small aperture at the top.



Mette Maya-abstract poltmorpe vases

Mette Maya – abstract polymorpe vases



Mikhail Vrubel-The Pearl

Mikhail Vrubel – ‘The Pearl’



Milan VI Art Triennial. Painted Pottery Jar made by the House of Art Albissola Head design De Salvo

Painted Pottery Jar made by the House of Art Albissola

Milan VI Art Triennial, Italy



Neighbours -- Marty Ray

‘Neighbours’ — Marty Ray



paul-Dimmer72Antipodean-Venus-2008Paul Dimmer – ‘Antipodean Venus’ooo



Samarkand Artistic ceramics of Uzbekistan_Chris de Fernandez

Samarkand Artistic ceramics of Uzbekistan – Chris de Fernandez



Antique Japanese porcelain vase Fukagawa Meiji_period_19t century

Antique Japanese porcelain vase

Fukagawa Meiji period 19th century



Red goat figurine ceramic handmade red animal sculpture original design Inna Olshansky

Red goat figurine ceramic handmade —  original design



red ceramic bull- sculpture-Inna Olshansky

Red ceramic bull sculpture – Inna Olshansky



Rene Buthard cubist Art Deco vase

Cubist Art Deco vase  — Rene Buthard



Thrown porcelain footed bowl Graham Williamson

Thrown porcelain footed bowl — Graham Williamson




The Flo Motifs ball in Emaux by Nicolas Blandin Longwy

The Flo Motifs ball  by Nicolas Blandin for Longwy





Mirta Morigi Ceramica



Danser Malkovsky Ceramique craquelee blancheThe Malkovsky dancer 1925

Art Deco ‘Danser Malkovsky’ –  Ceramique craquelee figure   – Joel Martel



Pam Schomberg footed slab vase

Pam Schomberg footed slab vase



Berber Kabyle pottery vessel

Berber Kabyle twin handled pottery vessel



Clyde Burt Ceramic Vase with Sgraffito

Clyde Burt ceramic vase with abstract sgraffito




concave roof bm design studios architecture iran schools education_dezeen_hero

Concave rainwater  collecting roof

bm design studios architecture



Jean Gerbino coffee set

Jean Gerbino mosaic (nériage ceramics) coffee set



seeds london gallery Olivier van Herpt

Olivier van Herpt 3D printed ceramic vase



West Bengal village pottery workers

West Bengal village pottery




Italian brutalist table lamp



Jenson Ceramics Saggar fired personal work

Jenson Ceramics saggar fired vases



Round Tree Pottery relief parrot vase



Peter Bodenham Bottle Form

Peter Bodenham  – ‘Bottle Form’

West Wales



Vlad Surovegin vase




Whirlwind Vase-Passionclay

‘Whirlwind Vase’ – Passionclay



miro street sculpture in Mallorca

Miro street sculpture in Mallorca



Persian Schools Relief in the Hall of a Hundred Columns depicting King Xerxes

Persian Schools Relief of  King Xerxes in the Hall of a Hundred Columns




Ana Dominguez  — Red clay sculpture

Nacho Alegre photo



Reiko Miyagi – Tree of Life ovoid plate




Carstens Tonnieshof pumpkin imspired vintage vase design by Gerda Heuckeroth

1963 West Germany



Joanna Powell-vase with vivid dercoration

Joanna Powell vase with vivid decoration


Tiki cups Joanna Powell

Tiki cocktail cups –  Joanna Powell


Karl OLynch von Town Austrian 1869 1942 Snowy Peak in Sunlight

Karl O’Lynch von Town  — ‘Snowy Peak in Sunlight’



Kurt earthenware with glazes and enamels by Jenny Orchard

‘Kurt’ – ceramic  hybrid creature by Jenny Orchard




‘See with the heart plate’  — earthenware with glazes and enamels

Delinquent children series by Jenny Orchard




Mitch Lyons teapot with liquid slips musician motifs




RADA-Kazemachi -- Reiko Miyagi

Kazemachi (favourable breeze) –  Reiko Miyagi





Nancy Gardiner


askos from Canosa di Puglia depicting goddess Nike the head of Medusa and horses 3rd century BCC

Askos from Canosa di Puglia depicting goddess Nike, the head of Medusa and leaping horses

3rd century BCC


Moving Pictures tea pot-Marty Ray

‘Moving Pictures’ – Marty Ray



Larry Spears Wake Up America

Larry Spears ‘Wake Up America’ teapot



 a pair of Lorna Bailey artware jugs stylised owls limited edition

Lorna Bailey stylised owl jugs




Madonna and Child batik — Anna Jaeger



Scheurich Montignac West Germany bull Vase

Scheurich Montignac West Germany bull and horse vase



Anjani Khanna at Mirta Morigi Ceramica Contemporanea

Anjani Khanna sculpture — Mirta Morigi Ceramica Contemporanea



Barcelona Mosaic Salamnader

Mosaic Salamander




Important-Famille Rose Hu Vase Qianlong

Famille Rose Hu Vase Qianlong



Chris Broc-Barocco-destructured-head-2500

Barocco-‘Destructured Head 2500′

Chris Broc



‘Undulating Journey’ – Reiko Miyagi



Their collaborative paintings – new maps for ancient earth – remind us of Tarnanthis call to rise forth to keep moving and inventing AGSA

‘Piltati Malara Wanampi Tjukurpa’

Collaborative painting – Taylor Wanyima Cooper & Witjiti George – new maps for ancient earth – to remind us of Tarnanthi’s ‘call to rise forth, to keep moving and keep inventing’




Transcendent Sacred Ground


The Breadknife, Warrumbungle National Park-----Alan Wigginton

‘The Breadknife’, Warrumbungle National Park, Australia



Our extraordinary planet is truly blessed with many fascinating locations of natural power and visual intrigue filled with earthly empowerment and uplifting terrains.

Sacred sites are typically parts of the natural landscape such as rocky outcrops, hills, springs, caves, trees, ridges, gorges and mountains. They are frequently in remote and secluded locations with distinctive features and appearance, sometimes highlighted by monoliths, pinnacles, geometry, light, water and other unique aspects. They serve as a focal point for ceremonies, celebration, worship, pilgrimage, contemplation and seeking blessings. Sacred landscapes tend to have an otherworldly visage and create a sense of timelessness and detachment which can assist in raising a visitors consciousness.


Granite monolith at Mt Kinabalu

Ecstatic granite monolith at Mt Kinabalu, Borneo



‘Antara’(Infinity) – a pair of prominent rock holes aligned in parallel that mark the passage of creator beings.  With a  rock formation that depicts outstretched fingers on the edge.

APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Ranges

South Australia



Blue Canyon---Arizona

Blue Canyon—Arizona



Granite Dome

 Granite Dome – Erika Sharpe

Girraween National Park, Queensland


Natural rock formation at Hanging Rock

Natural rock formation at Hanging Rock, Victoria

Mildly Extreme



Rock pool Karijini-National-Park,

Rock pool,  Karijini National Park




Mt. Alkhanai, a sacred mountain to the Buryats people, Siberia

Natural stone archway on Mt. Alkhanai, a sacred mountain to the Buryats people



Cinque Torri — Luca Campigotto

These inspiring modernist peaks are what I would expect to be towering over the north of Italy in the Dolomites





Lodge Rifugio (bottom left)

Tofane Mountains  2137-metres



Sleeping Lady, Mount Sustina, Anchorage



Geometric Rock Art, Atlas Mountains



The ‘Mushroom’ rock in Wadi Rum desert, Jordan




Dalwallinu–Buntine Rocks. Profile of a woman with cascading hair.




 Atlas Mountains Petroglyph – Eliptical spirals carved into the rock face.




Caesarea Pilgrimage stone arches

Caesarea Pilgrimage stone arches



Pulka Karrinya Sacred shard, Mount Wedge, Australia

Site where the Tjapaltjarri and Napaltjarri Rainbow Serpent spirits dwell.


Red fox in front of the Vilyuchik Volcano,

Resting red fox in front of the Vilyuchik Volcano, Russia



NASA's-Curiosity rover on the summit-of Mount Sharp

NASA’s Curiosity rover on the summit of Mount Sharp, Mars



Pilbara Petroglyph -- Photo by Doug Fost

Pilbara Petroglyph — Photo by Doug Fost



Nyungar Owl Stone at Red Hill

Photo Ken Macintyre


pointed desert dock

Howling wolf pointed desert dock

New Mexico




Prehistoric Temple site

Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland



Sacred Mount Alkhanai,, Siberia

Sacred Mount Alkhanai, Siberia

The Mongols, Shamans, Buddhists and indiginous Buryats circumambulate this mountain



Cape LeGrande-National Park

Cape Le Grande National Park




Large carved stone, nestling on the slopes of Wangsan, 0n one of the peaks in the Jirisan region (Korea)

 A giant turtle-shaped rock weighing 127 tonnes and is carved with ornate designs. It rests flat against the mountainside, and is said to be a strong Chi source.



Pilliga Forest sculpture




Carved Magdala stone

Sea of Galilee, Israel, 70AD



De Na Zin-Wilderness Area

De Na Zin Wilderness Area

New Mexico


Natural Moai profile

Hanging Rock, Victoria


Dragon Rock, Lake Baikal



Hiro Nishikawa–Weirs Creek

The Crag



Group of carved mantra stones and objects left by pilgrims.

The custom of placing a pilgrim stone or memorial at a holy place or along its  path is an ancient practice in both the East and West.



stone monument Japan

Ancient stone monument, Japan



submerged Kadadora Viharaya lies under the waters of the Kotmale reservoir

Kadadora Viharaya lies under the waters of the Kotmale reservoir

Sri Lanka



Kangaroo Island ancient rock

Black mica, bluish quartz, and pinkish feldspar comprise most of the granite of the ‘Remarkable Rocks’

Kangaroo Island



Kelly Thorpe climbing K9 Stroll-Cambuslang

Kelly Thorpe climbing K9 Stroll, Cambuslang



King Neptune, Pinnacles Desert



Landscapes Electric by Joshua Cripps (US) Stirling Falls, New Zealand

‘Landscapes Electric’ by Joshua Cripps (US)

Stirling Falls, New Zealand



large hoodoo at Little Egypt

Large hoodoo (used to refer to an eroded pinnacle of rock) at Little Egypt




ceramic books Lotte Glob

Ceramic books created by artist Lotte Glob


Markawasi (Marcahuasi) Plateau is located high in the Andes Mountains

Markawasi Stone Forest Plateau is located high in the Andes Mountains



‘Fist Of God’ – Mark Goff

Paria Rimrocks – Utah



Three Goanna’s Pool





Zen And The Art Of Climbing



‘Garden Of The Gods’

Colorado Springs. USA



Uluru, Australia


Rock puppy at pool

Desert Queen Baths Gorge


rock face wadjina cave at the Grampians

Wadjina cave at The Grampians




Ochre Pits in the West MacDonnell Ranges

Ochre Pits at the Inarlanga Pass

West MacDonnell Ranges, South Australia



Hierve el Agua petrified waterfall

Oxaca, Mexico



Wilsons Promontory skull rock

‘Skull Rock’

Wilsons Promontory, Victoria



Christian Fletcher Gallery - The Remarkables--Kangaroo Island

‘The Remarkables’ –Kangaroo Island, SA

Christian Fletcher Gallery



The Sarma Gorge Buryatia-Lake Baikal Olkhon Island

Lake Baikal Olkhon Island

The Sarma Gorge, Buryatia, Siberia



Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park




Sacred Anvil – Uran Dushe Mountain



Visiting the highest caves at Chimphu---said to bestow blessings

Padmasambhava Samye Chinpu caves



Warrumbungle National Park---Grand High Tops

Warrumbungle National Park—Grand High Tops



Ricketts Sanctuary

Dandenong Ranges



Yakushima Japan-view-from-mountain

Yakushina Megalith at summit





Portal Doorway Stargate-of Daramu Muru

The spiritual doorway of the Incas on Lake Titicaca




Stefani Peak on Mount Olympus by Dretakis Manolis

Stefani Peak on Mount Olympus

Photo by Dretakis Manolis



The ancient city of Hattusha



Turret arch-in-Arches National Park-in-spring-with-snow,-Moab, Utah,-USA

Arches National Park

Moab, Utah,



Mt Barney National Park

‘Secrets of the Scenic Rim’ – Robert Rankin

S.E Queensland, AUS



Dragon stones near the monastery lake (in the Geghama mountains, Armenia), the largest of which is about 3.5 m. They are placed near the sources of natural-artificial pools and springs, symbolizing the unbridled power of the element, the awakening of nature, fertility, abundance.



Murphy's Haystacks - Megaliths on Eyre Peninsula South Australia

Murphy’s Haystacks – Windswept megaliths on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia



Giant rock boulder at Daga Kataba Ethiopia

Giant rock boulder at Daga Kataba



Tutu Fela, Ethiopia

TARA Trust



The Summit of Precipitous Bluff,-Tasmania

The summit vayu mudra at Precipitous Bluff, Tasmania

I Am Footloose And Free


Rocky Precipitous Bluff,Tasmania

Precipitous Bluff,Tasmania



Brahmagiri-Village children

Brahmagiri village children

I did this capture with an Olympus Om1


While on a month long Yatra (pilgrimage) through Maharashtra, we decided to visit the Trimbakeshwar temple, which was in proximity to the Lord Rama caves of Nashik. As we drew closer to our destination, the terrain began to reveal a more distinctive and unusual appearance and I was feeling a growing feeling of anticipation. Upon arrival it was immediately obvious when I saw the commanding crescent ridge of Brahmagiri Mountain which was a spectacular backdrop to the temple.

My travelling companion and myself were instantly transfixed by its vibrational power and beauty and we were instantly drawn towards it and immediately embarked on our unplanned journey to its summit.


Cascading water down the Brahmagiri steps in the rain

For the remainder of the day we climbed the 750 steps carved into the stone ridge that ascended to the peak without any feeling of fatigue while imbibing the enlivened spirit of the mountain. The chance discovery of the meditation cave of Saint Gahaninath and seeing the source of the Holy Godavari River was the highlight. The most rewarding discoveries are usually the unexpected ones.




A natural trident aligned with the meditation cave of Gahaninath at Brahmagiri, India



Stone carved path at Brahmagiri



Waiting for a train in Maharashtra. Urmila, my Yatra companion, on the far left.




Balancing rock in Chillagoe

Balancing rock in Chillagoe



mushroom-rock at Ennendi Plateau Chad aeolian

Aeolian geomorphology on the Ennendi Plateau, Chad


Ennedi-Desert-in-Chad -- Laurent Lepecheur

Chad Jumbo – photo by Laurent Lepecheur

Ennedi Desert in Chad


Coral gilia---Lower Mule Mountain Utah

Coral gilia—Lower Mule Mountain,




burrunju sacred location

Newly opened site, photo Antony Lynch

Burrunju, south east Arnhem Land




Japanese dinnerware — utilitarian and decorative



Black and white ceramic bowls – Mataichi Suzuki


Japanese cuisine always guarantees a collection of appealing food, served with artful preparation, while being presented in an environment of tasteful and relaxing decor. Simplicity with refined detail is a feature of the cuisine and is a reflection of the Zen aesthetic that permeates the Japanese arts. Gyoza, miso soup, yakitori, umeboshi/kudzu soup, shushi, genmai tea, soba noodles, tempura, teppanyaki, kukicha, always feature in my selections. Sometimes you are able to witness ceramic wares of high quality which adds to the enhancement of the experience.


Akashino Wari Takadai Gui Tei

Akashino Wari Takadai Gui Tei



Kyoto bake – Kiyomizu yaki tea/cereal bowl



Donburi with Oribe pattern glaze

Donburi with Oribe pattern glaze

Ichi Pottery


japanese cuisine platter

Arranged Japanese cuisine platter



Bizen jar with irregular shape. Ryuichi Kakurezaki GALLERY JAPAN Japanese traditional art crafts

Bizen jar with irregular shape  —  Ryuichi Kakurezaki



--Black-glazed teabowl with red and olive-green slip-glaze patterning and impressed surface

Black-glazed teabowl with red and olive-green slip-glaze patterning and impressed surface

Wada Morihiro

Joan B Mirviss



Nakashima dining – 3 Star Michelin restaurant in Hiroshima




Nakashima restaurant


Chef Ryusuke Nakatani dedicates himself to showcasing the produce and seafood of Osaka and Kyoto

Ajikitcho Horie


Restaurant Shimonoseki Shunpanro

Restaurant Shimonoseki Shunpanro


Inua japanese dining

Inua japanese food



Shimonoseki Shunpanro restaurant


Wada Morihiro vase

Stoneware vase with incised and resist decoration in cream, brown and purplish-black slip — Wada Morihiro, Japan


Glazed abstract plate Japanese

Glazed abstract Japanese plate


Abe Anjin incised vase

Abe Anjin incised vase



A child's vessel that nurture a compassionate heart


{A child’s twin handled mug that nurtures a compassionate heart} – Mataichi Suzuki


Akasaka----Kobe beef-Kaiseki--Albert-Lim

Akasaka—-Kobe beef Kaiseki

photo by Albert Lim



Morino Taimei Contemporary Bottle Form Vase

Morino Taimei — contemporary bottle form vase




Geometric pattern large round bowl



Jun Matsuo----cracke glaze vessel

Jun Matsuo — cracke glaze vessel



Four,Two-Please -- Tokyo Japan

Four,Two-Please restaurant — Tokyo, Japan



fujiya cuisine

Fujiya cuisine


ceramic sauce jug

Ceramic sauce jug



ramen noodle bowl - feldspar glaze

Ramen noodle bowl – feldspar glaze


Feldspar glaze plus black glaze Shochu cup

Feldspar glaze plus black glaze Shochu cup


Esquisse restaurant Ginza

Esquisse restaurant, Ginza


ceramic dish made from iron-rich red clay

Dish made from iron-rich red clay


cruet Bluebird - handmade cruet, for condiments, delicacy and objects.

 ‘Bluebird cruet’ – handmade cruet, for condiments, delicacy and objects.

Mataichi Pottery



Lidded condiment bowl  —  Mataichi Pottery


Akira Satake chawan tea bowl

Akira Satake chawan tea bowl


Bird and flower design bowl in black paint -- Kazu Yoneda

Bird and flower design bowl in black paint by Kazu Yoneda



black plates with patterns

Black/white plates with patterns — Mataichi Pottery



Japanese cuisine

Adhitya Rizky photo



Pottery bowls with ash glaze, black glaze, matte glaze, iron goth

Pottery bowls with ash glaze, black glaze, matte glaze, iron goth

Creema, Mataichi Suzuki


Ginza-Shinohara restaurant

Shinohara restaurant, Ginza




Gion Sasaki restaurant

Gion Sasaki restaurant



Haiyu Sai-Ash Glazed Tsubo Jar

Haiyu Sai – Ash Glazed Tsubo Jar



Hakuhoyu Koro-(Incense Burner with Grapevine Branch ash glaze)---Shigeo Takemura

Hakuhoyu Koro-(Incense Burner) with Grapevine Branch ash glaze—Shigeo Takemura



Handmade pourer bowl with handle

Handmade ceramic pourer bowl with handle

Mataichi Pottery


 Hiroshima Nakashima

Hiroshima Nakashima



Ikebana by Kawase Toshiro

Ikebana by Kawase Toshiro



incense burner

Iron glaze Incense burner — Yasutaka Shimizu



Koto karaku performer


Ceramic mortar bowl



Earthenware clay pot- Maitachi Suzuki



Isshisoden Nakamura restaurant--Kyoto

Isshisoden Nakamura—Kyoto



Izumita Yukiya san's vase

Izumita Yukiya san’s vase




Kako Katsumi---Snowy rice bowl

Kako Katsumi — Snowy rice bowl




Kakudo pot---Lidded-vessel

Kakudo pot — Lidded vessel



Kaneta Masanao,-Japan--kurinuki teabowl

Kaneta Masanao,-Japan–kurinuki teabowl



Kazuhiro KATO--Jar with light red decoration

Kazuhiro KATO–Jar with pastel red decoration



Keiyaki · Kiyomizu-yaki tea ceremonial bowlKyoto Shibu · Kiyomizu cooking tea ceremonial bow

Keiyaki · Kiyomizu – yaki tea ceremonial bowl



Ken Matsuzaki, Beni Shino Houhen (vase),

Ken Matsuzaki, Beni Shino Houhen (vase),



Kiln-name---Toshin-SongKiyomizu yaki pairs

Kiyomizu yaki pairs    – kiln Toshin Song




Kumano Kodo pilgrimage path—-



Large noodle bowl



Japanese potter Okamoto Sakurei

Okamoto Sakurei


Vase with vertical threads Venetian walk through the streets , 2003---Yoichi Ohira

 ‘Venetian walk through the streets’ ,  — Yoichi Ohira. 2003

Glass vase with vertical threads



Ryoho Izumi----assorted ceramic bowl set

Ryoho Izumi—-assorted ceramic bowl set




Takeo Kobiki--Bizen flower vessel

Takeo Kobiki — Bizen flower vessel



Ryoho Izumi----Earthenware Pot

Ryoho Izumi — Earthenware Pot



Yasutaka Shimizu-bowl set

Yasutaka Shimizu – ceramic bowl set



Hiroshi Sakai tea cup

Hiroshi Sakai tea cup




L’Orchestrata Japanese restaurant


Masaru Nishikawa-ceramic pig

Masaru Nishikawa ceramic pig


Ash Glaze Cat--Nishikawa

Ash Glaze Cat — Masaru Nishikawa




RyuGin Restaurant, Tokyo




Kanesaka at the Okura


Mihara Ken ceramic sculpture

Mihara Ken ceramic sculpture




Mikawauchi Yakin—Tohara kiln-·-Arita ware



Pink Saki set Mino Ware

Pink Saki set Mino Ware


‘Red Fuji’ – Three-dimensional porcelain panel painting

Mitsuo Matsuzaki



Kei Nakane---ceramic oribe platter

Kei Nakane — ceramic oribe platter



Nishida Shinya---Zxougan Ginsai Guinomi

Nishida Shinya—Zxougan Ginsai Guinomi



Nishihata Tadashi-Tamba Clay vessel

Nishihata Tadashi – Tamba Clay vessel


Octagonal flower vessel partially covered with white slip. Tsutomu Yamato GALLERY JAPAN Japanese traditional art crafts

Octagonal flower vessel partially covered with white slip. Tsutomu Yamato

Gallery Japan


Ogata Shinsei Kenzan style cup



Oribe glaze is applied to red soil, a deep Oribe color appears in response to iron contained in the soil and other factors. The color is also changed by adding a comb

Incised dish with oribe glaze


Oribi lidded box

Oribi lidded box



Oribe platter



Seizan in Tokyo is a Two-Michelin starred kaiseki restaurant

Seizan in Tokyo




Shigaraki vase by Honiwa Rakunyu

Shigaraki vase by Honiwa Rakunyu


Shimizu Takeshi lidded vessel

Shimizu Takeshi


Shimizu-yaki dumpling towa Flower crystal (yellow)

Shimizu-yaki dumpling towa, flower crystal (yellow) glaze


Small, undulating vessel with abstract cedar motif design 1991 Wada

Undulating vessel with abstract cedar motif design

 Wada Morihiro, 1991



Tamawarai restaurant, Tokyo

Tamawarai restaurant, Tokyo



Tamawarai  –  Michelin Starred Soba Restaurant




Tamiya Shinya sake bottle

Tamiya Shinya sake bottle



ribbed teardrop fish platter

Ribbed teardrop oribe ceramic platter



Tomimoto Kenkichi vase--Mirviss

Tomimoto Kenkichi vase




Torso-shaped vase with thin neck and green, black, brown matte patterned decoration--1992

Torso-shaped vase with thin neck and green, black, brown matte patterned decoration

Wada Morihiro, 1992


Tsubo ceramic vase.-Vlad Surovegin

Tsubo ceramic vase – Vlad Surovegin



Wall pocket cow vase



Wada Morihiro



wabi-sabi-japanese-ceramics-Japanese tea bowl from the Edo period.

Japanese tea bowl from the Edo period



Nezumi Shino Chawan---Ando Takumi

Nezumi Shino Chawan—Ando Takumi





Courtyard creations – enhanced earth



Ochre and jade green Moroccan courtyard

Moroccan courtyard – Ochre with jade green highlights


I’m looking at residential courtyards with the key emphasis being on prominent earth features using design elements like decorative rocks, stone paths, ceramic tiles, planters, earthy tones and stone walls. I am in the process of modifying a home design which has a central courtyard (a rarity these days) that has close proximity to a laundry and bathroom. This  isn’t ideal from a Feng Shui perspective, due to the running water depleting the Earth, which can be disruptive to the whole balance as this element is crucial to harmonizing all the elements.. This can be remedied by fortifying the instrinsic Earth element of the middle courtyard and avoiding the presence of fountains and other water features and cooling colours. In addtion, as wood attacks earth (5 Element Theory), large trees, wood decking.and other decorative elements using wood will need to be kept to a minimum. When combined with fire features like a toro stone lantern, red decor aspects and fire pits, this will enhance the Earth element and help regenerate it. The addition of metal with the fire also supports the energy flow of the earth (5 Element Theory)

Traditional Japanese courtyards favor the presemce of large rock features and stone, emphasised by the inclusion of open spaces using gravel, sand and moss (which has a milder growth aspect then the use of larger trees). The main courtyard entrance sometimes used a rounded moon doorway (Mon (門) threshold) becauses like the tortoise, the combination of the curve with a straight line was a symbol of heaven and earth and encouraged the movement of chi.. Arched doorways also attract an enhanced chi flow.



Image by Joachim Müller



garden in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, landscape architect Judy KameonDesign-Al-Fresco-1stdibs

Interior courtyard garden, Silverlake,  Los Angeles,

Landscape architect Judy KameonDesign


Cactus courtyard



Contemporary courtyard with blue/white tiled mural



Ubud garden, Bali

Balinese courtyard, Ubud

Kayon Jungle Resort



Azure blue Persian courtyard

Azure blue Persian style courtyard



Greek style courtyard with bourganvillia canopy



balcony courtyard

Burnt orange/ochre decor highlighting the earth aspect of the courtyard, further supported by the fire pit and the metal patina back wall. A fire feature in this sector directly opposite the entrance to the central courtyard, on its peripheal, is an ideal location to stimulate the earth.



Zen courtyard black and white

Black paving stones dramatically in contrast with the snow in this Zen inspired courtyard, exemplifing the power of ‘Ma’ (間) negative space



minimalist contemporary Zen garden

Minimalist contemporary Zen garden


japanese garden , contrasting gravel color

Japanese garden with contrasting gravel color. The open expanse of gravel symbolizes the eternal conscioussnes with the rocks representing islands.



French inspried symmetrical garden

Symmetrically aligned topiary trees and shrubs



Rich colored Faiz Mahal, Khairpur, Pakistan

Faiz Mahal, Khairpur, Pakistan



In Lucca, Italy, the loggia of the grand Villa Torrigiani boasts 17th-century frescoes

The loggia of the grand Villa Torrigiani with 17th century frescoes.

The Trompe l’oeil mural enlarging the appearance of size.

Lucca, Italy

Mediterranean style courtyard with stone archway and rounded borders drawing +ve chi inside




Karrinyup Courtyards –  CultivArt Landscape Design


modern courtyard

Fire pit courtyard feature


Huge Buddha wall mural, Bali




Van Den Berk nuseries

Traditionally designed Japanese garden.

Van Den Berk nurseries


Tuscan Italian-courtyard

Tuscan interior courtyard


Moroccan courtyard with a Persian wall feature and an abundance of earthy palettes.




Japanese Courtyard Garden by Katsuhiko Mizuno



japanese garden with stone paving

Zen garden landscaping with stone paving and Toro stone lantern



wall of greenery courtyard

Designed by Judy Kameon of Elysian Landscapes, LA



lemon and lavender decor

Garden decor lemon and lavender



Kyoto Koi pond courtyard, natural rock


Miami paradise garden

Spainish theme garden, Miami



Traditional Zen garden featuring white sand, rocks and moss

Zen garden featuring white sand, rocks and moss under a large Japanese maple tree. Asymmetry and Irregularity (Fukinsei) is a consistent aspect of a Japanese garden due to it having a higher dynamic of motion and its curvy movement attracting the luck of the dragon, especially if the courtyard faces East.



large olive green planters

Large green planters highlighting the symmetry



big planter Italy

Large Italian planter



Elevated garden beds create the impression of a sunken courtyard and added depth



courtyard gardern with hedge wall

Courtyard gardern with hedge wall and curvaceous vintage backdrop



Courtyard garden in Chur

Large garden with Japanese Maple in huge planter

Courtyard in Chur


ceramic tiled courtyard,

Moroccan themed ceramic tiled courtyard



Hacienda Mexicana entrance to Spainish styled courtyard

Hacienda Mexicana entrance to Spainish styled courtyard



Boho courtyard decor

Boho patio/courtyard with Moroccan rugs



rusticl Italian courtyard

Rustic Italian courtyard with orange tree




Potted olive trees and mirrored arch to enhance the light and size of a tiled courtyard



Vermillion red wall  fortifiying the Earth by virtue of the 5 element Mother Son relationship




Melina Mercouri in Italian courtyard

Slim Aarons, 1961


Moon door courtyard portal

Inviting Moon Door courtyard portal

Youyicun garden



patterned ceramic tiling fow a safer grip

Patterned ceramic tiling for a safer grip

Aleluia Cerâmicas


Delightful patio decoarative panel


Archway entrance to courtyard



Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

© Janmiko1



Contemporary courtyard with an ideally located sun symbol and fire pit




courtyard of the Riad Jaaneman in Marrakech

Courtyard of the Riad Jaaneman in Marrakech




Islamic geometric tiled courtyard in Morocco


Myouman ji Temple garden courtyard

Myouman ji Temple garden courtyard

Hide and reveal Miegakure (見え隠れ) design


Spandau,Citadel lifesize figure sculptures

Spandau,Citadel fortress courtyard



Satoyama garden courtyard

Satoyama garden courtyard, Japan



Spainish style central courtyard



Hugh Cornwall Robertson large floor vase

Hugh Cornwall Robertson — large floor vase

Useful for adding a splash of red.



petite courtyard

Lush hidden courtyard


Hoachlander Davis Photography--Landscape Architecture by Allen Russ

Landscape Architecture by Allen Russ

Hoachlander Davis Photography



Royal Mansour Hotel, Marrakech

Rahef Design



Orientalist tile effect

Orientalist tile effect realised with Mamounia Sky rug featuring Persian geometrics



natural stone paving Japanese style

Raised natural stone Japan style paving



Minimalist Indoor Zen Garden



zengreen piece1-Joan Relke

Zengreen sculptural ceramic piece by Joan Relke



Intricately detailed Moroccan courtyard



Climbing sinuous ghost gum as the central feature balanced with the grounding horizontal lines of the timber slat wall

Patio ODS Architecture


70s courtyard slim aarons

‘Barbados Bliss’ 70s courtyard by Slim Aarons



Stone wall framed by classical pillars with large fountain

Stone wall framed by classical pillars and arches


Turquoise and white courtyard


 Cypress tree lined courtyard, Verona, Italy


large-terracott planters

Large terracotta pots in courtyard


Sublime  Morocco colour palette – duck egg blue and burnt orange with hints of chalky jade and salmon.



Riad Yasmine, hotel in Marrakech Morocco

Riad Yasmine, private boutique hotel in Marrakech Morocco



Sunset- Phoenix garden cactus wall with terracotta planters

Sunset Phoenix garden cactus wall with terracotta planters



Villa in La Quinta California

Villa courtyard in La Quinta, California



Babylonian hanging garden courtyaard

Babylonian inspired courtyard granduer


blue and white courtyard

Greek inspired blue and white courtyard, inlaid pavers


Sail Again' Nic Noblique,-Large-Blue-Powder-Coated-Steel-Sculpture

‘Sail Again’  — Nic Noblique

An abstracted form near the entance is good for attracting movement



Jay-Winters--Moorish tiled Garden Fountain

Moorish styled tiled garden fountain

Jay Winters–flickr



Mirei Shigemori Garden Museum

                                                                                                                                                         A Classic Japanese courtyard

Mirei Shigemori Garden Museum



Dubai courtyard

Antonovich Design – Dubai




Captivating clayarts adulation



White porcelain Royal Dux water bearer figurine

White porcelain Royal Dux water bearer



A collection of ceramic pieces, lively in diversity, colour and designs.


—-“indeed this substance, with its precious humility becomes, through its indestructibility, the most faithful bearer of man’s message. As far back as one goes in time, the works of humanity, from prehistoric times, have reached us not through stone which crumbles and wears away, or through metal which oxidizes and becomes like powder, but through slabs of pottery, the writing on which is as clear today as it was under the stiletto of the scribe who traced it.”  …..  Bernard Leach



Charles Schneider—Le Verre Français Art Deco vase

circa 1927


Alisher Nazirov,-Alisher Rakhimov, Abdulla Narzullaev (Uzbekistan) ceramic artisans

Alisher Nazirov, Alisher Rakhimov, Abdulla Narzullaev (Uzbekistan) ceramic artisans


Katsunori Sawa--Trax Gallery

Katsunori Sawa — Trax Gallery


Korbito-Yo Japan

Korbito Yo


Gambone Guido vintage vase

Guido  Gambone vintage vase




Fratelli Fanciullacci-'Spiral'-Italian-Ceramic-1950s-60s-Vase

Fratelli Fanciullacci ‘Atomic Spiral’ Italian vase



Italian Ceramic tile--Gio Ponti--Richard Ginori

Italian Ceramic tile–Gio Ponti–Richard Ginori



Vintage Italian pitcher - Meli Salvatore

Vintage Italian pitcher – Meli Salvatore


Midcentruy ceramic landscape table

Otello Rosa—San Polo—Venezia


Paoli Pillin Paperweight-decorated with horses,-Los Angeles, late 20th-c

Paoli Pillin Paperweight – decorated with horses

Los Angeles, late 20th century


Peter Sparrey rose vase

Stoneware vase — Peter Sparrey

copper red glaze with iron decoration




Peter Voulkos ceramic plate-1957

Peter Voulkos ceramic plate



Rometti vase collection

Rometti silhouette vases

Umbertide 1930


Sargadelos Sargillos coffee set

Spanish Sargadelos Sargillos coffee set


Whirling Dervish SilleArtWork-etsy

Whirling Dervish – Sille Art Work @etsy



Walter Crane swan vase

Walter Crane swan vase


harvest grapes-Michael-Kay-vase

Michael Kay — harvest grapes vase



Rometti, vase -Dante-Baldelli-(1904-1953),-Umbertide

Rometti futurist vase – Dante Baldelli



Kumakura-Junkischi seed vase

Kumakura Junkischi




Lauren Gallaspy



Joseph Mougin-porcelain soap dish

Joseph Mougin – porcelain soap dish


Joan Miró-sculpture--Personage-(1978)

Joan Miró sculpture — ‘Personage’



Akio Takamori---1986

Akio Takamori




Angelo Biancici---Madonna

Angelo Biancici—Madonna


Aztec Style Sun Image--Pottery Wall Mask Mexico

Aztec Style Sun Image Pottery Wall Mask



Jan Edwards serving platter



Jean Cocteau-labre de science-Centrotevola terracotta

Jean Cocteau-labre de science-Centrotevola terracotta


Face vase--Michelle Blade

Face vase — Michelle Blade, SF



Marliz Frencken-–-A vase is a painting…

Marliz Frencken -–- ‘A vase is a painting…’



Vally-Wieselthier-RARE-Austrian lidded box

Vally Wieselthier Ceramic Box



Losol Ware stanley pattern

Footed and lidded vessel – Losol Ware stanley pattern



Meli Salvatore mid century vintage jug

 Salvatore Meli mid century vintage jug



Mentori Tokkuri faceted Saki bottle

Mentori Tokkuri faceted Saki bottle


Artic Rim--Merilyn Wiseman NZ ceramics

‘Artic Rim’ — Merilyn Wiseman NZ ceramics




Terracotta Dining Collection and Ceramic Vases by FAINA

Design by Victoria Yakusha – The most obvious visual reference to terracotta in the collection is the ZTISTA table, which in Ukrainian means ‘made of dough’. Yakusha explains her particular inspiration as “the spontaneous and naïve designs of a dinner table shaped by hand with a technique, that our ancestors used to create a hut-hut.” The base resembles a hand-made hunk of clay, complete with irregular perforations, though it is in fact made from steel, flax rubber, biopolymer, and cellulose.




Jessica Jordan Ceramics---Green Lands

‘Green Lands’ — Jessica Jordan Ceramics


Sculptural Vessel  – Jessica Jordan




Large Mermaid Bowl, Art Deco Sculptural Piece by Waylande Gregory



Midcentury Ceramic Italy Italian Large Lobster Vibrant Colors Red Blue 1960's Pottery---

Midcentury large ceramic Italian Lobster

Vibrant Colors Red Blue 1960’s



Bursting with life floral display

‘Bursting with life floral display’  —  Mohamed Alba



ceramic bowl -- Nani Champy Schott

Ceramic bowl — Nani Champy Schott



Stoneware dragon floor vase by Gunnar Nylund, 1950s




Eric-Astoul ceramic sculptural vase

Eric-Astoul ceramic sculptural vase




Fugi Naim doll figurines

Fuginaim etsy



Abstract face tikes--G. Şahin Kütahya--Turkey

Abstract face ceramic tiles panel — G. Şahin Kütahya




Glazed earthenware table –Salvatore Meli, 1953

 Colourful, mythical dog base



John Chamberlain -- Fenollosa's Column and The Arch of Lumps (right)

John Chamberlain — Fenollosa’s Column and The Arch of Lumps (right)



John Maltby-cup

John Maltby



Neera Gatti footed jug

Neera Gatti quad footed jug



Raoul Dufy fauvist underwater vase

Raoul Dufy fauvist underwater decor vase




Italian Art Nouveau vase F Pierrott

Italian Art Nouveau (liberty) vase – F. Pierrott



slip cast moulded vase, exposed underglazes and matt glazes-Caroline Cole

Caroline Cole slip cast moulded vase, exposed underglazes and matt glazes



Justin Telhet vases

Justin Telhet vase set



Klaus Fußmann jug vase

Klaus Fußmann jug vase


Ancient Greece vessel


Zoomorphic-polychromed-tripod vessel

Zoomorphic polychromed tripod Mayan vessel



Art Deco Clarice Cliff, 'Bizarre' vase

Art Deco Clarice Cliff, ‘Bizarre’ vase



Contemporary Japan Vase-by Hiraga Taeko

Contemporary Japanese Vase by Hiraga Taeko



Ceramic sculpture Horseman---Vladimir Mudrenko

Ceramic sculpture Horseman—Vladimir Mudrenko




Christe Soledad

Christie Soledad



Tang Dynasty Horse, China

Tang Dynasty terracotta horse, China



Mother Of The Universe Vase--Joey Le Meche

Mother Of The Universe Vase — Joey Le Meche



Vintage craquelure -/ vase-France-50s

Vintage craquelure vase, France 50s



Satsuma Pottery; Japanese, Vase, Baluster-Form, Bird & Flowering Branch, 12 inch.

Satsuma Pottery Vase, Baluster Form, Bird & Flowering Branch,

12 inch height



Yoichi Ohira lidded ceramic vessel

Yoichi Ohira lidded ceramic vessel



Kaku Hayashi Japanese ceramics

Kaku Hayashi



Laminated porcelain Lunar, small bowl by Dorothy Feibleman

 ‘Lunar’ – Laminated porcelain small bowl by Dorothy Feibleman



Kaku Hayashi ceramic sculpture

Kaku Hayashi ceramic sculpture



Mari Simmulson for Upsala Ekeby-ceramic vase

Mari Simmulson ceramic vase for Upsala Ekeby


Meli Salvatore monumental vessel

Meli Salvatore monumental vintage vessel



Poole charger

Poole charger

Rob’s Poole Pottery Blog



Shozo Michikawa

Shozo Michikawa


Huge Merino sculpture

Huge Merino sheep sculpture




Polia Pillin-(1909---1992);-Bulbous vase with-women and bird10ins height

Polia Pillin–Bulbous vase with women and bird

10ins height


Theo & Susan Harlander-Brooklin pottery vase

Theo & Susan Harlander – Brooklin pottery vase


Hinrich Kroeger porcelian poodle

Hinrich Kroeger porcelain poodle



Alessandra Foletti exhibition –  Galerie La Bouee, Cherbourg, France

19th March to 11th July, 2021


Shoji Hamada japanese pottery

Shoji Hamada



Small works great artists Exhibition 3



Shozo Michikawa-Erskine, Hall and Coe

Shozo Michikawa – Kohiki Sculptural Form,—Mizusashi, 2016


Small works great artists exhibition 3


The Third annual Small Works, Great Artists exhibition is running till 6 April 2021.

The exhibition encompasses over 60 works by 23 artists.

Gordon Baldwin, Karen Bennicke, Claudi Casanovas, Joanna Constantinidis, Sara Flynn, Elizabeth Fritsch, Ian Godfrey, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Ewen Henderson, Eriko Inazaki, Shoji Kamoda,,,, Jacques Kaufmann, Yasuhisa Kohyama, Ryoji Koie, Beate Kuhn, Jennifer Lee, Shozo Michikawa, Machiko Ogawa,Lucie Rie,Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Shiro Tsujimura, John Ward and Masamichi Yoshikawa.

Highlights include an emerald green bowl with manganese-glazed rim by Lucie Rie, alongside works by Jennifer Lee that were thrown in Japan and London.  An exceptional collection of tea bowls by Machiko Ogawa and Ryoji Koie are complimented by Tokkuri and Guinomi sets by Yasuhisa Kohyama.




Yasuhisa Kohyama-Tokkuri-and-Guinomi,-2019

Yasuhisa Kohyama – Sake Tokkuri and Guinomi

Anagama fired stoneware – 2019



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Karen Bennicke –

This piece was cast in a mould, and the form was then elaborated and altered by hand



Ryoji Koie – teabowl

A wooden tomobako (wooden container) accompanies this piece




Claudi Casanovas

Claudi Casanovas stoneware bowl



Ryoji Koie-Shell- Glaze- Tea Bowl,stoneware2

Ryoji Koie – Shell Glaze Tea Bowl



Jacques Kaufmann



Guinomi,Shiro Tsujimura

Shiro Tsujimura — Guinomi



Jennifer Lee-Shigaraki - Thrown coloured stoneware

Jennifer Lee – Shigaraki – Thrown coloured stoneware



Claudi Casanovas bowl

Claudi Casanovas bowl



Shozo Michikawa – Sculptural stoneware lidded vessels



Sara Flynn Bowl, 2020

Sara Flynn  –  porcelain drip glaze Bowl




Machiko Ogawa-2020

Machiko Ogawa



Sara Flynn and Lucie Rie ceramics

Sara Flynn {left} and Lucie Rie {right} ceramic vessels



Machiko Ogawa tea bowl



Ewen Henderson-Tea Bowl,-c.-1990

Ewen Henderson – Tea Bowl

c. 1990



Glazed low fired stoneware,-20-x-28-cm Karen Bennicke-Multi-X,-2019

 Karen Bennicke  – ‘Multi-X’

Glazed low fired stoneware, 20 x 28cm



Gordon Baldwin - Klein Vessel, 1994

Gordon Baldwin – Klein Vessel



Handbuilt porcelain Masamachi-Yoshikawa ShoKayoh, 2013

Handbuilt porcelain Masamachi – Yoshikawa ShoKayoh




Ian Godfrey-Peep Bowl,1970

Ian Godfrey – Peep Bowl

Animal figures on the rim



Jacques Kaufmann

Jacques Kaufmann



Lucie Rie-lr Beaker,1960s

Lucie Rie lr Beaker



Machiko Ogawa-Incense Box for-Tea Ceremony, 2019

Machiko Ogawa  –  Lidded Incense Box for Tea Ceremony



Machiko- Oawa-Tea Bowl, 2020

Machiko Oawa Tea Bowl




Ryoji Koie teabowl

Ryoji Koie teabowl



Shoji Kamoda-Small Bowl,-1980

Shoji Kamoda – Small Bowl




Sho Kayoh,-2013 Masamachi Yoshikawa

Sho Kayoh — Masamachi Yoshikawa



Shozo Michikawa-Natural Ash Sculptural stoneware Form Mizusashi,-2013

Shozo Michikawa – Natural Ash Sculptural stoneware —  Form Mizusashi



Shozo Michikawa - Tanka Topology-Form, Mizusashi, 2013

Shozo Michikawa – Tanka Topology Form, Mizusashi



Tatsuzo Shimaoka - Square Plate, 1991

Tatsuzo Shimaoka – Square Plate



Yasuhisa-Kohyama Sake cups

Yasuhisa Kohyama — Tokkuri and Guinomi



Sara Fynn porcelain cup

Sara Fynn porcelain cup



Jacques Kaufmann sculpture form

Jacques Kaufmann ceramic sculpture form


See pieces currently available from exhibition



Yunnan Holy Gemu Mountain Goddess


Gemu Mountain Goddess in the distance — Yugu Lake, Yunnan

Elevation – 37o metres


The lush Yunnan province, in the far eastern foothills of the Himalayas, is said to have as much flowering plant diversity as the rest of the Northern Hemisphere put together. The camellia is the floral emblem of the province, holding the same place in the hearts of its people as the kumquat and peach fruits do in other parts of China. The sacred Gemu Mountain graces the edge of the pristine, deep azure blue Lugu Lake (also known as the Mother Lake} and serenely stretching along its sierra in the form of a woman in a sublime respose, resides a mountain Deity on her lofty throne. This was recognized by the ancient Tibetan tribes of the Mosuos as a good omen for the region and especially because of their matrilineal traditon, they were encouraged to adopt this secluded location for settlement.

To this day in this remote utopian encleve, they still hold annual celebrations for the remarkable Gemu Mountain Goddess on the seventh moon of the lunar calender, with music, dancing and circumnabulations of the mountain, to honour her as their protectress and venerate her as a feminine fertility symbol and for a healthy harvests of their crops. Their deep reverence being transported from a diistant past that reaches into times where the forces of nature ruled their instinctive perception and behaviour.



Mosuo women celebrate the Mountain Worship Festival-(also-known-as-zhuanshanjie)-near-Lugu-Lake

Mosuo women celebrate the Mountain Worship Festival (known as Zhuanshanjie)

Lugu Lake




Mosuo women celebration of the Mountain Goddess



Gemu Mountain — Lugu Lake



Mosuoa girls in a field of flowers

Valley of flowers at Yunnan


Yunnan bird



Chen Yongle---Yunnan Art School painting

Chen Yongle—reduction block print

Yunnan Art School painting



Chen Yongle---reduction block print

Chen Yongle—reduction block print



More goddess icons and feminine archetypes




Jean Alexandre Joseph—Falguièreexpan—-‘Bust Of Diana’

19th Century


Kim Mccombs-clay sculpture

Kim Mccombs



Glass pillar deity sculpture — Cottesloe Beach, WA


Dancing Marie Louise Fuller---Amphora

Dancing Marie Louise Fuller—Amphora


Europa, Pan and Dionysis1995 - Barocca

Europa, Pan and Dionysis — Barocca

France, 1995



Japanese Meiji Cloisonne Ginbari Adachi Kinjiro Vase



 ‘The Musik’ by Gustaf Klimt



Shift of Consciousness-Sculpture by Egor Zigura

‘Shift of Consciousness’  – Sculpture by Egor Zigura



Reflection-female nude sculpture

Feminine Reflection – French female nude sculpture



Frank W. Benson---Summer (1890)

Frank W. Benson— ‘Summer’




Indinginous girls at Opera House

Indinginous girls at Sydney Opera House



Alexande Archipenko,-Woman in Fur,1936

Alexande Archipenko,- ‘Woman in Fur’



Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse-Hebe and the Eagle of Zeus--

Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse – ‘Hebe and the Eagle of Zeus’

As the Goddess of Youth, she was the cupbearer who filled the nectar bowls and served ambrosia to the gods.




Exquisite Satsuma Geisha vase by the Kinkozan studio

Meiji period (late 19th century)


Pythia dreaming Joan Relke

Prophetess of Gaia – ‘Pythia Dreaming’ cast marble — Joan Relke



‘Horizon’ inversion glass orb by Lucy Humphrey



Japanese Geisha vase

Japanese Geisha vase



Pinnicle desert at night

Pinnicle Desert


king neptne-pinnacle desert

King Neptune, (Pinnicle desert)



Michelle Gregor-At the dance II

‘At the dance II’  —  Michelle Gregor



Windy-Tree-Ceramic-cone 5 oxidation multifired with stains and glazes

‘Windy Tree’ – Michelle Gregor

Ceramic cone 5 oxidation multifired with stains and glazes



Woman with the blue coat and Chapeu

Grecian Tanagra statue – Woman with the blue coat and Chapeu

320 BC



Tamlaine by Robert Macnair

Tamlaine by Robert Macnair



‘Egyptian Rocket Goddess’ — Audrey Flack

Beauty, transcendance, and strength were some of the attributes the sculptor considered.




‘Endangered’  – Tamara Dean


Grecian woman and antelope profile – Suzy Birnstein


Stonewall Spiral sculpture

Stonewall Spiral sculpture



Keep River National Park, NT

Natural Moai aerial landscape figure

Keep River National Park, NT, Australia



Notturno Piu

Wastelands – Notturno Piu



Rebecca Fontaine Wolf


Rebecca Fontaine Wolf painting

Rebecca Fontaine Wolf

To me images have the ability to turn ordinary people into icons, to encapsulate all their beauty whilst erasing any trace of a banal existence



Diana the Huuntress French Art Deco

‘Diana the Huntress’ French Art Deco sculpture by Uriano



Sevres vase decorated by Susanne Kaehrling



Valentina Sampaio, Vogue Portugal

Photo — Luis Monteiro



Lady of Guadalupe -- Vincent Canlas of Nuevo Siglo

Lady of Guadalupe — Vincent Canlas of Nuevo Siglo



Vincent Van Gogh -- Mulberry Tree

Vincent Van Gogh — ‘Mulberry Tree’




Edouard Cazaux—-Firebirds charger


Vickie Quandelacy Cultural-Affiliation---Zuni corn maiden

Vickie Quandelacy –Zuni corn maiden


Chongqing sculpture


Shibanpo Yangtze River Bridge – two of the four Seasons sculptures at the location – these were the first nude public sculptures in China. Cast in aluminium, they stirred up controversy and had to be thinly veiled.




Terracotta relief — Char Bangla Temple

Biswarup Sarkar Flickr




Goddess Durga on the wall of Char Bangla Temple complex, Murshidabad,

As a goddess, Durga’s feminine power contains the combined energies of all the gods.




Christ of the Abyss underwater statue - Miami

Christ of the Abyss underwater statue – Miami



vase by Japanese Potter Yoko Komae

vase by Japanese Potter Yoko Komae


Natasha Dikareva teapot




White Dove Figurine – Rosenthal – Signed F. Heidenreich

Germany – 1590


Australian Lyrebird-Alex Maisey

Australian Lyrebird – Alex Maisey



Ancient Female Goddess relief Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Ancient Female Goddess relief Angkor Wat, Cambodia



Statue of Sofia with owl of wisdom sitting on her arm – Georgi Chapkanov

Belgrade, Bulgaria



Annette-Jalilova-sculpture abstracted

Annette Jalilova




‘Awakening’ Sculpture by Mircea Puscas



c, an art print by Julie Dillon-----Space Sirens

‘Beyond the Stars: At Galaxy’s Edge’, art print by Julie Dillon—–Space Sirens



Ceramic Vase -- Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts

Ceramic Vase — Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts



Dancing Shiva



Land of Venus III-Photograph by Steven Irwin

‘Land of Venus III’ – Photograph by Steven Irwin



Mayan Rattle depicting a goddess.-600–800AD

Mayan Rattle depicting a goddess





Egyptian theme Metal Sculpture head by Pierre Matter



‘Chronos 8’ – Nicolas Schoffer



Monument of gratitude_to_france

Monument of gratitude – Belgrade



Moon Goddess by Becca Douglas

‘Moon Goddess’ by Becca Douglas



Niankhwadjet inhales the scent of a lilyFirst half of Dynasty 4-(2575-2520-B.C

Egyptian relief – Niankhwadjet inhales the scent of a lily

    Dynasty 4-(2575-2520-B.C}



Nike--the winged goddess of Victory, her figure at Ephesus,Ionia,Asia-Minor.

Carved figure of Nike–the winged Goddess of Victory

Ephesus,Ionia, Asia-Minor


Duetto female Art Deco figure sculpture by-Erte

‘Duetto’   –  Erte


Bronze sculpture of the Dian Kingdom, 3rd century BCE

Bronze sculpture of the Dian Kingdom, 3rd century BCE, China



Pat Swyler--ceramic sculpture kwan-yin

Pat Swyler — ceramic meditation figures kwan yin



reefline-sculpture-underwater park-Miami-Beach

Reefline sculpture underwater park – Miami Beach



Diving at Reefline sculpture underwater park - Miami Beach

Diving at Reefline sculpture underwater park – Miami Beach



Jessie Makinson – ‘Miss ghost’

Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich


Jessie-Mooy raku art

Raku sculpture – ‘Lady with wolf’ – Jessie Mooy




Goddess relief – Banteay Srei Temple, Ankor Wat



Ada-Loumani glass vessel

French artist Ada Loumani glass vessel




Photo by Amanda Charchian



Ohoto — Emile Ristevski

Katherine  Gorge, Northern Territory


Rōka no geigi-(Entertainer standing on a veranda)---Eizan Kikukawa (1787-1867)

Rōka no geigi (Entertainer standing on a veranda)—Eizan Kikukawa



Chris Hawthorne glass vessel

Chris Hawthorne



Four Moonface cups - Rebecca Hillman

Moonface cups – Rebecca Hillman



Walnut by Franka Slothouber (Netherlands)

Walnut by Franka Slothouber (Netherlands)


Green Tara,-14th-15th-centuryTibet

Tibetan Green Tara bronze turquoise statue



Jari Cornelis -- Storm Dragon

Jari Cornelis — Storm Dragon


Old Chinese Cizhou Kiln Porcelain Dynasty Palace Phoenix Bottle Vase

 Chinese Cizhou Kiln Porcelain Dynasty Palace Phoenix Bottle Vase



A female Dryad dances gracefully

Tree carving — female Dryad dancing gracefully


Mulas textile craft of the Kuna people, a self-governing indigenous from the e San Blas islands.



Terracotta Aphrodite riding a dolphin over the sea