Category Archives: Creative

Vibrant Belgian Designer in Marrakech

 

 

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Abstract face plate — LRNCE Ceramics  Artist Laurence Leenaert

Marrakech, Morocco

 

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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.

 

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‘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.

 

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Lrnce ceramic vase

 

 

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Jacquard Fabric Chairlrnce objects chair

 

 

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Lrnce Studio bottle vase

 

 

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‘Neas Terra Cotta’ Cotton Jacket with Jacquard Fabric

 

 

 

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LRNCE Hand painted vase

 

 

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lrnce wall painting and decor

 

 

 

Hand painted twin handled vase by Laurence Leenaert

Hand painted twin handled vase with relief panel

Laurence Leenaert

 

 

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Henri Matisse ‘Zorah on the Terrace’, 1912

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

 

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LRNCE soft furnishings and ceramics

 

 

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lrnce – ‘Le Palmier’ vase

height 24 ins

 

 

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Lrnce ceramic charger

 

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LRNCE hand painted ceramic vases and objects

 

 

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 Pouffe – lrnce textiles pouffes  – Woven Jacquard Fabric –  Hanif

 

 

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lrnce ceramic vessels

 

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Laurence Leenaert in Marrakech courtyard

 

 

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Four handpainted LRNCE plates

 

 

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Laurence in her Marrakech studio

photo by Jack Johns

 

 

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LRNCE embroided cotton hanging

 

 

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Large ‘Chetan’ vase – LRNCE

 

 

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Embroided cotton wall hanging – Lrnce

 

 

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Ayoub wearing the Anwar shirt

 

 

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lrnce ceramic abstract fruit dish

 

 

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Laurence Leenaert line drawing on vases

 

 

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Morrocan vases by LRNCE

 

 

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‘Scene de campagne’ — Jacques Azema

1971

 

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‘Moroccan Saddles His Horse’  Eugene Delacroix – 1855

Hermitage Museum

 

 

Lrnce Morroccan pottery

Lrnce – modernist pottery

 

 

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Lrnce – rich orange glaze pottery

 

 

a royal palace in Morocco Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant

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

 

 

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Embroided cushion — lrnce

 

 

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French Tribal Dance ovoid vessel

 

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Large Saladier bowls

 

 

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lrnce ‘Gabriela’ Hand Painted Ceramic Large Saladier

 

 

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Jalil — wool embroided on cotten framed panel

 

 

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Large lrnce charger

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

 

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White wrought iron modernist line chairs – LRNCE

 

 

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Liberation from The Tyranny of the Inevitable

 

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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.

 

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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

 

 

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‘Life Force’ – Michael Leunig

 

 

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Golden/silver ceramic Sun table lamp by Georges Pelletie

 

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

 

 

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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

 

 

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‘The Messy Teddy’ 09 –Agustina Garrigou

2018

 

 

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

 

 

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Vertical Lenticular Jug by Alfajar

 

 

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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

1960s

 

Akio Takamori face vessel

Akio Takamori face vessel

 

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Jenny Mendez

 

Kelly Wearstler-African Sculpture

Kelly Wearstler – African Sculpture

 

 

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Niki de Saint Phalle — Bete gentille

ARTZUID

 

 

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Alexander Archipenko — ‘Woman with a Fan’

1914

 

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‘Bag Lady Ice Floes’ — Debra Sloan

 

 

Beautiful green Mimetite with pseudo cubic orange Wulfenite

Rising Green Duck — Green Mimetite with pseudo cubic orange Wulfenite

 

 

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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

1980s

 

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

 

 

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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

1950s

 

Figure of a woman ceramic handmade sculpture

‘Figure of a woman’ ceramic handmade sculpture —

Pablo – Art of Toreadors, Bulls

 

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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.

 

 

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Pablo Picasso –  linocut Toros, The Matador

Vallauris, 1958

 

 

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Pablo Picasso painting ‘Taureau’

1945

 

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‘Les vendangeurs’ (The Grape Harvesters)

A linocut of a reclining  woman and a Picador

Pablo Picasso, 1959

 

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‘Mostra Picasso’, MIC Faenza

 

 

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Pablo Picasso — ceramic Centaure jug

 

 

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Pablo PicassoMatador’

Featured at the Picasso Century, NGV, see below

 

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Corrida –  The death of a woman bullfighter

1933

 

 

Bull, Skull, Fruit, Pitcher -- Pablo Picasso

Bull, Skull, Fruit, Pitcher — Pablo Picasso

 

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Dominique Pouchain vintage bull sculpture

France

 

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Terracotta twin handled vase with pastel decor — Pablo Picasso

 

 

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Tri Legged bird jug

 

 

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Picasso Bull statue, NY

 

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Pablo Picasso zoomorphe vase  ‘La Tarasque’

1954

 

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Picasso  — ‘Woman with Mandolin’, 1909

Hermitage, St. Petersburg

 

 

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Pablo Picasso ceramic sculptures

MIC Faenza, Italy

 

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Bull vessel – Pablo Picasso

LAMA

 

 

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Pablo Picasso — ‘Le Carmen des Carmen’

1964

 

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Picasso – bull lithograph

 

Picasso-Madoura matadfor charger

Picasso – Madoura Matador charger

 

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Museo Buitrago Ceramic with Bulls Head by Picasso

 

 

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Model make-up inspired by a Picasso painting

 

 

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‘Buste de matador’ — Pablo Picasso

1970

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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French MCM bull pitcher/jug

 

 

Vintage Jimenez Ceramics California Pottery Bull and Matador

Vintage Jimenez Ceramics, California Pottery Bull and Matador

 

 

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Vintage Spanish Matador Ceramic Figurine Bull Fighter

 

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Pablo Picasso – ‘Cavalier et cheval’

 

 

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Pablo Picasso — ‘Gros oiseau corrida’,

1953

 

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Pablo Picasso — Bust of a Woman with Hat

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1955 Pablo Picasso Matador and a Bull Ceramics Plate

 Pablo Picasso Matador and a Bull Ceramics Plate

1955  — Chairish

 

 

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Pablo Picasso — ‘Les Banderilles’

1962

 

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Picasso Matado

 

 

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Blessing With A Bull A Gift For Pablo Picasso

Vladimir Fomin

 

 

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Before The Thrust Pablo Picasso

 

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Brutalist Sculpture of Matador and Bull

MCM Vintage

 

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Bull head rhyton pottery, Crete

1500-1450_BC

 

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Vintage Matador Bull painted figurines

Elvira Parisi etsy

 

 

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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

 

 

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‘Knight in Armor’  Madoura ceramic charger – Pablo Picasso

1951

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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.

 

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‘Three figuress under a tree’ – Picasso Century Exhibition

 

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‘Bather with beach ball’ – Pablo Picasso

 

 

Reclining Woman-Picasso photo by Kate-Shanasy

‘Reclining Woman’ – Picasso

photo by Kate Shanasy

 

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‘A very happy picture’ by Dorothea Tanning

1947

 

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Crying Woman umbrella

NGV

 

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‘Invisible Lion Horse Sleeping Woman’ – Salvador Dali

 

 

Madoura Pottery Vallauris manufacturer Woman lamp vase-1955

Madoura Pottery Vallauris Picasso Woman lamp vase

1955

 

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

 

 

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The Kiss (Le Baiser) – Pablo Picasso

1929

 

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

1938

 

 

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Picasso and Françoise Gilot in 1951

Picasso Century Exhibition

 

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“La Baie de Cannes –Picasso

 

 

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Buste De Femme — Pabhlo Picasso

 

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Wifredo Lam painting  ‘SANS TITRE’

1942

 

 

 

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Praying Mantis dancing on Divine Breath

 

 

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

 

 

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Praying Mantis perilously close to a just trimmed Diosma branch

 

 

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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.      

 

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Diosma Confetti Bush also known as Divine Breath

 

 

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Manicured Diosma shrub with large lemon tea tree in background

 

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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.

 

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Mantide Geotermica by Fabiosar

 

 

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

 

 

Another fascinatling encounter with an unexpected green visitor.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

 

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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

 

 

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High flying jay by Lasse Kurkela

 

 

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Snowy owl — photo by Brian Kushner

 

 

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Bernard Palissy, 1565-85.

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

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Flying geese

 

 

Alex-Maisey Australian Lyre Bird

Alex Maisey  — Foraging Australian Lyre Bird

 

 

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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

Tasmania

 

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Rare image of a blanket octopus

 

 

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Sleeping herd of elephants in Yunnan

 

 

 

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Leopard reclining — @yashasnarayan Wild.Arc

 

 

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‘Woman with fox’ – Jessie Mooy

@jessiemooy

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.

 

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‘Lady with a wild Cat’  — Jessie Mooy

 

 

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‘Aren’t I Pretty’ by Con Duyvestyn

 

 

Chamaleon symmetry

Chamaleon symmetry

 

 

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Wompoo fruit dove

 

 

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Friendly octopus in South Africa

 

 

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Red assassin bugs

 

 

Red cushion sea star off the coast of Belize

Red cushion sea star off the coast of Belize

 

 

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 Red fox – photo by Konsta Punkka

 

 

Stacey Manse Knight

Stacey Manser Knight – red fox pourer

 

 

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Large 10.5 inch creamware vase from Amphora Czechoslovakia

1920s

 

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Kookaburra at water fountain

Rob Clay photo

 

 

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 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

Sardinia

 

 

Blue banded bees that use buzz pollination

Blue banded bee  using buzz pollination

 

 

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Blue crowned Motmot

 

 

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Cuddling Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies (Petrogale penicillata)

Little River Gorge in East Gippsland — photo Jim Reside

 

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 Chestnut tailed starling Satchari National Park

photo by Touhid Parvez Biplob

 

 

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Trinidad crab — Vitorb Barbosa photo

 

 

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

 

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Regal ring-necked snake

 

 

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Eastern spinebill

Nelson Victoria, — photo by John Eley

 

 

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An emu wandering thru the suburban streets of Adelaide

 

 

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Blood pheasant

 

 

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Kangaroos feasting on fruit

 

 

 

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Black faced Monarch at Toolangi

Photography by Jamie Smith Morvell

 

 

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 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

 

 

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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

 

 

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Masked Owl

 

Barn Owl David Cooke Ceramic Sculptures

Barn Owl by David Cooke Ceramic Sculptures

 

 

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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

 

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Tree hugging goanna also known as a lace monitor

 

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Climbing Goanna in Victoria, Australia

 

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Dragonesque Goanna with Chris Humfrey at Wild Action Zoo

Victoria

 

 

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

Shanghai Lao Wu —  Snow Owl

 

 

Spilostethus pandurus is a species of ground bug by Flavio

Spilostethus pandurus  ground bug by Flavio

 

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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

 

 

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Red spotted frog — Rebecca Hillman

 

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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

 

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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

 

 

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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-Robinsong--ang-gang-cockatoo

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

 

 

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Marcel Boucher — rare Art deco Praying Mantis brooch

c 1937

1st Dibs

 

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Praying Mantis

 

 

Beatrice Wood Centre –

Patrick Crabb – A Search for the Ancients

 

 

Patrick-Crabb

 

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Ceramic shard Jar by Patrick Crabb

 

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JAC 60th Anniversary

 

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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

 

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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

 

 

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Damon Moon

 

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Alison Milyika Carroll — Kungkarangkalpa –  ‘Seven Sisters’

2022

 

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David Ray – ‘Mutated Tureen’ 

2021. — Photo – Chris Saunders

 

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Jeffery Mincham – ‘Early morning mist clearing to fine’

High walled bowl form

2021

 

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Gerry Wedd – ‘Welcome Pot’

2015 – Photo–Grant Hancock

 

 

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‘Here the time flies’ – Glenn Barkley

 

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Glenn Barkley

 

 

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Bulb Vase  –  Glenn Barkley

 

 

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‘Small acts of care and repair’  – Honor Freeman

2021

 

 

Jane Sawyer_-- Collapse

Jane Sawyer  —   ‘Collapse’

 

 

Jeff-Mincham

Jeff Mincham

 

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Tania Rollond – ‘Rise and Fall’

2021

 

 

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

2021

 

 

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

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

2022

 

 

Greg Daly-Brooding_Sky_2019

Greg Daly – ‘Brooding Sky’

2019

 

 

Man.garr Marsupium / PennyEvans_2021 ceramic pendant

Man.garr Marsupium  – Penny Evans

2021

 

Owen Rye_Jar_3_2019

Owen Rye – Jar

2019

 

 

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

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

2019

 

 

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Kenji Uransihi – Hero Image

 

 

Ben Richardson - Sheltering_2022

Ben Richardson – ‘Sheltering’

2022

 

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

 

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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.

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Sharon Thompson

 

 

Sharon Thompson having fun with decals workshop

Sharon Thompson

 

 

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Sharon Thompson — having fun with decals

 

 

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

 

 

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Anthony Merino Symmetrical Pattern on 3-Dimensional Forms

 

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Anthony Merino

 

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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-2020

‘Here Was a Bee’ – Natasha Dikareva

2020

 

 

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

 

 

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Natasha Dikareva

 

 

Natasha Dikreva-- Letting Out

Natasha Dikreva — ‘Letting Out’

 

 

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‘Smila’ – Natasha Dikreva

– stoneware, glazes, blown glass

 

 

Do-You-Remember-Your-Last-Night-Dream

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’

2020

 

 

 

 

‘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

 

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‘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-2021-oil-on-canvas

‘View from the Peak’  Nada Murphy

2021 – oil on canvas

 

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‘Climbing the trees II’ – Nada Murphy

 

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Does Not Hold Water  – Nada Murphy

Coiled vessels with black fleece

 

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‘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

 

 

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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]

 

 

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Claudi Casanovas- ‘Block No.17′

2001

 

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Claudi Casanovas- ‘Block No.17′

 

 

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Small Works, Great Artists annual exhibition

London 2022

 

 

Gertrud Vasegaard Beaker with geometrical rhomboids-1970s

Gertrud Vasegaard Beaker with geometrical rhomboids

1970s

 

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’

2018

 

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

2021

 

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’

2017

 

 

Lucie Rie Oil and vinegar pourers 1950s

Lucie Rie —  Oil and vinegar pourers

1950s

 

 

Machiko Ogawa Platinum small bowl 2021

Machiko Ogawa — Platinum small bowl

2021

 

Machiko Ogawa White small bowl 2021

Machiko Ogawa –White small bowl

2021

 

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Machiko Ogawa — Small White  bowl

2021

 

 

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

1977

 

Shozo Michikawa- Kohiki Sculptural Form-2017

Shozo Michikawa – ‘Kohiki Sculptural Form’

2017

 

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Shozo Michikawa – ceramic ‘Kohiki Sculptural Form’

 

Yasuhisa Kohyama Tokkuri and Guinomi 2020

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

2020

 

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’

2021

 

 

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

 

 

Ganesh

Ganesha

 

 

Ming Dragon vase

 

 

panathenaic-amphora-prize-trophyBritish-Museum

Attika black-figured Panathenaic amphora

500BC-480BC

 

 

Jingdezhen Porcelain Painting-Dragon Phoenix plate

Jingdezhen porcelain Dragon/Phoenix charger

 

 

 

Europa riding bull-by Marcello Fantoni-Italy

Europa riding bull by Marcello Fantoni

Italy

 

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

 

 

Janos-Torok-Rare-shape-overglaze-paint

Janas Torok Mid-Century stylised vase for Zolnay

 

 

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

John Chamberlain

 

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John Chamberlain ‘Le First’

 

 

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‘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.

Juxtapoz

 

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Giovanni de Simone Italian vintage vessels

 

 

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Hermansburg lidded pot decorated with outback landscape

 

Wayne Quilliam photo

Wayne Quilliam photo

 

Italian Mimo--Parrucca Octopus Vase

Italian Mimo Parrucca Octopus Vase

 

 

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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

Large Sculptural Vase 2 by Dena Zemsky

 

 

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 Mandalas inspired contemporary rock art by Megot

Reunion

 

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Ceramic charger with street dancer motif  —  Pietro Melandri

 

 

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Vintage 60’s vase by Schramberger majolica factory

 

Carstens-Mid-Century-vase

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

1930

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Mirta Morigi Ceramica

Italy

 

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

USA

 

 

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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

 

 

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Italian brutalist table lamp

1960s

 

Jenson Ceramics Saggar fired personal work

Jenson Ceramics saggar fired vases

 

Round-Tree-Pottery-parrot-vase

Round Tree Pottery relief parrot vase

 

 

Peter Bodenham Bottle Form

Peter Bodenham  – ‘Bottle Form’

West Wales

 

Vlad-Surovegin-vase

Vlad Surovegin vase

Livemaster

 

 

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

 

 

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Ana Dominguez  — Red clay sculpture

Nacho Alegre photo

 

Reiko-Miyagi-tree-plate

Reiko Miyagi – Tree of Life ovoid plate

 

 

Carstens-Tonnieshof-1007-27-vintage-vase-design-by-Gerda-Heuckeroth-1963-West-Germany

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-48-x-35cm-Delinquent_children_-Jenny_Orchard-picture-021

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

Delinquent children series by Jenny Orchard

 

 

Mitch-Lyons-Ceramic-Art-pottery-ideas-ceramic-art

Mitch Lyons teapot with liquid slips musician motifs

 

 

 

RADA-Kazemachi -- Reiko Miyagi

Kazemachi (favourable breeze) –  Reiko Miyagi

RADA

 

 

floral-vase-Nancy-Gardiner

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

 

 

Anna-Jage-Madonna-and-Child-batik-on-parchmen-anna-jaeger-mutter-mit-kind

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

Barcelona

 

 

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-plate

‘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

USA

 

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

Australia

 

 

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

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

Siberia

 

Cinque Torri — Luca Campigotto

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

 

 

 

Tofane-Mountains-_2137-m-Lodge-Rifugio

Lodge Rifugio (bottom left)

Tofane Mountains  2137-metres

 

 

Sleeping Lady, Mount Sustina, Anchorage

 

Atlas-Mountains,-Morocco.-Curvilinear-geometric-designs-pecked-and-then-ground-into-the-summit-of-large-stepped-sandstone-blocks-resting-on-sandstone-bedrock

Geometric Rock Art, Atlas Mountains

Morocco

 

The ‘Mushroom’ rock in Wadi Rum desert, Jordan

 

 

Dalwallinu--Buntine-Rock

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

WA

 

 

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

Morocco

 

 

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-Tormore-site-on-the-Isle-of-Arran

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

WA

 

 

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

NSW

 

 

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

Russia

 

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

WA

 

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

Utah

 

 

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

Peru

 

‘Fist Of God’ – Mark Goff

Paria Rimrocks – Utah

 

 

Three Goanna’s Pool

WA

 

 

zenandtheartofclimbin

Zen And The Art Of Climbing

 

Garden-of-the-Gods

‘Garden Of The Gods’

Colorado Springs. USA

 

Uluru-central-Australia

Uluru, Australia

 

Rock puppy at pool

Desert Queen Baths Gorge

 

rock face wadjina cave at the Grampians

Wadjina cave at The Grampians

Victoria

 

 

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

 NT

 

Uran-Dushe-Mountain.-It-says-that-the-mountain’s-masters-are-heavenly-blacksmiths-–-'darkhans'-–-lead-by-the-deity-called-Damdin-Dorlig-Sakhyusan

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

NSW

 

Ricketts Sanctuary

Dandenong Ranges

 

 

Yakushima Japan-view-from-mountain

Yakushina Megalith at summit

Japan

 

 

Stargate-of-Aramu-Muru--Peru

Portal Doorway Stargate-of Daramu Muru

The spiritual doorway of the Incas on Lake Titicaca

Peru

 

 

Stefani Peak on Mount Olympus by Dretakis Manolis

Stefani Peak on Mount Olympus

Photo by Dretakis Manolis

 

The-ancient-city-of-Hattusha,was-the-center-and-capital-of-the-Hittites

The ancient city of Hattusha

Turkey

 

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

Ethiopia

 

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

QLD

 

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,

Utah

 

 

burrunju sacred location

Newly opened site, photo Antony Lynch

Burrunju, south east Arnhem Land

 

 

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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

 

Kiyomizu-yaki-tea-cereal-bowl

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-Japan

Nakashima dining – 3 Star Michelin restaurant in Hiroshima

 

 

japan-cuisine

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

思いやいの心を育てる子供の器

{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-round-bowl-large

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

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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

Creema

 

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-route

Kumano Kodo pilgrimage path—-

 

 

Large noodle bowl

Creema

 

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

Tohgoro

 

 

Takeo Kobiki--Bizen flower vessel

Takeo Kobiki — Bizen flower vessel

 

 

Ryoho Izumi----Earthenware Pot

Ryoho Izumi — Earthenware Pot

Tohgoro

 

Yasutaka Shimizu-bowl set

Yasutaka Shimizu – ceramic bowl set

 

 

Hiroshi Sakai tea cup

Hiroshi Sakai tea cup

 

 

L'Orchestrata-resteraunt

L’Orchestrata Japanese restaurant

 

Masaru Nishikawa-ceramic pig

Masaru Nishikawa ceramic pig

 

Ash Glaze Cat--Nishikawa

Ash Glaze Cat — Masaru Nishikawa

Tohgoro

 

Michelin-3-Star-Restaurants-in-Tokyo-RyuGin

RyuGin Restaurant, Tokyo

 

 

Michelin-starred-sushi-kanesaka-at-the-okura-prestige-bangkok

Kanesaka at the Okura

 

Mihara Ken ceramic sculpture

Mihara Ken ceramic sculpture

 

 

Mikawauchi-Yakin---Tohara-kiln-·-Arita-ware

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

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

Tokyo

 

 

Tamiya Shinya sake bottle

Tamiya Shinya sake bottle

 

 

ribbed teardrop fish platter

Ribbed teardrop oribe ceramic platter

 

 

Tomimoto Kenkichi vase--Mirviss

Tomimoto Kenkichi vase

Mirviss

 

 

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

 

 

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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-Gardens,-by-Katsuhiko-Mizuno

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

@mylavenderroselife

 

 

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

 

 

Slim-Aarons,-Melina-Mercouri1961

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

Designrulz

 

 

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

 

 

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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---exceptional-and-rare-Art-Deco-vase-circa-1927-29,-signed-Le-Verre-Francais-and-Charder-(contraction-of-Charles-Schneider)

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

1955

 

 

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

Fratelli Fanciullacci ‘Atomic Spiral’ Italian vase

60s

 

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

1957

 

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

 

 

Kimball-Clay-Studio-with-exhibiting-ceramicist-Lauren-Gallaspy

Lauren Gallaspy

 

 

Joseph Mougin-porcelain soap dish

Joseph Mougin – porcelain soap dish

 

Joan Miró-sculpture--Personage-(1978)

Joan Miró sculpture — ‘Personage’

1978

 

Akio Takamori---1986

Akio Takamori

1986

 

 

Angelo Biancici---Madonna

Angelo Biancici—Madonna

 

Aztec Style Sun Image--Pottery Wall Mask Mexico

Aztec Style Sun Image Pottery Wall Mask

 

Jan-Edwards-ceramics

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---Victoria-Yakusha-Yellowtrace

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

 

 

Mermaid-Bowl,'-Large,-Important-Art-Deco-Sculptural-Piece-by-Waylande-Gregory

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

Barnebys

 

 

Eric-Astoul ceramic sculptural vase

Eric-Astoul ceramic sculptural vase

 

 

fuginaim-etsy

Fugi Naim doll figurines

Fuginaim etsy

 

 

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

Abstract face ceramic tiles panel — G. Şahin Kütahya

Turkey

 

 

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

Ukraine

 

 

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

Australia

 

 

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

 

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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

2020

 

 

Machiko Ogawa-2020

Machiko Ogawa

2020

 

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

2019

 

Gordon Baldwin - Klein Vessel, 1994

Gordon Baldwin – Klein Vessel

1994

 

Handbuilt porcelain Masamachi-Yoshikawa ShoKayoh, 2013

Handbuilt porcelain Masamachi – Yoshikawa ShoKayoh

2013

 

 

Ian Godfrey-Peep Bowl,1970

Ian Godfrey – Peep Bowl

Animal figures on the rim

1970

 

Jacques Kaufmann

Jacques Kaufmann

 

 

Lucie Rie-lr Beaker,1960s

Lucie Rie lr Beaker

1960s

 

Machiko Ogawa-Incense Box for-Tea Ceremony, 2019

Machiko Ogawa  –  Lidded Incense Box for Tea Ceremony

2019

 

Machiko- Oawa-Tea Bowl, 2020

Machiko Oawa Tea Bowl

2020

 

 

Ryoji Koie teabowl

Ryoji Koie teabowl

 

 

Shoji Kamoda-Small Bowl,-1980

Shoji Kamoda – Small Bowl

1980

 

 

Sho Kayoh,-2013 Masamachi Yoshikawa

Sho Kayoh — Masamachi Yoshikawa

2013

 

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

2013

 

Tatsuzo Shimaoka - Square Plate, 1991

Tatsuzo Shimaoka – Square Plate

1991

 

Yasuhisa-Kohyama Sake cups

Yasuhisa Kohyama — Tokkuri and Guinomi

2020

 

Sara Fynn porcelain cup

Sara Fynn porcelain cup

 

 

Jacques Kaufmann sculpture form

Jacques Kaufmann ceramic sculpture form

 

See pieces currently available from exhibition

 

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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-celebrate-the-Mountain-gioddess

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

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’

1890

 

 

Indinginous girls at Opera House

Indinginous girls at Sydney Opera House

 

 

Alexande Archipenko,-Woman in Fur,1936

Alexande Archipenko,- ‘Woman in Fur’

1936

 

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.

 

 

large-cobalt-ground-Satsuma-vase-Satsuma-VaseBy-the-Kinkozan-studio,-Meiji-period-(late-19th-century)

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

‘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

1937

 

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-(1889---1974}--Firebirds

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.

 

 

Biswarup-SarkarFrom-the-mythological-story-India--Char-Bangla-Temple-complex,-Murshidabad,-West-Bengal,-India,

Terracotta relief — Char Bangla Temple

Biswarup Sarkar Flickr

 

 

Goddess-Durga-on-the-wall-of-a-temple-in-Char-Bangla-Temple-complex,-Murshidabad,

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

 

 

c-Beautiful

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

 

 

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‘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

600–800AD

 

 

Egyptian-theme-Metal-Sculptureby-Pierre-Matter

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

 

 

banteay_srei_temple_travel_antique_old_beautiful_angkor_wat_siem_reap

Goddess relief – Banteay Srei Temple, Ankor Wat

Cambodia

 

Ada-Loumani glass vessel

French artist Ada Loumani glass vessel

 

 

Amanda-Charchian

Photo by Amanda Charchian

 

KATHERINE-GORGE,-NT--Emile-Ristevski

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

1787-1867

 

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

 

 

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Suiseki gazing stones art

 

Han Jiang river stone

 

Gongshi belongs to the Chinese tradition of venerating beautiful stones, which has existed since the Neolithic era, when prized geological specimens were placed into tombs as offerings. Chinese writers composed essays praising the natural qualities of these gazing stones, especially if they were represenative of mythological creatures like dragons, spiritual concepts,  prominent mountains or had a captivating aesthetic. They are also known as Lingbi Stones and Scholar Rocks and have been a favorite with collectors since ancient times. Some were revered if they conjured imagery of immortals and sages or the remote mountain grottoes and caves where they liked to dwell. The Japanese called these stones Shuiseki, which meant Water and Stone and they were used for interior decoration and in courtyards and gardens.

The Rinzai Zen monks from Kyoto wrote in 1474 that the contemplation of evocotive stones allows you to look upon grand vistas without travelling far, feel grounded and experience cleansing and purification of the heart. It was recognized as being good for enriching the spirit and prolonging happiness. Generally, shiseki stones are formed naturally or with a minimal amount of manipulation.

 

 

 

contemplation stone

 

‘Beyond the Path’ gazing stone

 

 

Krizopras stone

 

 

 

Chinese Scholar's Rock---Red Taihu Stone

Chinese Scholar’s Rock—Red Taihu Stone

 

 

Ascension Gongshi Scholar Stone

 

 

Chinese Qing Dynasty Scholar's Stone

Chinese Qing Dynasty Scholar’s Stone

 

 

Hualien rose stone

Hualien rose stone

 

 

Suiseki stone from Momjave Desert

Approaching the Chasm — Suiseki stone from Momjave Desert with copper hues

 

 

Suiseki stone Cascading water--Omugawa ishi

Contemplation stone with appearance of cascading water–Omugawa Ishi

 

 

Shuiseki stone with black serpent

Orange Shuiseki with black undulating serpent

 

 

forest in moonlight Shuiseki

Forest in full moon Suiseki

photo –  Fabio Petroni

 

Suiseki creation chaos

 

 

landscape elliptical stone

Polished oval stone

 

 

Abstract scholar stone

Abstract scholar stone

 

 

seated ox suiseki

Resting Ox suiseki stone

 

 

ancient proverb

 

Year Of The Ox – 2021

 

 

 

Green and ochre Suiseki stone

 

 

Bowing Humble-servant

Bowing servant

 

 

 

sillohete-forest suiseki

Tree silhoette suiseki

 

 

elliptical-stone suiseki

Ellyptical suiseki

 

 

 

immortal being suiseki stone

Immortal figure suiseki

 

 

 

Spinach green suiseki stone

Spinach green Gongshi

 

 

Red and white suiseki stone

 

 

Mountain lake vista

 

 

Wild Typhoon storm

Typhoon Vortex

 

 

Japanese Geisha girl

Japanese Geisha suiseki

 

 

 

Modernist form Suiseki

 

 

 

orb portal journey

Orb portal stone

 

 

Dragon dynamism suiseki

 

 

Burnt trees suiseki

 

 

suiseki weeping wllow tree

Suiseki Willow

 

 

 

Rounded fossilized-calliagraphy-stone

Rounded fossilized calliagraphy stone

 

 

Cranial crown chakra stone

 

 

 

gazing-stone on wooden base

Suiseki waterfall stone

 

 

Natural landscape suiseki

 

 

 

Half Moon Bay portal stone

Half Moon Bay portal stone

 

 

Hualien Rose shuiseki stone

Hualien Rose shuiseki stone

 

 

Irish Hag Stone

 

 

 

Jade shuiseki stone

Jade Elephant suiseki stone

 

 

Ken McLeod---jade colour mountain

Ken McLeod—jade colour mountain

 

 

 

Red Jasper sculpture stone

Red Jasper sculpture stone

 

 

Suiseki mountains

Suiseki mountains

Riversoul Crafts Etsy

 

 

Ruby imbedded fuschite

Ruby imbedded fuschite heart rejuvination

 

 

Suiseki-art-stones

Suiseki Waterfall Stone — Abegawa River, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan—–Kenichi Oguchi gift – 2001

 

 

 

Taking flight suiseki

Taking flight scholar stone

NGV

 

 

seated-sage-stone contemplation

Seated Sage stone contemplation

 

 

Malachite in its natural state evokes lush green hills in early summer.-Lukuni-Mine,-Katanga-Province,-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo---Ralph-W-Johnson

Malachite in its natural state evokes lush green hills in early summer.

Lukuni Mine – Democratic Republic of Congo—Ralph W Johnson

 

 

Awakening suiseki stone

 

 

The Universe speckled scholar stone

The Universe speckled scholar stone

 

 

Dragon descending scholar stone

!6.5 ins H — Qing Dynasty, ca. 17th to 18th century CE. 

 

Large Chinese 'Gongshi' Scholar Stone

Large Chinese ‘Gongshi’ Scholar Stone

 

 

Chinese Lingbi stone

 

 

Globular horses vessel  – Paolo Staccioli

 

 

Ma Chang Red Stone

Ma Chang Red Stone

 

 

Mountain-Range-Stone---Eel-River-California---Richard-Manning

Green Mountain Range stone

Eel River-California—Richard Manning

 

 

Trident maple (Acer buergerianum), has its roots growing over a rock and its foliage and stems trimmed in the shape of a dragon

National Bonsai and Penjing Museum

 

 

Sheer face mountain

Sheer face mountain suiseki

 

 

Back of a woman

 

 

Dragon moving

Dragon movement

 

 

Cliff top down to plains — suiseki stone

 

 

suiseki-stone red and white

Suiseki schematic figures

 

 

Suiseki landscape

 

 

Svend Bayer lustre glaze

Svend Bayer lustre glaze

 

 

Taihu limestone Scholar Stone--met

Taihu limestone Scholar Stone

met

 

 

Tall Sculptural Form, Kohiki--14ins--Shozo

Tall Sculptural Form, Kohiki — Shozo Michikawa

H–14ins

 

 

Teaware by Paul Fryman and Mikhail Tovstous (Ukraine) by Pottery Park Store

Teaware by Paul Fryman and Mikhail Tovstous

(Ukraine)  Pottery Park Store

 

 

‘Whirlwind’ Suisaki

Zymoglyphic Museum

 

 

 

Wu Jiang River stone Suiseki

 

 

Shuisaki stone

Suiseki

Da Su Bonsai Studios

 

Seated monk

 

 

Shuiseki sculpture

Suiseki sculpture – Kurokamo-ishi

 

 

Shelter Stone – Melba Tucker

Indio, California

 

 

spinach and russet jade mountain group,-19th century--carved-in relief-with scholar painting

Spinach and russet jade mountain stone, carved in relief with scholar painting

19th century China

 

 

Meditation Gong Shui

 

 

Crysanthenum Stone suiseki

Crysanthenum Stone

 

 

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Art quotes, quirks and conquering clay

 

Milan Villa

Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta – Renassaince Lombardy palace filled with classical statues and lavish embellishments

 

 

 

Art quotes interspersed with the diversity of ways that nature and humans conquer clay.

 

 

 

Natural Elephant-Rock-Iceland

Elephant Rock, a natural lava formation created in 1973 after the sudden eruption of Mount Eldfell, Iceland

 

 

Minoan wall art

Shakespeare quote with Minoan wall art procession

 

 

Huge natural Balancing Rock Albany, Australia

Huge natural ‘Balancing Rock’ Albany, Australia

 

 

Shozo Michikawa ceramic sculpture

Shozo Michikawa ceramic sculpture

 

Modigliani quote

 

 

Benalla garden mural

Benalla Botanical Gardens mural –

Created by skilled and unskilled artists alike with recognised input from aboriginal groups, the curvaceous terracotta clay Ceramic Mural, with its collanades, cave seats, “thongaphones” and amphitheatre invites the curious to explore its many features. Much of the ceramic work was completed by local artist Judy Lorraine and David W Moore

 

Benalla-ceramic-mural

 Ceramic mural in Victorian town of Benalla

 

 

benalla gardens ceramic-mural

Benalla ceramic mural

 

 

Ceramic mural relaxing throne

 

 

Rock climbing at Big Chief, Lake Tahoe

Rock climbing at Big Chief, Lake Tahoe

 

 

 

 

Lion statues - Bradley and Robin Teets

Lion statues

photo – Bradley and Robin Teets

 

 

 

Ceramic vase Decembrance 2020-Catherine White

Decembrance 2020 – Catherine White

 

 

Mukta Top-India hikes-Leo Saldanha

Mukta Top – India hikes –

Photo Leo Saldanha

 

Grython meets storm

 

Camouflage by Elnaz Nourizadeh

‘Camouflage’ ceramic bust by Elnaz Nourizadeh

 

 

Megalithic culture on Nias Island in Indonesia

1915

 

 

David G Wright wavy incised teapot

David G Wright wavy incised teapot

 

Joan Miro Disque1956

Joan MiroDisque’

1956

 

Frozen Angel

 

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

 

 

Roger Capron pitcher mid century

Roger Capron pitcher

Vallauris

 

 

 

 

'End Of The Trail'-Clarence Addison Shaler

‘End Of The Trail’ – Clarence Addison Shaler

 

 

Guardia statue on mountain side

Guardian statue overlooking harbour

 

 

late 17th century Japanese Imari lacquered vase

Japanese Imari lacquered vase

late 17th century

 

 

Picasso vase--Le Musee Magnelli Musee

Picasso vase–Le Musee Magnelli

 

 

Arucas statue,  Canary Islands

 

 

Eric-Roinestad ceramic art

Eric Roinestad

 

Buddha statue

Buddha holding a lotus bowl

 

 

Hyper Fast-Cedric Ragot ceramic vessel

‘Hyper Fast’ – Cedric Ragot

 

 

Herman Kahler in his workshop by-Laurits Ring-1890

Herman Kahler in his workshop by Laurits Ring

1890

 

Herman A Kahler art pottery vase, Denmark

Chairish

 

 

Ideal Palace-France

Ideal Palace – France

 

 

Postman Ferdinand Cheval created the Ideal Palace

Postman Ferdinand Cheval created the Ideal Palace, working 10 hours a day after doing his post deliveries for 10 hours, over a span of 33 years.

 

Bronze Bowl with Lace--Ursula von Rydingsvard

‘Bronze Bowl with Lace’ — Ursula von Rydingsvard

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I’d rather risk an ugly surprise then rely on things I know I can do.”

 

 

Rodin’s ‘Monument to Balzac’ was originally rejected by the critics in Paris. This overly innovative monument caused such an outrage when it was unveiled in 1898 that the commission was cancelled. Rodin never saw his monument cast in bronze. Balzac is depicted in a monks habit, which he liked to wear as a dressing gown when he was writing. The contours were diffused to create a blurred figure alluding to an impressionist style and a dishevelled appearance was favoured but the unmistakable depth of spirit was overlooked by the superficial critiques.

 

 

Statue of Saint Peter

Rome

 

 

Jean-Michel Voge photo

Jean-Michel Voge photo

 

 

‘Circle’ – Jackson Pollock

1941

 

Juan Bordes ceramic bust

Juan Bordes ceramic bust

 

 

Limestone rock formations. The Stone Forest, Shilin Yi, Yunnan

Limestone rock formations. The Stone Forest, Shilin Yi, Yunnan

photo – Juan Carlos Munoz

 

Roger-Herman abstracted ceramic from

Roger Herman

 

 

‘Woman and Bird’ statue

Barcelona

 

 

 

Joan Miro sculpture

Joan Miro ceramic totem sculpture

 

 

ceramic Buddha figure

Large Hand Painted Clay Buddha Figure

 

 

Slipping Stone Series, 2005----Robyn Horne

Slipping Stone Series—-Robyn Horne

 

 

 

Balancing act at Step, Istanbul

Ceramic sculpture balancing act at Step, Istanbul

 

 

Nathalie Cuvelier-Ya Teak-Pyan-cave-hpa-an-kayin-state-karen-state-Myanmar-burma-asia_u-l-q12s9zz0

Ya Teak Pyan Cave, Myanmar

photo – Nathalie Cuvelier

 

 

Valencia-porta-Almoina-o-dels-RepobladorsThe-last-Cathars

Valencia porta Almoina o dels Repobladors — The last Cathars

 

 

Mount Wudjub Guyun (Hollow Mountain)-–-Gariwerd

My son climbed this mountain recently and noticed the Wandjina (cloud spirit) face in the cave

Mount Wudjub Guyun (Hollow Mountain)-–-Gariwerd

The Grampians, Australia

 

Dragon profile

Mount Wudjub Guyun (Hollow Mountain)-–-Gariwerd

 

 

Pair of porelain Dragon vases

 

 

Batei ishi-–-Dragon Gate

Batei ishi-–-Dragon Gate — Suiseki stone

 

 

Hollow Mountain dragon

Hollow Mountain accent

 

 

 

Outdoor sculpture RHS-garden-Rosemoor

Outdoor sculpture at RHS garden, Rosemoor

 

 

Villa-Monastero-Photograph-by-Judy-Wolinsky

Villa Monastero Neptune – Photograph by Judy Wolinsky

 

 

Visconti classical statues

Villa  Visconti Litta – Milan Province

Italy

 

Villa  Visconti Litta Venus

 

Villa  Visconti Litta palace

 

Villa  Visconti Litta

 

Villa Visconti Litta Venus water feature

 

 

 

Porcelain Venus by Jeff Koons

Porcelain ‘Venus’ by Jeff Koons

NGV Triennial 2020 till April 2021

 

Dionysus statue adoration

 

 

Golden Bodhisattva-Malaysia Ipoh Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple-Gold-Statue

Golden Bodhisattva – Malaysia Ipoh Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple

 

 

Bruce Lee quote

 

 

 

Demeter Goddess of Abundance

Boboli Gardens, Florenc

 

 

Spike Milligan qoute on VeniceClayArtists

 

 

Making a Monumental-clay-pot demonstration

Monumental clay pot demonstration

 

 

ceramics-in-los-angelesPeter-Voulkos-Black-Bulerias-1958-collection-of-John-and-Mary-Pappajohn

Peter Voulkos – ‘Black Bulerias’

1958

 

Scheier-Pottery relief cup

Scheier Pottery

 

 

French ceramicist Georges Jouve---Sculpture--1951---37ins

French ceramicist Georges Jouve—abstract figure sculpture

1951 — 37ins height

 

 

Steven Forbes De soule-ceramic art

Steven Forbes De Soule — Earth and Sky raku vessel

 

 

Art Deco Rene Lalique-Archers Vase

Rene Lalique – ‘Archers Vase’

 

 

dragon abode-Calderona

Dragon abode – Sierra Calderona

Spain

 

 

Michael Lucero - North American Dreamer

Michael Lucero – ‘North American Dreamer’

 

 

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

Painted Pottery Jar made by the House of Art, Albissola-Head design by De Salvo

Milan VI Art Triennial 1936

 

 

'The Lovers' - Raymong Duchanp Villon sculpture relief

‘The Lovers’ – Raymong Duchanp Villon

 

 

Mosaic statue

Mosaic statue at Tarot Gardens – Nikki Saint Phalle

 

 

Mosaic Water Bearer  – Nikki Saint Phalle

 

Red and silver rocket – Nikki Saint Phalle

 

 

The fountain at Wittenberg Platz in Berlin--el_vogel

The fountain mermaid at Wittenberg Platz, Berlin

el_vogel

 

 

Alagir-gorge-on-the-Transcaucasian-highway.largest-equestrian-monuments-in-the-world,-and-it-weighs,-scary-to-say,-28-tons---

One of the largest equestrian monuments in the world weighing 28 tons

Alagir gorge on the Transcaucasian highway

 

 

 

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