Category Archives: Creative

Sculptures by the water



White Buddah -- yuliatettamanti-Flickr

White Buddah Koi pond

Photo — yuliatettamanti, Flickr


Sculptures highlighted by uplifting locations of lakes, rivers and the ocean.


Being a Year of Water Rabbit, which is recognized as one of the most powerful combinations in the Chinese Zodiac, I am continuing my focus on the creative fluidity that is enlivened by the presence of the embracing water element with a collection of sculptures presented in various water enviroments.

Also a 5 minute video of a journey into a exremely remote location in the Kimderley region of North West Australia featuring pure spring waters.


Marble Sculptures Georg Scheele Free of troubles

 ‘ Free of troubles’ – Georg Scheele Marble Sculptures



Dianna The Huntress--Anna Hyatt Huntington. Brookgreen Gardens, Myrtle Beach, SC

‘Dianna The Huntress’ — Anna Hyatt Huntington.



Koichi Ishino –  ‘In the Grey of Daybreak’

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019


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Dragon at Bagillt Beacon site, UK




‘Elephant Rock’ (natural formation) – Iceland




Lake Taupō New Zealand

Maroi relief art

Lake Taupō, New Zealand



‘Leviatano’ – Michael-Shewmaker





Paul Jackson — The Sea Series



Playtime Jurien Bay, Australia, 2019Tom Cannon

‘Playtime’ Tom Cannon

A sea pup playing fetch, showing off a sculptural bunch of kelp

Jurien Bay, Australia, 2019



Autumn leaves frame 'Vase' in stacked slate James Parker Sculpture

Vase in stacked slate —  James Parker Sculpture



Graceful flowing sculpture by Pompeo Marchesi

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge




‘The Giant’ — beach of Fegina, Italy

It is a 1910 sculpture in armed cement and iron, created by Arrigo Minerbi of Ferrara and the engineer Levacher



Bruldsjurk by the Kunstenaarscollectief Patchwork. 1994

Bruldsjurk by the Kunstenaars collectief  — ‘Patchwork’


Steve Nicknell sculpture at coast of East Sooke Regional Park, British Columbia, Canada

Steve Bicknell sculpture at coast of East Sooke Regional Park, British Columbia, Canada

(composite insertion)



Andrew Rogers, Weightless Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022

Andrew Rogers —  ‘Weightless’

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022


Tania Spencer, Inspired by Rosie, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018

Tania Spencer, ‘Inspired by Rosie’,

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018


Aphrodite riding a dolphin over the sea

Aphrodite riding a dolphin over the sea

Terracotta sculpture



The River aka_The Floozie in the Jacuzzi - Victoria Square, Birmingham

The River aka The Floozie in the Jacuzzi

Victoria Square, Birmingham


April Pine, Tidal, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021

April Pine – ‘Tidal’  (aka ‘You don’t say’)

 Photo Jessica Wyld

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021



Australian Marine Observatory by Baca Architects will resemble a whale emerging from water

Australian Marine Observatory by Baca Architects will resemble a whale emerging from water



Australian Marine Observatory


Mary On Mission--Wanner Sculpture Studio

Mary On Mission — Wanner Sculpture Studio



Masayuki Sugiyama, Sight Walk On The Moon, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021. Photo Richard Watson

Masayuki Sugiyama —  ‘Sight Walk On The Moon’

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021

Photo Richard Watson



Matt Sloane

Matt Sloane, Aus.


Matthew Tyrrell Rippon-vineyard-sculpture-#3

Matthew Tyrrell — Rippon vineyard sculpture



Nuliajuk is a goddess lives on the bottom of the sea and controls sea mammals seals, walruses, and sea lions.

Nuliajuk is a goddess who lives in the sea and controls sea mammals seals, walruses, and sea lions.





Michael Sibel,Star Man’

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020



Moai sculpture pair




‘Fountain of Neptune’ — Bologna



Björn Ekegren face sculpture Yugu Lake Yunnan

Björn Ekegren face sculpture — Yugu Lake, Yunnan


Boaz Vaadia Ma'aseyahu Point Leo Sculpture Park

Boaz Vaadia —Ma’aseyahu’

Point Leo Sculpture Park, Victoria



 Jason de Caires Taylor France architecture installations sculpture

Cannes Underwater Museum


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Carving face from cement with a grinder – Jason de Caires Taylor

Cannes Underwater Museum


Cape Gamoda sculpture

Cape Gamoda beach sculpture



Carl Milles -- Jonah

Carl Milles — ‘Jonah’



Chee Kiong Yeo, Monumental sculpture – Triumph (2017), Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022

Chee Kiong Yeo – Monumental sculpture – ‘Triumph’

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022



Chen Wenling, Autumn Moon in the Sky, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017

Chen Wenling,Autumn Moon in the Sky’

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017



Chris Booth — ‘Laminae’

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021


Cui Yi, Time After Time No. 2, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019

Cui Yi, Time After Time No. 2′

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019


Everest-Himalayan sculpture

Himalayan sculpture, Mount Everest in background



Frangulyan Georgy, Dante Virgil, Isola San Michele, Fondementa_Nuova_statue Venezia_Venice

Frangulyan Georgy, Dante Virgil, Isola San Michele, Fondementa Nuova statue  – Venezia




Herbert-Flugelman -- Making-Waves

Herbert Flugelman — Making Waves’




‘Innversion Sphere’ – Bondi


Isabela Lleo Castells, Working in the Clouds, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022

Isabela Lleo Castells,Working in the Clouds’,

Cottesloe WA 2022




La Péri by Gustave Moreau, 1878

‘La Péri’ by Gustave Moreau, 1878



ORISHA OYA Goddess of Wind Yoruba African Statue Sculpture Bronze Finish

Orisha Oya Goddess of Wind

Yoruba African Statue Sculpture Bronze Finish




Wilfried Fitzenreiter sculpture 1988 on the River Spree, Berlin



Lucy Barker, Chrysalis, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021

Lucy Barker, ‘Chrysalis’

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021



Ghora Katora Lake near Rajgir Magadha, India


Owl Moon Sarah McNulty

Owl Moon

photo Sarah McNulty



Peter Mandl– ‘Charites’




Philip Jackson — Glass Slipper’


Philip Jackson's Garden Skittles with Scarlatti gardeb sculpture

Philip Jackson’s ‘Garden Skittles with Scarlatti’



Pohutukawa tree NZ muniki statue

Pohutukawa tree, NZ and Tiki statue



Pond(er) at NGV International

Pond(er) at NGV International, Henry Moore sculpture



Primavera, 2008 by Orazio Barbagallo

Primavera, 2008 by Orazio Barbagallo



Richard Robinson emerging shark

Richard Robinson photo –  emerging shark


Origins by Simon Gudgeon, Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset

‘Origins’ by Simon Gudgeon,

Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset



Capalbio Garavicchio_ _Il_Giardino_dei_Tarocchi_Niki_Saint_Phalle

Capalbio Garavicchio — Il Giardino dei Tarocchi — Niki Saint Phalle



sculpture by lake Helen Gallimoret

Sculpture by lake photo — Helen Gallimoret


Sculpture in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Alexander Calder

Sculpture in the Peggy Guggenheim Venice collection — Alexander Calder




A seal making his way back to the beach at Blairgowie after a misadventure at the nearby shopping strip.



Seal pup found on farm in South Australia 3km from ocean---

A disorientated Seal pup found on a farm in South Australia 3km from the ocean.



Water Cloud Stuart Green Nick Wright Dorrigo, NSW

‘Water Cloud’ — Stuart Green

Donated by Nick Wright at Dorrigo, NSW. Controversialy rejected by some of the locals.


Rain in Mountains_Oleh Lesiuk

‘Rain in Mountains’ — Oleh Lesiuk



Bronze sculpture by Linda Brunker using elements collected from the ocean

Santa Monica bronze sculpture by Linda Brunker using elements collected from the ocean.




Shaping Spirit Driftwood Sculptures by Debra Bernier



‘Sphere’ by Michael Snape



Stephen Page —Paun’




studio view ceramic sphere

Studio view ceramic elliptical form




Talland Bay Hotel sculpture


The Castle by the Sea -- photo Emily Soto

The Castle by the Sea — photo Emily Soto



The Infinity Ring Charles Sherman

‘The Infinity Ring’ — Charles Sherman



The Reefline OMA Miami Beach public sculpture park_Dezeen

Order of Importance, by Leandro Erlich

The Reefline OMA Miami Beach public sculpture park



This bronze sculpture named 'Floating Figure' was sculpted in 1927 by Gaston Lachaise and cast in 1979 by the Modern Art Foundry in New York

This bronze sculpture named ‘Floating Figure’ was sculpted in 1927 by Gaston Lachaise and cast in 1979 by the Modern Art Foundry,NY

Canberra, Aus



Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg sculpture



Tung Min Hu, Ark, Sculpture-by-the-Sea,-Cottesloe-2022

Tung Min Hu — Ark’


vintage glass art Yatch Sailing

Vintage glass art sailing yatch



Visconti and Borromeo of Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta

Villa Visconti statue


Stephen Marr, Thinking It Up, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020

Stephen Marr — ‘Thinking It Up’

Cottesloe 2020



Vlase Nikoleski, Flooded Weir, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022

Vlase Nikoleski —  ‘Flooded Weir’

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022



Water of Life Cathedral Sculpture — Broadbent Studio

‘Water of Life’ Cathedral Sculpture — Broadbent Studio



Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti) Franciscan Garden sculpture

Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti) Franciscan Garden sculpture


Yoshio Nitta, I Put a Moon on the Table, But it Has a Hole and is Lacking, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017

Yoshio Nitta — ‘ I Put a Moon on the Table, But it Has a Hole and is Lacking’





Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Three Obliques’ (Walk In) 1968 installed beside Aristide Maillol’s ‘Action in Chains’ 

Hakone Open Air Museum, 1970




Sacred Healing Springs Journey with Ernie Dingo – Remote Aussie Kimberley

SBS series ‘Going Places With Ernie Dingo’

Any references to ‘Saltwater Mob’, ‘Giant Lizards’, ‘Snapping Handbags’ and ‘Big Lockjaws’ are the local Indigenous Australian , slang description of the Aussie crocodile.



Ochre ocean elevation – blue rabbit emerge



Vision of a rabbit lake surrounded by a rich ochre terrain from an elevation of 3km

NT,  Australia



Rabbit blue lake in middle of OZ


Despite being the Year of the Rabbit, bunnies weren’t really on my radar, having already done a feature post on the refined rabbit. Recently, while indulging in an arial landscape foray for gong shi exploration, I had a chance sighting of an intruiging rabbit lake in the centre of Australia. It was in an auspicious location due to its proximity to Mount Wedge and Pupanya (origin of Indiginous Aussie Art from bark to canvas). This acted as a visual catalyst that motivated me to take a closer look into the Rabbit Year 

As this year is associated with the Water Rabbit, which only comes every 60 years, the last time this happened was in 1963, right on the cusp of an era of  cultural and artistic revolution.The Water Rabbit arouses artistic fluidity, creative virility, feminine flexibility, moderation, balance and moving with the flow. 

At this time the Beach Boys were launching their  breezy Surf Music mania and wave motion imagery was becoming very popular. Even ocean symbolic, shark fin designs were appearing as a frequent feature on most cars cruising around in the sixties. The bold sea sail architectural statement of the Sydney Opera House was also opened in 1963.

Miro, Jackson Pollock, Guido Gambone, Robert Crumb and numerous artists had introduced a freewheeling flow and spirit in their works, emboldened by a carefree abandon. So many shackles were suddenly shed, releasing an irrestistable spirit of freedom which kept expanding along with the far reaching musical innovation and genre fusion unleashed from Coltrane, Hendrix, The Beatles, Miles Davis and countless others in this artistically fertile decade.




Vivid light festival projected onto sails of Sydney Opera House


The currently unique combination of the Water Rabbit, the emergence of Neptune and the beginning of a new Jupiter Grand Transit (2020) is a potent mix for spiritual illumination. I’m now anticipating a new phase of cultural expansion and creativity becoming imminent. I don’t beleive we can assimilate another ride as wild as the last time but I feel there will be a more nurturing component of rejuvination, creative healing, sustanence and preservation. 

Enjoy this collection inspired by rabbits, feminifience, calming beauty, ochre orange, trippy blue palletes, ethereal spontaneous flow and good fortune.




Wavy hair, flowing dresses, Boho Chic, all in the essemce of the peace loving Water Bunny



Ceramic-Vintage drip glaze vallauris

Vintage drip glaze vessel from Vallauris



large stoneware bowl with bright polychrome floral decoration to the interior exterior glazed in black painted signature diameter 35cm

Tchalenko floral bowl



Daniels Kelly ceramic cups

 Kelly Daniels ceramic cups



Jose de Rivera-vintage sculpture

Jose de Rivera vintage sculpture




Alfajar Ceramica Pequeno Formato Alcuza — Small Flask




Flamboyant vintage orange and white striped vase




Rabbit and Chrysanthemum Flower Suiseki/GongShi stone



Art Nouveau fluttering butterfly vase Stephanie Young

Art Nouveau fluttering butterfly vase — Stephanie Young



Annie-Thomas-Burke mosaic design

Annie Thomas Burke — mosaic panel



 Alfajar imaginary of anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures together with the pure abstraction of lines and colors

SpanishAlfajar  — expressive female face vessels



Agnes Weinrich-1920Woman With Flowers

Agnes Weinrich  —  ‘Woman With Flowers’




Anelise Bredow vintage inspired vases

Anelise Bredow vintage inspired vases



Afrofuturism Collages of Kaylan

Afrofuturism Collages of Kaylan




Danseuse de flamenco — Isabelle Tuchband




St Albans Pottery

St Albans Pottery, UK



Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri -- Honey Ant Dreaming

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri — ‘Honey Art Dreaming’


Clifford Possum was an artist of early dot painting activity at Pupunya. His Honey Art Dreaming was featured on the Australian Five Dollar Silver coin.



Vase Sirene 1960 Jean Derval

Vase Sirene — Jean Derval





An interpretation of indigenous dot painting by French artist Melissa Gougeon




Bob Illes —  female sculpture




Sue Tirrell Black Rabbit Star Plate_2019

Sue Tirrell Black Rabbit Star Plate — ‘A bunny Ba Qua’



Portal to another time and place Deborah Halpern

‘Portal to another time and place’ —  Deborah Halpern




5 hand painted nesting doll birds created by Aboriginal artist Leah Brown.River Nesting

5 hand painted nesting doll birds created by Aussie Indigenous artist Leah Brown





Isabelle Tuchband



Banksia-coccinea-flowering-in Stirling Range National Park Terry Dunham

Banksia Coccinea flowering in Stirling Range National Park

photo Terry Dunham



Flowers of Edo Young Womans Narrative Chanting to the Shamisen

Flowers of Edo Young Womans Narrative Chanting to the Shamisen



Monty Dons Gardens of Venice

Monty Don’s ‘Gardens of Venice’



M.Montedoro Art Deco postcard




Irina Charmy Pony

Irina Charmy – ‘Pony’



Lake Titicaca Puma and Rabbit

Lake Titicaca, Puma chasing a Rabbit — The Sacred Lake of the Incas



Natasha Dikareva— Third Eye Poodle



Compressed Spiny Oyster and Mojave TurquoiseCompressed Turquoise Medicine Bear Zuni Fetish

Compressed Spiny Oyster and Mojave Turquoise— Medicine Bear Zuni Fetish



Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Eastern Grey Kangaroo in habitat




Carolyn Genders





Georges Braque — ‘Little Harbor in Normandy’





Alexander Archipenko — ‘Arabian’




Sea Dragon

Sea Dragon



Serpent Rising Alexander Calamei

‘Serpent Rising’ —  Alexander Calamei


— “This dot art piece was inspired during the time of 12/12 /2020 as it was a pinnacle time due to  many stars aligning in our solar system and the dormant energy of the serpent under Uluru rising again. Mother earth is changing and she is waking up in many areas on the planet and Uluru. The centre is the Emotional Chakra of the Earth, waking the dormant serpent to assist with clearing trauma within the consciousness for healing humanity.” — Alexander Calamei




Rising serpent ariel landscape capture

Northern NT




IaRex lAtelier International Artists Residency Exchange




Waylande Gregory Europa and the Bull ca. 1934. Earthenware

Waylande Gregory — ‘Europa and the Bull’

ca. 1934. Earthenware



Christine Brallier -- mosaic blue cat

Christine Brallier — mosaic blue cat

2023 is also Year Of Cat


Bowers Lynn Smier

 Lynn Smier Bowers



Kangpigeon earthenware with glazes and enamels Delinquent children_ Jenny Orchard

‘Kangpigeon’ earthenware with glazes and enamels – Jenny Orchard

Delinquent Children exhibition




‘Dragon and Waves’ 1827

The Yang Dragon is also a polarisation of the Yin Rabbit and their luck. The Water Rabbit is the luckiest sign in the Chinese zodiac calender.




Wings of Victory 1978

Erte — ‘Wings of Victory’




Women Knowledge GatherersAlexander Calamei

‘Women Knowledge Gatherers’  — Alexander Calamei



Gwion-Motif kimberley rock art

 Yowna Gwion – Kimberley rock art



Hellenistic terracotta vase from Centuripe Sicily

Hellenistic terracotta vase — Centuripe, Sicily




My visiting Huntsman spider promoting the amber vibe



Kumakura Junkischi

Kumakura Junkischi



Laura Bird running green woman vessel

Laura Bird  — running naked green woman vessel



mystical iconic Australian grass tree

Magical iconic Australian grass tree attracts fairies according to folklore.




Painted Plate Dudley Vaccianna

Painted Plate Dudley Vaccianna



Buste Feminin en papier mache

Buste Feminin en papier mache – dédé



Centrotevola in terraccotta Jean Cocteau

Centrotevola in terraccotta Jean Cocteau




Italian Pottery- Bowl  —  Fratelli Fanciullacci



Mata Ortiz Pottery by Lazaro Ozuna Silveira Sgraffito Olla


Mata Ortiz Pottery Sgraffito Olla — Lazaro Ozuna Silveira



Chinese Handmade Ceramic Red Blue White Dimensional Dragon Vase

Chinese Handmade Ceramic Red Blue White Dimensional Dragon Vase




Corinna Maguire – lucky octopus cake

Eight legged creatures like the octopus and the spider (and their web) are worthy of contemplation  because they can guide you beyond entrapement from your deep past. The intricate webs and tentacles being symbolic of the entanglement that can bind us. That’s why traditionally they are known to free emotional and creative blocks. As a new era of inner freedom is now emerging, its a great time for some serious release.



Dresden ZwingerChina Qing Zeit 1644–1911

Porcelain Koi  relief teapot — China Qing Zeit 1644–1911

Dresden Zwinger museum



Edward C. Curtis photo





Alfajar –nude figure flask



Barocco -- Richard Tarone And Jacques Massard V Europa Pan And Dionysis19951995

Barocco — Richard Tarone And Jacques Massard — ‘Europa, Pan And Dionysis’



French Art Deco Colonial Vase

French Art Deco Colonial Vase




Imiso ceramics Africasso vessel



Jean Arp sculpture

Jean Arp sculpture



Joely Clinkard Small Red Spring STROLL Vessel

Joely Clinkard —  Small Red Spring Stroll Vessel



BUTHAUD-Rene -- Plate

Rene Buthaud large plate



Michael Kay circus performers

Michael Kay circus riders




James Webb Telescope Detects An Asteroid Roughly The Size Of Romes Colosseum

Reaching Out  — recent image from the James Webb Telescope




Rabbit Island, Valsanzibio garden, Italy

During the Venice plague of the 1630’s, Giovani  Barbarigo made a vow to the Divine that if his family survived, he would create a grand garden at Valsanzibio.

Monty Don




Large Cobalt Ground Satsuma Vase

Large cobalt ground Satsuma vase





MaPo Kinnord  — ‘Cosmic key’



Ren Buthaud French Art Deco Ceramic Vase Nude Figures

Ren Buthaud French Art Deco ceramic vase with nude figures




Richard Erdman



Sophie MacCarthy Open Houses 2013 Wandsworth Artists

Sophie MacCarthy




Cruising whale rider



Maureen Minchin jug

Maureen Minchin jug


Longwy Figural Ceramic Vase, Longwy France Circa 1930

Longwy Figural Ceramic Vase, Longwy France

Circa 1930



Les Namingha pottery

Les Namingha pottery



Moon gazing hare



Palais Bulles France

Palais Bulles, France





Rudy Autio



Lively, large blue dragon teapot




French Art Nouveau vase with floral relief



Ryuichi Kakurezakis sake bottle stoneware

Ryuichi Kakurezakis sake bottle

6 in. 15 cm in height – stoneware. 2015

photo George Bouret



Mykonos pottery display wall

Mykonos inventive pottery display wall



Young-Stephanie ceramic vessels set

Stephanie Young – ceramic vessels set



photo George Boure Lucien Koonces tokkuri 5½ in. 14 cm in height stoneware 2015

 Lucien Koonces — Tokkuri — 5½ in. 14 cm in height, stoneware 2015

photo George Boure



Rebecca Zweibel-Boat

Rebecca Zweibel  ceramic ‘Boat’



Steve Bicknell

Steve Bicknell abstract dancers sculpture



Satsuma Plate Japan 20th century round with three dragons in low relief

Satsuma Plate with three dragons in low relief




Herbie Hancock and his Shelby Cobra

( built in Venice California. USA)


The bunny luck was working for Herbie in 1963 when he acquired this Cobra car on a whim in NY for $6000, with money from his paycheck from his huge hit Watermelon Man. He had also just recorded a song called King Cobra, which he described as an attempt to “expand the flow [of jazz tunes and chords] so that it would go in directions beyond the usual” This was the beginning of  his expanding journey into fusion music that also included building the Funk genre in the 70’s. He still owns the Cobra, currently worth 2 $million.



The Beach Boys with Ray Charles ‘Sail On, Sailor’

Masters of Harmony meeting the Master of Soul, 25th Beach Boys Anniversary Tour, 1987




‘Free’ – Prince, Larry Graham, Chaka Khan, Graham Central Station



Boom Crash Opera — ‘The Best Thing’



Striking clayart designs featuring Monochrome




Large incised vase – Tjinpuna William



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


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

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

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

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





Wedgwood – Lee Broom products design




‘Arches Vase’ — Matthew Ward




Vintage Black and White ovoid ceramic  vessel  —  Alejandra Jones



Andrew-Ludick-ceramic vessels

Andrew Ludick





Barbara Pfeiffer ceramic black and white raku fish




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

Handmade Oval Ceramic Forms by Jun Kaneko



Christiane Barbato black and white serving bowl

 Black and white serving bowl  —  Christiane Barbato



Cmielow serwis Antyki i Sztuka Strona 2 Allegro

Cmielow Serwis —  Antyki I Sztuka Strona —  Allegro



Colleen Halford Ceramics

Colleen Halford Ceramics



Virgil Ortiz-Taboo-contemporary-ceramic-art

Virgil Ortiz – ‘Taboo’




Antonia Campi

Antonia Campi —  ceramic jug




Vintage Black White striped pitcher




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





Nicolas Contreras



‘Hanè with gesture’

Beverly Morrison  – White Stoneware Satin Glaze




CBacon — Pottery vase in the wild



Dish with Harbour Scene circa 1990

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



Eckhard Engler vase

Eckhard Engler vase



Glazing Ceramics with Wood Ashes the Japanese Nuka Glaze

Press-Moulded Bottle, Shoji Hamada, 1963

Japanese Nuka Glaze using Wood Ashes




Sylvie Godart — tree motif vase




Gorrogarah Binjdil — overcast tea tree creek dish



Designer Diarra Bousso



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

Alex Hodge — ‘We Belong Only to Ourselves’

Hand Built and Carved Porcelain Vase



Cone Bowl Overlaping Lines Penny Fowler

Cone Bowl Overlaping Lines — Penny Fowler




Lemaire Gregoire ceramic vase

Lemaire Gregoire



Lurking Crab Bowl

Lurking Crab Bowl – C Bacon




Pam Dodds His Miracle hand thrown turned and cut porcelain

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



Matthew Ward Studio-pair of ceramic bottles

Matthew Ward Studio



Pairing Elements Lindsay Rogers Ceramics

Pairing Elements —  Lindsay Rogers Ceramics



Scheurich Lora. Schlossberg Fat Lava vase

Scheurich — Lora Schlossberg Fat Lava vase




Schlossberg — ‘Roulette’ vase


Barbara Billoud french ceramicist

Barbara Billoud





‘Reimagining the Divine as You’

Sgrafitto bottle – Alex Hodge

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



Slab built stoneware vessels are by German artist Monika Debus

Slab built stoneware vessels — Monika Debus



Elizabeth-Kendall-EK Ceramics

Elizabeth Kendall Black and White  ceramic containers



Hand painted Wine bottle art

Hand painted Wine bottle art




Irene Vase  — Zbigniew Śliwowska Wawrzyniak




Jun-Kaneko Dango sculpture

Jun Kaneko Dango sculpture



Kare Berven Fjeldsaa-1955.

Kare Berven Fjeldsaa





Pablo Picasso – Chouette, 1957




Kristy Jo Beber – Fish Plate



tusk rhino trail

Tusk Rhino Trail, London



Pichet Gothique aux feuilles, Picasso,

Pichet Gothique aux feuilles, Picasso

1952, Ist Dibs



Vicky-Lindo Oh I on wangs could rise

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



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

Vintage 50s RUSCHA GRAPHIS Vase Kurt Tschorner West German Pottery



Ron Mello Lidded ceramic sgrafitto vessel

Ron Mello — Lidded ceramic sgrafitto vessel




Rupert Jack sgraffito vase




Monika Debus — slab built stoneware vessel



Sodeisha Legend Yagi Kazuo early White Flower Vase

Yagi Kazuo ‘Early White Flower’ Vase




Sculptral vessel from ceramic artist Nicholas Arroyave



th2studio ceramic plate

th2studio ceramic plate




Tim Christensen sgrafitto lidded jar



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

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




Vivka and Otto Heino

Vivka and Otto Heino



White Felix Bowl Set -- Mathew Ward

White Felix Bowl Set — Mathew Ward



Yvette Glaze -- Shadow Play

Yvette Glaze — Shadow Play



Zsolnay Hand painted vase with BIRD decor

Zsolnay Hand painted BIRD decor vase



Ceramic Black and White Spaniel Dog Decorative Sculpture Italy 1960s

Black and White Spaniel Dog Sculpture

Italy 1960s



Aguilart  Decoracion Moderna


Tim Christensen Grasslands vase

Tim Christensen ‘Grasslands’ vase



Sally-Russell totem black white

Sally Russell totem black white





Ruscha Scheurich Fat Lava




Sue Scobie, NZ




Kim Ceramik crackle glaze vase



Georgie Gardiner b;ack and white vessel

Georgie Gardiner black and white vessel




Sarah-Cihat line series

Sarah Cihat porcelain



Contemporary Abstract sculpture, Sheryl Zacharia, Rocking Triangle

Abstract sculpture, Sheryl Zacharia– ‘Rocking Triangle’



Rick-Rudd ceramic bottle

Rick-Rudd ceramic bottle




Martyna Nysk Photography

 Andrea and Rozarka

Martyna Nysk Photography




Georges Braque — Stylized Dove sculpture



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

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

Acoma Pueblo Potter Diedra Romero



Robert Lallemant French Art Deco Ceramic Vase 1928

Robert Lallemant — French Art Deco Ceramic Vase





Indigenous Aussie Art Fair Tarnanthi

The 2022 Taranathi Art Fair

14-17 Oct 2022 online

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



Katherine NgallamettaMinh Punchiy-2020

Katherine Ngallametta — Minh Punchiy





Jay Jurrupula Rostron — ‘Mimih Dancing’

Lino print on silk fabric



Lyarra Lyarra Wren-2022-Anita Ratara

‘Lyarra Lyarra Wren’  – Anita Ratara


Mabu Mayi bush tucker screenprinted cotton in shadow frame 2022

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



Mayhmayh Bird 2022 Larry Bangarr

‘Mayhmayh Bird— Larry Bangarr



Mima-Smart -- Dreaming-2022

Mima Smart — ‘Dreaming’




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

Photograph: Paul Jakubowski



Adrian Jangala Robertson with this amazing painting Yalpirakinu

Adrian Jangala Robertson —  ‘Yalpirakinu’



Arts-Ceduna -- Beaver Lennon

‘Salt Lake of Gawler Rangers’  —  Beaver Lennon




Christine Tschuna – ‘Rockhole’




Christine Holroyd 22 My Grandpas Body Paint.

Christine Holroyd  —  ‘My Grandpas Body Paint’


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


Coiled Pandanus Basket 2021Selina Nadjowh

Coiled Pandanus Basket  —  Selina Nadjowh

2021 –  Injalak Arts and Crafts Aboriginal Corporation



‘Connection To Country’  – Kelly Taylor

Acrylic on canvas —  Arts Ceduna




Michael Mungula — ‘Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella)’

Milingimbi Art and Culture – 2022

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


Ngalmangiyi Long Necked Turtle 2022 Connie Nayinggul

‘Ngalmangiyi Long Necked Turtle’ — Connie Nayinggul




‘Turtle Plate’ — Graeme Beamish Bonnington




Luke Djalagarrarra ‘Bird’



Mangroves at Night_Maxine Charlie 2018

‘Mangroves at Night’ – Maxine Charlie



Whale Dreaming-2021-Verna Lawrie

‘Whale Dreaming’ — Verna Lawrie




Kija Country screenprinted linen in shadow frame black 2022Rowena Morgan

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



Marie Manadoblock printed cotton

Marie Manadoblock — printed cotton



Tanya Singer photography

Tanya Singer photography



Sea Turtle With-Fish -- Elliot Koonutta

‘Sea Turtle With Fish’ — Elliot Koonutta




Thepa Ntjaarra Birds 2022 Anita Ratara

Thepa Ntjaarra Birds’ — Anita Ratara



Mervyn Rubuntja etching Yapa Honey Ant Dreaming 2021

Mervyn Rubuntja etching

‘Yapa Honey Ant Dreaming’, 2021



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

Nancy Jackson and Mrs Burke near Warakurna Western Australia, 2011

photo by Rhett Hammerton


Babbarra Womens CentreMududu Mud Crab And Romolo 2022Lucy Yarawanga

Mududu Mud Crab And Romolo  — Lucy Yarawanga-2022

Babbarra Womens Centre


Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala

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


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

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



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

Dhambit Munungurr —  ‘Ocean’

–natural pigments and acrylic on eucalyptus bark



Doris Bushartist_outside with her art

Doris Bush Nungarrayi


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

Kelly Taylor

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



Living on Country Kelly Taylor

‘Living on Country’ — Kelly Taylor



Shortstgallery-Freda-Brady-Ngayuku] Ngura My Country

Freda Brady –  Ngayuku Ngura My Country




Weaving from the Milingimbi artists

Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre


Ngadiyali Russell Wanapuyngu photo-Ben Ward

Ngadiyali Russell Wanapuyngu

photo – Ben Ward




Tony Raguwanga Cameron — ‘Dog’

Gunga (Pandanus Spiralis) fibre sculpture

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts


Mylene Holroyd -- Shell Women 2022

Mylene Holroyd — ‘Shell Women’ 2022



Ashley Fitzgerald

Ashley Fitzgerald



Freshwater story

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

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




Vibrant Belgian Designer in Marrakech




Abstract face plate — LRNCE Ceramics  Artist Laurence Leenaert

Marrakech, Morocco



Laurence Leenaert


Leenaert discovers her designer trajectory in Morocco


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



‘Shens’ painting  — LRNCE


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

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



Lrnce ceramic vase




Jacquard Fabric Chairlrnce objects chair




Lrnce Studio bottle vase



Lrnce-Studio-Neas Terra Cotta' Cotton Jacket

‘Neas Terra Cotta’ Cotton Jacket with Jacquard Fabric




LRNCE-studio-ceramic vessel

LRNCE Hand painted vase



lrnce wall painting and decor

lrnce wall painting and decor




Hand painted twin handled vase by Laurence Leenaert

Hand painted twin handled vase with relief panel

Laurence Leenaert



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

Henri Matisse ‘Zorah on the Terrace’, 1912

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow



LRNCE soft furnishings and ceramics




lrnce – ‘Le Palmier’ vase

height 24 ins




Lrnce ceramic charger



LRNCE hand painted ceramic vases and objects



Woven Jacquard Fabric Pouffelrnce textiles pouffes - Hanif

 Pouffe – lrnce textiles pouffes  – Woven Jacquard Fabric –  Hanif




lrnce ceramic vessels



Laurence Leenaert in Marrakech courtyard



lrnce ceramics plates

Four handpainted LRNCE plates




Laurence in her Marrakech studio

photo by Jack Johns



LRNCE embroided-hanging

LRNCE embroided cotton hanging




Large ‘Chetan’ vase – LRNCE




Embroided cotton wall hanging – Lrnce



Ayoub wearing the Anwar shirt - Lrnce studio

Ayoub wearing the Anwar shirt



lrncem ceramics abstract-fruit dish

lrnce ceramic abstract fruit dish




Laurence Leenaert line drawing on vases




Morrocan vases by LRNCE



Scene de campagne.-1971

‘Scene de campagne’ — Jacques Azema



1855 Moroccan Saddles His Horse Hermitage Museum Eugene_Ferdinand_Victor_Delacroix

‘Moroccan Saddles His Horse’  Eugene Delacroix – 1855

Hermitage Museum



Lrnce Morroccan pottery

Lrnce – modernist pottery



lrnce burnt orange glazed pottery

Lrnce – rich orange glaze pottery



a royal palace in Morocco Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant

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




Embroided cushion — lrnce




French Tribal Dance ovoid vessel



Large Saladier bowls



lrnce ceramics bowls Gabriela Hand Painted Ceramic Large Saladier

lrnce ‘Gabriela’ Hand Painted Ceramic Large Saladier



jalil wool embroided on cotten panel

Jalil — wool embroided on cotten framed panel




Large lrnce charger




LRNCE cotten jacket



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

Marrakech Jemaa El Fna  — Kristen McMenamy by Peter Lindbergh

1990 Paris Vogue




lrnce store display,  A New Tribe, London



Paul and Talitha Getty in Marrakech courtyard

Paul and Talitha Getty in Marrakech courtyard

photo by Peter Lindbergh, 1970




White wrought iron modernist line chairs – LRNCE




Liberation from The Tyranny of the Inevitable


Amanda Ward - At The Top

Amanda Ward – ‘At The Top’


Marvelous melange of uplifting clayarts.


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

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


leunig---Tyranny of the Inevitable

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

escaping ‘The Tyranny Of The Inevitable’ —  Michael Leunig




‘Life Force’ – Michael Leunig




Golden/silver ceramic Sun table lamp by Georges Pelletie



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



jiha-Moon- red lips vessel

Jiha Moon



Clemens Briels Lasenora -- Passionada

Clemens Briels Lasenora — ‘Passionada’




Stacey-Manser-Knight female swimmer drinking cup

Stacey Manser Knight female swimmer drinking cup



Stacey Manser Knightsexy kitten candleholder

Stacey Manser Knight – sexy kitten candle holder



Steve Bicknell turquoise blues figure sculpture

Steve Bicknell — turquoise blue garden figure sculpture




‘The Messy Teddy’ 09 –Agustina Garrigou




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

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




Turquoise Fish Totem garden sculpture

Turquoise Fish Totem garden sculpture



Tigger tiger Naughty Cat by Nolan Windholtz of Round Tree Pottery

Tigger tiger Naughty Cat by Nolan Windholtz of Round Tree Pottery




Vertical Lenticular Jug by Alfajar




Abandoned Spainish church converted into a mural-covered skatepark




Monumental highway vase at Accolay Poterie

Monumental highway vase at Accolay Potterie, France



Accolay Potteries vintage 1960s ceramic vase

Accolay Potteries vintage ceramic vase



Akio Takamori face vessel

Akio Takamori face vessel



Jenny Mendez


Kelly Wearstler-African Sculpture

Kelly Wearstler – African Sculpture




Niki de Saint Phalle — Bete gentille





Alexander Archipenko — ‘Woman with a Fan’




‘Bag Lady Ice Floes’ — Debra Sloan



Beautiful green Mimetite with pseudo cubic orange Wulfenite

Rising Green Duck — Green Mimetite with pseudo cubic orange Wulfenite




Botanically enhanced bust



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

Birger Johannes Kaipiainen



Bohemian Crystal octopus- designed by Jiri Pacine

Bohemian Crystal metamorphiic marvel octopus- designed by Jiri Pacine



1980s Rosenthal ceramic CABINET PLATE with black white Fornasetti image

 Rosenthal ceramic Cabinet plate with black white Fornasetti image



Bluewater Avery Venus Egg of Time Sculpture

Bluewater Avery ‘Venus Egg of Time’ Sculpture



Ceramic octopus sculpture by JUDY FOX

Octopus sculpture by Judy Fox



Carafe a liqueur de marque Garnier Liqueurs Enghien

Carafe –Garnier Liqueurs, Enghien France

Made in Italy



Cloisonne work Ox TurningUniverse MasterZhang Tonglu

Cloisonne work ‘Ox Turning Universe’ — Master Zhang Tonglu




Colin Burn‘s Pearl Royale chess set

Colin Burn‘s Pearl Royale chess set



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

Daniel and the Lion in terracotta by WilliamNewland



Figure of a woman ceramic handmade sculpture

‘Figure of a woman’ ceramic handmade sculpture —

Pablo – Art of Toreadors, Bulls



Picasso – ‘Taureau’ terracotta charger plate. 1957


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



Pablo Picasso linocut toros vallauris the matador 1959

Pablo Picasso –  linocut Toros, The Matador

Vallauris, 1958



Pablo Picasso Taureau 1945

Pablo Picasso painting ‘Taureau’



Reclining woman and Picador with guitar Pablo Picasso 1963 MutualArt

‘Les vendangeurs’ (The Grape Harvesters)

A linocut of a reclining  woman and a Picador

Pablo Picasso, 1959


Mostra Picasso MIC Faenza_4300

‘Mostra Picasso’, MIC Faenza



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

Pablo Picasso — ceramic Centaure jug




Pablo PicassoMatador’

Featured at the Picasso Century, NGV, see below



Corrida –  The death of a woman bullfighter




Bull, Skull, Fruit, Pitcher -- Pablo Picasso

Bull, Skull, Fruit, Pitcher — Pablo Picasso



Dominique Pouchain vintage bull sculpture




Terracotta twin handled vase with pastel decor — Pablo Picasso



Ceramic tri-legged-bird-jug

Tri Legged bird jug




Picasso Bull statue, NY



Pablo Picasso zoomorphe vase  ‘La Tarasque’



Picasso 1909 Woman with Mandolin Hermitage St Petersburg

Picasso  — ‘Woman with Mandolin’, 1909

Hermitage, St. Petersburg




Pablo Picasso ceramic sculptures

MIC Faenza, Italy



Bull vessel – Pablo Picasso




Le Carmen des Carmen-1964.

Pablo Picasso — ‘Le Carmen des Carmen’



Picasso-bull lithograph

Picasso – bull lithograph


Picasso-Madoura matadfor charger

Picasso – Madoura Matador charger



Museo Buitrago Ceramic with Bulls Head by Picasso




Model make-up inspired by a Picasso painting




‘Buste de matador’ — Pablo Picasso



Stage Costume-Pablo Picasso-Parade-1917

Stage Costume by Pablo Picasso for Parade, 1917


The Corrida by Pablo Picasso

The Corrida by Pablo Picasso


The Matador bronze sculpture by Rintoul Booth

The Matador bronze sculpture by Rintoul Booth



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



French MCM bull pitcher/jug



Vintage Jimenez Ceramics California Pottery Bull and Matador

Vintage Jimenez Ceramics, California Pottery Bull and Matador




Vintage Spanish Matador Ceramic Figurine Bull Fighter



Pablo Picasso – ‘Cavalier et cheval’




Pablo Picasso — ‘Gros oiseau corrida’,




Pablo Picasso — Bust of a Woman with Hat



1955 Pablo Picasso Matador and a Bull Ceramics Plate

 Pablo Picasso Matador and a Bull Ceramics Plate

1955  — Chairish



Pablo Picasso_Les Banderilles

Pablo Picasso — ‘Les Banderilles’




Picasso Matado



Blessing With A Bull A Gift For Pablo Picasso Vladimir Fomin

Blessing With A Bull A Gift For Pablo Picasso

Vladimir Fomin



Before The Thrust

Before The Thrust Pablo Picasso


Brutalist Sculpture Matador and Bull MCM VintagePicasso

Brutalist Sculpture of Matador and Bull

MCM Vintage


Bull head rhyton pottery Crete 1500-1450_BC

Bull head rhyton pottery, Crete



ElviraParisi etsyVintage Matador Bull painted figurines toreador ceramic

Vintage Matador Bull painted figurines

Elvira Parisi etsy



Le matador et femme Е loiseau

Le matador et femme Е loiseau – Pablo Picasso



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

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




‘Knight in Armor’  Madoura ceramic charger – Pablo Picasso



Picasso terracotta bull



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

10 June to 20 October,2022


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



‘Three figuress under a tree’ – Picasso Century Exhibition


Bather with beach ball

‘Bather with beach ball’ – Pablo Picasso



Reclining Woman-Picasso photo by Kate-Shanasy

‘Reclining Woman’ – Picasso

photo by Kate Shanasy



‘A very happy picture’ by Dorothea Tanning




Crying Woman umbrella




‘Invisible Lion Horse Sleeping Woman’ – Salvador Dali



Madoura Pottery Vallauris manufacturer Woman lamp vase-1955

Madoura Pottery Vallauris Picasso Woman lamp vase




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




The Kiss (Le Baiser) – Pablo Picasso




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




picasso-garden-Picasso and Françoise Gilot in 1951

Picasso and Françoise Gilot in 1951

Picasso Century Exhibition



“La Baie de Cannes –Picasso




Buste De Femme — Pabhlo Picasso



Wifredo Lam painting  ‘SANS TITRE’






Praying Mantis dancing on Divine Breath



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




Praying Mantis perilously close to a just trimmed Diosma branch




Morning-sun worship – Minnie and Azure


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

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


diosma-breath of God

Diosma Confetti Bush also known as Divine Breath




Manicured Diosma shrub with large lemon tea tree in background



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



Mantide Geotermica by Fabiosar



Justin Baker-preying mantis on fence

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



Another fascinatling encounter with an unexpected green visitor.



Kwan yin statue with visiting cicada

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


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


Life imitating art



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


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




Agile gracile opossum  — Giordano Rossi photo



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

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

Carlo Bonte




High flying jay by Lasse Kurkela




Snowy owl — photo by Brian Kushner




Bernard Palissy, 1565-85.

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London.



Flying geese



Alex-Maisey Australian Lyre Bird

Alex Maisey  — Foraging Australian Lyre Bird




Sulphur crested cockatoo—Alison Langevad



Australian water-dragon on rock

Aussie water dragon



Bennetts Wallaby snacking on a Casuarina tree for breakfast in Tasmania

Bennetts Wallaby eating a breakfast snack from a Casuarina tree



rare image of blanket octopus

Rare image of a blanket octopus




Sleeping herd of elephants in Yunnan




@yashasnarayan Wild.Arc leopard reclining

Leopard reclining — @yashasnarayan Wild.Arc




‘Woman with fox’ – Jessie Mooy


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



‘Lady with a wild Cat’  — Jessie Mooy




‘Aren’t I Pretty’ by Con Duyvestyn



Chamaleon symmetry

Chamaleon symmetry




Wompoo fruit dove




Friendly octopus in South Africa



red asasssain bugs

Red assassin bugs



Red cushion sea star off the coast of Belize

Red cushion sea star off the coast of Belize



red-fox by Konsta Punkka

 Red fox – photo by Konsta Punkka



Stacey Manse Knight

Stacey Manser Knight – red fox pourer




Large 10.5 inch creamware vase from Amphora Czechoslovakia



kookaburra at water fountain

Kookaburra at water fountain

Rob Clay photo




 Octopus in the Torre Guaceto state nature reserve

photo by Romano Gianluca


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

Freeriding frog on a turtle at Padang Indonesia

photographer Yan Hidayat


Gran Canaria Island--Juan Ramon Rodriguez

Gran Canaria Island–Juan Ramon Rodriguez photographer




Blue banded bees that use buzz pollination

Blue banded bee  using buzz pollination




Blue crowned Motmot



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

Cuddling Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies (Petrogale penicillata)

Little River Gorge in East Gippsland — photo Jim Reside


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

 Chestnut tailed starling Satchari National Park

photo by Touhid Parvez Biplob



vitorb barbosa photo-ILHA_DE_TRINDADE_-

Trinidad crab — Vitorb Barbosa photo




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



Regal ring-necked snake




Eastern spinebill

Nelson Victoria, — photo by John Eley




An emu wandering thru the suburban streets of Adelaide




Blood pheasant




Kangaroos feasting on fruit




Jamie Smith MorvellBlack faced Monarch MonarchToolangi

Black faced Monarch at Toolangi

Photography by Jamie Smith Morvell



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

 Colourful grain silo murals —  Jimmy DVate

Rochester in Victoria, Australia


Jonas Gratzer sea turtle

Jonas Gratzer — slow cruising sea turtle



Jurgen Otto-peacock spider

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



Giraffe in the foresst hand carved wooden bowls by gordon pembridge

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



konstapunkka@kpunkkaA Short eared owl and Ural owl

[email protected] — Ural owl



Colorful Lady Gouldian Finch

Colorful Lady Gouldian Finch



Lae-cassowary living dinosaur from Queensland

A Lae-cassowary living dinosaur from Queensland rainforest



Hand crafted Lisa Lloyd Bee

Hand crafted Lisa Lloyd Bee




Swamp wallaby joeys



long legged jacana the jesus bird

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



Martyna Nysk Photography Beauty and her wolfie

 ‘Beauty and her wolfie’

Martyna Nysk Photography


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

Draught horses mural at Goorambat Silos – painted by Jimmy DVate



Noduled Sea Star Patomarazul

Noduled Sea Star  — Patomarazul




Masked Owl


Barn Owl David Cooke Ceramic Sculptures

Barn Owl by David Cooke Ceramic Sculptures




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



Papilio machaon the queen of butterflies

Papilio machaon — the queen of butterflies



Tree hugging goanna also known as a lace monitor



Climbing Goanna in Victoria, Australia



Dragonesque Goanna with Chris Humfrey at Wild Action Zoo




Possum at Boonah Park

Young possum at Boonah Park, QLD




The right handed crab apple poacher. Crimson Rosella

The right handed crab apple poacher –  Crimson Rosella



Shanghai Lao Wu —  Snow Owl



Spilostethus pandurus is a species of ground bug by Flavio

Spilostethus pandurus  ground bug by Flavio



Kangaroo watching an early morning Tasmanian sunrise


Mosaic Pelican seat -- _Bob Sherri Hunter

Mosaic Pelican twin seat — Sherri Warner Hunter

Hacienda Mosaico


relaxingHarbor-Seal---Sherri Warner Hunter

Harbor Seal—Sherri Warner Hunter


Scarlet Banksia -- Nick Monaghan

Banksia coccinea – Scarlet Banksia — Nick Monaghan




Red spotted frog — Rebecca Hillman


chinese porcelain vase table lamp

Chinese porcelain  table lamp



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

A pair of glossy black cockatoos on Kangaroo Island.

Photograph Michael Barth


Heicomus_Butterfly_cup by Irina S. Zaytceva

Heicomus Butterfly cup – Irina S. Zaytceva



Yosemite squirrel— photo by Chris Hood



@aussieark young Tasmanian Devil

Young Tassie Devil



Australian bustard Barkly Tablelands NT Lisa Nunn

Australian bustard  – Photo — Lisa Nunn

Barkly Tablelands NT



endangered kea is the worlds only alpine parrot

The endangered kea is the worlds only alpine parrot




Natural bird figure cave facade – Kyneton



Martyna Nysk Photography-girl in white dress with donkey

Martyna Nysk Photography



purple-bird - Violet-backed starling

Violet backed starling




William Robinson–Gang Gang cockatoo


Young tiger climbing a tree Ranthambore tiger reserve India Richard Barrett

A young tiger climbing a tree

Ranthambore tiger reserve India, Richard Barrett photo



Large vase with handles in majolica decorated in symbolist style

Symbolist style tiger vase




Marcel Boucher — rare Art deco Praying Mantis brooch

c 1937

1st Dibs



Praying Mantis



Beatrice Wood Centre –

Patrick Crabb – A Search for the Ancients






Ceramic shard Jar by Patrick Crabb



JAC 60th Anniversary



Greg Daly  — round vase, 2021

Line of Sight series – – Photo – John Daly


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

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

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

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

Free event: bookings essential

The exhibiting artists are:

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



Granite Warriors ceramic vessels --Pippin Drysdale

‘Granite Warriors’ ceramic vessels — Pippin Drysdale



Pippin Drysdale



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

Shanon Garson–‘Beauty and Terror’ – 2020


1._Dan Elborne -- Conduit_sample_collection_hero_image_2021_Photography_by_Grace_Yu_of_Studio_Bitsy

Dan Elborne — ‘Conduit’ – Slipcast stained stoneware



Damon Moon fox profile

Damon Moon


Alison Milyika Carroll Kungkarangkalpa__Seven Sisters 2022_Photo_Courtesy_Ernabella_Arts.21ffdd2

Alison Milyika Carroll — Kungkarangkalpa –  ‘Seven Sisters’



David Ray - Mutated Tureen 2021.__40cmH_36cm__23cm_W._Earthernware__gold_decals_enamel_Photo_Chris_Saunders-

David Ray – ‘Mutated Tureen’ 

2021. — Photo – Chris Saunders


Early morning mist clearing to fine_High walled bowl form___32cms_D_X_23cms_H_Multi_glazed_Mid_fire_2021_Photo_Michal_Kluvanek_Side_view1

Jeffery Mincham – ‘Early morning mist clearing to fine’

High walled bowl form



Gerry Wedd Welcome Pot_2015_Photo--Grant Hancock

Gerry Wedd – ‘Welcome Pot’

2015 – Photo–Grant Hancock




‘Here the time flies’ – Glenn Barkley



Glenn Barkley




Bulb Vase  –  Glenn Barkley



HFreeman_small acts of care and repair_2021

‘Small acts of care and repair’  – Honor Freeman




Jane Sawyer_-- Collapse

Jane Sawyer  —   ‘Collapse’




Jeff Mincham


Tania Rollond_rise and fall_2021

Tania Rollond – ‘Rise and Fall’




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

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




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

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




Greg Daly-Brooding_Sky_2019

Greg Daly – ‘Brooding Sky’




Man.garr Marsupium / PennyEvans_2021 ceramic pendant

Man.garr Marsupium  – Penny Evans



Owen Rye_Jar_3_2019

Owen Rye – Jar





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

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




Kenji Uransihi_Hero_Image

Kenji Uransihi – Hero Image



Ben Richardson - Sheltering_2022

Ben Richardson – ‘Sheltering’



Susan Frost - Rise_A_Photo_Grant_Hancock

Susan Frost – Rise A

Photo – Grant Hancock



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

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



More events for 2022 —


International Artists Residency Exchange (IARE)workshops 2022

Saint Raphaël  CÔTE D’AZUR





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

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


Sharon Thompson



Sharon Thompson having fun with decals workshop

Sharon Thompson




Sharon Thompson — having fun with decals



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



Anthony-Merino-Symmetrical Patterning on 3-Dimensional Forms

Anthony Merino Symmetrical Pattern on 3-Dimensional Forms



Anthony Merino



Anthony Merino Symmetrical Patterning



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

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




‘Here Was a Bee’ – Natasha Dikareva




Early Bird Brings Lucid Dreams 2 by Natasha Dikareva

‘Early Bird Brings Lucid Dreams 2’ by Natasha Dikareva



Cloud Man by Natasha Dikareva

‘Cloud Man’  –  Natasha Dikareva



Inhale Deeply and Say Om ceramic sculpture

‘Inhale Deeply and Say Om’ — Natasha Dikareva



natasha dikareva workshop

Natasha Dikareva



Natasha Dikreva-- Letting Out

Natasha Dikreva — ‘Letting Out’




‘Smila’ – Natasha Dikreva

– stoneware, glazes, blown glass




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


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


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






‘Echoes of the River’ — Nada Murphy exhibition

Create – Connect – Country

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


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



‘Spillway at the Crossing II’   –   Nada Murphy

Pate de verre glass bowl



Quajabin-Nada Murphy

‘Quajabin’ – Nada Murphy



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

‘Riverbank After the Rain II’ – Nada Murphy




‘View from the Peak’  Nada Murphy

2021 – oil on canvas



‘Climbing the trees II’ – Nada Murphy



Does Not Hold Water  – Nada Murphy

Coiled vessels with black fleece



‘Salt preserved II’ – Nada Murphy



They always bring you home©Nada Murphy

‘They always bring you home’ — ©Nada Murphy



Stardust and Other Dreams

‘Stardust and Other Dreams’   –  Nada Murphy




Small Works, Great Artists annual exhibition


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


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

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



Claudi Casanovas-Block No.-17 2001

Claudi Casanovas- ‘Block No.17′




Claudi Casanovas- ‘Block No.17′




Small Works, Great Artists annual exhibition

London 2022



Gertrud Vasegaard Beaker with geometrical rhomboids-1970s

Gertrud Vasegaard Beaker with geometrical rhomboids



Gwyn Hanssen Pigott Bowl c. 1995

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott Bowl c. 1995


Tatsuzo Shimaoka Pair of yunomi

Tatsuzo Shimaoka — Pair of yunomi


Inger Rokkjaer Raku bowl c. 1984

Inger Rokkjaer Raku bowl

c. 1984


Jacques Kaufmann Wild Strata 2018

Jacques Kaufmann ‘Wild Strata’



Jacques Kaufmann 'Wild Strata'-2018-

Jacques Kaufmann ‘Wild Strata’



Joanna Constantinidis Ceramic Flattened bottle c. 1980

Joanna Constantinidis — Ceramic Flattened bottle

c. 1980


John Ward Black and white vessel c. 2005

John Ward Black and White vessel

c. 2005


Karen Bennicke-Multi-X

Karen Bennicke ‘Multi X’  ceramic sculpture



Karen Bennicke-Multi X-2021

Karen Bennicke – Multi X



Koji Hatakeyama cast bronze vessels

Koji Hatakeyama cast bronze vessels



Lucie Rie Hans Coper Pouring vessel c. 1958

Lucie Rie / Hans Coper  – Pouring vessel

c. 1958

Koji Hatakeyama-Eight Faces-2017

Koji Hatakeyama – ‘Eight Faces’




Lucie Rie Oil and vinegar pourers 1950s

Lucie Rie —  Oil and vinegar pourers




Machiko Ogawa Platinum small bowl 2021

Machiko Ogawa — Platinum small bowl



Machiko Ogawa White small bowl 2021

Machiko Ogawa –White small bowl




Machiko Ogawa — Small White  bowl




Zung-Lung Tsai -- Phototropism-2104-2021

Zung-Lung Tsai – Phototropism


Ryoji Koie - White bowl

Ryoji Koie – White bowl


Shoji Kamoda Tea bowl 1977

Shoji Kamoda Tea bowl



Shozo Michikawa- Kohiki Sculptural Form-2017

Shozo Michikawa – ‘Kohiki Sculptural Form’




Shozo Michikawa – ceramic ‘Kohiki Sculptural Form’


Yasuhisa Kohyama Tokkuri and Guinomi 2020

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



Zunglung Tsai Phototropism-2102 2021

Zunglung Tsai ‘Phototropism’

2102 / 2021



Jennifer Lee - Mashiko

Jennifer Lee – ‘Mashiko’



Saraf Lynn Spine Camber Vessel-2021

Saraf Lynn —  ‘Spine Camber Vessel’




Shigaraki thrown-coloured-stoneware vessel

Jennifer Lee — ‘Shigaraki’  – thrown coloured stoneware vessel



Artistic clay coalescence



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


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

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

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



Vintage Italian vessel with abstract incisions

Carlo Zauli  – 1953







Ming Dragon vase




Attika black-figured Panathenaic amphora




Jingdezhen Porcelain Painting-Dragon Phoenix plate

Jingdezhen porcelain Dragon/Phoenix charger




Europa riding bull-by Marcello Fantoni-Italy

Europa riding bull by Marcello Fantoni



Qing Dynasty Dragon Column



Anne Claire Martin Ceramique

Anne Claire Martin ceramique art



Goebel Artis Orbis Cambra Skade Porcelain Modern Vase

Goebel Artis Orbis Cambra Skade Porcelain Modern Vase




Janas Torok Mid-Century stylised vase for Zolnay



john_chamberlain_john_chamberlain fenollosas column-right-the arch of lumps

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

John Chamberlain



John Chamberlain ‘Le First’




‘Gentle Existential’   (2016)– Michelle Blade —

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



original in berlin com Giovanni de Simone

Giovanni de Simone Italian vintage vessels




Hermansburg lidded pot decorated with outback landscape


Wayne Quilliam photo

Wayne Quilliam photo


Italian Mimo--Parrucca Octopus Vase

Italian Mimo Parrucca Octopus Vase




Antique Octopus vessel


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



Jim_Robison absract dish

Jim Robison abstract dish



Large Sculptural Vase 2 by Dena Zemsky




 Mandalas inspired contemporary rock art by Megot




Ceramic charger with street dancer motif  —  Pietro Melandri



vintage vase -by-Schramberger-Majolikafabrik

Vintage 60’s vase by Schramberger majolica factory



Large Carstens brutalist relief textured vase




Monochrome Carolyn Genders photo- Steye Speller

Monochrome — Carolyn Genders

photo Steye Speller



Lawrence Namoki Hopi Ancient Ones Awatovi Pottery

Lawrence Namoki — Hopi ‘Ancient Ones’ Awatovi Pottery



Lynda Benglis Stacked Forced Bunch 1993 glazed ceramic 28.5ins

Lynda Benglis ‘Stacked Forced Bunch’

1993 glazed ceramic Height  28.5ins



Massier-Bouteille ceramique

Cedric Massier – Boutelle



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

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



Namibian girl selling clay figures and native jewellry

Namibian girl selling clay figures and native jewellery




poodle figurine of St Clement 1930

Red poodle figurine of St Clement




Linda Damgoor Kandinsky _Stoneware vessel stains white glaze

Linda Damgoor  – ‘Kandinsky’

Stoneware vase with stains, white glaze



Mia Tyson underwater nudes vessel

Mia Tyson underwater sea nudes vessel



Mia-Tyson underwater oceanscape

Mia Tyson — underwater ocean-scape b/w vase

(luvin’ the foreground hand perspective)



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

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



Mette Maya-abstract poltmorpe vases

Mette Maya – abstract polymorpe vases



Mikhail Vrubel-The Pearl

Mikhail Vrubel – ‘The Pearl’



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

Painted Pottery Jar made by the House of Art Albissola

Milan VI Art Triennial, Italy



Neighbours -- Marty Ray

‘Neighbours’ — Marty Ray



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



Samarkand Artistic ceramics of Uzbekistan_Chris de Fernandez

Samarkand Artistic ceramics of Uzbekistan – Chris de Fernandez



Antique Japanese porcelain vase Fukagawa Meiji_period_19t century

Antique Japanese porcelain vase

Fukagawa Meiji period 19th century



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

Red goat figurine ceramic handmade —  original design



red ceramic bull- sculpture-Inna Olshansky

Red ceramic bull sculpture – Inna Olshansky



Rene Buthard cubist Art Deco vase

Cubist Art Deco vase  — Rene Buthard



Thrown porcelain footed bowl Graham Williamson

Thrown porcelain footed bowl — Graham Williamson




The Flo Motifs ball in Emaux by Nicolas Blandin Longwy

The Flo Motifs ball  by Nicolas Blandin for Longwy





Mirta Morigi Ceramica



Danser Malkovsky Ceramique craquelee blancheThe Malkovsky dancer 1925

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



Pam Schomberg footed slab vase

Pam Schomberg footed slab vase



Berber Kabyle pottery vessel

Berber Kabyle twin handled pottery vessel



Clyde Burt Ceramic Vase with Sgraffito

Clyde Burt ceramic vase with abstract sgraffito




concave roof bm design studios architecture iran schools education_dezeen_hero

Concave rainwater  collecting roof

bm design studios architecture



Jean Gerbino coffee set

Jean Gerbino mosaic (nériage ceramics) coffee set



seeds london gallery Olivier van Herpt

Olivier van Herpt 3D printed ceramic vase



West Bengal village pottery workers

West Bengal village pottery




Italian brutalist table lamp



Jenson Ceramics Saggar fired personal work

Jenson Ceramics saggar fired vases



Round Tree Pottery relief parrot vase



Peter Bodenham Bottle Form

Peter Bodenham  – ‘Bottle Form’

West Wales



Vlad Surovegin vase




Whirlwind Vase-Passionclay

‘Whirlwind Vase’ – Passionclay



miro street sculpture in Mallorca

Miro street sculpture in Mallorca



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

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




Ana Dominguez  — Red clay sculpture

Nacho Alegre photo



Reiko Miyagi – Tree of Life ovoid plate




Carstens Tonnieshof pumpkin imspired vintage vase design by Gerda Heuckeroth

1963 West Germany



Joanna Powell-vase with vivid dercoration

Joanna Powell vase with vivid decoration


Tiki cups Joanna Powell

Tiki cocktail cups –  Joanna Powell


Karl OLynch von Town Austrian 1869 1942 Snowy Peak in Sunlight

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



Kurt earthenware with glazes and enamels by Jenny Orchard

‘Kurt’ – ceramic  hybrid creature by Jenny Orchard




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

Delinquent children series by Jenny Orchard




Mitch Lyons teapot with liquid slips musician motifs




RADA-Kazemachi -- Reiko Miyagi

Kazemachi (favourable breeze) –  Reiko Miyagi





Nancy Gardiner


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

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

3rd century BCC


Moving Pictures tea pot-Marty Ray

‘Moving Pictures’ – Marty Ray



Larry Spears Wake Up America

Larry Spears ‘Wake Up America’ teapot



 a pair of Lorna Bailey artware jugs stylised owls limited edition

Lorna Bailey stylised owl jugs




Madonna and Child batik — Anna Jaeger



Scheurich Montignac West Germany bull Vase

Scheurich Montignac West Germany bull and horse vase



Anjani Khanna at Mirta Morigi Ceramica Contemporanea

Anjani Khanna sculpture — Mirta Morigi Ceramica Contemporanea



Barcelona Mosaic Salamnader

Mosaic Salamander




Important-Famille Rose Hu Vase Qianlong

Famille Rose Hu Vase Qianlong



Chris Broc-Barocco-destructured-head-2500

Barocco-‘Destructured Head 2500′

Chris Broc



‘Undulating Journey’ – Reiko Miyagi



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

‘Piltati Malara Wanampi Tjukurpa’

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




Transcendent Sacred Ground


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

‘The Breadknife’, Warrumbungle National Park, Australia



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

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


Granite monolith at Mt Kinabalu

Ecstatic granite monolith at Mt Kinabalu, Borneo



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

APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Ranges

South Australia



Blue Canyon---Arizona

Blue Canyon—Arizona



Granite Dome

 Granite Dome – Erika Sharpe

Girraween National Park, Queensland


Natural rock formation at Hanging Rock

Natural rock formation at Hanging Rock, Victoria

Mildly Extreme



Rock pool Karijini-National-Park,

Rock pool,  Karijini National Park




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

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



Cinque Torri — Luca Campigotto

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





Lodge Rifugio (bottom left)

Tofane Mountains  2137-metres



Sleeping Lady, Mount Sustina, Anchorage



Geometric Rock Art, Atlas Mountains



The ‘Mushroom’ rock in Wadi Rum desert, Jordan




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




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




Caesarea Pilgrimage stone arches

Caesarea Pilgrimage stone arches



Pulka Karrinya Sacred shard, Mount Wedge, Australia

Site where the Tjapaltjarri and Napaltjarri Rainbow Serpent spirits dwell.


Red fox in front of the Vilyuchik Volcano,

Resting red fox in front of the Vilyuchik Volcano, Russia



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

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



Pilbara Petroglyph -- Photo by Doug Fost

Pilbara Petroglyph — Photo by Doug Fost



Nyungar Owl Stone at Red Hill

Photo Ken Macintyre


pointed desert dock

Howling wolf pointed desert dock

New Mexico




Prehistoric Temple site

Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland



Sacred Mount Alkhanai,, Siberia

Sacred Mount Alkhanai, Siberia

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



Cape LeGrande-National Park

Cape Le Grande National Park




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

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



Pilliga Forest sculpture




Carved Magdala stone

Sea of Galilee, Israel, 70AD



De Na Zin-Wilderness Area

De Na Zin Wilderness Area

New Mexico


Natural Moai profile

Hanging Rock, Victoria


Dragon Rock, Lake Baikal



Hiro Nishikawa–Weirs Creek

The Crag



Group of carved mantra stones and objects left by pilgrims.

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



stone monument Japan

Ancient stone monument, Japan



submerged Kadadora Viharaya lies under the waters of the Kotmale reservoir

Kadadora Viharaya lies under the waters of the Kotmale reservoir

Sri Lanka



Kangaroo Island ancient rock

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

Kangaroo Island



Kelly Thorpe climbing K9 Stroll-Cambuslang

Kelly Thorpe climbing K9 Stroll, Cambuslang



King Neptune, Pinnacles Desert



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

‘Landscapes Electric’ by Joshua Cripps (US)

Stirling Falls, New Zealand



large hoodoo at Little Egypt

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




ceramic books Lotte Glob

Ceramic books created by artist Lotte Glob


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

Markawasi Stone Forest Plateau is located high in the Andes Mountains



‘Fist Of God’ – Mark Goff

Paria Rimrocks – Utah



Three Goanna’s Pool





Zen And The Art Of Climbing



‘Garden Of The Gods’

Colorado Springs. USA



Uluru, Australia


Rock puppy at pool

Desert Queen Baths Gorge


rock face wadjina cave at the Grampians

Wadjina cave at The Grampians




Ochre Pits in the West MacDonnell Ranges

Ochre Pits at the Inarlanga Pass

West MacDonnell Ranges, South Australia



Hierve el Agua petrified waterfall

Oxaca, Mexico



Wilsons Promontory skull rock

‘Skull Rock’

Wilsons Promontory, Victoria



Christian Fletcher Gallery - The Remarkables--Kangaroo Island

‘The Remarkables’ –Kangaroo Island, SA

Christian Fletcher Gallery



The Sarma Gorge Buryatia-Lake Baikal Olkhon Island

Lake Baikal Olkhon Island

The Sarma Gorge, Buryatia, Siberia



Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park




Sacred Anvil – Uran Dushe Mountain



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

Padmasambhava Samye Chinpu caves



Warrumbungle National Park---Grand High Tops

Warrumbungle National Park—Grand High Tops



Ricketts Sanctuary

Dandenong Ranges



Yakushima Japan-view-from-mountain

Yakushina Megalith at summit





Portal Doorway Stargate-of Daramu Muru

The spiritual doorway of the Incas on Lake Titicaca




Stefani Peak on Mount Olympus by Dretakis Manolis

Stefani Peak on Mount Olympus

Photo by Dretakis Manolis



The ancient city of Hattusha



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

Arches National Park

Moab, Utah,



Mt Barney National Park

‘Secrets of the Scenic Rim’ – Robert Rankin

S.E Queensland, AUS



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



Murphy's Haystacks - Megaliths on Eyre Peninsula South Australia

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



Giant rock boulder at Daga Kataba Ethiopia

Giant rock boulder at Daga Kataba



Tutu Fela, Ethiopia

TARA Trust



The Summit of Precipitous Bluff,-Tasmania

The summit vayu mudra at Precipitous Bluff, Tasmania

I Am Footloose And Free


Rocky Precipitous Bluff,Tasmania

Precipitous Bluff,Tasmania



Brahmagiri-Village children

Brahmagiri village children

I did this capture with an Olympus Om1


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

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


Cascading water down the Brahmagiri steps in the rain

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




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



Stone carved path at Brahmagiri



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




Balancing rock in Chillagoe

Balancing rock in Chillagoe



mushroom-rock at Ennendi Plateau Chad aeolian

Aeolian geomorphology on the Ennendi Plateau, Chad


Ennedi-Desert-in-Chad -- Laurent Lepecheur

Chad Jumbo – photo by Laurent Lepecheur

Ennedi Desert in Chad


Coral gilia---Lower Mule Mountain Utah

Coral gilia—Lower Mule Mountain,




burrunju sacred location

Newly opened site, photo Antony Lynch

Burrunju, south east Arnhem Land




Japanese dinnerware — utilitarian and decorative



Black and white ceramic bowls – Mataichi Suzuki


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


Akashino Wari Takadai Gui Tei

Akashino Wari Takadai Gui Tei



Kyoto bake – Kiyomizu yaki tea/cereal bowl



Donburi with Oribe pattern glaze

Donburi with Oribe pattern glaze

Ichi Pottery


japanese cuisine platter

Arranged Japanese cuisine platter



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

Bizen jar with irregular shape  —  Ryuichi Kakurezaki



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

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

Wada Morihiro

Joan B Mirviss



Nakashima dining – 3 Star Michelin restaurant in Hiroshima




Nakashima restaurant


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

Ajikitcho Horie


Restaurant Shimonoseki Shunpanro

Restaurant Shimonoseki Shunpanro


Inua japanese dining

Inua japanese food



Shimonoseki Shunpanro restaurant


Wada Morihiro vase

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


Glazed abstract plate Japanese

Glazed abstract Japanese plate


Abe Anjin incised vase

Abe Anjin incised vase



A child's vessel that nurture a compassionate heart


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


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

Akasaka—-Kobe beef Kaiseki

photo by Albert Lim



Morino Taimei Contemporary Bottle Form Vase

Morino Taimei — contemporary bottle form vase




Geometric pattern large round bowl



Jun Matsuo----cracke glaze vessel

Jun Matsuo — cracke glaze vessel



Four,Two-Please -- Tokyo Japan

Four,Two-Please restaurant — Tokyo, Japan



fujiya cuisine

Fujiya cuisine


ceramic sauce jug

Ceramic sauce jug



ramen noodle bowl - feldspar glaze

Ramen noodle bowl – feldspar glaze


Feldspar glaze plus black glaze Shochu cup

Feldspar glaze plus black glaze Shochu cup


Esquisse restaurant Ginza

Esquisse restaurant, Ginza


ceramic dish made from iron-rich red clay

Dish made from iron-rich red clay


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

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

Mataichi Pottery



Lidded condiment bowl  —  Mataichi Pottery


Akira Satake chawan tea bowl

Akira Satake chawan tea bowl


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

Bird and flower design bowl in black paint by Kazu Yoneda



black plates with patterns

Black/white plates with patterns — Mataichi Pottery



Japanese cuisine

Adhitya Rizky photo



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

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

Creema, Mataichi Suzuki


Ginza-Shinohara restaurant

Shinohara restaurant, Ginza




Gion Sasaki restaurant

Gion Sasaki restaurant



Haiyu Sai-Ash Glazed Tsubo Jar

Haiyu Sai – Ash Glazed Tsubo Jar



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

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



Handmade pourer bowl with handle

Handmade ceramic pourer bowl with handle

Mataichi Pottery


 Hiroshima Nakashima

Hiroshima Nakashima



Ikebana by Kawase Toshiro

Ikebana by Kawase Toshiro



incense burner

Iron glaze Incense burner — Yasutaka Shimizu



Koto karaku performer


Ceramic mortar bowl



Earthenware clay pot- Maitachi Suzuki



Isshisoden Nakamura restaurant--Kyoto

Isshisoden Nakamura—Kyoto



Izumita Yukiya san's vase

Izumita Yukiya san’s vase




Kako Katsumi---Snowy rice bowl

Kako Katsumi — Snowy rice bowl




Kakudo pot---Lidded-vessel

Kakudo pot — Lidded vessel



Kaneta Masanao,-Japan--kurinuki teabowl

Kaneta Masanao,-Japan–kurinuki teabowl



Kazuhiro KATO--Jar with light red decoration

Kazuhiro KATO–Jar with pastel red decoration



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

Keiyaki · Kiyomizu – yaki tea ceremonial bowl



Ken Matsuzaki, Beni Shino Houhen (vase),

Ken Matsuzaki, Beni Shino Houhen (vase),



Kiln-name---Toshin-SongKiyomizu yaki pairs

Kiyomizu yaki pairs    – kiln Toshin Song




Kumano Kodo pilgrimage path—-



Large noodle bowl



Japanese potter Okamoto Sakurei

Okamoto Sakurei


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

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

Glass vase with vertical threads



Ryoho Izumi----assorted ceramic bowl set

Ryoho Izumi—-assorted ceramic bowl set




Takeo Kobiki--Bizen flower vessel

Takeo Kobiki — Bizen flower vessel



Ryoho Izumi----Earthenware Pot

Ryoho Izumi — Earthenware Pot



Yasutaka Shimizu-bowl set

Yasutaka Shimizu – ceramic bowl set



Hiroshi Sakai tea cup

Hiroshi Sakai tea cup




L’Orchestrata Japanese restaurant


Masaru Nishikawa-ceramic pig

Masaru Nishikawa ceramic pig


Ash Glaze Cat--Nishikawa

Ash Glaze Cat — Masaru Nishikawa




RyuGin Restaurant, Tokyo




Kanesaka at the Okura


Mihara Ken ceramic sculpture

Mihara Ken ceramic sculpture




Mikawauchi Yakin—Tohara kiln-·-Arita ware



Pink Saki set Mino Ware

Pink Saki set Mino Ware


‘Red Fuji’ – Three-dimensional porcelain panel painting

Mitsuo Matsuzaki



Kei Nakane---ceramic oribe platter

Kei Nakane — ceramic oribe platter



Nishida Shinya---Zxougan Ginsai Guinomi

Nishida Shinya—Zxougan Ginsai Guinomi



Nishihata Tadashi-Tamba Clay vessel

Nishihata Tadashi – Tamba Clay vessel


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

Octagonal flower vessel partially covered with white slip. Tsutomu Yamato

Gallery Japan


Ogata Shinsei Kenzan style cup



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

Incised dish with oribe glaze


Oribi lidded box

Oribi lidded box



Oribe platter



Seizan in Tokyo is a Two-Michelin starred kaiseki restaurant

Seizan in Tokyo




Shigaraki vase by Honiwa Rakunyu

Shigaraki vase by Honiwa Rakunyu


Shimizu Takeshi lidded vessel

Shimizu Takeshi


Shimizu-yaki dumpling towa Flower crystal (yellow)

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


Small, undulating vessel with abstract cedar motif design 1991 Wada

Undulating vessel with abstract cedar motif design

 Wada Morihiro, 1991



Tamawarai restaurant, Tokyo

Tamawarai restaurant, Tokyo



Tamawarai  –  Michelin Starred Soba Restaurant




Tamiya Shinya sake bottle

Tamiya Shinya sake bottle



ribbed teardrop fish platter

Ribbed teardrop oribe ceramic platter



Tomimoto Kenkichi vase--Mirviss

Tomimoto Kenkichi vase




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

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

Wada Morihiro, 1992


Tsubo ceramic vase.-Vlad Surovegin

Tsubo ceramic vase – Vlad Surovegin



Wall pocket cow vase



Wada Morihiro



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

Japanese tea bowl from the Edo period



Nezumi Shino Chawan---Ando Takumi

Nezumi Shino Chawan—Ando Takumi





Courtyard creations – enhanced earth



Ochre and jade green Moroccan courtyard

Moroccan courtyard – Ochre with jade green highlights


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

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



Image by Joachim Müller



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

Interior courtyard garden, Silverlake,  Los Angeles,

Landscape architect Judy KameonDesign


Cactus courtyard



Contemporary courtyard with blue/white tiled mural



Ubud garden, Bali

Balinese courtyard, Ubud

Kayon Jungle Resort



Azure blue Persian courtyard

Azure blue Persian style courtyard



Greek style courtyard with bourganvillia canopy



balcony courtyard

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



Zen courtyard black and white

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



minimalist contemporary Zen garden

Minimalist contemporary Zen garden


japanese garden , contrasting gravel color

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



French inspried symmetrical garden

Symmetrically aligned topiary trees and shrubs



Rich colored Faiz Mahal, Khairpur, Pakistan

Faiz Mahal, Khairpur, Pakistan



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

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

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

Lucca, Italy

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




Karrinyup Courtyards –  CultivArt Landscape Design


modern courtyard

Fire pit courtyard feature


Huge Buddha wall mural, Bali




Van Den Berk nuseries

Traditionally designed Japanese garden.

Van Den Berk nurseries


Tuscan Italian-courtyard

Tuscan interior courtyard


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




Japanese Courtyard Garden by Katsuhiko Mizuno



japanese garden with stone paving

Zen garden landscaping with stone paving and Toro stone lantern



wall of greenery courtyard

Designed by Judy Kameon of Elysian Landscapes, LA



lemon and lavender decor

Garden decor lemon and lavender



Kyoto Koi pond courtyard, natural rock


Miami paradise garden

Spainish theme garden, Miami



Traditional Zen garden featuring white sand, rocks and moss

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



large olive green planters

Large green planters highlighting the symmetry



big planter Italy

Large Italian planter



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



courtyard gardern with hedge wall

Courtyard gardern with hedge wall and curvaceous vintage backdrop



Courtyard garden in Chur

Large garden with Japanese Maple in huge planter

Courtyard in Chur


ceramic tiled courtyard,

Moroccan themed ceramic tiled courtyard



Hacienda Mexicana entrance to Spainish styled courtyard

Hacienda Mexicana entrance to Spainish styled courtyard



Boho courtyard decor

Boho patio/courtyard with Moroccan rugs



rusticl Italian courtyard

Rustic Italian courtyard with orange tree




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



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




Melina Mercouri in Italian courtyard

Slim Aarons, 1961


Moon door courtyard portal

Inviting Moon Door courtyard portal

Youyicun garden



patterned ceramic tiling fow a safer grip

Patterned ceramic tiling for a safer grip

Aleluia Cerâmicas


Delightful patio decoarative panel


Archway entrance to courtyard



Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

© Janmiko1



Contemporary courtyard with an ideally located sun symbol and fire pit




courtyard of the Riad Jaaneman in Marrakech

Courtyard of the Riad Jaaneman in Marrakech




Islamic geometric tiled courtyard in Morocco


Myouman ji Temple garden courtyard

Myouman ji Temple garden courtyard

Hide and reveal Miegakure (見え隠れ) design


Spandau,Citadel lifesize figure sculptures

Spandau,Citadel fortress courtyard



Satoyama garden courtyard

Satoyama garden courtyard, Japan



Spainish style central courtyard



Hugh Cornwall Robertson large floor vase

Hugh Cornwall Robertson — large floor vase

Useful for adding a splash of red.



petite courtyard

Lush hidden courtyard


Hoachlander Davis Photography--Landscape Architecture by Allen Russ

Landscape Architecture by Allen Russ

Hoachlander Davis Photography



Royal Mansour Hotel, Marrakech

Rahef Design



Orientalist tile effect

Orientalist tile effect realised with Mamounia Sky rug featuring Persian geometrics



natural stone paving Japanese style

Raised natural stone Japan style paving



Minimalist Indoor Zen Garden



zengreen piece1-Joan Relke

Zengreen sculptural ceramic piece by Joan Relke



Intricately detailed Moroccan courtyard



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

Patio ODS Architecture


70s courtyard slim aarons

‘Barbados Bliss’ 70s courtyard by Slim Aarons



Stone wall framed by classical pillars with large fountain

Stone wall framed by classical pillars and arches


Turquoise and white courtyard


 Cypress tree lined courtyard, Verona, Italy


large-terracott planters

Large terracotta pots in courtyard


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



Riad Yasmine, hotel in Marrakech Morocco

Riad Yasmine, private boutique hotel in Marrakech Morocco



Sunset- Phoenix garden cactus wall with terracotta planters

Sunset Phoenix garden cactus wall with terracotta planters



Villa in La Quinta California

Villa courtyard in La Quinta, California



Babylonian hanging garden courtyaard

Babylonian inspired courtyard granduer


blue and white courtyard

Greek inspired blue and white courtyard, inlaid pavers


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

‘Sail Again’  — Nic Noblique

An abstracted form near the entance is good for attracting movement



Jay-Winters--Moorish tiled Garden Fountain

Moorish styled tiled garden fountain

Jay Winters–flickr



Mirei Shigemori Garden Museum

                                                                                                                                                         A Classic Japanese courtyard

Mirei Shigemori Garden Museum



Dubai courtyard

Antonovich Design – Dubai




Captivating clayarts adulation



White porcelain Royal Dux water bearer figurine

White porcelain Royal Dux water bearer



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


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



Charles Schneider—Le Verre Français Art Deco vase

circa 1927


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

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


Katsunori Sawa--Trax Gallery

Katsunori Sawa — Trax Gallery


Korbito-Yo Japan

Korbito Yo


Gambone Guido vintage vase

Guido  Gambone vintage vase




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

Fratelli Fanciullacci ‘Atomic Spiral’ Italian vase



Italian Ceramic tile--Gio Ponti--Richard Ginori

Italian Ceramic tile–Gio Ponti–Richard Ginori



Vintage Italian pitcher - Meli Salvatore

Vintage Italian pitcher – Meli Salvatore


Midcentruy ceramic landscape table

Otello Rosa—San Polo—Venezia


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

Paoli Pillin Paperweight – decorated with horses

Los Angeles, late 20th century


Peter Sparrey rose vase

Stoneware vase — Peter Sparrey

copper red glaze with iron decoration




Peter Voulkos ceramic plate-1957

Peter Voulkos ceramic plate



Rometti vase collection

Rometti silhouette vases

Umbertide 1930


Sargadelos Sargillos coffee set

Spanish Sargadelos Sargillos coffee set


Whirling Dervish SilleArtWork-etsy

Whirling Dervish – Sille Art Work @etsy



Walter Crane swan vase

Walter Crane swan vase


harvest grapes-Michael-Kay-vase

Michael Kay — harvest grapes vase



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

Rometti futurist vase – Dante Baldelli



Kumakura-Junkischi seed vase

Kumakura Junkischi




Lauren Gallaspy



Joseph Mougin-porcelain soap dish

Joseph Mougin – porcelain soap dish


Joan Miró-sculpture--Personage-(1978)

Joan Miró sculpture — ‘Personage’



Akio Takamori---1986

Akio Takamori




Angelo Biancici---Madonna

Angelo Biancici—Madonna


Aztec Style Sun Image--Pottery Wall Mask Mexico

Aztec Style Sun Image Pottery Wall Mask



Jan Edwards serving platter



Jean Cocteau-labre de science-Centrotevola terracotta

Jean Cocteau-labre de science-Centrotevola terracotta


Face vase--Michelle Blade

Face vase — Michelle Blade, SF



Marliz Frencken-–-A vase is a painting…

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



Vally-Wieselthier-RARE-Austrian lidded box

Vally Wieselthier Ceramic Box



Losol Ware stanley pattern

Footed and lidded vessel – Losol Ware stanley pattern



Meli Salvatore mid century vintage jug

 Salvatore Meli mid century vintage jug



Mentori Tokkuri faceted Saki bottle

Mentori Tokkuri faceted Saki bottle


Artic Rim--Merilyn Wiseman NZ ceramics

‘Artic Rim’ — Merilyn Wiseman NZ ceramics




Terracotta Dining Collection and Ceramic Vases by FAINA

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




Jessica Jordan Ceramics---Green Lands

‘Green Lands’ — Jessica Jordan Ceramics


Sculptural Vessel  – Jessica Jordan




Large Mermaid Bowl, Art Deco Sculptural Piece by Waylande Gregory



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

Midcentury large ceramic Italian Lobster

Vibrant Colors Red Blue 1960’s



Bursting with life floral display

‘Bursting with life floral display’  —  Mohamed Alba



ceramic bowl -- Nani Champy Schott

Ceramic bowl — Nani Champy Schott



Stoneware dragon floor vase by Gunnar Nylund, 1950s




Eric-Astoul ceramic sculptural vase

Eric-Astoul ceramic sculptural vase




Fugi Naim doll figurines

Fuginaim etsy



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

Abstract face ceramic tiles panel — G. Şahin Kütahya




Glazed earthenware table –Salvatore Meli, 1953

 Colourful, mythical dog base



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

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



John Maltby-cup

John Maltby



Neera Gatti footed jug

Neera Gatti quad footed jug



Raoul Dufy fauvist underwater vase

Raoul Dufy fauvist underwater decor vase




Italian Art Nouveau vase F Pierrott

Italian Art Nouveau (liberty) vase – F. Pierrott



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

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



Justin Telhet vases

Justin Telhet vase set



Klaus Fußmann jug vase

Klaus Fußmann jug vase


Ancient Greece vessel


Zoomorphic-polychromed-tripod vessel

Zoomorphic polychromed tripod Mayan vessel



Art Deco Clarice Cliff, 'Bizarre' vase

Art Deco Clarice Cliff, ‘Bizarre’ vase



Contemporary Japan Vase-by Hiraga Taeko

Contemporary Japanese Vase by Hiraga Taeko



Ceramic sculpture Horseman---Vladimir Mudrenko

Ceramic sculpture Horseman—Vladimir Mudrenko




Christe Soledad

Christie Soledad



Tang Dynasty Horse, China

Tang Dynasty terracotta horse, China



Mother Of The Universe Vase--Joey Le Meche

Mother Of The Universe Vase — Joey Le Meche



Vintage craquelure -/ vase-France-50s

Vintage craquelure vase, France 50s



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

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

12 inch height



Yoichi Ohira lidded ceramic vessel

Yoichi Ohira lidded ceramic vessel



Kaku Hayashi Japanese ceramics

Kaku Hayashi



Laminated porcelain Lunar, small bowl by Dorothy Feibleman

 ‘Lunar’ – Laminated porcelain small bowl by Dorothy Feibleman



Kaku Hayashi ceramic sculpture

Kaku Hayashi ceramic sculpture



Mari Simmulson for Upsala Ekeby-ceramic vase

Mari Simmulson ceramic vase for Upsala Ekeby


Meli Salvatore monumental vessel

Meli Salvatore monumental vintage vessel



Poole charger

Poole charger

Rob’s Poole Pottery Blog



Shozo Michikawa

Shozo Michikawa


Huge Merino sculpture

Huge Merino sheep sculpture




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

Polia Pillin–Bulbous vase with women and bird

10ins height


Theo & Susan Harlander-Brooklin pottery vase

Theo & Susan Harlander – Brooklin pottery vase


Hinrich Kroeger porcelian poodle

Hinrich Kroeger porcelain poodle



Alessandra Foletti exhibition –  Galerie La Bouee, Cherbourg, France

19th March to 11th July, 2021


Shoji Hamada japanese pottery

Shoji Hamada