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Potfest Ceramic Markets



Potfest Festival





Potfest, United Kingdom –  2024


Annual Festival of innovative ceramic eminence.


Set across nine different locations, each show has its own unique charm, style and energy where you can see and purchase unique and beautiful handmade pieces from talented artists. A wonderful opportunity to source beautiul, original, one off,  artsanal pieces of quality ceranic art.

From the South Coast of England to the centre of Scotland, there are now 10 Potfest events distributed through the year from May to November. Spanning the country from the south coast near Brighton, to Perth in Scotland, each show featuring the work of between 90 -100 potters who exhibit and sell their handmade ceramics. Potfest is a fantastic day out – a popular event among ceramic enthusiasts, collectors, and members of the general public who are interested in pottery and ceramics. In addition to the exhibits, visitors have the chance to meet and talk with the artists themselves, and at the spring Penrith event there are also demonstrations, talks, and workshops by renowned potters and ceramicists.

See the work of the well-established artists alongside the up-and-coming, in an exciting mix of the sophisticated and raw talent of the next generation, combined in a bustling artisan marketplace atmosphere.



A selection of the diverse, original and fascinating ceramic art that proliferates the markets of Potfest, including decorative and functional pieces.


Potfest South East – Glynde Place

10, 11 & 12 May 2024

9.30am – 4.30pm daily

Potfest South East – Glynde Place is set in parkland immediately in front of a grand Elizabethan country house on the doorstep of the South Downs. The show is within easy access by road and rail from Brighton, Eastbourne and Lewes.



United Kingdom 2024

Dawn Hajittofi



Dawn Hajittofi



Dawn Hajittofi




Bethan Jones



Bethan Jones



Bethan Jones




Anthony Dix

Soda fired pots made for use taking inspiration from utilitarian architecture, mechanical devices and spirals in nature.

My work over the last 20 years has been about making pots that work well in use and add something unique to a table where food is shared.



Anthony Dix





Dee Barnes

My creative process is guided by intuition, allowing the clay to dictate its own path and the shape of each piece to influence its decoration. This organic approach infuses a sense of spontaneity and authenticity into my work, resulting in pieces that possess both artistic allure and functional appeal. Working in small batches, I specialize in crafting one-of-a-kind pieces, ranging from candelabras, vases, and bottles to plates and dishes. Embracing a naïve and narrative painterly style, I find inspiration in the simplicity and charm of traditional folk art, Staffordshire figurines and the Georgian era.




Dee Barnes



Dee Barnes



Elaine Humpleby

Elaine Humpleby




Elaine Humpleby

 My sketches, my conversations with people and the Feminine and Pagan Mythos form powerful influences. When working I surround myself with notes, drawings, and loud music. Once I start manipulating the clay body, the result is a collaboration between my hands and the clay itself; it picks up my gestures and moods, responding and revealing itself. The tactile qualities of clay allow me to make dramatically changes as the final sculpture or drawing evolves. This process brings me joy and I hope that joy is conveyed within the final piece ”




Francesca Silverton




Ian Rylatt




Ian Rylatt



Ian Rylatt

Ian Rylatt




Janne Greasley

I’m from Finland but now I live in the Lake District, in Cumbria. Lakes, forests, ancient places and the sea are all important to me. My sculptural and functional forms and mark-making reflect and reference where I live.



Harriet Caslin

Harriet Caslin



Jennie McCall

Jennie McCall

Jennie’s professional background was Graphic Design and illustration but her career in most recent years has turned to developing her skills as a sculptor. Inspired by myth and nature Jennie uses stoneware and porcelain clay with hand-building techniques to create figurative sculptures, human and animalia that focus on simple form with intuitive gestural touches both in the making and the glazing.



Jon Bull

Jon Bulll



Jon Bull



Jon Bull




Bridget Timoney



Julia Elliott



Julia Elliott





Ruth Readman



Ruth Readman



Ruth Readman



Veronica Kendal

Veronica Kendal


Siobhan Miles Moore

Siobhan Miles Moore



Siobhan Miles Moore




Roger Cockram




Spring Potfest in the Pens – Penrith

May 25th, 26th & 27th

10am – 4.30pm daily




Peter Webb


My work has a strong connections with landscape; the natural characteristics of the earth such as strata in cliffs, rock outcrops, stones, craggs, all formed by the forces of nature rather than human hand. Embracing the Japanese concept of ‘wabi-sabi’ – the acceptance and appreciation of beauty in imperfection – my work is concerned purely with aethetics rather than functionality.



Charlotte Morrison


Charlotte is a ceramicist from the Yorkshire Dales, who hand-builds her individual ceramics. She uses porcelain clay to create both functional & decorative items, which are decorated using underglazes, oxides & various glazes. Her work reflects the past in some form; as she has a fascination in researching times past. She has two main bodies of work; her ‘Map Collection’ which her ceramics through form & symbolic inspired decoration, echo ancient roads, places & the surrounding Yorkshire landscape




Charlotte Morrison




Charlotte Morrison




Andrea Dyson

Working from her home studio in rural West Yorkshire, Andrea has been creating functional ceramic pieces for almost 3 years. As a self taught ceramist, she enjoys exploring the various ways of making and uses pinch pottery and slab building techniques as well as throwing pieces on the wheel and her latest small collection is inspired by the Sea and Sky.



Andrea Dyson



Adrian Austin and Adamina Turek




2 Hungry Bakers — Adrian Austin and Adamina Turek




2 Hungry Bakers– Adrian Austin and Adamina Turek



Dorit Deutsch

Dorit Deutsch




Stephen Laughton




Amy Pates




John Bavester and Becky Ayers



Potfest Scotland – Scone Palace

7, 8 & 9 June 2024

10am – 4.30pm daily


Ceri White

Ceri White




Ceri White




Ceri White



Ceri White



Christine Hester Smith

Christine Hester Smith




Christine Hester Smith



Eddie McPhilemy




Eddie McPhilemy



Eleanor Caie

Eleanor Caie




Eleanor Caie



Eleanor Caie


Felicity Lloyd Coombes

Felicity Lloyd Coombes



Felicity Lloyd Coombes


Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong


Jeremy James

Jeremy James



Jeremy James



Jeremy James

Jeremy James makes sculptures of people and creatures in high-fired ceramic. The work ranges from the observation of animals and birds watched directly in the wild to human figures that appear to inhabit a world similar to our own, yet oddly different. Their lively modelling and dynamic composition characterise all of Jeremy’s work.




Jeremy James



Jeremy James




James Coogan



James Coogan



James Coogan

I hand-build ceramic art in a small studio in South Cowal, Scotland. My work is inspired by ice and water from my time spent working as an oceanographer researching in the Arctic. After three and a half years immersed in the world of fractured ice I have been inspired by the interactions between warming oceans and shrinking glaciers. I make a range of unique sculptural forms representing icebergs, glacial landscapes, and monoliths.



Iona Crawford--Iona Ceramics

Iona Crawford – Iona Ceramics



Iona Crawford


Jessica Osbourne

Jessica Osbourne

My Joy is colour, form and texture. Inspiration comes from nature, particularly plants and natural formations. Clay is the perfect medium to create pieces of all shapes and sizes for indoors and outdoors. I look at the love and care plants need in addition to what will enhance its beauty.

I also incorporate my food and cookery background, creating practical but quirky homeware. My desire is to make unique pieces that can bring pleasure for their individuality rather than continuity. My ceramic journey is a learning curve and I am enjoying the ride.



Jessica Osbourne



Jessica Osbourne


Sara Hood

Sara Hood



Sara Hood



David Wright

David Wright hand builds pots from coils or ropes of clay. The slow method of working, beating and scraping the surface allows the form to be modified whilst building. Each pot is therefore very individual, it possesses a unique character with a distinct textural surface. The pots are glazed with simple ash glazes made from the ashes of different woods; traditional Shino glaze is also used to give warm reds and oranges.

Finally the pots are fired in a wood fuelled kiln to about 1300°c; the flame and ash from the fire give their colours and warmth to the work.




David Wright



Pauline Beauytman

Pauline Beauytman




Potfest by the Lake – Compton Verney

21, 22 & 23 June 2024


Nick Marsh

Nick Marsh



Nick Marsh


Sarah Saunders

Sarah Saunders



Sharon Griffin

Sharon Griffin



Sharon Griffin

Sharon uses the human figure to help communicate a sense of deeper meaning within humankind and of her own experience of being a woman. The sculptures represent a state of being; internal struggles of love, loss, displacement, vulnerability and strength.

Using hand-building techniques, Sharon intuitively works with the human form, face and heads as a 3D canvas, allowing each individual piece to evolve organically.
The highly textured surfaces are achieved by working into the raw, un-fired clay, with a variety of slips, found oxides, synthetic body stains and glaze before being once fired using an electric kiln.



Tony Laverick

Tony Laverick




Tony Laverick



Tony Laverick


Vicky Hageman

Vicky Hageman



Vicky Hageman




Patricia Millar

Her vessels celebrate form, colour and texture of their geological and anthropological origins.



Patricia Millar

Patricia Millar



See more artists and locations here — potfest website 

Full list of participating potters

Expressive decorative rhythms in ceramic art




John Newdigate

Chain Reaction-2023


Aire Goutt --Spring Forest ceramic bowl

Aire Goutt –‘Spring Forest’





‘Broken Circle’  — M E Taylor Ceramic



A jug, compressed ovoid glazed earthenware jug with hand-modelled and underglaze painted decoration of a windswept tree landscape, incised Merric Boyd 1937

Compressed ovoid glazed earthenware jug with hand-modelled and underglaze painted decoration of a windswept tree landscape, incised.

Merric Boyd, 1937




Orchids dancing in my neighbours herb garden


Nature inspired decorative rhythms


Nature is blessed with both predictable and chaotic rhythms, which is highly fortunate because our very survival depends upon it. We are presented with daily vistas that show perpetual motion through the movement of light, shadows, currents, waves, breezes and a myriad of natural kinesis. Shape, colour and perspective are continually stimulated to reveal a sublimity of designs and it’s easy to see why many artists have expressed how they are deeply influenced by the innate beauty and rhythms of nature.

The symbiosis between the artist and the natural world is obvious and the constant flux of the elements is forever feeding this lively dynamic. From sunrise to dawn, throughout the changing seasons, a vast array of colours and moods all contribute to this inspiration and it’s remarkable how we are gifted with such a rich display of natural art. Its easy to grasp why the forces of nature are often referenced as a source of inspiration to artists.. Patterns, textures, form, colours, light and shade are all used to reflect movement and its associated rhythms.




Handpainted Polish MCM porcelain plate



 Jung claimed that nature is a symbol of spirit while the philosopher Thomas Aquinas observed that the divine reveals itself in nature. Pythagoras of Samos (570-495BC) stated that there is geometry in the humming of strings, there is music in the spacing of spheres.”

The elemental Chineses Animals are on a 60 year rotation so the last time we had the very feminine Water Rabbit leading into the creatively potent Wood Dragon was 1963/64. That era was an extraordinary time of emboldened artistic flow and innovation, introducing new rythyms, both musically and visually.

  This post will be an exploration of art that might be again alluding to that exceptional direction of lively rythyms in design and structure with soul enriching art, similtaneously considering the influence of the rhythms of the natural world in decorative choices.


Anna V Freeman

Anna V Freeman — monumental vase



dancing with a free spiritLiselotte-Watkins

‘Dancing with a free spirit’ — Liselotte Watkins


Vincent Schoepfer ceramics-09977

Vincent Schoepfer ceramics




Vase by Lindstrand for Orrefors



A1 enhanced fashion image, a recent paradigm shift in art expression.  A1erama adaption of composite photoshopping.




Peaceful cloud textures




Barbara Chadwick


Julie Woods-'My Grandmothers Country

Julie Woods – ‘My Grandmothers Country’

Australia’s indigenous inhabitants sometimes deliberatly walk lightly on the ground, their gentle steps being a display of their recognigition of the perfection of our earth and its elements and the contribution it makes to maintaining the balance between strength and vulnerability, while sustaining the natural order.

They revered their ‘Country’ as a living entity, which sustains all life and exists as a product of their Creator Ancestors.



For me, one of the creative highlights of this year  was when a Matchstick Plant I was gifted with, unexpectingly bloomed into a triumpant, vibrantly pink and purple Bromeliad, which I had bever seen before.





Another was the arrival of a Huntswoman with her silk sack of spiders on the canvas blind outside my window. She stayed there for 21 days with dedicated devotion and didn’t even leave them for feeding herself. This was followed by witnessing the arrival of 34  babies out of the silk. All up about a 7 week gestation.



Joshua-Tobey King Of Jacks

Joshua Tobey — King Of Jacks bunny creations




Cat lover sweater pullover




Steve Smith vase




Boho  flair and flamboyamt floral flirtations raged in the 60’s The floral aesthetic featured strongly with the Flower Power designs attempting to introduce more gentleness as a counter balance to the harshness of war. I’m wondering whether we will see a new type of kombucha kindness manifesting against the current turmoil.




Melting floral tie-dye inspired  Fall/Winter Collina Strada 2024 collection




Large cloisonné enamel jar and cover  The slightly faceted sides of the globular body decorated with battling phoenix and dragon

Meiji period




Spring liberation of the Almond Blossom — Vincent van Gogh




The launching of a hot air balloon in Brazil




Ben Gufford

Ben Gufford



Bruno Brunetti---La Cava

Vintage Bruno Brunetti — La Cava




Ceramic ‘Dogfish’ 

Revisited 60s style funk music was used for this video

Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery!



Bulbous french art deco porcelain red & orange stork vase

Bulbous French art deco, porcelain red & orange Stork vase




Ewer in the form of a dragon ca. 1600 Italian, probably Urbino



Carolyn Genders

Carolyn Genders




Hand painted MCM Polish porcelain tri legged fruit bowl



 Porelain vase from Chenlu, China---Silktravels

Porcelain vase from Chenlu, China—Silktravels




Mata Ortiz Nicolas Quezada † Magnificent Olla Redish Brown-or-Orange-Terracota

Nicolas Quezada — Olla Redish Brown

Mata Ortiz



Celadon Bakji Tea Bowl -- Ben Gufford

Celadon Bakji Tea Bowl — Ben Gufford



bulbous vase by Charles Catteau for Boch Freres Keramis

Bulbous art deco vase by Charles Catteau for Boch Freres Keramis




Anigozanthos ‘Kangaroo Paw’  displaying natures decorative rythym in a vivid orange



Clarrice Cliff Solitude 360 vase

Clarice Cliff  ‘Solitude’ 360 vase




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

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



Cody Hoyt asymmetrical vessel

Cody Hoyt asymmetrical vessel




Tufted coquette hummingbird—diversity of design from Mother Nature



Craig Medson

Craig Medson sculpture




Hungarian Mid Century black and white dual vase

Hungarian Mid Century black and white vase




Shino glaze Vase by Hayashi Shotaro




Catherine White




Ceramic collection of George Lin




Recently acquired Red Cloud dragon vase. Typically, the majority of dragon illustrations display dramatic movement to invite the flow of luck.

Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

2024 is a Wood Dragon Year  — height 17.3 inches




Melanie Ferguson



Adam and Eve Vase


Adornos Para Casa Abstract Minimalist Ceramic Bud Vase

Adornos Para Casa — Abstract Minimalist Ceramic Bottle Vase



man trekking near Jeti Ögüz rocks, Issyk Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan

Jeti Ögüz rocks, Issyk Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan



fabienne-fauvel-vase with floral decor

Fabienne Fauvel vase



 Pueblo Pottery Native American Art including Hopi, Maria Martinez black pots

Hopi, Maria Martinez black pot


Jean Mayodon vessel with decoration of sailboats


 Merlin Cohen Neo Rhapsody from Canadian Chlorite

Merlin Cohen —  ‘Neo Rhapsody’ sculptured from Canadian Chlorite




Portuguese vintage vase

Portuguese vintage vase



Nightingale vase Carlton Ware

Nightingale vase — Carlton Ware




Maureen Williams — ‘Altered Landscape’




Natasha Dikireva — Ganesha for Ukraine




Elizabeth Raeburn-Strata-Bridge,-2013-14

Elizabeth Raeburn vessel – ‘Strata Bridge’



Art Nouveau style vase, 1905 1910, earthenware, height 30 cm, Egisto Fantechi manufacture, Sesto Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy, 20th century

Art Nouveau style vase, 1905/1910, earthenware, height 30 cm,

Egisto Fantechi manufacture by Sesto Fiorentino,

Tuscany, Italy, 20th century




Ros Auld  –‘Escarpment’

Her sculptural and functional work is informed by the dynamic forces, surface textures and subtle colours of the Australian landscape.




Mid century ceramic jug, vintage gold lava vase



Mid Century Italian Pottery Vase Orange by Bitossi

Orange Mid Century Italian Vase by Bitossi



Tsukamoto-Haruhiko sake set

Tsukamoto Haruhiko sake set




Cat visiting Koi pond



Flying to the Inside Green Blue

Judith Ernst – ‘Flying to the Inside’ Green/Blue



Gambone Guido – ceramic rooster



Goro Suzuki ceramic vessel

Goro Suzuki ceramic vessel




Ros Auld – ‘Incandescense’

‘I aim to express both the power and fragility of nature using materials from the earth, with an interplay between the monumental forms and delicate, complex surface textures.

Landscape is my source; more the accumulation of recollected impressions than particular sites: the weathered surfaces, textures and subtle colours of the Australian bush and patterns in the cultivated landscape.




Zsa Zsa - Suzy Birstein

Zsa Zsa – the creative freedom of Suzy Birstein



Aire Goutt sculptural vessel




Hakeme Henko Pottery Vase by Yagi Kazuo

Vase by Yagi Kazuo



Handmade pottery vase Pottery Pappas

Pottery Pappas



Helen-Fuller cubist styled decoration

Helen Fuller cubist styled decoration



Hori Ichirō japanese pottery

Hori Ichirō


Balanced rock photo Carol Highsmith

Balanced rock — photo Carol Highsmith



Ingrid Saag

Ingrid Saag nude figure vessel



James Whiting

James Whiting




Hee Kyoung

Hee Kyoung




Japanese Sumida Ware Vase With Two Men on Rocky Ledge by Inoue Ryosai II



Jar with white slip and connected ridge design

Jar with white slip and connected ridge design



Jena Bedson ceramics

Jena Bedson ceramics



BOMATY Gogyo Shino Ware Tea Bowl,

BOMATY Gogyo Shino Ware Tea Bowl,



Jill Rosenwald Vase--

Jill Rosenwald Vase

circa 1980’s.


Jitka Palmer jug

Jitka Palmer jug



Judi Tavill Ceramics..

Judi Tavill Ceramics



Kakurazaki Ryuichi lidded vessel

Kakurazaki Ryuichi — bizen ware lidded vessel



Kei Mindscape by Ken Mihara

‘Kei Mindscape’ by Ken Mihara




Vintage vase by Bertil Vallien



Jun Kaneko

Jun Kaneko



Kyle Scott Lee

Kyle Scott Lee




NAKADA Masaru — “SEN”



ES Keramik Vase West German Pottery Mid Century Modernist Fat Lava 20cm

ES Keramik Vase West German Pottery Mid Century Modernist Fat Lava

height 20cm



Lemaire Gregoire

Lemaire Gregoire


Lesley Baker -- Fly On Wall

Lesley Baker — ‘Fly On Wall’



Ken abd Tina Riesterer-2021Hold-On-To-Peace-Vase


Ken abd Tina Riesterer – ‘Hold On To Peace Vase’




Wollumbin National Park summit, also known as Mount Warning

Wollumbin National Park summit, also known as Mount Warning

The summit is famous for being the first location on the Australian East Coast to see the sunrise each day.




Sacred Mount Warning




Palm Blossom vase



Paul Evans — ‘Onion’

ca. 1960s,


Paul Soldner-Wood Fired Ceramic Vessel

Paul Soldner – Wood Fired Ceramic Vessel



Vintage Vallauris sailing yacht set

Vintage Vallauris sailing yacht set — Tess Ceramique




Peter Voulkos Coffee Pot




Jose Reyes Martinez

San Juan de Oriente in Nicaragua



Marlize Myburgh--plate---

Marlize Myburgh




Geoffroy Pascal





Charles Catteau —  ceramic vessel with stylized floral motifs



Rebecca Hillman

Rebecca Hillman vase juxtaposed against idyllic background




Rupert Andrews




‘Forms Within’ — Eiko Kishi




Vincent Schoepfer




Wada Morihiro



Marcello Fantoni




Yoko Imada, ‘Sei’ (Purity)


JOHN MALTBY large stoneware spade vase, stylised landscape decoration with bird flying

John Maltby — large stoneware spade vase, stylised landscape decoration with bird flying




Zsolnay Vase with Bird and Flower Decor

Zsolnay Eosin glaze vase with Bird and Flower Decor




Lithuanian ceramicist Ula Sukyte




Annual Australian Ceramic Open Studios event




Full listing here —  ceramic artists having an Open Studio



This weekend is your opportunity to purchase handmade pottery wares directly from the studio and make a connection with the ceramic creator. Witness the inner workings of their craft production and artistic flair.


Free Adnission

10am till 4pm

Australian ceramic artists and studio locations:




Maricelle Olivier

1 Aspinall Street, Watson, ACT 2602




Mike Hall

58 Florence Terrace, Scotland Island, NSW




MY Studio-–-Ian Hodge

4 Cherry Grove, Donvale, VIC 3111




‘Neo Ceramics’ – Jack Balfour

247 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne, Victoria





Jack Balfour



Jack Balfour




Nic Auton – ‘Legend Pottery’

10 Reid Avenue, North Curl Curl, NSW 2099


Njalikwa-Chongwe-–-Zinongo-Studio pottery

Njalikwa Chongwe -–- Zinongo Studio

47 Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield, WA 6162



Njalikwa Chongwe mug



Njalikwa Chongwe






44 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby, NSW




Cara Kushlin-–-Day Studio

183A Waverley Road, Malvern East, VIC 3145




Cathy Franzi

18 Kerferd Street, Watson, ACT 2602



cathy franzi Australian+Buttercup

Cathy Franzi



Cathy Franzi




‘Ceramic Ocean’ -–- Brett Smout

126 Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park NSW




Claudia De Salvo

142 Birds Road, Guanaba QLD 4210



Clay Canoe

Clay Canoe

33 Yule Road, Merewether, NSW 2291




Clay Canoe


Clay Ground studio

Clay Ground studio

601 Botany Road, Rosebery, NSW



Dannielle Wilkinson-–-Dusty Pots

Dannielle Wilkinson –- ‘Dusty Pots’

1 Maldon Road, Castlemaine, VIC 3450



Elnaz Nourizadeh

Elnaz Nourizadeh

62 Newlands Road, Coburg North,, VIC 3058




Elnaz Nourizadeh


Evelyn Alvarez -- Alvarez Visual Art

Evelyn Alvarez — ‘Alvarez Visual Art’

4 Hyman Street, North Tamworth,, NSW




Evelyn Alvarez



Grace Chaplin -–- Muckware

Grace Chaplin -–- ‘Muckware’

853 Hinterland Way, Newrybar, NSW 2479




Plate with ash fired glaze and eggs on toast



Muckware Studio



Lee Anne Peters

Lee Anne Peters

9 New Street, Campbell Town, Tasmania 7210



Heather Gandy-–-Potable Pottery Heather Gandy-–-‘Potable Pottery’

138B Wallington Road, Ocean Grove, VIC 3226



Jen Lyall

Jen Lyall

2 Ben Bullen Road, Glenorie, NSW 2157



Pink Ember Studio

Pink Ember Studio

22 Allenby Street, Coburg North, VIC


Rainforest Ceramics

Rainforest Ceramics

56 Gittoes Lane, Possum Creek, NSW 2479



Richard Newton Potter

Richard Newton Potter

62 The Bulwark, Castlecrag, NSW 2068



Ronelle Clarke

Ronelle Clarke

28 Briarwood Street, Carindale, QLD 4152



Sasa Scheiner

Sasa Scheiner

878 Binna Burra Road, Federal, NSW 2480




Jane Annois

109 Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road, North Warrandyte VIC 3113


Cindy Tong Ceramics

Cindy Tong Ceramics

189 Foster Street (Corner Barkly Street), Sale, Victoria
Entry and parking via Barkly Street to avoid traffic from Foster Street




Cindy Tong Ceramics

Thrown on the wheel and decorated with coral, yellow ochre and slate slip then carved with an illustration of the banskia flower and pod





Sonali Patel-The Dreamer_

Sonali Patel – ‘The Dreamer’

Saint Peters, South Australia 5069



Jean McGhee Ceramics

Jean McGhee Ceramics

5 Syme Street, South Hobart, Tasmania 7004



Liz Izquierdo pottery

Liz Izquierdo

Unit 1
10 Stanton Road
Tingalpa QLD 4173




Josephine Powell

106 Reynard Street, Coburg, Victoria



Josephine Powell

Josephine Powell




Josephine Powell



Madeleine Meyer

Madeleine Meyer

72 Bega Street
Tathra NSW 2550



 Pottery Penny

Pottery Penny

5 Burreel Avenue
Elsternwick VIC 3185


Peter Wilson-–-Rosemont Pottery

Peter Wilson-–-Rosemont Pottery

131 Gilmour Street
Kelso NSW 2795


Dawn Vachon

Dawn Vachon — A peek into the studio, pots for sale (firsts and seconds), and perhaps a refreshment.

8 Patterson Street
Coburg VIC 3058


Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson –Place Matters Studio

‘Always with clay beneath my feet – and often under my fingernails’

‘This is about connections – to land and the joy of making’


10 McMillan Road, Green Gully, VIC 3462




More ceramic artists with open studios at Australian Ceramics Community with extra contact details




— Includes 214 studios and location map








Japanese Ceramic – London exhibition



Japanese Ceramic – London exhibition



Morihiro Wada, Sculptural Vase


Erskine Hall & Coe


Japanese Ceramics, an exhibition featuring over thirty ceramic works by classic artists.

Rie Aizawa, Kenji Hara, Ryūichi Kakurezaki, Shoji Kamoda, Yasuhisa Kohyama, Ryoji Koie, Shozo Michikawa, Machiko Ogawa, Mineo Okabe, Suzuki Osamu, Hayato Sawada, Keiichi Shimizu, Iwao Shinno, Miki Tomii, Shiro Tsujimura, Morihiro Wada

Including emerging artists Miki Tomii and Rie Aizawa, both of whom are represented for the first time in the UK.



20 September – 5 October 2023

Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30am – 5:00pm

15 Royal Arcade,
28 Old Bond Street,

+44 (0) 20 7491 1706

[email protected]

web –



Rie Aizawa, - Sarai no Ao,

Rie Aizawa, – Sarai no Ao

50.5 x 63 x 33.5 cm



Blue ash glaze tea bowl, 2022Machiko Ogawa

Blue ash glaze tea bowl, 2022  — Machiko Ogawa



Cup and saucer, 2008 -- Shozo Michikawa

Shozo Michikawa —  Cup and saucer, 2008



Fukinotou,-2023 Miki Tomii

Miki Tomii — Fukinotou, 2023




Hayato Sawada — Tri legged ceramic ‘Guinomi’, 2016




Keiichi Shimizu

Glazed stoneware vase, 37 x 12.2 x 15 cm



Kenji Hara Kiseto Dohimo Chawan, 2018

Kenji Hara  — Kiseto Dohimo Chawan, 2018




Machiko Ogawa – stoneware Tea Bowl





Mineo Okabe — ‘Flower shaped bowl’ c. 1963



Anagama fired stoneware, 26 x 20 x 10 cmSuemono, 2017 Yasuhisa Kohyama

Yasuhisa Kohyama — ‘Suemono’, 2017

Anagama fired stoneware, 26 x 20 x 10 cm


Shuka no Tsuki (Summer Moon)

Suzuki Osamu — ‘Shuka no Tsuki’ (Summer Moon)



Small celadon cup - Iwao Shinno

Iwao Shinno — Small celadon cup




Shiro Tsujimura–Sake bottle and cup, 1993

stoneware with ash glaze and feldspar, Height: 16.5 cm




Tea bowl — ‘Ryoji Koie’


Yasuhisa Kohyama -- Tokkuri and Guinomi, 2019

Yasuhisa Kohyama — Tokkuri and Guinomi, 2019



Shozo Michikawa

Shozo Michikawa



Shiro Tsujimura

Shiro Tsujimura — ‘Moon Vase’

stoneware, 21.6 x 20.3 cm

Provenance: Estate of the late Diego Cortez



Ryūichi KakurezakiUna Mistura vase, 2018

Ryūichi Kakurezaki — Una Mistura vase



Ryūichi Kakurezaki, Flower vase, bizen type, 1999

Ryūichi Kakurezakim — Flower vase, bizen type




Ryoji Koie tea bowl



Ryoji Koie Container stoneware, 15.9 x 18

Ryoji Koie — ‘Container’ stoneware

15.9 x 18cm



Ryoji Koie

Tea Bowl stoneware, 7.3 x 15.2 cm


Machiko Ogawa White tea bowl,-2023

Machiko Ogawa White tea bowl,-2023




Machiko Ogawa — Stoneware Platinum small bowl




Suzuki Osamu — ‘Kumo no Kagami (Mirror of Cloud)’




EHC Gallery




Generations Of Clay — Southern California


Generations Of Clay exhibition






A gallery show featuring the works of generations of  Southern California artists.

Featured Artists

Peter Voulkos, Harrison McKintosh, Jerry Rothman, Otto and Vivika Heino, Beatrice Wood, Vincent Suez, Karen Thayer, Randall Au, Mark Messenger, Marsha Judd, Patrick Crabb, Kathryn Stovall Dennis, John Meulmester, Young Shin Kim, Richard Shaw


The Muckenthaler Cultural Center | 714-738-6595 | 1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA
3d August to 29th September

instagram – @muckcc





John Meulmester  —  ‘Coil Pots Tall and Short’




John Meulmester




John Meulmester


Kathryn Stuall Dennis

Kathryn Stuall Dennis


Kathryn-Stualll-Dennis (2)

Kathryn Stuall Dennis



Kathryn Stuall Dennis



Budapest Mark Messenger

‘Budapest’ – Mark Messenger



Halo - Mark Messenger

‘Halo’ – Mark Messenger



Beatrice Wood ceramic bowls

Beatrice Wood



Harrison Mckintosh

Harrison Mckintosh



Karen Thayer

Karen Thayer





Karen Thayer



Patrick Crabb

Patrick Crabb





Marsha Judd




Marsha Judd




Otto and Vivika Heino





‘Radiant Angels’ — Mark Messenger



Mark Messenger ceramic art

Mark Messenger



Mark Messenger



Patrick Crabb

Patrick Crabb




Patrick Crabb




Patrick Crabb



Randall Au

Randall Au




Randall Au



Randall Au



Young Shiu Kim pottery vessel

Young Shiu Kim




Young Shiu Kim




Young Shiu Kim




Young Shiu Kim



Mark Meulmester

Mark Meulmester



Thrown and altered platr - John Muelmester

Mark Meulmester



Richard Shaw

Richard Shaw



Vincent Suez

Vincent Suez



Vincent Suez







Beatrice Wood




Beatrice Wood



peter voulkos----

Peter Voulkos



Peter Voulkos




Vintage Vogue on location


The innovative design trajectory of the lively, free flowing, colouful and expressive fashion that evolved during the 50s/60s was demanding to be elevated with a more dynamic presentation and the photographers responded to the challenge with aplomb. During this era it was a visual experience to behold, witnessing chic models wearing shimmering, bold, stylishl garments lensed by brilliant photogrphers while juxttaposed against ancient monuments in exotic, distant locations or exciting street scenes.

Editor-in-chief at Vogue US, Diana Vreeland, commisioned photographers like David Avedon, Horst P Horst, Henry Clarke and Irving Penn to travel to foreign countries like South-America, Spain, and Africa adding a fresh dynamism to fashion editorials This was an instrinsic extension to her previous work as a stylist with Louis Dahl-Wolfe, who was an integral trailblazer and gifted visionary in the development of a new era in fashion photogrpahy. This  included favouring natural outdoor light, candid spontaneity in the model poses, the inclusion of designs focused on form and line along with refined composition and balance and more muted colour palletes. She developed a rich vein of exceptional photographic images which helped to liberate the visual arts from the confines of the studio and introduce a sophisticated glamour, presented with a more relaxed sense of style and freedom. which is still a couture de force till this day.

The following photos highlight the photograhers that contributed to this reshaping of the fashion narrative and visual culture that was launched during this highly unique era.





1955 Vogue—photo Richard Rutledge

 Condé Nast Archive


Model Lisa Fonssagrives lounging on bed, wearing Claire McCardell's pink and white striped dress. Photo by Richard Rutledge

Model Lisa Fonssagrives lounging on bed, wearing Claire McCardell’s pink and white striped dress.

Photo by Richard Rutledge



Photo-Benedetta Barzini ---Valentino . Vogue Italia, 1970

Photo-Benedetta Barzini —Valentino — Vogue Italia, 1970



Bettina in an unpublished fashion photo by Henry Clarke, 1954

Bettina in an unpublished fashion photo by Henry Clarke, 1954



Jeanette Christiansen -- Ban Lon top with matching wide legged pants by Louis Feraud

Jeanette Christiansen — Ban Lon top with matching wide legged pants by Louis Feraud




Dior’s ‘New Look’ coat in black wool crépe, Paris, 1947

Photography by Louise Dahl Wolfe



Lillian Bassman Black with one white glove Barbara Mullen dress by Christian Dior NY Harper s Bazaar 1950--

 ‘Black with one white glove’ — Model Barbara Mullen, dress by Christian Dior

NY Harper’s Bazaar 1950 — photo Lillian Bassman


Horst P. Horst — Fashion for Vogue with Dali Mural in Helena Rubinstein’s apartment, NYC

Horst P. Horst — Fashion for Vogue with Dali Mural in Helena Rubinstein’s apartment, NYC



Photo by Guy Bourdin, 1967

Photo by Guy Bourdin, 1967



Viktoriya Sasonkina, Jourdan Dunn & Rose Cordero in ‘A Dream of a Dress’ editorial by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia



Bettina in blue dotted organdie dress with pale blue satin sash by Lanvin Castillo Paris Vogue February 1954 Flickr

Bettina in blue dotted organdie dress with pale blue satin sash by Lanvin Castillo

Paris Vogue February 1954 from Flickr



Model Isa Stoppi photographed by Henry Clarke for Vogue UK, 1966.

Model Isa Stoppi photographed by Henry Clarke for Vogue UK, 1966




Photo by Chiron Duong



Horst P Horst_Iman Valentino

Iman wearing Valentino – Horst P Horst

Horst P. Horst produced distinctive, elegant work and was a pioneer of the genre now known as Classic fashion photography



Photo by Chiron Duong– ‘Fly’




Federico Forquet---Dolce Far Forquet

Design by  Federico Forquet for Dolce Far Forquet

Model Donvale Luna




Geneviève in grey flannel suit with matching stole by Pierre Balmain, photo by Georges Saad, Paris, 1953

Geneviève in grey flannel suit with matching stole by Pierre Balmain

photo by Georges Saad, Paris, 1953




Chiron Duong — ‘Red birds’





photo – John Rawlings

Vogue, 1941


Christian Weissdynamic-Stillness

Christian Weissdynamic – ‘Stillness’




1950’s colourful Pierre Cardin coats




Donvale Luna-----

Donvale Luna




Photographer Enrique Vega, Model Denisa Kucik



Yves Saint Laurent haute couture, spring 1988

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture, Spring 1988




Dior fall/winter 2023 campaign, revival of  50’s elegance





 Model Francoise Rubartelli,  photograph by John Cowan

Machu Piccu, Vogue 1968




Vogue Italia – Adut Akech


Zebra print by Nina Ricci 1962

Zebra print by Nina Ricci, 1962



Elsa Schiaparelli mastered the genre of wearable art

Desiged by Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the original pioneers of wearable art.





Photo by Henry Clarke



British Vogue—‘From Byzantium’

Model Duckie Thot — photo Nick Knight



black and white beauty veruschka models a white mini dress with aluminum accessories in the caribbean 1968 vogue

Veruschka modelling a white mini dress with aluminum accessories in the Caribbean,

1968 Vogue


Federico Forquet 1966, chapeau de Canessa, escarpins de Barrilà. Photo Marc Hispard. Mannequin Donyale Luna

Federico Forquet collection 1966, chapeau de Canessa, escarpins de Barrilà.

Photo Marc Hispard, model Donyale Luna



Federico Forquet 1966. Photo Marc Hispard. Mannequin Donyale Luna



Geoffrey Beene set. Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy, 1967 © Henry Clarke

Geoffrey Beene set. Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy, 1967 © Henry Clarke



Givenchy L'Officiel magazine 1975

Givenchy — L’Officiel magazine





Grace Hartzel Preens In Las Pozas

Lensed By Mikael Jansson For Vogue US, 2016




Harper’s Bazaar UK 2010

Meghan Collison is clothed in layers of exotic bohemian wear




Photographer Henry Clarke, 1977



Henry Clarke castello San Nicola Larena Vogue 1967

Henry Clarke photo

San Nicola Larena, Italy —  Vogue 1967



Jean Patchett in Dior, Vogue, 1950

Jean Patchett in Dior, Vogue, 1950



Joseph Leombruno and Jack Bodi 1954

Joseph Leombruno and Jack Bodi photo




Albert Watson

Photography Albert Watson




 Verushka by Richard Avedon

American Vogue 1966




Baronne Van Zuylen on a Camel




beneath-the-veil-Photographed-by-Henry-Clarke,-Vogue,-December-1969 Cynthia-Korman,-Golestan-Palace,-1969

‘Beneath the veil’ — Photographed by Henry Clarke,

Vogue,1969 — Cynthia Korman, Golestan Palace



Valentino1968 69. Photo Henry Clarke. Model Marina Schiano

Valentino 1968/69 — Photo Henry Clarke, Model Marina Schiano



Harper's Bazaar 1957 photo Louise Dalh Wolfe

Harper’s Bazaar, 1957

Photo Louise Dalh Wolfe



China Machado




Emilio Pucci caftan exemplifying the free flow inherent in the Rabbit Year of 1963



Evening dresses from the'Vivace' Spring Summer Collection; 1967

Evening dresses from the Vivacé Spring Summer Collection; 1967




Vibrant dress from the Vivacé  Spring Summer Collection



F.C. Gundlach The Photographic Work’ at Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

F.C. Gundlach photo at Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin




Jean Patchett wearing a buttoned sheath dress with polka-dotted hat,

Vogue 1954




Harley Weir — Jimmy Choo and Mulger



L’Officiel 1969 Yves Saint Laurent jumpsuit

 Yves Saint Laurent jumpsuit

L’Officiel, 1969



Louis Faurer, Models wearing Design by Castillo for Lanvin, Gare du Nord, Paris, 1960

Photo by Louis Faurer, Models wearing ensembles by Castillo for Lanvin, , Paris, 1960



Louise Dahl Wolfe photography, 1930s 50s

Natalie in Gres Coat, Kairouan, 1950

Louise Dahl Wolfe photography




Liz Gibbons (l) and Bijou Barrington (r), photo by Louise Dahl Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar 1942

Liz Gibbons and Bijou Barrington  (r), photo by Louise Dahl Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar 1942

The Andes, Peru



photo by Luis Monteiro-model #Olga Serova

Photo by Luis Monteiro — model #Olga Serova



Anne Gunning in evening gown by Marc Bohan for Dior, 1961

Anne Gunning in evening gown by Marc Bohan for Dior, 1961



suit by Jacques Fath from the Spring collection of 1952, photo by Willy Maywald

Suit by Jacques Fath from the Spring collection of 1952, photo by Willy Maywald





Marisa Berenson photographed in Capri wearing a black-white print silk cape-coat by Forquet





Marisa wearing a sea headdress created by Alexandre

photo by Henry Clarke




Marisa is wearing kangaroo fur coat by Cornelius Furs, photo by Arnaud de Rosnay, Australia, Vogue US

Marisa is wearing kangaroo fur coat by Cornelius Furs, photo by Arnaud de Rosnay, Australia,

Vogue USA




Summer floral print bouffant dress by Simonetta

Venice, 1957



Model inModel in Valentino evening coat, photographed by Henry Clarke in Sicily, Italy, 1967

Model in Valentino evening coat, photographed by Henry Clarke in Sicily, Italy, 1967




Model Marie Lise Gres -- wearing a dress by Sarmi and photographed by Henry Clarke. Vogue,January 1966

Model Marie Lise Gres — wearing a dress by Sarmi and photographed by Henry Clarke. Vogue,January 1966




Veruschka sitting on the Baroque sculpture of a man—wearing pink floral gypsy dress by Ken Scott



model wearing a Bill Blass silk organza dress at the Xanadu complex in Calpe Spain Vogue, 1969 photo Henry Clarke

Model wearing a Bill Blass silk Organza dress at the Xanadu complex

Calpe Spain Vogue, 1969 photo Henry Clarke




Giovanni Natale

Vogue Photos Italy



1956 La Femme Chic Magazine

 La Femme Chic Magazine




Anna Carin Bjorck leans against a 1959 Cadillac convertible cover photo by John Rawlings Vogue 1958---Flickr---Photo-Sharing

Anna Carin Bjorck leans against a 1959 Cadillac convertible

photo by John Rawlings Vogue, 1958—-Flickr



Dovima by Henry Clarke Vogue Paris, 1956



Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks photo




Nena von Schlebrugge, photo by Norman Parkinson, Vogue 1958

Nena von Schlebrugge, photo by Norman Parkinson, Vogue




Norman Parkingson

Norman Parkinson photograph


Celeste Tesoriero Dress --Model BrittanyBurke-summer-Della Bass

‘Summer’ by Della Bass

Celeste Tesoriero Dress — Model BrittanyBurke



1956-La\ Femme Chic----

La Femme Chic – 1956



Oscar de la Renta Vogue US,1967

Oscar de la Renta — Dominican fashion designer Vogue US,1967



Persepous Audience Hall of Xerxes-and Lauren Hutton

Persepous Audience Hall of Xerxes-and Lauren Hutton



Photo by Claude Virgin

Photo by Claude Virgin




A shoot on the roof of Vogue studios, photographer Claude Virgin is perched on a step ladder while the model is balancing on the edge of the roof.


Nena von Schlebrügge in a printed silk chiffon dress


Nena von Schlebrügge in a printed silk chiffon dress

US Vogue  1962 – Photographed by Horst P Horst



Model Raquel Zimmermann photographed by Craig McDean

Raquel Zimmermann photographed by Craig McDean



Charm Magazine---Dovima---1953

Charm Magazine—Dovima—1953




Geneviève Grad — French Elle Magazine, 1966

Duffy Archives



Samantha Jones in a hooded silk jersey chemise by Emilio Pucci

photo by Henry Clarke — Udaipur India, Vogue 1966



Staff photographer for Harperâ Bazaar, Louise Dahl Wolfe, introduced a witty naturalism to the staid conventions of fashion photography

1936 through 1958



Sweet Memorie” by Maryna Khomenko

‘Sweet Memorie’ — Maryna Khomenko photo




Maudie James by Norman Parkinson Vogue UK, 1969




Shiraz Perspolis Iran


Valentino Haute couture Spring/Summer 1966

Donvale Luna wearing Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1966

Photography by Marc Hispard




Veruschka photo by Franco Rubartelli

Vogue, 1968


Veruschka on a Barren Cliff in the Arizona Desert Franco Rubartell

Veruschka in the Arizona Desert  by Franco Rubartelli




Model in gold swimsuit interwoven with Lastex is by Mabs of Hollywood, model in pink suit is by Gantner, 1948

Model in gold swimsuit interwoven with Lastex is by Mabs of Hollywood, model in pink suit is by Gantner,

Photo Louise Dahl Wolfe, 1948




Veruschka by Franco Rubartelli

Vogue, 1968



Veruschka von Lehndorff wearing tunic and pants by Valentino while standing in Piazza Di San Giorgio

Veruschka von Lehndorff wearing tunic and pants by Valentino while standing in Piazza Di San Giorgio, Italy




Veruschka wears a hooded caftan by Emilio Pucci at Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.

Photo by Henry Clarke



Vogue Italia 2015 Edie Campbell by Tim Walker

Vogue Italia, 2015 — Edie Campbell by Tim Walker



Vogue Italy 2017 Luigi and Lango

Vogue Italy, 2017

Luigi and Lango




Vogue Italy, 1951



Isa-Stopp--Photo Henry Clarke

Model Isa Stoppi — Vogue UK, 1966

Photo Henry Clarke



Model in a Nettie Rosenstein suit with brooch by Tiffany worn at the waist, 1941

Model in a Nettie Rosenstein suit with brooch by Tiffany worn at the waist.

Photo Louise Dahl Wolfe, 1941



Vogue US 2016 Lupita Nyongo by Mario Testino

Vogue US, 2016

Lupita Nyongo by Mario Testino


photo Patrick Demarchelie==Dior Haute Couture collection fall winter 2010 photo Patrick Demarchelie

Dior Haute Couture collection— fall winter 2010

photo Patrick Demarchelie



Vintage photo Henri Manuel

Fashion study 1910 in German Vogue




Tiago Lima — ‘Clouds’




Traina Norell Coral red silk chiffon dress– 1953–Model Evelyn Tripp

photography Horst P Horst



Model in black jersey dress by Mad Carpentier, photo by Pottier, 1953

Mid Century decor -Model in black jersey dress by Mad Carpentier, photo by Pottier




Silhouette fashion photo, Seeberger Bros

Black and white silhouette fashion photo, Seeberger Bros





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


bagillt beacon bagillt uk january frost bagillt beacon site bettisfield colliery sculpture welsh

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


Face is carved from cement Cannes underwater museum jason de caires taylor france architecture installations sculptures

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





Everest base camp




Herbie Hancock and his Shelby Cobra

( built in Venice California. USA)


The bunny luck was working for Herbie in 1963 (Rabbit Year) 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

konstapunkka@kpunkkaA — 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