Compelling clay shapes collection

 

 

Hee Kyoung--painted porcelain -- France

Hee Kyoung — painted porcelain — France

 

 

An eclectic selection of ceramic vessels of various style and age, with an emphasis on form and decorative designs, that serve to enhance the objects shape. Whether a ceramic piece is handbuilt, thrown on a wheel or made from a mold cast construction, the adaptability and versatility of clay allows for a multitude of permutations in the design. The texture and chosen decoration can be the key factor for the choice of form or conversely, the decoration is adapted to the created form.
The curve of a singular contour line can be enough to hold appeal for a particular form without any further decoration required. If anything, a succinct focus on a form contributes to the appeal of the shape. Complex and busy details can also fit more appropriately on very basic forms like a cylinder or sphere and certain styles can even add shape to the form. Alternating shades within the decorative panels adds depth and highlights aspects and angles within the form.
Changing designs and colors on the perpetual curvature of a form leads to the notion of infinity, expansion and a sense of anticipation along with the dynamic between concealment and overt display. The dichotomy of combining the lines of a straight sided vessel against relaxing sinuous curves also presents a powerful dynamic. Vertical lines make a shape appear to be taller and more slender, horizontal lines make an object appear to be more grounded. Curvy lines are more inviting , while rigid, angular ones make a shapes seem more aloof. ( see Riedizioni I – Aldo Londi) This article displays examples of these design considerations.
Over many millennium, numerous clay form designs have come into fruition and fortunately, a healthy proportion of them have survived, to be admired, marveled and act as a source of inspiration from the past.

 

 

Hee Kyoung---porcelain candle-holder

Hee Kyoung—porcelain candle holder

 

 

Joel Edwards Stoneware Lidded Vessel-50's-LISA-CLIFF-COLLECTION

Joel Edwards Stoneware Lidded Vessel

1950’s

 

Angel motif vase--Jet Nielsen for Royal Copenhagen

Guardian angel motif vase–Jet Nielsen for Royal Copenhagen

 

 

Florence Paulac crackle glaze vase

Florence Paulac crackle glaze vase

 

 

 

Mid-century Ruscha Milano tri candle holder

West Germany

 

 

Chris Gustin footed vase

Chris Gustin footed vase, France

 

 

Triangular Conversation Sheryl Zacharia ceramic sculpture

‘Triangular Conversation’  —   Sheryl Zacharia ceramic sculpture

 

 

Vintage Jean Cocteau Porcelain Vase by Rosenthal,-Têtes Vase1952

Vintage Jean Cocteau Porcelain Vase by Rosenthal, Têtes Vase

1952

 

 

Unidentified Ceramic Object_Wally Asselberghs

‘UCO – Unidentified Ceramic Object’  –  Wally Asselbergh

 

 

Céramique-Gabriel Archangel--Saladier Tripode

Gabriel Archangel — Céramique ‘Saladier Tripode’

 

 

Chris Gustin footed vase

 

 

Crystallized Shino glaze--Mimitsuki Vase by Tsukigata Nahiko

Mimitsuki Vase by Tsukigata Nahiko

Crystallized Shino glaze

 

 

Leaf like platter-form by Tacito Fernandes

Incised leaf like platter form by Tacito Fernandes

 

 

Goro Suzuki raku bottle form

Goro Suzuki raku bottle

 

 

Manyosai Shinoglaze vase by Hayashi Shotaro

Manyosai Shino glaze vase by Hayashi Shotaro

 

 

Mid Century MCM Italian cubist vase in red and blackMCM Italian cubist vase

 

 

 

Monika Debus-black and white abstract vases

Black and white abstract vases  —  Monika Debus

 

 

Morino Taimei Quadripedal mid century-Vase---modernjapaneseceramics-kyoto

Morino Taimei —  Blue Quadripedal mid century vase

Modern Japanese Ceramics – Kyoto

 

 

Sandra Dolph footed vase

Sandra Dolph

 

Tamaoki Yasuo-Iconic shino Tsubo

Tamaoki Yasuo – Iconic shino Tsubo

Modern Japanese Ceramics – Kyoto

 

 

pottery-clay-contemporary-ceramics--Melanie Ferguson

Contemporary ceramic and driftwood sculpture –Melanie Ferguson

 

 

Watanabe Kunio Iroe Kin Gin sai Senmon Basin

Watanabe Kunio Iroe Kin Gin sai Senmon Basin

 

 

Ted Randall & Robert Chapman Turner -bottle and cup

Ted Randall & Robert Chapman Turner -ceramic vessel and cup

 

Psykter warrior vessel wine cooler

Psykter warrior vessel (in Greek ψυκτήρ cooler) is a type of Greek pot that is characterized by a bulbous body set on a high, narrow foot. It was used as a wine cooler.

 ca. 525–500 BCE  —  Louvre

 

Pınar Baklan Onal-geometrical ceramic sculpture

Pınar Baklan Onal – geometrical ceramic sculpture

 

 

Alhambra Vase, by Théodore Deck, Paris, 1862. Earthenware, inlaid with colored clays & painted.

Arabesque Alhambra Vase, by Théodore Deck, Paris, 1862.

Earthenware, inlaid with colored clays & painted.

 

 

 

Ancient Greek Pottery Bottle, 300-BC---Artancient---London

Ancient Greek Pottery Bottle, 300-BC

Artancient—London

 

 

 

Art Deco - Art Nouveau vase Sally Tuffin -Dennis Chinaware

Sally Tuffin, UK

 

 

Mid Century Anthropomorphic-vase-Gabriel-Fourmaintreaux

Anthropomorphic vase Gabriel Fourmaintreaux

 

 

Art-Deco-China-pot-vintage-green

Green Art Deco cubist tea pot

 

 

Vintage Wormser Terra Sigillata, West German Pottery

Vintage Wormser Terra Sigillata, West German Pottery

 

 

Art Deco Jazz Age lidded vessel - 1920's

Art Deco Jazz Age lidded vessel – 1920’s

 

 

Art nouveau lusttre vase made by Gebrüder Meinhold--Emmy von Egidy

Art nouveau lustre vase made by Gebrüder Meinhold–Emmy von Egidy

 

 

 

Brutalist Studio Art Pottery Vase Artist Signed Mid Century Eames Era Handmade MCM Accent Piece - myclosetshelf - California

Brutalist Studio Art Pottery Vase  MCM Accent Piece

myclosetshelf – California

 

 

 

Ceramic black-figure oinochoe depicting Dionysus. Workshop of the Athena Painter. Greek. Late Archaic Period, c. 500 - 490 B.C. - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Ceramic black-figure oinochoe depicting Dionysus. Workshop of the Athena Painter. Greece

Late Archaic Period, c. 500 – 490 B.C. – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

 

Cross-over-1-John Middlemiss

‘Cross-over’  – John Middlemiss, UK

 

 

Crystalline Ceramics---Alain Fichot---Red Gazelle

‘Red Gazelle’ Crystalline Ceramics — Alain Fichot

 

 

Daphne Corregan,-Connection-engraved special form together

Daphne Corregan, Connection engraved, special form together

France

 

 

Lidded jar-Dennis McLaughlin---Havard Arts

Lidded jar – Dennis McLaughlin—Havard Arts

 

 

Eric Astoul ceramic sculpture

Eric Astoul ceramic sculpture, France

 

 

Female effigy ceramic burial urn,-Northern Andes, Columbia, South-America,-1,000–1,500-AD

Female effigy ceramic burial urn, Northern Andes, Columbia, South America

1,000–1,500 AD

 

 

Francesc Burgos--black bottle with crawling shino glaze

Francesc Burgos — ceramic bottle with crawling shino glaze

 

 

Fukiwake-Flower-Vase-Hannya Tamotsu 2006 Onishi Gallery

Fukiwake Flower Vase —  Hannya Tamotsu

2006 – Onishi Gallery

 

 

Geoffrey Swindell-ceramic urn

Geoffrey Swindell urn

 

 

Andrea Gill-female figure-vessel

Andrea Gill female figure-vessel

 

 

Hopi seed pot

Hopi seed pot

 

 

Jane Annois footed bowl

Jane Annois footed bowl

 

 

Josh Copus raku pottery nature inspired

Josh Copus raku pottery nature inspired shape and texture

 

 

JUNGLE is the name of new, limited edition of hand-painted ceramic vases made by recognized Polish illustrator and designer Malwina Konopacka.

‘Jungle’ limited edition, hand-painted ceramic vases made by recognized Polish illustrator and designer Malwina Konopacka.

 

 

Small bowl sculptural vessel  —  Kerry Hastings

Robert Fogell Gallery

 

 

Lucien-Koonce’s-tokkuri,-5½-in.-(14-cm)-in-height,-stoneware,-2015

Lucien Koonce’s stoneware tokkuri

5½ in. (14-cm in height, 2015

 

 

Lukas Wegwerth-Crystallization ceramic vessel

Lukas Wegwerth- Crystallization ceramic footed vessel

 

 

Marty Fielding-ceramic design ceramic art

Marty Fielding

 

 

Matt Kelleher sculptural vessel

Matt Kelleher sculptural vessel – Nth. Carolina

 

 

Mettlach-Hans Christiansen---ceramic punch bowl

Mettlach – Hans Christiansen ceramic punch bowl

 

 

Modern-Pottery-Vessel-by-Uke Kensaku

Uke Kensaku

 

 

Morihiro Wada---Glaze bird fly bottle---21.5-inches

Morihiro Wada—abstract ‘Glaze bird fly bottle’

Height 21.5-inches

 

 

Mountain Brook Ceramic Sculpture Created by Nelfa Tompkins

Mountain Brook Ceramic Sculpture Created by Nelfa Tompkins

 

 

Nick Winter ceramic vessel

Nick Winter ceramic vessel – Distant mountains

 

 

Ardine-Spitters-ovoid-vessel

Ardine Spitters

 

 

Tony Laverick elegant vessel

Tony Laverick

 

 

Tony-Laverick-ceramic-sculpture

Tony Laverick ceramic sculpture

 

 

Pierrefonds (France) double gourde vessel

Pierrefonds (France) double gourde ceramic vessel

 

 

Susanne Stephenson, Red Beach,-1993,-terracotta,-17-x-20-x-15-in

Susanne Stephenson, ‘Red Beach’ terracotta

17 x 20 x 15-in

 

Pinar Baklan Onal red clay vessel

Pinar Baklan Onal red clay modernist vessel

 

 

 

Gabriel Fourmaintraux-50-60s twin handled vase

Gabriel Fourmaintraux- twin handled vase

50-60’s

 

 

Qatar_ ceramic vessels installation_Tornado Tower

Qatar ceramic vessels installation_Tornado Tower

 

 

Queen Wu Jar dated Tang dynasty 武則天罐 Flickr Photo Sharing

Queen Wu Jar dated Tang dynasty 武則天罐

 

 

Sake flask (tokkuri) with scholar and attendant performing sencha- Hirado porcelain of Japan 19th century

Sake flask (tokkuri) with scholar and attendant performing sencha (tea)

Hirado porcelain of Japan 19th century

 

 

Tiger-Mr-T-Sally Tuffin

‘Tiger Mr T’  –  Sally Tuffin

 

 

Riedizioni-Iii-Aldo-Londi mid century vase

Riedizioni I – Aldo Londi

 

 

The waves by Sandrine Caillat on Etsy

‘The waves’ by Sandrine Caillat on Etsy

 

 

Taller Rauco striped vase

Taller Rauco striped vase

 

 

Lee-Hyang crackle glaze vessel

Lee-Hyang crackle glaze vessel

 

 

 

The retainer of the pot has a human motif. BC.3,500 - BC.2,500. Jomon era. Yamanashi Japan.

The retainer of the pot has a human motif. BC.3,500 – BC.2,500. Jomon era. Yamanashi Japan.

 

 

Kohei Hahn lidded vessel with geometric surface design

Kohei Hahn lidded tri leg vessel with geometric surface design

 

 

Wada-Morihiro sculptural ceramic

Wada Morihiro

Joan B Mirviss

 

 

Turi Heisselberg Pedersen

Turi Heisselberg Pedersen

Puls Gallery, NL

 

 

Vase 1950, ceramic, Gabriel Fourmaintraux, signed GF fait main, Desvres, asymmetric

Gabriel Fourmaintraux, signed GF fait main, Desvres, asymmetric vase

 

 

Vase de Simone Perrotte swimming fish

 De Simone Perrotte swimming fish vase

 

 

Wada Morihiro ceramic sculpture Joan B Mirviss

Wada Morihiro ceramic sculpture

Joan B Mirviss

 

 

Vessel on pedestal base-(pastiche)-1000-B.C.E.-200-C

Pastiche vessel on pedestal base

1000-B.C.E.-200-C

 

Wada-Morihiro---Ceramic sculpture---Joan-B-Mirviss

Wada Morihiro — Ceramic sculpture

Joan B Mirviss

 

 

Striped ceramic jug,-Gabriel Fourmaintraux,

Mid Century striped ceramic jug by French ceramicist Gabriel Fourmaintraux

 

 

Clay Canoe vessels

Clay Canoe

 

 

Yuko-Nishikawa-ceramics-japan

Yuko Nishikawa, Japan

 

 

 

 

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