Tea bowl, reddish brown stoneware, with a marbled glaze, and floral decoration in colours on a cream-coloured patch. It has been mended with gilt lacquer. 18th century, Japan. V&A Museum
Amazing ceramic teapots that look like tree branches by Eric Serritella
The purity of nature and the Asian art aesthetic have always inspired me and I find clay the ideal medium for reflecting both.
Through my ceramic trompe l’oeil sculptures I challenge the viewer with both the nature of the material and the messages within. Whether wheel-thrown or hand-built, these forms are completely hand carved and transformed to mimic weathered logs and birch trees-the angels of the forest.
I strive to show how nature maintains its splendors through tenacity and triumph of existence despite the disregard we humans show her. I appreciate how ceramic mirrors the environment’s fragility and durability-easily damaged if disrespected and yet invincible in its inherent beauty.
Each piece I create is a relationship-the story of shared discovery. The clay and I make the journey together through the tension of disagreement and the harmony of accord. The final form-the result of our conversation-has a life all its own.
I strive for the life in each creation to foster awareness and influence viewer behavior toward the environment. My hope is that at least some will acquire a new appreciation and way of seeing and thus choose to walk with softer steps.
A gallery of ceramic sculpture. It’s rare to feel as if an animal can possess you — inhabit your body, mind and spirit as if it were a new lover exploring all your real and artificial selves. Dress your dogs and cats with as many sweater vests, booties and hats as you want; they’ll never come close to the hybrid human qualities that seductively inhabit the work of Beth Cavener Stichter. This might be, in part, because she views her stone sculptures as portraits — of people she has met briefly in passing or good friends or family. She doubles the uncanny moment by acknowledging that these creatures are self-portraits as well, since the very act of interpreting another’s actions, facial expressions, and intentions says — and betrays — much more about our own fears and desires than the other person. We rarely acknowledge or intellectually wrestle with this flash-fiction judgment that we impose onto friends and strangers alike.
these are freaking GORGEOUS and make me wish i was good at thinking three-dimensionally
Quirky miniature porcelain sculptures made by Ukranian artists website Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
These are beautiful.
Quirky miniature porcelain sculptures made by Ukranian artists Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
Dish, fritware, painted in turquoise and black with silhouette-style cut flowers, Turkey (Iznik), ca. 1530-1535.
This is my awesome friend Mel’s kickstarter. Her work is gorgeous and it would be great if everyone could pledge what they can and signal boost this so she’ll get to make more of it.
You can find more info about her work at the kickstarter link and here http://www.facebook.com/melodyallenceramics
rebekah strickland. soda fired porcelain. sgraffito.