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Peculiar Characters by Sophie Woodrow Flaunt a Bizarre Array of Costumes and Hybrid Features

 Art #ceramics #porcelain #sculpture #surreal March 15, 2022 Grace Ebert Photo by Ben Dowden. All images © Sophie Woodrow, shared with permission Uncanny hybrid bodies, peculiar garments, and innumerable unearthly details comprise Sophie Woodrow’s troupe of porcelain figures. Living and working in Bristol, the artist sculpts the delicate, white material into characters that blur …

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Boinggg! Ceramic Vessels Undergo a Playful Remix with Coiled, Undulating Handles

 Craft Food #ceramics #fruit #pottery #sculpture #vessels February 24, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Kuu Pottery, shared with permission Miami-born Kassandra Guzman diverges from the sleek, straight lines of minimalism in favor of squiggles and waves. She’s the ceramicist behind the Seattle-based studio Kuu Pottery, where she creates wide-mouthed vessels and playful vases mimicking …

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Loops and Coils in Bright Gradients Grow from Claire Lindner’s Ceramic Sculptures

 Art Craft #ceramics #gradients #sculptures February 6, 2022 Anna Marks All images © Claire Lindner, shared with permission Vine-like colorful coils of material overlap in Claire Lindner’s latest sculpture collection, which blurs the line between organic and human-made forms. Each piece has a vibrancy and motion designed to push the possibilities of the medium. “My …

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Dreamlike Sculptures by Christina Bothwell Meld Ceramic, Glass, and Oil Paint into Otherworldly Figures

 Art #animals #ceramics #dreams #glass #mosaics #oil paint #sculpture #surreal January 24, 2022 Grace Ebert “Two Violets.” All images © Christina Bothwell, shared with permission From her Pennsylvania studio, Christina Bothwell (previously) sculpts surreal hybrid creatures and figures that occupy the unearthly space between dreams and wakefulness. She works with a combination of annealed …

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Ceramic Figurines by Claire Partington Put a Contemporary Twist on Historical Symbols

 Art #animals #anthropomorphic #ceramics #figurines #porcelain January 11, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Claire Partington, shared with permission Citing traditional portraiture and figurative ceramics, London-based artist Claire Partington (previously) sculpts grand characters with a dose of contemporary wit: Lavishly outfitted women lose their heads to anthropomorphized octopuses, a flip flop-wearing fairy dozes alongside …

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Tiny Faces Animate Minimal Mugs and Planters by Ceramicist Rami Kim

 Art #ceramics #faces #tableware #vessels January 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Rami Kim Enjoy the company of Rami Kim’s minimally sculpted personalities emerging from her footed planters, mugs, and other ceramic pieces. The artist and animator (previously), who gravitates toward bright monochromatic finishes and simple patterns, creates a wide array of vessels …

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Melding Two Crafts, Caroline Harrius Embroiders and Cross-Stitches Ceramic Vessels

 Craft #ceramics #cross-stitch #embroidery #pottery #vessels December 31, 2021 Anna Marks All images © Caroline Harrius, shared with permission Stockholm-based ceramicist Caroline Harrius (previously) embroiders vases with floral patterns that explore the relationships between gender and craft and decoration and purpose. Distorting perceptions, the delicate pieces appear as though Harrius wrapped stitched fibers around …

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Waves of Engraved Lines Texture the Emotional Figures Sculpted by En Iwamura

 Art #ceramics #clay #emotions #sculpture December 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © En Iwamura, courtesy of Ross + Kramer Gallery, shared with permission From hunks of clay, artist En Iwamura (previously) sculpts minimal forms with wildly varied facial expressions that range from shock and surprise to moody contemplation. Etched across the surface of …

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Hyperrealistic Ceramic Sculptures by Christopher David White Mimic the Splintered Texture of Decaying Wood

 Art #ceramics #hyperrealism #sculpture #trompe l’oeil #wood December 16, 2021 Grace Ebert “Carbon Footprint.” All images © Christopher David White, shared with permission In his Richmond studio, artist Christopher David White (previously) practices an alchemy of materials as he transforms slabs of clay into deceptive sculptures and functional objects that appear carved from hunks …

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Concentric Vessels Nest Within Larger Forms in Matthew Chambers’ Perplexing Ceramic Sculptures

 Art #abstract #ceramics #sculptures December 14, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Matthew Chambers, shared with permission At once minimal and endlessly confounding, the elegant ceramic vessels that Matthew Chambers (previously) creates are precisely scaled iterations of the same shape. His hypnotic sculptures are comprised of individual, wheel-thrown pieces in varying sizes that are …

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