porcelain

Spikes, Rusted Wire, and Scissors Bind Shattered Porcelain Sculptures by Glen Taylor

 Art Craft #dinnerware #found objects #metal #porcelain #sculpture April 20, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Glen Taylor, shared with permission A visual metaphor for imperfection and the possibilities of repair, the porcelain sculptures created by Ohio-based artist Glen Taylor (previously) are steeped in contrast. Soldered spikes confront the gilded, floral designs on a …

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70,000 Tiny Amphorae Envelop the Voluminous Forms of Grégoire Scalabre’s Elaborate Sculptures

 Art #ceramic #porcelain #sculpture April 16, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Final Metamorphosis of Thetis,” (2021-2022). Image © Charles De Borggraef. All images shared with permission Gathering thousands of miniature porcelain vessels over large surfaces and curvatures, Grégoire Scalabre confronts preconceptions of form, scale, and material in his intricate sculptures. The Paris-based artist hand-turns countless …

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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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Evoking Micro Life, Porcelain Sculptures by Shiyuan Xu Swell in Intricate Shapes

 Art Craft #nature #porcelain #sculpture March 9, 2022 Grace Ebert “Hybrid #1” (2021), colored porcelain paperclay and glaze, 20 × 7 × 18.5 inches. Photo by Guy Nicol At once rigidly skeletal and imbued with rhythmic movement, the porcelain sculptures that comprise Shiyuan Xu’s Growth series are intricate recreations of single-celled organisms, molecules, and …

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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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Hundreds of Hand-Sculpted Flowers and Leaves Envelop Porcelain Vessels by Artist Hitomi Hosono

 Art #flowers #leaves #porcelain #sculpture #vessels November 2, 2021 Grace Ebert “A Tall Tsutsuji Tower” (2021), molded, carved, and hand-built porcelain, 34 x 27 centimeters. All images courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, shared with permission Japanese artist Hitomi Hosono (previously) translates the billowing leaves of an underwater plant or the clusters of Hawthorn tree flowers …

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Shattered Porcelain Fragments Are Elegantly Bonded in Kintsugi Sculptures by Yeesookyung

 Art #kintsugi #porcelain #sculpture October 26, 2021 Grace Ebert “Translated Vase” (2018), ceramic shards, epoxy, and 24K gold leaf, 102 × 77 × 77 centimeters. All images by Yang Ian, courtesy of Massimo De Carlo, shared with permission Seoul-based artist Yeesookyung (previously) fuses Korean and Japanese craft traditions in her elegant, gilded sculptures. Blending …

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Traditional Chinese Characters and Motifs Cover Ming Lu’s Porcelain Busts and Ducks

 Art #birds #busts #porcelain #sculpture June 18, 2021 Grace Ebert “Dialogue, Reaching the Station We’ll Never Reach” (2019), blue and white porcelain, 26 x 18 x 18 centimeters. All images © Ming Lu, shared with permission Artist Ming Lu melds multiple facets associated with Chinese culture in her delicate blue-and-white porcelain works. She utilizes …

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Colorful Glazes Coat Exquisite Vessels Sculpted with Smooth Sloping Porcelain

 Art Craft #ceramics #porcelain #vessels May 24, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Sophie Cook, shared with permission. Photo by Josephine Cottrell for Maud and Mabel Sophie Cook sculpts delicate porcelain into teardrops, bottles, and pods with swollen bases and long bowed necks. Often evoking the colors of the Suffolk landscape surrounding her studio, …

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Massive Curved Vaults Mimicking Traditional Kilns House a Jingdezhen Museum Dedicated to Porcelain Production

 Design #architecture #bricks #museums #porcelain April 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Studio Zhu-Pei Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China is widely recognized as the porcelain capital of the world with a more than 2,000-year history of producing prized ceramics. As an homage to that tradition, architects from Studio Zhu-Pei constructed an open-air structure with towering …

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