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Smashed Can Sculptures That Mimic Traditional Ming Dynasty Porcelain by Lei Xue

March 30, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Adopting traditional decorative motifs found on Ming Dynasty ceramics, Chinese artist Lei Xue sculpted these humorous smashed aluminum cans that bridge the gap of some 600 years of art history. The pieces are part of an ongoing series titled Drinking Tea, and unlike the mechanical process of producing cans, each object is sculpted and painted by hand. You can see more of Xue’s work at Martina Detterer Gallery. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

 

 



Craft Design

Rainbow Drip Vessels by Brian Giniewski Ceramics

March 20, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Ceramic artist Brian Giniewski produces delightful earthenware vessels that appear to be oozing thick, colorful drips that are frozen in time. The Philadelphia-based ceramicist achieves the texture of the vases and bowls by applying a gritty, matte slip to each piece which contrasts nicely with a special glossy glaze made to melt into drips during the firing process. Giniewski is currently Kickstarting a move into a new studio space and is offering a variety of unique objects. You can see more of his work on Instagram and in his online shop.

 

 



Art

New Porcelain Sculptures That Merge Female Forms With Elements of Nature by Juliette Clovis

March 1, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

“Atsu Bashiri”, 2016. Limoges porcelain, white glaze, red and gold hand painted. 34x35x24cm

French artist Juliette Clovis (previously) works primarily with female busts, mutating the forms to adopt animal or floral-based characteristics. Using both the 2D application of paint, and 3D addition of ceramics, she covers the females that she sculpts in horns, quills, and blooms. In some works the natural elements look as if they merge with the bust, while others appear overtaken, such as in the piece Memento mori (2016). In this piece Clovis’ white figure is almost entirely covered in flowers, with minimal elements of her face barely peaking out from its blanket of ceramic blossoms.

Clovis will have a solo exhibition of her work at Gallery Mondapart in Paris titled “Baroque Curiosities” opening March 23 and running through May 4, 2017. You can see more images of Clovis’ hybrid porcelain forms on her Instagram and website. (via Faith is Torment)

“Atsu Bashiri”, detail.

“Atsu Bashiri”, detail.

“Memento mori”, 2016. Limoges porcelain, white glaze and white biscuit.

“Memento mori”, 2016.

“Mazama”, 2016. Limoges porcelain, white glaze, blue cobalt hand painted.

“Mazama”, detail.

“Heteractis magnifica”, 2016. Limoges porcelain, white biscuit and white glaze.

“Heteractis magnifica”, detail.

 

 



Craft

Handmade Ceramic Blooms and Succulents by Owen Mann

February 24, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

Self-taught artist Owen Mann creates ceramic blooms from dozens, and sometimes hundreds of petals, each hand-formed to mimic the appearance of peonies, dahlias, and spiraling succulents. Simply painted in cool shades of blues and greens, the porcelain flowers look as if they were freshly plucked from the garden. You can see more of Mann’s faux flora on his Instagram, and purchase the pieces on his Etsy shop. (via So Super Awesome)

 

 



Art Craft

Fluid Porcelain Bowls by Aylin Bilgiç Look Like Splashes Frozen in Time

February 9, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Turkish ceramic artist Aylin Bilgiç created this stunning series of ceramic bowls that look like a splash of liquid frozen in time. Each bowl is made of porcelain and is finished by dipping the rim in gold to add an elegant accent. You can see more from the series on Behance.

 

 



Craft Design

Ceramic Origami Plates and Dishware by Moij Design

February 6, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Hamburg-based ceramic artist Angelina Erhorn of Moij Design creates all matter of ceramic dishware that mimics the form of paper origami sheets, both folded and unfolded. Her designs include plates, espresso cups, and vases with delicate creases and occasional stained geometric elements. You can see more of her work on Instagram and some of her pieces are available on Etsy. (via So Super Awesome)

 

 



Colossal Design

New in the Colossal Shop: Calamityware Mugs

January 31, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Retired graphic designer Don Moyer has found a delightful second career illustrating and designing a line of charmingly calamitous products to help you keep your woes in perspective. The Calamityware Mug Set, newly available in The Colossal Shop, features four identical mugs glazed with Don’s illustrations. Riffing on traditional Blue Willow porcelain patterns, the Calamityware mugs slyly integrate some unlikely and unwelcome visitors. Watch out for UFOs, a zombie poodle, aggressive pterodactyls, and, perhaps most fearful of all, the Unpleasant Blob Creature. Each porcelain mug holds 12 ounces and is made at the award-winning Kristoff Porcelain workshop in Poland. The set includes four mugs because as we all know, misery loves company.