Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Clay and Print

"New Skull Vision Teapot" by Les Lawrence. Never thought of printmaking on clay! Any artwork that has Mona Lisa on it seems interesting to me. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Japanese artist Takanori Aiba displayed an unfathomable amount of patience and talent by sculpting this castle around an actual bonsai tree. The project was an experiment aimed at producing a modern bonsai style with an emphasis on the beauty of spiritual accordance between humans and nature.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Nicole Marroquin

Just found an interesting Mexican clay work! This right arm made out of clay is a work done by Nicole Marroquin. 
At the National Museum of Mexican Art, Nicole exhibited 
a number of clay works of human faces stuck on the wall as if trying to crawl out of the wall. (I don't know why this reminds me of an avatar)

Just because it's cool....

BMW clay model of a car!

Meredith Dittmar

I like how this artist is using a 3D medium in a painting format. It's an interesting composition.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Storm Thorgerson, world famous album cover artist for Pink Floyd, RIP

I was sad to hear that Storm Thorgerson, the world famous and extremely influential album cover artist for the likes of Pink Floyd, Muse, Led Zeppelin, the Mars Volta, Black Sabbath, and just a ton more. Obviously, Storm's work with Pink Floyd is era-defining, creating a visual identity to one of the most visual musicians of the 1960s and 1970s. Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

One of Eugena's Creations

This is a clay work made by a polymer clay artist, Eugena. I just love the color variations as much as I like the foliage entangled to each other. To see more of her collections, you can follow the link below 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

David Oliveira

David Oliveira is a 3D artist who creats 2D perceieved wire sculpture that resemble sketches. This adaptation of a 2D line into 3D space is incrediably ingenuitive and interesting. By focusing on the line the understanding of it being 3D space is almost lost sometimes, making one question their sense of reality and perception.

This piece is a lost wax cast silver ring with enamel on top. I like the rugged look that she achieved. The edges of the enamel are visible and patchy, but it works well with the organic shapes. I think it is very clever that the sea squirts have their own turquoise pools of enamel within them--it's a small detail that really makes an impact. Enamel doesn't always look the best, and overdoing it isn't too classy because there is more glass than metal. Her use is effective and not excessive.
The combination of metal and ceramics is peaking my interest at the moment, and I am exploring ways to combine the two without epoxy and other middlemen. This piece combines metal, wood, and ceramics in a teapot setup. He has other work that integrates the metal further into the ceramic body. (http://jesserasmussen.blogspot.com/2010/05/moon-teapot-ceramics-and-metal-2007.html) His clay's metallic finish ties into the metal--not something that I would have chosen to do.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


What an amazing life size Cadillac car. Aston Martin next, please!!

Monday, April 15, 2013


 I like the stark color differences and I think keeping the organic structure to the clay was a good choice. A harsh geometric shape might have not created the same feeling.


I think the way the artist transitioned between different shapes is really interesting, but doesn't take away from the material of the clay.

Jun Kaneko

I think this photo is amazing. It changes our perception and relationship to the sale of clay!

Talk about standing the art world on its head. Sergio Raffo's ceramic sculpture 'Man Waiting' is literal. The seven foot work shows a man standing on his head, hands and fingers entwined behind it. Eyes unseeing, teeth clenched in grimace, his bare feet support a large globe. This is a trademark of Ruffo's otherworldly ceramic figures.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

This would make an awesome candle holder!

Different pattern, but it makes a nice set!

I thought this was an awesome design for a teapot. The fade of colors is cool too.

I found an artist who does an entire project based on shoes. It is actually really cool. His name is Kang S. Lee. If you want to check him out, here's his website:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Paul Friedlander: light sculptor, physicist

This is completely virtual. There is nothing physically tangible in this piece. It is all projected images and virtual reality. How cool is that?

His sculptures are usually kinetic, so I imagine this moved as well.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Echoes In Clay

I came across this really cool video on Vimeo about a clay artist, Adam Buick, in Ireland. How he uses the landscape surrounding him and physically going out and collecting his own materials is really awesome.

 1:50 in the video is my favorite part. He collects pebbles from a beach nearby and incorporates them into his pots as a glaze and gets a really awesome outcome.

Check it out for yourself, here is the link to the video.


Below is one photo of Buick's pots after using the pebbles he found on the beach to put in his clay.

Although this is a pretty non-functional piece I love the pattern that the cauliflower makes in the clay. I have been experimenting with different patterns and this was one of the most interesting of the ones that I found.


A bizarre ceramic sculpture signed "R. Rosenthal". Hundreds of writhing coils of clay create this almost creature-like work which is mounted to it's original hardwood base. It might not look that appealing, but the technique used to make this sculpture is truly amazing.

Interesting Designs

Amazing Colors & Patterns!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring is here!

This is a work displayed in Clay Art Center. I was looking at clay works of flowers and this caught my attention. I'm not exactly sure what that huge sphere is (some kind of a fruit, perhaps), but I like how the little flower sprouts from the fruit and how only the flowers are colored. 

www.elephantceramics.com shows work from the artist Michele Michael. Her pieces are very primitive simple, but I love the colors that she creates for her pieces. The textures also give character and interest to the pieces that I really enjoy. Love her stuff!


Such a cool video!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Margaux Lange

Margaux Lange is a jewelry artist who uses reappropriated Barbie parts to create original pieces. It is a funny idea to wear body parts as decoration on the body and can be macabre or whimsical depending on how you look at it. I think personal feelings for a pop culture icon like Barbie can be polarizing figure, either loved for her glamour or hated for her vanity, but either way this pieces give one a lot to think about in the terms of what we define the use of an item.

Mary O'Malley Ceramics

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I really enjoy Mary OMalley's ceramics because she juxtaposes high refinement with decay. All of her porcelain is part of a series called Bottom Feeder, which exemplifies the style of her functional pieces with a nautical theme. The growth of barnacles and wrapped tentacles wearing down perfect porcelain and gold trim is interesting. Even though each piece is made to be functional, I think they could stand alone as art mocking high class and embracing the inevitable return to entropy all things return to eventually.

Weird Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures by Junior Jacquet!!

These sculptures are so cute and super cool!! Can you believe these are made by toilet papers???
Try to make one by yourself! LOL

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Organic Intricacies

The small shapes are pretty simple, but presented as a conglomeration they become really complex. It's like a coral bed in that each unit disregards the rest, and overall there's a cohesive chaos. I like that it the simple forms are lively, and the limitation of color adds to the simplicity.