Shoki-Imari Blue & White Porcelain Sake Cup

Early Edo period, early-mid 17th century

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Charmaine Haines 
South African Clay Art

Charmaine Haines 

South African Clay Art

Jacquiline Hurlbert

figurative sculpture

Jacquline Hurlbert

figurative sculpture

Nervous System (by Jessica Rosenkrantz)

ceramics

Transformation by Sue Griggs Allen
clay on mixed media

Transformation by Sue Griggs Allen

clay on mixed media

Jacquline Hurlbert is a ceramic artist who creates figurative sculptures laden with symbolism and whimsy. “The figures I create dramatize the struggle for self acceptance through the continuing exploration of the various aspects of what we call personality.”  Her process involves a combination of quick, aggressive clay manipulation and methodical rendering of detail.  “I love the responsive nature of clay and I use the cracks and stretch marks of a thrown slab to generate tension in the surface. This stretching of the clay lends character and interest to the figures I create.” Hurlbert is unorthodox in her finishes. She uses everything she can get her hands on, including underglazes, oils, waxes and /or acrylics.

Jacquline Hurlbert is a ceramic artist who creates figurative sculptures laden with symbolism and whimsy. “The figures I create dramatize the struggle for self acceptance through the continuing exploration of the various aspects of what we call personality.”  Her process involves a combination of quick, aggressive clay manipulation and methodical rendering of detail.  “I love the responsive nature of clay and I use the cracks and stretch marks of a thrown slab to generate tension in the surface. This stretching of the clay lends character and interest to the figures I create.” Hurlbert is unorthodox in her finishes. She uses everything she can get her hands on, including underglazes, oils, waxes and /or acrylics.

Bowl with Arabic Inscription - 10th century - Iran, Nishapur

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coolness (by Melanie Bourget)

Botanical Garden by Sugiura Yasuyoshi

Botanical Garden by Sugiura Yasuyoshi

(Source: exercicedestyle)

Cho by Chris Gryder
Ceramic Bas-Relief Sculpture
5ft high x 4ft wide x 3in deep Cho by Chris Gryder
Ceramic Bas-Relief Sculpture
5ft high x 4ft wide x 3in deep Cho by Chris Gryder
Ceramic Bas-Relief Sculpture
5ft high x 4ft wide x 3in deep

Cho by Chris Gryder

Ceramic Bas-Relief Sculpture

5ft high x 4ft wide x 3in deep