Australian artist Kathryn Mitchell launches new art show on the Gold Coast

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Thursday 14 February 2013

Hand-crafted ceramic artist Kathryn Mitchell is set to launch her exhibition, Ebb Tide, on March 2 at Clay Art Benowa on Australia’s Gold Coast. Ebb Tide will see Mitchell collaborate with fellow Gold Coast ceramicist Megan Puls in a show that explores the connections, journeys and movements of water. And Mitchell knows a lot about […]

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Ceramic toy sculptures by Rhonda Gushee

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 28 August 2012

Rhonda Gushee is a ceramic artist living in Greenville, SC. Her sculptures are created from found objects that are taken apart and rearranged into eerie human/animal hybrids. Some sculptures make toy sounds when buttons are pressed or when the object is squeezed. Her art is a commentary on the relationship of ‘humor and fear, beauty and decay, the antique and contemporary’.

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Ceramics inspired by 17th century Dutch Vanitas painting

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By Hemisha Bhardwa in New Art on Thursday 2 August 2012

Ceramicist Tamsin Van Essen has designed a collection of vases inspired by the opulence of 17th century Dutch Vanitas paintings. The collection explores the beauty and the vulnerability of excess and aims to capture the fragile moment when abundance turns to decay. An exuberance of decoration disrupts the vases’ delicate forms, implying deterioration and ruin. Frozen in time just as disintegration begins, the vases hint towards the impermanence of material existence and the inevitable decline of beauty.

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Intricate porcelain skulls by Katsuyo Aoki

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Friday 20 July 2012

These intricate porcelain skulls are part of Katsuyo Aoki’s Predictive Dream series. Aoki uses ceramics to explore diverse decorative styles, symbolic forms, and patterns. His work is simultaneously beautiful and dark, and his expressive details convey complex meaning.

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Granny goes noir ceramic art by Jessica Harrison

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By Camilla Pistilli in New Art on Tuesday 30 August 2011

Do you remember those romantic, vintagy looking ceramic figurines sitting on your grandma’s dresser? Well, Jessica Harrison must have felt about them just the way I did. It takes a quite imaginative mind, plus great talent, to turn a little obsession into true art. She accomplishes that with mind-blowing results that will change the way you look at those statuettes for ever.

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Eva Funderburgh’s Woodfired Beasts

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Saturday 3 July 2010

Totally can’t afford these right now, but Eva Funderburgh’s woodfired ceramic monsters are well worth the couple hundred bucks he charges for some of them.

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