Bloody Victorian ceramic ladies by Jessica Harrison

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 18 December 2013

Victorian elegance and sophistication gets a dab of the macabre in Edinburgh-based artist Jessica Harrison’s collectible ceramic ladies. Ok maybe not a dab of the macabre, more of a splash. The ceramic figures are part of Body & Soul: New International Ceramics at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The exhibit features the human figure in contemporary ceramics.

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Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang brings ceramics to life

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang impresses with work like Conversation, Who Did It?, and A Painful Pot, just to mention a few of his stunning creations. Over the past few years he has specialized in artworks made of ceramics and stainless steel. His work usually combines two elements: the human being and an object, […]

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Ceramics melting like ice cream

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 14 October 2013

Livia Marin, who appropriates mass-market objects to reflect on how people relate to them, has a Nomadic Patterns series showing ceramics having some sort of meltdown. The effect is surreal and makes us want to eat ice-cream. UPDATE: Guess what? We interviewed Livia Marin! Here’s a select bit from our exclusive interview. What gave you […]

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Illustrations on vintage ceramics by Wendy Denissen

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By Wendy Denissen in New Art on Wednesday 4 September 2013

My cupboard is overloaded with vintage ceramics. I used to have my studio right next to a thrift store. Every Monday, when the fresh goods had arrived, I went there to look for second-hand ceramics. The pieces started to pile up and I decided to hand-decorate them with my illustrations. Sometimes I have to start […]

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Australian artist Erin Lightfoot’s beautiful ceramic pieces

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Erin Lightfoot is a ceramic artist based in Brisbane. Starting her career as a graphic and fashion designer, Lightfoot’s love of physical objects drove her to select ceramics as the medium to launch her self-titled brand. Creating everything from bangles to vases, Lightfoot crafts by hand, pouring insane amounts of effort and love into each piece. The quality is amazing: each object glows with a youthful sense of joy and colour.

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Utilitarian Ceramics by Ben Fiess

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By Samuel Szwarcbord in New Design on Wednesday 2 January 2013

These perfect vessels in what seems to be an infinite array of colour combinations bring together two of Ben Fiess’ fascinations: the mass produced form and impeccable and complex record keeping. Although his database of glazes and clays is meticulous and scientific, and the porcelain forms firmly echo machine made and generic shapes, the combination of the two is both magical and resoundingly human.

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Artistic ceramic plates made by Boguslaw Sliwinski

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By James Weinert in New Design on Thursday 22 November 2012

Many fathoms ago, dinner time was yummy time. As kids, we were allowed to scoop, chew, swallow and repeat. Fast track a few years later and this hungry happy go lucky lad has found the ultimate chowdown party plate. Designer Boguslaw Sliwinski has cleverly produced ceramic plates of sporting figures on which cut fruit becomes a whole new flavour of fun.

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Beautiful ceramics and art by Adam Tai

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By Dusk Puppet in New Art on Friday 17 August 2012

Adam Tai is master wizard of all things clay. He is a ceramicist who sculpts surreal and organic flowing forms, pushing the boundaries of pot-making. He also paints and illustrates, in his hugely recognisable style of lava-like curves, flowing bubbles and oozing lifeforms. His attention to detail is second to none.

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Charming ceramics by Argentine designer Lola Goldstein

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By The Urban Grocer in New Design on Tuesday 14 August 2012

There’s something super charming about these ceramics by Argentine designer, Lola Goldstein. From the smiling and frowning salt and pepper shakers to the cracked vegetable spice holders, each set is more delightful than the next. If you like your eggs soft boiled, the egg cups complete with grinning faces, a petite spoon, and a dedicated salt shaker promise to brighten up any breakfast table.

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Brilliant ceramic art by Nathan Prouty

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By Sara Lynch in New Art on Wednesday 1 August 2012

Wow! I see so many different textures, colors, shapes, and sizes in Nathan Prouty’s work. Not normal ones, either. They all have a very strange and unearthly quality to them. I wouldn’t have been able to tell just by looking, but Prouty is a ceramic artist: the kind that makes you wonder how in the world he was able to do any of it. I have no idea, although I suspect that dental tools were involved.

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Modern ceramic art by Brett Freund

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By Travis Lawrence in New Art on Friday 4 May 2012

Brett Freund ignores all those age-old stereotypes associated with ceramics. Put away the patchouli, these vessels take formation by pulling personality out of street art, classic tattoo flash, hyper-dimensional geometric forms and most importantly, bling. Combining contemporary pop critique with traditional technique, we are left to wonder about the difference between decorative and functionality.

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Beautiful ceramics by Lusesita

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By Catalina Estrada in New Art on Saturday 28 April 2012

I have an obsession with cups and saucers. And Lusesita has such a beautiful collection of them at her utilitarian ceramic store. I love the color palette and the shapes of her ceramics. Last weekend, we went to her solo show and I couldn’t help buying a super cool set in white with vintage rose decals.

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Dangerously beautiful ceramic artwork by Maria Rubinke

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By Denimu in New Art on Wednesday 18 April 2012

I am a big fan of Charles Krafft, so I was drawn to the work of Maria Rubinke, who also breaks with the traditional aesthetic associated with ceramics. Violence and aggression are played out in a bloody tableaux contrasting with the decorative delicacy of the porcelain and becoming both dangerous and beautiful at the same time.

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Michaelene Walsh

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By Ilana Kohn in New Products on Wednesday 19 November 2008

I’ve never been one to go nuts over ceramics. However, Louisianna artist Michaelene Walsh may have changed that in a big way. What’s not to love about a ceramic popsicle collection, ceramic representations of classic vintage toys, or her amazingly whimsical mugs? As easily as these objects might have been created out of any other […]

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Rob Ryan

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By Kate Barnett in New Art on Tuesday 18 March 2008

London-based Robert Ryan works with a form of art I wish I had the patience for — papercutting. He applies his emotive and fantastical art to a variety of applications, from screenprints and textiles, to ceramics and lazercutting.

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