Sunbin Lim – Artist Profile

I recently came across Sunbin Lim’s work online, and reached out to him to learn more about his evolution as an artist. Sunbin is originally from South Korea but now works in Germany. Sunbin has had a number of very interesting experiences around the world, and through those experiences has worked with various media. I’veContinue reading “Sunbin Lim – Artist Profile”

Carol Long – Artist Profile

Carol Long is an extremely talented artist working in St. John, Kansas. Her work is lyrical, playful and stunningly well-executed. Carol’s elaborate forms and surface details reflect her childhood experiences growing up around plants and animals on a family farm. Her technical proficiency reflects years as a working potter as well as countless hours sheContinue reading “Carol Long – Artist Profile”

Samantha Dickie – Artist Profile

Samantha Dickie is a Canadian ceramic artist, based in Victoria, British Columbia. She describes her work as “focused on abstract expressionism and minimalist sculpture within an installation practice.” A defining element of Samantha’s aesthetic is the concept of multiplicity – numerous (sometimes thousands) of individual ceramic elements that she combines into a piece or installationContinue reading “Samantha Dickie – Artist Profile”

FormaFantasma

FormaFantasma is a design studio of two Italian designers, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. The studio has offices in Milan, Italy and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Their stated aim is “to facilitate a deeper understanding of both natural and built environments” and to apply transformative design principles to product design and spacial design (e.g., designing environments forContinue reading “FormaFantasma”

Mayan Ceramics at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently running an exhibition entitled “Lives of the Gods – Divinity in Mayan Art“. The exhibit examines depictions of Mayan gods on various objects: ceramics, stone, jade and shell. Several ceramic pieces are highlighted in detail in online audio guides to the exhibit, providing interesting context to each object.Continue reading “Mayan Ceramics at the Met”

Jean-Joseph Carriès – Artist Profile

Jean-Joseph Carriès was an influential French sculptor and ceramicist who thrived in the 1880s and early 1890s. In his relatively short life he created a collection of expressive stoneware sculpture and functional “Japonisme-inspired” pieces, work that was inspirational to subsequent Art Nouveau ceramicists. He is credited by some for lifting public perception of ceramics fromContinue reading “Jean-Joseph Carriès – Artist Profile”

Nicholas Lees – Artist Profile

I enjoy Nicholas Lees’ work as much as I’ve enjoyed communicating with him about his art. He is an articulate man, as will be evident in this Q&A back-and-forth below. He is also a very thoughtful man, which shouldn’t be surprising given the time it takes to create each of his sculptural pieces. First, NicholasContinue reading “Nicholas Lees – Artist Profile”

Sérusier, Bonnard & Vuillard

My earlier post about Paul Gauguin’s ceramics has received a large number of hits. Due to the interest, I’m providing some additional, if limited, information about several other French painters who knew or worked with Gauguin and also did ceramics: Paul Sérusier, Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard. Paul Sérusier Paul Sérusier painted with Paul GauguinContinue reading “Sérusier, Bonnard & Vuillard”

Patricia Volk – Artist Profile

Patricia Volk is a determined, courageous woman, inclined to push forward when confronted with adversity. I like that. Patricia was passionate about art as a young person, but family circumstances limited her ability to pursue the arts for almost 20 years while she worked in a non-arts career. But her determination came through and sheContinue reading “Patricia Volk – Artist Profile”

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

I found this interesting online exhibition entitled “Masterpieces of Chinese Ceramics from the TFAM.” (Yes, that’s Chinese ceramics at the Japanese museum.) The exhibit is broken down into four chapters with 125 photos of examples from the museum’s collection spread across the chapter headings. The four chapters are: (1) From the Dawn of Chinese PotteryContinue reading “Tokyo Fuji Art Museum”