Tag Archives: ceramics

object of desire – jean dunand vase


This signed Jean Dunand vase in red lacquer on metal found at ArtCurial in Paris is this weeks object of desire. Dunand (1877-1942) is considered to be one of the best metal workers and THE best lacquer artist of the Art … Continue reading

a new bloom in modern japanese ceramics


Hitomi Hosono is breathing new life into the world of modern Japanese ceramics with her magnificently textured porcelain creations. Drawing on her impeccable ability to remember every detail from the delicate petals of a flower to the intricate webbing of … Continue reading

english studio pottery from wales

Readers of my posts know that I am a huge fan of English studio pottery and love to incorporate pieces into my projects. So when I recently came across the work of Welsh ceramicist Adam Buick, I knew I had … Continue reading

chinese ceramics at sotheby’s: classic curves and modern colors

My love and infatuation with porcelain and ceramics comes and goes, but these last few months I’ve been red-hot on, so it was no surprise that’s what caught my eye at Sotheby’s when I had a private preview of their … Continue reading

the wabi-sabi in the earthy ceramics of elspeth owen

When I look at the marvelous rough-hewn ceramics of English artist Elspeth Owen, I immediately think of wabi-sabi, the simple and pure lifestyle and decor readily introduced to the mainstream by master decorator Axel Vervoordt.  It’s this element of humble … Continue reading

the deceptively simple ceramics of Hoshino Kayoko

My first impression of Kayoko’s ceramics was that of a double take.  At a first glance, the simple ceramics look like carved rocks but how could they be if the label is calling them ceramics?  Then on closer inspection one … Continue reading

the ceramics of master artist jean girel

Tucked in the Burgundian hillside of central-eastern France, amongst the bucolic vineyards is the studio of a non-assuming Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and a Maître d’ Art who for 35 years has produced some of the most beautiful, … Continue reading