Tag Archives: porcelain

a new bloom in modern japanese ceramics

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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

if looks could kill: a 17th century chinese porcelain night light

Recently a client asked me about the oddest little porcelain piece she had ever seen.  She wanted to gift it to her infant daughter. The object of desire was a sweet Chinese-export porcelain cat “night light” like the ones photographed … Continue reading

deconstructing the past with bouke de vries: ceramic restoration as art

One relatively new artist who understands “creation” in a different way than most of us is the ever so peculiar (and I mean this in the very best of ways) London-based, Dutch-born Bouke de Vries who after studying design and working for … Continue reading

purity of line in the porcelain ceramics of henk wolvers

I was first introduced to the work of Dutch ceramic artist Henk Wolvers during a brief visit to the Flow Gallery in Notting Hill, London. From the images, you can see why his striking, paper-thin, geometric abstract vessels stopped me … Continue reading

Hippos Invade America

From the 1700s to the early 19th century, specially commissioned sets of porcelain were the norm for the tables of Europe’s upper crust.  Huge services could be ordered from China and hand painted with exotic scenes topped with your family coat … 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

Valeria Nascimento: not what you expect from ceramics

One of today’s newer tendencies in art and design is incorporating ceramics as an integral part of the décor of a space.  Gone are the days when ceramics were considered tchotchkes for tabletop décor or for their utilitarian use.  Representing … Continue reading