Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Industrial landscape: The View From Above Series No.3, detail, 2012
Kwok-Pong ‘Bobby’ Tso: Industrial landscape: The View From Above Series No.2, 2012, White earthenware, cone 04 oxidation, sanded surface, additional detail created by plastic, metal, and wood, H 8, W 24, D 16
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Bogdan Teodorescu: Pizza François, 2011, detail
Bogdan Teodorescu: The Portrait of Maxim Vengerov, 2009, painted porcelain, c. 18 h
Kimberly Cook: Trophy, detail
Kimberly Cook: Harbinger, detail
Kimberly Cook: Harbinger, 17” x 10” x 4”, ceramic, mason stain, underglaze, gold luster, 2010
“All my life I have been fascinated with form and color. During my youth I watched my mother dabble in various art media; eventually she settled on ceramics. Inspired by her explorations I struck out on my own. I focused on the two-dimensional plane first with photography, then painting, and finally printmaking. Recently I began attending a community Raku night where I discovered my true joy is interacting with clay and creating three-dimensional forms. The spontaneity and plasticity of the medium makes handbuilding a process of discovery - full of surprises. My approach is a collaboration where the clay and I work together to discover hidden shapes and reveal emotions and personalities through animal forms.
Just as friends and acquaintances have their own distinctive traits and behaviors, each of my sculpted animals has personality and expresses a unique character. When people step into my world (via studio or gallery), they often smile and chuckle as they recognize a bit of themselves, their pets, friends or family members in the postures and expressions of my sculptures. In this work, my intention is to present the best of humanity through our animal friends and to help us laugh and love our differences and ourselves.” Paula Bellacera
Paula Bellacera: Black and Tan, 9” x 16” x 9”, 2011, handbuilt, low-fire clay, glaze, underglaze
Paula Bellacera: Stand Up, 12” x 5” x 6”, 2012, handbuilt, low-fire clay, glaze, underglaze