xo a charmed life xo Clay Jewelry and Art

Life is charmed

I love Johan’s faces, and even own a few. He does other forms, too. The expressions, teeth, lips, etc. have won my heart.

JOHAN THUNELL was born in 1946.

I established my studio in the early seventies after my

training at the Croydon College of Art, London.

In the early days, inspired of what I saw of work from Japan

and England, I mainly made domestic ware in stoneware and

porcelain.In later years the emphasis has shifted towards

sculptural work; renderings of beast and man in stoneware

and raku.Quite recently my interest has come to focus on

human physiognomy. A result of this interest in the human

face was my installation “A Thousand Heads”, one thousand

raku fired faces, that I´ve shown throughout Scandinavia.

 I´ve exhibited at museums and galleries in Scandinavia, the UK,

Spain and the US.

Recently I´ve been a frequent exhibitor at international art fairs

In Europe, the US and Asia.

I collaborate with:

Galleri Final, Malmö, Sweden,

Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona,

Galleri Bruno Dahl, Ebeltoft, Denmark.

DANA G. ART-From an interview with the artist in: http://goo.gl/ZT0xUs 

Tell us a little about what you sell – what separates your work from other artists?

I love challenging myself and believe everything is possible. All my creations are products of my imagination. When using a material, I always try to play with it and take it to another place, to make something different. I work with polymer clay. My minimalist, “dirty” style was born while playing with shapes, colors and textures.
What is behind the inspiration of what you create?
Simplicity, symetric shapes, geometry and nature, are the main actors of my inspiration. But it can even come while walking in the street and seeing a beautiful, old and scratched dirty wall on my way.
See Dana’s work at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DannaGart
http://www.pinterest.com/danagusm/danna-g-art-jewelry/
https://www.facebook.com/dannagart

ERIKO PAGE: A self-taught polymer clay artist, Eriko trained in handicrafts and arts in Japan where she studied textile and pattern making. In 1998 she discovered polymer clay, though after taking a class she was disappointed and lost interest right away. Coming back to the art later and using a few books as reference, Eriko developed her own voice through the craft and also found a way of expressing her heritage.

 Eriko’s polymer clay beads are individual works of art. Developing a style similar to appliqué, she layers colors and visual textures to make wearable art. She refers to her technique of layering polymer clay flowers and leaves as “millefiori clay.” The style is inspired by the Italian ornamental glass craft of bundling rods of cane glass and fusing them together, resulting in a mosaic flower design. The same technique and theory is used with the polymer medium, but is more clay-like and opaque.

 Her work is vibrant, colorful and stylized—it is typical of the Japanese style and spirit. A collection of her mother’s kimonos provided the initial spark of inspiration. She says of the kimonos, “On a blank canvas of muted color, highly detailed and colorful patterns are intertwined.”…

See more here: Eriko Page

Sinuously sensual…xoxoxo…and steep! XOXOXO

CHRISTINA BOTHWELL

 

In my work I am drawn to the processes of birth, death, and renewal. What lies below the surface fascinates me and I try to capture the qualities of the “unseen” that express the sense of wonder that I feel in my daily existence. I am attracted to glass because it can do everything that other sculptural media can; in addition, it offers an inner space and transmits light. 

My subject matter includes babies, animals, and children as they embody the essence of vulnerability that is the underlying theme in my work. Currently I am exploring metamorphosis as a topic, and have been incorporating figures within figures in my pieces. Within each glass figure there is a smaller figure seen through the surface of the glass. 

I think of these pieces as souls, each being pregnant with their own potential, giving birth to new, improved versions of themselves.

Christina Bothwell

An interview with this wonderful artist: http://www.combustus.com/13/christina-bothwell-sculptures-in-glass-and-stone/

Lunch at PJ Clarke’s Lincoln Center. Eating. Drinking. W.E.? XOXO (at P.J. Clarke’s New York)

Lunch at PJ Clarke’s Lincoln Center. Eating. Drinking. W.E.? XOXO (at P.J. Clarke’s New York)

From Antonina

About

Hi. 
My name is Antonina Lyamayeva and I love handmade :)
I work with different materials - polymer clay, glass, wire.
In this store you can see my handmade jewelry, findings and tutorials.
My polymer clay canes you can found in my second store http://www.etsy.com/shop/LyamayevaClay
I hope you enjoy :)

LISA CLAGUE

It doesn’t get better than this. Imagination’s imagination…XOXOXOhttp://lisaclague.net/gallery1.htm

Lisa Clague 1999 My work evokes a place between the subconscious and the intangible. My masked figures are hybrid creatures”>

Lisa Clague 1999 My work evokes a place between the subconscious and the intangible. My masked figures are hybrid creatures, mistresses of ambiguity and disguise, of seduction and deception. These images like dreams are familiar but illusive. Dreams compress and heighten reality. They may bring delightful fantasy or feverish fear, fusion of overlaying images reflects desire, anxiety and the poetic lure of many inner worlds. Fairy tales, childhood games and masks, hallucinations, ghosts, insects, animals, bones and worms, are images in a passageway between what is dreamt what is lived, what is remembered and what is to come.

Lisa Clague 2003 Although the imagery in my work comes directly from my own dreams which, in turn, respond to very personal experiences. I must also acknowledge a debt to the surrealist movement. Artists such as Hieronymous Bosch, Frida Karlo, Louise Bourgeois and Hans Bellmer have been profoundly inspirational.

My hybrid figures have been influenced by prehistoric art, the “Great Mother” figurines from the Neolithic period, the animal-headed figures from the rock shelter of La Madeleine, and also the bird-headed Egyptian Goddesses and archaic Greek Kouros figures.

FOR THE MOMENT…THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE…XOXOXO

E and D. WE? XOXOXO (at Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room)

E and D. WE? XOXOXO (at Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room)

1200 Miles. Great service. I have not eaten yet…XOXOXO (at 1200 MILES)

1200 Miles. Great service. I have not eaten yet…XOXOXO (at 1200 MILES)