Heidi McKenzie’s story is as interesting as her ceramic sculptures. Five years ago, at mid-life, she rekindled a childhood passion for clay and took a residency at the foothills of the Himalayas in India with Mansimran Singh, student of iconic British potter, Bernard Leach.
The most recognizable sculpture by the late Jean Cappadonna Nichols is this figurative work, Daydreamer with Botticelli Barbie and Rat Patrol.
There’s nothing so precious at this time of year as anticipating growth in the garden and the full on arrival of spring. These edgy ceramic works by British sculptor France Doherty perfectly fit the promise of new growth.
The Dallas Museum of Art is showing lesser-known paintings, collage, sculpture and ceramics by legendary Rusian-born French artist Marc Chagall in a special exhibition called Beyond Color. (Above: Maquette for the Opera Garnier ceiling, Paris)
The little girls in Amanda Smith’s exceptional ceramics are the “mouthpieces” for her message, characters she feels comfortable speaking through. Under the candy-coated flowers and bright colors, her glazed and painted clay slabs communicate her concern about the great divide of class around the world.
British artist Tamsin van Essen captures the fragile moment when abundance turns to decay in these ceramic works inspired by 17th century Dutch vanitas paintings. The exuberant decoration disrupts the vases’ forms, implying deterioration and ruin. She says the works are “frozen in time as disintegration begins, . […]