Faience in love – Sculptures Claudia Fontes (Argentina – B64)
Claudia Fontes creates sculptures of ceramics pierced with thousands of small pores,
pure and white figures are gripping each other.
Beautiful figuratives sculptures of George Lafayette. (USA)
“Inspirations for my sculptures come from my inner feelings about life, rebirth, and spiritual mysticism. They are the reflections and interpretation of my life experiences. Some of the shows I have exhibited at are: Sausalito Art Fair, Beverly Hills-Affairs in the Garden, Golden Sculpture Association, La Quinta Art Festival, Malibu Art Show, Cherry Creek Art Festival, and Scottsdale Art Festival. I have been awarded first place in figurative sculpture in GSA and Affairs in the Garden. I have been commisssioned to do private work for some of my clients.”
Organic sculptures of Leigh Taylor Mickelson (USA)
“My ceramic sculpture explores the different components of self, sexuality and family, and how these components relate and conflict with one another. I use forms from nature, especially ones found in plant life, as a means of expressing these components. Being full of dichotomy, the elements of natural forms act as a metaphor for the spiritual, emotional and physical extremes that exist within our selves, our love relationships and our family units.
The Lure and Botanical Duet series give homage to one of the most recent inspirations for my work: a plant’s will to pollinate. For me, the private “business” of flowering plants reveals a world that mimics human interaction to a fascinating degree. In addition, the forms found inside plants, once magnified, divulge a beauty that is regrettably unseen by the naked eye. In my work, I aim to capture the essence of these organic forms, reveal their beauty, and hence celebrate nature’s will to attract and therefore produce.”
Expressive creatures of Claire Palfreyman – Sculptures. Born 1967 (UK)
Sculptures poétique Clementine De Chabaneix. (France)
“I work with epoxy resin or ceramic, iron and sometimes wood.
I often sculpt young ‘ Burtonian’ girls, kind of “Alice in Wonderland”, teenagers, romantic, a bit gothic…
My work is about leaving childhood, metamorphose, struggle.
I draw also with very thin lines, minimalist black and white drawings, with the same subject.”
Figurative Sculpture of Cristina Cordova. (USA)
Cristina Cordóva, a Penland artist in residence, is a ceramist whose delicate, whimsical human and animal forms spark our imagination and curiosity. She discusses her work on display at the Possibilities: Rising Stars of Contemporary Craft exhibition at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte.
Syrian-Swedish Artist Alexander Hadad – Born in Syria in 1961. Lives in Norrköping, Sweden.
“My artistic realm is based on two cultural perspectives – Oriental and Swedish. The connection and contrast between these two cultures represent for me a persistant source of inspiration that allows me to constantly find new ways for my artistic creation.”
Organic Sculptures Juz Kitson (Australia)
Juz Kitson, jeune céramiste de la côte centrale de Sydney, utilise sa fascination pour les formes organiques pour créer des sculptures d’une beauté troublante. Inspiré de l’artiste Kiki Smith.
Elle utilise le latex, le plâtre et la porcelaine pour créer un affrontement troublant entre le beau et le grotesque. Combiné avec d’autres matériaux tels que le crin de cheval, laine, os et peau de serpent, chaque œuvre fait allusion au naturel, mais frole l’étranger.