Denmark’s Anne Black Launches Her Ceramics & Jewelry In The U.S.

Copenhagen-based ceramist Anne Black graduated from Kolding School of Design in 1996 and was told to “go find a real job.” Fifteen years later, she and her husband Jesper heads up a multi-million kroner enterprise with production facilities in Vietnam and a porcelain brand that’s second only to Royal Copenhagen. Except Anne Black’s contemporary and playful designs are entirely crafted by hand, using natural materials, and the company’s approach is decidedly personal, fair trade and earth-friendly. (more…)

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The Human Form As Seen By Contemporary Sculptor Emil Alzamora in 30 Works.

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By deftly crafting and casting bronze, porcelain, ceramic, and gypsum into metaphorical, fantastical and literal interpretations of the human form, Peruvian born Emil Alzamora’s work conjures up that of numerous and varied renowned sculptors such as Brancusi, Botero and Giacometti. The surreal imagery of Magritte and Dali also come to mind when admiring these hauntingly beautiful renderings of the male and female form. (more…)

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3D Designer Andrew Beaumont’s Trapped Vases Mix Ceramic and Wood.

Andrew Beaumont's Trapped Vases

An honours graduate in 3D design from the Univeristy of Plymouth, Andrew Beaumont uses digital technology along with his plaster mold casts to combine unusual materials and create strikingly original pieces. Mixing ceramics, earthenware and bone china with various woods, he has created a collection of ‘trapped’ vases and figurines unlike anything else you have likely seen before. (more…)

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Age 103 And Still Designing. The Life & Work Of Legend Eva Zeisel.

Eva Zeisel her life and work
Eva Zeisel, 2009, photos courtesy of Talisman Photo

103 year old Eva Zeisel continues to amaze. The Hungarian born designer just doesn’t stop. In addition to being an enormous talent, she has a life story as interesting as her work. (more…)

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