The Beautiful Vases, Dogs and Cats of Gary Steinborn and his Venice Clay Studio.

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The Venice Clay Studio features the talented ceramic crafts of Los Angeles born artist Gary Steinborn. Inspired by the work of arts and craft factories such as Grueby, Pewabic, Teco and Rookwood, his sculpted animals and artful vases are sensual, modern and appealing. (more…)

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Classic Nymphenberg Porcelain Figurines Get Fashion Makeovers From 16 Designers.

Nymphenburg couture edition
above: original white glazed figurine on left and Gareth Pugh edition on right

To celebrate their 260th anniversary, Porzellen Manufaktur Nymphenberg (Nymphemberg Porcelain manufacturers) invited 16 of the internationally most renowned couturiers to create new “robes” for the 16 Commedia Dell’Arte figures by the rococo sculptor, Franz Anton Bustelli. These figurines, which at the time made Nymphenburg world famous and which to this day count among its most valuable treasures, are being re-issued in a Couture Edition that is limited to 25 copies. (more…)

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