Posts Tagged ‘teapots’

Artist of the moment……..Michael Lucero

 

Michael Lucero is an American ceramics master with a very unique style. Michael Lucero was born in Tracy, California in the year 1953.

Lucero attended the University of Washington earning a B.F.A. and also an M.F.A. from Humboldt State.

The artist is a multiple winner of a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts.

The artist tries to use clay to show that it can be as fascinating as marble with his end results.

 

Lucero often works with the figure as his muse. He also uses ideas and themes from many cultures including North and South America and even the Pre- Colombian era.

Price range information: Many works priced between $3,000 and $10,000.

Lucero is part of the American Craft Museum located in New York City.

What a unique style. Its great to see clay can be so expressive.

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Artist of the moment………Hans Christensen

 

 

Hans Christensen was a Danish metalsmith known for his innovative and modern design and shapes. Hans Christensen was born in Denmark in 1924.

The artist attended the School of Arts and Crafts located in Copenhagen, Denmark earning a master’s degree after twelve years of studies.

The artist taught at his alma mater and enjoyed it. Christensen also worked at a world renown silversmith for a decade mastering his sense of design. He took all of his experience and decided to move to the United State in the mid 1950s.

Whilst in the United States Christensen taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In this clip we view a memoriam for the artist featuring some former students and pictures of his work:

His work was highly collectible and is in many collections of Presidents, Royal Families of Europe, and churches including the Vatican. Christensen completed many commissions over his career.

Hans Christensen was killed in an automobile accident in 1983.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Christensen had a wonderful sense of shapes. My favorite designs of the artist were his teapots.

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Artist of the moment…….Klaas Gubbels

Klaas Gubbels was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Gubbels is renowned for his favorite subject, teapots. The artist works in many sizes and even has made wonderful street art  and murals using his signature teapots.

Gubbels is based out of Arnhem, Netherlands.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we visit the studio of Klaas Gubbels. The interview is in Dutch with English subtitles:

In this clip we visit a show from 2014:

What a great artist! Already the Netherlands have given us Delftware, now we have some wonderfully painted teapots in addition!

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