Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Night light 'House on chicken legs'. Ceramic art by Russian self-taught artist Vladimir Yudin

Night light ‘House on chicken legs’. Ceramic art by Russian self-taught artist Vladimir Yudin

Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin works in his art studio under the pseudonym ‘Vladimir Lepota’. First he worked in a company of cereamists “Lepota’, then left it and started working on his own as Vladimir Lepota. “Lepota” in ancient Russian means “Beauty”. He has been engaged in pottery for more than 15 years. Vladimir spent his childhood near the brick factory, so his inquisitive mind has never had the problems with the clay and how to use it. But to ceramics from the professional point of view approached only in the late 90s.

Artificial fog Tai-Shei

Artificial fog Tai-Shei. Ceramic art by self-taught artist Vladimir Yudin

Vladimir inherited the ingenuity of his father, although he learned everything himself, of course, looking at the work of other artists. But genes of the masters he got from his father, the inventor of a great number of machines and devices.

Ceramic house - candle holder. Ceramic art by self-taught artist Vladimir Yudin

Ceramic house – candle holder. Ceramic art by self-taught artist Vladimir Yudin

Vladimir loves all the fabulous and fantastic, so he tries to bring them into his work. Vladimir has always been a “generator of ideas.” He has always loved to earn. Even in the Soviet Union, he remembers himself selling kilos of aquarium algae and snails from the local swamp. In the 90s he made furniture in the garage and sold it. Then built fireplaces and stoves, sculpted from marble angels for the monuments. He worked as a security guard, wedding photographer, advertising manager… Tight schedule and foggy salary – not for him. Now he is a freelance artist and knows exactly how to be happy. “I do what I like, so I like what I’m doing!”

Elven tree-palace 'Loriel'. night light

Elven tree-palace ‘Loriel’. night light. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

His beloved wife fully supports his work, sometimes gently suggests something from the outside, but on the whole her policy is non-interference in the internal affairs. Vladimir has three children.

Cat fighter. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Cat fighter. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Gotfrid castle

Gotfrid castle. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Lady and dentleman. Night light

Lady and dentleman. Night light. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Mist maker

Mist maker. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Night light castle 'Breath of dragon'

Night light castle ‘Breath of dragon’. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Night light 'Cat-bus'

Night light ‘Cat-bus’. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Night light 'Crasy tea-drinking'

Night light ‘Crasy tea-drinking’. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Night light 'Forward'

Night light ‘Forward’. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Night light 'Hatter'

Night light ‘Hatter’. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Night light 'Let's go'

Night light ‘Let’s go’. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Night light 'Russian banya'. Handmade by Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Night light ‘Russian banya’. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Old city of Kitezh. Handmade by Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Old city of Kitezh. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Ship - fortress. Handmade by Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Ship – fortress. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Street hooligan. Night light. Handmade by Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Street hooligan. Night light. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Tea set of an architect. Handmade by Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Tea set of an architect. Ceramic art by Vladimir Yudin

Tea set on Alice in Wonderland

Tea set on Alice in Wonderland. Handmade by Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Tea set. Holland

Tea set. Holland. Handmade by Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Tsar- tree. Night light

Tsar- tree. Night light. Handmade by Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Zabavino village. Night light

Zabavino village. Night light. Handmade by Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

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