Vera Leontieva birchbark filigree art
Gifted people don’t seize to amaze us. Let me introduce you to a new name in the World encyclopedia of masters – Vera Alexandrovna Leontieva. She discovered a new method of birch bark processing – birch bark filigree.
As a child, Vera Alexandrovna was always interested in art. Therefore, in 1971 she entered the school of metal processing art in the village of Red-on-Volga, near Kostroma. In those days it was the center of the jewelry industry in Russia. So, according to her education, Vera Leontieva is not just an artist, she is a jeweler.
For some time Vera worked as a jeweler, but then she had to leave Kamensk-Ural (Sverdlovsk region). With the move she had to change work, that is to give up jewelry production. She began to teach painting, sculpture and composition at school. However, soon she left school and became a freelance artist.
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Vera Leontieva birchbark filigree art
Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art
A central role in his life and work of Tsolak belongs to the family, according to the Armenian traditions. The subjects of his ceramic murals become a centuries-old national traditions, such as respect for elders, the strength of the marriage, the castle and the breadth of kinship, mutual help and hospitality.
In addition, different seasons dictate their creative style and activities. He prefers painting during the summer months, and doing ceramics during the winter months. Nevertheless, for the ceramics he has more passion than for painting. Besides, he believes that working with clay is more relaxing and meditative. In his works harmoniously combined various techniques and materials – ceramic figurine painting, using such elements as yarn or tapestry.
Self-taught ceramic artist Irina Tyulneva
Irina Tyulneva lives in the village of Chervishevo 22 km from Tyumen in a big house full of children, cats and dogs. In a creative world of art she is a beginner. Irina finds inspiration in her surroundings: farmland, river, forest, her children, lullaby at night, cat sitting on the windows, poplars in her street, bench in her garden, the patterns of frost on the non-plastic windows. These simple things so dear to her turn into creativity.
Tyulneva is a mother of three beautiful children – a daughter and two sons. For her, it is important to invest meaning into the work, to engage not only the hearts, but also the thoughts of viewers. The biggest of her work made in clay – the goddess of joy and laughter, as tall as a man.
Makedonska Ceramic Art is a family business run by Bulgarian ceramic artists Blagovesta and Aleksandar Makedonsky. The artists have created a gorgeous collection of unique ceramic tiles. Their colorful ceramics – hand painted enameled tiles, wall clocks, figurines and sculptures. They say, ceramics, if not broken, can be stored for thousands of years, and any plate can be a message to eternity!
Makedonska tiles can decorate the kitchen, as the wall plates; the living room as a piece of furniture; the nursery as a panel; and the bathroom as a set for washing. Also, the interior of cafes, clubs and restaurants as an art objects, and so on.
Blagovesta and her husband Alexander live and work in Sofia, and exhibit their artworks throughout Bulgaria and sell their ceramic creations on Etsy.
Buryat Epic Dolls by Namdakov family
I have already published some articles about the renowned jeweler Dashi Namdakov. No less talented are the other members of his family – his parents, brothers and sisters. All of them are the brightest and original artists. This post is about their unique collection of dolls with the distinctive features of thousand-year-old Buryat heroic epics.
Relatives of Dashi began creating dolls more than 10 years ago, and the first doll appeared in 2005. Total created more than fifty dolls. Sold to private collections, each doll is unique, made by hand, including the patterns on fabrics. The figures are static, but each of them has a certain character and a refined attitude – typical plastic.
Lesley Richmond Textile Trees
Intricate patterns of interlacing branches, treetops, shape and density of the foliage create a special tree architecture. This very architecture has become the main inspiration for the British textile artist Lesley Richmond. She spends some time with her camera in the forest, fully absorbed in communication with the giants of the vegetable world – trees.
Most of the trees in the winter lose their leaves and reveal to her the mystery of their fate. Curlicue trunks and branches are able to tell an experienced observer about the most important stages of the tree life and the conditions in which the tree grows. For Lesley Richmond every detail is important, nothing remains unnoticed. All she has to do after observation – to document the details with a camera, then transfer images onto textile by printing them on cloth; next important step – eliminate the selected background areas, and finally, paint with metal patinas and pigments.
Polymer Clay Art by Natalia Nevrova
Onсe upon a time, a bright sun woke up earlier than usual and decided to see how beautiful the Earth is. So, looking here and there, it dropped golden rays on the earth. And in the place where the beam touched the ground, grew a dandelion. Since then, dandelion is so loved by the sun, that it still looks after the delicate sunny flower, warming it with its rays.
Ceramic floristry is part of life of Moscow based artist of decorative art, florist, jeweler and craftswoman Natalia Nevrova. Creating realistic flowers of polymer clay is a favorite hobby, to which, according to the artist, she “unfortunately can’t give enough time”. Natalia is also interested in creating jewelry from semi-precious stones, hair ornaments with flowers of polymer clay.