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Category Archive: Sculpture

Makedonska Ceramic Art

Bird in a tree. Makedonska Ceramic Art

Bird in a tree. Makedonska Ceramic Art

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. Ceramics, if not broken, can be stored for thousands of years! Any plate can be a message to eternity! Makedonska Ceramic Art unique tiles can be used anywhere – in the kitchen, as the wall plates; in the living room as a piece of furniture; in the nursery as a panel; in the bathroom as a set for washing, in the interior of cafes, clubs and restaurants as an art objects, and so on. Blagovesta and her husband Alexander live and work in Sofia, they exhibit their artworks throughout Bulgaria – in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, and sell their ceramic creations on Etsy (Makedonska Ceramic Art shop).
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Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal

Chameleon

Chameleon. Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal

Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal

Dalibor Nesnidal sculpture, in fact, is wonderful surreal stories told in glass engraving, metal and wood. Czech glass artist, sculptor, painter, illustrator and musician Dalibor Nesnidal is a very versatile and creative person. The gallery of his art works include glass sculptures and wooden objects, pictures, drawings, illustrations, and bookbinding. In the period from 1969 to 1973 he was educated at the Artistic Production in Prague, majoring in artistic blacksmithing. In 1981 he began working with glass in the glass company “Moser”. The same year appeared his first glass works. From 1990 to 2009, the artist worked with Milan Mottl glass works in Karlovy Vary. Dalibor Nesnidal currently lives and works in a small village. Surrounded by nature, he often uses in his work wood, stone and bone. He paints, illustrates books and magazines, and even published his Author’s books – in 2010 – “Four Masters”, and in 2015 “Tales from the region under the regents”. From 1993 to this day Dalibor has participated in numerous personal exhibitions in his home country and abroad.
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Marta Wasilczyk Ceramic angels

Ceramic Trinity

Ceramic Trinity. Marta Wasilczyk Ceramic angels

Marta Wasilczyk Ceramic angels
Talented ceramic artist Marta Wasilczyk has created a series of beautiful sculptures of angels, which can serve as a perfect interior or landscape decoration. The angels are made as if from lace, and each of them is unique, handmade, and can’t be repeated. Polish ceramic and pottery sculptor Marta Wasilczyk graduated from the Department of Art History of University of Culture in Lublin, Poland. Since 1994 she has worked in her own Studio of Ceramic Art. Marta annually participates in solo and group national and international exhibitions of ceramic Pottery and sculptures, various art competitions. She was a winner of a nationwide exhibition “Pottery and ceramic sculptures 98”. Martha was given the first prize in several exhibitions of Fine Art and Handicraft Art, which took place in her native Poland (2009, 2011, 2014).
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Wind instrument Ocarina ethnic art

Ocarina ethnic art

‘The worlds of man’. ‘Shamans people’ Workshop, Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia. Ocarina ethnic art

Ocarina ethnic art
This ethnic wind instrument has juicy and magical sound. It entered the folk music of the world – from the ancient Indian tribes of South America to the Siberian tribes of ancient Russia. The earliest ocarina was made of clay in the form of small animals. People used to wear it around their neck, like jewelry decoration. They thought that playing the ocarina drives away evil spirits. Besides, people used it as a home decor, for protecting the house from the negative. Ocarina, an ancient wind musical instrument could also look like an egg-shaped vessel – flute. According to some sources, some Italian Giuseppe Donati invented ocarina in the 1860s. It was with two thumb- and eight finger-holes, and a duct mouthpiece extending to one side. Ocarina can be made in ceramic or porcelain. Ocarina can be a toy, as well as a serious musical instrument made in different sizes. And sometimes ocarina has a tuning-plunger. By the way, ocarina bands were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe and the USA. And ocarina there has one more name “sweet potato”.
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Hermitage Peacock Clock

Hermitage Peacock Clock

Hermitage Peacock Clock

Hermitage Peacock Clock

Creating a mechanical bird is a very ancient art – in ancient times the figures of “singing” birds decorated clepsydra – water clocks. In the XVIII century creators of automata tried to construct a system to make the birds look and act as realistically as possible – the life-size birds could sing and move like living creatures. The Hermitage Peacock Clock automation features three life-sized mechanical birds made by English masters James Cox and Friedrich Urey in the 1770s. The Peacock Clock is constantly exhibited in the Pavilion Hall of the Small Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. The Clock was made of bronze, silver, crystals, gilding. The uniqueness of this clock is that they it is still in working condition (hours work, and the Peacock Starts every Wednesday at 19:00), and is the only worldwide largest machine of the XVIII century, has come down to our time without changes.
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Reborn monkey Chita Bindi

Reborn monkey Chita Bindi

Reborn monkey Chita Bindi. Work by Moscow based artist Ekaterina Samgina

Talented and creative doll artist Ekaterina Samgina lives in Moscow. According to her, she is fond of children, and her passion gave birth to creating reborn dolls. The dolls made by Ekaterina look so realistic, that some of her clients compare her work to the exquisite work of a jeweler. Although the master mainly manufactures dolls of new born babies, my attention attracted this adorable Reborn monkey Chita Bindi. Firstly, because the doll is incredibly realistic, and secondly the New 2016 – year of the Monkey. Making her dolls, Ekaterina Samgina uses the highest quality materials, carefully working out every detail. Her works can be seen at international exhibitions of dolls.
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Hyper realistic dolls by Alyona Abramova

Doll 'Russian Beauty' author's work, a single copy. Hand embroidery, Vintage. Hyper realistic dolls by Alyona Abramova

Doll ‘Russian Beauty’ author’s work, a single copy. Hand embroidery, Vintage. Hyper realistic dolls by Alyona Abramova

Hyper realistic dolls by Alyona Abramova
Alyona Abramova (nee Shachkova), an artist by profession and “for life.” She graduated from Kholuy art school named after NN Kharlamov in 2004. Before that, there was an attempt to get an education at the Russian Academy of tourism in Moscow. But the artist who has always lived in the soul of Alyona – led her in another direction. The fate threw her into Kholui – famous in Russia center of lacquer miniature. In the words of the artist herself, she fell in love with this little piece of Russia, who is still in awe of its silence and nature. This can be assessed only by city people! Nature and silence – the best teacher for the artist. No chromatics and composition do not go with it in comparison! And nothing teaches better than a close observation of the world. And the spark of God in the soul, intuition – a lot more than education and diplomas. Alyona always drew, and her artistic education is more likely to “tick” in the personal file. The artist – is not a job but a way of life. As her teacher of composition said, “God has given us our profession in a good mood and with his eyes closed.”
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