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.
Category Archive: Sculpture
Self-taught ceramic artist Irina Tyulneva
Ural stone cutter Dmitry Emelyanenko
Even in 1981 he knew that stone cutting art would be his way of life, and he entered the local college to study stone cutting art. In the early 1990s, a master stone cutter Dmitry Emelyanenko together with other artists stone cutters organized a small company – “Yakhont and Co”. Their stone cutters worked in the traditional Russian genre, and their business was one of the first in Yekaterinburg in the early 1990s.
However, in the late 1990s, Emelyanenko left the company and organized his own artistic stone-cutting workshop. Since that time, the master stone-cutter became interested in stone-cutting work in the genre of animalism.
While working in his workshop, the artist participated in various art exhibitions – regional, national and international. Emelyanenko received numerous diplomas for creative achievement in the art of stone cutting. Noteworthy, in 2010 the artist was awarded the Order of stone cutter for outstanding achievements in the preservation and development of the best traditions of the Russian stone cutting 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. 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.
Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal
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 studied at the Artistic Production in Prague, majoring in artistic blacksmithing. His first glass works appeared in 1981 when he began working in the glass making company “Moser”. 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.
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).
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. Also, 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. Noteworthy, ocarina there has one more name “sweet potato”.
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.