Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Olga Zadushnova ceramic designer toy

Olga Zadushnova ceramic designer toy

Stunning art composition with a cow and a bookshelf with books and various details made of clay, ceramic, wood, acrylic. Olga Zadushnova ceramic designer toy

Olga Zadushnova ceramic designer toy
St. Petersburg based self-taught artist Olga Zadushnova is specializing in ceramic author’s toys. For 35 years of her creative work, Olga has created a large gallery of ceramic toys under the general name “Pottery with a smile”. Indeed, it is impossible not to smile when looking at these funny cartoon animals.
Librarian by education, Olga Zadushnova graduated from the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture. According to Olga, she started modeling by accident. As a student, she worked as a courier at the Zoological Institute. It was there, in the taxidermy laboratory, where there was a lot of clay, that she began to make the first figurines from blue Cambrian clay. The laboratory staff who helped with the firing appreciated Olga’s talent. Noteworthy, among these employees was Olga’s future husband, who also sculpted from clay and helped her with firing.
The biggest motivation for creativity, improving skills and coming up with new ideas is her customers. “Personal orders increase the degree of responsibility”, and “what if they don’t like it” give impetus to new creative ideas.
Talented by nature, Olga is a wonderful positive person who loves animals, nature, her family, and people in general.
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Landscape painter Natalia Golovina

Landscape painter Natalia Golovina

Forest Snow Maiden. Oil paints, linen canvas. 18×24 cm. Work by Russian Landscape painter Natalia Golovina

Landscape painter Natalia Golovina
Born in 1984, Russian artist Natalia Golovina graduated from the Ryzan Art Lyceum in 1999, and the Ryazan art school named after Vagner (1999-2003). Since 1999 she has been a permanent participant of regional and national art exhibitions. Natalia is a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia. Her artworks are in private collections in Russia, China, France, Italy, Great Britain, Israel, the USA and other countries.
According to Natalia, her favorite genre is winter landscape. The motives of her works are familiar to everyone, and in every touch of the brush one can feel the delight of the world and love for nature, the joy of accepting this world as it is.
The artist, whom Natalia never ceases to admire, is Danish realist painter Peder Mørk Mønsted (10 December 1859 – 20 June 1941). The artist depicted snowy winter landscapes, still water and forests.
Unlike artists who are able to devote months and years to a painting, Natalia tries to paint in two, maximum three sessions. For this reason, the majority of the artist’s works are small in size.

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Yulia Matsigor ceramic art

Yulia Matsigor ceramic art

Whimsical cat figurines. 16-18 cm. Clay, ceramics, firing, acrylics. Yulia Matsigor ceramic art

Yulia Matsigor ceramic art
Astrakhan based artist Yulia Matsigor has been creating unique ceramic products in her workshop “Matsiga Ceramic” for 8 years. These are ceramic fridge magnets, funny animal figurines, mugs, bells and souvenirs filled with the warmth of the master’s hands. Made by hand, each figurine has its own character, but they are all very kind and positive. Of course, each product is unique in its kind and exact repetition is impossible.
Although many know her only as a ceramist, however, painting is an integral part of her life. Before becoming a ceramics artist, Yulia studied painting at an art school for five years.
Julia’s works receive not only rave reviews from buyers and fans of her work, but also awards in various art exhibitions. According to Yulia, it is important for an artist to be developed in all spheres of art. “The level of skill depends on this, so you can’t limit yourself to one direction”.
Noteworthy, Yulia took up ceramics by accident, but she was so fascinated by it that she took courses, and her husband bought a special oven. It was in clay that she discovered many interesting things, and considers it a wonderful way of self-expression. “Working with clay teaches imaginative thinking, and my paintings have only improved from this.”
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Fabulous painting by Konstantin Kansky

Fabulous painting by Konstantin Kansky

Fisherman. Author’s print on canvas or poster on paper from the original painting, canvas, paper, oil, 40x50cm. Fabulous painting by Konstantin Kansky

Fabulous painting by Konstantin Kansky
According to Krasnodar based artist Konstantin Kansky, his task as an artist is to do unusual and interesting things, to invent, and experiment. Painting for him is like adrenaline. “When I fuse colors, work with a palette knife, having little idea in advance what will come out and obey my instinct, experience, and strength of hand, then emotions and analytics always go along and help me stop in time”.
Kansky graduated from Krasnodar Art College in 1989. Since 1992 he has been participating in regional and national art exhibitions. Noteworthy, his works were purchased by the Krasnodar Art Museum and Sochi Art Institute named after Dmitry Zhilinsky. Also, his works are in private collections in Germany, Israel, USA, Canada, Turkey, Italy, Japan and other countries.
The artist states, that it is important for him to make the work interesting in the first place for himself. Coming up with unusual plots, experimenting with styles, shapes and colors, he counts on the interest of a grateful viewer, and the opinion of his colleagues. “Products can be very different. The main thing is harmony. If the viewer, having seen the painting, returns again and again, it means that harmony has taken place”.

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Emmagallery printed ceramic art

Emmagallery printed ceramic art

‘Serenata Immortale” Cats author’s ceramic panno. 15 cm. Initially painted in tempera on wood, then printed on ceramics. Decorated in a wooden frame. On the reverse side there is a metal hook, a leg and the signature of the author. Emmagallery printed ceramic art

Emmagallery printed ceramic art

Talented multimedia artist Emilia Shelamova lives in Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia, Russia. A regular participant in regional and republican art exhibitions, she has created an amazing gallery of unique works of art. The artist’s paintings seem to return us to a carefree childhood and give a feeling of anticipation of the holiday, miracles and joy. Paintings, ceramic tiles, jewelry, panels and bags created by Emilia are bright, fabulous, very cozy and kind. Undoubtedly, any of her work will perfectly decorate the interior of any home.
According to Emilia, very often the idea of ​​a future painting comes to her in a dream. First, she paints in tempera on primed paper, and then transfers her work to ceramics. The final stage is the framing of ceramic tiles in a baguette, on the reverse side of which there is a metal hook, a leg and an author’s signature.
Rave customer reviews inspire Emilia to create new art works.
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Tatyana Levchenkova porcelain ceramic art

Tatyana Levchenkova porcelain ceramic art. Dream white porcelain wall decoration, detail

Dream white porcelain wall decoration, detail. Tatyana Levchenkova porcelain ceramic art

Tatyana Levchenkova porcelain ceramic art
Perm based artist Tatyana Levchenkova is the author of handmade interior ceramics, created in a single copy. Her artworks, in particular, include sculpture, plates, vases, dolls, jewelry and wall decorations. Each item in her collection is a unique piece of art, a collector’s item, and an excellent gift for a birthday, holiday or special occasion.
Having graduated from the Academy of Ceramics, she studied fashion modeling and interior design. Constant participation in applied art exhibitions inspires her to improve her skills and create new works. According to Tatyana, her motto is “Inspired by the Beautiful, create the Beautiful”.
Traditionally, Tatyana works with eco friendly and safe materials. And the special inspiration for her ballerina dolls became real ballet dancers. In addition to exclusive dishes and interior ceramics, she has created a collection of porcelain floristic products – plates, panels, table and floral wall decorations.
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Tatiana Ponomarenko garden sculpture

Tatiana Ponomarenko garden sculpture

Alkonost – a woman-headed mythological bird ceramic figurine for home interior or garden, weather resistant. 20 cm. Tatiana Ponomarenko garden sculpture

Tatiana Ponomarenko garden sculpture

A gifted multimedia artist, Tatiana Ponomarenko has created an extensive gallery of artworks. Among them, in particular, are book illustrations, paintings, plasticine models, bronze and ceramic sculptures and figurines. Moscow based artist, illustrator, and sculptor, Tatiana Ponomarenko is a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.

Featured here ceramic and chamotte sculptures can decorate any garden or home interior, and make it a special place. Made in a single copy, every work is a unique work of art. Noteworthy, many sculptures reflect the artist’s interest in Slavic mythology and Russian folklore. According to the artist, nature is the main inspiration for her art, and lately she has become interested in the neo-pagan theme.
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