Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art

Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art

Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art. Armenian national color of his warm creations, along with the chanting of family values captivate the viewer

Tsolak Shaginyan spiritual ceramic art

A central role in his life and work of Tsolak belongs to the family. In particular, the Armenian family traditions, which play an important role in the preparation of his works. 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.
Read more »

Pavel Zaitsev miniature bronze sculpture

Bronze stand 'Mona Lisa' for a crystal candy bowl. Pavel Zaitsev miniature bronze sculpture

Bronze stand Mona Lisa for a crystal candy bowl. Pavel Zaitsev miniature bronze sculpture

Pavel Zaitsev miniature bronze sculpture

Miniature bronze sculptures made by Moscow based artist of applied art Pavel Zaitsev remind of the old days of palace intrigues and magnificent balls. The bronze figures are striking in their realism and artistic performance – whether it’s French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo (1981 film “The Professional), or Mikhail Boyarsky as D’Artagnan. For more than 10 years Pavel Zaitsev has been engaged in manufacturing miniature bronze figurines as stands for wine glasses, vases, and glasses. During this time he has made more than a hundred of models. The combination of bronze and cut glass (crystal) looks extremely beautiful. Master combines crystal with other metals and hot casting. These are silver and nickel silver, brass, and even gold. Made in vintage style glasses associated with palace luxury – they are sought and aristocratic, worthy of the palace interior.
Read more »

Self-taught ceramic artist Irina Tyulneva

Angels work hard and when they go to sleep they see dreams .. What angels dream. Clay sculpture by self-taught ceramic artist Irina Tyulneva

Angels work hard and when they go to sleep they see dreams .. What angels dream? Clay sculpture by self-taught ceramic artist Irina Tyulneva

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. Ceramic artist Irina 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. Irina Tyulneva is in a world of good. Something elusive sets her apart from everyone else. She is very talented, and works have a soul.
Read more »

Metal compositions by Art jeweler Andrey Avvakumov

Adam and Eve. Inspired by William Morris. Metal compositions by Art jeweler Andrey Avvakumov

Adam and Eve. Inspired by William Morris. Metal compositions by Art jeweler Andrey Avvakumov

Art jeweler Andrey Avvakumov is one of those unknown geniuses whose name will be known sooner or later. He is the author of awesome pieces of art – very interesting, elegant, unusual. Information about him on the net is not enough: “born in Moscow in 1967, where he lives to this day” – that’s all. But the miracle begins when you start to look at his work, and then you find out that…. dealing with virtuoso master. All his work is alive, breathing and fascinating. The jeweler works not only with noble metals, and brass in his hands gets rich shades of patina. Playing with polished and oxidized surface, he, as if the artist on paper, draws light and shadow. Among his works – rings, brooches, thimbles and charming beads. But the scale, of course decorative compositions – Paintings in the metal.
Read more »

Ural stone cutter Dmitry Emelyanenko

Frog. Jasper, eye of quartz, tiger eye. Art by Ural stone cutter Dmitry Emelyanenko

Frog. Jasper, eye of quartz, tiger eye, dolerite. Art by Ural stone cutter Dmitry Emelyanenko

For Ural stone cutter Dmitry Emelyanenko it was clear even in 1981, that stone cutting art would be his way of life. He chose to enter the local college, where he could study the specialty of 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. In the late 1990s, Dmitry Emelyanenko left the company and organized his own artistic stone-cutting workshop. Since that time, the master stone-cutter Dmitry Emelyanenko will execute stone-cutting work in the genre of animalism. At the same time with working in his workshop, the artist participated in various art exhibitions – regional, national and international exhibitions of art of stone carving. Dmitry Emelyanenko received numerous diplomas for creative achievement in the art of stone cutting. 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.
Read more »

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).
Read more »

Buryat Epic Dolls by Namdakov family

Khan woman. Buryat Epic Dolls by Namdakov family

Khan woman. Buryat Epic Dolls by Namdakov family

Buryat Epic Dolls by Namdakov family
About the world famous jeweler Dashi Namdakov and his masterpieces I wrote in one of the previous publications. 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, the first doll appeared in 2005. Total created more than fifty dolls, and they are sold to private collections. Dolls – mysterious characters of ancient legends and traditions, designed as sculptures, in stylized national costumes and historical attributes of the Buryat epic. Each doll is unique, there is no similar, everything is 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.
Read more »