Fresco-Inspired Porcelain Bowls Formed From Balloons by Guy Van Leemput
Ceramicist and mathematician Guy Van Leemput forms textured bowls by drafting interlocking lines, abnormally shaped circles, and other designs on the surface of balloons. The artist begins by adding a porcelain stamp to the bottom of his rubber mold and then working his way in a circular motion upwa
A cloisonné enamel hexagonal vase Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Kyoto Namikawa (workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki; 1845-1927) The tall, tapering hexagonal vase with high shoulders decorated in polychrome enamels and thick and thin gold wires with two butterflies flying above trailing branches of luxuriant wisteria, the flowers and leaves finely detailed, all against a dark blue ground, rims and base silver, signature incised on base. 12¼in. (31.1cm.) high. Christies 2013 - $225,750.
Ceramic Colorants - Ceramic Arts Network
The following has been excerpted from The Ceramic Spectrum: A Simplified Approach to Glaze and Color Development, published by The American Ceramic Society. Note: Colors bars are for visual reference only, and do not represent exact colors, since that will depend largely on other elements of glaze chemistry mentioned
A cloisonné enamel jar and cover
A cloisonné enamel jar and cover Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Kyoto Namikawa (Workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki; 1845-1927) The bulbous jar decorated in polychrome enamels and gold and silver wires with panels of beige, brown, speckled green and orange designed with scattered roundels of flowers and butterflies, the lid and shoulder with a floret pattern and the foot with a band of stylized lotus petals on a dark blue ground, the lid set with a gilt-copper chrysanthemum finial…