After all these years. . .still love repetitive design; still love ceramic tiles; still love organic, molecular anything; still love all white everything. Heather Knight’s ceramic tiles are a perfect example. Perfect.
“. . .I hope to bridge modern design and the natural world by paring down the essence of things to repetitive texture and basic form. I love the way a texture can produce the illusion of movement, the way light and shadow play with one another.”
Textural Tile Grouping
“Focusing on a very limited, almost all white color palette enables me to focus more on texture and surface and calls attention to the brilliance of the clay. I am constantly searching for new hints of inspiration on walks through the woods, beach adventures and through macro photography.”
Heather Knight’s website
Jeanne Opgenhaffen’s large wall sculptures mimic landscapes and other organic patterns.
Using thousands of colored porcelain tiles in different shades, she carefully places the overlapping tiles to give the illusion of graceful swaying movement; the ebb and flow of water; the ever shifting shadows of the night sky. Beautiful.
“I try to express my feelings within the boundary of a square. A strong movement in a simple way, made with single basic elements, the rhythm and the movement is always present.”
Waiting For The Night
Walking On White Lines
As Darkness Falls
Jeanne Opgenhaffen’s website
In this series of ceramic and resin wall sculptures figurative sculptor Tanya Ragir juxtaposes details of the feminine landscape within a geometric context.
Folded Circle, painted resin
Cradle II, painted resin
“I embrace the gravitas, the depth and breadth of the beauty of women, which is limitless. Growing up a dancer, and being a woman, informs everything I do as a sculptor. Movement and form are my language and vocabulary.”
Sacred Geometry, painted ceramic
Progression Of Four, painted resin
Ragir’s life and work are about overcoming limitations. When she lost her father in 2013, this profound loss affected every area of her life and work. An acute awareness of her own mortality became the driving force behind the Warrior series (seen below), which speaks to facing internal and external barriers, struggle and loss.
Failing Upward, ceramic
Leap Of Faith, bronze
Tanya Ragir in her studio
Tanya Ragir’s website
Ragir is bursting with energy and life – though no recent updates, her studio blog give you a glimpse into the artist’s spirit and some of the processes behind the work.