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.”
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.
Nick Mackman’s Raku fired sculptures depict wild animals like the ones Mackman interacted with as she traveled through South Africa.
The warthogs pictured here are a small selection of wild things the ceramic artist creates. Although Mackman’s portfolio is full of elephants, wild dogs, bears, rhinos, chimps and more, the warthogs captured my heart. . .these wild pigs are ugly and full of personality and beautiful all at the same time.
The artist with one of her warthogs
Want to watch her make a Highland bull? Watch the time lapse video!