Glazed ceramic installation at Documenta 14 in Kassel

Posted on July 26, 2017

glazed ceramic installation in pastel colours

glazed ceramic installation geometrical shapes
Glazed ceramic perforated screen (Jalis) of individual geometric shapes in beautiful pastel shades – colours reminiscent of 1950´s German bathroom tiles.
The work of artist Nevin Aladag which is installed at the Hessian Museum during Dodumenta 14 in Kassel Germany.

Glass mosaic temporarily on show Documenta 2017

Posted on July 20, 2017

coloured glass fish mosaic
glass mosaic
glass mosaic
glass mosaic

If you visit Documenta 14 in Kassel this year you might want to get a rare glimpe of this glass mosaic, which for the last 40 years has been hidden from the outside world. The 14 meter long illuminated mosaic, by German artist Dieter von Andrian (1925-1922) is fixed to an interior wall of a closed down, otherwise shut off to the public, underground tram station situated in front of Kassel´s main railway station. Sadly parts of the mosaic have been vandalised but tere is talk of the town removing the mosaic so it can be repaired and then installed at a new location. But in the meantime when Documenta comes to an end mid September the tunnel and its mosaic will once again be sealed off from the world above.

Mid-century modern ceramic architectural art

Posted on July 10, 2017

ceramic wall relief kings and musicians
mid century modern ceramic relief four musicians
1957 ceramic wall reliefs in the stairway hall of the Georg Weiland Grammer school in Lubeck, by German artist Carl Jacob Burckhardt.

Dead Mouse in Burgenland

Posted on June 11, 2017

blue and white villeroy and boch burgendland earthenware plate printed with dead mouse laser decal
Villroy and Boch “Burgenland” earthenware plate fired with laser decals

Vatican – Mosaic Floor

Posted on May 31, 2017

roman mosaic tiled floor depicting face with open mouthMosaic tiled floor in the Vatican Museum

Community ceramic mosaic – street art

Posted on May 9, 2017

 

red brick wall showing ceramic street art of a blue and white woman

red brick wall with blue white ceramic dogs street art

A Mosaic of handmade Ceramic parts on a church wall in St. Pauli, Hamburg. This street art style mosaic celebrates “Park Fiction” which was fought for by the St.Pauli neighbourhood. The initial plan by the Senat to build concrete “blocks” of buildings on this site and in doing so completely close off the fantastic views of the Elbe river below was chucked and instead the open space was redeveloped into a park where a lot of dogs, local residents and tourists hang out.

Stone mosaic murals in Vietnam

Posted on April 21, 2017

gravel mosaic mural os Asain man sitting on a water buffalo
Mosaic mural made with coloured gravel depicting a chinese house mountains and flowers

Mosaics made of coloured gravel, small stones and ceramics at a buddist temple in Vietnam.

Plate printed with ceramic laser decals

Posted on March 29, 2017

old blue and white oval china plate fired with a laser decal depicting a hand pointing to a nest with three birds

This was the first test i did of printing a laser decal onto a second hand ceramic plate whilst i was at the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemét Hungary. Even though the sepia colour of the birds fired a bit pale I was happy with the result for a first attempt.

Sculpture of broken ceramics in Kecskemét, Hungary

Posted on March 9, 2017

detail of a sculptural pile of broken ceramics held together with cement in the garden of the international ceramic studion in Kecskemét in Hungary

This is part of a sculptural arch built of broken porcelain and ceramics in the garden of the International Ceramic Studio, a ceramic art centre in Kecskemét in Hungary where i did a transfer printing on ceramics master course a few years ago. I was lucky in as much as we were a very small group –  there were only three of us taking part in the course. We learnt how to make and fire ceramic laser decals and experimented with painting on porcelain. I had a great time and met some lovely ceramic artists.

Mosaic cow head

Posted on February 13, 2017

white porcelain mosaic cow head with womans head from german beer stein

This is one of a series of mosaic cow heads I made a few years ago. I never got round to putting this one on my website back then, I´ve just come across this photo.   The woman in the middle was part of a German beer stein.