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Ceramics – The faceted forms of Halima Cassell

Halima Cassel  Halima Cassel

The way Halima Cassel has perfectioned the art of manipulating the planes and facets of a pattern, result in beautiful carved ceramic forms.

Each ceramic piece is so intriguing, making you zoom in on the picture vigorously trying to find out how she possibly did it: where she started, how she carved the facets, etc. I can only admire the craftsmanship, dedication and endless patience that must be behind each of her pieces.

If you -like I did- want to see more of her work to find out how she did it, visit Halima Cassel’s site.

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Box illusions by Krystina Naylor

I just landed on the blog of Krystina Naylor and found this picture. I’m still baffled by it. You really need to look twice to see that she painted the illusion of an opened box.

For more take a look at her blog OddShapesAndStuff.

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clay meets wood – layered

clay meets wood - layered
clay meets wood - layered

Layered – is the next composition of the ‘Clay meets Wood’ family. It’s based on my previous works where I experimented with layers of clay and later layers of clay mixed with other materials, such as glass.

This new variation plays with the solidness of wood, using it as a firm base where the clay layers can float upon.This structure brings a lightness and airiness to the composition

An interesting detail is that I deliberately applied the golden ratio for this composition. Maybe an obvious thing for artists, but a whole new discovery for me.


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clay meets wood

Clay meets wood
Clay meets wood - inspired by nature's organic forms contrasted by the robustness of wood

The first one of a series of compositions named ‘Clay meets wood’. The theme of this series is how ceramics and wood coincide, complement and contrast each other.

This composition is inspired by nature’s delicate organic forms in contrast with the robustness of wood, therefore I decided to use only natural materials: clay without any glazes or slip; wood without any oils or varnish.