Small Talk Tag: Pottery

Miniature Masterworks: Jeffrey Guéno

Jeffery G. Guéno often recreates fifteenth-century Italian maiolica as well as English and Dutch delft, but he has worked in a variety of styles and time periods. He usually works in 1:12 scale, but he has also made 1:6 scale pieces when there is too much detail to scale down. Guéno uses auction catalogs and museum collections to create authentic reproductions.

Guéno is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017. He will be giving a gallery talk about his work in the T/m collection and the inspiration behind it on Sunday, September 17 at 11:30 am.

 

Miniature Masterworks: Jane Graber

Jane Graber was a full-time potter at the Sauder Museum in Archbold, Ohio, where she made her first miniatures—gifts for the children who were visiting the museum. She has been making traditional Early American pottery in 1:12 scale since 1981. Her original designs are inspired by traditional motifs with techniques adapted from her experience with full-scale pottery.

Graber is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

 

Miniature Masterworks: Henny Staring-Egberts

Since 2000, Henny Staring-Egberts has been focused on creating 1:12 scale miniature ceramic pieces inspired by sixteenth- and nineteenth-century delft, Chinese, and Japanese porcelain. Staring-Egberts trained at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts in Rotterdam and has a lifelong love for moden art, which is sometimes expressed in her miniature ceramic work.

Staring-Egberts is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Lee-Ann Chellis Wessel

Here at Small Talk we have featured several of Lee-Ann Chellis Wessel’s egg tempera paintings, but not what she might be most well known for: ceramics. Wessel has a BFA from Moore College of Art and a MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in ceramics and has been creating fine-sale works of art in pottery and porcelain for more than 35 years.

Wessel says her work is about presenting beautiful, old objects in a new way to revitalize interest in their history, beauty, and style. She not only researches the objects themselves before starting a new project, but also the original creator of the piece, the methods and materials used to make it, where it was made, who owned and displayed it, and the historical context in which it existed. With all of this information in hand, she sets out to capture the essence of the piece in 1:12 scale.

Lee-Ann Chellis Wessel is one of over sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017. She will be giving a gallery talk about her work in the T/m collection and the inspiration behind it on Sunday, September 17 at 3:15 pm.

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