Monday, June 6, 2011

Feats of Clay Ceramics Competition

I promised pictures of some of the entries in the "Feats of Clay".  There were so many wonderful pieces of art I had to pick just a few to share, actually, quite a few.

















It would be hard to pick a favorite, but this would be at the top of my list.  I found it to be an amazing 
creation.





















There was a lot of variety, some were whimsical.



















































Some showed such an amazing 
realism, it was hard to believe that they were made of clay.


























Others invited contemplation.


















































The presentation of the works was unusual.  Some were shown in a warehouse section of the building, surrounded by pieces of Gladding McBean's own ceramics, the rest were displayed in one of the beehive kilns.























The human mind is amazing, what a variety of ways it can find to mold a piece of clay!









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22 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wow, those are really neat. I am with you...I think the first piece is amazing.

Gaelyn said...

All very creative and impressive. I too like the first one, and the lady coming out of the kiln like an old Brill Cream commercial.

Sylvia K said...

They are indeed very creative and expressive and different!! Like you and the others, the first one is my favorite and I, also, like the lady coming out of the kiln! Terrific captures as always, Martha! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

forgetmenot said...

These are beyond "amazing"!!! People are sooooo creative with their thoughts and ideas, and then to have the ability and talents to make their ideas into actual works of art is just awesome. I, too, like the first one, and the second one, and the third one--they are all great!! Have a nice day. Mickie :)

Diane AZ said...

They are all wonderful! I once made a clay replica of one of Chris' old boots. It wasn't as dirty and wrinkled looking as the one you pictured...that is really cool. :)

Gary said...

Really impressive!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Luna Miranda said...

wow, these are pretty amazing pieces! clay is a generous medium. the old shoe is my favorite.:p

ladyfi said...

Amazing pieces - especially that first one!

EG Wow said...

These artists are incredibly talented!

Carver said...

These are all fantastic. I can't believe that boot was made from clay.

Barb said...

So amazing and creative. I loved seeing this, Martha!

ewok1993 said...

it's very hard if not downright impossible to pick a fave from among all these equally great pieces.

ρομπερτ said...

How impressive !

First picture is amazing indeed, like the 'shoe' as well much. Please have a good Tuesday you all.


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Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely incredible, Martha. I love the old shoe, and the basket-weaver image that looks like it's made of straw is fabulous, too.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow. Just wow. Thank you for the follow up to your earlier post; this seems like the most amazing place --I'd love to visit it. I don't know how I'd pick a favorite really. But as far as not believing they are clay, I think that straw woven purse with the tears in it would win that contest.

Judy said...

Wow!! Some fascinating pieces here! As you say, it is amazing how the mind can take a lump of mud and create...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

All those pieces are amazing. Good selection to show us. Some people are just so creative. Those pieces show not just creativity but the technical skill and knowhow to make it happen.

Janie said...

Wow, these are all amazing works of art!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh boy....do I ever enjoy perusing these kinds of art shows. Well, ALL art shows. I think I'd have to agree with you tho, that very top one with it looking like puzzle pieces is just phenomenal. [like the old shoe too]


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Marites said...

these are really awesome. I would've loved to browse around. The art pieces are so amazing, it's unbelievable that are made of clay. They are really creative! beautiful shots!

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Arija said...

Some of these are really marvellous Martha. I think I like the first and second last ones best.

Lawstude said...

i love the first one the most but everything is greatly done.