Ceramic Art - for the home or to give
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You may know Jude as a talented painter of softly abstracted landscapes (click Paintings above), but she is also an accomplished ceramic artist. A Scandinavian-American, she studied Hohokam and Anasazi arts and even worked as a Park Ranger at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Hence, she brings a unique contemporary Scandinavian flavor to Southwest designs. She creates these ceramic "Spirit" figures in many colors, designs and sizes in her Scottsdale studio. Most are about 20 to 32 inches tall (measured to the top of the feathers) and they are weighted heavily in the bottom for stability.
Jude can create Spirit Figures for you in any colors or sizes
David is best known for ceramic platters he calls Mandalas. The shape of the platters are inherently organic, their contour made in a cloth sling, forming a natural arch. Each piece can be displayed flat or in a plate stand or hung on a wall by the wire loop on the back. He can make platters sized 15", 20" and 25" in a wide selection of patterns and colors to enhance any decor.
At Pinnacle Gallery we often sell coordinated sets that make dramatic statements when mounted on a wall. We have hung sets in living rooms, dining rooms, over fireplaces, in stairwells and offices that add lots of interest and texture while enhancing the colors of the room.
Muted organic colors and classic forms distinguish the ceramic pieces created by Nicholas Bernard. His vessels add a splash of color and excitement that goes with many home decor statements. We love his work when Joanne is planning accent pieces for our customer's homes.
Because they enhance virtually any decor at reasonable price points, these vessels also are popular gifts.
The colors and designs of Jon Oakes' vessels and plates with Raku finishing have made his work very popular with interior designers and ceramic collectors. His small and medium vessels are ideal gifts because they complement a variety of home decors. From beautiful 6" lidded pots to spectacular vessels over 4 feet tall, Jon's vessels and plates are meticulously crafted. He attains brilliant colors that rank his Raku pieces as the best we've been able to find anywhere.
Creativity has no bounds. Jon Oakes has added blown glass to his repertoire and created some exquisite pieces you can find by clicking "Glass" above.
We are proud to have offered Anne's unique hand-carved vessels for over 12 years, though they are rarely displayed in the gallery. Usually, when we receive her pieces they sell so quickly that even frequent visitors haven't seen them. It is interesting that as people walk through the gallery they are ALL attracted to Goldman's vessels, no matter what their taste. "What are these made of?" people ask us. We tell them each piece is hand-carved ceramics and they are amazed! Customers who own a Goldman vessel say the same: "Everyone visiting our home is drawn to the Goldman vessel."
Jim Sudal is well known throughout the Southwest for his desert inspired ceramics and pottery which is unique in the world of ceramics. His work reflects the beauty of the desert landscape through vibrant, garden-inspired colors and well-known imagery such as prickly pears, blooming aloes, and his signature design – the agave. Several customers have purchased his panels, such as the 7.5-inch square pieces below, for their summer homes in northern climes to remind them of the beauty of the desert. We have hung other panels in Scottsdale homes because . . . well, they are beautiful accents anywhere.
An internationally-recognized ceramic artist, Cheryl Williams' work was selected for the prestigious White House Collection of American Craft and is represented in most ceramic collections. She utilizes techniques learned from decades of pottery to create innovative ceramic sculptures with flowing shapes, stunning colors and alluring textures. Each is one-of-a-kind and mounted on a steel base.
Cheryl Williams bound by her ceramics medium. To make her
designs in sizes up to five feet, she learned metalworking techniques!
The Ron Artman's ceramic vessels depict power and grace. The power of the strong forms and the grace of the fine details are not only design elements, but distinctive of Artman's pieces. The leather-like finish is gives these pieces a rich, warm feel that complements contemporary, Southwestern and Tuscan decor.
Natalie Blake is a widely respected ceramic artist who is best known for her urchin-topped vessels. Her pieces exhibit fine details in sculpted designs that portray an organic feel. From time to time we get special Blake pieces that are limited editions or one-of-a-kind creations.
Joyce has created some wonderful mirrors for us that have her Raku ceramic tiles mounted to a wooden back. We try to keep a few of her mirrors on display in the gallery, but many customers have had her make the size, colors and patterns that best fit their decor.
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