#ceramics

Japanese art

An Important Concept: Shadows in Japanese Culture

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (1886-1965) was an important Japanese writer, mainly during the Shōwa period. One of the author’s most important ...

Luciana Craciun 24 August 2021

20th century

Teapots and Dresses in the Service of the Russian Revolution

Over 100 years have passed since the October Revolution but this remarkable event still fascinates not only historians dealing with politics and ...

Piotr Policht 14 August 2021

Fashion

Fashion like a Russian: Kokoshnik, a Traditional Headdress

We all know the proverb Clothes speak for men. In the Russian national costume, a headdress called Kokoshnik played a significant role: it completed ...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 July 2021

Islamic art

The Fascinating Ceramic Tile Art of the Anatolian Seljuks

The ceramic tile art of the Anatolian Seljuks dazzled with its mystical turquoise hues, fantastical creatures, and figural depictions. So, who were ...

Marga Patterson 23 July 2021

Baroque

Beautiful Chinese Porcelain in Dutch Still Lifes

Chinese culture has always been an object of European fascination – in art history, we see it in paintings, ornaments, architecture, fashion, and ...

Nicole Ganbold 17 June 2021

Art Forms

The Charm of Colorful and Shiny Italian Maiolica Ceramic Wares

Maiolica ceramic wares are exquisitely decorated and vibrantly colored handmade artworks made popular during the Italian Renaissance. Their timeless ...

Marga Patterson 20 April 2021

South American Art

Art and Ritual: Culture of the Enigmatic Moche People

The Moche were an ancient, indigenous people of Andean Peru. They are considered to be one of the most influential civilizations of the ancient ...

Marga Patterson 18 March 2021

Ancient Greece

Not So Dark After All: Greek Designs from the Dark Ages

In the mid-12th century BCE, the grand palaces and sprawling kingdoms that had defined life in the Mediterranean began to deteriorate. Perhaps ...

Lauren Dorsey 18 January 2021

Contemporary Art

The Ephemeral Magic of Raw Clay: Artist Interview with Phoebe Cummings

Phoebe Cummings (b.1981) is a British sculptress-ceramics artist working primarily with unfired, living clay in its raw state. She creates time-based ...

Marga Patterson 15 January 2021

Baroque

Delftware 101 – The Brilliant Face of the Dutch Golden Age

When we think of the Netherlands, a few characteristic things come to mind; tulips, windmills, orange cheese and painted clogs to name but a few. ...

Giordana Goretti 25 October 2020

Museum Stories

Stepping into the South of France with Picasso at BASTIAN

BASTIAN's exhibition Atelier Picasso in London (3rd September – 31st October 2020) evokes the mood and heat of Picasso's later years in the South ...

Isla Phillips 7 October 2020

Women Artists

Interview: Soumya Netrabile, A Contemporary Abstract Painter

Soumya Netrabile (b. 1966) is a contemporary abstract painter and ceramist based in the Chicago area of the United States. Her paintings are a fusion ...

Marga Patterson 25 August 2020