Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ceramic Animal Heads by Sumati and Michael Colpitts

Sumati and Michael Colpitts are the two talented artists behind the award winning line of ceramics - Artful Ceramics. They first worked in clay in India in 1989 and have been living and working together in Sedona since then in 1997. 

Sumati studied a wide range of media at the Chicago Art Institute and the Kansas City Art Institute, but what she has been the most passionate about is the use of textures and color. The series of masks is inspired by their fascination for the wild animals from the continents they traveled to especially to Africa and Southeast Asia. When Michale was living in Ibiza, Spain he started to use clay as fabric and construct with it.

They meticulously hand-make sculptures of all kinds of creatures including animal from woodland to oceans. The artists never use any kind of molds, each piece is made using slab-and-pinch techniques. Once the piece is fired, the final touches are applied such as adding glass eyes and wire whiskers that brings the piece to life.

Every piece is unique and one-of-a-kind that's suitable to be displayed indoors as well as outdoor. Their objective is to create an animals with unique personalities and expression that makes you feel good when you look at them. You can find their handmade creations including sculptures, animal masks and heads in their online store


Barbara said...

toujours pas l'image?? mais ouf le lien j'adore merci !