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Jan Hopkins Sculpture

"Oh Eleanor" 2012. Fruit peel, 30.75 x 28.25 x 13 in. Photo: David H. Ramsey. Fiber artist Jan Hopkins (American, b. 1955) has garnered a great deal of attention for her intricate baskets, teapots, and torso sculptures that utilize organic alternative materials. Using items such as fruit peels, seed pods, and fish skins, she creates [...]
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Wendell Castle Sculpture

Wendell Castle, "Aeolus" 2010. Bleached mahogany, 38.5 x 43 x 26.5 in. Kamm Collection 2010.68. Photo: Jon Lam, courtesy Barry Friedman Ltd. “Art is omnifarious. It appropriates all forms and assimilates all materials. The results should be a paradox…”[i] -Wendell Castle, 2016 Wendell Castle (American, 1932-2018) has been described as a pioneer, a master craftsman, [...]
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Jan Huling Beaded Sculpture

Jan Schwab Huling (American, b. 1953), "Pothead" 2012. Glass seed beads, resin core, found objects, 19.25 x 13.25 x 7.5 in. Kamm Collection 2012.57.17. Photo: David H. Ramsey. "Pothead" alternative view. The butterfly on deer's hip is three-dimensional. “With each new row of beads, I more clearly see the personality of the piece emerging and [...]
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Cubism: Cornell and Berman

Erik Magnussen (Danish, 1884-1961) / Gorham Manufacturing Co. (Providence RI, 1831-). “Cubic Coffee Service” 1927. Sterling silver with patinated and gilt decoration, ivory, 9.5 x 21.5 x 13.38 in. Collection of RISD Museum, Providence RI. 1991.126.488. Photo: RISD Museum. When we discovered Cubism, we did not have the aim to discover Cubism. We only wanted [...]
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Industrial Teapots: Walker and Montgomery

Jason Walker, "Time Fisher" 2005. Porcelain, 10 x 20.25 x 6.5 in. Kamm Collection 2005.60.4. Photo: Kevin O'Dwyer. This blog post concentrates on another prevalent theme within the Kamm Teapot Collection, art influenced by industry. These objects contain recognizable industrial references such as smokestacks as well as man-made mechanisms and hardware like engines, screws, and [...]
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Karl Wirsum Sculpture

Karl Wirsum’s sculpture, paintings, and drawings are imaginative, colorful, humorous, and at times, disturbing and “cheerfully grotesque.”[i] Utilizing a range of materials and techniques, he creates works that exude great energy and stimulate one’s imagination. Wirsum first made a name for himself as a member of the famed Hairy Who, a group of six artists […]

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Willow Teapot

This teapot-shaped sculpture has three parts—the teapot-body, a lid, and a base or tray that it sits upon. Kimberly Sotelo, an artist and furniture-maker, created this piece at the request of the art dealer Leslie Ferrin, along with another sculpture titled Tea Pagoda. Willow Teapot, also incorporates a tiered structure in the lid and the […]

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