Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ceramicist::nico masemula

These, ceramic pieces by the South African artist, Nico Masemula, completely charm me. I love how they look a bit like primitive Staffordshire figurines. 

I'm not going to pretend to know that much about ceramics or South African artists for that matter, but apparently, Masemula is greatly influenced/inspired by another, artist-potter by the name of Hylton Nel who is known for being," a master of combining whimsy with satire".Totally see it. 


 Even though I have a small collection of Staffordshire dogs hanging 'round these parts, I'd swap them out for these any day. Unfortunately, I think I'd be getting the better score.

1 comment:

Squeak said...

These are wonderful! I want all the dogs!

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