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Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood

Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood Ryousuke Ohtake, a young 25-year old sculptor, caused quite a stir recently when he boldly took on...

Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood Ryousuke Ohtake, a young 25-year old sculptor, caused quite a stir recently when he boldly took on the challenge and created an immaculate and animated lobster from wood. What stunned many was that not only was the piece carved from wood (which is considered far more difficult...
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Mr. Finch transforms vintage textiles Into Flora and Fauna

Mr. Finch transforms vintage textiles Into Flora and Fauna My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like...

Mr. Finch transforms vintage textiles Into Flora and Fauna My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it. I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews. We are a bit thin on the ground but...
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Temari Balls Made by 92-Year-Old Grandmother

Temari Balls Made by 92-Year-Old Grandmother Although the roots of this folk art go to China, it became more popular in Japan. The granddaughter paid...

Temari Balls Made by 92-Year-Old Grandmother Although the roots of this folk art go to China, it became more popular in Japan. The granddaughter paid attention to the work of her 92-year-old grandmother, and took photos of her works made in the last several years. The woman acquainted with temari about thirty years ago. Since then, she...
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Evelyn Bracklow paints ants on vintage porcelain set

German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie  created these one-of-a-kind vintage porcelain dishes covered in hordes of hand-painted ants. Bracklow says of the pieces: The idea...

German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie  created these one-of-a-kind vintage porcelain dishes covered in hordes of hand-painted ants. Bracklow says of the pieces: The idea for this work resulted from pure chance, when the sight of a carelessly placed plate—by then wandered by ants—fascinated me so much that I felt the urge to simply conserve...
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Urushi Craftsman: A Video by Hirokazu Kishida

An inside look into the making of Japanese lacquerware urushi, which are often made from wood and hand-painted with an intricate decoration. The main technique...

An inside look into the making of Japanese lacquerware urushi, which are often made from wood and hand-painted with an intricate decoration. The main technique for decorating lacquerware involves sprinkling finely ground gold powder over a design drawn in lacquer while it is still wet. This is called makie, which literally means “sprinkling gold.” To finish...
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The gates of paradise by Nikos Triantaphyllou

Red hot chili peppers and butterflies amorously caressing white winter flowers, in conjunction with homemade cookies and grandma’s old china over ottoman silk fabric woven...

Red hot chili peppers and butterflies amorously caressing white winter flowers, in conjunction with homemade cookies and grandma’s old china over ottoman silk fabric woven with gold and silver thread, sensuously open the gates of the artist’s Paradise, leading us to his chosen place of joy, pleasure and perpetual bliss. Nikos Triantaphyllou studied Political Science...
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British Birds, the Titmice and Finches by Barbara Franc

Barbara Franc attended Morley College of Art in the late 70s where she studied Life drawing under Maggie Hambling and John Bellany. In the late...

Barbara Franc attended Morley College of Art in the late 70s where she studied Life drawing under Maggie Hambling and John Bellany. In the late 80s she attended Richmond College to study Sculpture under Avril Vellacott, but the most influential of her mentors is Mary Orrom, an inspired and inspiring sculptor, based in Great Misenden,...
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Carved eggshells by Beth Ann Magnuson

American sculptor Beth Ann Magnuson carves an unusual material as part of her artistic practice – eggshells. From turkey, chicken, duck, peafowl, pheasant, partridge, and...

American sculptor Beth Ann Magnuson carves an unusual material as part of her artistic practice – eggshells. From turkey, chicken, duck, peafowl, pheasant, partridge, and even quail eggs, magnuson carefully hand-carves and etches intricate lace-like patterns on a clean blown shell using a high speed drill.

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