Category Archives: Ceramic art

Koran Juvenile Angel fish & My Muses!

My inspiring muses governing various artistic disciplines come and go at will in my daily life. Nevertheless, the ones whose domain is ceramics remain loyal by my side to keep my hands occupied with their whims if all other muses … Continue reading

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The Blue Hawk Mascot – Mosaic

The mascot of Norwood School’s athletic programs is the Blue hawk.  In 2010, the Head of school commissioned me to create a logo of its mascot and I successfully did.  It is now proudly displayed on the floor of the … Continue reading

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Ceramic Cut-Outs in Homage to Matisse

For years I have been enchanted by the festive nature of Henri Matisse’s paper cut-outs.  I have personally seen some of the originals at the East wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and, many of their … Continue reading

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Improvisational Spotted Vessel Comes to Life!

After weeks of staring at this bisque fire vase sitting on a shelf in my studio since I made it in early December of last year; yesterday morning… https://jorgeluissomarriba.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/the-simplicity-and-elegance-of-clay/ The wisdom of my lovely wife came to my rescue suggesting … Continue reading

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The Fragmentation of Two Turkish Trivets

A mosaic project is not completed for me until I have gathered all the essential tiles for it! Thus, in the active process of collecting delightfully designed ceramic tiles for a current mosaic project, I recently found at a home … Continue reading

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Sculptural Vase Fully Glazed!

This low-fire, white earthenware ceramic vase hand-built by me on December 4, 2013… Was fully glazed yesterday afternoon, after I have intermittently spent several days since I bisque-fired it in mid-December, intuitively applying coats of glazes to enliven its architectural … Continue reading

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Creating a Constellation of Tesserae for My New Mosaic!

Searching for and purchasing dinner plates with fabulous prints and exotic designs is one of my joys in the creation of mosaics.  I delight in carefully  fragmenting them by hand with my tile nipper to turn them into tessarae! I … Continue reading

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