Joy Trpkovic

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Shoal of Angels 2

Shoal of Angels 2

mini sculptures hand painted with partial glazes and lustres assembled in a translucent Perspex box framne. Can be wall hung or free standing. 45cms x 45 cms x 7 cms

these 0.5mm thick fragile hand built porcelain marine creatures are assembled on short hand cut perspex rods and fixed into a translucent box case to be wall hung and their delicacy protected.
Floating shards 2

Floating shards 2

pinched porcelain shards, some with fused copper wire with 1mm mounted edges onto translucent Perspex.
Wall piece.

40cm x 61cm
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Dancing shards

Dancing shards

Wall piece or can be free standing mounted in perspex box.

Porcelain on perspex
40cm x 60cm
Marine Pursuit

Marine Pursuit

Hand modelled black stoneware and porcelain mini sculptures assembled in a perspex box frame. Multiple fired with hand painted lustres.

Black Stoneware and porcelain
30cm x 41cm
hand built black stoneware and porcelain. A collection and assemblage of mini ceramic sculptures in a perspex box frame. Wall hung or free standing.
Dark Sea Swirl

Dark Sea Swirl

Hand pinched stoneware and porcelain mini sculptures assembled in a translucent perspex box frame. 45 x 45 x 7 cms.

Two  Secret  Vessels

Two Secret Vessels

highly translucent fragile wrapped porcelain vessels.

Hand built porcelain
These vessels tale very thin wrapped porcelain to risky height.
Translucent flora vessel

Translucent flora vessel

Hand built, translucent porcelain vessel with pinched porcelain additions. Glazed interior.

34cm x 5cm
This vessel is 1mm thick and translucent. It is hand built and fired to 1280 C degrees with a glazed interior and a matt exterior. there are additions of pinched porcelain to one side.
Translucent cylinder vase

Translucent cylinder vase

Very thin porcelain with sculpted embellishments.
Translucent. Glazed on inside.

Porcelain
21cm x 5.5cm
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Tall vessel Coral Duo

Tall vessel Coral Duo

Thin, pierced and hand embossed translucent porcelain vessels. fired to 1280 degrees C, electric kiln.

37cm x 5cm
Tall vessels from my "coral series" . hand built translucent high fired porcelain. glazed interior. Matt exterior.
Trumpet pinch pot

Trumpet pinch pot

Carved translucent pinch pot. Mother of pearl lustre inside rim.

Porcelain
Translucent hand carved porcelain pinch pot, flared with mother of pearl lustre. Fired to 1260 degrees centigrade.Subsequent lustre firing to 720 centigrade.
cylinder pots

cylinder pots

Porcelain
Ripple Carved Pinch Pot

Ripple Carved Pinch Pot

Translucent, carved,porcelain pinch pot with narrow foot.

Porcelain
14cm x 10cm
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Translucent ripple carved porcelain vessel with delicate mother of pearl and pink lustre inside the pinched irregular rim.
Veined pinch pot

Veined pinch pot

Veined tawny pinch pot with small modelled embellishments inside the flared rim.

Porcelain
15cm x 18cm
High fired porcelain pinch pot with lustre veining.
Trinity from The Mud

Trinity from The Mud

3 Hand built pinched clay tall sculptures with hand painted lustres. Finalist in the International Ceramic Competition, CICA 33 Museum of ceramics, Alcora, Spain

52cm x 11cm
Tall sculptural pieces suitable for outdoors or interior.
5 Midas Vessels

5 Midas Vessels

Various sizes from 7.5 cms. diameter to 20 cms diameter.Hand pinched vessels , some with glass pools. Hand painted with precious metal lustres . Fired to 1260 degrees C then 720 degrees C

These vessels are hand pinched, carved iron spot clay with gold lustre or hand pinched porcelain.
Pinch bowl trio

Pinch bowl trio

porcelain pinch bowls with mother of pearl lustres, platinum and glass.

hand pinched translucent pinch bowls, with glass and lustres.
Trio of Midas pinch pots

Trio of Midas pinch pots

Pinched and hand carved small bowls with gold lustre. multiple fired.

iron spot stoneware
these small hand made bowls are tactile and textured with carving or inlay. Gold lustre gleams on the interior surface.
Sea Hybrids (detail)

Sea Hybrids (detail)

Small sculptures, some assembled as multiples in a wall piece.

black stoneware & porcelain
Tall cylinder vase

Tall cylinder vase

Very translucent hand built high fired porcelain vessel, glazed interior.

Porcelain
20cm x 4cm
Can be seen at The Chelsea Arts Club
Translucent hand built porcelain vessel, very tall for porcelain item.
Sea Spikes Installation

Sea Spikes Installation

Hand built pinched stoneware with rolled porcelain spikes added one by one. Can be supplied individually or as a group.

Black Stoneware and porcelain
These hybrid forms are inspired by marine creatures and by the feel and handling of the contrasting clays.
Floating Shards, Wall piece

Floating Shards, Wall piece

Slivers of finely pinched porcelain mounted on translucent perspex.

Pinched Porcelain on Translucent Perspex
40cm x 60cm
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My ceramic sculptures and pinched porcelain forms are inspired by bones, shells, seed heads, sea creatures. Porcelain is pinched and carved to ethereal translucency, pushing the boundaries of hand built ceramics. Each piece is unique and unrepeatable.
Carved Black pinch pot with porcelain buttons

Carved Black pinch pot with porcelain buttons

black clay carved pinch pot with inserted porcelain and glass embellishments.

Black Clay and pinched porcelain
14.5cm x 11cm
Black Shoal

Black Shoal

Wall piece comprising pinched and modelled components in contrasting clays

black clay and porcelain mounted on translucent perspex
60cm x 40cm
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Two Porcelain Wall pieces

Two Porcelain Wall pieces

Porcelain and black clay
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Floating Sea Forms

Floating Sea Forms

Embedded pinched porcelain with copper and glass in a perspex case.

Embedded pinched porcelain wall piece
60cm x 40cm
Floating Shards

Floating Shards

Pinched porcelain shards on translucent back.Collection of Museum of Ceramics, Alcora, Spain

Pinched porcelain wall piece
40cm x 90cm
Triptych

Triptych

A triptych of wall or free standing items, perspex box frames with small hand built multiple fired sculptures inside.

Porcelain on perspex
20cm x 66cm
Can be seen at The Chelsea Arts Club
Autumn crocus

Autumn crocus

Pinched porcelain sculpture inspired by Autumn crocuses.Hand painted with onglaze colours

Porcelain
10cm x 4cm
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A small sculptural piece executed in pinched porcelain and hand painted in naturalistic colours.
Shoal of Angels Rising

Shoal of Angels Rising

hand built 0.5 mm thick porcelain mini sculptures, glazed and hand painted with lustres, assembled in a Translucent Plexiglass box frame. Wall hung.

Marine Dancing

Marine Dancing

Pinched porcelain mini sculptures mounted on perspex. On glaze lustres.

Porcelain
Tawny Shards. 1

Tawny Shards. 1

Pinched porcelain pieces with lustre glazes, embedded in black board. Box framed in limed wood, white floating mount.

Porcelain
46cm x 56cm
Tawny Shards is a wall hanging box framed work in which delicate pinched shards of porcelain are embedded in matt black board. the work triggers associations with bracket funghi, shells, and other natural forms, but is primarily about the delicate strengths and translucent properties of fine porcelain.
Winged Vessel.nov.2013

Winged Vessel.nov.2013

very thin translucent vessel, glazed on the inside, unglazed exterior.

18cm x 11cm
this fragile delicate vessel is made with the simplest tools, my hands and a scalpel. high fired to 1260 degrees centigrade.
Translucent cylinder vase

Translucent cylinder vase

Tall very translucent vase hand built from fine high fired porcelain. Glazed interior.

Porcelain
29cm x 4.5cm
Can be seen at The Chelsea Arts Club
hand built highly translucent porcelain vessel.
translucent cylinder pots

translucent cylinder pots

Various heights, very thin porcelain cylinder pots, glazed inside.

Porcelain
Wave Vessel

Wave Vessel

Hand built, translucent porcelain vessel with wave indentations, glazed interior.

30cm x 5.25cm
This vessel is hand built in 1mm thick porcelain, indented with wave forms by hand and glazed inside.
poppy head vessel

poppy head vessel

very thin translucent hand built porcelain vessel with poppy head applique porcelain on the interior. Glazed on the inside.

13cm x 5cm
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Sentinel vessels

Sentinel vessels

A group of very thin, translucent tall vessels with small sculptures inspired by the sea.

Porcelain
Petal Bowl

Petal Bowl

Pinched porcelain bowl with small foot. Overlapping petals and fringe top.

Porcelain
Midnight Bowl

Midnight Bowl

Pinched, carved bowl with dark glaze, blue glass and gold lustres.

7.5cm x 16cm
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Carved Jellyfish bowl

Carved Jellyfish bowl

Pinched bowl, carved in the unfired state, with glass and copper.

Porcelain
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Sprung From The Mud

Sprung From The Mud

Tall spiky hand pinched sculpture. Porcelain and stoneware.

Original
51cm x 11cm
Carved large Midas bowl

Carved large Midas bowl

pinched speckled stoneware bowl with gold lustre interior

this bowl is made in the hand , then carved on the outer surface.The pot is glazed on the inner surface and fired to 1260 C. The inner surface is painted with gold lustre then fired to 720 C. It is a tactile and unique vessel.
Trio of pinch bowls

Trio of pinch bowls

Hand pinched porcelain bowls with glass and platinum lustre.

3cm x 6cm
these pinch bowls exploit the translucency of porcelain and have additions of glass and platinum in multiple firings.
Blue Sea Spiky Cluster

Blue Sea Spiky Cluster

individual small sculptures high fired then hand painted with precious metal lustres and low fired colours. can be sold individually or as a group.

The works are intricate with every little individual spike made by hand and inserted separately.
Sea Buttons

Sea Buttons

installation of multiple tiny porcelains.

3 Translucent porcelain vessels

3 Translucent porcelain vessels

Three very translucent hand built porcelain vessels, glazed interior.

Porcelain
32cm x 5cm
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Can be seen at The Chelsea Arts Club
Sea Spikes

Sea Spikes

Pinched black clay with finely modelled porcelain spikes. Inspired by sea creatures. A series of pieces.

Black Clay and pinched porcelain
13cm x 15cm
Inspired by sea creatures these spiky pieces exploit the contrast between rough black clay and fine very sharp porcelain
Carved Sea Scrolls

Carved Sea Scrolls

Loose sculptures or mounted as a wall hanging piece

Porcelain
30cm x 20cm
Tactile, finely carved and pinched porcelain forms mounted as a series on perspex.
Pinched porcelain vase with lustre

Pinched porcelain vase with lustre

Pinched and modelled flared porcelain pot, with pearly lustre.

Porcelain
26cm x 8cm
pinched porcelain cylinder vase with modelled and carved embellishments.
Flame Pot

Flame Pot

Translucent, pinched, carved porcelain pot

Pinched and carved porcelain
15cm x 12cm
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Column

Column

Pinched porcelain, fired to 1260 centigrade in an electric kiln

Porcelain
33cm x 6cm
Sea Shards

Sea Shards

Wall piece.

Pinched porcelain on translucent perspex.
30cm x 40cm
Spiky Shoal wall piece

Spiky Shoal wall piece

individually modelled pinched porcelain pieces with lustres.

Porcelain mounted on translucent perspex
40cm x 30cm
Large Funghi Tower

Large Funghi Tower

Pinched and hand built porcelain sculpture, coloured with hand painted onglaze enamels.

Porcelain
39cm x 24cm
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A porcelain sculpture by Joy Trpkovic inspired by delicate woodland funghi. It is a fantasy piece.