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John Bauer Knitted Bonnet Ceramic Form i
John Bauer Knitted Bonnet Ceramic Form ii
John Bauer Knitted Bonnet Ceramic Form iii
John Bauer Knitted Bonnet Ceramic Form iv
John Bauer Knitted Bonnet Ceramic Form v
John Bauer Knitted Bonnet Ceramic Form vi
John Bauer Knitted Bonnet Ceramic Form vii
John Bauer Ceramics
John Bauer Look at me Mama I am fliying
John Bauer Your Closet Your Closet Boo lets hide and not speak
John Bauer There have been many adventures and may there be many more
John Bauer Man and Woman
John Bauer Donkey
John Bauer Guidance is an Honour
John Bauer You will only hear what I said in 5 lifetimes
John Bauer with Robben Island Shoe Print
John Bauer Nothing is Worth Dying for other than Natural Causes
John Bauer Never subcontract love or happiness
John Bauer Hold me through the night, did you ever think that we would fall in love
John Bauer Love
John Bauer Green with blue pattern inlay
John Bauer Man in Profile
John Bauer 3 tiny bowls
John Bauer 3 tiny bowls - underside
John Bauer Blowing Bubbles
Subcontract Love or Happiness. We all look for someone more
complete. We reach, we hope, we try to love we are loved."
Bauer (b.1978) Cape Town S.A.
Bauer pushes the limits of what is technically possible in ceramics. A
sentimentalist, he salvages antique crochet cloth, linens and lace and makes
these materials immortal by recreating them, stitch by stitch, in porcelain. He
is able to enlarge them to gigantic proportions or offers them in an extreme diminutive
There is always a surprise factor in his work. It is full of light and
translucency. Using the
inspiration of netsuke, old coins, flowers, found objects and dolls to
embellish his work. Bauer's signature bowls carry his artwork of mythical creatures
and angels whispering words of wisdom and love.
Bauer originally inspired by accounts he read of the pottery of the Ming
Dynasty from China (4-5 centuries BC) states 'Archaeologists digging up these
ceramics came across the same recurring designs where a sophisticated
production technique was being used which enabled the artists to create a
multitude of works of refinement and quality, That sparked my
imagination, I hope archaeologists of the future will think the same of
my work. I'd like them to puzzle over the technique I was employing too;
A combination of ancient techniques and contemporary ideas.'
Bauer an established potter lives and works in Cape Town. Collections can be
seen at the Modern Artists Gallery UK and Anthropologie USA
Artists Gallery UK
Prince Abu Dhabi
Humphrey Museum - Kimberly Northern Cape South Africa - National Collection
Collection Iziko Museum South Africa - National Collection
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