Monday, May 16, 2011

My New Tile Trio


These three are now part of my collection from one of my favorite ceramic artist. I am slowly collecting these to make one large piece. With these I now have eight tiles. Here is a little biography on Kathleen Koltes from the Museum of New Mexico Foundation:

"The ceramic work of Kathleen Koltes is functional yet highly decorative. The processes that she uses on her stoneware clay include silkscreen, stamping, drawing and painting. Her recent works have been inspired by the portraits of Modigliani. A consistent theme in her work is derived from plant forms - the result of years as a professional gardener. Kathleen constantly looks for images to use on her ceramics. Ususally, the quirkier, the better! She has been a ceramic artist for 13 years and has lived in Santa Fe for the past 4 years. She has a BFA in Fiber Arts from St. Cloud University in Minnesota."

30 comments:

Markosy said...

Those are wonderful tiles! So nicely painted.

Thanks for those pictures Randy.

I wish you a very nice day,

Antonio

Cezar and Léia said...

Such a talent artist there!These tiles are beuatiful, I'm happy for you!Wonderful collection!
Léia

Regina K said...

Those are absolutely fabulous and so unique. I can understand why you collect them.

Kathy said...

Very unique. How many more do you need?

Kate said...

I wonder if Kathleen Koltes is originally from MN since she went to Saint Cloud State. She is so talented that I'd like to claim her, too! You are so smart to start a collection of her work. Love your photo of it today!

Traveling Hawk said...

Very interesting artist. The tiles are nice, Randy.

becky said...

Wow, very cool. I love to see what people are doing with clay. Interesting that her BFA was in fiber arts- that's the thing w/ creativity... once you start, it can take you in so many different directions!! Hope you had a good, non-frustrating, successful day in the media lab. Some day you'll have to let us all know what exactly you are doing in there!
Have a great start to the week!

texwisgirl said...

those are neat. can't wait to see how you place them all together. :)

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Randy!

Sharon said...

Randy, these are wonderful pieces. When you complete your group, you will have give us a peek. What a great idea!

Light-In-A-Box said...

A very neat collection you've got started already! I can imagine a lot of time is spent creating these master pieces! BTW, I hope you blow the dust off your Minolta X-700!

Leif Hagen said...

Step aside, please, I'd like a closer look! Ummmm, pottery!

EG Wow said...

Neat tiles. I can see why you like her work.

youth_in_asia said...

These are beautiful. What are you planning to do with the larger work, just put them together? That would look great.

cieldequimper said...

The one in the middle looks like John Lennon by Modigliani! I just love the two outer ones, gorgeous.

Marty said...

beautiful tiles ! I love ceramic !
you must have a nice collection !
wish you a lovely week Randy

JM said...

These are really great! What a fantastic mosaic you're about to make. Hope you'll show us one day. :-)

RedPat said...

Interesting work! So painterly that I wonder if she uses some paints on them as well as glaze. Very nice.

Jarart said...

I too am looking forward to seeing the whole group when it is finished. These are truly unique!

Carola said...

Yes, wonderful. great collection.

Birdman said...

I like these too.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Oh, very nice! I can't wait to see the rest of them.

Olga said...

Very interesting artist! I hope you'll show someday your ceramic collection.

T. Becque said...

Neat tiles and cool idea you have. I hope you show us when you're done!

Magpie said...

How unique! Looking forward to seeing the finished piece....what could it be?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Fabulous and wonderful... love these! She combines multiple artistic talents in these beautiful tiles... great collection so far!

Bises,
Genie

VP said...

Ceramic is not easy and these are interesting pieces,

Dawn said...

Creative. Very talented person (people)....Nice collection!

Lynette said...

You're a lucky guy to have this collection. Wow!

Allison said...

Interesting art! But all the faces would creep me out eventually, I think. ;)