Ceramic Sculpture Greek PanelsEvery panel tells a story
IdrawmyinspirationfortheseceramicpanelsfromClassicalGreekmythsandlegendsofAncientGreece.Ifind ancientGreekvasesfascinating,especiallythewonderfulcollectionintheBritishMuseuminLondon.Theydepict fabulousstoriesofGodsandheroesandtheincredibleadventurestheyundergo,includingGodsDemi-gods,Muses, Nymphs,Musicians,Warriors,Acrobats,Sportsandscenesfromfamilylife.ThestoriesfromHomer’sOdysseyand Iliad are a particular favourite for inspiration. Drawingsaremadefrommanysources,oftentheancientGreekvasesintheBritishMuseum.Thesedrawingsare givenamodernandpersonalinterpretationandarethentransferredontolino.Linocutsaremadeforthemainpart ofthedesign.Naturalandmanufacturedobjectsareusedtomakefurtherimpressionsandproducestrongtextures tocomplementthedesign.Theclaypanelisthenfiredinakiln.Sometimes24caratgoldleafisusedtoenhance details for extra effect. The work is finally mounted in a 34cm x 44cm black frame to show it to good advantage.
Persephone Eating a Pomegranate
Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, Goddess of Agriculture, was picking flowers when Hades, God of the Underworld, abducted her. Demeter searched for Persephone, but she could only take her back to the land of the living for half the year thus leading to the changing seasons.
Siren Calling Odysseus to the Rocks 2 £110
Odysseus passed the island of the Sirens who enchanted all who come near them through their alluring singing. However Odysseus ordersed his crew to stuff their ears with beeswax and had himself tied to the mast so that he could hear the beautiful Sirens’ song but escape unharmed.
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Diogenes was an Ancient Greek Cynic Philosopher who believed people should be free to act naturally He lived in a barrel and saw power as useless. Happiness comes from within.
Persephone Picking Flowers £110
Odysseus Returns £110
Odysseus finally arrived home, where at first only his old dog recognised him, and was reunited with his wife Penelope.
Zeus and Danaë
Siren Calling Odysseus to the Rocks
Siren Calling Odysseus to the Rocks 1 £110
Terpsichore, Muse of Dance £110
Euterpe, Muse of Lyric Song £110
The Muses were the daughters of Zeus, king of gods, and Mnemosyne, goddess of memory. Each is lovely, graceful and alluring, and gifted with a particular artistic talent. They delight the gods and humans with their songs, dances, and poems and inspire human artists to greater artistic achievements.
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Circe Beckons 3 £110
Odysseus also encountered the enchantress Circe during his travels. She turned his men into pigs, but kept him as her lover.