Styling with Art: Sculpture and Ceramics
Where to Begin
It seems ceramics and sculpture are in vogue and here to stay, but where to start? Sculpture can be intimidating to buy, and when I think of sculpture, my mind habitually cuts to a naked Grecian armless god. Not for everyone’s home, I guess, and it doesn’t have to be either. Fortunately the Rise Art website has myriad styles of sculpture to choose from that would make a real statement in your home...
Who to View
When it comes to choosing a Sculpture that's fit for your abode, it isn’t just about making a bold and immediate statement. It needs to harmonise with your current décor. It could be delicate and discrete, requiring a closer look to appreciate the details. If that’s what you’re looking for then gaze your eyes over Rogan Brown’s intricate paper sculptures.
That said, if your interiors follow a minimalist style and you’re after a little bit of colour, let Mark Beattie light up your living room with his neon sculpture Pink Pearl. Mark’s neon series is a new foray for the sculptor, and despite his use of industrial materials his pieces still maintain a fluid appearance.
If you're looking for something a little more playful and uplifting, have a look at the figurative works of Alison Bell. She is a portrait sculptor and her current collection explores the memories of the freedom of childhood. These energetic and youthful pieces are both traditional and sentimental; a wonderful addition to any space.
Sculpture in design
If you’re inspired by the sense of performance in Calder’s kinetic sculptures, and you like your furnishings to add a touch of drama to your abode, then you'll love Duffy London’s furnishings. Their Up Balloon Tables are playful, sculptural and practical pieces, each uniquely and exquisitely crafted.
Pieces this loud won't fit into every interior, so if it’s functionality you’re after, decorative ceramic accessories might be more up your street than a dramatic sculpture. For statement tableware, have a look at David Chipperfield’s outstanding ceramic collection. Tonale for Alessi, is a combination of clean cut design and durability, channelling Eastern design aesthetics.
This year, whether you're reviving your interiors or searching for the next piece to add to your collection, make sure you remember ceramics and sculpture! From statement feature sculptures, to beautiful individual accessories to enhance your home, there’s a plethora of artworks and collections to choose from, and not to mention an abundance of inspiration on our website.