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This Ain't Your Grandma's China (NSFW)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 10.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

This summer, Andy Walker and Kris Aaron started a new art project. They began painting images from gay culture on antique china and figurines -- the kind your remember from your grandma's house.

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Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

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Kelly Lamb Prepares to Pop Up at MOCA Grand Book Shop

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

For Lamb's latest collaboration with MOCA Grand Project Space in Downtown Los Angeles, she concentrates on the ideas associated with the spiritual quest and the idea of infinity and continuum. 

DIY Planters You Can Make Yourself

Brit + Co | Posted 07.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Brit + Co

Wall art and air plants will always tickle us pink. What can we say -- we just can't get enough! We've shown you how to create nail string art air pla...

Unexpected Hill | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts

When Oral Göktaş and Sevince Bayrak of, emerging Istanbul based, SO? Architecture and ideas entered a design competition hosted by the Royal Academy of Arts and Turkishceramics, they had no idea how inventive they would have to be when approaching the task.

Gloriously Hideous Sculptures Reveal The True Horror Of The Mermaid Myth

Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts

Early Woman For those uninitiated with mer-centric folklore, the Fiji mermaid is a creature with a monkey's head and a fish's tail, a monstr...

What Would Be Your Last Meal? For 600 Executed Prisoners, One Painter Memorializes Their Answers

Alison Flowers | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Alison Flowers

Since 2000, Green has painted 600 plates depicting the last meals of death row inmates, "The Last Supper." In cobalt-blue mineral paint, she notes on each plate the state and date of the execution alongside the meal request -- but no name, no crime.

Finding Spirituality in the Diaspora

Blair Schulman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Tanya Hartman is a storyteller. Her work, in all its varying disciplines (painting, crafting, mixed media) covers a large swath of ground, ensuring all the details of her tales are taken into account. So That I May Carry You With Me is an exquisitely detailed pastiche at the Daum Museum in Sedalia, Missouri.

A Conversation With Amaranth Ehrenhalt

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Regardless of what the curators and "decision-makers" of today's art scene are looking for, Amaranth Ehrenhalt is not waiting for anyone's validation. "I know what I want to do," she said resolutely, "and I'm my own best critic."

8 Artists Working In The Delightfully Bizarre World Of Contemporary Ceramics

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts

Ceramics. If the word conjures whimsical images of cups, bowls, vases -- and, sure, Patrick Swayze -- you're not alone. But the artistic genre contain...

One Week and Light-Years of Progress

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

What happens when you unite three remarkable women with unstoppable drive and insurmountable energy? You yield a plan, 22 acres of land, invaluable connections, and progress of considerable magnitude.

These Ceramics Encrusted With Crustaceans Will Blow Your Tiny Mind

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts

Imagine if you took your favorite ceramic piece, be it a teapot, a pitcher or a tureen, and dropped it into the depths of the ocean. Envision, if you ...

Crystal Bridges Exhibition Reveals Curatorial Missteps

Blair Schulman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Covering over 19,000 square feet of exhibition space, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas is an enormous undertaking that casts a wide net but misses the mark when it comes to the emergence of strong, definitive themes.

This Video Proves The Act Of Creating Can Be Just As Beautiful As Your Final Product

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts

There are few things in this world as soothing as watching master craftsmen guide their clay into shapes. Human beings have been making pottery for th...

Jean Pagliuso and Toni Ross: Sources of Inspiration

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

The mystery of that solitude of space and their collective inspiration permeates the gallery's combined presentation of their work.

Winding Our Way to Ravello by John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

Once you arrive at Ravello,you can take a deep breath and take in all the grandeur this small town holds, from the 13th century Duomo and Church of San Giovanni del Toro to the Villa Rufolo.

Sicily! Wine, Culinary & Cultural Explorations (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

As we clinked glasses of Nero d'Avola and gobbled salty, gooey ricotta and crumbly pecorino atop crusty bread, we agreed somewhere in the world it was happy hour.

Beautifully Bizarre Ceramic Masks Explore The Dark Side Of Agoraphobia

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts

Have you ever, in a moment of misery, attempted to force your face into a smile, hoping the mere physical action may have some reverse effect on your ...

Family Style

Sarah Archer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Taste
Sarah Archer

This is what curators like to call "social practice" art -- that is, people doing everyday things in collaboration with an art gallery or museum.

Andrew Lord, Paul Gaugin, and the Light of New Mexico (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts

In these works, Andrew Lord uses the shapes of French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gaugin as a vehicle to describe light, in this case the light conditions Lord observes on Carson Mesa, a vast wild plain in northern New Mexico.

Feminist Artist Gives Porcelain Dolls An Awesomely Grotesque Makeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.07.2014 | Arts

We've all seen them. Whether they sat on our great aunt's mantle or hid inside our favorite thrift store's special glass cabinets. They're bland, vani...

'Hot' and 'Cool' Reasons to Go to Oxnard and Laguna

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Generally speaking, I am rather indifferent to cars. And I couldn't care less about people who judge you by the car you drive. So, why was I droolin...

Crafting Slip: In the Studio With Arlene Shechet

Ruthie Abel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

Her work is precarious but her practice is steady. A recipient of numerous accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an American Arts and Letters award, contemporary sculptor Arlene Shechet is constantly on the move.

The World of Dutch Tiles

David Galenson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

The Dutch initially used tiles for practical purposes - for safety in the fireplaces of their wooden houses, and in their kitchens. Over time they also began to use tiles for decoration.

Swoon's Braddock Tiles Fundraiser: Art Prints at $45 A Pop

Georgia Frances King | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Georgia Frances King

On the outskirts of North Braddock, there sits an abandoned 1900s Lutheran church. Braddock Tiles aims to build an artisan micro-factory inside the church's walls to manufacture 20,000 honeycomb-shaped tiles that will restore the church's arches with a cacophony of candy-colored inlays.