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Kartini Thomas

Kartini Thomas Ceramicist
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 668561504
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Bringing joy through ceramics

  • • Kartini makes ceramic sculptures
  • • Each piece may be fired up to ten times
  • • Her creations have a playful aspect to them

Following a first degree in biology in Portland, US, Kartini Thomas came to Paris to study applied arts. She took up ceramics after a friend suggested she try it, and she has been hooked ever since. She took a leap of faith when she left her previous profession to focus solely on her art, motivated by her persistence and strong belief in the value of her work. After founding a collective studio bringing together over 20 creative residents in Toulouse, she has established a studio on the Island of Oleron where visitors can discover her uniquely recognisable style. Colour and structure are essential to her pieces, which are made to be interactive, with decorative attachments allowing the viewer to change the shape of the sculpture.

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Works

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Lilliput I

This piece by Kartini Thomas is a volcano vase with a cloud emerging from its top. The volcano base is glazed in a black to cobalt gradient, sits flat on a table and has small holes for attaching decorative elements. The bubbly cloud is painted in a matt blue to white gradient and has tiny facets on its surface. A selection of decorative attachments comes with each sculpture, allowing the owner to change its shape as they wish.

Height 30 cm
Width 25

Kartini Thomas Ceramicist
Photo: © Margaux Vie
Lilliput II

This hand built volcano vase by Kartini Thomas with a cloud emerging from its top opening has a base glazed in a black to cobalt gradient, sits flat on a table and has small holes for attaching decorative elements. The bubbly cloud is painted in a matt blue to white gradient and has tiny facets on its surface. A selection of decorative attachments comes with each sculpture, allowing the owner to change its shape as desired.

Height 25 cm
Width 25

Kartini Thomas Ceramicist
Photo: © Margaux Vie
Spooters

These small, black volcano vases by ceramicist Kartini Thomas spout bubbles made of spotted pink, blue and yellow blown glass. The glass bubbles are designed to both sit on top of the volcanos, and be turned on their sides and used as vases themselves.

Height 26 cm
Width 25

Kartini Thomas Ceramicist
Photo: © Margaux Vie
Space Monkeys

These two sculptures are created by ceramicist Kartini Thomas. Each a blue cylinder with a rounded top and tiny facets, one is topped with a white, speckled, monkey-like head and the other with a flower. The sides of the cylinders have holes, allowing decorative elements to be attached, such as small balls and cups painted in white speckled glazes and blue to white gradients. A selection of decorative attachments is sent with each sculpture, allowing the owner to play around with it and change its shape.

Height 22 cm
Width 25

Kartini Thomas Ceramicist
Photo: © Kartini Thomas
Eden

These three cylindrical towers by Kartini Thomas are painted in gradients, white to yellow and white to pink, accentuating the tiny facets on their surfaces. Each cylinder comes with a selection of small decorative accessories – balls, cups and flowers – which the owner can attach to the cylinders to change the shape of the sculptures.

Height 22 cm
Width 30

Kartini Thomas Ceramicist

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