Sources from Hungary

This piece was in the showroom at the Herend Porcelain factory. I learned that although the piece is large, it took over 40 molds to complete. This process has become important to my work as a way to create an animal figure using slipcasting, and assemble the parts of the animal from different molds.

These pieces were slipcast and then china painted with  a popular pattern that once represented fish scales. The pattern now adorns many different animals and creates the most popular figurines in the factory.

This fountain can be found in the gardens of the palace in Budapest. It consists of a beautifully sculpted bronze hunting party. The composition between the figures and the animals creates a scene that tells a story, while the arrangement of the figures and animals integrate easily with the fountain itself.

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About Ariel Bowman

I grew up in Dallas, Texas where I learned to love nature, animals, and art. I graduated with a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2011. I am currently working towards my MFA in ceramics at the University of Florida. This blog serves as a way for my friends and family, as well as anyone interested in my work, to view not only the finished pieces, but some of the process as well. You can subscribe to this blog to keep up to date on what I am currently working on in the studio, research, new sources, and exhibitions.
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One Response to Sources from Hungary

  1. Vicki Niesingh says:

    I love your work. I’m using it for inspiration at school. I’m a HD Student ….let’s see what WE can come up with. Thank you so much for sharing your work so openly with us. I wish you all the best for you future career. Regards, Vicki

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