Mobius Keramikk

Charlottesville,  VA 
United States
http://www.mobiuskeramikk.com/
  • Booth: 1309

Can useful clay be sculptural?

Can a cup be more than its function?

Can a vase create a surreal space?

These are the questions I ask. Louis Sullivan stated form follows function. I have adapted that to color and line follow form. I embrace the duality of life & produce objects that make life better.


 Press Releases

  • Work of glass artists and ceramists will enhance the fifth American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum Nov. 18-19. They will join furniture makers, fine artists and sculptors as well as jewelers and fashion designers—90 exhibitors in all--in the majestic Beaux-Arts Court in the landmark museum. In addition to foreign cultures and nature, their inspirations come from the character of the materials they know so intimately and the finishing processes that they manipulate and enhance to achieve the personality of their pieces.

    GLASS

                Fused glass artist Marcie Tauber said she “takes much of her inspiration from the glass itself; the shapes that are formed when the glass is heated and the colors that result when glass fragments overlap on her work table.” The Wilmington, Del.-based artist, whose first career was in information technology, creates platters and plates with a focus on deep bowls she calls Calderas. “They are reminiscent of caldera, the cauldron-like depressions formed by the inward collapse of a volcano.”

                Glass artist Josh Simpson may be inspired by “an aurora borealis, or watching a thunderstorm develop, or looking at the sky on a perfect summer night.” The Shelburne, Mass.-based glassmaker said “Most of my work reflects a compromise between the molten material and me; each finished piece is a solidified moment when we both agree.” Simpson’s work is in major museum collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Corning Museum of Glass.

                Skitch Manion, Working Man Hand Made, a Philadelphia, Pa. glass and design company wrote that he was instantly drawn to the significant history and technical challenge of the craft of glassblowing. It requires a specific lifestyle, he maintains, centered on dedication. He studied under some of the industry's most highly regarded makers and has worked with maestros, Pino Signoretto and Lino Tagliapietra. Manion also aspires to be a resource as a skilled maker and upholds the tradition of refined skill in glassblowing.

    CERAMICS

                Humor informs the work of Charlottesville, Va.-based ceramist Christina Osheim of Möbius Keramikk. She hand builds, throws and casts her work in porcelain. “I use form, color and texture to achieve a multi sensory experience, focusing on how each object fits and feels in a hand and on lips.” In addition to working in prestigious clay studios, Osheim has numerous degrees and credentials: a BA from St. Olaf College studying ceramics followed by a year at the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.    

                Ming Yuen-Schat, Mings Monsters, hand-shapes, then alters each ceramic, marking every monster with his finger. The spirit of each appears in the wood kiln where most of his work is fired. There flames, smoke and ash paint the pots with color and texture. In addition to attending workshops with internationally recognized artists, the Taiwan-born Fort Greene, Brooklyn-based ceramist earned a BFA in ceramics and architecture design from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Architecture from MIT. He embraces the imperfect, asymmetrical, and deliberately crude and is diametrically opposed to the influence of commercialized modernism which values slick, high-tech, machine-made objects.             For more information about the American Fine Craft Show at the Brooklyn Museum, visit www.brooklyncraftshow.com.

    http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/6302-artists-exhibit-astonishing-glass-and-ceramics-at-the-5th-america


 Products

  • Möbius Keramikk: Oblong Vase, sm & lg
    Slip cast porcelain vase. The cast vase is considered a blank canvas. The color & lines by breaking up the space activate it, making you aware of the three dimensionality of the object and your relationship to it....

  • Slip cast porcelain vase. The cast vase  is considered a blank canvas. The color & lines by breaking up the space activate it, making you aware of the three dimensionality of the object and your relationship to it. 

    Each vase is hand made and hand designed. Meaning, every vase is a little bit different and unique. Ordering in multiples they can be replicated, but each will be an object unto itself. An individual piece of work.

    Coming from a fine art background I view every object I produce as an individual piece of sculpture. The presence of the hand makes it possible to differentiate between almost identical objects. This allows the user/viewer to develop a relationship with the object, to see and feel the details. To have it become a part of the family. 

  • Möbius Keramikk Wine Glass (Grip)
    Wheel thrown porcelain wine glass (grip). The glasses rest with ease in the hand, feeling incredibly light and comfortable....

  • Wheel thrown porcelain wine cup (grip). The glasses rest with ease in the hand, feeling incredibly light and comfortable. 

     Each cup (grip) is unique like out own grips, making the conversation not only about what glaze you are drawn to, but what cup feels right. 

    The renown architect Louis Sullivan stated "form follows function." In my practice I have adapted that to color and line follow form. I spray glaze my cups to accentuate and activate the three dimensionality of the object. 

    *These have been used as bud vases and take away gifts for rehersal dinners. 

  • Möbius Keramikk Yarn Bowl
    A wheel thrown, hand-carved porcelain yarn bowl, ideal for keeping your ball of yarn neat and tidy while working on your project....

  • A wheel thrown, hand-carved porcelain yarn bowl, ideal for keeping your ball of yarn neat and tidy while working on your project. 

    It is designed to look striking with or without a ball of yarn. It could also double as a fruit bowl, or candle holder. 

    The renown architect Louis Sullivan stated "form follows function." In my practice I have adapted that to color and line follow form. I spray glaze my cups to accentuate and activate the three dimensionality of the object. 

  • Möbius Keramikk Tumbler (Grip)
    Wheel thrown porcelain tumbler nicknamed 'Grip' because of how it rests in your hand. They are lightweight and individual, each one being unique, like our own hands and grips. Ideal for any beverage, hot or cold....

  • Wheel thrown porcelain tumblers nicknamed 'Grips' because of how it rests in your hand. They are lightweight and individual, each one being unique, like our own hands and grips. Ideal for any beverage, hot or cold. 

    These can also be great pots for orchids and succulents. 

    The renown architect Louis Sullivan stated "form follows function." In my practice I have adapted that to color and line follow form. I spray glaze my cups to accentuate and activate the three dimensionality of the object. 

  • Möbius Keramikk Mugs (Hot Grips)
    Wheel thrown porcelain mugs perfect for tea, coffee, or cocoa. They fit well in the hand and have a comfortable handle to hold onto....

  • Wheel thrown porcelain mugs perfect for tea, coffee, or cocoa. They fit well in the hand and have a comfortable handle to hold onto. 

    The renown architect Louis Sullivan stated "form follows function." In my practice I have adapted that to color and line follow form. I spray glaze my cups to accentuate and activate the three dimensionality of the object. 

  • Möbius Keramikk Bottle with Pour Spout
    Slip cast porcelain bottle with a pour spout making it perfect for fancy oil or other liquid. <br />...

  • Slip cast porcelain bottle with a pour spout making it perfect for fancy oil or other liquid. 

    The cast bottle is considered a blank canvas. The color & lines by breaking up the space activate it, making you aware of the three dimensionality of the object and your relationship to it. 

    Each bottle is hand made and hand designed. Meaning, every vase is a little bit different and unique. Ordering in multiples they can be replicated, but each will be an object unto itself. An individual piece of work.

    Coming from a fine art background I view every object I produce as an individual piece of sculpture. The presence of the hand makes it possible to differentiate between almost identical objects. This allows the user/viewer to develop a relationship with the object, to see and feel the details. To have it become a part of the family. 

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