September 30, 2023


How Art Works

Featured Artist Richard Laurenzi | Artsy Shark

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Impressed by the traditional shapes and themes of historic historical past, artist Richard Laurenzi creates terracotta sculpture to seize the creativeness. See extra of his portfolio on his website.


terracotta amphora

“Alabastron” terracotta, 13” x 6” x 3.5”


My work as a sculptor is impressed by antiquity and explores and pays homage to the artwork of the traditional world as seen by way of my very own lens.


terracotta amphora

“Amphora” terracotta, 14”x 6”x 5”


My ceramic work specifically is impressed by prototypes discovered within the pottery of early Mediterranean cultures, particularly these of early Greek and Etruscan fashions. I’ve studied the simplicity and summary great thing about such artifacts and the repertory of shapes and themes present in each the helpful objects and collectible figurines of these cultures. Typically I’ll mix types present in each genres. For instance, a figurine embodied as an amphora vessel.


terracotta sculpture

“Lekythos” terracotta with bronze patina, 15” x 4” x 3”


Following the follow of historic craftsmen, I take advantage of terracotta earthenware because the clay physique. As a cloth, the sensuousness and pliability of the moist clay labored with the fingers lends itself completely and naturally to the modeling of the cursive and rounded shapes so attribute of early pottery.


terracotta vessel

“Olpe Vessel” terracotta, 12” x 11 ” x 6”


Generally, I’ll apply patinas which are multi-layered, or people who give the looks of the bronze artifacts of the interval.


terracotta sculptural mask

“Ceremonial Masks” terracotta with bronze patina, 12” x 11 ”x 5”


In my work, it’s the largeness of an concept that all the time predominates over precise dimension. Though my work is small in measurement, I try to conjure pictures which are massive concepts.


Goddess sculpture

“Mom Goddess Figurine” bronze forged, 11” x 4”x 4”


At all times in my thoughts’s eye is the monumentality of such Paleolithic collectible figurines because the Venus of Willendorf. On the similar time, I additionally know that these pictures I’ve made would additionally translate fairly powerfully when enlarged.


amphora sculpture

“Amphora Bearer”, terracotta, 13” x 8” x 4”


Professionally, I’ve carried out massive sculptural initiatives for each stage and display.


terracotta figurative sculpture

“Bacchante” terracotta, 14” x 5” x 5”



As a visible artist, I see myself as a part of a continuum. I’m somebody who enjoys exploring the repertory of topics which were portrayed in artwork again and again.


Deity sculpture

“Vessel Deity” terracotta 12” x 5.5” x 4”


Then I reinvent them, arising with pictures which are consultant of the vernacular and at similar time, newly contemporary and iconic and that resonate in any respect ranges.


Richard Laurenzi invitations you to additionally view his mixed media artwork


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