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Elya Yalonetski Ceramics from another age.

February 18, 2019

Elya Yalonetski is an award winning Berlin-based artist. Her work appears to stem from another period in time, yet not one that you can easily put your finger on.

A mixture of Greek mythologies, Chagall dreamscapes with a nod to the worlds of folk myths and fantastical wonder.

I smiled as soon as I came across it. I also love how she creates such large pieces carefully balanced on such tiny points. For me this also gives her work a sense of wonder and fascination.

I can’t imagine how long each piece must take to create, such detail and fine line work, I’ve a feeling Elya must be quite a steady handed, patient ceramist.

Her photographs also are like mini stage sets, they show her work off quite beautifully.

This wonderful Edwardian couple and their tiny tattoos.

Her tower of Babel must have taken weeks with all those characters. Amazing work, don’t you agree.

Elya says:- ” I have been working with ceramics for the last 20 years, successfully combining my initial traditional education from the Abramtsevo Art school in Russia with the Baroque and Renaissance elements in my sculptures and figurines. For me ceramic is a very mystical art medium. Being very fragile it can still survive over ages and epochs. Having mostly unknown authors each ceramic piece keeps the personal aura of its creator and whole cultures are named after certain ceramic styles. With over 1000 objects sold to the collectors around the world, I hope that some thousands years later someone will be able to “read” the feelings from my artworks like I can feel them admiring the work of ancient craftsmen in some archaeological museum.”

You can see more from Elya on Facebook and purchase some of her wonderful work here.




8 Comments leave one →
  1. Deirdre O'Sullivan permalink
    February 18, 2019 11:54 am

    Blimey! Astonishing work! Flamboyant and whimsical at the same time. Kind of reminds me of the dreamy, swirling and stylized illustrations of Errol LeCain from the 1960s and 70s…
    Superb! Now I must save up my pennies and buy the girl on the blue horse!

    • February 19, 2019 12:48 pm

      I had to look Errol’s work up to see what you meant… very colourful. It certainly would be great to own one of Elya’s ceramics, but which one to pick !

  2. H M permalink
    February 18, 2019 4:08 pm

    Love her work. True inspiration.

  3. February 19, 2019 12:45 am

    How wonderfully different! Love it!

  4. Eliza John permalink
    January 30, 2021 12:58 am

    If you like this art work you should look at Mirka Mora a French born Australian artist 1928-2018 .

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