R & J Gumaelius

 R & J Gumaelius - Imagining with the Eye of an Astronomer R & J Gumaelius - Wisdom and Wonderful R & J Gumaelius - Skimming the Surface R & J Gumaelius - Dancing with a Caged Bird R & J Gumaelius - Secret Books for a House Holder R & J Gumaelius - No Rocking the Boat R & J Gumaelius - Ride on a Toy Horse R & J Gumaelius - Back to Back Conversation R & J Gumaelius - Family Portrait R & J Gumaelius - Birds Tell Him Where to Go R & J Gumaelius - A Slight Breeze R & J Gumaelius - He Holds the Dishes Stacked for Her R & J Gumaelius - Not Much Without You Here, Just a Kangaroo Balanci R & J Gumaelius - Puppeteer in Homemade Hat R & J Gumaelius - Still on a Moving Platform R & J Gumaelius - Winged Hat R & J Gumaelius - A  Journal of Travels R & J Gumaelius - Vested Owl  R & J Gumaelius - Birdwalk R & J Gumaelius - Bird Head R & J Gumaelius - The Welcome Committee R & J Gumaelius - Wise Head
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Imagining with the Eye of an Astronomer
 R & J Gumaelius - Imagining with the Eye of an Astronomer

27" x 10" x 9" ceramic, wood and steel

Wisdom and Wonderful
 R & J Gumaelius - Wisdom and Wonderful

59" x 13" x 11" ceramic

Skimming the Surface
 R & J Gumaelius - Skimming the Surface

9" x 15" x 5" ceramic, wood and steel

Dancing with a Caged Bird
 R & J Gumaelius - Dancing with a Caged Bird

17" x 9" x 7" ceramic, wood and steel

Secret Books for a House Holder
 R & J Gumaelius - Secret Books for a House Holder

27" x 8" x 6" ceramic, wood and steel

No Rocking the Boat
 R & J Gumaelius - No Rocking the Boat

11 1/2" x 10" x 6" ceramic, metal, wood

Ride on a Toy Horse
 R & J Gumaelius - Ride on a Toy Horse

16" x 10" x 17" ceramic, wood and steel

Back to Back Conversation
 R & J Gumaelius - Back to Back Conversation

23" x 10" x 11" ceramic, wood and steel

Family Portrait
 R & J Gumaelius - Family Portrait

27" x 10" x 6" ceramic, wood, metal

Birds Tell Him Where to Go
 R & J Gumaelius - Birds Tell Him Where to Go

10" x 6" x 5" ceramic, metal, wood

A Slight Breeze
 R & J Gumaelius - A Slight Breeze

32" x 17 1/2" x 9"  ceramic, wood, metal

He Holds the Dishes Stacked for Her
 R & J Gumaelius - He Holds the Dishes Stacked for Her

20" x 8" x 4 1/2" ceramic, metal, wood

Not Much Without You Here, Just a Kangaroo Balanci
 R & J Gumaelius - Not Much Without You Here, Just a Kangaroo Balanci

13" x 11" x 6" ceramic, wood and steel 

Puppeteer in Homemade Hat
 R & J Gumaelius - Puppeteer in Homemade Hat

12" x 6" x 4 1/2" ceramic, wood and steel 

Still on a Moving Platform
 R & J Gumaelius - Still on a Moving Platform

14" x 6" x 7" ceramic, wood and steel  

Winged Hat
 R & J Gumaelius - Winged Hat

13" x 9" x 5"  ceramic, wood and steel 

A Journal of Travels
 R & J Gumaelius - A  Journal of Travels

SOLD  17" x 9" x 6" ceramic, wood and steel 

Vested Owl
 R & J Gumaelius - Vested Owl

SOLD 16 1/2" x 8" x 8" ceramic, wood and steel  

Birdwalk
 R & J Gumaelius - Birdwalk

SOLD

Bird Head
 R & J Gumaelius - Bird Head

SOLD 24" x 9" x 10" ceramic and metal

The Welcome Committee
 R & J Gumaelius - The Welcome Committee

SOLD

Wise Head
 R & J Gumaelius - Wise Head

SOLD

 

 

 

Robin and John Gumaelius incorporate steel, ceramic and wood to create animated human and birdlike sculptures. Robin creates all the colorful ceramic surface imagery and complex decorative glazes, and then John takes over and adds the exquisite metal armatures that bring the sculptures to life. In a highly unusual working relationship, Robin and John combine their skills and imaginations together as an artistic team to build a singularly unusual world out of clay and metal.

John says that "we begin by pressing clay into a crow-shaped mold, then cut, bend and build to alter that shape. We paint the entire figure with under-glazes then carve back through to the white clay. Watching clay peel away and images appear satisfies us; it gives immediate pleasure."

Robin continues: "Radio stories, history books, biking adventures, gardening notes, neighbors spied, strangers watched in stores and parks and cars jangle together in our heads and come so freely to our fingers that when we see the pieces finished we are often delighted – as if we are not their creators; they just come to talk with us for a while and then leave again".
John and Robin Gumaelius live in a tree house John recently built for the couple and their four children. In this wooded environment, the couple works in a slow ongoing conversation with each other. Each piece records a bit of their story.

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