R & J Gumaelius

 R & J Gumaelius - Juggling Behind His Back R & J Gumaelius - Balancing Act in Two Parts R & J Gumaelius - All for a Lick of a Lollipop R & J Gumaelius - Performance Rider Saddling His Vision R & J Gumaelius - It R & J Gumaelius - A Tight Squeeze R & J Gumaelius - Imagining with the Eye of an Astronomer R & J Gumaelius - He Changes His Mind, A Hat for All Occasions R & J Gumaelius - Power Hat Caged, Changing the Balances R & J Gumaelius - Back to Back Conversation R & J Gumaelius - Providing a Flexible Landing Place R & J Gumaelius - Waiting for the Winged Hat to Take Flight R & J Gumaelius - Dancing Tricyclist R & J Gumaelius - We Ride to Peace and Quiet R & J Gumaelius - Domestic Flight R & J Gumaelius - Spotting the Cart Wheeling Donkey R & J Gumaelius - He Holds the Dishes Stacked for Her R & J Gumaelius - These Thoughts Leave Wisdom R & J Gumaelius - Wisdom of Courage and Peace R & J Gumaelius - Wisdom of Courage and Joy 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 - Majestic Thoughts with an Open Heart R & J Gumaelius - Birds Tell Him Where to Go R & J Gumaelius - A Slight Breeze R & J Gumaelius - Not Much Without You Here, Just a Kangaroo Balanci 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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Juggling Behind His Back
 R & J Gumaelius - Juggling Behind His Back

21 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 9  ceramic metal wood

Balancing Act in Two Parts
 R & J Gumaelius - Balancing Act in Two Parts

16 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 8"  ceramic wood metal

All for a Lick of a Lollipop
 R & J Gumaelius - All for a Lick of a Lollipop

24" x 14" x 3" ceramic metal wood

Performance Rider Saddling His Vision
 R & J Gumaelius - Performance Rider Saddling His Vision

SOLD 15" x 6" x 11" ceramic metal wood

It's Your Move
 R & J Gumaelius - It

SOLD 10 1/2" x 4" x 6" ceramic wood metal

A Tight Squeeze
 R & J Gumaelius - A Tight Squeeze

20" x 7" x 4 1/2" ceramic wood metal

Imagining with the Eye of an Astronomer
 R & J Gumaelius - Imagining with the Eye of an Astronomer

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

He Changes His Mind, A Hat for All Occasions
 R & J Gumaelius - He Changes His Mind, A Hat for All Occasions

9 1/4" x 7 3/4" x 6  ceramic wood metal

Power Hat Caged, Changing the Balances
 R & J Gumaelius - Power Hat Caged, Changing the Balances

SOLD 28" x 7" x 14" ceramic wood metal

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

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

Providing a Flexible Landing Place
 R & J Gumaelius - Providing a Flexible Landing Place

44" x 14" x 8" ceramic and steel

Waiting for the Winged Hat to Take Flight
 R & J Gumaelius - Waiting for the Winged Hat to Take Flight

SOLD 9" x 8"  x 6" ceramic, wood and steel

Dancing Tricyclist
 R & J Gumaelius - Dancing Tricyclist

SOLD

We Ride to Peace and Quiet
 R & J Gumaelius - We Ride to Peace and Quiet

SOLD  40" x 9" x 9" ceramic and steel

Domestic Flight
 R & J Gumaelius - Domestic Flight

SOLD 24" x 16" x 5" ceramic, wood and steel

Spotting the Cart Wheeling Donkey
 R & J Gumaelius - Spotting the Cart Wheeling Donkey

 SOLD 12" x 11" x 7" ceramic and steel

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

These Thoughts Leave Wisdom
 R & J Gumaelius - These Thoughts Leave Wisdom

36" x 7" x 6" ceramic and steel

Wisdom of Courage and Peace
 R & J Gumaelius - Wisdom of Courage and Peace

70" x 16" x 12" ceramic

Wisdom of Courage and Joy
 R & J Gumaelius - Wisdom of Courage and Joy

67" x 18" x 15" ceramic

Wisdom and Wonderful
 R & J Gumaelius - Wisdom and Wonderful

59" x 13" x 11" ceramic

Skimming the Surface
 R & J Gumaelius - Skimming the Surface

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Majestic Thoughts with an Open Heart
 R & J Gumaelius - Majestic Thoughts with an Open Heart

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

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

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

A Slight Breeze
 R & J Gumaelius - A Slight Breeze

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

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

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

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

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

Winged Hat
 R & J Gumaelius - Winged Hat

SOLD  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.

 

Paul Scott Gallery  -  7103 East Main Street  -  Scottsdale, AZ 85251  -  480-596-9533  -  Mon-Sat 11 am-5:30pm