R & J Gumaelius

 R & J Gumaelius - Bird Totem R & J Gumaelius - Moving Two Doors Down R & J Gumaelius - Floating Juggler R & J Gumaelius - Robin Red Breast R & J Gumaelius - Happy Hat R & J Gumaelius - My Checkered Vest R & J Gumaelius - Staying Close to Home  R & J Gumaelius - Another Catbird R & J Gumaelius - If Only I Could Fly R & J Gumaelius - Mr. Whiskers R & J Gumaelius - Dreams of Blue Horse Peace R & J Gumaelius - Speaking of Amour R & J Gumaelius - A Family of Ideas R & J Gumaelius - House Jest R & J Gumaelius - Feeling for the Right Thing to Say R & J Gumaelius - Welcome House Guests R & J Gumaelius - Impossible Task R & J Gumaelius - Willing to Share, A Halo of Birds R & J Gumaelius - He Changes His Mind, A Hat for All Occasions R & J Gumaelius - These Thoughts Leave Wisdom
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Bird Totem
 R & J Gumaelius - Bird Totem

38" x 8" x 10"  reclaimed red cedar barnwood and metal

Moving Two Doors Down
 R & J Gumaelius - Moving Two Doors Down

14" x 13" x 9"  ceramic and metal

Floating Juggler
 R & J Gumaelius - Floating Juggler

16" x 7" x 8"  ceramic and metal

Robin Red Breast
 R & J Gumaelius - Robin Red Breast

9 1/2" x 3" x 2" ceramic and metal

Happy Hat
 R & J Gumaelius - Happy Hat

8" x 3" x 3"  ceramic and metal

My Checkered Vest
 R & J Gumaelius - My Checkered Vest

6 1/2" x 3" x 7"  ceramic and metal

Staying Close to Home
 R & J Gumaelius - Staying Close to Home

15 1/2 x 5 x 8   Ceramic, Metal and Wood

Another Catbird
 R & J Gumaelius - Another Catbird

9 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2   Ceramic and Metal

If Only I Could Fly
 R & J Gumaelius - If Only I Could Fly

7 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4   Ceramic and Metal

Mr. Whiskers
 R & J Gumaelius - Mr. Whiskers

6 x 2 1/2 x 3   Ceramic and Metal

Dreams of Blue Horse Peace
 R & J Gumaelius - Dreams of Blue Horse Peace

17" x 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"  ceramic

Speaking of Amour
 R & J Gumaelius - Speaking of Amour

16" x 5" x 2 3/4" ceramic

A Family of Ideas
 R & J Gumaelius - A Family of Ideas

11 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 ceramic, metal and wood

House Jest
 R & J Gumaelius - House Jest

21 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 metal, ceramic and wood

Feeling for the Right Thing to Say
 R & J Gumaelius - Feeling for the Right Thing to Say

13 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 4 3/4 ceramic metal and wood

Welcome House Guests
 R & J Gumaelius - Welcome House Guests

13" x 8" x 6"  ceramic, metal and wood

Impossible Task
 R & J Gumaelius - Impossible Task

15" x 7 1/2" x 6" ceramic, metal and wood

Willing to Share, A Halo of Birds
 R & J Gumaelius - Willing to Share, A Halo of Birds

16" x 7" x 7" ceramic, metal, wood

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

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

36" x 7" x 6" ceramic and steel

Wingman
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SOLD 5 1/4 x 2 3/" x 3 ceramic and metal

Fox Bird
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SOLD 40" x 9" x 8" reclaimed barn wood and metal

And I Wonder Why I Itch
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SOLD 10 x 5 x 5 1/2   Ceramic and Metal

Changing His Mind
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SOLD 11 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 ceramic, metal and wood

Twin Concerns
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SOLD 15 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 ceramic, metal and wood

Playing the Goose
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SOLD 11 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 ceramic metal and wood

King with Reasonable Request
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28 3/8 x 10 1/8 x 8 metal ceramic and wood SOLD

I'm Bigger Than I Look
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Sold 4 x 2 x 2 1/2   Ceramic and Metal

Drama Queen
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SOLD 7 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 3 7/8 ceramic and metal

Bear Reason
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SOLD 9 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 ceramic metal

I Wish I Had Feathers
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SOLD 8 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 3   Ceramic and Metal

More Bark Than Bite
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SOLD 33" x 9" x 6" ceramic, metal and wood

Would You Like to Try My Skates
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SOLD 41" x 11" x 8" ceramic, wood and metal

Where's My Chair
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SOLD 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4   Ceramic and Metal

Feeding Wild Animals
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SOLD 18" x 7" x 6 1/2"  ceramic, metal and wood 

Afternoon Performance
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SOLD 18" x 11" x 6"  ceramic, metal and wood

Crown Once Removed
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SOLD 29 1/2" x 8" x 5"  ceramic, metal and wood

My Favorite Dress
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Sold 11 1/2" x 3 1/4" x 2 1/4"  ceramic

Juggling With Danger in the Background
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17" x 6 1/2" ceramic, metal, wood SOLD

Meeting on Solid Ground, Headed for Shore
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SOLD 17" x 10" x 6" ceramic, metal, wood

Musings of a Forest King
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SOLD 15" x 7 1/2" x 5" ceramic, metal, wood

A Hat for Abundant Times
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SOLD  12 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" ceramic, metal, wood

Regal
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SOLD 7 1/4 x 3 x 3 ceramic and metal

Many Words Were Exchanged
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SOLD 14 x 8 3/4 x 4 3/4 Ceramic and Metal

Afloat on Choppy Water
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14 x 10 x 3 ceramic, metal and wood SOLD

Looking at Both Sides
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SOLD 17 3/4 x 7 x 5 5/8 Ceramic and Metal

Wisdom of Courage and Joy
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SOLD 67" x 18" x 15" ceramic

Storm Oracles
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SOLD 22" x 7" x 6" ceramic, metal and wood

Hand Tricks and Moon Magic
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SOLD 18" x 6" 1/2 x 5" 1/2 Metal Ceramic and Wood 

Black Dog Wall Doll
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SOLD 11" x 3" Ceramic, Metal and Wood

Wisdom of Courage and Peace
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SOLD 70" x 16" x 12" ceramic

Where's My Chair
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SOLD 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4   Ceramic and Metal

Mini Wall Doll
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SOLD 6 x 2" 1/2 x 1" Metal and Ceramic 

 

 

 

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