R & J Gumaelius

 R & J Gumaelius - House Jest R & J Gumaelius - Twin Concerns R & J Gumaelius - A Family of Ideas R & J Gumaelius - Feeling for the Right Thing to Say R & J Gumaelius - Many Words Were Exchanged R & J Gumaelius - Looking at Both Sides R & J Gumaelius - Would You Like to Try My Skates R & J Gumaelius - Welcome House Guests R & J Gumaelius - Impossible Task R & J Gumaelius - Storm Oracles R & J Gumaelius - Meeting on Solid Ground, Headed for Shore 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 - Wisdom of Courage and Peace R & J Gumaelius - These Thoughts Leave Wisdom R & J Gumaelius - All for a Lick of a Lollipop R & J Gumaelius - Wisdom of Courage and Joy
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House Jest
 R & J Gumaelius - House Jest

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

Twin Concerns
 R & J Gumaelius - Twin Concerns

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

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

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

Many Words Were Exchanged
 R & J Gumaelius - Many Words Were Exchanged

14 x 8 3/4 x 4 3/4 Ceramic and Metal

Looking at Both Sides
 R & J Gumaelius - Looking at Both Sides

17 3/4 x 7 x 5 5/8 Ceramic and Metal

Would You Like to Try My Skates
 R & J Gumaelius - Would You Like to Try My Skates

41" x 11" x 8" ceramic, wood and metal

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

Storm Oracles
 R & J Gumaelius - Storm Oracles

22" x 7" x 6" ceramic, metal and wood

Meeting on Solid Ground, Headed for Shore
 R & J Gumaelius - Meeting on Solid Ground, Headed for Shore

17" x 10" x 6" ceramic, metal, 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

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

70" x 16" x 12" ceramic

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

36" x 7" x 6" ceramic and steel

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

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

67" x 18" x 15" ceramic

Wingman
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SOLD 5 1/4 x 2 3/" x 3 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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