R & J Gumaelius

 R & J Gumaelius - House Jest R & J Gumaelius - Twin Concerns R & J Gumaelius - Wingman R & J Gumaelius - Changing His Mind R & J Gumaelius - Regal R & J Gumaelius - A Family of Ideas R & J Gumaelius - This Bird can Fly R & J Gumaelius - Peaceful Pugilist R & J Gumaelius - Afloat on Choppy Water R & J Gumaelius - Playing the Goose R & J Gumaelius - Reasoning Over the Top R & J Gumaelius - Feeling for the Right Thing to Say R & J Gumaelius - Paper Plane Pilot R & J Gumaelius - Peck R & J Gumaelius - Small Contradiction R & J Gumaelius - Drama Queen R & J Gumaelius - King with Reasonable Request R & J Gumaelius - Bear Reason R & J Gumaelius - Many Words Were Exchanged R & J Gumaelius - Looking at Both Sides R & J Gumaelius - More Bark than Bite R & J Gumaelius - High Tea R & J Gumaelius - Feeding Wild Animals R & J Gumaelius - Would You Like to Try My Skates R & J Gumaelius - Head Flight R & J Gumaelius - Afternoon Performance R & J Gumaelius - A Precarious Balance R & J Gumaelius - Crown Once Removed R & J Gumaelius - Tea at the Floating Houses R & J Gumaelius - Welcome House Guests R & J Gumaelius - Impossible Task R & J Gumaelius - Storm Oracles R & J Gumaelius - Juggling with Danger in the Background R & J Gumaelius - Meeting on Solid Ground, Headed for Shore R & J Gumaelius - Willing to Share, A Halo of Birds R & J Gumaelius - Traveling with a White Rabbit R & J Gumaelius - He Changes His Mind, A Hat for All Occasions R & J Gumaelius - Balancing Act in Two Parts 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 R & J Gumaelius - Horseman with a Mona Lisa Smile R & J Gumaelius - Playing for the King R & J Gumaelius - Musings of a Forest King R & J Gumaelius - Amazed by His Own Magic R & J Gumaelius - Sharing a Small Boat R & J Gumaelius - Imagining with the Eye of an Astronomer R & J Gumaelius - Teatime Dance R & J Gumaelius - It R & J Gumaelius - A Hat for Abundant Times R & J Gumaelius - Power Hat Caged, Changing the Balances R & J Gumaelius - Providing a Flexible Landing Place R & J Gumaelius - Waiting for the Winged Hat to Take Flight R & J Gumaelius - Mr. Owl R & J Gumaelius - Dancing Tricyclist R & J Gumaelius - We Ride to Peace and Quiet R & J Gumaelius - Performance Rider Saddling His Vision R & J Gumaelius - Domestic Flight R & J Gumaelius - Spotting the Cart Wheeling Donkey R & J Gumaelius - All the Signs are Right 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 - Jimbo 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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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

Wingman
 R & J Gumaelius - Wingman

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

Changing His Mind
 R & J Gumaelius - Changing His Mind

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

Regal
 R & J Gumaelius - Regal

SOLD 7 1/4 x 3 x 3 ceramic and metal

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

This Bird can Fly
 R & J Gumaelius - This Bird can Fly

SOLD 6 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/8 ceramic and metal

Peaceful Pugilist
 R & J Gumaelius - Peaceful Pugilist

SOLD 19 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 6 1/2 ceramic, metal and wood

Afloat on Choppy Water
 R & J Gumaelius - Afloat on Choppy Water

14 x 10 x 3 ceramic, metal and wood SOLD

Playing the Goose
 R & J Gumaelius - Playing the Goose

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

Reasoning Over the Top
 R & J Gumaelius - Reasoning Over the Top

SOLD 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 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

Paper Plane Pilot
 R & J Gumaelius - Paper Plane Pilot

10 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 ceramic, metal and  wood

Peck
 R & J Gumaelius - Peck

SOLD 5 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/2 ceramic and wood

Small Contradiction
 R & J Gumaelius - Small Contradiction

SOLD 10 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 Ceramic and metal

Drama Queen
 R & J Gumaelius - Drama Queen

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

King with Reasonable Request
 R & J Gumaelius - King with Reasonable Request

28 3/8 x 10 1/8 x 8 metal ceramic and wood SOLD

Bear Reason
 R & J Gumaelius - Bear Reason

SOLD 9 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 ceramic metal

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

More Bark than Bite
 R & J Gumaelius - More Bark than Bite

SOLD 33" x 9" x 6" ceramic, metal and wood

High Tea
 R & J Gumaelius - High Tea

27" x 9" x 7" ceramic 

Feeding Wild Animals
 R & J Gumaelius - Feeding Wild Animals

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

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

Head Flight
 R & J Gumaelius - Head Flight

SOLD 22" x 12" x 9" ceramic and metal

Afternoon Performance
 R & J Gumaelius - Afternoon Performance

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

A Precarious Balance
 R & J Gumaelius - A Precarious Balance

 SOLD  11" x 7" x 9" ceramic, metal, wood

Crown Once Removed
 R & J Gumaelius - Crown Once Removed

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

Tea at the Floating Houses
 R & J Gumaelius - Tea at the Floating Houses

SOLD 17" x 13" x 5 1/2"  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

Storm Oracles
 R & J Gumaelius - Storm Oracles

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

Juggling with Danger in the Background
 R & J Gumaelius - Juggling with Danger in the Background

17" x 6 1/2" ceramic, metal, wood SOLD

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

Traveling with a White Rabbit
 R & J Gumaelius - Traveling with a White Rabbit

SOLD 10 1/2" x 6" x 6" 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

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

SOLD 16 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 8"  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

Horseman with a Mona Lisa Smile
 R & J Gumaelius - Horseman with a Mona Lisa Smile

SOLD 21 1/2" x 7 1/2"  ceramic, metal

Playing for the King
 R & J Gumaelius - Playing for the King

SOLD 17" x 4" x 6" ceramic, metal and wood

Musings of a Forest King
 R & J Gumaelius - Musings of a Forest King

SOLD 15" x 7 1/2" x 5" ceramic, metal, wood

Amazed by His Own Magic
 R & J Gumaelius - Amazed by His Own Magic

SOLD 15" x 7" x 6" ceramic, metal and wood

Sharing a Small Boat
 R & J Gumaelius - Sharing a Small Boat

SOLD 21 1/2" x 12" x 9" ceramic, metal, wood

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

Teatime Dance
 R & J Gumaelius - Teatime Dance

SOLD 15 1/4" x 6 1/2" x 6" ceramic, metal, wood

It's Your Move
 R & J Gumaelius - It

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

A Hat for Abundant Times
 R & J Gumaelius - A Hat for Abundant Times

SOLD  12 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" ceramic, metal, wood

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

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

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

SOLD 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

Mr. Owl
 R & J Gumaelius - Mr. Owl

SOLD 8 1/2" x 3" x 3" ceramic, metal

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

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

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

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

All the Signs are Right
 R & J Gumaelius - All the Signs are Right

SOLD 18" x 8" x 5"  ceramic, metal, wood

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 

Jimbo
 R & J Gumaelius - Jimbo

6 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 4 5/8 ceramic and metal

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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