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INSPIRATION | July 12, 2022 | By Saxon Henry
Showrooms Open Daily
Though many of our customers think of visiting us when we’re open in High Point or when the regional markets are underway, we hope you won’t forget several of our showrooms open daily during the week that can become important design destinations. This includes Atlanta, Dallas, and New York; all three are featured on this dedicated page on our website. We’ll share the addresses, business hours, and contact information after this post in the event that you want to stop by. We’re illustrating the post with some of our most whimsical new offerings, many of them by emerging Chinese artist Yang Xiang Hong, shown in the image above creating the characters.
New Accessories in Daily Showrooms
These personable sculptures by Yang Xiang Hong are available in those of our showrooms open daily.
We chose the artisanal accessories because many of you who visit us often are eager to see the one-of-a-kind sculptures we have been selling in our showrooms, some by this brilliant ceramist, which are cash-and-carry. These new offerings are actually in our product line so they can be ordered in quantities. This includes Stan the Military Man, Bill the Doctor, Mark the School Teacher, and Joe the Sailor, all pictured in the image above. These characters were drawn from his memories of childhood. Made of porcelain, the face sculptures come to life with their off-white, brown, and red glazing.
Yang Xiang Hong also created these happy children, new in our summer lineup.
The expressive decorative accessories illustrate the inspiration the artist finds in the faces of people, as do the Happy Girl Child and Happy Boy Child above. Artist Yang received his ceramic training and education at the prestigious Jiangxi University. After he completed his Masters of Ceramics degree, he opened his art studio while continuing his connection with the University by lecturing to inspire the next generation of ceramic artists. Yang’s work has been exhibited and sold in China and around the world. In 2019, he was invited by South Korea to be an artist-in-residence at Dankook University in Seoul where he shared his knowledge of ceramic arts.
These poetic pieces were created by a community of artisans at the border of Burma and Thailand. They will be in our regular product lineup in our showrooms open daily and those only open during markets.
Another collection of new sculptural pieces includes the Playwright Vase, Paul Vase, Marthe Vase, Actor Vase, and Poet Medium and Large Vases shown above. These charming hand-thrown designs were inspired by drawings that artists like Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso would sketch when interesting profiles caught their attention in the famed cafes of Paris. Made of terracotta by the women at the border of Burma and Thailand, who create so many unique accessories and lamp bodies for us, the milky white and ivory vases are poetic designs.
New this summer are 1940s throw-backs, the Bernard Small and Medium vases.
Also new this summer are the Bernard Small and Medium Vases with their asymmetrical profiles that are reinterpretations of 1940s vases. This dynamic era in design is reflected in the curvature and placement of the handles, and the dark brown glazing that drips artistically from the tops. Made of terracotta, the brown and beige vases read as sculptures when there are no flowers blooming in them.
Thai artist Arjan Deng crafted these charming hoot owls, which will be available in our showrooms open daily and in those open only during markets.
Exemplifying whimsy with their pert profiles are the Medium and Large Hoot Owls above. These were created by Thai artist Arjan Deng, who is known for his one-of-a-kind ceramic statues of emotionally evocative characters that we offer in our showrooms. These are his interpretations of the wise animal, made of terracotta that is splattered with a reactive glaze to bring the sculptures a sizable dose of texture and character. Also by Arjan Deng, the Artistic Horse, below, is made of porcelain with brown and bronze glazes.
Thai artist Arjan Deng also crafted this adorable horse that is new in our summer offerings.
The Mongol Horse, below, was created by Chinese artist Yang Xiang Hong, a brilliant ceramist who is known for creating a lively menagerie of sculptures. This is his interpretation of the dynamic animal, made of terracotta that is splattered with a reactive blue glaze to bring the blue sculpture a sizable dose of texture and character.
Chinese artist Yang Xiang Hong interpreted this Mongol Horse, which will be available in our showrooms open daily and in those open only during markets.
Rounding out our new artisanal accessories are the Small and Medium Garlic Bulbs, which were inspired by Provençal pottery found in many of the small towns in the South of France. Made of terracotta, the ivory accessories have striations in their surfaces that are created when the glaze is scraped away to allow the natural color of the material to show through.
Showrooms Open Weekdays
The video above was filmed in our Atlanta showroom, which is one of our locales open weekdays. Located in AmericasMart, Building 1, Suite L3 at 240 Peachtree Street NW in the heart of downtown, the showroom is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The contact is Shephalli Jain, the showroom manager, who can be reached at 404-523-8282. The Dallas showroom, in the Dallas Market Center’s Interior Home + Design Center at Suite 1D228 is also open from 9 to 5 from Monday through Friday. The address is 2000 Stemmons Freeway, and Lori McCarver is the manager, who can be reached at 214-689-7066. Both Dallas and Atlanta offer complimentary valet parking for buyers. The New York showroom is in the New York Design Center in Suite 506 at 200 Lexington Avenue. It is also open from 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday. Sandra Duplessis is the manager. She can be reached at 212-213-4900. We hope you’ll stop by and see us in one or more of these showrooms open daily during the week.