Baby Giraffe Ceramic Sculpture

Last Friday, I had a gallery opening for one of my latest sculptural ceramic creations, a baby giraffe. Coincidentally, people thought it was April the baby giraffe just born at The Animal Adventure Park!

I am sharing a video I shot while I created the giraffe to show the process involved in creating a ceramic sculpture. In this particular case, I had some technical difficulties and I share how I was able to fix those problems. At one point, I seriously considered tossing the giraffe in the trash! Well, I hope you enjoy watching the video. If you are in the area or for inquiries, visit or contact Art on Park Gallery. The giraffe will be on display until May 19th.

“Oppartunitites” Art Show at Boca Raton Community Center

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A couple of my ceramic sculptures will be on display during the “Oppartunities” show at the Boca Raton Community Center from April 19th -May 2nd. This is another art in public places exhibit organized by WITVA. If you are in the area, stop by and take a look at the wonderful art work.

Boca Raton Community Center
Reception: Wednesday, April 19th
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Mystical Creatures Series

I haven’t posted in a while. Mainly because life happened. Kids were sick (pneumonia sick!) – then husband was sick, and finally I was sick! Now we are all better and I have been able to emerge from this Winter with new ideas that are sprouting as Spring approaches.

This new series, Mystical Creatures was born from a deep belief in a connection between our human condition with our spiritual self. Each creature manifests this spiritual connection in a different manner just as each individual’s spiritual journey is different. It is up to the viewer to deepen and personalize the interpretation of this work.

 

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I am particularly interested in the connection we have with animals and nature, so each figure takes on some wild animal characteristics. The colors are earthy. The textures are quite organic while the markings are geometric as a reminder to the viewer that these creatures are not of this world. Just as we have energy running through our bodies, these creatures have energy currents represented in the markings and Swarovski crystals.

 

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The series will encompass 6 or 7 larger figures similar to the ones shown here, and it will also have some smaller head busts. All figures unless noted, will be available at Artisans on the Avenue.

I post pictures of most of my work as I go along, on Instagram, so follow me there.

Artists in Florida / Galleria Gilda Holiday Art Sale / Shop Local

Shop Local at Galleria Gilda

A few of my sculptures are part of a special shop local event at Galleria Gilda starting December 14 through 16, 4PM to 7 PM each day. Visitors can enjoy some light refreshments while shopping for wonderful gifts from local artists.

Shop Local

Find unique gifts for this holiday season and support your local artists.

Galleria Gilda
2211 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460

Women in the Visual Arts : The Artful Spirit

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I am pleased to be participating in this juried exhibition sponsored by the Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  Two of my smaller figurative figures are at the exhibit. WITVA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. It was founded in 1989, aiming to promote public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities.

 

Armory Art Center
October 22 – November 28, 2016
Reception/Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 21, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Montgomery Hall

 

Find Edrian Thomidis at Datchstober Fest

Dachshund  art sculpture.

Dachshund  art sculpture in the whimsical style of artist Edrian Thomidis. Original and unique gift idea.

Datchshund Art at Datchstober Fest

Yes! I will be one of the vendors at Dachstober Fest. I have created some special Dachshund art for this event. You’ll find both ceramic sculptures and original mixed media paintings, as well as, prints at my booth. As usual, there will be will be a Donation race, and a costume contest with prizes. Costume contest will have winners for the following categories: Most original, Hot dogs R US, Owner-Pet, Funniest, Most HalloWIENie

The event is on Sunday October 23rd from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

5% of all sales will be donated to the Datchund Rescue of South Florida

Location: N Clematis St and S Narcissus Ave, West Palm Beach FL

For updates, follow the event on Facebook.

Personalized Sculpture – Order Your Own On My Site!

Newborn Baby Ceramic Sculpture Commission - Custom Sculpture

Completed personalized sculpture of newborn – Ceramic sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

I was brainstorming with some friends about offering personalized sculptures or custom commissions and streamlining the ordering process so that anyone in the U.S. could place an order. The solution I came up with, was to add a Woocommerce plugin to my site to take orders with a deposit. After spending countless hours working out the details like setting up PayPal payments seamlessly, the online ordering system is ready.

I hope you feel confident not only in the product and quality of each commission (I’m very passionate about providing only the best work!), but also confident about the simple online order process.

 

Personalized Sculpture. Custom Portrait Sculpture.

Personalized Sculpture Sample

I am starting with one line of commissions which are customized baby sculptures and I am offering them in small and medium sizes. Since custom orders are a collaborative effort, I am giving you some creative input. You decide how to embellish the custom portrait sculpture to make it really truly unique to you. The sculptures are perfect as a special way to commemorate the birth of a child.

I will be adding pet / dog portrait sculptures in the near future.

Custom Sculpture. Custom Portrait. Personalized Sculpture.

In the mean time, look around and if you are not ready to order, feel free to share with your friends, loved ones and anyone you know.

As a last thing, sign up to the mailing list. I plan to send out updates and promotions a few times a year.



Thank you,

Edrian Thomidis