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This Artist Carves Pottery And Reveals Unexpected Layers Of Colors Underneath

Even though pottery, one of the oldest human inventions, has been around for thousands of years, there still are artisans who never cease to amaze us with their creations. One of those people is Washington-based artist, Sean Forest Roberts. He effectively uses his background in chemistry and four years in science labs to experiment and develop intricate porcelain forms and patterns. One of his best-known practices is carving multi-layered ceramics to create intricate and colorful designs. Clearly, it’s not just Robert’s hobby. He is a full-time ceramicist who, alongside his partner Valeri Aleksandrov, runs the ceramic business called Forest Ceramic Company. “While I own the business, we are a team in marketing, and we have developed some of the processes together over the last five years,” Roberts told Bored Panda.

The 29-years-old artist says that his passion for pottery was born in high school, where he tried the craft for the first time. “I am often asked about my art background, and I inevitably tell my story about studying chemistry at Carleton College, with my serious hobby of ceramics, which started in High School with a love of throwing pottery on the wheel. I think it’s a fun fact that I have never taken an art class other than ceramics, and my formal education in ceramics was very minimal. My ceramic knowledge is self-taught, and I am most interested in exploring processes that are not common knowledge. I continue to learn every day through my experimentation.” While the artist has been doing ceramics for 15 years, for the last 7 years he’s working on colored porcelain. 

On his Instagram account which has 359k fans, Roberts often demonstrates not only the finished products but also the whole ceramic-making process. Through the captivating videos, the artist demonstrates the surprisingly satisfying process of carving pottery. The carvings reveal a mixture of different colors and vary in shapes and sizes. “The process I use is called slipcasting. The first step is to create a prototype form on the wheel, then create a plaster mold of that form. Once the plaster mold has been made, it can be “cast” a couple of times in one day, using slip—liquefied clay—to recreate the original prototype form. After casting there are 10-12 steps to undergo for each piece, and it takes about a week to have the final product out of final glaze firing,” Roberts explains. 

When asked where he seeks inspiration, the ceramicist said: “My studio is half laboratory and half playground. The majority of my inspiration comes from nature and chemistry. I bring my experimental mindset to the studio, and my work is constantly changing as I explore new techniques and materials. I thrive most when I am trying something new, and learning through the process.”

Scroll below for some of his best works and don’t forget to visit his Instagram page to see his pottery-making in action!

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Hard 2 Guess1 month ago

Wow… this is so mesmerizing. Love the colors. Really good work here.12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

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Night Owl1 month ago(edited)

I want this one! The colors are just…wow11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

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Sterrinatu1 month ago

These are stunning!7ReplyView more comments#4 

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Marlene Ricker1 month ago

OMG I love this one. This is my favourite so far!5ReplyView more comments

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Cra-Z cat lady1 month ago

I muSt say this is my favorite so far.4ReplyView more comments#6 

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Bea Ward1 month ago

Beautiful!5ReplyView more comments#7 

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Full Name1 month ago

This is perfect for when you want to enjoy a steaming hot cup of lava.13ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

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Kayli Boring1 month ago

LOOK AT THE DOGGO!!12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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Kayli Boring1 month ago

the one on the left is trippy10ReplyView more comments#10 

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Zdyp1 month ago

even the bottom2ReplyView more comments#11 

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AQUINNAH POLOZOLA1 month ago

george from peppa pig be like: dinosaur grrrrr9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

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Marlene Ricker1 month ago

A great job recreating the landscape.6ReplyView more comments#13 

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Marlene Ricker1 month ago

This is amazing. The colors and the designs really appeal to me. This is my new favorite!5ReplyView more comments#14 

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NanZ1 month ago

Mine! I love this one and am calling dibs on it!2ReplyView more comments#15 

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R L1 month ago

Love these.4ReplyView more comments#16 

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife1 month ago

Quite lovely- makes me think of the solar system.7ReplyView more comments#17 

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NanZ1 month ago

I love the blues and the design.4ReplyView more comments#18 

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boredpanDaman1 month ago

my fav!3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

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Kayli Boring1 month ago

it looks like its glowing8ReplyView more comments#20 

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Marlene Ricker1 month ago

The colours in the are amazing5ReplyView more comments#21 

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TrueRavenclaw1 month ago

Simple- I like this one2ReplyView more comments#22 

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Kim Bush1 month ago

Created an emotional reaction…. well done.2ReplyView more comments#23 

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Ila Smith1 month ago

Just beautiful…1ReplyView more comments#24 

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Blobbert1 month ago

Now the doggo is running!1Reply#26 

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Kayli Boring1 month ago

love it1Reply#27 

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Teri Campisi1 month ago

I like that they are mostly 3D! They are beautiful! Do they sell them? Where?2Reply#28 

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Marlene Ricker1 month ago

Very pretty.2Reply#29 

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NanZ1 month ago

I love these too!1Reply#30 

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R L1 month ago

Reminds me of hot lava.2ReplyView more comments

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Interior inspired by Jungle

Nature is a big inspiration for interior designers. Its patterns, prints and colors bring something beautiful into each home, they provide warmth and reunite people with nature. That is why designers love playing with natural colors and patterns and such trend that marked 2016 is still on top of the design lists. Jungle prints, with various animal patterns and colors is something that you should always opt for in your home if you like earthy undertones and calming atmosphere. So why not try this trend this year as well?

Introduce Plants

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Clash of Exotic Colors

This trend brings a lot of bold, vibrant colors and various patterns with plenty of mixing of the different materials and fabrics. The colors that dominate are orange, purple and greens mixed with materials such as bamboo and wood in order to bring nature inside. Opt for heavy and dark furniture that make a great foundation for all the vibrant colors that you can incorporate through throw pillows, carpets and different seating. Also, decorating your walls with fabrics, setting up interesting paneled silk screens and various bold lanterns will bring the spirits of the wilderness into your home and make it more dynamic and homey.

Bring Rattan Back

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Go Monochromatic

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Animal Print Artwork

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11 Designer and Client Differences That Explain Why They Never Understand Each Other

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While one of them wants bigger, bolder, and brighter, the other one is fascinated with minimalistic forms, pastel colors and subtle designs. While one of them believes photoshop is magic, the other one knows it’s draining work that requires hours of focus. And, of course, the differences don’t end there. To illustrate the designers’ point of view on this common occurrence ‘Trust Me, I’m A “Designer”‘ used an amusing animation that a lot of creators can relate to.

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But before getting busy with rollers and brushes, it’s important to give some serious thought to colour, lest you wind up with walls that date as soon as they dry (think: ’70s mustard or ’80s salmon tones).  

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