Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
Portobello
Edinburgh
EH15 2AS Telephone 07835 813689 & 0131 629 1121 Opening Hours

Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-5

Sunday 12-5

 

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Artist - Alex Johannsen

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I spent my formative years reading comics, lost in a world where anything was possible, and nothing
really tragic happened, or if it did, it could be easily ‘undone’….being flattened by a boulder was not a life threatening problem, just annoying!
My work i think is an extension of this idea, i create things that aren’t real, but can exist in my world.
That is the joy of art/ceramics…just about anything is possible.
I’ve been making the penguins for years, and they still make me chuckle, and i wouldn’t make them if they didn’t.
With the dogs i need to be able to believe that they could just get up and walk off. Everyone i create has to have its own identity. It’s not until the final firing when the eyes are glazed that i can see its ‘character’, that is the best bit.
When i get direct feedback from people who also ‘get it’, and really enjoy living them, that’s what makes this job really worthwhile.

Available Work

Dog Heads (each) - £110

Bulldog - £480

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