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Michael Klapthor

Michael Klapthor

"I have a strong interest in figurative work, specifically using physicality to convey thoughts and emotions.  This has been a common trend in much of my clay work throughout my artistic career.  Each sculpture becomes a character that tells a small piece of their story. 

In my current series, I'm using altered forms from the wheel as my sole building material to construct sculptures that have a 1950's science fiction aesthetic.  The rounded, even forms I can create on a potter's wheel lend themselves easily to recreating this look, and the metal-rich clay and stains I use add rusty, worn character to each piece.  The result for me is a studio full of robots and ray-guns that I hope will resonate with my audience about fun and nostalgia, but also thinking of new ways to employ traditional mediums."

  • $60
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Mug

    This robot mug is the perfect vessel for your morning jet fuel! It measures 5 x 5.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR123 if calling the gal...

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    $60
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Mug

    This robot mug is the perfect vessel for your morning jet fuel! It measures 5 x 5.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR121 if calling the gal...

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  • Sold
    $60
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Mug

    This robot mug is the perfect vessel for your morning jet fuel! It measures 5 x 5.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR119 if calling the gal...

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  • Sold
    $60
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Mug

    This robot mug is the perfect vessel for your morning jet fuel! It measures 5 x 5.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR118 if calling the gal...

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  • $60
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Mug

    This robot mug is the perfect vessel for your morning jet fuel! It measures 4.5 x 5.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR114 if calling the g...

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  • $60
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Mug

    This robot mug is the perfect vessel for your morning jet fuel! It measures 5 x 5.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR116 if calling the gal...

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  • $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Goblet

    This robot goblet adds so much fun and whimsy to any collection. It measures 5.75 x 4” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR111 if calling the ga...

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  • $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Goblet

    This robot goblet adds so much fun and whimsy to any collection. It measures 5.75 x 4” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR110 if calling the ga...

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  • $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Goblet

    This robot goblet adds so much fun and whimsy to any collection. It measures 5.75 x 4” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR109 if calling the ga...

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  • $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Goblet

    This robot goblet adds so much fun and whimsy to any collection. It measures 6 x 3.75” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR108 if calling the ga...

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  • $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Goblet

    This robot goblet adds so much fun and whimsy to any collection. It measures 6 x 4” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR107 if calling the galle...

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  • $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Goblet

    This robot goblet would add so much fun and whimsy to your collection. It measures  x 4” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR106 if calling the ...

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  • $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Goblet

    This robot goblet would add so much fun and whimsy to your collection. It measures 5.5 x 4.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR105 if callin...

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  • $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Robot Goblet

    This robot goblet would add so much fun and whimsy to your collection. It measures 5.5 x 3.5” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR104 if calling...

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  • $100
    Michael Klapthor

    UFO Lidded Bowl

    This whimsical UFO bowl brings lots of personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 7 x 7” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR103 ...

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    $100
    Michael Klapthor

    UFO Lidded Bowl

    This whimsical UFO bowl brings lots of personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 7 x 7” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR102 ...

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  • $100
    Michael Klapthor

    UFO Lidded Bowl

    This whimsical UFO bowl brings lots of personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 7 x 7” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR101 ...

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  • Sold
    $100
    Michael Klapthor

    UFO Lidded Bowl

    This whimsical UFO bowl brings lots of personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 7.5 x 7” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR10...

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  • $900
    Michael Klapthor

    Brawler Bot

    This whimsical robot is ready for a fight! It brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 16 x 15 x 10”. Reference MKR41 if ca...

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    $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Tumbler/Vase

    This whimsical robot can double as a tumbler or a small vase. It brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 6.25 x 3.25”. Ref...

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    $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Tumbler/Vase

    This whimsical robot can double as a tumbler or a small vase. It brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 6.25 x 3.25”. Ref...

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  • Sold
    $55
    Michael Klapthor

    Tumbler/Vase

    This whimsical robot can double as a tumbler or a small vase. It brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 6.25 x 3.25”. Ref...

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  • Sold
    $200
    Michael Klapthor

    KP-5, Dancing Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 10 x 8 x 7”. Reference MKR78 if calling the gallery to inquire.