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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."

  • Sold
    $150
    Michael Klapthor

    Rocket Sculpture

    This fun rocket sculpture brings excitement and whimsy to any space. It can be displayed by standing it on its legs or hung from the ceiling with t...

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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 5.75 x 3.5” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR128 if calling t...

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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 5.75 x 3.5” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR127 if calling t...

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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 5.75 x 3.5” and is made of stoneware. Reference MKR125 if calling t...

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