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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."

  • $150
    Michael Klapthor

    Rocket

    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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    $150
    Michael Klapthor

    Rocket

    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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  • $150
    Michael Klapthor

    Rocket

    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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  • $200
    Michael Klapthor

    SpeederBot

    Got a need for speed? So does this robot! This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. This piece measures 5.5 x 7.25 ...

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  • $200
    Michael Klapthor

    SpeederBot

    Got a need for speed? So does this robot! This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. This piece measures 6.5 x 7 x 1...

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  • $400
    Michael Klapthor

    SkeleNaut

    Sure this robot could be a bit more fleshed out, but you have to admit its got some great bones. This whimsical robot brings personality and light-...

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  • $300
    Michael Klapthor

    BrainBot

    If knowledge is power than this must be the robots' supreme leader. This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. This ...

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  • $200
    Michael Klapthor

    Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. This piece measures 8.5 x 5.5 x 6" and is made of stoneware. Please refer...

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  • $200
    Michael Klapthor

    Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. This piece measures 9.5 x 6.25 x 3.5" and is made of stoneware. Please re...

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  • $200
    Michael Klapthor

    Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. This piece measures 10 x 6 x 4" and is made of stoneware. Please referenc...

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    $200
    Michael Klapthor

    Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 8.75 x 6.25 x 8.5”. Reference MKR189 if calling the gallery t...

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  • $200
    Michael Klapthor

    Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 7 x 6.5 x 6.5”. Reference MKR187 if calling the gallery to in...

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  • $75
    Michael Klapthor

    Grow-Bot Planter

    This little robot planter is the perfect size for a succulent or other small plant. There is a drainage hole in the bottom. It measures 5.5 x 4". P...

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  • $75
    Michael Klapthor

    Grow-Bot Planter

    This little robot planter is the perfect size for a succulent or other small plant. There is a drainage hole in the bottom. It measures 5.5 x 4". P...

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  • $75
    Michael Klapthor

    Grow-Bot Planter

    This little robot planter is the perfect size for a succulent or other small plant. There is a drainage hole in the bottom. It measures 5.5 x 4". P...

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  • $75
    Michael Klapthor

    Grow-Bot Planter

    This little robot planter is the perfect size for a succulent or other small plant. There is a drainage hole in the bottom. It measures 5.5 x 4". P...

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  • $75
    Michael Klapthor

    Grow-Bot Planter

    This little robot planter is the perfect size for a succulent or other small plant. There is a drainage hole in the bottom. It measures 5.5 x 4". P...

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  • $75
    Michael Klapthor

    Grow-Bot Planter

    This little robot planter is the perfect size for a succulent or other small plant. There is a drainage hole in the bottom. It measures 5.5 x 4". P...

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