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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."

  • $200
    Michael Klapthor

    YK-7, Dancing Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 9 x 7.5 x 5.5”. Reference MKR51 if calling the gallery to inq...

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    $150
    Michael Klapthor

    Yellow Rocket

    This whimsical rocket brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It can sit upright on a table, or it can easily be hung to create a rock...

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  • $200
    Michael Klapthor

    HY-8, Action Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 7.5 x 8 x 7”. Reference MKR75 if calling the gallery to inquire.

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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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  • $150
    Michael Klapthor

    Rocket Vase

    This rocket vase is perfect for a small bouquet of flowers and brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. IIt measures 14 x 6.5 x 5”. Ref...

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  • $150
    Michael Klapthor

    Rocket Vase

    This rocket vase is perfect for a small bouquet of flowers and brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 12.75 x 6.5 x 5”. R...

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  • $200
    Michael Klapthor

    NA-9, Little Brawler Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 9 x 6 x 6”. Reference MKR77 if calling the gallery to inquire.

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    $400
    Michael Klapthor

    Tin Man Robot

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 9.25 x 10 x 7”. Reference MKR81 if calling the gallery to inq...

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    Michael Klapthor

    KB-5, Dancing Droid

    This whimsical robot brings personality and light-hearted fun to a space. It measures 8 x 6 x 6.75”. Reference MKR53 if calling the gallery to inqu...

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