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My name is Kordula Coleman and I am a figurative ceramic sculptor. I live and work in Northeast Minneapolis. After immigrating to the US in 2000 from Cologne, Germany, I rekindled my love for sculpting with clay.
I started sculpting at an early age and am a ceramic journeyman. My biggest challenge and achievement can be seen in the taproom of the local Hispanic brewery La Doña Cerveceria – my piece ‘La Doña’. It is a large, almost life size Day of the Dead sculpture, permanently installed since 2018.

Communicating my thoughts and emotions through my art is really important to me. I want to reach out to viewers through my art, and highlight our shared humanity. My goal is to create art that viewers can connect with in a direct, intuitive way. To accomplish that is one of my greatest rewards.

The pieces you see in my online Art-A-Whirl Shop are part of a series that I started this January – it is a reaction to how I have perceived the last 4 years and especially 2020 so far – tumultuous, heartbreaking, but also filled with unexpected beauty and hope at times. The pieces in this series are meant to express those mixed experiences.
The weathered, dark tones of the faces express the emotional toll and hardship of our times. the objects on top of the busts ‘ heads are painted in bright, cheerful colors. By adding this iconic, uplifting imagery, I want to express my own need to find time every day to focus on inspiring and comforting subjects. I also want to inspire the viewer to find or remember their own mantras, rituals or images that bring them calm and optimism.
The small children’s head wallpieces are an extension of this series – an homage to the young children of this time that are coping with a pandemic and a lockdown, while trying to feel safe and just be kids.

All the pieces in this series have been pit fired in our backyard, which gives them their earthy, weathered surface. It is an important element of the series, since the lockdown meant that I couldn’t do glaze firings at my regular place, Continental Clay. So what was born out of necessity added a distinctive, unique look to these pieces that in itself expresses the situation.

I hope you’ll enjoy looking at my art!
Happy Online Art-A-Whirl 2020!

Kordula

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Independent

3414 Buchanan St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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kordulavelvet@gmail.com

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Call 612-414-9265

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Escapism

My ‘escapism’ series is a reaction to my experience of the last 4 years and especially 2020 so far – tumultuous, heartbreaking, but also full of unexpected beauty. The series expresses my need to find time every day to focus on inspiring and comforting thoughts or imagery. It is also meant to help the viewer find or remember their own mantras, rituals or images that bring them calm and optimism.

In Rainbows

‘In Rainbows’. Pit-fired clay, acrylic paint, wire, gold leaf. 13″ x 5.5″ x 4.5″

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Super Hero

‘Super Hero’. Pit-fired clay, acrylic paint, wire, gold leaf. 14.5″ x 5.5″ x 5″

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Tomorrow will be better.

‘Tomorrow will be better’. Pit-fired clay, acrylic paint. 9.5″ x 5.5″ x 5″

 

 

 

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Resilience

My ‘Resilience’ series is an homage to the young children of this time that are coping with the effects of a pandemic lockdown, while trying to feel safe and just be kids.

Spunk

‘Spunk’. Pit-fired clay, acrylic paint. 4.5″ x 2.75″ x 2″

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Dreamer

‘Dreamer’. Pit-fired clay, acrylic paint. 4.25″ x 3.75″ x 2.25″

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Royalty

‘Royalty’. Pit-fired clay, acrylic paint, gold leaf. 4.5″ x 3 x 1.75″

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Mood

‘Mood’. Pit-fired clay, acrylic paint. 4″ x 3.75″ x 1.5″

 

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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