Noi Volkov - Decorative Teapot Edgar Degas
Press-molded and Hand-sculpted Earthenware, Hand-painted with Glazes, Oxides and Underglazes
14"w x 2.75"d x 12"h
Art history has always been a passion of mine. My work depicts famous works, artists, and artistic movements in various ways to illustrate their influence on the art world. I mix artists in unexpected ways, but an artistic thread always binds them together. My work is like a tribute to all the artists who have ever inspired me. My work is also intended to put emphasis back on past masters in a fun, unexpected way. I am a sculptor and a painter. I combine both by hand sculpting forms and painting on them as if on a canvas. Together I feel my two mediums combine to create my personal style.
Noi Volkov is a Russian-born, classically educated painter and ceramic artist. He was born in Agapovka, Russia, a small rural village in the Ural Mountains. The village was old-fashioned – Volkov remembers horse-drawn carts and sod houses. He began studying art in middle school in the 1960s, often using house paint and making his own brushes.
As a non-conforming artist during the repressive years of Soviet rule, Volkov was punished and his art suppressed. With the arrival of Gorbachev and Glasnost, Volkov was allowed to express himself through his art and was granted permission to emigrate to the United States. Since 1989 he has been living and working in Maryland, and his paintings and ceramics have been the focus of many exhibitions and have been included in both private and public collections of note.
*Teapots that are sold must remain on display in the gallery as part of the exhibit until the show closes on September 10, 2020. After the show closes, teapots will be carefully packed and shipped by September 26 or available for pick-up at the gallery.
About National Teapot Show XII
May 20 - September 10, 2023
Cedar Creek Gallery's National Teapot Show XII is an invitational event featuring teapots crafted by artists from across North America. More than 200 hand-crafted teapots created using a broad range of materials - including pottery, glass, wood, fiber, and mixed media.
Teapots in the show come in all shapes and sizes! Some are functional - just right for your daily cup of tea, while others are created as sculptural teapots.
Every teapot in the show is available for purchase.