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Urpu Sellar

Urpu Sellar

Urpu was born in the 50's in Finland and studied textile design at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Stuttgart from 1975- 79 with one year weaving at Sindelfingen.In 1980 she moved to Galloway with her husband and was a regular exhibitor with a few select Scottish galleries.She started pottery by chance about 1992 when she was looking for tiles for her bathroom without success. She decided to buy clay from a local potter to make her own but without much success. She used the wrong type of clay and it all went horribly wrong. However, she became interested in the medium and she started to experiment with clay. Combining the ceramic fish with wood, metal, glass, acrylic and anything else suitable, my work has since developed into three dimensional sculptural forms.Urpu also has a great interest in language and it's subtleties, and found English a rich source of ideas for her work, especially puns and idioms where the word has more than one spelling, but one pronunciation. Listening to pe... [more]

Urpu Sellar Birds of a Different Feather

Urpu Sellar

Birds of a Different Feather

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Is that Alice . . .?

Urpu Sellar

Is that Alice . . .?

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Waiter!

Urpu Sellar

Waiter!

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Be Mine!

Urpu Sellar

Be Mine!

Ceramic and Wood

Urpu Sellar Copperweed Creek Dozen

Urpu Sellar

Copperweed Creek Dozen

Mixed Media

Urpu Sellar Dark Wader

Urpu Sellar

Dark Wader

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Dotted Line

Urpu Sellar

Dotted Line

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Dotted Line (replica)

Urpu Sellar

Dotted Line (replica)

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Goat of Many Colours

Urpu Sellar

Goat of Many Colours

Mixed Media

Urpu Sellar It's Mine!

Urpu Sellar

It's Mine!

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Kiss Me And You'll See...

Urpu Sellar

Kiss Me And You'll See...

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Larissa

Urpu Sellar

Larissa

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Lesser Spotted Bankhead Warbler

Urpu Sellar

Lesser Spotted Bankhead Warbler

Mixed Media

Urpu Sellar Pearlie Queenie

Urpu Sellar

Pearlie Queenie

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Umbelliflora Bankheadii

Urpu Sellar

Umbelliflora Bankheadii

Ceramic and Wood

Urpu Sellar Wrennery

Urpu Sellar

Wrennery

Ceramic and Wood

Urpu Sellar Zebra (Fish) Crossing

Urpu Sellar

Zebra (Fish) Crossing

Ceramics

Urpu Sellar Bevy of Goldfinches

Urpu Sellar

Bevy of Goldfinches

Mixed Media

Urpu Sellar Blue Tits

Urpu Sellar

Blue Tits

Mixed Media

Urpu Sellar Paisley Shoal

Urpu Sellar

Paisley Shoal

Earthenware & Mixed Media

Urpu Sellar Pearly Queen's Night Out

Urpu Sellar

Pearly Queen's Night Out

Earthenware & Mixed Media

Urpu Sellar Pining for Fjords

Urpu Sellar

Pining for Fjords

Mixed Media

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