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Contemporary Pop Culture Porcelain Sculpture with Colorful Decals, Ceramic
By Jesse Small
Located in St. Louis, MO
Small’s work includes porcelain figurines and lace-like steel chandeliers inspired by branches and twigs he has documented during his travels. While in China, Small’s porcelain forms...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Porcelain, Glaze, Other Medium

Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture with Colorful Decal Pattern, Porcelain with Glaze
By Jesse Small
Located in St. Louis, MO
Small’s work includes porcelain figurines and lace-like steel chandeliers inspired by branches and twigs he has documented during his travels. While in China, Small’s porcelain forms...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Porcelain, Glaze, Other Medium

Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture with Colorful Decals, Porcelain with Glaze
By Jesse Small
Located in St. Louis, MO
Small’s work includes porcelain figurines and lace-like steel chandeliers inspired by branches and twigs he has documented during his travels. While in China, Small’s porcelain forms...
Category

Early 2000s Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Porcelain, Glaze, Other Medium

Small Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture: 'Louise'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a new collection work that encompasses ceramics and textiles by Ak Jansen. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies queerness on both poetic and political term...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Fabric, Textile, Glaze, Underglaze

Small Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture: 'David'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a new collection work that encompasses ceramics and textiles by Ak Jansen. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies queerness on both poetic and political term...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Fabric, Textile, Glaze, Underglaze

Small Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture: 'Ferry'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a new collection work that encompasses ceramics and textiles by Ak Jansen. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies queerness on both poetic and political term...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Fabric, Textile, Glaze, Underglaze

Small Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture: 'Bram'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a new collection work that encompasses ceramics and textiles by Ak Jansen. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies queerness on both poetic and political term...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Fabric, Textile, Glaze, Underglaze

Small Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture: 'Bobbi'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a new collection work that encompasses ceramics and textiles by Ak Jansen. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies queerness on both poetic and political term...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Glaze, Underglaze, Clay

Sculpture ceramic vessels: 'Creature Small 'No. 6'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Glaze

Small Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture: 'Vicky'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a new collection work that encompasses ceramics and textiles by Ak Jansen. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies queerness on both poetic and political term...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Ceramic and textile small sculpture: 'No. 17'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a collection of ceramics, textiles, and drawings by Ak Jansen which comprise his first solo show in New York City. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies que...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Ceramic and textile small sculpture: 'No. 19'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a collection of ceramics, textiles, and drawings by Ak Jansen which comprise his first solo show in New York City. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies que...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 3'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Glaze

  • Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 3'
  • Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 3'
  • Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 3'
  • Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 3'
H 4.50 in. W 2.75 in. D 3.25 in.
Small Sculpture of a possum: 'Possum Kingdom'
By Elizabeth Jordan
Located in New York, NY
‘I carry on a conversation with my work in the studio. The conversation is private, between me, and my materials, and would likely not be understood by an outsider. It is my hope tha...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wire, Metal

Ceramic and textile small sculpture: 'No. 14'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a collection of ceramics, textiles, and drawings by Ak Jansen which comprise his first solo show in New York City. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies que...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Ceramic and textile small sculpture: 'No. 18'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a collection of ceramics, textiles, and drawings by Ak Jansen which comprise his first solo show in New York City. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies que...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Sculpture; 'Creature Small 1'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Glaze

Small Ceramic & Fiber Sculpture: 'Kelly'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a new collection work that encompasses ceramics and textiles by Ak Jansen. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies queerness on both poetic and political term...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Fabric, Textile, Glaze, Underglaze

Ceramic and textile Small sculpture: 'No. 16'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a collection of ceramics, textiles, and drawings by Ak Jansen which comprise his first solo show in New York City. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies que...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Ceramic and textile small sculpture: 'No. 15'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a collection of ceramics, textiles, and drawings by Ak Jansen which comprise his first solo show in New York City. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies que...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Ceramic and textile small sculpture: 'No. 12'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a collection of ceramics, textiles, and drawings by Ak Jansen which comprise his first solo show in New York City. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies que...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Ceramic and textile small sculpture: 'No. 11'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This is part of a collection of ceramics, textiles, and drawings by Ak Jansen which comprise his first solo show in New York City. Born in the Netherlands, Jansen’s work occupies que...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Guardian Dogs (Small)
By Kenjiro Kitade
Located in New York, NY
Guardians of temples or shrines placed on each side of entrance, believed to ward off Evil Spirits.
They look Angry, but not at You.
They are Protecting you from Bad Spirits! The...
Category

Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Terracotta, Glaze

Guardian Dogs (Small)
By Kenjiro Kitade
Located in New York, NY
Guardians of temples or shrines placed on each side of entrance, believed to ward off Evil Spirits.
They look Angry, but not at You.
They are Protecting you from Bad Spirits! The m...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Terracotta, Glaze

  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
H 4.50 in. W 2.50 in. D 3 in.
Ceramic small vessel: 'No. 2'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Glaze

Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 9'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Glaze

Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 12'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Glaze

Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 10'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Glaze

Small Raku Wall Slab by Jun Kaneko, Wall Mounted Ceramic with Painterly Glazing
By Jun Kaneko
Located in St. Louis, MO
Jun Kaneko's work is a marriage of painting and ceramics, utilizing the sculptural forms to inform the painterly glaze application, design, and color palette. With the added beauty ...
Category

2010s Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Glaze

Small clay head - Remojadas Culture - Classic Veracruz Culture 100 BCE to 800 CE
Located in Pymble, AU
Small clay head - Remojadas Culture - Classic Veracruz Culture 100 BCE to 800 CE The Remojada cultures is particularly known for its pottery and its hollow ceramic figurines often f...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay

Small Metallic (handmade, metallic black, pottery, patterned)
By Michael Wisner
Located in Basalt, CO
Inspired by ancient Anasazi and Mimbres potsherds, Michael Wisner began making southwestern pottery nearly 20 years ago. He digs local clays from the ground near his studio in Woody ...
Category

2010s Sculptures

Materials

Clay

Sculpture: 'Creature Small No. 2'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Glaze

Abstract Sculpture: 'Creature Small No 11'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Glaze

Abstract Ceramic Vessel Sculpture: 'Creature Small No 4'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Glaze

"Copper and Bronze" Two Piece Abstract Small Sculpture
By George Petrides
Located in New York, NY
Two-Piece Abstract Small Sculpture (Price includes both)
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Guardian Dogs (Small)
By Kenjiro Kitade
Located in New York, NY
Guardians of temples or shrines placed on each side of entrance, believed to ward off Evil Spirits.
They look Angry, but not at You.
They are Protecting you from Bad Spirits! The...
Category

Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Terracotta, Glaze

  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
H 4.25 in. W 2.50 in. D 3.75 in.
Guardian Dogs (Small)
By Kenjiro Kitade
Located in New York, NY
Guardians of temples or shrines placed on each side of entrance, believed to ward off Evil Spirits.
They look Angry, but not at You.
They are Protecting you from Bad Spirits! The m...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Terracotta, Glaze

  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
  • Guardian Dogs (Small)
H 4.50 in. W 2 in. D 3.75 in.
Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 4'
By Ak Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Ak Jansen was born in Dongen, The Netherlands, in 1988. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven focusing on textile design, material culture, and techniques of fabrication. He wor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Glaze

  • Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 4'
  • Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 4'
  • Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 4'
  • Small ceramic vessel: 'No. 4'
H 5.75 in. W 2.75 in. D 3.25 in.
Guardian Dogs (Small stretched out)
By Kenjiro Kitade
Located in New York, NY
Guardians of temples or shrines placed on each side of entrance, believed to ward off Evil Spirits.
They look Angry, but not at You.
They are Protecting you from Bad Spirits! The...
Category

Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Terracotta, Glaze

Guadian Dogs (Small lying down)
By Kenjiro Kitade
Located in New York, NY
Guardians of temples or shrines placed on each side of entrance, believed to ward off Evil Spirits.
They look Angry, but not at You.
They are Protecting you from Bad Spirits! The m...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Terracotta, Glaze

Small Clay Wall Figurative Sculpture
Located in San Diego, CA
Small clay wall hanging of a nude figure. Image displays horizontally.
Category

20th Century More Art

Materials

Clay

Small Sculpture Clay For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate small sculpture clay for your needs in our varied inventory. You can easily find an example made in the Abstract style, while we also have 6 Abstract versions to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect small sculpture clay among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. On 1stDibs, the right small sculpture clay is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes gray, gold, beige and orange. Creating a small sculpture clay has been a part of the legacy of many artists, but those crafted by Ak Jansen, Kenjiro Kitade, George Petrides, Jesse Small and Elizabeth Jordan are consistently popular. Artworks like these — often created in ceramic, clay and glaze — can elevate any room of your home. A large small sculpture clay can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 3 high and 1.5 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Small Sculpture Clay?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a small sculpture clay in our inventory may begin at $175 and can go as high as $6,500, while the average can fetch as much as $750.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

The history of sculpture as we know it is believed to have origins in Ancient Greece, while small sculptural carvings are among the most common examples of prehistoric art. In short, sculpture as a fine art has been with us forever. A powerful three-dimensional means of creative expression, sculpture has long been most frequently associated with religion — consider the limestone Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt — while the tradition of collecting sculpture, which has also been traced back to Greece as well as to China, far precedes the emergence of museums.

Technique and materials in sculpture have changed over time. Stone sculpture, which essentially began as images carved into cave walls, is as old as human civilization itself. The majority of surviving sculpted works from ancient cultures are stone. Traditionally, this material and pottery as well as metalbronze in particular — were among the most common materials associated with this field of visual art. Artists have long sought new ways and materials in order to make sculptures and express their ideas. Material, after all, is the vehicle through which artists express themselves, or at least work out the problems knocking around in their heads. It also allows them to push the boundaries of form, subverting our expectations and upending convention. As an influential sculptor as much as he was a revolutionary painter and printmaker, Pablo Picasso worked with everything from wire to wood to bicycle seats.

If you are a lover of art and antiques or are thinking of bringing a work of sculpture into your home for the first time, there are several details to keep in mind. As with all other works of art, think about what you like. What speaks to you? Visit local galleries and museums. Take in works of public art and art fairs when you can and find out what kind of sculpture you like. When you’ve come to a decision about a specific work, try to find out all you can about the piece, and if you’re not buying from a sculptor directly, work with an art expert to confirm the work’s authenticity.

And when you bring your sculpture home, remember: No matter how big or small your new addition is, it will make a statement in your space. Large- and even medium-sized sculptures can be heavy, so hire some professional art handlers as necessary and find a good place in your home for your piece. Whether you’re installing a towering new figurative sculpture — a colorful character by KAWS or hyperreal work by Carole A. Feuerman, perhaps — or an abstract work by Won Lee, you’ll want the sculpture to be safe from being knocked over. (You’ll find that most sculptures should be displayed at eye level, while some large busts look best from below.)

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of exceptional sculptures for sale. Browse works by your favorite creator, style, period or other attribute.