John Sheppard

Bronx, NY

About John Sheppard

John Sheppard is a New York City-based ceramic artist whose work is characterized by clean geometric shapes inspired by a range of influences, including nature, Brutalism, Richard Serra, Art Deco, and outer space. He forms and finishes each object by hand, ensuring layers of depth and texture, and often embracing irregularities rather than disguising them. The end result is a collection that feels of-the-moment, yet timeless.

John Sheppard

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'Hexagram 2' Ceramic Wall Hanging in Textured Black and White Finish
'Hexagram 2' Ceramic Wall Hanging in Textured B...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Ceramic
Based on the I Ching, an ancient Chinese divination text, this one-of-kind ceramic wall sculpture is composed of handmade stoneware blocks. Each block has a complex layered black and...
'Hexagram 4' Ceramic Wall Hanging in Matte and Glossy Black
'Hexagram 4' Ceramic Wall Hanging in Matte and ...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Ceramic
Based on the I Ching, an ancient Chinese divination text, this one-of-kind ceramic wall sculpture is composed of handmade stoneware blocks. Each block is individually finished with e...
'Hexagram 8' Ceramic Wall Hanging in Blue, Pink, and Cream
'Hexagram 8' Ceramic Wall Hanging in Blue, Pink...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Ceramic
Based on the I Ching, an ancient Chinese divination text, this one-of-kind ceramic wall sculpture is composed of handmade porcelain blocks. Each block is individually glazed with tex...
'J10' Geometric Ceramic Sculpture with White Finish
'J10' Geometric Ceramic Sculpture with White Fi...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic
This one-of-a-kind handmade geometric ceramic sculpture is assembled from flat sheets of a sandy stoneware and finished with a velvety whitewash finish. It is part of an ongoing seri...
'J11' Geometric Ceramic Sculpture with White Fi...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic
This one-of-a-kind handmade geometric ceramic sculpture is assembled from flat sheets of a sandy stoneware and finished with a velvety whitewash finish. It is part of an ongoing seri...
'J13' Geometric Ceramic Sculpture with White Fi...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic
This one-of-a-kind handmade geometric ceramic sculpture is assembled from flat sheets of a sandy stoneware and finished with a velvety whitewash finish. It is part of an ongoing seri...
'J8' Geometric Ceramic Sculpture with White Finish
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic
This one-of-a-kind handmade geometric ceramic sculpture is assembled from flat sheets of a sandy stoneware and finished with a velvety whitewash finish. It is part of an ongoing seri...
Relic Small Geometric White Porcelain and Brass...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Porcelain
This sculptural pendant lamp features a clean geometric shape and a unique textural matte finish. The shade is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individu...
Facet Tower Tall Gray Ceramic Table Lamp with W...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Inspired by midcentury Brutalist architecture, this handmade ceramic table lamp features clean geometric lines balanced by an earthy stony gray finish. The base is made from a rich s...
Facet Stony Gray and Black Glazed Low, Wide Geo...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
Inspired by midcentury brutalist architecture, this eye-catching wide, low ceramic bowl combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work the...
'Bronze' Metallic Glazed Handmade Ceramic Tile
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Architectural Elements
Ceramic
Handmade ceramic tile with a metallic bronze glaze that catches the light in interesting ways. This tile is formed, cut, finished and glazed entirely by hand from start to finish. It...
Rift, Hand-Carved Modern White Geometric Unglaz...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Vases
Porcelain
Celebrating the beauty of imperfections and inspired by the urban landscape, the Rift ceramic vase set takes the idea of a crack or break and uses it as a design detail. Each piece i...

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