John Sheppard

New York, 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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John Sheppard
21st Century United States 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...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States Modern Architectural Elements
Ceramic
Handmade ceramic tile with a complex layered black and white finish, with a texture reminiscent of wood or stone. This tile is formed, cut, and finished entirely by hand from start t...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Ceramic
Inspired by Art Deco architecture, the overgrown temples of Angkor, and hidden rooftop gardens of New York City, these handmade pieces are the perfect union of cool geometry and lush...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States 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...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States Modern Vases
Ceramic
Inspired by midcentury Brutalist architecture, this tall ceramic vase combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. The shape is simple ...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States 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...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States Modern Vases
Ceramic
Inspired by midcentury Brutalist architecture, this massive ceramic vase combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. Perfect as a floo...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic
This large stoneware ceramic pod sculpture is both geometric and organic, reminiscent of a perfect seashell. Each pod is hand-built from flat slabs of earthy beige stoneware, then tr...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States 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...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic, Copper
This small stoneware ceramic pod sculpture is both geometric and organic, reminiscent of a perfect seashell. Each pod is hand-built from flat slabs of earthy beige stoneware, then fi...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States 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...
John Sheppard
21st Century United States 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...

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