Whimiscal ceramic robots from Nid Kelly

Today I happened upon a display of Nid Kelly's ceramic robots at a shop in Melbourne. Kelly's robots have a rough, textured finish, but they look like plastic at first glance -- it was a small and delightful shock to pick one up and realize it was clay, not vinyl. The underlying forms are just great, real essence du robot, and the whimsical decor makes a great counterpoint to the serious, nearly Soviet robot shapes.

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