Ceramic fruit and sculptures
Bull & Stein
Early in his existence man transformed the gifts of nature and created objects in his own image. His imagination and creativity led him to shape vases and clay pots, he decorated his Temples and Churches with bronze statues and he used glass jewels ornaments to seduce.
All over the world, on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates, from the Nile through China and the Indies, the techniques have improved and brought unique masterpieces to life. This know-how has been passed from generation to generation down to the present day.
Today, artists still shape hand-blown glass artwork, craftsmen hand-shape and polish Bull & Stein bronze apples, cultivating a thousand-year old tradition. The mere heat of their hands combined with delicate moves of a caress reshape the clay into unique ceramic sculptures.
Bull & Stein, founded in São Paulo, Brazil, by Cynthia Stein and Marcus Bull in 2000, sustains this heritage, travelling around the world, searching for craftsmen who perpetuate traditional, ancestral techniques: Artists able to express feelings that reach the heart of the child in us – Masters in their field, who look for beauty and purity that can touch the soul and set our senses in motion – Sculptors who leave the impress of their fingers on their artwork, such a signature – making it unique.
A while after the world launch of Bull & Stein, Marcus, ex director of the sculpture workshop Bildhauerwerkstatt of Berlin, finds the artist Lisa Pappon, who joins the company and develops her extravagant collection of ceramic apple sculptures exclusively for Bull & Stein. Clay, gems, gold, silver, or organic pigments are some of the natural resources used in the creation of each sculpture, available in different sizes reaching up to 150cm diameter.
Marcus‘s love and passion for art and sculpture is perfectly matched with Lisa Pappon‘s eternal quest for new forms, techniques and finishes.
Soon after the introduction, the creative team of Bull & Stein has successfully introduced an exotic and outstanding collection to world markets. Bull & Stein is focused on the delivery of outstanding concepts with the world‘s most famous international decorators, architects and artists. Today Bull & Stein manufactures its unique handcrafted apple sculptures in Europe and Asia. Bull & Stein is a registered trade mark and only original sculptures of the company bear the unique Bull & Stein seal of origin.
The ceramic fruits for exteriors are created under order and offers a large variety of colours and textures.