Comical Themed Chess Sets
My themed chess sets are quite literally the pinnacle of my talent as a ceramic sculptor and also one of the art pieces I’m best known for. I’ve been creating them for the entirety of my career, and the evolution of my sculpting ability has significantly matured over the past 45 years.
Collected by Art Connoisseurs and chess aficionados. My Chess Sets can be found in Private collections and Museums.
Each of the thirty-two chess pieces is hand sculpted onto a wheel thrown ceramic base. The bases are glazed in a Gloss White and banded in either 18 karat gold plating or silver plating to denote which side of the chess set they represent.
After undergoing three kiln firings, each chess piece is meticulously hand painted with acrylic paints before having a hand cut suede leather disk glued to the underside of the base.
While my Chess Sets are 95% ceramic, I consider them to be “Mixed Media” works, as I incorporate various materials to complete the set.
Each set comes with an acrylic board, which is inset with ceramic tiles, and also a clear Plexiglass cover, which fits perfectly over the set & board, to protect it. Currently there are seven differently themed sets to choose from. We can also discuss creating a uniquely customized set.
Chess sets are $9,000.00 each, with a deposit of $2,000.00 required to confirm order. Shipping is included in price. Please allow 2 – 3 Months for each set ordered, Balance due upon completion.
We ordered a custom chessboard and pieces from Doug Anderson and it is now the center piece of our dining room! We get compliments from everyone on the details of the whole set. Doug is a perfectionist when it comes to his work. He was in constant communication with us to make sure we received exactly what we wanted. My wife tells me it’s her favorite Christmas gift since we have been together. Doug will go above and beyond to make sure you are happy with whatever you buy from him.
~Joaquin M. (Miami, Fl.)