New OEN maker, Japanese potter Makoto Asebi who resides in Kamakura, focuses on creating timeless pieces from stoneware clay on the pottery wheel that have both character and warmth.
Minimalist works by Turkish artist Ipek Kotan are really inspiring as they show what can be done with an open vessel. The forms are beautiful on the eye and they’re also interesting and detailed.
Thai ceramic artist Aor Sutthiprapha references the Buddhist philosophy of using meditation, making sure she focuses on every fingerprint when producing her uniquely textured ceramics.
We’re happy to introduce a new Japanese potter to the store, a young artist called Yuichi Murakami who resides in Toki, Gifu Prefecture. His work is functional with a rustic simplicity.
Guillaume Bardet, who between September 2009 and 2010 sketched one object a day, sourced the help of 14 local ceramicists in Dieulefit, a region in southern France, to produce them.
I bumped in to the functional work of Japanese artist Toshihisa Ishihara, and it reminded me how these old techniques in clay can apply charm and character to the finished objects.