Glassworks by Danish Designer Tora Urup

Glassworks by Danish Designer Tora Urup

When viewing works made of glass I usually have two thoughts in mind: simplicity and functionality. A lot of European glassmakers tend to have this idea that they need to separate artwork from design work, ie they won’t make glassware that doesn’t have some sort of ‘style’ attached to it. This may mean making an object that’s purely decorative, or alternatively attaching a particular style or colour scheme to each one. Personally, I don’t feel …

Conceptual Design Works by Daniel Rybakken

Conceptual Design Works by Daniel Rybakken

Conceptual design is often misunderstood as art, or that it’s work that has no specific function and would reside in the experimental bracket. This could be true in terms of it being an experiment, but this avenue has interested me for a long while and my feelings arose again thanks to Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken who has a fascinating portfolio to view online. Although I’ve seen these sort of ideas floating around before, one creative …

Ceramic Works by Jennifer Lee

Ceramic Works by Jennifer Lee

Pottery has been quite high on my agenda recently, I’ve been slowly creeping back in to the workshop so it seems like a great time to go searching around for inspiration. One thing I’ve found myself doing is looking at my home country for possible independents and creatives that might have the same sort of aesthetic as myself, not in any particular field but just as a generic thing. Interestingly, I’ve come across lots of individ …

A Mixture of Homes Designed by Charles Gwathmey & Robert Siegel

A Mixture of Homes Designed by Charles Gwathmey & Robert Siegel

It’s rare that I bring across imagery that’s not targeted at a specific project, I like to keep things grouped in sections to reference at a later date. This time though I’m breaking the rule and I’ve decided to summarise some works that are influencing me at this moment in time, also the designers behind these builds and how they started producing works of this caliber. Although, I …

Beloved Pots by Swedish Potter Stefan Andersson

Beloved Pots by Swedish Potter Stefan Andersson

Our good friend, and fellow maker in the store, Stefan Andersson recently unveiled his new catalogue from his upcoming solo exhibition at Blås & Knåda in Stockholm, Sweden. Running from the 16th of March to the 10th of April, he’ll be showcasing a new collection titled ‘Beloved Pots’ that’s based on the first ever pieces of stoneware, made 1500-3000 years ago, loosely inspired by …

Vases and Tableware by Japanese Maker Keiichi Tanaka

Vases and Tableware by Japanese Maker Keiichi Tanaka

One individual that I’ve had my beady little eye on is Japanese maker Keiichi Tanaka, who I happened to write about last year alongside fellow Japanese creator Aya Omachi. So as I was searching for more information, also hoping that I’d run across new work I hadn’t seen before, it seemed to be my lucky day when I walked in to Keiichi’s personal portfolio site. Oddly enough, I didn’t find this …