Masahiro Mori and His Ceramic Design, The Open Archives

Masahiro Mori and His Ceramic Design, The Open Archives

I’ve been educating myself on Masahiro Mori and his life’s work, it’s very inspiring to read about an individual like Masahiro as he’s probably one of the best that ever lived in his particular field. If you’re from Japan Mr Mori won’t need any introduction at all, for those Europeans or Americans out there who may not have seen his name before you’ve definitely come across the forms as they’re quite …

A Brief Look at the Ulm School of Design, Photographed by Hans G. Conrad

A Brief Look at the Ulm School of Design, Photographed by Hans G. Conrad

I feel like I’ve put together a special little post for all of you today, content that I’ve not come across before and that has historical value in the design field. You may have come across the Ulm School of Design before, it’s also been mentioned here on the site quite a few times in the past, and today this features some imagery of well-known individuals that were photographed in the school …

CEREMONY Tea Set by Claesson Koivisto Rune & Mjölk

CEREMONY Tea Set by Claesson Koivisto Rune & Mjölk

Our friends at Mjölk have recently collaborated with Swedish architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune on a unique project. The Claesson Koivisto Rune studio was founded in Stockholm by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune in 1995, the studio met both John and Juli Baker, founders of Mjölk, in 2011 and since then decided to work in partnership on a concept. The items they ended …

Monochrome Vessels by Ceramic Artist Yoshitaka Tsuruta

Monochrome Vessels by Ceramic Artist Yoshitaka Tsuruta

These fantastic monochrome vessels by ceramic artist Yoshitaka Tsuruta caught my eye earlier in the week. It’s great to see work that’s so unique and different, in fact I’ve never seen anything like this in all the years that I’ve been coming across pottery and ceramics. A few elements that I like include the form and shaping, which is striking in itself, also the white slip over the top which adds …

Making a Bamboo Whisk with Yamato Takayama

Making a Bamboo Whisk with Yamato Takayama

I’m pleased to showcase this set of photography thanks to J Crafts who run a brilliant website that documents Japanese arts and crafts, also selling a nice selection of handmade products on their website. One of my favourite sections on their site is where they document different artisans and craftsman, one in-particular that had my attention immediately was Yamato Takayama who crafts …

Works by Japanese Potter Mamiko Wada

Works by Japanese Potter Mamiko Wada

After my recent posts on architecture, basket weaving, lacquerware and antique art, I feel like I’ve been pulling out all the stops to show a variety of different subjects on the blog. It’s not always that easy, as usually these things come in bunches so you end up with too many architects or too much furniture, but that’s just life I suppose. So I thought I’d place in some simplistic pottery that’s extremely inspiring, particularly as I’m craving to get in …