Glass Sculpture by Stephen Procter

Glass Sculpture by Stephen Procter

Stephen Procter is a bit of a legend when it comes to working with glass, he initially began by researching English glass engraving, this inspired him to learn and explore the craft in more detail. During the late 60′s and early 70′s, in his studio near Ashburton in Devon, UK, Stephen focused entirely on engraving glass goblets in which he achieved a high standard of craftsmanship. In the late 70′s, as with any creative that reaches a …

MOLD ALL Exhibition at Tortoise, Glassware by PP Blower

MOLD ALL Exhibition at Tortoise, Glassware by PP Blower

After watching a fantastic short documentary titled ‘GLAS’ yesterday, directed by Bert Haanstra in the 50?s, I had the inspiration to write about some glassware that I’d come across late last week. If you’ve yet to watch the piece, it’s definitely a must for any creative, or anyone who’s a fan of mesmerising production type films. The video is about the glass industry in the Netherlands, it …

Wood Fired Pottery by Hannah Lawrence

Wood Fired Pottery by Hannah Lawrence

Yesterday at the pottery studio I was determined to make a teapot, so I had the studio owner throw the main body for me on the wheel to show the general process and how one can be formed. Like anything new, my first set of attempts were extremely poor, and I couldn’t quite grasp what I was actually trying to do. As time passed, many hours in fact, I finally got the hang of it and I could make the basic shape of the body without the clay collapsing on me …

Architectonic Sculpture by Brian Corr

Architectonic Sculpture by Brian Corr

Sometimes I spend weekend mornings, when it’s quiet around here, looking for creative films and other design content that might be inspiring, not necessarily for the blog but just to keep my mind refreshed and in check. For some reason this week I stumbled in to three or four different glass artists, and each one produces some fantastic works. Obviously, I couldn’t showcase them all so I’ll have to separate them out and present them separate …

Tetra by Yohei Kuwano and Koji Takahashi

Tetra by Yohei Kuwano and Koji Takahashi

Today I thought I’d pick out a slightly different set of objects to talk about, it seems like a nice switch away from what we usually talk about, architecture, craft, furniture etc. Saying that, these do sort of come under the architectural ‘umbrella’ in some ways. I love the dimensions of these objects and the fact that they’re functional, they also look great too! Why I say they could be placed in the architectural category is because of their brutal …

Porcelain Tableware and Wall Installations by Basma Osama

Porcelain Tableware and Wall Installations by Basma Osama

Recently, I have been considering the world of ceramics in terms of inspiration and as a personal pursuit. Being a purist, the beauty of materials in their raw, or near-raw state, is highly appealing. The endless amount of clay bodies, each with their individual characteristics, naturally lend themselves to the appreciation of materials. Porcelain, mostly comprised of kaolin, holds a special place in my …