Ceramics by Japanese Maker Toru Hatta

Ceramics by Japanese Maker Toru Hatta

Two things that I have no problem finding in terms of inspiration are furniture and pottery. For some reason they’re at the forefront, whether that be a particular phase at the moment I’m not sure (quite possibly), but I’m always keeping my eyes on the ground for other content and avenues to pursue. I suppose as I’m getting quite adept as a potter myself I’m finding some fascinating works across the web. One of my favourites recently, and …

Wooden Cutlery by atelier TREE SONG

Wooden Cutlery by atelier TREE SONG

iichi has turned out to be a fantastic resource, I find myself searching through different craftsmen and makers on a regular basis. If you don’t already know, it’s a bit like the Japanese version of Etsy or Folksy, so you have all these different creatives selling their work online. Last time I presented the works of Fushimi Lacquer Workshop, all made by lacquer craftsman Fushimi Maki in Kanagawa, Japan. Today I’m showcasing some wooden …

Works by Ceramic Artist and Sculptor Andrei Davidoff

Works by Ceramic Artist and Sculptor Andrei Davidoff

Today I’ll be making my weekly visit to the local pottery studio. I’ve been meddling with the idea of producing a teapot on the wheel for a while, so I’ve been watching various tutorials to get an idea of how to make such an object. Like researching any craftsmen, these guys have been doing it for years and years, so it’s fascinating to see them show their skill-set in full flow. Especially the Japan …

Vessels by Woodturner Bill Luce

Vessels by Woodturner Bill Luce

I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s quite obvious to see a makers inspirations straight off the bat. I hadn’t even read through any information on woodturner Bill Luce, but instantly I knew he had some sort of affiliation with Japan, or had been inspired by that particular region of the world. His clean sensibility and exact use of natural material was quite the giveaway, the shapes also take on a oriental type vibe that resembles traditional Japanese vessels …

Ceramics by Justine Allison

Ceramics by Justine Allison

Often you find out a lot about a creative by their ‘about’ or ‘bio’ page, I like to hear what they have to say and what their inspirations are, whether it be as a maker or a designer. Through all these years finding and sourcing inspiration for the site I have come across many common traits that connect these individuals together in certain ways. One such idea is the mixture of functionality and aesthetic beauty. Obviously, in the craft sector …

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 …