Series of Ceramics by Mary Kay Botkins

Series of Ceramics by Mary Kay Botkins

I thought I’d come through with a little ceramic work this afternoon to compliment what we’ve already curated so far this week. So once again I scoured around the various creative networks to see what I could come up with and I landed upon the page of Mary Kay Botkins, who I have to admit I’m not all that familiar with. Based in East Dundee, Iiinois Mary is a potter who creates some quite fascinating objects that are designed for function, yet take …

Short Film on Wire Sculptor Rodger Stevens

Short Film on Wire Sculptor Rodger Stevens

It feels great to return to an artist, creative or craftsman and offer them a little further coverage, given many of these independents are on quite a personal journey with their work, it’s interesting to see what makes each one tick. I thought today we’d revisit the work of New York based Rodger Stevens who Mark highlighted previously, with many of us enjoying seeing his quirky and playful wire sculptures. I’d certainly not come across …

Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey

Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey

I thought it was about time we returned to the talented Jennifer Causey now as a means of promotion for the fantastic little book she’s been curating in Brooklyn which celebrates the districts creativity and independent community. For a while now I’ve been watching from afar as she’s added a taster of each individuals work she’s visited and we’ve even featured a few here ourselves in our daily content. What’s great about the book is …

Ceramic Sculptures by Claire Muckian

Ceramic Sculptures by Claire Muckian

The past few weeks have seen a mini influx of ceramic work into the shop, with some remarkable creations from both Japan and here in Europe. Perhaps this has taken the edge off work we’ve been coming across for the blog as I haven’t noted too many functional wares that have really stopped me in my tracks. One creative that does work with ceramics caught my attention today however and her name is Claire Muckian who’s based in …

Wire Works by Masao Seki

Wire Works by Masao Seki

I love wire sculptures and wire work in general, it’s quite a fascinating subject in my opinion as it’s out of the general scope of what artists usually produce. People like Alexander Calder have originated in this from and have then expanded out into other avenues such as mobile work, or larger sculptures. So it’s basically experimentation and creativity at its purest. As you can imagine since it’s quite a low key thing to do, seeing high …

Leslie Williamson Photographs Constantin Brancusi’s Atelier

Leslie Williamson Photographs Constantin Brancusi’s Atelier

I better insert a spoiler alert before we begin today as I’ve once again raided the blog of photographer Leslie Williamson as she puts together the second edition of her handcrafted modern book. Now I really hope I’m not revealing too much that is to reach the final publication, I’m assuming these are really great outakes that Leslie has decided to tease us all with online. With every new …

Olga Bennet Photographs Kim Mckechnie’s Studio

Olga Bennet Photographs Kim Mckechnie’s Studio

Another great week begins and with it I thought we’d make a return trip to view the progressive portfolio of Australian photographer Olga Bennet. As many will hopefully know Olga is someone who’s work we have admired here in the past and it’s been brilliant to watch her talents flourish and mature over time. I thought today we’d highlight one shoot she put together for her recent series …

Short Film on Harrison McIntosh

Short Film on Harrison McIntosh

Film has been our main weapon of choice over the past few days so I’m going to continue on this note and introduce you all to another captivating character named Harrison McIntosh. Perhaps that’s a little ignorant of me, the fact is many of you may of come across this individuals work previously as Harrison is regarded as one most famous ceramic artists of the Pomona Valley in Southern California and is known internationally. Considered as a …

Ceramics by Naotsugu Yoshida

Ceramics by Naotsugu Yoshida

Looking back over the past few weeks we’ve been really spoilt in terms of creative talent, it brings me great joy uncovering all these individuals and hopefully I’ll be shining a bit of light on them in terms of exposure. Today we’re going to explore the work of Naotsugu Yoshida, a potter who lives at the foothills of Mt.Fuji, he’s a very talented individual who makes some beautiful pots of all shapes and sizes. Before we get into the …

Glass Sculptures by Bert Frijns

Glass Sculptures by Bert Frijns

So last week was pretty hectic here, we were running between London and the office for Design Week, but it was great to step outside the bubble and get inspiration in other creative fields. One particular place where we picked up a few ideas was at the Victoria and Albert Museum, although not packed full of design work like we expected the glassware section threw up an array of names that I’d never really heard of before. You had some …