This short film and photography captures the making process of talented Japanese calligrapher Sen (aka Rinka Obitsu), who’s attempting to perfect her calligraphy through a piece titled “Prayer”.
As a sculpture student at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Caroline was adept at forming carefully constructed works, challenging aesthetic principles and the concept of form.
The concept is linked to timeless forms as if they’ve been buried for generations, archaic vessels waiting to be found. I like this idea as it takes an approach and shapes the aesthetic goal around it, which is a new way of making altogether.
In my opinion, John Pittman’s works are visually stunning. I really enjoy the way in which he floats between sculpture and painting, often combining the two to make an unexpected combination.
The film itself shows Japanese potter Takeshi Yasuda inside his studio, where we get to see him working and follow him through the streets of the Porcelain capital of the world, Jingdezhen in China.
Steven Branfman has specialised in the Raku technique and process for over 30 years. In this video we’re introduced to his workshop and studio, showcasing his skills on the wheel and the Raku technique in general.