Murata Yoshihiko, Japanese Lacquer Artist

Murata Yoshihiko, Japanese Lacquer Artist

Wow. Incredible work by Japanese Artist Murata Yoshihiko who works with lacquer, this isn’t a process that I’m really familiar with but I decided to root around a bit to find some information on this art. From what I found out it seems like Murata uses a maple wood to create these fantastic sculptures. After the form is carved and made smooth he applies more than 20 coats of lacquer, each coat is polished, meaning it can take seve …

Mari Andrews Photographed by In The Make

Mari Andrews Photographed by In The Make

We might of created a silly amount of content of our own over the years but we’re ultimately big consumers and admirers of others work too. So this morning I’d like to highlight to you all one of my favourite spots to get inspired by called ‘In the Make’ which showcases various creatives in their studios/homes alongside a concise yet captivating interview. They recently got together with Maria Andrews, a sculptor and artist I’d not come acro …

Ceramic Objects by Tara Shackell

Ceramic Objects by Tara Shackell

Today I’m going to highlight some incredible ceramic work by Tara Shackwell, a ceramic artist living and working in Melbourne. I’ve come across her work several times before and I thought it was about time I showcased it on the site, it’s one of those things where it seems like fate. Tara mainly makes functional tableware which is quite appealing in itself, I like how pottery can bring this out in people, you get to sit and contemplate how you …

An Interview with Toshiko Takaezu by D.B.Long

An Interview with Toshiko Takaezu by D.B.Long

Now I know this film is slightly old but I thought it would be a great piece for all of you watch today, I haven’t seen it before and the views seem surprisingly low so I’m guessing others haven’t either. It’s a short interview produced by D.B.Long with ceramic artist Toshiko Takaezu, someone who Daniel’s discussed here before, so you may have seen her work knocking around in the archives …

Short film on Aaron Rose and The Watts Towers

Short film on Aaron Rose and The Watts Towers

I was really inspired this morning by the story of Simon Rodia and his desire to create the monumental sculpture that is the Watt Towers in Los Angles with such a humble and workman like manner. I have to admit his name is one I haven’t crossed paths with on the internet before today, however The Avant Garde Diaries put together this short film on artist Aaron Rose recently and Mr …

Brian W Ferry Photographs Joseph Shuldiner’s Home & Studio

Brian W Ferry Photographs Joseph Shuldiner’s Home & Studio

We shared quite the multidisciplinary creative yesterday in Herbert Bayer and by coincidence Brian W Ferry presents us with another one today in this beautifully taken photography set of artist, designer, art director and author Joseph Shudiner’s home and studio in California. One thing that gives us the most satisfaction is the connections you make whilst working online which often leads …

Collection of works from Alexandre Noll

Collection of works from Alexandre Noll

We’ve both been quite taken with sculpture recently given the arrival of a new Alexander Calder book into the office bookshelf, the man was an absolute genius and a big inspiration to lots of you I’m sure. Casually browsing over his work last night I began to long to see other esteemed sculptors and in digging around I came across the work of this particular fellow, another Alex, Alexandre Noll. Now I’m sure you’ve gathered from the vintage photo …

Vicki Grima, 87 Spoons Project

Vicki Grima, 87 Spoons Project

I’ve got the biggest admiration for the creatives that take one field or form and apply influences they’ve found elsewhere to create something truly individual and unique, which in turn throws conventional thinking on it’s head. Australian artist and ceramist Vicki Grima snuggly fits into this bracket given her bohemian style of creation and her sculptural approach to the humble table spoon, so I’m delighted to be bringing this project across for …

The Long 8 Chair by Natanel Gluska

The Long 8 Chair by Natanel Gluska

This project was somewhat of a surprise for me this morning in that I was expecting one style of furniture and in the end I found myself admiring something completely different. Initially I stumbled across Natanel Gluska’s freeform chair constructed out of fibreglass, which reminded me a lot of some of the chairs that were being designed in the mid-century modern era. However, delving a little deeper into the project I found myself taken a …

Art in Progress by Leonora Hamill

Art in Progress by Leonora Hamill

Obviously when it comes to art, craft and design it’s often the face value of a project that excites the majority, however one thing that always grips my interest is the context to the visual, the concept behind it and how the piece has been made. Which is why when I came across this project by photographer/artist Leonora Hamill that documents the spaces different creatives set to work in I was fascinated to observe where the magic happens …