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 …

Wooden Sculpture by Ben Butler

Wooden Sculpture by Ben Butler

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is the patterns that naturally emerge here on the platform, we often go through periods of focusing on one material making it easy to get overstocked in that specific department. Recently we seem to have kept the balance just right, but not too long ago ceramics were taking over, and wire working before this, with wood being shunned a little bit until the last few weeks with lots of inspiring Japanese …

Objects by Ceramic Studio Vitrified

Objects by Ceramic Studio Vitrified

It’s always a joy discovering new companies who have the same aesthetic as us, although you’d think we would be into anything ‘minimal’ or ‘modern’ that’s not really the case. It’s a lot more complicated than that and we seem to be getting very particular about the substance behind a project or business. What gets me is the character and quirkiness of an object, for example a lot of the craft stuff that I’ve been showcasing lately has …

Pottery by Takuji Hayashi

Pottery by Takuji Hayashi

As my Japanese creative showcase slowly dwindles I’m left with a mixed batch of feelings, one being attached to the amount of amazing individuals working in different creative arts in Japan, the other relating to the disappointment across this side of the pond in terms of variety. It becomes pretty apparent that a lot of these woodworkers, ceramicists, and craftsman in general work full time on their occupation in …

Series of Sculptures by Antony Gormley

Series of Sculptures by Antony Gormley

I’d like to start my content for the week with the fantastic work of English sculptor Antony Gormley who has been working in the field now for almost 40 years. Browsing over his personal website you can just see the dedication he has for his craft, with such an expansive collection of sculptures I was really spoilt for choice. As you can see in the imagery I’ve brought across below Antony is quite consumed with the idea of recreating the human …

Short Film on Sculptor Paula Winokur

Short Film on Sculptor Paula Winokur

We are consciously trying not to let ceramics and pottery take over, with an abundance of this type of content floating around the web currently it’s a very precise balancing act to maintain. Something that doesn’t come along every day however is an insightful short film that investigates the style and background of a ceramic artist, so I’m including this today as it may have been here there and everywhere come tomorrow. This features a …

Wall Reliefs and Figures by Joy Brown

Wall Reliefs and Figures by Joy Brown

I was pretty blown away by these wall reliefs and figures that I found this morning, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the pottery studio and it’s become more and more apparent how hard it is to create sculptures out of clay. Although the material itself is quite durable, with it being easy to add and subtract quantity, the sculpting process can be quite long and tedious. Firing the pieces can also be a tricky one, to get this right each time …

Wire Sculptures by Rodger Stevens

Wire Sculptures by Rodger Stevens

It’s great when you come across artists and creatives who’re doing something completely different to the trends that are already out there, I’m always intrigued by these new ways of thinking. Over the past year I’m positive that I’ve become more obsessed with form on the whole and the shape of objects, designers like Harry Bertoia are particularly inspiring who’ve dabbled in mixed media. Actually, I think it really adds to the …

Erik Wahlstrom photographs Jockum Nordstrom’s Studio

Erik Wahlstrom photographs Jockum Nordstrom’s Studio

I thought I’d start the week with a little photography as I’ve been browsing countless photographers portfolios this weekend, it’s always nice to check back and see what everyone’s been up to. I came across Swedish photographer Erik Wahlstrom last March thanks to the collaborative project he put together for Nowness which followed chef come artist Massimo Bottura. Upon revisiting Erik’s …

Ceramics by Edmund de Waal

Ceramics by Edmund de Waal

As I’m sure you can imagine mixing into different creative groups is very important to us, it gives us a fresh perspective in terms of the content we’re producing and it unearths new individuals making things that we didn’t previously know existed. I’m always open to taking on others suggestions and ideas, so when somebody suggests a name or website worth investigating curiosity takes over. Unfortunately the reality is that the majority …