Archive Imagery from the Hadeland Glassverk Factory

Archive Imagery from the Hadeland Glassverk Factory

Putting together yesterday’s post on Andrew Geller and getting my hands on the vintage photographs was really exciting for me, it’s perhaps my favourite post I’ve put together here. So whilst I was in the process of compiling this I started thinking to myself, there must be so many archives out there with vintage photographs of other creative companies just waiting to be shared. I start …

The Art of Making by Heath Ceramics

The Art of Making by Heath Ceramics

I always seem to be landing on the Heath Ceramics webpage so why it’s taken me this long to bring across an article from them is a little beyond me. There’s no time like the present to resurrect this however which is why I’ve raided their “Art of Making” section as a little nod to the work that they’ve been doing since 1948 would you believe. Not only do Heath produce some mind-blowing pottery and ceramics they’re really open to shar …

A View of Architectural Pottery, U.S.A

A View of Architectural Pottery, U.S.A

I thought we’d take a visit to the collection of Architectural Pottery today who’ve been handcrafting these vessels in America since the 1950’s. I was browsing across their webpage this morning and enjoyed their selection so much I just couldn’t help but share my findings. They seem to lean towards modernism in their approach, with the site littered with homes under this influence, both new and old, so I guess you could say their prod …

Short Film on Kutani Choemon Ceramics

Short Film on Kutani Choemon Ceramics

We do tend to bombard you all with pottery here, but for this I can’t apologise as I’m about to share some again, as we visit the studio of Kutani Choemon who have been operating in Japan since 1879 would you believe. I found it really incredible that the current owner Kentaro Kamide is the fourth generation of his family to direct the creation of traditional Kutani Pottery in Ishikawa, such heritage is really something to be …

Short Film on Viola Maker Nicholas Frirsz

Short Film on Viola Maker Nicholas Frirsz

It’s always compelling to be able to share not only a beautiful creation with you, our readers, but a history and a heritage too. Which is why I’m rather eager to showcase the story of Nicholas Frirsz who’s a fifth generation luthier, someone who makes or repairs lutes and other string instruments. In this eight minute short film we get to hear of how he got involved in this family tradition. Now based in New York, Nicholas …

La Mer de Pianos by Tom Wrigglesworth and Mathieu Cuvelier

La Mer de Pianos by Tom Wrigglesworth and Mathieu Cuvelier

It’s not often that both me and Daniel get to sit down and watch a creative video together in the office, usually we’re sitting on separate desks and are focused on our own work but since we’ve been on a late night slog working towards the opening of the shop tonight we were lucky to see a film that caught both of our attentions immediately. We even said it was the …

The Making of a Brand by Jim Bachalo

The Making of a Brand by Jim Bachalo

Filmmaker Jim Bachalo brings us this charming little story about a local bike store which has been run by the same family since 1914. In a short interview type documentary the current owner, Gary Duke, explains to us all the development Dukes has undertaken in this marathon of an existence while emphasising the importance of the store to the local community. As you can see from the image above I’m quite fond of the …