Ceramics by Shinsaku Nakazono

Ceramics by Shinsaku Nakazono

Let me just start off by saying wow, these pots are absolutely incredible. As soon as I saw these beautiful works by Japanese potter Shinsaku Nakazono, they really did blow me away and gave me a lot to think about.

Hand Blown Glass by Studio Prepa at OEN Shop

Hand Blown Glass by Studio Prepa at OEN Shop

I find the production of glass very intriguing. The fact that there’s certain limits when making glass is an interest to me, the material is notoriously hard to work with and not that simple to conquer as a maker.

Textiles by Hiroko Takeda

Textiles by Hiroko Takeda

It’s intriguing to think that many of my influences revolve around nature itself, even if it’s unclear at first this component always shines through. For example with craft, it’s design stripped back to only the necessary, using bare basic material.

Takeshi Yasuda, Made in China

Takeshi Yasuda, Made in China

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.

Metal Cans by Japanese Atelier SyuRo

Metal Cans by Japanese Atelier SyuRo

With the holidays arriving in next to no time, it’s been hectic here in the office. We’ve had some big boxes take over the floor space and have re-stocked various items in the shop. I think I’ll be glued to my camera over the next month, hoping to catch any sort of daylight that appears so I can convey these in the best way possible. Now that the weather has turned sour here in the UK it’s hard to capture them in the way that I want, or as you …

KOBO by Peter Ivy in Collaboration with Takahashi Midori

KOBO by Peter Ivy in Collaboration with Takahashi Midori

Designers in collaboration with craftsmen can often work well, especially when you pull in the likes of Peter Ivy. I’ve never talked about him here before, but I’ve been a fan of his work for a long time, and although I don’t know much about him on a personal level I regularly check his website to see what he gets up to. Peter lives and works in Japan where he produces glassware under the studio …