Mr Sugawara is an extremely popular maker in Japan, so we asked him kindly if he could craft us some new works and what’s come of it is a really beautiful selection of functional objects.
The imagery here is of frozen methane bubbles that Japanese photographer Ryota Kajita finds on the icy surfaces in Fairbanks, Alaska. They really create the most amazing patterns.
I’m sure you’ve seen Katsufumi Baba’s work featured here on the blog before, so it’s nice to finally put a face to name and showcase some imagery from inside his studio.
A weighty spoon by Ruka Kikuchi, handmade at his workshop in Japan. This has a nice thin handle that’s been welded to the scoop, with little hammer marks running across the surface.
Ever wondered about the Japanese and how they achieve such simplicity and a sense of calm within their homes? If you wanted to see this first hand I’d recommend this series of interviews.
Living in New York, Japanese Artist Hiroyuki Hamada’s main point of exploration is sculpture, but he also uses prints and drawings as a starting point for all his artworks.