Finishing with Potter Koichi Ohara

Finishing with Potter Koichi Ohara

Currently I’m experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the potters wheel, as the studio we attend locally is closed while the owner takes a well deserved holiday. Although I can’t actually get involved myself for a few weeks I’ve been enjoying watching others undertake the process earlier today, so hopefully when the time does come to flick the switch on the wheel and sculpt a shape in my hands I’ll have further knowledge and …

Series of Sculptures by Pamela Sunday

Series of Sculptures by Pamela Sunday

At the turn of the year I thought I’d come through with a selection of sculptures to compliment our recent interview with American artist Patrick Dougherty. I’ve strayed away from wood however and put together a series of imagery from another American creative, the lady in question being Pamela Sunday who works in the medium of clay. Based in the Italian-American neighbourhood of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Pamela shares her …

Series of Ceramics by Mary Kay Botkins

Series of Ceramics by Mary Kay Botkins

I thought I’d come through with a little ceramic work this afternoon to compliment what we’ve already curated so far this week. So once again I scoured around the various creative networks to see what I could come up with and I landed upon the page of Mary Kay Botkins, who I have to admit I’m not all that familiar with. Based in East Dundee, Iiinois Mary is a potter who creates some quite fascinating objects that are designed for function, yet take …

Short Film on Sunset Craftsmanship Co

Short Film on Sunset Craftsmanship Co

Outside of Japan these bags are really hard to get your hands on, which is a bit of a shame because here we get to see a video which showcases lots of love and attention to detail as each individual bag gets put together. I’ll have to hold my hands up and admit I’ve not seen too much else from Sunset Craftsmanship co but I’m sure if you spoke to Mark he’d know a little more about them. Personally I was taken aback by the skill …

Elephant Ceramics, Brooklyn, NY Photographed by Jennifer Causey

Elephant Ceramics, Brooklyn, NY Photographed by Jennifer Causey

I found this gem of a series today which is part of The Makers Project by Jennifer Causey, a photographer that’s been on my watch list for quite sometime now. We actually wrote a post on the project a while back but I thought this particular one was definitely worth pointing out as we visit the studio of ceramicist Michele Michael of Elephant Ceramics. Michele designs and …

Selection of Ceramics from the Rosenfield Collection

Selection of Ceramics from the Rosenfield Collection

The majority of the creative individuals that we find really inspiring here on the site seem to have put together their own collections of work from fellow creatives as a reference point. Nigel Cabourn for example hosts his own gathering of over 4,000 pieces of vintage mens garments, just so he’s never short of inspiration. With collections in mind, I’m excited to …

The Knife Maker From Made by Hand

The Knife Maker From Made by Hand

The good folks over at Made by Hand have been out creating again, bringing us their second short film tonight which involves Joel Bukiewicz a Knife Maker based in Brooklyn. Aspiring to be a writer, Joel stumbled across the art of bespoke knife making while drowning his sorrows in a sea of creative projects. Although this is something Joel fell into in some respects we hear how he realised the potential in …

Power of Making by Victoria and Albert Museum

Power of Making by Victoria and Albert Museum

Since words like craftsmanship, tradition, handmade and skill are thrown around a lot in this day and age, the Victoria and Albert Museum decided to investigate what all of this actually means. The exhibition ‘Power of Making’ is presenting a selection of more than 100 crafted objects by amateurs and leading makers alike. Ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a ceramic eye patch, a fine metal flute to dry …

Furniture by Jason Lewis

Furniture by Jason Lewis

Chicago-based designer/maker Jason Lewis creates these beautiful pieces of furniture in his studio, which includes seating, tables, storage units, and other customs items. From what I’ve read up Jason worked as an apprentice to Bauhaus guru Berthold Schwaiger, who’s an award-winning furniture master craftsman. Schwaiger unfortunately passed away in 2006, but he will be forever known for his complex engineering …

Joe White, Guitar Maker by Philip James

Joe White, Guitar Maker by Philip James

We love seeing objects being made, I think there’s something quite enticing about seeing block materials transformed into a new form, particularly if it’s wooden. Joe White who is based in Aldershot here in England humbly works with wood each day crafting bespoke handmade guitars, that really are a beauty to behold. It’s always inspiring to come across creative people who are in absolute love with what they do, not for …