Refined by Fire, Potter Clayton Amemiya

Refined by Fire, Potter Clayton Amemiya

This short film captures “nature as inspiration” first hand thanks to Clayton Amemiya, a Hawaiian artist who was originally taught in Okinawa by Japanese master potter Seisho Kuniyoshi.

Souls of Zen – Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan

Souls of Zen – Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan

I’m not the sort to discuss movies that require payment, I tend to have a preference towards films that are free for all to view. No matter your background or financial situation we can all take something from the experience. But like everything in life, we do have to support these creatives and give them some compensation for all their hard work and time. In fact, I’m not against support …

Japanese Glassware by Shotoku Glass Co.

Japanese Glassware by Shotoku Glass Co.

Apologies to all of you who have been looking for good video content. I have come across a few short films on my travels but they’ve not really ticked all the right boxes. Some were in a foreign language, which doesn’t really help in terms of inspiration, well unless the imagery is absolutely superb. One clip I did find was on woodworker Takahashi Hidetoshi, the forms that he makes are pretty sensational and I’ve always admired how …

DISCIPLINE – Living With Mario Bellini

DISCIPLINE – Living With Mario Bellini

I’m always on the lookout for a series that can inspire me on a more consistent basis, today’s post features world renowned Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini. The short film was produced for Discipline who are a new brand that I’ve not come across before, but they seem to be promoting an interesting array of designs in their online shop, also representing different designers in a more foreword thinking manner. Making the education …

Wood Fired Pottery by Hannah Lawrence

Wood Fired Pottery by Hannah Lawrence

Yesterday at the pottery studio I was determined to make a teapot, so I had the studio owner throw the main body for me on the wheel to show the general process and how one can be formed. Like anything new, my first set of attempts were extremely poor, and I couldn’t quite grasp what I was actually trying to do. As time passed, many hours in fact, I finally got the hang of it and I could make the basic shape of the body without the clay collapsing on me …

Profile on Dutch Furniture Company Royal Ahrend and Designer Friso Kramer

Profile on Dutch Furniture Company Royal Ahrend and Designer Friso Kramer

It didn’t take long for me to step back in to my architectural ways, I feel like it’s been a bit heavy on the subject lately and that I haven’t given anything else a chance to soak through. To be honest, it could be down to a couple of books that came in to the shop last week relating to a few certain architects, I had a cheeky look and each one made me go on to discover more. As you …