Pia Wüstenberg: Tale of Two Halves

Pia Wüstenberg: Tale of Two Halves

A short film on designer Pia Wüstenberg’s glass vessels, produced from rich gem-toned, hand-blown glass and a single wooden branch, sourced from her native Finland.

Peter Alexander: The Color of Light

Peter Alexander: The Color of Light

Peter studied architecture as a young man before switching to art in the mid-1960s, his inspiration for his sculpture is his hometown of California, mainly the distinctive light and clear ocean.

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.

Calligraphy by Japanese Artist Sen

Calligraphy by Japanese Artist Sen

This short film and photography captures the making process of talented Japanese calligrapher Sen (aka Rinka Obitsu), who’s attempting to perfect her calligraphy through a piece titled “Prayer”.

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.

Steven Branfman, Raku Master

Steven Branfman, Raku Master

Steven Branfman has specialised in the Raku technique and process for over 30 years. In this video we’re introduced to his workshop and studio, showcasing his skills on the wheel and the Raku technique in general.

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 …

MUNIO Home

MUNIO Home

Yesterday morning I watched Glas for possibly the tenth time (I know, only ten!). This short video was made by master film maker Bert Haanstra, in which it received a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film which is backed completely by …

Kim Emanuel, The Soap Man of San Francisco

Kim Emanuel, The Soap Man of San Francisco

Having an emotional connection to your work is something that I’ve only just started to explore in greater detail. I think having this knowledge of yourself and being happy in your own skin creates ideas and concepts far better than someone who isn’t ‘present’, or an individual who has little connection with their product. I suppose this applies to all parts of creativity. The piece that I’ve embedded below highlights the fantastic work …