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 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.
This segment from the documentary named ‘Art House’ by Don Freeman focuses specifically on the Nakashima studio and their furniture. How does “spirituality” add value to these pieces?
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.
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”.
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 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.
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 …
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 …
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 …