Between Painting & Sculpture – Handmade Oval Ceramic Forms by Jun Kaneko
Using mainly primary colours on ceramic oval forms Japanese artist and sculptor Jun Kaneko has been able to create appealing artworks that still look contemporary today.
Synthesis of Color, Shape & Density – Creative Prints by Koshiro Onchi
Inspired by the likes of Wassily Kandinsky and Edvard Munch, Koshiro Onchi was a pioneer of abstract art in Japan, he also modernised printmaking and paved the way for other artists.
Clearing Away Excess and Adornment – Wooden Furniture by Jong-Sun Bahk
Formerly a musician, Korean maker Jong-Sun Bahk creates minimalistic furniture of exquisite craftsmanship, having a unique ability to clear away all excess and exclude adornment.
Film by Takashi Kuroyanagi – Handmade Japanese Paper of Kurotani Kyoto
Takashi Kuroyanagi has visited many workshops in Kyoto to record the techniques of the various craftsmen based there, this subject is Kurotani, a paper making town near Kyoto.
Studio Yunomi – Handmade Expressive Footed, Un-Handled Cups
American potter David owns Studio Yunomi in Atlanta, Georgia where he has really explored and challenged the Yunomi as an object and the different complexities in such a simple shape.
Fragmentation of Space – Bold Striking Forms by Glass Artist Emma Camden
Looking almost like glaciers, or jagged blocks of ice jutting out from the landscape, these cast glass structures are made by Emma Camden at her studio in Whanganui, New Zealand.
The Construction of Simple Elements – Winter Mixture by Artist Gerry Keon
London-based artist Gerry Keon looks to work with simple elements, with his series titled Winter Mixture he has merged block shapes and colour to create an intriguing set of artworks
New Feature – Yusuke Tazawa’s Workshop in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
We commissioned photographer Tatsuji Nagase to capture OEN maker Yusuke Tazawa making the popular 'coffee spoon' from start to finish in both zelkova and cherry.
Sensitive Minute Details – Porcelain Works by Korean Artist Jong Min Lee
These porcelain vessels are particularly fascinating, from afar they have all the hallmarks of simple vessels created in the Joseon Dynasty, but once up-close you notice intricate carving.
Studio Look – Inside Japanese Lacquer Craftsman Mie Yokouchi’s Workshop
Mie Yokouchi creates her urushi works by applying mugi-urushi (a mixture of flour and lacquer) on linen cloth and Japanese paper, here we feature a few photos from inside her workshop.
Exploration of Abstract Negative Space – Glass Sculpture by Richard Whiteley
Australian artist Richard Whitley uses a concept of 'abstract negative space' in his medium of glass sculpture, making space itself it's own form and allowing us to see "nothing" in a solid material.
Simplified Shapes and Colours – Woodblock Prints by Australian Artist Ellie Malin
These prints by Melbourne-based artist Ellie Malin are abstract and unpredictable, merging the natural materials, such as paper and wood used to create them, with the final outcome.