The minimal yet organic works by French artist Virginie Hucher echo the colors, forms, and structures of nature and, at the same time, they replicate the fluidity and harmony that emanate from music and dance. While rooted in the abstract tradition, the artist’s ceramic sculptures, paintings, draw
Born in 1982, Naho Kamada is a Japanese metalworker from Kumamoto Prefecture who now resides in Tokyo. She studied under craftsman Takejiro Hasegawa, the third generation of the Hasegawa family who have a long tradition in producing metal items for the tea ceremony.
Every once in a while a young artist reinterprets and reinvents ancient techniques infusing them with a breeze of fresh air. Such is the case of Chicago-based artist Lonney White who for years has been creating abstract-looking black and white wax-based compositions which exude an aura of balance, m
Recently the work of Polish-German contemporary visual artist Alicja Kwade has captured my attention. I was especially intrigued by her ability to break down complex structures into simple and comprehensible visual and physical experiences. Today’s focus is her sculptures and installations, pa
Nankei are a ceramic studio based in the city of Yokkaichi in Japan. They specialise in the production of traditional teapots using classic but timeless designs that date back hundreds of years. This particular area of Japan is known for a fine natural clay that’s fairly smooth in texture. Nan
Who doesn’t enjoy learning more about the making process? Indigo dyeing is such a mystical and unique craft that turns a simple leaf in to a wonderful deep dark blue. Japanese studio Mori Kougei have intertwined this ancient craft with their classic woodworking skill. By using local dyers in t
Tadao Ando is a very divisive architect. I suppose when you are talking about minimalism, you tend to have a small group who rally behind an artist’s work and then those who like to play down the significance of such strict adherence to one’s values. I see Ando as a disciplined practitio