Objects of Use, Oxford

I’m always on the lookout for shops and places displaying honest well-made objects which are both functional and visually appealing. I often find myself taking the simplest of objects and being immersed in the details and intricacies within. The ones which look great on a shelf and do an equally impressive job doing what they’ve been made to do. One shop I came across which instantly caught my eye was Objects of Use in Oxford, England …

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Interior Pieces by Hiromatsu Furniture Inc.

The works that I’m presenting to you all today come from Hiromatsu Furniture, a company situated on the Japanese island Kyushu within Okawa, Fukuoka. Hiromatsu manufacture a number of elegant furnishings and wooden interior goods. The pieces created blend both traditional and contemporary Japanese design, with minimal decoration to the wood but clear indications of ancient joinery and craftsmanship techniques …

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The Potters of Muchelney

John Leach is the eldest grandson of acclaimed potter Bernard Leach. John apprenticed to his grandfather and father, David Leach, at St. Ives Pottery in the early years of his craft before starting his own outfit named Muchelney Pottery in 1965 with his wife Lizzie. Muchelney homes itself within a comfortable thatched cottage in southern Somerset, just below Langport. Working alongside John are Potters Nick Rees and Mark Melbourne …

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