A look Inside the Sukima Studio

I’ll be honest here and admit I don’t know an awful lot about the Sukima Studio in Denmark, but I enjoyed these photos of their working space all the same so I’ve brought them across as a little nod of appreciation to their craft. What I do know is that their small team dedicates itself to creating porcelain objects by hand in a beautiful rustic style, so we’re in for a bit of a visual treat here with this great photography series. This project highlights …

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Porcelain by Taizo Kuroda

My mind is always brought to debate when I see Japanese ceramics and pottery as I’m often baffled by their ability to craft something that is equally clean and pure as it is rich in substance and character. Perhaps it’s the Japanese’s inherent connection to perfecting each process which brings out such beauty, but in my humble opinion I’ve seen few better than this collection we’re sharing today, created by Taizo Kuroda. With …

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Works from the Otani Pottery Studio, Japan

Some lovely imagery from the Otani Pottery Studio, a website that I stumbled across this morning on my travels, very pure and simple, it was a perfect way to start my day. The Otani studio was actually founded by husband and wife team Tetsuya and Momoko Otani in 2008. It’s located in Shigaraki, one of the 6 oldest pottery sites in Japan, they live in the middle of the mountains with their 3 daughters, 2 cats and 1 dog …

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Ceramics and Objects by Sfera

A blog worth visiting is that of Iain Claridge, a small independent design studio based in Bristol, England. They’re regularly showcasing some inspiring imagery and great design related works, so today I decided to put together something that I spotted on their blog a few days back, the works of Sfera. Although Iain Claridge captured some images they didn’t really delve into the company as such so I thought it would be nice to do …

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Hedwig Bollhagen Workshops for Ceramics Photographed by Janne Peters

Today I thought I’d pick up some fantastic imagery taken by the ever so impressive German Photographer Janne Peters. Her works are very diverse in subject but she has a crisp and modern aesthetic that’s nice to see in this often cluttered world. I’m particularly fond of her neutral colour palette, the whites and dark greys always make for great viewing. This series that I’ve …

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Sori Yanagi, Kitchen and Tableware

Today I found myself exploring the life and works of one of the most famous product designers in Japan, Sori Yanagi. It was sad to hear when he passed away at the age of 96 late last year, but at the same time I couldn’t help but marvel in his achievements and stature. An incredible human being that played an important and fascinating role in Japanese modern design, helping to kickstart the economy after World …

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Set of Ceramics by Maria Kristofersson

It’s hard to grumble at a little Nordic inspiration to start the week off so I’ve brought across the work of Swedish creative Maria Kristofersson as I really enjoyed browsing over her ceramic collection this weekend. Maria is often noted for her rugged yet quirky creations that hold quite an individual aesthetic. It’s evident that although Maria tends to work in conventional forms crafting bowls, plates and various vessels she does …

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Short Film on Kutani Choemon Ceramics

We do tend to bombard you all with pottery here, but for this I can’t apologise as I’m about to share some again, as we visit the studio of Kutani Choemon who have been operating in Japan since 1879 would you believe. I found it really incredible that the current owner Kentaro Kamide is the fourth generation of his family to direct the creation of traditional Kutani Pottery in Ishikawa, such heritage is really something to be …

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Short Film by Yuki Kokubo

I don’t know if anyone else finds this but Friday always seems to be quite a reflective day for me, a chance to look back on the weeks work and reestablish where things are going for the next week ahead. So being Friday I thought I’d bring across a little documentary style film which is quite reflective in it’s nature, as it follows the lives of two Japanese potters who are dealing with life after the terrible natural disasters …

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A Selection of Pottery by Marguerite Wildenhain

I’ve become very much intrigued by the Bauhaus and how it all started, over time this has helped me discover some interesting places on the internet, one of those being a small design and art blogspot that goes by the name of MONDOBLOGO. I found a great article on there which showcased some of the “women of the Bauhaus”, this led me onto exploring the tory behind these creatives. So when I went hunting for inform …

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The Inspirations and Works of Potter Len Castle

Aha! Here we go again, more pottery and ceramics. This time in the form of New Zealand potter Len Castle who received a CBE for Services to Pottery and has also been awarded many merits over his lifetime for his work in the creative arts. Although he sadly passed away at the age of 86 in 2011 his work still lives on and it’s fantastic to see not only his pieces, which are magical and quite unbelievable, but also his insp …

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Superfolk Mug Feature by Makers & Brothers

Were revisiting a pottery studio again, this time thanks to a feature that the Makers and Brothers website put together. I’ve only recently come across their cracking project but it’s a retail venture developed by two brothers called Jonathan and Mark Legge. Their idea is to showcase and sell simple things that are handmade and that are designed and crafted objects of integrity. Based in Ireland, I think they’re doing a cracking …

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