Pottery at EAT, New York City

It seems like we’ve gone New York mad over the last few months, everything that crops up seems to be NYC based, for example our feature with Eunice Lee of UNIS and the Project tradeshow hosted in the big apple. It’s all kicking off soon as well since our next set of features will revolve around some NYC residents and one in-particular, who’ll be highlighted in two or three weeks, put me onto this little local-food cafe …

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Ceramic Lighting by Heather Levine

As the tuesday winds down here in England I just wanted to quickly point everyone in the direction of a wonderful project that I came across late this evening, which I think will finish your day off nicely. I’m talking about the delicate creations of ceramicist Heather Levine, who recently created these handcrafted light-shades in aid of the interior design found in the Wildwood Restaurant, Portland, Oregon. The Los …

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Pottery by Watanabe Takayuki

Today we revisit some pottery, this time the works of Japanese craftsman and creative Watanabe Takayuki based in Izu, Shizuoka. We’ve talked about our love for this expressive art many times before and I guess this set inspired me thanks to photographer Nazara Lázaro who’s been taking pictures for Watanabe in Japan. I found it fascinating to hear that Nazara has been living in a zen monastery, 180 kilometers from Kyoto, at …

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Objects of Empathy by Miya Kondo

A little while back I consciously decided to take my foot off the gas on the ceramics front, in view of keeping our content diverse. However the craft element of pottery has continued to inspire me daily, especially some particular pieces which embody the design ethos often found in Scandinavia and Japan, this being less design evoking more substance. Many of you will know that German designer Dieter Rams has been a big inspi …

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Alvar Aalto Vases

I’ve become quite spontaneous with my posts here on the site, I used to use this space as a place to showcase random bits and bobs with no direct meaning but as time’s passed my taste has become much for refined and the direction of this website has become a lot clearer. I guess I want to offer something different to everything else out there and to ultimately have our own flavour and taste. Something I think …

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Yoko Ozawa Pottery

Some quirky ceramics by Melbourne based potter Yoko Ozawa. Born in Japan, Yoko caught my attention with her simplistic yet rustic style that revolves around function, each piece is quite different in it’s own little way. Rough edges here and there all add to the overall aesthetic, superb stuff if you ask me. Take the white salad bowl for example with the swirly detailing inside, also the tea pot which is pretty much stripped down …

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Selection of Items from OUTBOUND, Japan

I came across this stunning set of imagery today courtesy of Japanese store OUTBOUND. I’m pretty happy that I did, the best source of inspiration always comes when I trickle through other inspiring websites and find the original source, it leads for intriguing imagery and other great content once I’ve fully researched the background information. As far as I know this place is owned by Kazuto Kobayashi, an …

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Derek Wilson Shot by journeyfor for The Bureau

The Bureau in Belfast have been merging their creative talents and their outlet for promotion with Belfast filmmaking studio journeyfor. First it was a short film showcasing the inside of their shop, now they get together to highlight a creative named Derek Wilson through this short film below. Derek happens to be an artist and ceramicist who shares his opinions not only on craftsmanship but also on good design and what …

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Admiring the Work of Toshiko Takaezu

I thought I’d take an alternative approach to creating some content today, bringing across one creative from the past that I’ve been researching into recently who happens to be incredibly inspiring. Having worked with clay and ceramics for over six decades Toshiko Takaezu unfortunately passed away in March of this year. In her wake she left behind a legacy for finding beauty within the experimental and obscure which …

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Set of Ceramics by Martin Goerg

We’re heading to Germany this morning but don’t worry it’s only on a virtual level. This time in aid of visiting the works of a ceramicist who’s really impressed me recently named Martin Georg, so I’ve gathered up a handful of my favourite creations and have showcased them all below. The thing that really excited me about Martins portfolio was his appetite to create larger scale pieces as well as the intricate smaller projects which …

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Set of Imagery from the Analogue Life Store

Japan is always a good place to start if you’re in the mood for a little handcrafted creation, so today we’re heading towards the wonderful imagery found in Nagoya’s very own Analogue Life store. Offering a range of contemporary Japanese house wear products created in a traditional style, Analogue houses the work of many artisans all working out of their own small studios employing techniques which have been …

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Ceramics By Enno Jäkel

Our quest for a little inspiration takes us into europe this morning, to Cologne in Germany to be precise as we bring across this impeccable set of ceramics by artisan Enno Jakel. In recent months the both of us have definitely developed an admiration for the art of creating objects out of clay and porcelain so to stumble across Enno’s work today was the perfect start to my day. What stands Enno’s work aside from a lot of the …

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