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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Mixed Imagery by Kimberly Wu

My favourite sort of photography doesn’t necessarily have to be about composition or clarity but a lot of the time it’s about the subject in the photograph and the natural lighting. I prefer it when the person taking the picture is inspired by what they’re taking and is very careful about the aesthetics, Kimberly Wu definitely fits this description. She runs two fantastic websites, one more of a blog format and the other showcasing her …

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Objects by Keisuke Iwata

I found these amazing pieces by Japanese born Keisuke Iwata on his personal website which showcases lots of the individual items that he’s made over the years. Above and below you can find some of my favourite pieces, not only the pottery itself but also the imagery in which has been shot. So gentle and simple, really refreshing to see photography like this on a dark and misty day that we’re currently experienc …

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Ceramics by Laura Carlin

Ceramics is a craft that seems to have gradually worked its way into our content on a regular basis over the past few months, we are big fans of subtle design and I think pottery is an obvious platform for this. Keeping things local this morning, we are visiting the work of London based creative Laura Carlin who doubles as both an illustrator and budding ceramic artist. While I was browsing Pintrest this morning …

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Short Film of Clara Romaní’s Ceramics

Barcelona based creative Arnau Tasies got together with close friend and ceramist Clara Romaní to record a short film which would document her work in both an unimposing and revealing way. Clara opts for a completely traditional approach to creating using only water, wind and fire to aid her in each creation. Mastering techniques that have been passed through the ages ensures Clara remains in touch with …

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Gilberto Paim & Elizabeth Fonseca, Ceramists

This morning I came across this fantastic but obscure film by Nina Paim documenting Ceramists Gilberto Paim & Elizabeth Fonseca. Now I don’t mean documentation in a verbal way, more of a silent but artistic way, this piece is full of shots of the couple making pottery in their studio/house. Moving from one process to another, intriguing to say the least. You have to bare with it and take into account the amount of …

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Ceramic Artist Becky Grunder at Work

I seem to have developed a bit of a fascination with ceramics recently, so naturally when filmmaker Chris Grunder brought this insightful short film about a ceramic artist at work, I was compelled to watch on and try to learn a little more. We get an almost ten minute introduction into the artist Becky who actually turns out to be the filmmakers mother, as she explains her passion for creating, and shows us a trick or two …

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