It’s very difficult to showcase the hard work and dedication that goes on behind the scenes to craft exquisite works of art through imagery alone. Japanese woodworking studio Mori Kougei has multiple facets to their making process that are note-worthy. This new short film does a great job of break
Who doesn’t like a good short film? I came across this stunning piece by Director David Cerqueiro for NOWNESS titled ‘Stone Cut’ that gives us the rare insight in to the lie of sculptor Etsuro Sotoo. Hi work is certainly rare; working on the unfinished masterpiece Basilca Sagrada F
I remember back in 2012 purchasing the first book by Makoto Azuma titled ‘Encylopedia of Flowers’. Drawn in by the book design by Kenya Hara, a designer who helps MUJI with their own branding and image, I then became fascinated by artist Makoto Azuma’s work itself and his stunning
BUAISOU are indigo farmers and dyers based in Tokushima, Japan and pride themselves on controlling the whole process from start to finish by using traditional techniques.
Thanks to the tone in this short documentary piece by Boyter & Pope they were really able to capture the urgency needed to protect the different crafts that are slowly dwindling in Japan.
This short video series by Edwin Lee focuses on Japanese craftsmen, which this particular piece on craftsman Kinzaburo Kitamura who makes incense sticks and fragrances in Osaka, Japan.
Gangolf Ulbricht is one of the last makers left in Europe producing paper by hand. This short film gives us a glimpse inside his studio in Berlin where he talks about the craft and his work.
Robert Wiezorek is a German filmmaker who undertook the project of documenting the work of a traditional pottery workshop called Asahiyaki in Uji, a city just south of Kyoto in Japan.
Keikou Tanabe is taking part in the tradition of Yuzen Dyeing, a technique that is part of the Kimono making process and requires the artist to apply dyes to the fabric in order to depict cultural life.
Today I wanted a highlight a short film produced by Break Water Studios, they have put together a video on talented stained glass craftsman Norbert Sattler who resides in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The fantastic short film by Seattle-based filmmaker Taylor Hawkins explores the work made by a series of talented lacquer craftsman in Aizuwakamatsu, a city in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
Takashi Kuroyanagi has visited many workshops in Kyoto to record the techniques of the various craftsmen based there, this subject is Kurotani, a paper making town near Kyoto.