Breathing Earth – Susumu Shingu’s Dream by Thomas Riedelsheimer

Coming across sculptors doesn’t happen as frequently as one might think, which is weird since I’m always on the lookout for them. So, on a whim I decided to revisit an artist that I’ve researched before but didn’t have much luck stringing a post together at the time, the path went a bit stale in terms of imagery and/or a project that would be sufficient to bring him to light. That’s not saying …

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Bottled History by Smith Journal

A few days ago Smith Journal released a new video on their website and I couldn’t pass up the chance to showcase it here, there’s some fantastic up-close imagery and you get a sense of the making process. Plus, it only seemed natural after we showcased their last video on Rohan Anderson’s Smokehouse, both are well thought out and nicely directed. They’re also on totally different subjects, which is nice to see as you often find the same …

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Domo de Argila by Artist Andy Goldsworthy

This short film on artist Andy Goldsworthy seriously caught my attention yesterday, possibly because it brings back memories of ‘Rivers and Tides’, a documentary portrait of Andy Goldsworthy by Thomas Riedelsheimer made over ten years ago. You should 100% watch the trailer to the film on youtube if you get a chance, I was mesmerised by his patience and how he pushes his work right to the edge, often to the point of collapse. If you …

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Ceramic Houses by Rowena Brown

A fantastic short film by Ian Skelly on London based ceramic artist Rowena Brown, who’s a very talented maker indeed. I’ve known about Rowena’s works for a long time but it’s through fantastic videos like this that we get the chance to see the real process behind the objects. In my opinion, when you know the face of the person who’s producing, the reasons why they’re doing it, and also the different stages that the item goes …

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Japanese Craftsman and Making Processes by Adam Fulford

Last night I was supposed to be getting on with some work but I ended up spending half of it watching through these incredible videos placed up by Adam Fulford. I previously sat through one on the lacquer process a few months back but he’s uploaded a lot more and they’re ever so inspiring, I was in awe watching all the craftsmen create in silence, Adam seems to be living a dream of …

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Ray Kappe: His Home, Influences and Processes

I stumbled into a few pieces of content that revolved around architect Ray Kappe and his work, so it seemed right to capture them in one group and discuss some thoughts across the board. Whilst browsing on the Kappe+DU architecture page I came across their blog section that keeps you up to date with their ongoings, most of it is the usual information that firms write about such as event …

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Nakamura Kobo Atelier by TED x Tohoku

We’ve not featured projects involving fabrics here for a while, probably because we’ve not come across anything incredible, maybe also because we’ve tried to step back from this world to set ourselves apart. My passion revolves around the reduction in design down to its purest form, and this specific piece kicked out some thoughts on making as a process and how it’s developed over time. With the modern age that we live in it’s hard to …

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Bucky and Spaceship Earth by Carlos Carcas

Over the weekend I sat and watched Norman Foster in his film “How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?”, a documentary piece on the talented British architect that released late 2010. Don’t ask me why it’s taken me this long to watch it, I guess when there’s so much good material out there it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all. I’m like a wandering turtle who tries to collect all this inspiration, luckily I’ve got this place to dump …

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Potheads by Maker Kim Jaeger

It almost seems ironic that I’ve talked about two similar artists in the space of one week, previously I showcased Stella Baggott from the UK, and today I’m pointing out a film I watched over on vimeo about ceramic artist Kim Jaeger by Historia Films. Kim’s been one of my favourites at Mr Kitly for a little while, who by the way have updated their online shop recently, and is always making experimental shapes and forms. Sometimes …

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Short Film on Bryan Nash Gill

I’d like to turn our collective attention now to an American sculptor who has altered his medium of creativity and found heart in the art of printmaking, not through illustrations of his own but that of the natural world with an ongoing series of woodcuts from a great diversity of tree species. The individual I’m referring to is Connecticut born and based Bryan Nash Gill who’s works document the life and growth of one of the worlds oldest living …

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Short Film Featuring Lacquer Artist Isamu Odashima

After the article that I put together late last week featuring artists and sculptures Alma Allen, Ani Kasten & Adam Silverman, I thought I would showcase another video produced by the same Japanese company but on a slightly different wavelength. This particular video has no English speaking, or English subtitles for that matter, but it has some fantastic shots of lacquer craftsman …

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