Short Film on John Pomp Studios

I don’t think I could ever grow tired of seeing glass being blown as it’s such an enchanting process seeing the material transform from one state to another. I just wish there were more short films of this quality around, I get really excited when I stumble across short docs like we have here today as I know how few and far between they can be. I can’t complain though as this piece on John Pomp’s Studio in Philadelphia is a real treat to …

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Herriott Grace Documentary Trailer

I always go through a short phase where I can’t seem to find any inspiring films but usually some other type of content will satisfy my needs. Saying that, I came across this today on my hunt around the web and it instantly hit me that we’ve covered this fantastic duo before. Daniel previously wrote about this father daughter partnership, Lance and Nikole Herriott, who live quite a distance apart, with Lance residing in Victoria, British Columbia and …

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Fragments of Time by Shelley Williams

The olympics seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue here in England, especially prior to the Queens celebrations these past few days. With the Olympics in mind I thought we’d focus on one of the artists who has been commissioned to create work for the games. My internet search found me watching this delightful short film by director Shelly Williams which follows the work of Ben Dearnley, a professional sculptor working in collaboration …

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Furniture Fit for the Kingdom

Today I thought I’d showcase this film that I came across yesterday morning, directed by Nathan Clarke it’s a short documentary type piece on furniture maker Harrison Higgins. The Virginia woodworker describes his ideology and how he feels about making functional items out of wood, also we are guided through some of the processes such as wood turning thanks to Nathan Clarke’s fantastic moving imagery. This video is actually …

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Manos, Pottery Studio by Oscar Liedgren

This post is a case of one project leading to another as we return to talented Swedish filmmaker Oscar Liegren and his latest short film which features Potter Karin Eriksson in her studio. Many of you enjoyed Oscar’s previous piece we shared on Kiki, the Japanese design store in Stockholm, so I decided to keep a close eye on the filmmaker which luckily paid dividends today. It’s been a little while since we’ve featured a pottery based film …

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Ben Saunders: Living on Ice

Inspiration has always come in many different shapes and sizes for us, so I’m sure I won’t have to ask for too much forgiveness from you all in sharing this short documentary on British Polar explorer Ben Saunders, as he prepared for his North Pole speed record attempt last year. Admittedly this is a little off topic for us but I’m not particularly sorry on that score because I know so many of you will appreciate Ben’s courageous …

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Short Film on Heath Ceramics

We love supporting companies with integrity and substance at the core of their existence and Heath Ceramics in California fits right into this very mould. They’ve modernised the project started by Edith Heath back in 1948 to remain ahead of the current market without compromising the legacy Edith left upon passing in 2005. Today whilst browsing around their webpage I came across this short film on the company which goes a long way in sum …

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The Lively Hood Series: Adam’s Rib

This project was a bit of a pleasant surprise and one that we will gratefully welcome into our archive with open arms. It’s been put together by filmmaking duo James Arthurs and Cam Roden and they’ve basically set about creating a series which shares the individual stories of craftsmen and women operating locally to Toronto. Through this particular film we’re introduced to Marc Russel who custom builds his own hand-built canoes and …

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Short Film: Portrait of a Surfer

It’s curve ball time as we throw this short film from the Swamis Surf company into the format which investigates what makes British and European longboard champion Sam Bleakley tick. Although surfing is a little out of the scope of our staple design content Sam takes his sport to the point of artistry, which we found very inspiring, so I couldn’t help but share this with you all today. I’m not sure there’s a better advert for the surf scene in West …

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Balancing Blocks by Part & Parcel

First up I have to thank the creative duo over at Baron Wells, Dominick Volini and Mads Madsen, for putting us on to this fantastic creative film that their friends at Part and Parcel have put together, it’s barely been touched but I have to credit them for the find nevertheless. For those interested we are actually running a short promotion in the online shop n all items Baron Wells this week, so pop in before Sunday to grab a bargain. Back on topic …

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Yasuaki Onishi by Mark & Angela Walley

As many of you may already know I’m quite a big fan of the filming style of Mark and Angela Walley, I’m just glad they’re equally adept at sourcing out some really innovative artists like Yasuaki Onishi who features in this film of theirs that I’m sharing today. I’ve not come across Yasuaki before but I was taken aback by his installation in Houston’s Rice Gallery which explores the idea of gravity in a visual form, I just wish this was being shown in …

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Colour in Clay (1941) Short Film

This short film really made my morning, it’s been released by the British Council and features a factory tour of Wedgwood in 1941 with some rather amusing commentary throughout. We’re taken back to an age where almost everything was crafted by hand with an eye for detail, this production line prided itself on some of the finest craftsmanship in the world. So seeing these items being put together in the video below it’s no surprise that their …

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