Situated in the beautiful landscape of Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture, here Akihiko Sugita crafts his fine wooden objects by hand which are then hand finished with lacquer.
This grouping named 'Kashiwan', which means oak bowl in Japanese, is a fantastic series by Kihachi Workshop. They're hand turned at their workshop in the Yamanaka region.
We had some beautiful sunshine this week, so it seemed about time I updated some of the photographs of the objects made by husband and wife team Fujii Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Although in some cases Shinobu Hashimoto’s work is very understated, using black slips with gold tones shining through, he also makes pieces that are bold and striking.
Japanese maker Hiroyuki Sugawara has crafted this special wooden bowl for us here at OEN, which has been hand turned on his lathe at his studio in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
This week we received a fresh new shipment from Hornvarefabrikken at OEN shop, so I thought I would present a few new objects here which include some chopsticks and spoons.
Woodwork handmade by Taisuke Hirabayashi, a Japanese craftsman who turns functional objects from wood. Not only are they simple, they also have a distinct style of their own.
Mr Sugawara is an extremely popular maker in Japan, so we asked him kindly if he could craft us some new works and what's come of it is a really beautiful selection of functional objects.
Stefan has now returned to his original concept for the Water Cup, firing this new selection using oil, also layering on the porcelain slip thicker to create a frosty looking glaze.
A weighty spoon by Ruka Kikuchi, handmade at his workshop in Japan. This has a nice thin handle that’s been welded to the scoop, with little hammer marks running across the surface.
Yumiko iihoshi has produced this new series titled ReIRABO, Irabo being a type of Korean pottery that was admired by Japanese tea-masers as they embodied a “high aesthetic ideal”.
It’s been a while since we last received a fresh batch of bowls from Jonathan Leech, so today we're pleased to showcase these beautiful wooden vessels by the English maker himself.