Every so often you acquire those quaint objects that seem to have a real presence about them, for me the little round brass cup by Austrian metal workshop Carl Aubock is one of them.
We collaborated with talented photographer Wataru Murakami, who has quite an eye for capturing craftsmen at work, to photograph OEN makers Yuichiro and Satoko Suzuki.
A new addition to the feature section is a piece on Japanese woodworker and craftsman Hiroyuki Sugawara, who creates out of his studio in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
I’m sure you’ve seen Katsufumi Baba's work featured here on the blog before, so it’s nice to finally put a face to name and showcase some imagery from inside his studio.
For Autumn 2015 we've received a new batch of ceramics from talented Japanese potter Misa Kumabuchi, she uses varied glaze effects to achieve these matte speckled colours.
We commissioned photographer Tatsuji Nagase to capture OEN maker Yusuke Tazawa making the popular 'coffee spoon' from start to finish in both zelkova and cherry.
Mie Yokouchi creates her urushi works by applying mugi-urushi (a mixture of flour and lacquer) on linen cloth and Japanese paper, here we feature a few photos from inside her workshop.
We commissioned photographer Shigekazu Shinya to capture OEN maker Maiko Okuno woodturning, applying lacquer, also sharpening and working with her tools.
Carl gives us a unique look at how the brass paperweights are crafted in his studio, from polishing the brass and filing them, each are quite individual and require different processes.
Our newest feature gives us a look inside the Hornvarefabrikken atelier in Bovlingbjerg, Denmark where their craftsmen create beautiful hornwares to stand the test of time.