Patterns & Fine Details – Fresh Metalwork in OEN Shop by Rieko Fujimoto
It’s been a long time since we last highlighted the work of Japanese metal craftsman Rieko Fujimoto. I just received some new cutlery from her collection, all of which are handcrafted by Rieko at her studio in Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture. So it seemed about time I recaptured them and tested out my new camera lenses on her most recent arrivals.
Obviously it’s good to recapture the work as there’s often subtle differences in each new arrival. Sometimes the craftsman has refined the design to make them more functional. This can be over a period of months or even years, so it’s important to keep photographing them to spot any changes. This time I paid particular attention to the small markings on the cutlery, as well as taking some photographs of the works being held in the hand, as I think these give perspective on the size of each piece.
The Aluminium Soup Spoon is a particular favourite of mine, I think I’m drawn towards the pattern on the back of the spoon. It shows where Rieko has hammed to shape the actual spoon, small little diamond markings scattered all over, it’s quite beautiful. Here are a few photos to show you, others like this can be seen in the shop. Enjoy.