Porcelain Tableware and Wall Installations by Basma Osama

Recently, I have been considering the world of ceramics in terms of inspiration and as a personal pursuit. Being a purist, the beauty of materials in their raw, or near-raw state, is highly appealing. The endless amount of clay bodies, each with their individual characteristics, naturally lend themselves to the appreciation of materials. Porcelain, mostly comprised of kaolin, holds a special place in my …

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CALDER | PROUVÉ at Galerie Patrick Seguin

The good folks at Patrick Seguin recently released some imagery from their latest exhibition that started on Saturday titled ‘CALDER | PROUVÉ’, which will run until November 2nd, 2013. Sculptors haven’t really featured here that often, but when I do pick one out they always bring something unique and different to the table. One artist that has been on the blog in the past is Alexander Calder, and my office is littered with books revolving around the …

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Shizuko Hasuo Ceramics Exhibition at utsuwa-KU Gallery

Today I had a craving for some natural looking pottery, I’m not sure why this came about, maybe because I’ve been looking at architecture and industrial products quite a lot. For some reason I always get in to a particular fascination with certain types of design, this even runs through to the things that I buy for the office or household. For example, recently I purchased a set of Vitsoe …

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High-rise by Photographer Peter Bobby

Although I have more of an interest in residential architecture than commercial or business orientated builds, I have to say this recent project by photographer Peter Bobby certainly caught my attention. I guess houses excite me because you can play with the idea of function in the home, you can also be tailored towards the space and the user. With a commercial build you’re often catering for a wide variety of individuals and it can’t …

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New Interview with Sculptor and Artist Rodger Stevens

Since some of you are regulars to the blog but can’t always check back with the site itself, I decided to write a quick post notifying you all of a new interview/feature that went live a few days back. We got together with American artist and sculptor Rodger Stevens, who we’ve long been admirers of and have featured on the blog a few times before (you may recall his work). I’ve had the pleasure …

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Ceramic Works by Jennifer Lee

Pottery has been quite high on my agenda recently, I’ve been slowly creeping back in to the workshop so it seems like a great time to go searching around for inspiration. One thing I’ve found myself doing is looking at my home country for possible independents and creatives that might have the same sort of aesthetic as myself, not in any particular field but just as a generic thing. Interestingly, I’ve come across lots of individ …

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Beloved Pots by Swedish Potter Stefan Andersson

Our good friend, and fellow maker in the store, Stefan Andersson recently unveiled his new catalogue from his upcoming solo exhibition at Blås & Knåda in Stockholm, Sweden. Running from the 16th of March to the 10th of April, he’ll be showcasing a new collection titled ‘Beloved Pots’ that’s based on the first ever pieces of stoneware, made 1500-3000 years ago, loosely inspired by …

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Lost Ceremony – Ghosts in the Workshop by Adam Marelli

I haven’t covered an exhibition in a while and I thought this specific project perfectly summed up the inspirations here on the site, actually it’s almost uncanny the parallels between the two. The project as a whole focuses on Japanese Master Craftsmen as an endangered species, and has been part of photographer Adam Marelli’s multi year study on the uncertain future of ancient traditions. As …

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CEREMONY Tea Set by Claesson Koivisto Rune & Mjölk

Our friends at Mjölk have recently collaborated with Swedish architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune on a unique project. The Claesson Koivisto Rune studio was founded in Stockholm by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune in 1995, the studio met both John and Juli Baker, founders of Mjölk, in 2011 and since then decided to work in partnership on a concept. The items they ended …

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Photographs of Maiko Okuno’s Lacquerware Exhibition

I’m not usually one to split up images like this, I prefer to keep them all landscape or at least have a mixture of the two sizes. But since it’s Friday I thought I’d let myself off, also these are very tasty indeed so I knew even though they weren’t that big you would still appreciate them. Sometimes I think I need to document these so people in the future can look back and see all this fantastic work …

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Wood in Progress by Ernst Gamperl

Ernst Gamperl is a bit of a legend in the craft circles, I’m surprised we haven’t talked about him before because his wooden forms are spectacular to say the least. It seems like a good time to visit his works and showcase some exciting shapes that might get you all inspired, it certainly had me intrigued. I personally felt bringing over photos of his work in a singular fashion could of been one dimensional, so I put together a selection from …

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Function Dysfunction Exhibition with Alma Allen, Ani Kasten & Adam Silverman

The function vs non-function debate is one that I regularly battle with, as a designer my urge to make things structural and quite conformative is a very natural one, I like the idea of ordering disorder. But one thing I’ve been trying to do lately is to step outside this mindset and be more free and creative in other fields where it sees fit. Obviously, I’ll still have that element of functionality inside of me …

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