Art in Progress by Leonora Hamill

Obviously when it comes to art, craft and design it’s often the face value of a project that excites the majority, however one thing that always grips my interest is the context to the visual, the concept behind it and how the piece has been made. Which is why when I came across this project by photographer/artist Leonora Hamill that documents the spaces different creatives set to work in I was fascinated to observe where the magic happens …

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Violin Maker Melvin Goldsmith

At lunch we both came across this short video by Crane TV that really captured our imagination, it’s a piece which features violin maker Melvin Goldsmith. Melvin is a very talented man and made his first violin at the age of 12, his Grandfather taught him the ropes and happened to be a decent amateur violin maker himself. So technically he’s been making violins for for around 32 years which is quite astonishing if you ask me, and the pro …

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Introducing Olli Salumeria

Keith Ehrlich, the man behind the Made by Hand film series, provides us all with further inspiring content whilst introducing a fourth generation Salumi Maker in the process. Working under another of his aliases “The Bureau of Common Goods“, Keith investigates all things Olli Salumeria which was founded by two close friends Olivero Colmignoli and Charles Vosmik in Virginia, America. Curating the knowledge of their ancest …

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A look Inside the Sukima Studio

I’ll be honest here and admit I don’t know an awful lot about the Sukima Studio in Denmark, but I enjoyed these photos of their working space all the same so I’ve brought them across as a little nod of appreciation to their craft. What I do know is that their small team dedicates itself to creating porcelain objects by hand in a beautiful rustic style, so we’re in for a bit of a visual treat here with this great photography series. This project highlights …

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Short Film on Yoshi Masuda by Mackenzie Sheppard

For a little while now I have been patiently waiting for the arrival of this short film, as the teaser has sat in our archives and I have passed email back and forth with Mackenzie the filmmaker. This isn’t a criticism by the way, I know these things take time and in my humble opinion this film has been more than worth the wait because Yoshi, the individual found at the heart of …

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Imagery of Sculptor James Blain Blunk

I felt today would be a good time to visit the work of James Blain Blunk or J.B Blunk as he was affectionately known whilst alive, as I’m keen to keep a little craftsmanship flowing through our format. I was casually taking a read through his dedicated webpage this morning and I was lucky enough to stumble across these great film photography shots of Mr Blunk creating. For those of you who haven’t come across …

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Baking Dutch Oven Bread with Tiger in a Jar

Kinfolk continue their support of the independent creative scene by collaborating with the Tiger in a Jar collective to create a charming short film which highlights the beauty of baking Dutch oven bread. The guilty conscience in me has to admit that I don’t actually bake as much fresh bread as I should, I’m addicted to the smell of it though so this project is a welcome reminder to get into the kitchen and make some of …

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Admiring the Work of Sculptor Richard Serra

Over the Christmas period I came across the work of Richard Serra through an insightful book that follows his achievements over the past forty years. So I thought we’d mark this new found interest in his creations with a follow up post here on the site as some of his works are really quite astounding. For those that haven’t come across the American artist and sculptor before Richard focuses around a very minimal yet industrial …

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A conversation with Josh Vogel by YHBHS

I wouldn’t say that we regularly point out interviews on other websites, usually we save this for the twitter account, but last night I got really into this piece by a blog titled You Have Been Here Sometime. I wouldn’t say it’s an interview in a normal format, it’s pretty much a dialogue between two artists/craftsmen, one being the interviewer and the other being Josh Vogel. Now if you don’t remember Josh Vogel has made an appea…

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Nakashima Woodworker by Bob Krist

Recently I’ve gathered a bit of interest for George Nakashima and his woodwork, I really like the story behind it and how his daughter Mira has taken over, embracing the ethos and carrying on the tradition. So when I woke up this morning and stumbled across filmmaker Bob Krist’s page I had no problem in posting up this lovely short film about the Nakashima Woodworker workshop in New Hope, Pennsylvania …

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Imagery from Andrea Brugi

Floating around the web last night I stumbled across these great rustic looks from carpenter and all round creative Andrea Brugi, who has been kind enough to share a little behind the scenes of his working world. Browsing through these it quickly became evident how much Andrea lives and breathes a creative lifestyle, which could be described as a bohemian alternative to the traditional way of living. I think what’s most impre …

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Takashi Tomii, Woodworker

Some great functional items by Japanese woodworker Takashi Tomii who was kind enough to send me these through email. I’ve had my eye on this designer for quite a while now and I’ve been a subscriber to his blog hoping one day I could collect enough imagery to share his story. Today seems like a good time, a nice subject to wind down to on a Friday. All of these pieces are turned and hand tooled into shape in his work …

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