Ceramics by Japanese Maker Toru Hatta

Two things that I have no problem finding in terms of inspiration are furniture and pottery. For some reason they’re at the forefront, whether that be a particular phase at the moment I’m not sure (quite possibly), but I’m always keeping my eyes on the ground for other content and avenues to pursue. I suppose as I’m getting quite adept as a potter myself I’m finding some fascinating works across the web. One of my favourites recently, and …

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Through Landscape by Young-Mi Kim

I’ve spent most of my time at the pottery studio lately experimenting with a mixture of glazes, also testing a variety of application methods to see what effect they have on the finished pot. This includes sponges, brushes, also just standard dipping. The problem I seem to be having is that I’m a stickler for functionality, so instantly the form has to be both easy on the eye and, more importantly, nice to hold in the hand. But what I’m coming to realise …

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Vases and Tableware by Japanese Maker Keiichi Tanaka

One individual that I’ve had my beady little eye on is Japanese maker Keiichi Tanaka, who I happened to write about last year alongside fellow Japanese creator Aya Omachi. So as I was searching for more information, also hoping that I’d run across new work I hadn’t seen before, it seemed to be my lucky day when I walked in to Keiichi’s personal portfolio site. Oddly enough, I didn’t find this …

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Porcelain Creations by Nathalie Derouet

A set of astonishing creations by French artist Nathalie Dérouet. I’m not one to bring across many artistic works, as I’m quite a functional individual and don’t admire a gallery setting for a number of reasons, but often I find myself taking inspiration from forms in this category (even if it be from a distance). These porcelain pieces are exceptional and quite architectural, smooth exteriors like walls, reminding me of the surfaces that some of …

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Works by Verónica Jaramillo’s Ceramic Workshop

I’ve been on a serious hunt for some ceramics over the past week or so. I didn’t want to settle for something of lesser quality, that’s not my style, and it wasn’t really on my list to pull a selection from Japan again since I’ve turned to there a lot lately in search of inspiration. So I took an indirect route and discovered these creations made by Verónica Jaramillo’s ceramic workshop in …

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Artists and Works at Katakuchi-Ya

Easy breezy on the ceramics front, I’ve been holding onto a stack of artists and creatives that I wanted to highlight over the next coming weeks. This specific site and work that I’m highlighting today could have given me many options but I decided that since I’ve got quite a variety on the go I’d showcase a round up, plus a few of the images were a mixed bag in size so I had to narrow down my selection. But I’m sure you guys and girls …

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Cups, Pots and Bowls by Ryoma Matsubara

Some beautiful cups, pots and bowls that I found whilst browsing a favourite around here, kurasukoto.com in Japan. They’ve always got an interesting selection of ceramics, textiles and cutlery, so as you can imagine I’m constantly looking that way for inspiration and they rarely disappoint, this time bringing over a range of imagery by creative Ryoma Matsubara. Ryoma was born in the Oita prefecture in 1975 and now …

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Circular Ceramic Sculptures by Matthew Chambers

Pottery and ceramics is a frequent subject at the moment on the blog, for some unknown reason we both seem to be bumping into a lot of great stuff in this department. Today I came across the work of Matthew Chambers, although I have to warn you before we start, or as you’ve probably noticed already, this stuff is extremely different to your usual ceramic work and could be placed more in …

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