Ceramics by Chikako Kojima

The thing about any category of design is the fact that you can’t just stroll up and start making, well you can but not with any real authority. Any maker with substance has a particular aesthetic or concept that they follow, and this is possibly the thing you can’t “learn”, it’s something that happens through the hands and fingers of the craftsman. Natural Subtleties are something that I’m always looking for when I view works, and is something …

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Masahiro Mori and His Ceramic Design, The Open Archives

I’ve been educating myself on Masahiro Mori and his life’s work, it’s very inspiring to read about an individual like Masahiro as he’s probably one of the best that ever lived in his particular field. If you’re from Japan Mr Mori won’t need any introduction at all, for those Europeans or Americans out there who may not have seen his name before you’ve definitely come across the forms as they’re quite …

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Series of Ceramics by Mary Kay Botkins

I thought I’d come through with a little ceramic work this afternoon to compliment what we’ve already curated so far this week. So once again I scoured around the various creative networks to see what I could come up with and I landed upon the page of Mary Kay Botkins, who I have to admit I’m not all that familiar with. Based in East Dundee, Iiinois Mary is a potter who creates some quite fascinating objects that are designed for function, yet take …

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Creative Imagery from Potter Yoshiyuki Shimizu

I love seeing imagery of creatives and artists at work, so when I stumbled across this fantastic looking set featuring Japanese potter Yoshiyuki Shimizu I had to pull it over for all of you to enjoy. Wonderful originality in the photography and I think all these of these do a great job at conveying his work. For example, you can see him above using a wooden kick wheel to make his beautiful pots …

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Objects by Ceramic Studio Vitrified

It’s always a joy discovering new companies who have the same aesthetic as us, although you’d think we would be into anything ‘minimal’ or ‘modern’ that’s not really the case. It’s a lot more complicated than that and we seem to be getting very particular about the substance behind a project or business. What gets me is the character and quirkiness of an object, for example a lot of the craft stuff that I’ve been showcasing lately has …

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Collection of Ceramics by Olen Hsu

After a good couple of hours learning on the wheel myself last night I’ve got a lot of admiration for todays entry into our daily content, American creative Olen Hsu who’s somewhat of a master of the art. His works embody a subtle quietness of form which are given a gentle measure of personality in his polished glazes, I think these add real character. He aims to recreate textures such as shell, bone, water or skin with a suggestion …

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Ceramics by Edmund de Waal

As I’m sure you can imagine mixing into different creative groups is very important to us, it gives us a fresh perspective in terms of the content we’re producing and it unearths new individuals making things that we didn’t previously know existed. I’m always open to taking on others suggestions and ideas, so when somebody suggests a name or website worth investigating curiosity takes over. Unfortunately the reality is that the majority …

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Ceramics by Virginie Besengez

I thought we’d head to France today in search of a little creative inspiration, visiting the work of Virginie Besengez, a ceramic artist based in the idyllic setting that is Wambrechies, which can be found on the map just north of Lille. As an artist Virginie has been known to dabble in both porcelain and stoneware, with her clean and contemporary white vessels providing a nice contrast to those of a more rustic and primitive nature. This is perh …

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Ceramics by Louisa Taylor

I thought I’d bring some ceramics into the fold today as I’ve been admiring the work of English designer Louisa Taylor and her dainty porcelain creations. I think the finest compliment I can pay Louisa is that her works remind me an awful lot of the understated beauty found within Gwyn Hanssen Pigott’s works who is somewhat of a master of the art in my eyes. I really loved Louisa’s subtle approach to colour in these pieces her glazes …

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Found Objects by Katy Krantz

Whilst the office is quickly becoming overrun by small handcrafted miscellaneous objects it felt quite appropriate to highlight the work of ceramic artist and teacher Katy Krantz. This collection I’m highlighting today, which is titled “Found Objects”, has been curated from the offcuts and unused material from around Katy’s studio which she has created into quirky objects packed full of character and charm. This series in fact made up an …

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Short Film on Gustavo Perez

It’s almost two weeks to the day now that I brought across the collection of Mexican ceramic artist Gustavo Perez so it was quite a welcome coincidence to see him pop up again today in this delightful short film. The last piece I posted on Gustavo was centred around the exhibition currently taking place at Erskine Hall and Coe gallery in London, in contrast to today where this project highlights Mr Perez getting his hands …

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Set of Ceramics by Maria Kristofersson

It’s hard to grumble at a little Nordic inspiration to start the week off so I’ve brought across the work of Swedish creative Maria Kristofersson as I really enjoyed browsing over her ceramic collection this weekend. Maria is often noted for her rugged yet quirky creations that hold quite an individual aesthetic. It’s evident that although Maria tends to work in conventional forms crafting bowls, plates and various vessels she does …

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