Manos, Pottery Studio by Oscar Liedgren

This post is a case of one project leading to another as we return to talented Swedish filmmaker Oscar Liegren and his latest short film which features Potter Karin Eriksson in her studio. Many of you enjoyed Oscar’s previous piece we shared on Kiki, the Japanese design store in Stockholm, so I decided to keep a close eye on the filmmaker which luckily paid dividends today. It’s been a little while since we’ve featured a pottery based film …

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The Art of Making by Heath Ceramics

I always seem to be landing on the Heath Ceramics webpage so why it’s taken me this long to bring across an article from them is a little beyond me. There’s no time like the present to resurrect this however which is why I’ve raided their “Art of Making” section as a little nod to the work that they’ve been doing since 1948 would you believe. Not only do Heath produce some mind-blowing pottery and ceramics they’re really open to shar …

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Short Film on Sculptor Lance Dooley

Late last night I really enjoyed watching this filmed piece which introduces American artist and sculptor Lance Dooley, so I promised myself that come the morning I would return to it and share this with everyone here. The artist himself is somewhat of a traveller and you can tell this has had a massive impact on the way he looks at the world, and equally the vision he has in his artistic pursuits. After graduating from …

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Works from the Otani Pottery Studio, Japan

Some lovely imagery from the Otani Pottery Studio, a website that I stumbled across this morning on my travels, very pure and simple, it was a perfect way to start my day. The Otani studio was actually founded by husband and wife team Tetsuya and Momoko Otani in 2008. It’s located in Shigaraki, one of the 6 oldest pottery sites in Japan, they live in the middle of the mountains with their 3 daughters, 2 cats and 1 dog …

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Short Film by Yuki Kokubo

I don’t know if anyone else finds this but Friday always seems to be quite a reflective day for me, a chance to look back on the weeks work and reestablish where things are going for the next week ahead. So being Friday I thought I’d bring across a little documentary style film which is quite reflective in it’s nature, as it follows the lives of two Japanese potters who are dealing with life after the terrible natural disasters …

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A Selection of Pottery by Marguerite Wildenhain

I’ve become very much intrigued by the Bauhaus and how it all started, over time this has helped me discover some interesting places on the internet, one of those being a small design and art blogspot that goes by the name of MONDOBLOGO. I found a great article on there which showcased some of the “women of the Bauhaus”, this led me onto exploring the tory behind these creatives. So when I went hunting for inform …

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Pottery by Watanabe Takayuki

Today we revisit some pottery, this time the works of Japanese craftsman and creative Watanabe Takayuki based in Izu, Shizuoka. We’ve talked about our love for this expressive art many times before and I guess this set inspired me thanks to photographer Nazara Lázaro who’s been taking pictures for Watanabe in Japan. I found it fascinating to hear that Nazara has been living in a zen monastery, 180 kilometers from Kyoto, at …

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