Stone Cut – A Short Film on Sculptor Etsuro Sotoo by David Cerqueiro
Who doesn’t like a good short film? I came across this stunning piece by Director David Cerqueiro for NOWNESS titled ‘Stone Cut’ that gives us the rare insight in to the lie of sculptor Etsuro Sotoo. Hi work is certainly rare; working on the unfinished masterpiece Basilca Sagrada F
Shinya and the Shokunin – Short Film on a Japanese Maker by Boyter & Pope
Thanks to the tone in this short documentary piece by Boyter & Pope they were really able to capture the urgency needed to protect the different crafts that are slowly dwindling in Japan.
Frozen Flowers – Sculpture by Japanese Designer & Artist Azuma Makoto
This project by Japanese designer Azuma Makoto has him experiment with the great outdoors, taking his flower arranging to the snowy plains of Hokkaido in Japan to create a sculpture.
The Scent of Sakai – A Series on Japanese Craftsmen by Filmmaker Edwin Lee
This short video series by Edwin Lee focuses on Japanese craftsmen, which this particular piece on craftsman Kinzaburo Kitamura who makes incense sticks and fragrances in Osaka, Japan.
The Papermaker – A Short Film on German Craftsman Gangolf Ulbricht
Gangolf Ulbricht is one of the last makers left in Europe producing paper by hand. This short film gives us a glimpse inside his studio in Berlin where he talks about the craft and his work.
Creators of Tomorrow – Short Film on Designer Germans Ermics for Frame
Germans Ermics, a Latvian designer currently based in Amsterdam, recently collaborated with Frame to make a short film that explores his use of glass to make unique pieces of furniture.
The Nature of Things – A Personal Portrait of Asahiyaki in Kyoto by Robert Wiezorek
Robert Wiezorek is a German filmmaker who undertook the project of documenting the work of a traditional pottery workshop called Asahiyaki in Uji, a city just south of Kyoto in Japan.
A Life’s Work – Portrait of Master Woodturner Steven Kennard
A selection of short documentaries that follow six master makers, exploring their craft, their process and their lives. This particular film showcases the working life of woodturner Steven Kennard.
Nakashima ‘The Soul of a Tree’ from Art House Documentary
This segment from the documentary named ‘Art House’ by Don Freeman focuses specifically on the Nakashima studio and their furniture. How does "spirituality" add value to these pieces?
Takeshi Yasuda, Made in China
The film itself shows Japanese potter Takeshi Yasuda inside his studio, where we get to see him working and follow him through the streets of the Porcelain capital of the world, Jingdezhen in China.
Souls of Zen – Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan
I'm not the sort to discuss movies that require payment, I tend to have a preference towards films that are free for all to view. No matter your background or financial situation we can all take something from the experience. But like everything in life, we do have to support these creatives and giv
Yesterday morning I watched Glas for possibly the tenth time (I know, only ten!). This short video was made by master film maker Bert Haanstra, in which it received a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal